Blackmagic Design releases the Studio Camera 6K Pro: prepared for remote transmission
Blackmagic Design announces the release of the Studio Camera 6K Pro. The camera solution 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. Advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built in color corrector, Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks.
Simultaneously, the Australian company has announced the release of Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2.
The 6K Pro camera is designed in a carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate body which includes a 7″ HDR viewfinder. Advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built in color corrector, Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks, and live streaming.
At a location outside the studio, the camera generates an H.264 HD live stream that is sent over the internet back to the studio. Only an Internet connection via fiber or 4G or 5G networks is needed. No modem is needed, users of this camera would only need to connect their smartphone to the camera to give it a connection.
The sensors included in these cameras are combined with Blackmagic’s proprietary color technology. The color corrector can be controlled from the switcher. It can perform 13 stops of dynamic range. The sensor features an ISO up to 25,600. All models support 23.98 to 60 fps.
With the addition of EF or MFT lens mounts support, now the products can be integrated with a wide range of photographic lenses.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models have SDI connections that include talkback. The connector is built into the side of the camera and supports standard 5 pin XLR broadcast headsets. Other inputs and outputs are 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.
“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!”