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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Pro | Studio Camera designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers

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Studio Camera 4K Pro

Studio Camera designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers

Product Code: BMD-CINSTUDMFT/G24PDF

Suggested Retail Price £1,335+VAT

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  • Designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers
  • 4K sensor up to 25,600 ISO
  • MFT lens mount
  • 12G-SDI
  • Professional XLR audio
  • Brighter HDR LCD
  • 5 pin talkback
  • 10G Ethernet IP link

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

The ultimate self contained live production camera

Introducing the world’s most advanced self contained studio camera. Blackmagic Studio Cameras have the same features as large studio cameras, miniaturized into a single compact and portable design. Plus with digital film camera dynamic range and colour science, the cameras can handle extremely difficult lighting conditions while producing cinematic looking images. The sensor features an ISO up to 25,600 so you can create amazing images even in dimly lit venues. It even works under moonlight. Advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built in colour corrector, Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks and much more. You can even add a focus and zoom demand for lens control.

Two Great Models

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus

Designed as the perfect studio camera for ATEM Mini, this model has a 4K sensor up to 25,600 ISO, MFT lens mount, HDMI out, 7" LCD with sunshade, built-in colour correction and recording to USB disks.

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro

Designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers, you get all the features of the Plus model, as well as 12G-SDI, professional XLR audio, brighter HDR LCD, 5 pin talkback and 10G Ethernet IP.

Designed for Live Production

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.

Revolutionary Studio Camera Design

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 fiber reinforced polycarbonate body with innovative technology in a miniaturized 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.

Exceptional Low Light Performance

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 optimized 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.

Get Cinematic Images in Live Production

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.

Affordable Photographic Lenses

With the popular MFT lens mount, Blackmagic Studio Cameras are compatible with a wide range of affordable photographic lenses. Photographic lenses are incredible quality because they're designed for use in high resolution photography. Plus, the active lens mount lets you adjust the lens remotely. To eliminate the need to reach around to adjust the lens zoom and focus, the optional focus and zoom demands let you adjust the lens from the tripod handles just like a large studio camera. This means you avoid camera shake when adjusting the lens, so you can track shots and operate the camera without taking your hands off the tripod. It gives you the same feel as an expensive B4 broadcast lens.

Frame Shots with Large 7" Viewfinder

The large 7" high resolution screen will totally transform how you work with the camera because it's big enough to make framing shots much easier. The Pro model features a HDR display with extremely high brightness, perfect outdoors in sunlight. On screen overlays show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides and more. You can even apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired colour and look. The touchscreen also has menus and you can load and customize presets for different jobs. The included sun shade can be folded to protect the screen for transport plus it's compatible with sun shades from the Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder.

Physical and Touchscreen Controls

Blackmagic Studio Cameras feature physical buttons and knobs as well as controls on the touchscreen. Knobs on the right side of the camera allow adjusting of the brightness, contrast and focus peaking. The focus peaking knob is incredibly useful as it lets you fine tune the detail highlight so you can get perfect focus as you zoom. The 3 function buttons on the left can have functions assigned to them, such as zebra, false colour, focus peaking, LUTs and more. Plus you can change the function assigned to each button in the menus. The touchscreen also includes a heads up display with the most important shooting information, as well as menus for all camera settings, LUTs and custom presets.

Built-in Tally for On Air Status

Blackmagic Studio Cameras feature a very large tally light that illuminates red for on air, green for preview and orange for ISO recording. The tally light also includes clip on transparent camera numbers, so it's easy for talent to see camera numbers from up to 20 feet away. The Blackmagic Studio cameras support the SDI tally standard used on all ATEM live production switchers and the HDMI tally used on ATEM Mini switchers. This means that a director can cut between cameras and the tally information will be sent back to the cameras via the SDI program return feed, lighting up the tally light on the camera whenever it's on air. SDI tally eliminates complex wiring so job setup is faster.

Communicate with the Director via Talkback

Unlike consumer cameras, the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model has SDI connections that include talkback so the switcher operator can communicate with cameras during live events. That means the director can talk to the camera operators to guide shot selection, eliminating the problem where all cameras could have the same shot, at the same time. The talkback connector is built into the side of the camera and supports standard 5 pin XLR broadcast headsets. Talkback uses audio channels 15 and 16 in the SDI connection between the camera and the switcher, and in the program return from the switcher to the camera. This means any embedded SDI audio device can work with talkback.

Powerful Broadcast Connections

Blackmagic Studio cameras have lots of connections for connecting to both consumer and broadcast equipment. All models feature HDMI with tally, camera control and record trigger, so are perfect for ATEM Mini switchers. You also get headphone and mic connections, and 2 USB‑C expansion ports. The advanced Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model is designed for broadcast workflows so has 12G‑SDI, 10GBASE‑T Ethernet, talkback and balanced XLR audio inputs. The 10G Ethernet allows all video, tally, talkback and camera power via a single connection, so setup is much faster. That's just like a SMPTE fiber workflow, but using standard Category 6A copper Ethernet cable so it's much lower cost.

  • HDMI Out
    Camera video output works in HD or Ultra HD.
  • 12G-SDI Out
    Camera video audio and talkback in HD or Ultra HD.
  • 12G-SDI In
    Program return video input, plus camera control.
  • 10G Ethernet
    Connect and power camera with a single cable.
  • 12V DC
    Power camera using a regular DC power adapter.
  • Broadcast Power
    Power using a broadcast power supply or battery.
  • USB-C Expansion
    USB-C ports for recording to disks or focus and zoom demands.
  • XLR Audio In
    Low noise audio inputs with phantom power.
  • Talkback
    Connect broadcast style 5 pin talkback headsets.
  • Headphone
    Headphone socket supports consumer headphones.
  • External Mic
    Connect video camera style microphones.

Four Ways to Connect

Blackmagic Studio Cameras can be connected in lots of different ways. All models feature HDMI so are perfect for HDMI switchers such as ATEM Mini. The HDMI supports video, tally, control and record trigger for a broadcast style workflow using a single HDMI cable. The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro has 12G‑SDI so you can connect it to SDI based switchers such as the ATEM Constellation. There's a 12G‑SDI connection for camera video, and one for program return. The program return also includes tally, talkback and remote camera control. Or you can use 10G Ethernet to get camera video, program return, tally, talkback, camera control and even power using a regular Cat6A Ethernet cable.

Connect via HDMI

Using the HDMI output, you can connect to switchers such as ATEM Mini. Plus the HDMI connection supports sending tally, colour corrector control and record trigger back to the camera from the switcher.

Connect via SDI

The SDI model uses the SDI output and the SDI program return for 2 way talkback between the camera and any SDI ATEM switcher. Tally and control is also sent to the camera via the SDI program return.

Connect via Ethernet

The 10G Ethernet connection allows all signals and camera power using a single Cat 6A copper Ethernet cable. That includes the camera video, program return, tally, talkback, camera control and more.

Connect via USB Disk

You can even shoot without a switcher as the large screen makes the camera fantastic for shooting while recording to Blackmagic RAW on a USB flash disk. The big screen makes framing shots very easy.

Get Low Cost Camera Control via SDI

All Blackmagic Design ATEM switchers can control cameras via a protocol embedded into the camera's SDI video connections. Setup is easy because all ATEM switchers broadcast control commands from the switcher’s SDI program output to the camera via the SDI program input. The switcher can perform colour correction, tally and lens control and these are sent to all cameras. All you need to do is select the correct camera number and it all works. Even ATEM Mini switchers can control Blackmagic Studio Cameras because the HDMI output to the switcher has return data communication that can send control information back to the camera. All this means the camera operator is free to focus on framing shots.

Low Cost SMPTE Fiber Style Workflow

The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model supports connecting cameras via a single Ethernet cable. It’s so simple, just plug in and you're ready. Traditional broadcast studio cameras use SMPTE fiber to communicate and power cameras, however SMPTE fiber is very expensive. Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model has 10G Ethernet as an alternative to SMPTE fiber so it's much lower cost. The Ethernet includes all camera video, program return feeds, tally, talkback, camera control and also power. The Blackmagic Studio Converter handles all video conversions at the switcher end plus adds power to the Ethernet cable. That means you don't need to connect power to the camera.

USB Expansion Port for Accessories

The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a high speed USB-C expansion port that allows you to record to external disks or connect to a wide range of accessories. Plug in an external USB flash disk and the camera can record high quality 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files for later editing and colour correction. That means you can just move the disk to a computer to work, and you don't need to waste time with file copying. You can even plug in optional focus and zoom demands to allow full lens control. Plus the USB port will power any phone or disk that’s plugged in.

Incredible Blackmagic RAW Quality

Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from your camera. Some file formats such as H.264 are highly compressed, so add noise and artifacts, causing sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem so you get stunning images with incredible detail and rich colour throughout the whole post production pipeline. Blackmagic RAW also saves camera settings as metadata so you can change ISO, white balance and exposure later in DaVinci Resolve. Plus the files are small and fast, so editing responsiveness is incredible. Only Blackmagic RAW gives you the highest quality, smallest files and fastest performance.

Includes Built-in Microphones

Blackmagic Studio Cameras include built in microphones so you get sound included in the design making setup much faster. Plus the built in microphones are shock and wind resistant, so you get great sound even in tough conditions. With each microphone placed at the edges of the screen, you get the advantage of the studio camera design for better stereo separation than what is possible on a regular video camera. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera microphones as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the Blackmagic Studio Camera Pro model you get professional XLR audio inputs and a built in speaker for listening to the program return audio.

World's Best Camera Audio

Because the most common location to place microphones is near to cameras, the Pro model includes the best audio ever designed into a studio camera. The professional 2 channel balanced XLR inputs support +24 dBu line level and have an ultra low noise microphone preamplifier with P48 phantom power alongside an equivalent input noise (E.I.N.) of ‑131 dBV(A). That's followed by two 117 dB high dynamic range analogue to digital converters, so you get the high end audio demanded by broadcasters and audio engineers. This means any microphone plugged into the XLR inputs will have a higher level of noise than the camera's audio.

Monitor Program Video

The Blackmagic Studio Camera lets you view program video from the switcher at the press of a button. Simply press the camera’s PGM button and the viewfinder will switch from the camera display to the program return feed from the switcher. Plus the built in speaker lets you monitor the switcher audio. Program return is a fantastic feature as sometimes on large live shows, camera operators can be left waiting a long time for their camera to be used, so program return lets them watch the show while they wait. This means even if the camera operator is a large distance away from the switcher, they can still keep up with what’s happening and remain alert.

Powered by Blackmagic OS

With the advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. It features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more.

Supports 3D LUTs for Film Looks

When Blackmagic RAW files use logarithmic film gamma to preserve the camera dynamic range, 3D LUTs can be used to convert the images on the viewfinder display from looking flat and washed out. 3D LUTs solve this problem because they convert the image just before it's displayed on the LCD. This allows the film gamma images being recorded to be converted to nicer looking images on the LCD. 3D LUTs are also saved into the Blackmagic RAW files so they can be used in later post production, but they are never burned into the Blackmagic RAW image data, so you always have the option to disable them. This means the 3D LUT is transported in the Blackmagic RAW file, but only used when you enable it.

Localized in 11 Popular Languages

The Blackmagic Studio Cameras are designed to be used worldwide so they support 11 popular languages. When setting up your camera, you can choose to work in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. It’s easy to switch to another language simply by going into the menu settings. When switching between languages, all the on screen overlays, heads up display, and setup menus will be displayed in the selected language and you can change languages any time you like.

Powers from DC or 10G Ethernet

Blackmagic Studio Cameras have lots of different power options. All models have a common 12V DC locking power connector so the cable won't be accidentally pulled out. Plus, the camera includes a power supply with 5 different AC socket adapters for different countries. However if you're using a single Ethernet cable to connect to the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model, then the whole camera and its accessories can be powered from the Ethernet connection. The Blackmagic Studio Converter has a large power supply that adds PoE power to the Ethernet cable so you don't need any power connection to the camera. That’s a great solution when there's no power available where the cameras are placed.

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Plus
Studio Camera 4K Plus

Perfect studio camera for ATEM Mini

Blackmagic Design Studio Converter
Studio Converter

Converter for Studio Camera 4K Pro
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Blackmagic Design Focus Demand
Focus Demand

Focus control for Blackmagic Studio Cameras
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Blackmagic Design Zoom Demand
Zoom Demand

Zoom control of MFT lenses with power zoom for Blackmagic Studio Cameras
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New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera 7.4.1?

Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder

  • USB performance improvements

Blackmagic RAW 2.1

  • Add native support for Apple Silicon on Mac.
  • Add optimised CPU decoding for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K clips.
  • Add Blackmagic Gen 5 Color Science Technical Reference document.
  • Add support for Blackmagic RAW clips from Panasonic S1H, S1 and S5.
  • Add support for Blackmagic RAW clips from Nikon Z 6II and Z 7II.
  • Blackmagic RAW plugin performance improvements for Premiere Pro.
  • General performance and stability improvements

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.4

  • Added support for Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus
  • Added support for Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro

Blackmagic Camera 7.3 Update

This new software update is now available for download for the following models:

Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, 6K and 6K Pro

  • Upgrades the luminance histogram to RGB histogram
  • Adds colour channel clipping indicators
  • Adds false colour guide display
  • Adds LCD screen calibration settings
  • Improves auto focus and active lens control
  • Improves focus peaking visibility
  • Fixes an issue with importing LUTs and Presets

Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K

  • Adds support for Generation 5 colour science
  • Adds 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW recording for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
  • Adds support for LCD screen dimming for power conservation
  • Adds Q1 and Q3 Blackmagic RAW recording options

URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Fixes bug that can cause image misalignment

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.2.1

The following models have new features.

    Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K
  • Improved time remaining readout.
  • Improved focus assist thresholds.
  • Updates for manufacturing.
  • General performance improvements.
    Minimum system requirements for Mac
  • macOS 11.1 BigSur or later
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina or later
    Minimum system requirements for Blackmagic Camera Setup on Windows
  • Windows 10 64-bit or later

Additional Information

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included "Third Party Licenses.rtf" document.


What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.6

New features for SMPTE Fiber Converters.

  • Add sidetone adjustment on intercom 1 and 2.
  • Add ability to enable phantom power on intercom 1 and 2.
  • Add Level A and B option for down converted 12G program return.
  • Add ability to lock to bi-level reference.
  • Added passthrough of HDR payload IDs.
  • Improved iris control from 12G SDI signals.
  • Improved reference timing accuracy and stability.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K

  • Fixed issue with some Bluetooth commands not responding.

No new features in 6.9.6 for other camera models.

What’s new in Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 2

  • Added support for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K.
  • Added support for dual card recording.
  • Updated to Blackmagic Color Science Gen 5.
  • Added additional ISO support for URSA Mini Pro G1.
  • Added support for Blackmagic RAW 2.0 on Windows.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.5

New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K.

  • Improved metadata support for ATEM Mini Pro
  • Added support for manual iris ring control on some Panasonic Leica lenses

No new features in 6.9.5 for other camera models.

What’s new in Blackmagic RAW 1.8
  • Added support for Sigma fp Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.4

New features for original URSA Mini Pro G1 model.

  • Updated this release to fix highlights issue.
  • Add language localization support.
  • Add slider and 1/3rd stop increments when adjusting ISO.
  • Add common off-speed frame rate options above slider.
  • Add ability to embed custom LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips.
  • Add sidetone level adjustment.
  • Add improved ballistics and scaling of audio meters.
  • Add choice of -18 or -20dB reference levels for audio meters.
  • Add ability to remap the HFR button.
  • Add ability to disable function and HFR buttons.
  • Add ability to remap VTR and Ret buttons on B4 lenses.
  • Add quick media switching from the heads up display.
  • Add support for HDR metadata in SDI output.
  • Add 'LUT' icon to status text overlays.
  • Add 'PRE' icon to status text overlays for preset timecode.
  • Add 2:1, 1:1 and 4:5 monitoring frame guides.
  • Add customizable frame guides.
  • Add ability to lock timecode to SDI Input.
  • Retain jam synced timecode after power cycle.
  • Improved jam sync timecode accuracy after playback.
  • Improved stability when using external or program reference.
  • Improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs.
  • Improved accuracy of status text on SDI outputs.
  • Improved ND filter status text.
  • Improved auto exposure speed and performance.
  • Improved media formatting user interface.

No new features in 6.9.4 for other camera models.

What’s new in Blackmagic RAW 1.7
  • Added support for Panasonic EVA1 Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.
  • Added support for Canon EOS C300 Mark II Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.
  • Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro plugin general performance and stability improvements.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro
  • Blackmagic Studio Camera Sun Shade
  • Tripod Mount compatible with 15mm lightweight rails
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • External 12V DC power supply with locking connector and international sockets adapters for most countries.
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