Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Resolutions up to 1080p60
  • 10" LCD (1920 x 1200 Resolution)
  • Built-In Talkback
  • Built-In 4 Hour Battery
  • Illuminated Tally
  • 3G-SDI & Optical Fiber Video I/O
  • XLR Audio Connections
  • 4-Pin XLR Power Connector
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
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  • 1Description

The Blackmagic Studio Camera HD is a compact and lightweight broadcast camera designed for live production. Constructed from a magnesium alloy body, the camera is light even for travel, yet durable enough for use in the field. It has a large 10" LCD screen with detachable sunshade and an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount for compatibility with a wide range of lenses. The camera also provides features you'd expect to find in larger studio cameras, such as tally indicators, talkback, XLR audio connections, 3G-SDI inputs/outputs, and even optical fiber via an optional module.

The camera offers 1080i and 1080p resolutions at frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60. It outputs 10-bit 4:2:2 video via its 3G-SDI output. For power, the camera has a built-in battery that lasts up to 4 hours on a single charge. The camera can also provides a standard 4-pin XLR power input for external power sources. The internal battery provides the added benefit of being able to hot swap external batteries without having to power off or interrupt recording.

The camera control buttons have been placed right below the viewfinder, letting you easily make adjustments without taking your eyes off your subject. The camera can also be controlled via ATEM switchers with a future update. The update will be available as a free download for both the camera and the ATEM switchers, and will send camera control commands down the SDI program feed to the camera to control focus, iris, gain, and more straight from any ATEM production switcher.

Compact and Lightweight Design
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a compact magnesium allow chassis that is both lightweight and strong, making it well suited for use in the studio or in the field. The camera body features a rubberized coating that gives extra grip when changing lenses. It's lightweight and compact size makes it easy to transport and be used in tight spaces.
Integrated 10" LCD Screen
The large 10" screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, letting you easily view your shots while operating the camera. The large detachable sunshade protects the screen from glare and creates your own private viewing space. With a wide viewing angle, you'll have a clear view of your image even when panning to extreme angles.
Control Panel
For easy operation, all of the most important control buttons are placed right below the LCD screen, letting you make adjustments without having to scroll through complicated menus. You can instantly turn on overlays, adjust focus and iris settings, activate talkback, and even select return program video.
Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
The Blackmagic Studio Camera uses an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Choose from available MFT lenses, or use third party adapters to mount anything from common DSLR lenses to PL-mount cinema lenses, or even B4 ENG broadcast lenses.
Broadcast Connections
Connections are grouped on both sides of the camera with video in and out (3G-SDI and optical fiber) and power on side, and XLR audio inputs, headphones, and LANC on the other. This lets you quickly setup and change cables as needed, while keeping them out of the way and protected during your production.
Optional Bi-Directional Optical Fiber Module
With the addition of an optional and user-upgradeable optical fiber module, you can use standard, low cost fiber optic cable to connect the camera to a switcher over large distances, even at the largest outdoor venues. The optical fiber connection is bi-directional and carries HD or Ultra HD video with embedded audio, talkback, tally, and even camera remote control.
Built-In Talkback
Built-in talking lets the camera operator and crew communicate at all times during production. The Blackmagic Studio Camera is compatible with general aviation headset connections, letting users choose from a wide range of available headsets. And because talkback is embedded in the optical or SDI video connection to the camera, you don't have to run separate talkback cables.
Illuminated Tally
The Blackmagic Studio Camera supports the tally SDI standard used on the ATEM range of live production switchers. This means that tally from the switcher is broadcast to all cameras from all video outputs of the ATEM switcher and it's sent to the camera via the program video connection. Tally lights illuminate automatically when your camera is live, and will stay illuminated during multiple cameras transitions. With a light on the front for talent, and a light above the viewfinder for the operator, cast and crew can easily see which cameras are on air.
View Program Video
View program video from your live production switcher at the press of a button. Simply press the camera's PGM button and the viewfinder will display the program video feed from your switcher, turning the viewfinder into a large SDI monitor. You can even use the program SDI input to view playback from a local HyperDeck recorder when using the Blackmagic Studio Camera for recording.
Multiple Mounting Points
A variety of mounting points lets you customize your rig to suit your product needs. The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes two 3/8"-16 mounting points on the bottom, and ten 1/4"-20 mounting points on the side and the top.
Hot Swappable Power
The large built-in battery lets you shoot for up to four hours on a single charge. There is also a standard 4-pin XLR power connector for external 12 to 24V power supplies. Because of the built-in battery, external batteries can be hot swapped without having to turn off the camera.
ATEM Camera Control Update
This update, which will be available as a free download for both the ATEM switchers and Blackmagic Studio Camera, allows for control of the camera from any ATEM production switcher. It works by sending the camera control commands down the SDI program feed to the camera and lets you adjust focus, iris, gain, and more. Blackmagic has also taken the primary color corrector from DaVinci Resolve and built it into the camera, which can be controlled from the ATEM switcher. This means you can control a full primary color corrector from the camera itself, letting you do more creative corrections than simple color balancing.
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD
  • Sun Shield and Attaching Screws
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • 12 VAC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor Size 12.48 x 7.02 mm
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds (active), with auto iris control button
    Shutter Speed 1/50 to 1/2000 second
    White Balance Six presets: 3200K, 4500K, 5000K, 5600K, 6500K, and 7500K
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    1920 x 1080i 50/59.9/60
    Type Integrated TFT-LCD
    Size 10.1" (25.7 cm)
    Resolution 1920 x 1200
    Compliance SMPTE 292M
    SDI Video Output 1 x 3G-SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2
    SDI Video Input 1 x 3G-SDI
    Reference Input 1 x Reference input
    Optical Fiber Compatibility 3G Optical Fiber input and output (via optional optical fiber module)
    Analog Audio Input 2 x XLR analog, switchable between mic and line levels; Phantom power support
    Analog Audio Output Aviation headphone (Fixed Wing Plugs) output for talkback and audio monitoring
    SDI Audio Output 2 channels in 3G-SDI 48 KHz and 24-bit
    2 channels for talkback on channel 15-16
    Remote Control 1 x 2.5 mm LANC for iris and focus control
    SDI CCU control from ATEM
    USB 1 x USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates
    Microphone Integrated stereo microphone
    Mounting Options 2 x 3/8" tripod mount
    10 x 1/4"-20 threaded holes (4 on top of the camera, 3 on left, 3 on right)
    Controls Push button controls for navigating menus
    Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
    Windows 7 or later
    Power Requirements 11 to 30 VDC
    External Power Input 1 x 4-pin XLR
    Battery Integrated lithium-ion polymer battery
    Battery Life Approx. 4 hours
    Battery Charge Time Approx. 4 hours
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.05 x 7.66 x 4.47" (25.53 x 19.46 x 11.35 cm)
    Weight 4.44 lb (2.01 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 10.1 x 8.1"

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