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Blackmagic Design URSA (EF Mount)


The World's First User Upgradeable Digital Cinema Camera with EF Lens Mount
  • 4K Super 35 mm sized sensor
  • Wide 12 stops of dynamic range
  • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders
  • Supports Ultra HD and 1080 HD resolution capture
  • Support for ProRes HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy recording

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Exc VAT Price £3,725.10
Inc VAT Price £4,470.12

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The Blackmagic URSA is the World's First User Upgradeable Digital Cinema Camera with EF Lens Mount and 4K Super 35 Sensor with Global Shutter.

The Blackmagic URSA, is a high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders.

Because the sensor and lens mount assembly can be changed, you can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast video sensor with B4 mount. This means you can upgrade to the latest sensor technology in the future and keep your investment in the camera body!

Blackmagic URSA EF Key Features

  • Large high resolution 4K Super 35 mm sized sensor with superior handing of image detail
  • Professional global shutter for smooth pans and image motion
  • Wide 12 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look
  • Compatible with extremely high quality PL or EF mount lenses
  • User upgradable design allows customers to upgrade and change the sensor and lens mount
  • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software, such as Apple ProRes and compressed CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats
  • Support for ProRes HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy recording at resolutions up to Ultra HD
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 6G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, 6G-SDI monitoring input, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
  • Built in stereo microphones for recording sound
  • Separate built in LCD monitors for camera settings and metadata entry. Large 10 inch screen folds out for full resolution HD monitoring with wide viewing angle and high brightness
  • Supports Ultra HD and 1080 HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 up to 60 fps
  • Features liquid cooling system allowing higher frame rates when future sensors support this feature
  • Supports quick release tripod mounts and adding V-Mount and Anton/Bauer mount battery plates
  • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve
  • Camera Features
    Sensor Size22mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
    FocusFocus button turns on peaking
    ControlsOn screen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
    Raw Resolution12-bit RAW files recorded at 4000 x 2160
    Shooting Resolution4K RAW at 4000 x 2160
    ProRes at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080
    Frame Rates4K RAW at 4000 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    Ultra HD 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    HD 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    Iris ControlCompatible with manually operated PL mount lenses
    MicrophoneIntegrated mono microphone
    Dynamic Range12 stops
    Screen Dimensions5" and 800 x 480 resolution
    Screen TypeIntegrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
    SpeakerIntegrated mono speaker
    Mounting Options3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mountin points on top of camera
    1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin
    Lens MountPL mount for manually operated lens with manual iris control
    Metadata SupportAutomatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames, and keywords

    Storage Features
    Storage TypeRemovable 2.5” SSD

    Please refer to either the Manual or the Information Note at for compatible media
    Storage FormatMac OS Extended or exFAT format. SSDs can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended.
    Storage Rates4000 x 2160
    CinemaDNG RAW - 265 MB/s 3840 x 2160
    Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
    Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
    Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
    Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s 1920 x 1080
    Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
    Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
    Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
    Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
    Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
    Recording FormatsLossless CinemaDNG RAW with film dynamic range at 4000 x 2160. Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 10-bit YUV with either film or video dynamic range.

    SDI Video Output1 x 6G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video dynamic range.
    Analog Audio Input2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
    Analog Audio Output1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
    SDI Audio Output2 channels 48 kHz and 24-bit.
    Remote Control1 x 2.5mm LANC for Record Start and Stop.
    Computer InterfaceThunderbolt port for waveform monitoring of 1080 HD video, and capture of Ultra HD and 1080 HD video. USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration.

    SDI ComplianceSMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M Level B , Draft SMPTE 2081-1.
    SDI Audio Sampling48 kHz and 24-bit

    Software IncludedDaVinci Resolve Studio grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic Camera Setup for Mac OS X and Windows
    Blackmagic UltraScope. Blackmagic Media Express software. Disk Speed Test.
    Software ApplicationsDaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Pro Tools, UltraScope, Media Express, Disk Speed Test.

    Operating Systems
    IOSMac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
    WindowsWindows 8.1 or Windows 10.

    Power Requirements
    PowerIntegrated Lithium-Ion Polymer rechargeable battery
    11V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
    External Power12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
    Battery LifeApproximately 90 minutes.
    Battery Charge TimeApproximately 2 hours when not in use.

    Environmental Specifications
    Operating Temperature0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
    Storage Temperature-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    Relative Humidity0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Blackmagic URSA EF
  • Active EF Mount turret
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • 12V AC Adapter
  • Tripod mounting plate adapter
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and dongle
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