Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Pro
Designed for powerful SDI switchers, Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro adds professional 12G-SDI and 10G Ethernet connections. That's perfect when the camera is located a long distance from a switcher. There's a 12G-SDI output and a 12G-SDI program return input that includes camera control, talkback and tally. You also get the same powerful HDMI output with control features. Plus the 10G Ethernet connection allows all connections on a single cable for a SMPTE style workflow that's much lower cost.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus has been specifically designed as the perfect camera for ATEM Mini. It's the same high quality broadcast camera, but the HDMI centric design removes all the expensive broadcast connections so it's much lower cost. The HDMI is incredibly powerful as it connects video to the ATEM Mini, while at the same time camera control, tally and the remote record trigger is sent to the camera using the same HDMI connection. That makes it very fast to set up for a job.
While Blackmagic Studio Camera is designed for live production, it’s not limited to use with a live switcher! That’s because it records Blackmagic RAW to USB disks, so it can be used in any situation where you use a tripod! The large 7" viewfinder makes it perfect for work such as chat shows, television production, broadcast news, sports, education, conference presentations and even weddings! The large bright display with side handles, touch screen and physical controls makes it easy to track shots while being comfortable to use for long periods of time. Because it’s so lightweight, it’s perfect when you're constantly changing locations and doing different kinds of work.
Large broadcasters use expensive studio cameras that are extremely large, so they’re not very portable. The distinctive Blackmagic Studio Camera has all the benefits of a large studio camera because it’s a combination of camera and viewfinder all in a single compact design. It features a lightweight carbon fibre reinforced polycarbonate body with innovative technology in a miniaturised design. The camera is designed for live production so it’s easy to track and frame shots with its large 7" viewfinder. The touchscreen has menus for camera settings, and there's knobs for brightness, contrast and focus peaking. Plus a tripod mount with mounting plate is included for fast setup!
In advanced cameras, ISO is a measurement of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. This means the higher the ISO the more gain can be added so it’s possible to shoot in natural light, or even at night! The Blackmagic Studio Camera features gain from -12dB (100 ISO) up to +36dB (25,600 ISO) so it's optimised to reduce grain and noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The primary native ISO is 400, which is ideal for use under studio lighting. Then the secondary high base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments. The gain can be set from the camera, or remotely from a switcher using the SDI or Ethernet remote camera control.
The amazing 4K sensor combined with Blackmagic generation 5 colour science gives you the same imaging technology used in digital film cameras. That means you can now use cinematic images for live production! Plus, when combined with the built in DaVinci Resolve primary colour corrector you get much better images than simple broadcast cameras. The colour corrector can even be controlled from the switcher. With 13 stops of dynamic range, the camera has darker blacks and brighter whites, perfect for colour correction. The sensor features a resolution of 4096 x 2160 which is great for both HD and Ultra HD work. Plus, all models support from 23.98 fps up to 60 fps.
- Designed specifically for live production
- Carbon fibre reinforced polycarbonate chassis
- Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low light performance
- Native 4K sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range
- Compatible with a wide range of popular MFT lenses
- Large 7 inch high brightness viewfinder
- Includes 12G-SDI, HDMI, 10G Ethernet connections
- Single 10G Ethernet allows SMPTE fibre style workflow
- USB-C port allows recording directly to external disks
- Features incredible quality Blackmagic RAW recording
- Built in stereo microphones with wide separation
- Professional mini XLR inputs with 48 volt phantom power
- Includes tripod mount for quick location setup
- Powers by 12V or Ethernet connection
- Optional focus and zoom demands for lens control
- Blackmagic Studio Converter allows all connections via Ethernet