Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast with Fujinon 8.5-170mm Lens, 2x Extender & Zoom/Focus Control

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Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast with Fujinon 8.5-170mm Lens, 2x Extender & Zoom/Focus Control
Key Features
  • URSA Broadcast UHD 4K Camera
  • Fujinon 8.5-170mm Zoom with 2x Extender
  • MS-01 Semi-Servo Rear Zoom/Focus Control
  • UHD 4K and 1080p up to 60 fps
This URSA Broadcast Camera Kit from B&H pairs the camera with the Fujinon 8.5-170mm ENG telephoto lens with 2x extender and the Fujinon semi-servo rear zoom and focus lens control. Together, these components provide a complete studio-style camera setup for single-operator control.
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Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera
  • 3Fujinon XA20sx8.5BERM-K3 ENG Lens
  • 4Fujinon MS-01 Rear Zoom and Focus Lens Control Kit for ENG/EFP Lenses

This URSA Broadcast Camera Kit from B&H pairs the camera with the Fujinon 8.5-170mm ENG telephoto lens with 2x extender and the Fujinon semi-servo rear zoom and focus lens control. Together, these components provide a complete studio-style camera setup for single-operator control.

Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera

The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is a field and studio production powerhouse. Featuring a native B4 mount for standard 2/3" broadcast lenses means that the URSA Broadcast will be at home on a studio sled behind a box lens just as much as it will be on the shoulder of a news coverage camera operator. The sensor itself features UHD 4K resolution which can facilitate native UHD recording or downscaled HD recording for productions that don't require the extra resolution. Video can be recorded to UHS-II SD cards or CFast 2.0 cards, with the latter capable of recording raw Cinema DNG files for further flexibility in post-production.

The camera really comes into its own when combined with the separately available URSA Mini Shoulder Kit and EVF. VCT-14 compatibility plus the ability to go shoulder-mounted when you need to is an important aspect of this camera. When shoulder-mounted, a connected B4 lens's grip and the EVF form points of contact for comfortable and stable shooting. Additionally, a 20-pin lens communication port allows for the URSA Broadcast to communicate with B4 lens servos.

The body itself is designed to be intuitive, with buttons and switches intelligently placed for muscle memory and on-the-fly adjustments. ISO/gain, shutter speed, and white balance are all available on classic toggle switches, while a traditional ND filter wheel lets you reduce the light hitting the sensor for full control over your image. Connections for audio in, video out, plus timecode/genlock input are available on industry-standard connectors, enabling them to interface with professional gear right out of the box.

When you're not in the thick of a shooting day, open the LCD screen to access the deeper camera menus and adjust global settings. While standard REC. 709 color is available for broadcast compatibility, extended video mode offers an optional look that has high contrast, yet takes advantage of the 12-stop dynamic range present in the sensor for smoother highlights without the washed-out look common in picture profiles with high dynamic ranges.

If you're setting up the URSA Broadcast for live studio production, separately available fiber converters and studio viewfinders are available. The fiber converter provides all the studio connectivity over a single fiber optic cable, with further adjustments and connections available on the converter itself. Even if your studio produces HD content, the URSA Broadcast only needs to be the first step towards a UHD workflow. When the rest of your studio is UHD-compatible, the URSA Broadcast will be ready for your next UHD production.

Two Cameras in One

The URSA Broadcast was designed to function equally well as a studio camera or as an ENG/EFP camcorder for both HD and UHD 4K productions. With the separately available shoulder-mount kit, the URSA Broadcast can slot into a studio sled or be used atop an operator's shoulder, ENG-style.

Standard Media and Formats

Media recorded by the URSA Broadcast should need no transcoding. Apple ProRes and Avid DNx can be recorded straight to UHS-II SD cards or CFast 2.0 cards. Just offload the media from the cards, and you can go straight to editing. You can even record lossless or compressed 12-bit CinemaDNG raw files for high-quality programming and post-production workflows. With dual slots for each media type, URSA Broadcast gives you the option for redundant or relay recording. When the first card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next card, so you can swap one card while continuing recording on the other.

B4 Lens Compatibility

While the 4K sensor used in the URSA Broadcast is larger than the familiar 2/3" type used with traditional B4 glass, a high-quality optical expander built into the mount enlarges the image circle for full sensor coverage. Many high-quality HD lenses can be used at resolutions well beyond HD, all the way up to 2.5K or 3K. Because B4 lenses are par-focal and have a very wide depth of field, the image stays in focus as you zoom in and out, so you don't need to chase focus as you shoot. That lets you work much faster because you don't need to change lenses or refocus between close-up, medium, and wide shots, which is perfect when you're following the action in fast-paced scenarios.

HD Downscaling

For productions only requiring HD resolutions, the 4K image coming off the sensor can be downscaled before recording for smooth 1080p or 1080i image rendering. Since the entire sensor is scanned, the full dynamic range of the sensor remains intact and no aliasing artifacts will be introduced.

Optical ND Filters

Spin the ND filter wheel to access 1/4, 1/6, and 1/64 ND filters. These filters are designed in accordance with the URSA Broadcast's sensor, ensuring minimal difference in colorimetry. The filters also block IR wavelengths to prevent IR pollution when reducing visible light with NDs. ND filter values can be displayed as either a fraction, ND value, or stop reduction on the LCD or in the separately available EVF.

Body Design

Like traditional broadcast cameras, the URSA Broadcast features familiar external mechanical switches and controls that give you direct access to the most important camera settings. The controls are laid out logically, making them easy to remember and locate by feel, so you can adjust settings without having to look at the buttons or take the camera off your shoulder. You also get a 4" foldout touchscreen for either monitoring or controlling the camera via software interface that provides full redundancy for all the external controls and camera functions. On the operator's side of the camera, a dedicated backlit LCD shows essential information, such as current shooting frame rate, shutter angle, aperture, white balance, gain, iris, battery level, and audio meters, at a glance. Additionally, full-sized standard connections for audio via XLR connectors, SDI via BNC connectors, and broadcast power input via a standard 4-pin XLR 12V DC connector are available.

Slow-Motion Recording

Whether you're shooting a sporting event or breaking news story, the URSA Broadcast has you covered for slow motion. To shoot slow-motion video, the camera records at higher frame rates and plays back at standard video frame rates. You can set up your preferred high-speed frame rate using the camera's on-screen menus, and then switch between standard sync speed and off-speed frame rates with the touch of a button on the side of the camera. URSA Broadcast can capture full-resolution Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second.

Built-In Audio Recording

URSA Broadcast has a high-quality microphone and professional audio recorder built-in so you don't have to bring a separate recorder. The built-in stereo microphone can be used for recording scratch audio, or you can connect professional microphones using the two XLR mic inputs. The XLR connections have 48V of switchable phantom power so you can plug in everything from shotguns to wireless clip-on mics. With two microphone inputs, you can record a reporter in the field wearing a lapel or handheld mic, while also capturing ambient sounds from the second input. You can also record the same microphone to both channels using different levels to avoid clipping from unexpected loud noises in the field. URSA Broadcast also features external knobs for adjusting levels and onscreen meters so you can trim audio levels even when shoulder-mounted.

Adaptable for Different Lenses

URSA Broadcast features an interchangeable lens mount so you can easily swap the included B4 lens mount for an EF, PL, or even F mount. That means if you're just starting out you can use low-cost, high-quality EF photographic lenses and then change to more expensive lenses when you're ready. Using an EF, PL, or F mount lens is a fantastic option when permanently rigging and mounting cameras in locked-off positions on set, so you don't tie up broadcast lenses for camera positions without operators. Because the lens mounts are easy to change, you can also quickly reconfigure cameras from job to job. URSA Broadcast comes with a B4 mount already installed, and you can also purchase optional PL, EF, and F mounts separately as needed.

Blackmagic OS

URSA Broadcast features the advanced Blackmagic OS with an intuitive user interface that lets you use simple tap and swipe gestures. Plus, you get many features from the URSA Mini digital film camera if you need to do more advanced programming work. You can set up the camera, enter metadata, and more. Plus, the software duplicates all the physical buttons and switches on the camera so you get full redundancy. The unique heads-up display puts commonly used functions at your fingertips so you can tap on a control and quickly adjust without having to navigate through complex menus. The digital slate makes entering metadata fast with its built-in dictionary, predictive text entry, and on-screen keyboard.

Flexible Power Options

Right off the bat, the URSA Broadcast features a 4-pin XLR industry-standard power connector that works from 12 to 20V for external power supplies and battery packs. The standard power connector also means it's easy to use the camera with existing power supplies and batteries. V-mount and Gold mount battery plates are available separately for compatibility with a wide array of batteries from different manufacturers.

Fujinon XA20sx8.5BERM-K3 ENG Lens

The Fujinon XA20sx8.5BERM-K3 ENG Lens is a 8.5-170mm lens, designed to provide 2/3" format cameras with a wide to super telephoto angle-of-view. The lens has a 20x zoom ratio, and a 2x extender effectively doubles the focal range. An ergonomic, digital servo zoom control is also included.

Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which ensures a more consistent focal length when adjusting focus. Fujinon's QuickZoom technology improves zoom speed to 0.7 seconds end to end. With the push of a button, QuickZoom facilitates a rapid shift to the telephoto end to check focus. Releasing the button automatically returns the lens to the previously selected focal length.

8.5-170mm zoom lens with 20x zoom and 2x extender for 2/3" format
Fast f/1.8 Max Aperture at 8.5-113mm and f/2.7 at 175mm
Manual focus and digital servo zoom
Innerfocus and QuickZoom technology

Fujinon MS-01 Rear Zoom and Focus Lens Control Kit for ENG/EFP Lenses

The Fujinon MS-01 is a semi-servo kit consisting of the SRD-92B zoom servo demand, CFH-3 focus handle/grip, CFC-12-990 flexible cable, and FMM-6B manual focus module. The kit provides precision control for ENG/EFP lenses over a variety of applications.

Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera Specs

Lens MountB4
Sensor ResolutionNot Specified by Manufacturer
Sensor Type1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
Shutter Speed1/75 to 1/2000 sec
Gain-6 to 18 dB
White Balance3200 to 6500K
Recording ModesProRes 4444XQ:
3840 x 2160p (312.5 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p (62.5 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94/60 fps 
ProRes 422:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (73.6 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (18.4 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94/60 fps 
Audio RecordingRaw: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
Still Image SupportNot Specified by Manufacturer
IP StreamingNone
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video Connectors1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
Audio Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Input
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Output
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplaySide: LCD Status Display
Power Connectors1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
1 x 12-Pin Molex Input
1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 to 20 VDC) Output
Power Consumption0 W
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Accessory Mount1 x Battery Plate Mount
Dimensions10.07 x 5.9 x 5.8" / 25.58 x 14.9 x 14.7 cm
Weight5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 8.95 x 7.8"

Fujinon XA20sx8.5BERM-K3 ENG Lens Specs

Sensor Compatibility2/3" (16:9)
Focal Length8.5 to 170mm
Built-In Extender2x
Zoom Ratio20x
Angle of View16:9
Wide: 58.85 x 35.18° (H x V)
Tele: 3.23 x 1.82° (H x V)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to 2.7
Filter ThreadM82 x 0.75 mm
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom : 3.61' / 1.1 m
Minimum Object Distance2.95' / 0.9 m
Dimensions3.3 x 7.1" / 85.0 x 180.8 mm (ø x L)
Weight3.48 lb / 1.58 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.65 x 14 x 11.55"

Fujinon MS-01 Rear Zoom and Focus Lens Control Kit for ENG/EFP Lenses Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight4.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.85 x 9.8 x 5.15"
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The camera has a 12pin lens port, the Fujinon ...

The camera has a 12pin lens port, the Fujinon XA20sx8.5BERM lens uses an 8pin (according to lens QA page answer from staff). Does the bundle come with the appropriate adapter?
Asked by: Josh
According to the manufacturer, the kit comes ready for pairing out of the box.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-07-05

Does the 2x converter change the aperture and if ...

Does the 2x converter change the aperture and if so how much?
Asked by: Kyle
Spreading the image 2x in both directions will give you 1/4 the light.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-01-27

zoom speed from wide to tele?

zoom speed from wide to tele?
Asked by: luke
zoom speed adjustments depend on the controller being used, most controller will offer a low medium and high setting
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-10

Has anyone seen this in action under low light ...

Has anyone seen this in action under low light situations? BM hasn't been known for their stuff to be good at lower lit events...any input?
Asked by: Johnathon
While this camera is said to be an improvement over Ursa Mini cameras, low light it is still not considered to be one of the camera's strong points.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-25

Can this camera/lens autofocus?

Can this camera/lens autofocus?
Asked by: Thiago
The lens that is included with this kit is a manual focus lens only.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-06-22

Will this output 4K

Will this output 4K
Asked by: Anonymous
It will output UHD 4K.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2019-12-23

Can you control this lens kit (zoom and focus) ...

Can you control this lens kit (zoom and focus) through a Black Magic ATEM?
Asked by: Peter-Lucas
The lens control kit is semi-servo. It only has the servo on the zoom. The focus is manual at the camera only.
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2020-04-28

every E-Mount lens will cover its sensor ? or ...

every E-Mount lens will cover its sensor ? or only specific lenses ?
Asked by: muhammad
This camera is not compatible with E mount lenses. it uses EF lenses. Any EF mount lens will work on this camera.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-05-31
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