Blackmagic Design Announces Two Next Generation Broadcast Cameras and Micro Converter 12G models4 min readReading Time: 3 minutes
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
The next-generation professional broadcast camera features a 6K digital film sensor that brings digital film quality to both traditional and online broadcasters. The advanced 6144 x 3456 digital film sensor provides exceptional low light performance with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB as well as 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 more.
The 3 cameras in 1 design allow it to work as a 4K production camera, a 4K studio camera or a 6K digital film camera. It’s a perfect solution for broadcasters as it uses the lenses and batteries customers already own. Customers can record to common SD cards, UHS-II cards, CFast 2.0 cards or external USB disks, using common file formats such as H.265, Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW. This means it’s compatible with all video software and broadcast media management systems. Customers can even change the lens mount.
Key features include:
– Native 6K sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range.
– Up to +36dB ISO for incredible low light performance.
– USB-C port allows recording directly to external disks.
– Includes Blackmagic generation 5 color science.
– Features incredible quality Blackmagic RAW recording.
– Optional focus and zoom demands for lens control.
– Compatible with new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder.
– Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.
Visit Blackmagic Design’s website for full details and specifications. The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 is available now for $3,995, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder G2
The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder G2 features a super bright 2,000 nit display, making it ideal for use in bright sunlight. The fully adjustable camera is based on a large 7-inch display and is perfect for tripod-mounted studio camera use, and includes a large tally light and easy to access controls.
Key features include:
– Integrated V-Lock mounting plate for quick setup.
– Super bright 2,000 nit, 7” display.
– Detachable metal sunshade.
– Large grip handles and variable tension pivot points.
– Physical dials, knobs and customizable function buttons.
– Large RGB LED tally indicator with clip on perspex camera numbers.
– Connects to SDI input and power from camera, so no extra cables or power supplies needed.
– Compatible with Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol for full control of camera functions.
Visit Blackmagic Design’s website for full details and specifications. The URSA Studio Viewfinder G2 is also available at a new lower price of $1,495, a reduction of $300 which will help to make it even more affordable for customers to combine URSA Studio Viewfinder with URSA Broadcast G2.
A New Family of Micro Converter 12G models
The new Micro Converter 12G models let customers use HDMI equipment with professional SDI systems. These new models feature custom hardware developed by Blackmagic Design and include features previously only found on high-end converters. Micro Converter 12G models include features such as 3D LUTs and more SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats.
Key features includes:
– Extremely small design for portable operation.
– Supports upgrading software via USB connection.
– Includes 3D LUT for monitoring on SDI to HDMI model.
– Includes support for HDR via SDI and HDMI.
– Supports 12G-SDI and HDMI timecode standards.
– Features 12G-SDI technology with built in SDI re-clocking.
– Includes camera control features for Blackmagic ATEM switchers.
– Supports all video standards in NTSC, PAL, 720 HD, 1080 HD and 2160 Ultra HD.
– Models can be purchased with or without power supply.
Visit Blackmagic Design’s website for full details and specifications. Micro Converter 12G models are available now from US$109, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.