Blackmagic Design silently introduced the brand new Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast G2 in a single day. It encompasses a new Tremendous 35mm sensor, new recording codecs and Blackmagic’s Gen 5 coloration science.
The earlier URSA Broadcast most likely wasn’t as fashionable as the principle URSA Mini Professional collection, however now Blackmagic Design gave it fairly an enormous improve.
The brand new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 now encompasses 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 photographs 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 report 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 preserving file dimension small. As this digicam is made for dwell manufacturing and broadcast workflows, lengthy recording occasions with extremely compressed codecs will save plenty of cupboard space. As a result of should you report a 4-hour dwell stream in ProRes 422 HQ, you’ll need 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 by way of USB-C.
If 2/3″ B4 lenses aren’t the specified alternative, you may swap the B4 mount for an EF, F, or PL mount and use the total 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 consumer interface are intuitive and by now well-known. It’s suitable with earlier equipment just like the Digicam 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 enables for outside use in vibrant gentle situations. It encompasses a V-Lock quick-mount system for rapidly 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 out there for $1,495.
To high it off, BMD additionally launched a brand new household of Micro Converter 12G fashions, which characteristic 3D LUTs, and extra SD, HD, and UHD video codecs. Discover out extra about them on their website.
URSA Broadcast G2 pricing & conclusion
The digicam will likely be obtainable for 3,995$. This it fills the hole between the URSA Mini Professional 12K, which was not too long ago decreased to $5,995, and the cheaper Pocket 6K Professional ($2,495) and Studio Digicam 4K Professional ($1,795).
It’s fairly fascinating 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 extra broadcast options. However because it’s cheaper than the URSA Mini Professional collection, it’d enchantment 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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