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The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K 2 is an updated compact and lightweight broadcast camera designed for live production. This is version 2, which removes the internal battery, making for a studio camera that is both lighter and simpler to ship to locations without running afoul of airline shipping restrictions. Constructed from a magnesium alloy body, the camera is light even for travel, yet durable enough for use in the field. It has a large 10" LCD screen with a detachable sunshade and an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount for compatibility with a wide range of lenses. The camera also provides features you'd expect to find in larger studio cameras, such as tally indicators, talkback, XLR audio connections, 12G-SDI inputs/outputs, and even optical fiber via an optional module.


The camera offers Ultra HD resolutions at frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60. It also offers 1080i and 1080p resolutions at frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60, as well as 720p at 60, 59.94, and 50. It outputs 10-bit 4:2:2 video via its 12G-SDI output. For power, the camera has a standard 4-pin XLR power input for external power sources. The camera control buttons have been placed right below the viewfinder, letting you easily make adjustments without taking your eyes off your subject. The camera can also be controlled via ATEM switchers with a future update. The update will be available as a free download for both the camera and the ATEM switchers, and it will send camera control commands down the SDI program feed to the camera to control focus, iris, gain, and more straight from your ATEM production switcher.


Compact and Lightweight Design

The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a compact magnesium allow chassis that is both lightweight and strong, making it well suited for use in the studio or on the field. The camera body features a rubberized coating that gives extra grip when changing lenses. Its lightweight and compact size makes it easy to transport and be used in tight spaces.

Integrated 10" LCD Screen

The large 10" screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, letting you easily view your shots while operating the camera. The large detachable sunshade protects the screen from glare and creates your own private viewing space. With a wide viewing angle, you'll have a clear view of your image even when panning to extreme angles.


Control Panel

For easy operation, all of the most important control buttons are placed right below the LCD screen, letting you make adjustments without having to scroll through complicated menus. You can instantly turn on overlays, adjust focus and iris settings, activate talkback, and even select return program video.


Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

The Blackmagic Studio Camera uses an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Choose from available MFT lenses, or use third-party adapters to mount anything from common DSLR lenses to PL-mount cinema lenses, or even B4 ENG broadcast lenses.


Broadcast Connections

Connections are grouped on both sides of the camera with video in and out (12G-SDI and optical fiber) and power on one side, and XLR audio inputs, headphones, and LANC on the other. This lets you quickly set up and change cables as needed while keeping them out of the way and protected during your production.


Optional Bidirectional Optical Fiber Module

With the addition of an optional and user-upgradeable optical fiber module, you can use standard, low-cost fiber optic cable to connect the camera to a switcher over large distances, even at the largest outdoor venues. The optical fiber connection is bidirectional and carries HD or Ultra HD video with embedded audio, talkback, tally, and even camera remote control.


Built-In Talkback

Built-in talking lets the camera operator and crew communicate at all times during production. The Blackmagic Studio Camera is compatible with general aviation headset connections, letting users choose from a wide range of available headsets. And because talkback is embedded in the optical or SDI video connection to the camera, you don't have to run separate talkback cables.


Illuminated Tally

The Blackmagic Studio Camera supports the tally SDI standard used on the ATEM range of live production switchers. This means that tally from the switcher is broadcast to all cameras from all video outputs of the ATEM switcher and it's sent to the 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.


View Program Video

View program video from your live production switcher at the press of a button. Simply press the camera's PGM button and the viewfinder will display the program video feed from your switcher, turning the viewfinder into a large SDI monitor. You can even use the program SDI input to view playback from a local HyperDeck recorder when using the Blackmagic Studio Camera for recording.

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K 2

SKU: Studio Camera 4K 2
  • Key Features

    • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
    • UHD 4K 3840 x 2160
    • 10" LCD (1920 x 1200 Resolution)
    • Built-In Talkback
    • Illuminated Tally
    • 12G-SDI & Optical Fiber Video I/O
    • XLR Audio Connections
    • 4-Pin XLR Power Connector
  • Camera

    Sensor Size 13.056mm x 7.344mm
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds (Active), with Auto Iris Control Button
    Shutter Speed 1/50 to 1/2000 Second
    White Balance Six Presets: 3200K, 4500K, 5000K, 5600K, 6500K, and 7500K
    Resolution 3840 x 2160p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1920 x 1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1920 x 1080i: 50/59.94/60
    1280 x 720p: 50/59.94/60


    Type Integrated TFT-LCD
    Size 10.1" / 25.7 cm
    Resolution 1920 x 1200


    SDI Video Output 1 x 12G-SDI, 10-Bit 4:2:2
    SDI Video Input 1 x 12G-SDI
    Reference Input 1 x Reference Input
    Optical Fiber Compatibility 12G Optical Fiber Input and Output (via Optional Optical Fiber Module)
    Analog Audio Input 2 x XLR Analog, Switchable between Mic and Line Levels; Phantom Power Support
    Analog Audio Output Aviation Headphone (Fixed Wing Plugs) Output for Talkback and Audio Monitoring
    SDI Audio Output 2 Channels in 12G-SDI 48 kHz and 24-Bit
    2 Channels for Talkback on Channels 15-16
    Remote Control 1 x 2.5 mm LANC for Iris and Focus Control
    SDI CCU Control from ATEM
    USB 1 x USB 2.0 Mini-B port for Software Updates


    Microphone Integrated Stereo Microphone
    Mounting Options 2 x 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
    10 x 1/4"-20 Threaded Holes (4 on the Top, 3 on Left, 3 on Right)
    Controls Push Button Controls for Navigating Menus
    Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or Later
    Windows 7 or Later
    Power Requirements Input Voltage: 12 to 15 VDC
    Consumtion: <20 W
    External Power Input 1 x 4-Pin XLR
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, Non-Condensing
    Dimensions 10.05 x 7.66 x 4.47" / 25.53 x 19.46 x 11.35 cm
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