Guess what? No more screen reflections when using your Blackmagic URSA outside. Plus, the viewfinder is 1080 x 1920 OLED.
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, a high resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film cameras.
The cost? $1,495
The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder features a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display. The display boasts an adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart to help camera operators get perfect focus every time.
The high resolution screen of the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder packs an incredible number of pixels in a very small amount of space. I got a chance to look through one, and I can say you cannot see pixels. It’s a very clean image with great blacks and the image doesn’t have the “electronic” feel to it.
The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder connects to the camera using standard SDI and power connections, it features a built in record indicator light, and is adjustable so it can be used with either the left or the right eye. There’s even a built in sensor that helps preserve the life of the OLED screen by only turning the viewfinder on when needed.
When used with Blackmagic URSA cameras, the electronic viewfinder can also display overlays for things like recording status, camera settings, battery life and more so shooters can see the critical information they need. The data for the overlays is sent to the viewfinder over SDI using Blackmagic’s unique SDI camera control protocol so no additional cables are needed.
“Professional cinematographers love the quality of our URSA digital film cameras with their large built in screens, but they’ve been asking for an EVF that they can use in a wider range of shooting situations,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “We think they’re going to love the URSA Viewfinder because its incredible optics and super high resolution screen set it apart from other, often more expensive, third party viewfinders. It’s just like using a true optical viewfinder, and best of all its been designed to perfectly match the industrial design of our URSA range of digital film cameras! Its all very exciting!”
Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder Features
- High resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display with precision glass optics.
- Adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart for perfect focus setup for the users eye.
- Built in sensor to preserve OLED screen life, activates display when the viewfinder is being used.
- Adjustable for left or right eye and for above or below camera shooting positions.
- Built in record “tally” indicator for allowing talent to know when recording has started.
Availability and Price
Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder will be available in July for US$1,495, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.