Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder

Professional 7" Studio Viewfinder for URSA Mini

Suggested List Price: £1,569+VAT

Product Code: BMD-CINECAMURSANSVF

Where to buy

Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Qty:

Other Viewfinders

Panasonic AG-CVF15

Panasonic AG-CVF15

Colour ViewFinder
Panasonic AU-VCVF10

Panasonic AU-VCVF10

OLED Viewfinder for Varicam LT
Panasonic AU-VCVF1G

Panasonic AU-VCVF1G

Electronic HD Colour Viewfinder for Varicam
SmallHD SideFinder

SmallHD SideFinder

Fully featured HD viewfinder with a flip-out 1080p display
Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder

Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder

High Resolution Viewfinder for URSA range

IBC 2016 - Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder

Richard Payne previews the new Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • 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

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.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.7

New Features for Micro Studio Camera 4K

  • Added 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60 format support.
  • Improved sensor exposure sensitivity by 2 stops.
  • Added new gain setting range which now goes from -12dB to +12dB. ATEM will need a new software update to access these new ranges via Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol.
  • Added RAW SDI output feature. Refer to the user manual for information about capturing and unpacking RAW SDI video.
  • Added support for PTZ communication on Expansion port via VISCA. Refer to the user manual for protocol details.
  • Added support for PTZ commands in the Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol.
  • Added preview tally support for the front tally light.
  • Added tally indication on the HDMI display overlay.
  • Added indication to the user that camera is genlocked on the HDMI display overlay.
  • Added option to change camera frame rate via S.Bus.
  • Added option to toggle auto focus via S.Bus.
  • Added option to toggle record via S.Bus for external recorders.
  • Added feature to pass through remote record commands as SDI and HDMI record triggers for external recorders.
  • New features for Micro Cinema Camera
  • Added record start/stop trigger on HDMI output.
  • Added HDMI timecode output support.
  • Added indication to the user that camera is genlocked in the HDMI display overlay.
  • Added option to change frame rate settings via S.Bus.
  • Added option to change codec settings via S.Bus.
  • Added option to toggle auto focus via S.Bus.
  • Fixed issue with a small vertical pixel offset between HDMI output and RAW recording on Micro Cinema Camera.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.5

  • New support for Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder.

New features for URSA Mini SSD Recorder

  • Added RAW & ProRes record capability to SSD Recorder.
  • Added playback capability from SSD Recorder.
  • Added SDI and SSD status LED indicators.
  • Added ability to use 1TB, 2TB and 4TB SSD’s.

New features for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Added user interface information for SSD Recorder in media status page.
  • Lowers SDI output latency to less than 1 frame for live production.
  • Lowers LCD monitoring latency.
  • Added Program Audio option for prioritising return audio in headset.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses.
  • Fixed focus control on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and USM lenses.
  • Fixed iris control on Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens.
  • Fixed bug where audio levels reset after power cycling.
  • Fixed bug where lens change was not recognised in metadata if powered off.
  • Updated URSA Mini Manual to include SSD Recorder and F Mount instructions.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.4

New features for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Enabled Bluetooth LE module in URSA Mini Pro.
  • Added pairing security passcode in URSA Mini Pro.
  • Added ability to control camera settings via Bluetooth.
  • Added ability to update metadata features via Bluetooth.
  • Added ability to control URSA Mini Pro’s DaVinci color corrector via Bluetooth.
  • Added ability to control camera’s lens via Bluetooth.
  • Added Bluetooth page in camera setup menu.
  • Added Preset record run timecode functionality.
  • Added automatic f-stop and T-stop detection for PL and B4 lenses.
  • Added iris, focus and zoom control for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens via EF mount.
  • Added record start/stop for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 with ZSG-C10 hand grip.
  • Added support for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens image stabilizer.
  • Improved lens functionality for EF, PL and B4 lenses.
  • Improved status LED functionality.
  • Improved slate functionality.
  • Fixed bug where focus peaking button did not function in playback.
  • Fixed bug where ProRes 422 color was misinterpreted in some applications.
  • Fixed bug where taking ‘Stills’ did not update used space in media status page.
  • Fixed bug where heads up display disappeared after turning off Color Bars.
  • Fixed bug where scaling on 4” display caused monitoring image artifacts.
  • Fixed user interface bug in media status page.
  • Fixed bug where XLR Phantom Power pad was displayed incorrectly.
  • Fixed bug where UI reported wrong power source when powering up unit.
  • Fixed bug where SD card icon did not appear on external status display.
  • Updated screen grabs and servo zoom lens information in URSA Mini Manual.

New features for URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K

  • Added safe area guides and false color options to heads up monitoring options.
  • Added automatic f-stop and T-stop detection for PL and B4 lenses.
  • Added iris control for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens via EF mount.
  • Added record start/stop for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 with ZSG-C10 hand grip.
  • Added support for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens image stabilizer.
  • Improved Zebras for URSA Mini 4K in low ISO’s when using Video dyanmic range.
  • Improved lens support for EF, PL and B4 lenses.
  • Improved slate functionality.
  • Improved Door LED functionality.
  • Fixed bug where ProRes 422 color was misinterpreted in some applications.
  • Updated screen grabs and servo zoom lens information in URSA Mini Manual.

New features for URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Fixed bug in where URSA Studio Viewfinder attempted update to invalid software version in Blackmagic Camera Setup utility. Current software for URSA Studio Viewfinder is Camera 4.1.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.3.1

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added support for Cinema DNG stills capture.
  • Fixed bug where grids appeared when enabling frame guides.
  • Fixed bug where headphones were detected when not plugged in.
  • Fixed bug where dropping into record after dropped frames did not work on first attempt.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

  • Improved low battery detection.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K

  • Improved low battery detection.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder