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The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 6K Pro (EF Mount) is designed as the ultimate studio camera, with a bigger 6K Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount for genuine cinematic images in live production. There are built-in ND filters that allow you to reduce the amount of light entering the camera, enabling you to operate in a wider variety of scenarios, including strong sunlight. Moreover, direct streaming to the Internet is included! You also receive 12GSDI, HDMI, and 10G Ethernet, which enables all connections on a single cable for a significantly less expensive SMPTE-style workflow.
Designed for Live Production
Blackmagic Studio Camera is developed for live production, but its utility is not restricted to a live switcher! It records Blackmagic RAW to USB drives, thus it may be utilized in any situation where a tripod is required! It is ideal for chat shows, television production, broadcast news, sports, education, conference presentations, and even weddings due to its 7" viewfinder. The wide, bright display with side grips, a touch screen, and tactile buttons makes it simple to track shots and comfortable to use for extended periods. Because it is so lightweight, it is ideal for continuously moving locations and performing various types of labor.
Revolutionary Studio Camera Design
Big broadcasters utilize pricey, immobile studio cameras that are incredibly enormous and expensive. The unique Blackmagic Studio Camera has all the advantages of a large studio camera since it combines the camera and viewfinder into a single compact design. It includes a carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate body with unique technology in a compact form. It is simple to follow and frame shots using the camera's 7-inch viewfinder due to its design for live production. The touchscreen contains menus for camera settings and controls for brightness, contrast, and focus peaking. Moreover, a tripod attachment with mounting plate is supplied for speedy setup!
Exceptional Low Light Performance
ISO is a measurement of the image sensor's light sensitivity in modern cameras. This implies that the higher the ISO, the more gain can be added, allowing photography in natural light or even at night! Gain ranges from -12dB (100 ISO) to +36dB (25,600 ISO) on the Blackmagic Studio Camera, allowing it to eliminate grain and noise in photos while keeping the entire dynamic range of the sensor. The native ISO setting is 400, which is suitable for studio lighting conditions. While photographing in low-light conditions, the secondary high base ISO of 3200 is ideal. With SDI or Ethernet remote camera control, the gain can be set remotely from a switcher or on the camera itself.
Get Cinematic Images in Live Production
Amazing sensors combined with Blackmagic generation 5 color science give you the same imaging technology used in digital film cameras. That means you can now use cinematic images for live production! Plus, when combined with the built in DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector you get much better images than simple broadcast cameras. The color corrector can even be controlled from the switcher. With 13 stops of dynamic range, the camera has darker blacks and brighter whites, perfect for color correction. Great for both HD and Ultra HD production, the 4K models feature a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and the 6K model has a resolution of 6144 x 3456. Plus, all models support 23.98 to 60 fps.
Affordable Photographic Lenses
With the popular EF or MFT lens mounts, Blackmagic Studio Cameras are compatible with a wide range of affordable photographic lenses. Photographic lenses are incredible quality because they're designed for use in high resolution photography. Plus, the active lens mount lets you adjust the lens remotely! To eliminate the need to reach around to adjust the lens manually, the optional focus and zoom demands let you adjust the lens from the tripod handles just like a large studio camera! This means you avoid camera shake when adjusting the lens so you can track shots and operate the camera without taking your hands off the tripod! It gives you the same feel as an expensive B4 broadcast lens!
Frame Shots with Large 7" Viewfinder
The large 7" high resolution screen will totally transform how you work with the camera because it's big enough to make framing shots much easier. The Pro models feature an HDR display with extremely high brightness, perfect outdoors in sunlight! On screen overlays show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides and more. You can even apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired color and look. The touchscreen also has menus and you can load and customize presets for different jobs. The included sun shade can be folded to protect the screen for transport plus it's compatible with sun shades from the Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder!
Physical and Touchscreen Controls
Blackmagic Studio Cameras feature physical buttons and knobs as well as controls on the touchscreen. Knobs on the right side of the camera allow adjusting of the brightness, contrast and focus peaking. The focus peaking knob is incredibly useful as it lets you fine tune the detail highlight so you can get perfect focus as you zoom. The 3 function buttons on the left can have functions assigned to them, such as zebra, false color, focus peaking, LUTs and more! Plus you can change the function assigned to each button in the menus. The touchscreen also includes a heads up display with the most important shooting information, as well as menus for all camera settings, LUTs and custom presets.
Built-in Tally for On Air Status
Blackmagic Studio Cameras feature a very large tally light that illuminates red for on air, green for preview and orange for ISO recording. The tally light also includes clip on transparent camera numbers, so it's easy for talent to see camera numbers from up to 20 feet away! The Blackmagic Studio Cameras support the SDI tally standard used on all ATEM live production switchers and the HDMI tally used on ATEM Mini switchers. This means that a director can cut between cameras and the tally information will be sent back to the cameras via the SDI program return feed, lighting up the tally light on the camera whenever it's on air. SDI tally eliminates complex wiring so job setup is faster.
Communicate with the Director via Talkback
Unlike consumer cameras, the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models have SDI connections that include talkback so the switcher operator can communicate with cameras during live events. That means the director can talk to the camera operators to guide shot selection, eliminating the problem where all cameras could have the same shot, at the same time! The talkback connector is built into the side of the camera and supports standard 5 pin XLR broadcast headsets. Talkback uses audio channels 15 and 16 in the SDI connection between the camera and the switcher, and in the program return from the switcher to the camera. This means any embedded SDI audio device can work with talkback!
Powerful Broadcast Connections
Blackmagic Studio cameras have lots of connections for connecting to both consumer and broadcast equipment. All models feature HDMI with tally, camera control and record trigger, so are perfect for ATEM Mini switchers! You also get headphone and mic connections, and 2 USB-C expansion ports. The advanced Blackmagic Studio Camera Pro models are designed for broadcast workflows so have 12G-SDI, 10GBASE-T Ethernet, talkback and balanced XLR audio inputs. The 10G Ethernet allows all video, tally, talkback and camera power via a single connection so setup is much faster! That's just like a SMPTE fiber workflow, but using standard Category 6A copper Ethernet cable so it's much lower cost.
Four Ways to Connect
Blackmagic Studio Cameras can be connected in lots of different ways! All models feature HDMI so are perfect for HDMI switchers such as ATEM Mini. The HDMI supports video, tally, control and record trigger for a broadcast style workflow using a single HDMI cable. The Blackmagic Studio Camera Pro models have 12G-SDI so you can connect it to SDI based switchers such as the ATEM Constellation. There's a 12G-SDI connection for camera video, and one for program return. The program return also includes tally, talkback and remote camera control. Or you can use 10G Ethernet to get camera video, program return, tally, talkback, camera control and even power using a regular Cat6A Ethernet cable!
Camera Control via SDI
All Blackmagic Design ATEM switchers can control cameras via a protocol embedded into the camera's SDI video connections. Setup is easy because all ATEM switchers broadcast control commands from the switcher’s SDI program output to the camera via the SDI program input. The switcher can perform color correction, tally and lens control and these are sent to all cameras. All you need to do is select the correct camera number and it all works. Even ATEM Mini switchers can control Blackmagic Studio Cameras because the HDMI output to the switcher has return data communication that can send control information back to the camera. All this means the camera operator is free to focus on framing shots.
SMPTE Fiber Style Workflow
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models support connecting cameras via a single Ethernet cable. It’s so simple, just plug in and you're ready! Traditional broadcast studio cameras use SMPTE fiber to communicate and power cameras, however SMPTE fiber is very expensive. Blackmagic Studio Camera Pro models have 10G Ethernet as an alternative to SMPTE fiber so it's much lower cost. The Ethernet includes all camera video, program return feeds, tally, talkback, camera control and also power. The Blackmagic Studio Converter handles all video conversions at the switcher end plus adds power to the Ethernet cable. That means you don't need to connect power to the camera!
Live Streaming for Global Remote Cameras
Now you can place cameras remotely, anywhere in the world as the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models have built in live streaming! This means you can place a camera in a remote location and it can generate a H.264 HD live stream that is sent over the internet back to the studio. Simply connect the camera to the internet using the built in Ethernet connection, or you can connect a 4G or 5G phone to the USB-C port to stream via remote data! The live stream is received in the studio by an ATEM Streaming Bridge where it's converted back to video for connection to a switcher. The ATEM Streaming Bridge can even send tally, talkback and camera control back to the camera!
USB Expansion Port for Accessories
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a high speed USB-C expansion port that allows you to record to external disks or connect to a wide range of accessories. Plug in an external USB flash disk and the camera can record high quality 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files for later editing and color correction. That means you can just move the disk to a computer to work, and you don't need to waste time with file copying. You can even plug in optional focus and zoom demands to allow full lens control. Plus the USB port will power any phone or disk that’s plugged in!
Blackmagic RAW Quality
Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from your camera. Some file formats such as H.264 are highly compressed, so add noise and artifacts, causing sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem so you get stunning images with incredible detail and rich color throughout the whole post production pipeline. Blackmagic RAW also saves camera settings as metadata so you can change ISO, white balance and exposure later in DaVinci Resolve. Plus the files are small and fast, so editing responsiveness is incredible. Only Blackmagic RAW gives you the highest quality, smallest files and fastest performance!
Blackmagic Studio Cameras include built in microphones so you get sound included in the design making setup much faster. Plus the built in microphones are shock and wind resistant, so you get great sound even in tough conditions! With each microphone placed at the edges of the screen, you get the advantage of the studio camera design for better stereo separation than what is possible on a regular video camera. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera microphones as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the Blackmagic Studio Camera Pro model you get professional XLR audio inputs and a built in speaker for listening to the program return audio.
Because the most common location to place microphones is near to cameras, the Pro models include the best audio ever designed into a studio camera! The professional 2 channel balanced XLR inputs support +24 dBu line level and have an ultra low noise microphone preamplifier with P48 phantom power alongside an equivalent input noise (E.I.N.) of ‑131 dBV(A). That's followed by two 117 dB high dynamic range analog to digital converters, so you get the high end audio demanded by broadcasters and audio engineers. This means any microphone plugged into the XLR inputs will have a higher level of noise than the camera's audio!
Monitor Program Video
The Blackmagic Studio Camera lets you view program video from the switcher at the press of a button! Simply press the camera’s PGM button and the viewfinder will switch from the camera display to the program return feed from the switcher. Plus the built in speaker lets you monitor the switcher audio. Program return is a fantastic feature as sometimes on large live shows, camera operators can be left waiting a long time for their camera to be used, so program return lets them watch the show while they wait. This means even if the camera operator is a large distance away from the switcher, they can still keep up with what’s happening and remain alert.
Built In ND Filters
Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro features high quality, remote controllable ND filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. Designed to match the colorimetry and color science of the camera, the 2, 4 and 6 stop filters give you additional latitude even under harsh lighting. The filters are designed to filter both optical and IR wavelengths evenly, eliminating IR contamination of the images. The ND filters can be electronically controlled by the function buttons on the back of the camera, using buttons on the demand and remotely. Because they can be controlled remotely by the camera control operator, the camera operator is free to focus on getting the perfect shot!
Powered by Blackmagic OS
With the advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. It features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more!
Supports 3D LUTs
When Blackmagic RAW files use logarithmic film gamma to preserve the camera dynamic range, 3D LUTs can be used to convert the images on the viewfinder display from looking flat and washed out. 3D LUTs solve this problem because they convert the image just before it's displayed on the LCD. This allows the film gamma images being recorded to be converted to nicer looking images on the LCD. 3D LUTs are also saved into the Blackmagic RAW files so they can be used in later post production, but they are never burned into the Blackmagic RAW image data, so you always have the option to disable them. This means the 3D LUT is transported in the Blackmagic RAW file, but only used when you enable it.
Localized in 13 Popular Languages
The Blackmagic Studio Cameras are designed to be used worldwide so they support 13 popular languages! When setting up your camera, you can choose to work in English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. It’s easy to switch to another language simply by going into the menu settings. When switching between languages, all the on screen overlays, heads up display, and setup menus will be displayed in the selected language and you can change languages any time you like!
Powers From DC or 10G Ethernet
Blackmagic Studio Cameras have lots of different power options! All models have a common 12V DC locking power connector so the cable won't be accidentally pulled out. Plus, the camera includes a power supply with 5 different AC socket adapters for different countries. However if you're using a single Ethernet cable to connect to the Blackmagic Studio Camera Pro models, then the whole camera and its accessories can be powered from the Ethernet connection. The Blackmagic Studio Converter has a large power supply that adds PoE power to the Ethernet cable so you don't need any power connection to the camera. That’s a great solution when there's no power available where the cameras are placed!