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 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!
One of the problems with live production is that most cameras have not really been designed for live production, so they don’t have the features that we need such as a large bright viewfinder, talkback, tally, optical fibre plus almost all cameras are made from plastic.
Blackmagic Design have been thinking deeply about what features a camera designed specifically for live production should have and their solution is the new Blackmagic Studio Camera.
This new camera features a very large and bright 10” viewfinder, talkback, tally indicators, balanced XLR phantom powered microphone connections and built in SDI connections that let you connect to a live production switcher with a single cable. The viewfinder’s LCD is extremely bright and has a very wide viewing angle so it is perfect for use even in direct sunlight.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters. This means you can use high quality photo lenses for smaller setups or high end broadcast ENG lenses for large live broadcasts using an MFT to B4 lens mount adapter.
The built in fibre optic connection is bi-directional and depending on the model carries HD or Ultra HD video with embedded audio, talkback, tally and even camera remote control all down the single cable. Talkback uses general aviation headsets so they are really tough and low cost.
The design is cast from magnesium that’s super tough and includes a nice large sun shield for use outdoors. It’s an amazing design and having such a large viewfinder makes it amazing to use, and for live production its ideal – with full talk back to the director and knowing when you’re on air with the tally light.