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Micro Studio Camera 4K

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Micro Studio Camera 4K

Miniaturized HD and Ultra HD live studio camera that can be remote controlled via SDI

Product Code: BMD-CINSTUDMFT/UHD/MR

Suggested Retail Price £1,055+VAT

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Educate and Enable - Micro Studio Camera 4K

Take a look at the Micro Studio Camera 4K. Blackmagic's ultra HD, broadcast quality camera in a tiny form-factor.

  • HD and Ultra HD live studio camera
  • Remote controlled via SDI
  • 6G-SDI
  • Built in color corrector
  • Talkback
  • Tally
  • PTZ control
  • MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output
  • Fully controllable from ATEM switchers

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

Technology Guides

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD studio camera that’s perfectly designed for live production. You get a full Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats and it can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol. Micro Studio Camera 4K includes powerful features such as built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, built in microphones, backup battery, an adaptable MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output. This means Micro Studio Camera 4K is a true studio camera that is dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.

Live Multi Camera Production

Broadcast quality Ultra HD that’s small enough to use anywhere

The small size and completely open design of the Micro Studio Camera 4K makes it perfect for any live multi camera production! It’s virtually invisible and can be hidden just about anywhere on set, giving you the ability to have more camera angles than ever before so you can create a more interesting program. You can even hide them on stage to get incredible shots of live performances or, because they’re so small, safely fly them overhead during sporting events. It can also be used in the studio by rigging it with a professional broadcast lens and a Blackmagic Video Assist for monitoring.

Revolutionary Design

The world’s most riggable Ultra HD studio camera

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is engineered with a super tough magnesium alloy core in a body that’s not much larger than the lens mount itself! You can use affordable, high performance MFT lenses or add a B4 adapter to work with traditional broadcast lenses. The Micro Studio Camera’s SDI program input accepts commands via the SDI connection from any ATEM switcher so you get remote control of camera settings, color balancing, black level, gamma, lens focus, iris and zoom control and much more. The expansion port includes PTZ and B4 lens control outputs so you can remote control remote heads and broadcast lenses all from a single SDI connection.

Flexible Expansion Port

Completely customizable remote control of your cameras

The Micro Studio Camera is perfect for remote use because it includes an expansion port with multiple control connections such as a PTZ serial output connection so you can use motorized heads, B4 data link output for controlling broadcast lenses and you can even build customized camera control solutions using the S.Bus input. The expansion connector uses a common DB-HD15 connector so you can easily make your own cables or use the breakout cable that’s included. The expansion port also includes DC camera power in, LANC and reference input.

Ultra HD Image Sensor

True broadcast quality high resolution Ultra HD sensor

The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes an incredible quality broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor for amazing clarity and the finest textures. Ultra HD is even more important when you’re working in HD because the extra sensor resolution completely eliminates any color loss from the sensor’s bayer pattern so you get full bandwidth RGB HD color and superior sub pixel anti-aliasing for amazing fine image detail. The Micro Studio Camera 4K has a 6G-SDI connection so it works up to 30 frames per second in Ultra HD and can also be switched to 3G-SDI or HD-SDI so it can operate up to 1080p60. If you’re working in HD or Ultra HD the Micro Studio Camera 4K can easily handle both.

Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

Use a range of MFT lenses or lens adapters

Active MFT photo lenses are designed to be small, light weight and produce super sharp images at a much higher resolution than traditional video lenses which makes them perfect for Ultra HD. They can be remotely controlled using the return SDI program feed from your ATEM switcher or from the expansion port on the camera. You can even add a lens mount adapter to use your existing collection of Broadcast B4 lenses or even feature film style PL lenses!

Broadcast Connections

SDI in and out, HDMI monitoring, headphone, and microphone input

The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes a full size HDMI connector for local video monitoring so you can add a monitor to the camera or quickly plug in a local monitor when you’re setting the position of a remote camera or changing camera menus. There is a mini BNC connector for the main camera SDI output and a mini BNC connector for the camera program input which can be used to provide reference, control camera CCU settings, return talkback audio and tally status. There is a 3.5mm mic input for external microphones and a 3.5mm headphone socket that supports an iPhone compatible mic so you can use it for talkback.

Remote Camera Control

Control cameras from your ATEM Switcher!

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K works with standard SDI camera control protocols. That means you can connect the program feed from any model of ATEM Switcher to the camera’s SDI input and remotely control any setting in the camera, color correct or even change focus, iris and zoom on supported lenses. Broadcast cameras traditionally have basic CCU color balance controls, however the Micro Studio Camera 4K includes a full DaVinci primary color corrector so you get so much more than simple CCU controls because you can also do a full color grade in the camera. Now the technical director can fine tune the settings and match the looks of cameras quickly.

Quick Camera Settings

Quickly access the most important settings

The built in row of buttons along the front of the camera gives you quick and easy access to power, menu navigation and settings. Because they’re on the front, the buttons are always accessible, even when rigged into tight locations. Simply plug into any HDMI display such as a TV or the portable Blackmagic Video Assist so you can see the camera’s menus and you can easily change any of the camera’s settings. You can use the menus to set the camera up and then that allows the switcher to take control of the camera via the SDI program input.

Great Quality Sound

High quality microphones built in or use external microphones

The built in stereo microphones are engineered for high quality audio and feature a mechanical design that helps reduce unwanted wind noise so you get great sounding audio. When you need better audio in windy outdoor conditions such as sporting events, you can plug in an external mic with a wind sock to capture clean sound! The camera instantly switches to the external microphone when one is connected and can work with both line or mic levels. Whether you’re using the built in microphones or attaching one from the outside, the audio is embedded into the SDI video output so you get perfect audio and video sync.

Built In Talkback

Two way communication with the entire crew.

The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes an iPhone style headphone socket with mic so you get full talkback support. You can also use standard noise canceling headsets, like those from Bose, Sennheiser and more to hear the technical director without distraction from the audience. Because the camera has an SDI connection to the switcher and an SDI connection from the switcher the talkback audio is embedded into channels 15 and 16 of the SDI signal and you get two way communication. If you’re setting up fixed cameras, talkback makes it easy to walk from camera to camera and plug in your headset to communicate with the rest of the crew to get the best angles and framing.

Battery or External Power

Use DC power or removable batteries

The camera includes a 12V to 30V DC power input so you can power the camera using any standard power supply or even a simple plug pack. There is a standard LP-E6 Canon compatible battery receptacle on the back of the camera so you can add a battery to get local back up power if the power supply gets accidentally disconnected during a critical live broadcast. The power input is located on the expansion port so you can simply connect power to the breakout cable or you can make a custom cable so you can have multiple camera connections over longer distances and all down a single cable loom.

Blackmagic Design Micro Power Pack
Micro Power Pack

LP-E6 Style Battery and Charger Kit

Blackmagic Design B4 Control Adaptor Cable
B4 Control Adaptor Cable

Digital B4 Control Adaptor Cable for Micro Studio Camera

Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera Cable
Micro Studio Camera Cable

Micro Studio Camera Cable

Audio

Wooden Camera A-Box (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera A-Box (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)

A-Box for Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

Bags and Cases

Manfrotto 191N Pro Light Camcorder Case
Manfrotto 191N Pro Light Camcorder Case

Pro Light Camcorder Case 191N for PXW-FS5,XF205,HDV,VDSLR

Batteries and Power Supplies

Blackmagic Design Micro Power Pack
Hahnel Micro Power Pack

LP-E6 Style Battery and Charger Kit

Wooden Camera WC Gold Mount (5D3, 6D, 70D, 7D, BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera WC Gold Mount (5D3, 6D, 70D, 7D, BMMCC, BMMSC)

Wooden Camera brand Gold Mount plate for Canon 5DmkIII, 6D, 70D, 7D, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera, Micro Cinema Camera

Camera Support and Grip

Wooden Camera Micro Cage (BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera Micro Cage (BMMCC, BMMSC)

Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera and Micro Studio Camera Cage

Wooden Camera Quick Base (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera Quick Base (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)

Quick Base for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera / Micro Cinema Camera

Wooden Camera WC V-Mount (5D3, 6D, 70D, 7D, BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera WC V-Mount (5D3, 6D, 70D, 7D, BMMCC, BMMSC)

Wooden Camera brand V-Mount plate for Canon 5DmkIII, 6D, 70D, 7D, Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, Micro Studio Camera

Lenses, Filters and Adapters

Wooden Camera MFT to PL Mount Pro (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera MFT to PL Mount Pro (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)

Pro MFT to PL Adapter for Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC

Media Reader-Writers

Tripod Accessories

Manfrotto RC Clamp LANC
Manfrotto RC Clamp LANC

Remote Control LANC compatible with Sony & Canon

Manfrotto RC Pan Bar LANC
Manfrotto RC Pan Bar LANC

Pan bar remote control for use with Sony and Canon cameras

Tripod Kits

Manfrotto Befree Live Video Head | Befree Tripod System
Manfrotto Befree Live Video Head | Befree Tripod System

Befree Live Fluid Head with Befree Aluminium Tripod System

Video Monitors

Wooden Camera Blackmagic EVF Modification Kit
Wooden Camera Blackmagic EVF Modification Kit

EVF Modification Kit for the Blackmagic URSA and URSA Mini Cameras

Wooden Camera Blackmagic EVF Modification Kit Plus UVF Mount
Wooden Camera Blackmagic EVF Modification Kit Plus UVF Mount

EVF Modification Kit Plus for the Blackmagic URSA and URSA Mini Cameras

Derby Country FC goes live with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K.

Blackmagic launches its latest range of products at NAB

Blackmagic Design have once again surprised everyone with the launch of 3 incredible new cameras, updated an already outstanding colour correction system AND launched a range of 12G-SDI mini converters among other things.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.0 Beta

New features for URSA Mini Pro

  • Add new Blackmagic RAW codec support.
  • Add new demosaic algorithm.
  • Add Generation 4 color science.
  • Add Constant Bitrate 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 recording.
  • Add Constant Quality Q0 and Q5 recording.
  • Add Blackmagic RAW clip based metadata.
  • Add Blackmagic RAW per-frame metadata.
  • Add '4.6K Film to Extended Video' LUT.
  • Add '4.6K Film to Rec 2020 Hybrid Log Gamma' LUT.
  • Add '4.6K Film to Rec 2020 PQ Gamma' LUT.
  • Add Level A support for 3G SDI.
  • Add support for SDI tally over-ride.
  • Add codec options in SDI Camera Control Protocol.
  • Add Blackmagic RAW info to URSA Mini Manual.
  • Improved lens support for servo zoom lenses.

New applications and SDK resources

  • Add Blackmagic RAW Player for Mac.
  • Add Blackmagic RAW QuickLook plugin.
  • Add Blackmagic RAW SDK Developer information.
  • Add support for .braw file format.
  • Add support for .sidecar files.

No new features in 6.0 Beta for other camera products.


What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 5.2

New support for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

  • Adds tap to focus on the LCD screen.
  • Adds 1/3 stops increment for ISO selection from ISO 100 to ISO 25,600.
  • Adds support for recording 3D LUT to file.
  • Adds new LUT monitoring and recording indication in the HUD.
  • Adds support for quick media switching by pressing and holding the media icon.
  • Adds ability to turn off lens stabilization on lenses without physical IS switches.
  • Adds support for LTC timecode input via the 3.5mm audio input.

No new features in 5.2 for other camera products.


What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 5.1.1

New features for URSA Broadcast

  • Smoother, faster iris control for B4 and PL servo lenses from camera.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for EF 'Hybrid Compact Servo’ lenses.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for servo lenses via SDI Camera Control.
  • Fixed ‘status text’ bug for Viewfinder & Studio Viewfinder ‘clean feed’.
  • Updated URSA Broadcast manual recommended CFast, SD and SSD list.

New features for URSA Mini Pro

  • Smoother, faster iris control for B4 and PL servo lenses from camera.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for EF 'Hybrid Compact Servo’ lenses.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for servo lenses via SDI Camera Control.
  • Fixed Quicktime compatability bug with some third party NLE’s.
  • Fixed ‘status text’ bug for Viewfinder & Studio Viewfinder ‘clean feed’.
  • Fixed menu freeze that occurs when selecting 3K Anamorphic and 4.6K 2.4:1.
  • Updated URSA Mini manual recommended CFast, SD and SSD list.

New features for URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Support for smooth iris readout on Studio Viewfinder ‘status text’.
  • Adds support for ‘fiber’ logo in UI when powered from SMPTE fiber.

New features for URSA Viewfinder

  • Support for smooth iris readout on Viewfinder ‘status text’.
  • Adds support for ‘fiber’ logo in UI when powered from SMPTE fiber.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
  • Expansion cable
  • Turret dust cap
  • 12V AC Adapter

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