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Old October 4th, 2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA

Regarding URSA, I have two inquiries:
1- How much does the body weigh?
2- Is the mount interchangeable? If I purchase EF Mount, is it possible to remove it and replace it with PL Mount for PL lenses compatibility and vice versa?
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Old October 5th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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Old October 5th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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According to the BM Ursa page

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...blackmagicursa

you can change the mount but each mount includes the sensor - I don't think it would be cheap!

The specs

Blackmagic Design URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera CINECAMURSA4K/EF


say it's 16.5 pounds
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Old October 6th, 2014, 06:39 AM   #4
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It is really awful to find the body so heavy, while other companies and parties compete to reduce weight in order to impress customers and make life easier for shooters!
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Old October 6th, 2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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When you get right down to it, the Ursa weighs about as much as the most popular cinema cameras currently on the market, which is Arri's Alexa line.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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It is really awful to find the body so heavy, while other companies and parties compete to reduce weight in order to impress customers and make life easier for shooters!
I have more trouble trying to steady a 2 lb 5DMkII than I ever did a 20 lb Betacam.
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Old October 7th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #7
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The reason behind this stability could be the overall physical design of the camera and the appropriate location of centre of mass. Cinematography cameras have been designed with stability and balancing issues taken into consideration, whereas DSLR cameras are intended for photography primarily and video shooting capability is nothing more than being an additional and helpful feature.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 04:02 AM   #8
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If I were to purchase URSA, what would be the best choices for support rigs and matte boxes ?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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Old October 20th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #10
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If I were to purchase URSA, what would be the best choices for support rigs and matte boxes ?
You'll find it quite a bit different... While it has built in 15mm rails, the base is made for a Sony V lock tripod plate adapter, so you'll need one of those. And if you want to go handheld, there's no shoulder pad built into it, so you'll need to find/make/adapt one until some solutions come on the market (I'm looking for one for mine right now).
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 01:27 AM   #11
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It seems that Blackmagic Design has its own accessories to facilitate the use of this camera.
Check this out:
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/fi/...sa/accessories
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 09:33 AM   #12
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Oh something on that page gives me an idea... Thanks!
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Old October 26th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #13
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Over 16lbs with no evf/grip or shoulder mount. And of course no batteries, lens or NDs on that yet.

Strange camera!!
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Old October 27th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #14
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You'll find it quite a bit different... While it has built in 15mm rails, the base is made for a Sony V lock tripod plate adapter, so you'll need one of those. And if you want to go handheld, there's no shoulder pad built into it, so you'll need to find/make/adapt one until some solutions come on the market (I'm looking for one for mine right now).
B&H has the official BMD shoulder mount listed as an accessory for the URSA, but no price and unsearchable otherwise (looks like it's supposed to be hidden).
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Old October 29th, 2014, 04:50 AM   #15
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When purchasing URSA, do I get along with the body a battery, a battery charger and CFast Card?
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