- For URSA Mini Cameras
- 7" Screen with Removable Hood
- Tension Adjustable Articulating Mount
- Brightness, Contrast, Peaking Control
- Zoom, Zebra, False Color, Histogram
- Edge Focus Detection, Custom LUTs
- Adjustable Frame Line Overlay
- Audio Meters, Tally
The URSA Studio Viewfinder from Blackmagic Design
is specifically built to provide studio viewfinder
functionality to your URSA Mini camera. With a 7" screen,
manual control knobs, camera ID/tally light, and a tension
adjustable articulating mount, the Studio Viewfinder
seamlessly integrates into a studio style workflow for
relaxed camera operation at sporting events, concerts, or
in the studio. Three manual knobs next to the view screen
provide control over brightness, contrast, and peaking
without having to dive into the menu system.
A menu button on the left of the LCD screen allows you to
quickly navigate the menu system and make adjustments,
while three customizable buttons allow you to display a
variety of exposure, focus, and framing guides including
zoom, zebra, false color, histogram, edge focus detection,
custom LUT support, three adjustable frame line overlays,
and audio meter display.
The URSA Studio Viewfinder is designed to mount
on top of your URSA Mini camera. The articulating mount is
tension adjustable so you can easily adjust it to the
tension that suits you best.
7" LCD Viewfinder
Featuring a 1920 x 1080 IPS display, the
viewfinder provides sharp, clear images with good off-axis
viewing for when sudden camera moves don't allow for
screen angle adjustment. It features a detachable sun hood
and grab handles on either side for left or right-handed
Along the top of the screen is displayed your
camera number (for multi-camera shoots), the screen
resolution, fps, shutter speed, lens iris, camera gain,
white balance, and battery power.
Three manual control knobs to the right of the
LCD view screen allow you to adjust the brightness,
contrast, and peaking sensitivity without the need to
enter the menu system or take your eyes from the
- Peaking is a real-time focus
assist tool that superimposes pulsing red lines over the
area of your image with the most contrast, and therefore
the most focus. This makes it easier to confirm that
subjects are in focus.
Menu and Function Buttons
To the left of the view screen is a manual menu
knob, plus three assignable buttons. The menu knob allows
you to navigate the menu, and you can assign functions to
- Zoom allows you to magnify any portion of the
image, useful for checking focus while using the menu
knob to select which part of the image is magnified.
- Zebra is a real-time digital exposure tool that
indicates when subjects or parts of the frame are
outside of the exposure threshold. The zebra pattern
will appear on the parts of the image that have reached
100% brightness to warn that the area is overexposed and
in danger of clipping.
- The False Color feature provides under/over
luminance warning by presenting the image as a series of
color values representing exposure.
- Red, Blue, or Green Only mode shows the image
as monochrome utilizing only the red, blue, or green
color components of the image.
- The Histogram overlay provides a graphic
depiction of how many pixels in your image are at each
level between black and white. This provides exposure
information so you can objectively judge how much of
your image is clipping, falling into the shadows, or
being captured faithfully.
- The Luminance Waveform provides an objective
evaluation of your video signal. It displays the
brightness of your image on an IRE scale, allowing you
to see if your image will clip and where your black
Three customizable frame guide overlays allow you
to either create a custom aspect ratio, or use to define
areas where graphics will be inserted downstream. Using
the guides to approximate downstream graphics allows you
to adjust your framing while taking these graphics into
On the talent side of the viewfinder is a tally
light with replaceable acetate numbers to identify your
camera to the talent or technical director. On the
operator side of the viewfinder is a tally light that can
light up indicating that the camera is providing the
program picture. Please note that tally functionality
requires a compatible tally over SDI connection.