Blackmagic Design has announced a new broadcast camera, the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2, which is available now.
It combines the best of digital film and traditional broadcast technologies into one, compelling camera.
Blackmagic Design says its 6K digital film sensor (6144 x 3456) provides exceptional low light performance with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB as plus 13 stops of dynamic range.
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 also includes H.265 and Blackmagic RAW file formats, Blackmagic generation 5 colour science, as well as a USB-C expansion port for external disk recording and much more.
URSA Broadcast G2 features an interchangeable lens mount to allow easy swapping to the included B4 lens mount for an EF, PL or even F mount. It comes with a B4 mount already installed.
There’s also an EF mount included. This is great news because I’ll be able to use my photographic lenses.
Customers can also purchase optional PL and F mounts separately.
If users are shooting for digital film, the PL mount is best as it’s the most common lens mount for cinema lenses.
“Customers love the flexibility of the original URSA Broadcast and have been asking for a camera that also delivered the quality of digital film quality for broadcast use,” says Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO.
“We’ve listened and the new URSA Broadcast G2 means that customers now don’t have to choose between a broadcast focused camera design or digital film images. With URSA Broadcast G2, they get both!
“URSA Broadcast G2 can be used as a production camera, a studio camera or a digital film camera, so it’s really 3 cameras in 1.
“We think both traditional and online broadcast customers are going to really enjoy the creativity of being able to shoot Hollywood quality digital film.”
Availability and Price
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 is available now for $3,995 USD, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Broadcast UHD v FHD
The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 gives broadcasters the option to work seamlessly between 4K and 1080 resolutions.
The camera will scale the image sensor down to 1080 video standards.
As Blackmagic says .. the this helps broadcasters get stories on air fast, in HD or UHD.
When working in HD, the high resolution sensor allows sub pixel image processing for superior anti-aliasing and sharp images.
Zoom and Focus
The optional zoom and focus demands allow customers to use photographic lenses for live production. The focus and zoom demands have USB-C connections so they control the lens via the camera’s electronic lens control. Each zoom and focus demand has 2 USB-C ports, so broadcasters can daisy chain them then connect to the camera with a single USB connection.