Blackmagic Design URSA Camera with EF mount


Blackmagic Design CINECAMURSA4K-EF

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Get the URSA camera with the EF lens mount and amazing 4K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter installed. The EF lens mount includes active lens control for compatibility with both active and passive EF mount lenses. URSA EF makes it easy to use a wide range of high quality lenses such as low cost DSLR photo lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss and more.

Blackmagic URSA is designed to be used on high end feature films, commercials, episodic television production, documentaries, electronic news gathering, music videos and more. When used on jobs with a large crew you can easily dress the camera with high quality cinema lenses, rails, follow focus, matte boxes and more. With built in scopes for exposure, focus and audio levels, it’s easy for DOP’s to get perfect results every time. The dedicated screen for camera assistants lets them check and update camera parameters independently of the DOP. 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. That’s a whole film set of equipment built into the one extremely portable design.


The Blackmagic URSA features a larger professional size that has the space for powerful cooling that allows higher frame rates while keeping the chassis cool and the fan super quiet. The machined aluminum design is incredibly strong and has been designed for large film crew use and to be field upgradable to new sensors by the user. Each area of the camera has been divided into separate DOP, camera assistant and audio engineer work stations. The DOP station features a large 10 inch 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 and an audio station features audio meters, controls and audio connections. The big screen means you don’t need extra on set equipment so it’s easy to move around quickly between shots. Simply fold in the monitor and go.


 URSA is a true professional digital film camera with a 4K sensor, global shutter and an incredible 12 stops of dynamic range. The wide dynamic range blows away regular video cameras or even high end broadcast cameras, so you get dramatically better images that look like true digital film. The wide dynamic range preserves detail in dark shadows as well as bright highlights so you have a wider range of brightness levels to work with when color grading in post production. The extra large Super 35 size allows for creative shallow depth of field shooting and the high resolution Ultra HD 12 bit lossless Cinema DNG RAW means you get incredible quality. You can also shoot Ultra HD or HD in Apple ProRes for easy post production workflow with minimum storage requirements.


Blackmagic URSA features dual recorders so you never need to stop recording to change media. That’s critical if you are shooting an historical event, important interview or where you just cannot stop shooting. Simply load an empty CFast card into the second recorder and when the current card is full, the recording will continue onto the second card, allowing you to change out the full card and keep shooting. The built in recorders use new CFast card technology that allow recording up to 350 MB/s for incredible speeds, perfect for high frame rate RAW recording. Imagine shooting RAW and then playing back for the crew on the massive 10 inch screen.


There are two 5” touch screens on both sides of the camera that put your settings, controls and monitoring tools at your fingertips The left side gives you quick access to all major settings via a touch screen and a row of control buttons. That means you don’t have to hunt through complicated menus to make changes. The right side displays settings like format, frame rate, shutter angle and more. There is a large prominent timecode display, an animated histogram for checking levels, a scrolling audio waveform monitor with clipping indicators and a spectrum scope for helping you check and adjust focus.


  • Dual Recorders for Non Stop Recording
  • Massive Viewfinder as a fold-out, 10-inch screen
  • There are two 5" touch screens on both sides of the camera that put your settings, controls and monitoring tools at your fingertips.
  • Standard broadcast connections so you don’t need to worry about buying expensive custom cables
  • Broadcast Standard Power Compatible with industry standard power supplies
  • Multiple mount points all over the camera
  • DaVinci Resolve Software Included


Camera Features    

Effective Sensor Size
21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super 35
Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses
Metadata Support
Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames, and keywords.
Effective Sensor Resolution
3840 x 2160, 4000 x 2160 RAW
Shooting Resolutions
3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 4000 x 2160 RAW
Iris Control
Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
Touchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push button controls for settings and navigating menus.
Frame Rates
30 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.
Integrated Stereo microphone.
Lens Mount
EF  mount 
Integrated mono speaker.
Screen Dimensions
1 x 10.1” - 1920 x 1200
2 x 5” - 800 x 480
Mounting Options
3 x 1/4”-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 x 1/4”-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.
Dynamic Range
12 stops.
Screen Type
10.1” - TFT-LCD
5” - Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen

Storage Features

Storage Type
CFast 2.0.
Storage Rates
Approx 1320 Mbps using Apple ProRes 444 at 3840 x 2160, 880 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 HQ at 3840 x 2160, 589 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 at 3840 x 2160, 410 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 LT at 3840 x 2160 and 182 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160. Approx 330 Mbps using Apple ProRes 444 at 1920 x 1080, 220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 HQ at 1920 x 1080, 147 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 at 1920 x 1080, 102 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 LT at 1920 x 1080 and 45 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 Proxy at 1920 x 1080. Approx 265 MB/s using CinemaDNG RAW at 4000 x 2160. Approx 125 MB/s using CinemaDNG RAW 3:1. Storage rates calculated at 30 frames per second.
Compressed Recording Format
Lossless CinemaDNG RAW and RAW 3:1 with film dynamic range at 4000 x 2160. Apple ProRes 444, ProRes 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT and 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.


SDI Video Output
1 x 12G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2. 1 x 3G-SDI down converted for external monitoring
Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Input
SDI Audio Output
2 channel
SDI Video Input
1 x 12G-SDI
Timecode Output
1 x BNC Timecode Output
Remote Control
1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
Ref Input
1 x BNC Reference Input
Analog Audio Input
2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.
Analog Audio Output
1/4” jack output for headphone monitoring


SDI Compliance
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1
SDI Audio Sampling
48 kHz and 24-bit


Software Included
DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic UltraScope. Blackmagic Media Express software. Disk Speed Test.
Software Applications
DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Pro Tools, UltraScope, Media Express, Disk Speed Test.

Operating System

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Power Requirements

Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or Gold Mount battery plates.
External Power Output
1 x 12V output using 4-pin XLR for powering external accessories such as EVF..
External Batter Input
1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.

Optional Accessories

  • Shoulder Kit with 15mm Light Weight Support and Rosettes
  • Vlock Battery Plate
  • PL Mount Shim Kit

Physical Dimensions

  • 12.6 in x 6 in. x 8.8 in
  • 16.32bs.

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity
0% to 90% non-condensing

Box Contains

  • Blackmagic URSA EF
  • Active EF Mount turret
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • 12V AC Adapter
  • Tripod mounting plate adapter
  • DaVinci Resolve and dongle

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