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Blackmagic Design URSA (PL Mount)


The World's First User Upgradeable Digital Cinema Camera with PL Lens Mount
  • 3840 x 2160p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 10.1", 1080p Flip-Out LCD Screen
  • Dual 5" Touchscreens for Menu Access
  • Records CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes

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User upgradeable full size digital film camera with film industry PL lens mount and 4K Super 35 sensor with global shutter

Blackmagic URSA, is the world's first 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!


  • 3840 x 2160p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 10.1", 1080p Flip-Out LCD Screen
  • Dual 5" Touchscreens for Menu Access
  • Records CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes
  • 12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
  • 2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
  • LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
  • Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

  • Supports Diverse User Groups
    From solo camera operator up to full-scale productions. When used on jobs with a large crew, you can easily dress the camera with high quality cinema lenses, rods, follow focus, matte box, and more. If you're shooting solo, then the large fold out on-set monitor, built in scopes, and internal recorder means you don't need any extra on-set equipment because it's all built into the camera.

    Design By Department
    Each area of the camera has been divided into separate camera operator, camera assistant, and audio engineer work stations. The camera operator station features a large 10" fold out on-set monitor and separate 5 inch screen for settings, camera status, and scopes. The camera assist station features a separate screen for camera settings, status, and scopes. Finally, the audio station features audio meters, controls, and audio connections.

    Professional Design and Aluminum Construction
    URSA features an active cooling system with low noise fan that allows it to achieve higher frame rates for longer while keeping the chassis cool. The machined aluminum design is built to incredibly robust and has been engineered with the possibility it will be handled by lots of people in mind.

    Super 35-Sized Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
    The 4K resolution sensor uses a global shutter so that it will be free from the motion artifacts and flash banding experienced with rolling shutter sensors. It features a wide, 12 stop dynamic range to help ensure de

    Camera Features
    Sensor Size22mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
    Shooting Resolutions3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 4000 x 2160 RAW
    Frame Rates30 fps in RAW
    80 fps in RAW 3:1
    80 fps in ProRes HD or ProRes UHD
    Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported
    Dynamic Range12 stops
    Iris ControlManual
    Lens MountPL Mount
    Screen Dimensions1 x 10.1” - 1920 x 1200
    2 x 5” - 800 x 480
    Screen Type10.1” - TFT-LCD
    5” - Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
    MicrophoneIntegrated stereo microphone
    SpeakerIntegrated mono speaker
    Metadata SupportAutomatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
    ControlsTouchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push button controls for settings and navigating menus

    Storage Features
    Storage Rates4000 x 2160
    CinemaDNG RAW - 265MB/s
    CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 - 125 MB/s
    3840 x 2160
    Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 250 MB/s
    Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
    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 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
    Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
    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.
    Storage TypeCFast 2.0

    SDI Video Output1 x 12G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2. 1 x 3G-SDI down converted for external monitoring
    SDI Video Input1 x 12G-SDI
    Ref Input1 x BNC Reference Input
    Timecode Input1 x BNC Timecode Input
    Timecode Output1 x BNC Timecode Output
    Analog Audio Input2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support
    Analog Audio Output1/4” jack output for headphone monitoring
    SDI Audio Output2 channel
    Remote Control1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop
    Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates

    SDI ComplianceSMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1
    SDI Audio Sampling48 kHz and 24 bit

    Software IncludedDaVinci Resolve Studio grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
    Blackmagic Media Express software.
    Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.

    Power Requirements
    External Power Input1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use
    External Power Output1 x 12V output using 4-pin XLR for powering external accessories such as EVF
    PowerRear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or Gold Mount battery plates

    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 Design URSA 4K v1 Digital Cinema Camera (PL Mount)
  • PL Mount
  • Lens Port Dust Cap
  • 12V AC Adapter
  • DaVinci Resolve and Dongle
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Reviews