Blackmagic Design has announced a new family of Blackmagic Studio Cameras for live production.

The new compact all-in-one design is aimed at users who need cameras with professional features that are also fast to set up on location.

The new cameras include design features such as carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate and large integrated 7″ viewfinders so they are very light weight making them much easier to transport and setup than large traditional studio cameras.

Blackmagic Studio Cameras have the same features as large studio cameras, miniaturized into a single compact and portable design. Plus with digital film camera dynamic range and color science, the cameras can handle extremely difficult lighting conditions while producing cinematic looking images. The sensor features an ISO up to 25,600 so customers can create amazing images even in dimly lit venues. Advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built in color corrector, Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks and more.

While Blackmagic Studio Camera is designed for live production, it’s not limited to use with a live switcher because it records Blackmagic RAW to USB disks. Blackmagic says the large 7″ viewfinder makes it perfect for work such as chat shows, television production, broadcast news, sports, education and conference presentations.

 

 

“These new studio cameras are built on all the knowledge and customer feedback from the original Blackmagic Studio Cameras,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “These new models are a big step forward and they have been designed to be high end cameras, not entry level cameras. They might be small and self contained, but the features such as the built in 10G Ethernet, low light capability and professional viewfinder design make them very high end cameras for high end work!”

Here’s Blackmagic’s list of the Studio Cameras’ Features

  • Designed specifically for live production.

  • Carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate chassis.

  • Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low light performance.

  • Native 4K sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range.

  • Compatible with a wide range of popular MFT lenses.

  • Large 7 inch high brightness viewfinder.

  • Includes 12G-SDI, HDMI, 10G Ethernet connections.

  • Single 10G Ethernet allows SMPTE fiber style workflow.

  • USB-C port allows recording directly to external disks.

  • Features incredible quality Blackmagic RAW recording.

  • Built in stereo microphones with wide separation.

  • Professional mini XLR inputs with 48 volt phantom power.

  • Includes tripod mount for quick location setup.

  • Powers by 12V or Ethernet connection.

  • Optional focus and zoom demands for lens control.

  • Blackmagic Studio Converter allows all connections via Ethernet.

Blackmagic Studio Cameras are available now From $1,295.

Jon Creamer

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