Blackmagic Camera Update 2.6 Adds Viewfinder Support for URSA Cameras

Blackmagic Design released today Camera Update 2.6 which adds Viewfinder support for all Blackmagic URSA Cameras including the upcoming URSA Mini cameras. Also, the company tweeted earlier today that shipping has commenced on the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder.


This update may not be adding a huge amount of new features as we've been accustomed to seeing from prior Blackmagic firmware updates in the past, however it is quite significant as it signals the imminent shipping of the Viewfinder and hopefully the new URSA Mini cameras.

See more details on the firmware update below.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 2.6

Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder

  • Support for the new URSA Viewfinder

Blackmagic URSA

  • Adds support for the URSA Viewfinder
  • Add option to display timecode input by tapping on the timecode display
  • Performance enhancements and improvements

Blackmagic Studio Camera

  • No changes

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K

  • No changes

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

  • No changes

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • No changes

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • No changes

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • Thunderbolt port for UltraScope and Media Express when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • A suitable Thunderbolt port when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Installing Blackmagic Camera Utility Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall Camera Setup" first.

After loading the software on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behaviour. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation. The Blackmagic Camera Installer package installs:

  • Blackmagic Camera Setup
  • Uninstall Blackmagic Camera Setup
  • Blackmagic Media Express
  • Blackmagic UltraScope
  • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

You can download Camera Update 2.6 here.


For those unfamiliar with the features of the new URSA Viewfinder see the features below.

  • Perfect match for Blackmagic URSA digital film cameras
  • High resolution 1920 x 1080 colour OLED display matched with precision glass optics
  • Adjustable diopter
  • Built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time
  • URSA Viewfinder is adjustable so it can be used on both the left or the right eye
  • Built in record light

The new Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is fully compatible with the new URSA Mini 4.6K EF and PL mounts, as well as the original URSA 4K camera. Manufactured from high quality materials and featuring an SDI connection, power is drawn from a standard 4-pin XLR.

Also to add more good news to the mix, Blackmagic Design also tweeted that the Viewfinder is actually shipping! Huge news for all URSA owners and would be owners.

For all your Blackmagic requirements get in touch with us on 0208 977 1222 or visit our Blackmagic Design page here.