The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder features a large 7" high resolution screen and is perfect for camera operators working on live events at which they need to stand behind the camera and capture the action for hours on end. The all metal design is durable and features the highest quality variable tension mounting points available, as well as an articulated arm so the viewfinder can be raised, lowered, moved forward and backward. These mounting points can be set for the perfect amount of resistance so that customers can pan and tilt the viewfinder to whatever position they need.
This means camera operators can use the large viewfinder handles to move the camera completely independently of the viewfinder itself. This gives camera operators the ability to look directly into the viewfinder while the camera moves to follow the action.
The large RGB tally light on the rear of the monitor lights up red when the camera is on-air and orange for ISO recording. In addition, it includes customizable clip-on numbers that can be inserted for easy camera identification from up to 20 feet away.
When shooting a live event, it’s important to have physical buttons to quickly adjust settings on the fly. The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder features a physical dial, knobs and three customizable function buttons that let camera operators quickly adjust brightness, contrast, and peaking without having to hunt through menus while live on air. The customizable function buttons can be used for zoom, false color, edge focus detection, loading 3D LUTs and more.
The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder displays frame guides that can show the location of a lower third, graphic, logo or ticker so camera operators can accurately compose and frame shots. In addition to viewing the built in camera HDTV, 4:3, 2.4:1, 2.39:1, 1.85:1 and thirds frame guides, customers can also create up to three black or white custom cursors that can have variable height, width and position, making it easy to match the location for all the graphics that will be added live or during later broadcast. Frame guides are an essential function for every viewfinder, especially during live production where graphics and other elements are going to be keyed downstream.
When attached to URSA Mini, the camera sends information via the SDI connection to the viewfinder so customers can see the critical information they need such as recording status, camera settings, battery life and more while shooting.
The design of the Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder makes it familiar and easy to use for anyone that’s worked with other traditional studio cameras before, as the layout of the controls follows a familiar industry layout. The base of the viewfinder also features a standard V-lock bracket for mounting and detaching the monitor to the URSA Mini handle so it can be quickly set up and repositioned in seconds. This is especially important for camera operators at live events where they might need to set up the camera quickly or when they might want to quickly remove the viewfinder because the camera is going to be used with a shoulder mount.
Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder Features:
Compatible with Blackmagic Video Device Embedded Control Protocol for full control of camera functions such as talkback, tally, color correction, image detail, gains, all lens functions and much more
SDI Video Input
1 x HD/Ultra HD 3G-SDI via BNC.
1 x 4 pin XLR 12V.
7" 1920 x 1200 resolution.
7" IPS LCD.
1 x USB type C connector for initial setup and software updates via Blackmagic Camera Setup software.
SDI Video Standards
HD Format Support
720p50, 59.94, 60.
1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 .
1080i50, 59.94, 60.
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M 2084.
4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB.
REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
Multiple Rate support
SDI switches between 1.5 Gb/s HD and 3.0 Gb/s 60P HD.
Dial, knobs and customizable function buttons for settings, short cut features and navigating menus.
Built in grab handles for positioning the monitor independently from the camera.
Position Adjustment Options
Variable tension pivot points for articulated arm and grab handles with forward, backward, up, down, pan and tilt adjustments.
Quick release V-lock mounting bracket for attaching viewfinder to URSA Mini handle.
Large LED tally light with customizable perspex camera numbers.
Detects camera information embedded in the SDI signal including status information, frame guides, focus peaking, tally, and more.
On screen meters and status information including Camera ID, resolution, frames per second, shutter speed, gain, white balance, camera battery level, and more.
3D Lookup Table Support
LUT support for loading custom LUTs.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
12V power input via 4 pin XLR connected via URSA Mini 12v power output.
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing