The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K camera is supported for SDI video in Shogun Live.
Documentation for using all cameras in the URSA Mini range can be found in the Blackmagic URSA Mini Manual.
Global shutter sensor
This camera has a global shutter sensor which makes it suitable for producing calibrated reference video in Shogun Live.
Newer cameras in the range, the URSA Mini 4.6K, URSA Mini 4.6K G2, URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini Pro 12K all have rolling shutter sensors that make them much less suitable for use with Shogun Live, so we do not recommend using these cameras.
Sync and timecode setup
The URSA Mini 4K has an unusual set of inputs for sync and timecode. A single connector is used for tri-sync reference and timecode (LTC) meaning that it is not possible to use tri-sync reference still get external timecode. There is also an SDI input that accepts reference SDI but ignores any embedded timecode in the SDI stream.
Since Shogun Live requires both genlock and timecode, the only combination of inputs that will allow this is:
- SDI In Used for reference input
- REF-IN/TC-IN Used for LTC timecode input
This means that the timecode generator must also be capable of providing SDI reference video. This is usually an optional extra in timecode generators, and older models may not have it.
To set up the camera:
- Ensure that the software on the camera is version 4.9 or later. This reduces video latency.
- From the onscreen display, choose the correct video standard.
- Set Reference Source to Program.
REF is now displayed on the camera monitor.
- Check that timecode is working correctly. The timecode should be in sync with the timecode generator and EXT should be displayed above TC on the camera monitor.