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Almost Live from NAB: Blackmagic URSA Professional Studio Camera Workflow

Shawn Lam interviews Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia about the URSA Studio Viewfinder, a Streaming Media Best of NAB 2016 award-winning accessory for Blackmagic's popular URSA camera line that contributes to a professional studio camera workflow that producers can build around the camera.

The Blackmagic URSA Mini is already available with a studio-friendly B4 mount. When paired with the new URSA Studio Viewfinder and new firmware that allows the ATEM video switcher to control tally, talkback, camera control, color balancing, and lens control, it gives Blackmagic users a more professional studio camera alternative over the entry-level Blackmagic Studio Camera.

The studio workflow is further extended with Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck control integration, which allows the HyperDeck to be used as a source for video playback with or without slow-motion

In this interview from NAB 2016, I spoke with Blackmagic Design senior regional manager Bob Caniglia regarding the Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder and the enhanced URSA Mini studio camera live production workflow it helps make possible when paired with the URSA camera, other URSA accessories, and video switchers in Blackmagic's ATEM line.

"It's a full-on live studio environment," Caniglia says, "It's not just a touchscreen. It has knobs and buttons and presets. It has a lot of features that the high-end guys want." 

The URSA Studio Viewfinder, which has an MSRP of $1,795, was selected as one of Streaming Media's Best Products of NAB 2016.

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