Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from $2495.
Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro, a new studio camera model that features an EF lens mount, a larger 6K sensor for improved colorimetry and fine detail handling, ND filters and built-in live streaming via Ethernet or mobile data. Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro shares the same compact all-in-one design of the studio camera family with a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate body, a large integrated 7″ HDR viewfinder and powerful broadcast connections.
The company also announced Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2, an updated model that now includes built-in live streaming.
Blackmagic Studio Cameras have the same features as large studio cameras, miniaturised into a single compact and portable design. The sensor features an ISO up to 25,600 so customers may create images even in dimly lit venues. Advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built-in colour corrector, Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks, live streaming and more. Plus, the new Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models add built-in live streaming via Ethernet or mobile data so customers can place cameras remotely, almost anywhere in the world.
While Blackmagic Studio Camera is designed for live production, it’s not limited to use with a live switcher. That’s because it records Blackmagic RAW to USB disks, so it can be used in any situation where customers use a tripod. The large 7″ viewfinder makes it suitable for work such as chat shows, television production, broadcast news, sports, education, conference presentations and even weddings.
Sensors combined with Blackmagic generation 5 colour science give customers the same imaging technology used in digital film cameras. With 13 stops of dynamic range, the camera has darker blacks and brighter whites, for colour 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.
With the EF or MFT lens mounts, Blackmagic Studio Cameras are compatible with a wide range of affordable photographic lenses. Photographic lenses are of incredible quality because they’re designed for use in high-resolution photography.
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.
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.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models have built-in live streaming. Simply connect the camera to the internet using the built-in Ethernet connection, or customers can connect a 4G or 5G phone to the USB-C port to stream via remote data.
Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro features high-quality, remote controllable ND filters that let customers quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. The filters are designed to filter both optical and IR wavelengths evenly, eliminating IR contamination of the images.
Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, said: “The Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro features an incredible 6K sensor that has amazing low light performance, plus it has an EF lens mount so it supports a massive number of lenses that customers already own. It has all the high-end features of the 4K models, but adds remote controllable ND filters and built-in live streaming. I think this will be amazing as customers will be able to place cameras almost anywhere in the world! We think our live production customers will love it!”