FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) has announced the Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast G2 professional broadcast camera featuring a 6K digital film sensor that helps bring digital film quality to both traditional and online broadcasters. The 6,144-by-3,456 sensor provides strong low-light performance, with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB, as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. The Ursa Broadcast G2 uses common file formats, such as H.265, Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW, and features Blackmagic’s generation 5 color science, as well as a USB-C expansion port for external disk recording. In addition, the company is including the full DaVinci Resolve Studio package with its purchase price of $3,995.
The camera’s three-in-one design allows it to work as a 4K production camera, a 4K studio camera or a 6K digital film camera. It uses the lenses and batteries that customers already own, making integration seamless. Customers can record to common SD cards, UHS-II cards, CFast 2.0 cards or external USB disks. Files are then compatible with all video software and broadcast media management systems. Customers can even change the lens mount. When using B4 lenses, customers get a 4K window of the sensor for Ultra HD broadcast use. If customers change to a PL or EF lens mount, they can use the full 6K resolution of the sensor for digital film.
Strong low-light performance allows users to shoot in ambient light or even under moonlight. High-quality, neutral-density (ND) filters let customers quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. A shoulder-mount kit, V-Lock battery plate and top handle are included with the Ursa Broadcast G2 so customers won't need to purchase anything extra. Buyers also get a spare EF lens mount if they don't own a B4 lens and would like to start out using a photography lens. Customers can add the optional Blackmagic Ursa Viewfinder, or for live production, customers can add a Blackmagic Ursa Studio Viewfinder. There's also an optional fiber converter that can power the camera from 2km away via the single SMPTE fiber. For long-duration recording, the Ursa Mini Recorder gives the option to record to external SSDs.