Introducing Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s most advanced broadcast camera for live production! Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10” viewfinder, 4 hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fiber and SDI connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! The Blackmagic Studio Camera is available in HD and Ultra HD models, and is packed with all the advanced features you need for multi camera production and broadcast!
Designed for Live Production
Perfect for outdoor and indoor live production
Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location! The super bright large bright viewfinder and compact size of the Blackmagic Studio Camera makes it perfect for talk shows, sitcoms and broadcast news in the studio, or even live concerts and sporting events. The incredible lightweight compact design, foldable sunshade and interchangeable lenses mean you can pack an entire multi camera live production rig into a single road case! Because it’s so easy to setup and use, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is also perfect for corporate AV departments, houses of worship, schools and more!
Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design
The Blackmagic Studio camera features a compact and durable magnesium alloy body that is packed with innovative technology, making it the most rugged, portable and advanced studio camera in the world. You get a huge 10” viewfinder with sunshade for optimal viewing and control, a flexible MFT mount that gives you more lens options than any other studio camera, multiple mounting points and professional broadcast connections. Designed with the latest miniaturization technology and features, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is the world’s most advanced camera that's specifically designed for multiple camera live production.
Over 4 times the size of 1080HD!
Ultra HD is the broadcast standard of the future and 4K content is already being delivered to consumers today through web video channels like YouTube and Vimeo. New Ultra HD displays deliver a picture that has 4 times the resolution of 1080 HD, that’s a massive 3840 x 2160 pixels! From the newsroom to live sporting and theatrical events, there’s no faster way to capture the beauty and realism of Ultra HD 4K than to record a live switched program with Blackmagic Studio Cameras!
Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Supports the worlds best broadcast lenses
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters. You can use your existing photo lenses for smaller setups or fixed camera use, or then bolt on incredible broadcast ENG lenses for large live broadcasts. Third party lens adapters let you connect to all kinds of lens mounts for any type of lens you choose, and you can even add feature film PL mount lenses, allowing you to customize your camera to suit any size production!
Large 10” Full HD Viewfinder
See every pixel in amazing detail
The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes the worlds largest viewfinder built in! The massive 10” high resolution screen has a super wide viewing angle and the large viewing area lets you see amazing detail so you can frame, focus, change iris settings, and make subtle adjustments, even when you’re live on air.
Built In Talkback
Use professional aviation headsets
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features built in talkback so the camera operator and crew can communicate at all times during production. You get general aviation headset connections so you can choose from a wide range of aviation headsets, so you get better quality talkback headsets with better noise canceling and a much lower cost. Setup is easy because talkback is embedded in the optical or SDI video connection to the camera, so you don’t have to run separate talkback cables!
Know when you’e on air!
The Blackmagic Studio camera supports the tally SDI standard used on the ATEM range of live production switchers. This means the tally from the switcher is broadcast to all cameras from all video outputs of the ATEM switcher and it’s sent to the Blackmagic Studio Camera via the program video connection. Tally lights illuminate automatically when your camera is live, and will stay illuminated during multiple camera transitions. With a light on the front for talent, and a light above the viewfinder for the operator, cast and crew can easily see which cameras are on air.
Broadcast Grade Connections
Professional connections for 24/7 reliability
Featuring broadcast quality connections you get bi-directional optical fiber and SDI connections for connecting to live production switchers or recorders. Also included is a professional aviation headsets jack, stereo XLR microphone inputs, and more. All connections are logically organized on the left and right sides of the camera, making them accessible and easy to use. Because the Blackmagic Studio Camera uses standard connectors, you don’t need expensive custom cables!
Integrated Control Panel
Easy access buttons for the most important settings
Quickly and easily access the most important controls using the built in row of buttons below the viewfinder. You can adjust iris and focus control with the touch of a button, activate talkback, or even see return video. Dedicated buttons let you switch between film and video modes, display safe area markers, and turn on menu controls to change camera settings. The integrated push button control panel gives you complete camera control at the touch of a button!
Remote Camera Control
Full camera control from your switcher!
Now you can remote control your camera! The Blackmagic Studio Camera can be remotely controlled from your ATEM live production switcher via the SDI connections for more professional production. The Blackmagic Studio camera also has a full DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector so you can color balance your cameras as well as add creativity to your live production. All settings in the camera can be controlled including color, full lens control, camera settings and more, all remotely from the live production switcher. That leaves you free to focus on the shot!
Massive 4 Hour Battery
Cover the whole event on a single charge!
The Blackmagic Studio Camera might be small, but it includes a massive battery that will power the camera for over 4 hours! This means you can run a simple optical fiber tether to remote locations and the camera is fully powered and self contained with full talkback, tally and return program feed. That’s perfect for live sports and other events where the cameras are long distances away from the switcher. When it’s time to connect power, an industry standard 12V 4 pin XLR power connector is built in for better strength and compatibility.
External or Built in Microphones
Professional audio live from the camera!
For productions that require live location sound, you can use the built in stereo microphone or plug in professional external microphones, even with phantom power, into the camera’s XLR connectors! This gives you fantastic quality live audio from your cameras and is super critical when covering live sports! Camera audio is automatically embedded with the video signal for connection to the ATEM live production switcher’s built in audio mixer.
Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Installing Blackmagic Camera Utility
Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall Camera Utility" first.
After loading the software on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behaviour. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation.
The Blackmagic Camera Installer package installs:
This software update adds in camera HFS+ (Mac) and ExFAT (Mac/Windows) disk formatting to Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.