Blackmagic Design silently introduced the brand new Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast G2 in a single day. It includes a new Tremendous 35mm sensor, new recording codecs and Blackmagic’s Gen 5 coloration science.
The earlier URSA Broadcast most likely wasn’t as common as the primary URSA Mini Professional collection, however now Blackmagic Design gave it fairly an enormous improve.
The brand new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 now includes a 6K Tremendous 35mm sensor. Together with 2/3″ B4 lenses it may be used for UHD and HD productions.
The sensor has a claimed dynamic vary of 13 stops. The twin native ISO at 400 and 3200 permits clear low-light pictures with a most ISO of 25.600 (+36db).
I don’t know if that sounds much like you, however the specs match with the 6K sensor from the Blackmagic Pocket 6K and 6K Professional.
That’s nice information, mixed with the Gen 5 coloration science, which is now supported, it delivers a high-resolution picture with good colours.
H.265 assist for lengthy recordings
The earlier URSA Broadcast was in a position to file in flavors of DNxHD, ProRes, and Blackmagic RAW (with an replace). The brand new G2 ditched the DNxHD codec and as an alternative helps 10-bit H.265 codecs, nice for protecting file measurement small. As this digicam is made for stay manufacturing and broadcast workflows, lengthy recording occasions with extremely compressed codecs will save a number of space for storing. As a result of when you file a 4-hour stay stream in ProRes 422 HQ, you will have numerous free gigabytes.
As with the Pocket collection and the Ursa Mini Professional 4.6K G2 and 12K, BMD added assist for recording on exterior drives through USB-C.
If 2/3″ B4 lenses aren’t the specified alternative, you’ll be able to swap the B4 mount for an EF, F, or PL mount and use the complete 6K decision of the S35 sensor.
The URSA Broadcast G2 nonetheless options three built-in ND filters, twin CFast 2.0, and twin SD UHS-II card slots. The URSA kind issue and person interface are intuitive and by now well-known. It’s suitable with earlier equipment just like the Digital camera Fiber converter, shoulder rig, or URSA Studio Viewfinder.
Talking of the Viewfinder, Blackmagic Design additionally launched an up to date model with a 2000 nits 7-inch show. This permits for outside use in brilliant gentle situations. It includes a V-Lock quick-mount system for shortly attaching the viewfinder to the digicam. Different features like RGB tally gentle, SDI, and XLR connectors to the digicam have stayed the identical. The Viewfinder G2 is on the market for $1,495.
To high it off, BMD additionally launched a brand new household of Micro Converter 12G fashions, which characteristic 3D LUTs, and extra SD, HD, and UHD video codecs. Discover out extra about them on their website.
URSA Broadcast G2 pricing & conclusion
The digicam shall be out there for 3,995$. This it fills the hole between the URSA Mini Professional 12K, which was just lately diminished to $5,995, and the cheaper Pocket 6K Professional ($2,495) and Studio Digital camera 4K Professional ($1,795).
It’s fairly attention-grabbing what Blackmagic did right here. It options specs already seen earlier than in BMD’s cameras. It appears like a Pocket 6K Professional in a URSA physique with further broadcast options. However because it’s cheaper than the URSA Mini Professional collection, it’d attraction to broadcast customers who desire a larger sensor with the choice of utilizing EF lenses.
Discover out extra about this digicam and the brand new viewfinder G2 on Blackmagic Design’s web site: Blackmagic Design
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