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Blackmagic Design launches all-new URSA Broadcast G2 camera

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
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Blackmagic Design today launched the new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2, the company's next-gen professional broadcast camera that features a 6K digital film sensor to bring digital film quality to both traditional and online broadcasters. 

"The advanced 6144 x 3456 digital film sensor provides exceptional low light performance with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 also includes H.265 and Blackmagic RAW file formats, Blackmagic generation 5 color science, as well as a USB-C expansion port for external disk recording, and more," Blackmagic wrote in a press release.

The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for $3,995. I don't know how they keep producing these powerful cameras and making them so affordable by professional camera standards. Here is a list of the significant features of the new camera. 

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 Features

  • Native 6K sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range.
  • Up to +36dB ISO for incredible low light performance.
  • USB-C port allows recording directly to external disks.
  • Includes Blackmagic generation 5 color science.
  • Features incredible quality Blackmagic RAW recording.
  • Optional focus and zoom demands for lens control.
  • Compatible with new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder.
  • Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2

(Image credit: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic also announced in conjunction with the Broadcast G2 a new URSA Viewfinder G2 that features a bright 2,00 nit display, making using it in sunlight a breeze. The new G2 Viewfinder is priced at $1,495 and is also immediately available for purchase the world over.

Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder G2 Features

  • Integrated V-Lock mounting plate for quick setup.
  • Super bright 2,000 nit, 7” display.
  • Detachable metal sunshade.
  • Large grip handles and variable tension pivot points.
  • Physical dials, knobs and customizable function buttons.
  • Large RGB LED tally indicator with clip on perspex camera numbers.
  • Connects to SDI input and power from camera, so no extra cables or power supplies needed.
  • Compatible with Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol for full control of camera functions.

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2

(Image credit: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic Design has been building a reputation for building professional-level cameras and selling them at affordable prices, making it easier for content creators on a budget to level up. We look forward to reviewing the new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 shortly and will gladly share all the nitty-gritty details with you soon. 

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