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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K

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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Resolutions up to UHD 3840x2160
  • 10" LCD (1920 x 1200 Resolution)
  • Built-In Talkback
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K 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, 12G-SDI inputs/outputs, and even optical fiber via an optional module.
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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Lightweight Design
  • 3Integrated 10" LCD Screen
  • 4Control Panel
  • 5Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • 6Broadcast Connections
  • 7Optional Bi-Directional Optical Fiber Module
  • 8Built-In Talkback
  • 9Illuminated Tally
  • 10View Program Video
  • 11Multiple Mounting Points
  • 12Hot Swappable Power
  • 13ATEM Camera Control Update

The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K 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, 12G-SDI inputs/outputs, and even optical fiber via an optional module.

The camera offers Ultra HD resolutions at frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30p. It also 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 12G-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 (12G-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.

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Specs

Camera
Sensor Size13.056 x 7.344 mm
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds (active), with auto iris control button
Shutter Speed1/50 to 1/2000 second
White BalanceSix presets: 3200K, 4500K, 5000K, 5600K, 6500K, and 7500K
Resolution3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1920 x 1080i 50/59.9/60
Display
TypeIntegrated TFT-LCD
Size10.1" (25.7 cm)
Resolution1920 x 1200
Connections
ComplianceSMPTE 292M
SDI Video Output1 x 12G-SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2
SDI Video Input1 x 12G-SDI
Reference Input1 x Reference input
Optical Fiber Compatibility6G Optical Fiber input and output (via optional optical fiber module)
Analog Audio Input2 x XLR analog, switchable between mic and line levels; Phantom power support
Analog Audio OutputAviation headphone (Fixed Wing Plugs) output for talkback and audio monitoring
SDI Audio Output2 channels in 12G-SDI 48 KHz and 24-bit
2 channels for talkback on channel 15-16
Remote Control1 x 2.5 mm LANC for iris and focus control
SDI CCU control from ATEM
USB1 x USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates
General
MicrophoneIntegrated stereo microphone
Mounting Options2 x 3/8" tripod mount
10 x 1/4"-20 threaded holes (4 on top of the camera, 3 on left, 3 on right)
ControlsPush button controls for navigating menus
Operating Systems SupportedMac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7 or later
Power Requirements11 to 30 VDC
External Power Input1 x 4-pin XLR
BatteryIntegrated lithium-ion polymer battery
Battery LifeApprox. 4 hours
Battery Charge TimeApprox. 4 hours
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90%, non-condensing
Dimensions10.05 x 7.66 x 4.47" (25.53 x 19.46 x 11.35 cm)
Weight4.44 lb (2.01 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 9.9 x 8.4"
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Answered by: AskBMD Black magic Design Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Where does the camera storage the data? A card or it needs an output via HDMI/SDI to a deck?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Studio Camera 4K is a live video camera only. It does not have any recording capabilities. To record the video, connect SDI to a HyperDeck, recorder or capture device.
Answered by: AskBMD Black magic Design Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Panasonic 4/3
Asked by: George R.
This camera does offer a micro four thirds mount. Compatible lens examples can be seen below. If you have any further inquiries for lens specifications for the camera, feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]
Answered by: Richard B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What aviation headset works with the talkback feature of this camera and ships to canada for free over $99?
Asked by: Peter P.
I am sorry to say that B&H does not sell the Aviation Headsets that will work with the Studio Camera 4k. Here is a link to the website that Blackmagic Design recommends for compatible options. http://bit.ly/2avtaU3
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What is the longest length of SDI cable that is compatible with the 12G-SDI signal that can ship to Canada for free over $99?
Asked by: Peter P.
Laird Digital Cinema makes a 12G Rated UHD Cable with Neutrik rear Twist UHD BNC Connectors that is 250 feet. It is the longer 12G-SDI Rated cable in our inventory. However it is special order and will not be eligible for free shipping to Canada. At this time we do not have any 12G-SDI rated cables that will qualify for free shipping to Canada.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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any clue if this will be compatible with the new canon CN-E lens that has servo zoom, if they were used with a metabones smart adapter? Would the servo zoom and iris function normally? because if so...game changer.
Asked by: William
The soon to be released Canon CN-E 18-80 lens can be mounted on the Studio Camera 4k with an adapter. However complete functionality will only be possible with the Canon C100 Mark II and C300 Mark II.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What headset works with this camera and ships to Canada for free?
Asked by: Peter P.
The headphone jack is a conventional 1/4 TRS phone jack connection for monitoring only; no talkback. I was unable to find headphones with free shipping. You could use these workhorse headphones. The shipping cost is only $13.00. Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is there a way to remote zoom with this camera?
Asked by: Wayne R.
yes, but only if you buy the lens with varizoom.
Answered by: RENE G.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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