Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K is a compact size Ultra HD camera design for live productions, it supports video formats 3840 x 2160p, up to 30fps, and 1080p video, up to 60 fps. Apart from that, there is the active MFT mount that can handle native MFT lens or to wide range of other vintage and modern lenses, including B4 lens. It can send output 10-bit 4:2:2 video via 6G-SDI connection that can be remotely controlled from the ATEM switcher using the SDI control protocol.
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K has plenty professional studio features into the compact form factor as well as the built-in color corrector, tally indicator, talkback, PTZ control output, and the B4 lens control output. Thanks to the portable size and shape that similar to the action camera, as such you will be easier to carry it on set or mount on the place or on the rigs which bigger camera won't fit.
For having expansion on the connections of Micro Studio Camera 4K, there is an expansion port that expands the connections on the camera via the included breakout cable. As for the breakout cable, it offers PTZ serial output for the usage with motorized heads. In the package, you will have the included DC power input, genlock reference input, and LANC control. More about other connections, this camera also has HDMI monitor output and 3.5mm audio input. For power supply, there is the included AC power adapter which takes 70 minutes for charging by attaching the optional Canon LP-E6 battery to the rear body.
Live Multi Camera Production
The small size and completely open design of the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K makes it perfect for any live multi camera production! It’s virtually invisible and can be hidden just about anywhere on set, giving you the ability to have more camera angles than ever before so you can create a more interesting program. You can even hide them on stage to get incredible shots of live performances or, because they’re so small, safely fly them overhead during sporting events. It can also be used in the studio by rigging it with a professional broadcast lens and a Blackmagic Video Assist for monitoring.
The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is engineered with a super tough magnesium alloy core in a body that’s not much larger than the lens mount itself! You can use affordable, high performance MFT lenses or add a B4 adapter to work with traditional broadcast lenses. The Micro Studio Camera’s SDI program input accepts commands via the SDI connection from any ATEM the SDI connection from any ATEM switcher so you get remote control of camera settings, color balancing, black level, gamma, lens focus, iris and zoom control and much more. The expansion port includes PTZ and B4 lens control outputs so you can remote control remote heads and broadcast lenses all from a single SDI connection.
Flexible Expansion Port
The Micro Studio Camera is perfect for remote use because it includes an expansion port with multiple control connections such as a PTZ serial output connection so you can use motorized heads, B4 data link output for controlling broadcast lenses and you can even build customized camera control solutions using the S.Bus input. The expansion connector uses a common HD-15 connector so you can easily make your own cables or use the breakout cable that’s included. The expansion port also includes DC camera power in, LANC and reference input.
Ultra HD Image Sensor
This camera includes an incredible quality broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor for amazing clarity and the finest textures. Ultra HD is even more important when you’re working in HD because the extra sensor resolution completely eliminates any color loss from the sensor’s bayer pattern so you get full bandwidth RGB HD color and superior sub pixel anti-aliasing for amazing fine image detail. The Micro Studio Camera 4K has a 6G-SDI connection so it works up to 30 frames per second in Ultra HD and can also be switched to 3G-SDI or HD-SDI so it can operate up to 1080p60. If you’re working in HD or Ultra HD the Micro Studio Camera 4K can easily handle both.
Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Active MFT photo lenses are designed to be small, light weight and produce super sharp images at a much higher resolution than traditional video lenses which makes them perfect for Ultra HD. They can be remotely controlled using the return SDI program feed from your ATEM switcher or from the expansion port on the camera. You can even add a lens mount adapter to use your existing collection of Broadcast B4 lenses or even feature film style PL lenses!
The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes a full size HDMI connector for local video monitoring so you can add a monitor to the camera or quickly plug in a local monitor when you’re setting the position of a remote camera or changing camera menus. There is a mini BNC connector for the main camera SDI output and a miniBNC connector for the camera program input which can be used to provide reference, control camera CCU settings, return talkback audio and tally status. There is a 3.5mm mic input for external microphones and a 3.5mm headphone socket that supports an iPhone compatible mic so you can use it for talkback.
Remote Camera Control
The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K works with standard SDI camera control protocols. That means you can connect the program feed from any model of ATEM Switcher to the camera’s SDI input and remotely control any setting in the camera, color correct or even change focus, iris and zoom on supported lenses. Broadcast cameras traditionally have basic CCU color balance controls, however the Micro Studio Camera 4K includes a full DaVinci primary color corrector so you get so much more than simple CCU controls because you can also do a full color grade in the camera. Now the technical director can fine tune the settings and match the looks of cameras quickly.
Great Quality Sound
The built in stereo microphones are engineered for high quality audio and feature a mechanical design that helps reduce unwanted wind noise so you get great sounding audio. When you need better audio in windy outdoor conditions such as sporting events, you can plug in an external mic with a wind sock to capture clean sound! The camera instantly switches to the external microphone when one is connected and can work with both line or mic levels. Whether you’re using the built in microphones or attaching one from the outside, the audio is embedded into the SDI video output so you get perfect audio and video sync!
Built In Talkback
The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes an iPhone style headphone socket with mic so you get full talkback support. You can also use standard noise canceling headsets, like those from Bose, Sennheiser and more to hear the technical director without distraction from the audience. Because the camera has an SDI connection to the switcher and an SDI connection from the switcher the talkback audio is embedded into channels 15 and 16 of the SDI signal and you get two way communication. If you’re setting up fixed cameras, talkback makes it easy to walk from camera to camera and plug in your headset to communicate with the rest of the crew to get the best angles and framing.
Battery or External Power
The camera includes a 12V to 30V DC power input so you can power the camera using any standard power supply or even a simple plug pack. There is a standard LP-E6 Canon compatible battery receptacle on the back of the camera so you can add a battery to get local back up power if the power supply gets accidentally disconnected during a critical live broadcast. The power input is located on the expansion port so you can simply connect power to the breakout cable or you can make a custom cable so you can have multiple camera connections over longer distances and all down a single cable loom.
13.056mm x 7.344mm
3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
HD 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.97, 60, 1080i50, 59.94, Ultra HD 2160p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
Remote focus control via expansion connector or ATEM Switcher CCU protocols via SDI when using compatible lenses.
Iris control via Up and Down buttons, remote control via expansion connector or ATEM Switcher CCU protocols via SDI when using compatible lenses.
Active MFT mount
5 control buttons including Set, Up, Down, Menu, and Power.
Integrated stereo microphone, active when camera is recording.
1 x 1/4" (top), 3 x 1/4" (bottom)
SDI Video Output
1 x 6G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector.
SDI Video Input
1 x 6G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector.
SDI Audio Output
2 channel embedded audio support in SDI stream.
DB-HD15 serial connector provides support for:
1 x S.Bus channel input
B4 lens control output
1 x 3.5mm stereo audio mic or line level.
1 x 3.5mm stereo connector for stereo headphones, compatible with iPhone headsets for talkback.
Remote control over SDI via ATEM Switcher CCU protocols or via expansion port using LANC or S.Bus.
USB Mini-B port for software updates and configuration.
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, Draft SMPTE 2081-1
SDI Audio Sampling
Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit
Blackmagic Camera Setup
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Canon LP-E6 (not included)
Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
External Power Input
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
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
Turret dust cap
12V AC Adapter
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
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