Blackmagic Design unveils Studio Camera 6K Pro and 4K Pro G2

Blackmagic Design has introduced the Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro, a 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.

The camera shares the same compact all-in-one design of the studio camera family with a lightweight carbon fibre reinforced polycarbonate body, integrated 7in HDR viewfinder and broadcast connections.

Also new is the 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. Plus with digital film camera dynamic range and colour science, the cameras can handle difficult lighting conditions while producing cinematic looking images. The sensor features an ISO up to 25,600 so users can create amazing 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 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.

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.

The new models 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.

Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro features high-quality, remote controllable ND filters that let customers quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. Designed to match the colorimetry and colour science of the camera, the 2, 4 and 6 stop filters give customers 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.

“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,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “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!”

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