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URSA Mini for broadcasters

Blackmagic Design’s recently launched URSA Mini PL camera now has expanded uses with the introduction of a B4 lens mount modification that lets it use broadcast HD lenses.

“The B4 mount allows us to turn the URSA Mini (which was launched as a cinema camera) into a broadcast camera,” said Black Magic’s Bob Caniglia.

The camera’s built-in PL lens mount can be changed to the B4 lens mount whenever needed, giving customers the option to use existing HD broadcast lenses, or PL cinema lenses for Ultra HD and 4K.

The result of customer feedback, the B4 mount (which can be used with the 4K or 4.6K PL models of the URSA Mini) is scheduled to be available in November for $295.

Blackmagic’s IBC lineup also includes the new DeckLink Quad 2, a new capture and playback card designed for developers and OEMs with eight independent 3G-SDI connections, meaning that each of the connections can input or output entirely different video standards and content streams.

It’s also showing a MultiView 1.1. update, with new features such as new audio metres, enhanced on-screen labels, RGB output over HDMI and tally lights. 7.H20