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Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Camera (B4)

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4 Day Rental Price:

$258.00

Shipping
Included*

*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The Blackmagic Design Ursa Broadcast (B4) is an affordable, high-quality, 4K camera based on the B4 / 2/3 sensor broadcast system. Key features include:

  • UHD 4K sensor capable of recording up to 60 fps

  • Designed for 4K 2/3-inch type sensor coverage when used with B4 mount and lenses

  • Records to CFast 2.0 or UHS-II SD media (not included)

  • Powered by Gold Mount batteries (not included)

An URSA Made for Broadcast. A couple small changes to the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K make the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast (B4) a broadcast-style camera with excellent video quality, an affordable price, and rare internal recording. The sensor is 2/3-inch and can record up to UHD 4K at 60 fps.

Professional Features. With the URSA Boadcast Camera (B4), you get a raft of external controls that eliminate menu diving for focus assist, frame rate, and exposure settings. There’s an exterior LCD that provides at-a-glance shooting data, a four-position ND filtration wheel (0/2/4/6-stops), and dual CFast 2.0 and SD memory card slots for recording less-intensive formats.

Compact Handheld Design. The URSA Mini Broadcast maintains the form factor of other URSA Mini cameras. The optional Blackmagic Design Shoulder Mount Kit and URSA Viewfinder make the camera even more versatile, allowing you to swap it from hand-held shooting to over-the-shoulder to a tripod with ease.

Touchscreen Controls. Despite its reduced size, the URSA Mini comes equipped with a five-inch folding monitor. Its touchscreen interface allows access to all menu functions, eliminating the hassle of menu-diving.

Anton Bauer Gold Mount. When you rent an URSA, it’ll come with an Anton Bauer Gold Mount battery plate pre-attached. We include one Anton Bauer Titon 90 Gold Mount battery and one Anton Bauer Twin 60 Charger. If you need additional batteries and chargers, you can rent them by following the above links.

Q & A

Does this rental include DaVinci Resolve?

  • Due to copyright, we can’t include DaVinci Resolve with rentals. You may download DaVinci Resolve for free here.

Will this camera work with any B4 lens?

  • Yes. Any B4 mount broadcast lens for 2/3-inch systems will mount to this camera. A broadcast lens control connector is also available for lens power and control of compatible lenses.

Are there any recording limitations with using SD memory?

  • Raw HD and 4K/30p ProRes can be recorded to UHS-II SD memory cards. You can find a list of manufacturer-recommended SD cards and formats they support here.

  • If you’re looking to record in higher resolutions and frame rates, you’ll need to use CFast 2.0 memory cards. You can find a list of manufacturer-recommended CFast 2.0 cards and formats they support here.

Brand

Blackmagic

Camera Type

Camcorder

Dimensions

8 × 8.2 × 5.8″

Dynamic Range

12 stops+

Effective Resolution

3840 × 2160

Frame Rates

23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

Inputs/Outputs

Video Inputs

  • 1x BNC (12G-SDI)
Video Outputs
  • 2x BNC (12G-SDI) clean output & monitor output

 

Item Type

Camera

Microphone

2x built-in cardioid microphones (-10dB pad and low-cut filter)

Mount

B4

Power Input

4-pin XLR input for external power supply or battery; 12-pin molex connector on rear battery plate

Power Output

12V output (4-pin XLR) for EVF; 12V regulated output 12-pin molex connector

Reference

Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode

Sensor Size

13.056mm x 7.344mm (2/3-inch)

Supported Standards

SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1; SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24-bit

USB

USB Type C for software updates

Weight

5.1 lbs.

AC Adapter - Blackmagic URSA XLR-4pin

Adapter - Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro B4 Lens Mount

Anton Bauer Gold Plate for Blackmagic URSA

Anton Bauer - Titon 90 Gold Mount Battery

Anton Bauer - Twin 60 Battery Charger

Cable - Blackmagic URSA Mini LANC

Camcorder - Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Camera

Charger - 3 Prong Universal Power Cord 6ft

Video Support - Blackmagic URSA Mini Side Handle