Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro – Production Camera

The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro offers a 4K sensor with 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 link.

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Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro

The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro offers a 4K sensor with 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 link.

Designed for powerful SDI switchers, Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro adds professional 12G-SDI and 10G Ethernet connections. That’s perfect when the camera is located a long distance from a switcher. There’s a 12G-SDI output and a 12G-SDI program return input that includes camera control, talkback and tally. You also get the same powerful HDMI output with control features. What’s more, is the 10G Ethernet connection that allows you all connections on a single cable for an SMPTE style workflow.

Two models to choose from

There are two models of the Blackmagic Studio Camera; so you can choose the one best for the work you do. Even with two different models, each camera still has the same imaging specifications, so have the same look when mixed and matched on the same job. The distinctive design has the benefits of a large studio camera because it’s a combination of camera and viewfinder in a single lightweight design. Both models feature gain from -12dB (100 ISO) up to +36dB (25,600 ISO) for amazing low light performance with low image grain and noise, as well as maximum dynamic range from the sensor. That means you can shoot in locations with limited lighting. Both models even have built-in colour correctors.

LightweightCarbon Fiber Polycarbonate

The Studio Camera 4K Pro is built from advanced carbon fibre reinforced polycarbonate. As a result, it is lightweight and very strong. That’s important when you are carrying multiple cameras into venues such as; old theatres, stadiums or nightclubs that have crazy stairs and hard to access backstage areas. Plus the ergonomic design has all external connections on the tripod handle side of the camera. This design and the folding sunshade makes the cameras extremely fast to set up.

Highly VisibleTally Light

Blackmagic Studio Cameras have a large built-in tally light to see which camera is on-air. The light is so big, you can see it from a great distance! Plus you can number each camera as they include numeric decals. There’s also a separate tally light on the rear under the sunshade, perfect when tilting the camera down. Tally is flexible as it works via SDI, HDMI or the Ethernet connection. When using Ethernet, the Blackmagic Studio Converter even includes conventional tally GPI inputs!

Large Built-In Viewfinder

The design of the Blackmagic Studio Camera is based on an incredible full HD resolution viewfinder. It features a bright screen and a wide viewing angle. Until now, only incredibly expensive studio cameras had the advantage of such a large viewfinder for better focusing and framing of shots! For outdoor use, there’s a sunshade included that folds up to protect the screen. You can easily unclip and removed the sunshade, or even replaced it with the metal sunshade from the URSA Studio Viewfinder.

Studio Camera 4K Pro with Touchscreen and Manual Controls

For fast-moving live production, it’s vital to have all camera controls instantly accessible. The viewfinder LCD is also a touchscreen so you can access camera settings via on-screen menus. You get knobs for LCD brightness and contrast, and a focus peaking knob lets you fine-tune the focus highlighting for accurate camera focus. There are also touch parameters for camera settings such as colour temp, gain, audio level and more. Plus there’s even a program return and customizable function buttons!

PopularMicro FourThirds Lens Mount

Photographic lenses are designed to handle high resolutions and are mass-produced; they’re great for high-end television use. The MFT lens mount allows you to choose from a massive range of lenses from a wide range of different manufacturers. Often MFT lenses are so well built, you get broadcast-style results combined with very accurate focus and zoom control. This means you can add the optional focus and zoom demands and use the camera just like a professional broadcast camera.

Both Broadcast and Consumer Connections

The Blackmagic Studio Cameras look attractive but still, provide all the connections in a logical layout. The connections on the right are for all video inputs and outputs and this means they can be tied to the tripod handle. On the left side are the connections for your talkback, audio inputs, USB and more. That’s great for headphones as the connection on the camera is on the same side as the connection on the headphones, so you don’t have to deal with any cable tangles.

Studio Camera 4K Plus Includes a Tripod Mount

Every Blackmagic Studio Camera includes a tripod mount so you don’t need to purchase any accessories. The mount includes a quick-release sliding plate, so you can attach the camera to the tripod just by sliding it onto the plate. That makes setup very fast when arriving on location. Plus the tripod mount includes two horizontal mounting holes so you can add optional rails when you need to support heavy items on the lens side of the camera such as prompters, ND filters or heavy lenses.

DC, XLR or Ethernet Powered

The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a common plug pack power connection with a locking ring; so it won’t get disconnected accidentally. On the Pro model, you can also connect via a 4 pin broadcast-style XLR power connection or; if you use the Blackmagic Studio Converter to connect via Ethernet. The single Ethernet connection will also fully power the camera. That means when you use Ethernet, you don’t need to plug in any local camera power at all!

  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Capture up to UHD 4K 3840 x 2160p60
  • 7″ High-Brightness HDR Touchscreen LCD
  • Record to External USB Type-C Disks
  • Records Blackmagic RAW, Up to 25,600 ISO
  • 12G-SDI, HDMI & 10G Ethernet Video I/O
  • XLR & 3.5mm Audio Input, Built-In Mics
  • Built-In DaVinci Resolve Color Corrector
  • Large Tally Light, 5-Pin Headset Plug
  • Light Carbon Fiber Polycarbonate Body

What’s Included

  • 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.

Warranty

  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.

 

Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size: 17.78mm x 10mm (Four Thirds)

Lens Mount: Active MFT Mount.

Lens Control: Iris, focus, zoom on supported lenses.

Dynamic Range: 13 Stops.

Dual Native ISO: 0dB and 18dB gain.

Sensitivity at 0dB Gain:

  • f11 with 2160p59.94.
  • f12 with 2160p50.
  • at 2,000 lux with 89.9% reflectance.

Signal to Noise Ratio: 63dB for 2160p.

Shooting Resolutions: 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps.

Frame Rates

  • 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 frames per second.
  • Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in Ultra HD.

Focus: Autofocus is available using compatible lenses.

Screen Dimensions: 7 inch 1920 x 1200

Screen Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Screen Brightness: 2000 nits

Controls: Touchscreen camera settings and menus with rotary settings dial, program button, F1, F2 and F3 assignable function buttons, brightness contrast and peaking dials.

Mounting Options

  • 2 x 1/4 inch tripod mount.
  • 1 x 3/8 inch tripod mount.

 

Connections

SDI Video Inputs: 1

SDI Video Outputs: 1

SDI Rates: 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

HDMI 2.0 Video Outputs: 1

Analog Audio Input

  • 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
  • 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. Can also be used for Timecode input.

Analog Audio Output

  • 1 x 5-pin XLR for talkback headset.
  • 1 x 3.5mm TRRS mini jack for headphones with mic.

Reference Inputs: Tri-Sync or Black Burst when used with optional Blackmagic Studio Converter.

SDI Audio Output: 2 channels of program audio embedded in 1.5G/3G/6G/12G-SDI. 2 talkback channels on 15 and 16

Remote Control: Remote camera control over SDI, HDMI or Ethernet.

Ethernet: 10Gb/s

Computer Interface: 2 x USB Type‑C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5Gb/s) expansion ports for external recording and focus / zoom demand connection. Software updates using USB‑C Port A.

 

Audio

Microphone: Integrated stereo microphone.

Built-in Speaker: 1 x mono speaker.

Standards

SD Video Standards: None

HD Video Standards: 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60,

1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60.
SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B, SMPTE 2081‑1, SMPTE 2081‑10, SMPTE 2082‑1 and SMPTE 2082‑10

SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24‑bit.

 

Media

Media: 2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 expansion ports for external media for recording Blackmagic RAW.

Media Format: Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

 

Supported Codecs

Codecs

  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q1,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q3,
  • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5

 

Storage Features

Storage Type: 2 x USB‑C 3.1 Gen 1 expansion ports for external media.

Recording Formats: Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1, Q0, Q1, Q3 and Q5 in Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 at the selected frame rate.

Storage Rates: Storage rates are based on 30 frames per second.

  • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)
  • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 – 127 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 77 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 48 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 32 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 96 to 190 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW Q1 – 64 to 153 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW Q3 – 43 to 109 MB/s
  • Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 26 to 64 MB/s
  • Constant Quality storage rates quoted are indicative only.
  • Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.

 

Control

External Control

  • Blackmagic Zoom Demand and Blackmagic Focus Demand for controlling your camera and lens from tripod handles.
  • Blackmagic Control Protocol over SDI and HDMI for external control when used with a compatible ATEM switcher with ATEM Software Control or ATEM Camera Control Panel. Includes control of some camera settings, focus, iris and zoom with compatible lenses, color corrector, tally and record start and stop to external media via USB expansion port.

 

Colour Corrector: DaVinci YRGB

 

Talkback and Tally

Live Tally Indicator

  • 1 x front-facing for talent,
  • 1 x rear facing for operator.

Talkback: SDI Channels 15 and 16.

 

Software

Software Included: Blackmagic Camera Setup for Mac and Windows.

 

Operating Systems

  • Mac 10.15 Catalina,
  • Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later.
  • Windows 10, 64-bit.

 

Power Requirements

Power Supply: 1 x External 12V DC 60W power supply.

Power Inputs

  • 1 x 12V DC locking 5.5 mm barrel connector.
  • 1 x 12V DC 4 pin XLR input for external power supply or battery use.
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet connector for power from Type 4 PoE power supplies.

 

Power Usage

  • 26 ‑ 40 W using DC input.
  • 30 ‑ 46 W using PoE input.

 

Optional Accessories

  • Blackmagic Focus Demand
  • Blackmagic Zoom Demand
  • Blackmagic Studio Converter
  • ATEM Mini switchers
  • ATEM Television Studio Pro switchers
  • Blackmagic 3G‑SDI Shield for Arduino

 

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

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