Ursa Broadcast and CCU - still no 2dB increments?

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Ursa Broadcast and CCU - still no 2dB increments?

PostFri Sep 17, 2021 12:48 pm

Running latest BM CCU Version: 8.6.3
And latest version for URSA Broadcast: 6.9.2
CCU Panel camera profile set to Ursa Broadcast 4K
Lens: Fujinon LA16 4K - the proprietary lens
Tested on 2 identical camera rigs

When the camera is under 2-way SDI control with the CCU I still cannot remotely adjust the Master camera gain in 2dB increments. The panel happily shows 2dB increments, but it's not until you hit +/-6dB stage that the camera gain alters and then it's predictably by +/-6dB. So you still cannot set the Ursa Broadcast to say +2 or +4dB.

Everything else works perfectly from the CCU (though zoom on the CCU is very jumpy and not smooth).

Anyone else out there got this issue still?
Last edited by LouisBacker on Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2 x Sony FX9, 4 x Ursa Broadcasts, ATEM CCU, ATEM TV Studio 4K. NewTek Tricaster TC1 and 460. ATEM Mini Pro ISO. BirdDog Quad 4K NDI.
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Re: Ursa Broadcast and CCU still no 2dB increments?

PostFri Sep 17, 2021 7:44 pm

Not anymore. The trick is getting rid of the BM cameras, then you don’t have to wait for firmware fixes that should have happened years ago.

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Re: Ursa Broadcast and CCU still no 2dB increments?

PostFri Sep 17, 2021 8:49 pm

+1. Same issue, 4 ursas
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Re: Ursa Broadcast and CCU still no 2dB increments?

PostFri Sep 17, 2021 9:43 pm

I see the same behavior. The CCU increments by +/- 2db but no visible changes happen until +/- 6db.
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Re: Ursa Broadcast and CCU still no 2dB increments?

PostSun Sep 19, 2021 8:18 am

So Blackmagic, please could you fix this, as others here have similarly encountered this ongoing gain disparity?
2 x Sony FX9, 4 x Ursa Broadcasts, ATEM CCU, ATEM TV Studio 4K. NewTek Tricaster TC1 and 460. ATEM Mini Pro ISO. BirdDog Quad 4K NDI.
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Re: Ursa Broadcast and CCU still no 2dB increments?

PostThu Oct 14, 2021 11:36 am

LouisBacker wrote:Running latest BM CCU Version: 8.6.3
And latest version for URSA Broadcast: 6.9.2
CCU Panel camera profile set to Ursa Broadcast 4K
Lens: Fujinon LA16 4K - the proprietary lens
Tested on 2 identical camera rigs

When the camera is under 2-way SDI control with the CCU I still cannot remotely adjust the Master camera gain in 2dB increments. The panel happily shows 2dB increments, but it's not until you hit +/-6dB stage that the camera gain alters and then it's predictably by +/-6dB. So you still cannot set the Ursa Broadcast to say +2 or +4dB.

Everything else works perfectly from the CCU (though zoom on the CCU is very jumpy and not smooth).

Anyone else out there got this issue still?


Just did the latest ATEM Switchers 8.6.4 update in the hope that this +-2dB gain control disparity had been picked up and addressed, but alas, no. It would appear no one at Blackmagic R&D has rigged an ATEM mixer, CCU and an Ursa Broadcast camera and found this out for themselves. It's fairly basic stuff.
2 x Sony FX9, 4 x Ursa Broadcasts, ATEM CCU, ATEM TV Studio 4K. NewTek Tricaster TC1 and 460. ATEM Mini Pro ISO. BirdDog Quad 4K NDI.

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