Blackmagic announces several new products for live broadcasting and production, including a new generation of studio cameras. Two models appear, a somewhat simpler Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus, which can be combined with an ATEM Mini Live mixer, and a Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro for a professional SDI or HDMI mixer. It offers all the functionality of the Plus model, but also has 12G-SDI, professional XLR audio, a brighter HDR LCD, 5-pin talk and 10G Ethernet IP connectivity.
New, among other things. The ability to record 12-bit Blackmagic RAW via USB-C on external drives, so the cameras could theoretically also be used in studios without live-action. At 1,315 euros for the Plus model and 1,825 euros for the Pro version, studio cameras are more expensive than before.
Both models support counting, camera control and recording playback via HDMI porteg for use with ATEM mini blenders. In addition to the built-in microphone, headphone, and mic connections, there are two USB-C expansion ports and an HDMI output. Plus an internal color corrector.
The built-in 4K sensor 17.78mm x 10mm (four thirds) has a dynamic range of 13 stops. Gain values range from -12 dB (100 ISO) to +36 dB (25,600 ISO), and the gain can be determined by the camera or by a synthesizer via the SDI or Ethernet remote control. Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science has also been implemented in new studio cameras. Frame rates from 23.98 to 60 fps (4K/UHD) are supported.
The 7-inch touchscreen (or viewfinder) has two knobs on the side and rotary knobs for brightness, contrast, and peak focus. On-screen overlays show status and recording parameters graphFocus on peak indicators, levels, image edge marks, and more. For monitoring, 3D lookup tables are available in color and appearance as desired. In the Plus model, the screen brightness is 600 cd / m², and in the Pro model it is 2000 cd / m².
The common MFT lens connection for Blackmagic Studio cameras ensures compatibility with a large number of affordable photo lenses. Users can customize the camera with optional focus and Zoom It is required to adjust the aperture and focus zoom no longer manually, but using a tripod knob as with large studio cameras, similar to expensive B4 broadcast lenses. new focus and Zoom Requirements Compatible with all Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K models. everybody Zoom Focus Demands provides two USB-C ports for daisy-chaining and one USB port for connecting to the camera.
For the power supply, both models have a 12V DC power connector with a locking mechanism to prevent accidental disconnection. When using the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model, the entire camera and accessories can be powered via a single cable, an Ethernet connection. Since Ethernet cables are supplied with PoE power via the powerful Blackmagic Studio adapter, there is no need to connect the camera to power.
In the carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate housing, there is a machined metal tripod thread, and a quick-fitting plate is included.
Blackmagic Studio 4K Pro Camera
With 12G-SDI, 10GBASE-T Ethernet, Talkback and balanced XLR audio inputs, the advanced Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model is built for broadcast workflows. For faster settings, a 10G Ethernet connection supports video, recording, talk, and power alone. This is similar to the SMPTE fiber optic workflow, but with cheaper Category 6A copper Ethernet cable.
All signals can be fed into the camera via the same connection via Ethernet IP link – camera feed, program feed back, the time, op, Tally, Talkback, and control are all done through a single cable. The required additives are transferred to the side of the mixer Blackmagic Studio Converter All video signals are supplied with Ethernet cable. So you don’t have to connect the camera to the power source.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro model also has SDI-to-talk communications so the transducer can communicate with cameras during live events. The Talkback connection is built into the side of the camera and supports common 5-pin XLR headphones.
Professional XLR input for two channels of balanced audio supports +24dB line levels. In addition to the equivalent input noise of -131 dB(A), it is equipped with an ultra-low noise microphone preamplifier with P48 phantom power. This is followed by two HDR analog to digital converters with 117dB for high-end sound as required by broadcasters and sound engineers.
The new Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus and 4K Pro should be available now for 1,315 euros and 1,825 euros, respectively. Blackmagic focus and Zoom Orders cost 255 euros each.
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