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URSA Studio Viewfinder

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URSA Studio Viewfinder

Professional 7" Studio Viewfinder for URSA Mini

Product Code: BMD-CINECAMURSANSVF

Suggested Retail Price £1,625+VAT

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Kit List

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  • Turn URSA Mini into the ultimate live camera with a professional 7 inch studio viewfinder
  • In the Studio or On Location: Comfortably work for hours on long events
  • Designed for Live Production: Easy to position, adjust and control while live on air
  • Framing Guides: Completely customizable guides and cursors
  • SDI Video Input: 1 x HD/Ultra HD 3G-SDI via BNC
  • Power Input: 1 x 4 pin XLR 12V
  • Screen Dimensions: 7" 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • Screen Type: 7" IPS LCD
  • Computer Interface: 1 x USB type C connector for initial setup and software updates via Blackmagic Camera Setup software

Warranty

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Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
Turn your URSA Mini into the ultimate live production camera.

Now you can turn URSA Mini into a professional live production camera by adding the all new URSA Studio Viewfinder. Unlike traditional studio cameras which are based on simple video imaging technology, URSA Mini is a true digital film camera combined with full professional studio camera features. You get talkback, tally and remote camera control, plus you can add the amazing Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder to get a professional studio camera user interface. The studio viewfinder features a bright 7” screen that features a large easily viewable tally light, control knobs, large grab handles, sun shade, variable tension articulated mount and more.

In the Studio or On Location
Comfortably work for hours on long events.

Operating a camera at live concerts, sports, and other long events is hard if you have to look through a traditional eyepiece for hours on end. The URSA Studio Viewfinder has a large bright display with grab handles and external controls that make it easy to stand behind the camera and comfortably follow the action for extended periods of time. The URSA Studio Viewfinder features integrated dials and buttons that let you adjust settings without having to take your eyes off of the action, plus it includes tally lights and drop in acetate numbers so it’s always easy to identify which camera is live.

Designed for Live Production
Easy to position, adjust and control while live on air.

Designed for professional live production, the URSA Studio Viewfinder features large handles and variable tension articulated mounting that allow you to adjust the position and angle of the viewfinder without moving the camera. It connects directly to the SDI and power outputs on your URSA Mini, making installation simple. The large 7" screen includes a detachable sunshade so you can use it day or night, and the tactile control dials and customizable function buttons let you make adjustments on the fly so you don’t have to touch the screen or look away.

Control at Your Fingertips
Never take your eyes off of the action.

The URSA Studio Viewfinder features tactile controls that allow you to quickly display critical framing and focus overlays, change settings and more. A menu dial allows you to fly through options and also dial in which part of the picture is magnified so you can check detail and focus. You can also adjust the viewfinder’s brightness, contrast and focus peaking using the dedicated knobs on the right side of the screen. Plus, there are three customizable buttons that can be used to display zebra, false color, edge focus detection, luminance waveform, custom LUTs and more right at your fingertips.

Framing Guides
Completely customizable guides and cursors.

Frame guides are an essential function for every viewfinder, especially during live production where graphics and other elements are going to be keyed downstream. The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder framing guides can show you where a lower third, graphic, logo or ticker will appear so you can accurately compose and frame shots. You can create up to three black or white custom cursors that can have variable height, width and position, making it easy to match the location for all the graphics that will be added live or during later broadcast.

Advanced SDI Control Protocol
Get talkback, tally, camera control and more over SDI

The Blackmagic Video Device Embedded Control Protocol is an advanced open communication protocol that takes advantage of blanking space in the SDI data stream to add talkback, tally and other camera control information direct to the camera via the program return feed. ATEM Switchers support and broadcast this protocol to all the cameras from all outputs on the switcher so you can remote control all your cameras and change settings, balance color, adjust focus and more. That means you don't need expensive, external and complicated systems from other companies. The Blackmagic control protocol is an open standard and is supported by multiple manufacturers, plus its also documented in the ATEM switcher manual. That means anyone can create custom solutions that are compatible with switchers, cameras and more from Blackmagic Design.

Built In Tally
Always know which camera is on air.

The back of the Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder features a large tally light that illuminates red for on-air, green for preview, and orange for ISO recording. As the director cuts between cameras on the ATEM switcher, tally information is sent back to the camera over SDI so the light is lit when the camera is on the air. In addition, the URSA Studio Viewfinder also includes clip-on transparent camera numbers that attach to the tally light, making it easy to see camera numbers from up to 20 feet away.

Nottingham Trent University’s 4K Newsroom Upgrade

Nottingham Trent University named “University of the Year 2019” chose the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast 4K studio camera system to update its studio facilities at its Centre for Broadcast Journalism.

CINE Kits: URSA Mini Pro G2

The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro G2 has proven to be a popular choice for professionals. This is mainly due to its high specification that's usually only reserved for cameras costing much more. Its popularity means that manufacturers are quick off the mark in developing compatible and complimentary products to extend the functionality and convenience of the camera. Here's a selection of add-ons to consider when purchasing the camera.

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.6

New features for SMPTE Fiber Converters.

  • Add sidetone adjustment on intercom 1 and 2.
  • Add ability to enable phantom power on intercom 1 and 2.
  • Add Level A and B option for down converted 12G program return.
  • Add ability to lock to bi-level reference.
  • Added passthrough of HDR payload IDs.
  • Improved iris control from 12G SDI signals.
  • Improved reference timing accuracy and stability.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K

  • Fixed issue with some Bluetooth commands not responding.

No new features in 6.9.6 for other camera models.

What’s new in Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 2

  • Added support for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K.
  • Added support for dual card recording.
  • Updated to Blackmagic Color Science Gen 5.
  • Added additional ISO support for URSA Mini Pro G1.
  • Added support for Blackmagic RAW 2.0 on Windows.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.5

New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K.

  • Improved metadata support for ATEM Mini Pro
  • Added support for manual iris ring control on some Panasonic Leica lenses

No new features in 6.9.5 for other camera models.

What’s new in Blackmagic RAW 1.8
  • Added support for Sigma fp Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.4

New features for original URSA Mini Pro G1 model.

  • Updated this release to fix highlights issue.
  • Add language localization support.
  • Add slider and 1/3rd stop increments when adjusting ISO.
  • Add common off-speed frame rate options above slider.
  • Add ability to embed custom LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips.
  • Add sidetone level adjustment.
  • Add improved ballistics and scaling of audio meters.
  • Add choice of -18 or -20dB reference levels for audio meters.
  • Add ability to remap the HFR button.
  • Add ability to disable function and HFR buttons.
  • Add ability to remap VTR and Ret buttons on B4 lenses.
  • Add quick media switching from the heads up display.
  • Add support for HDR metadata in SDI output.
  • Add 'LUT' icon to status text overlays.
  • Add 'PRE' icon to status text overlays for preset timecode.
  • Add 2:1, 1:1 and 4:5 monitoring frame guides.
  • Add customizable frame guides.
  • Add ability to lock timecode to SDI Input.
  • Retain jam synced timecode after power cycle.
  • Improved jam sync timecode accuracy after playback.
  • Improved stability when using external or program reference.
  • Improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs.
  • Improved accuracy of status text on SDI outputs.
  • Improved ND filter status text.
  • Improved auto exposure speed and performance.
  • Improved media formatting user interface.

No new features in 6.9.4 for other camera models.

What’s new in Blackmagic RAW 1.7
  • Added support for Panasonic EVA1 Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.
  • Added support for Canon EOS C300 Mark II Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.
  • Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro plugin general performance and stability improvements.

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