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Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD studio camera that’s perfectly designed for live production. You get a full Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats and it can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol.

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Micro Studio Camera 4K includes powerful features such as built in colour corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, built in microphones, backup battery, an adaptable MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output. This means Micro Studio Camera 4K is a true studio camera that is dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.

Live Multi Camera Production, broadcast quality Ultra HD that’s small enough to use anywhere
The small size and completely open design of the Micro Studio Camera 4K makes it perfect for any live multi camera production! It’s virtually invisible and can be hidden just about anywhere on set, giving you the ability to have more camera angles than ever before so you can create a more interesting program. You can even hide them on stage to get incredible shots of live performances or, because they’re so small, safely fly them overhead during sporting events. It can also be used in the studio by rigging it with a professional broadcast lens and a Blackmagic Video Assist for monitoring.

Revolutionary Design, the world’s most riggable Ultra HD studio camera
The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is engineered with a super tough magnesium alloy core in a body that’s not much larger than the lens mount itself! You can use affordable, high performance MFT lenses or add a B4 adapter to work with traditional broadcast lenses. The Micro Studio Camera’s SDI program input accepts commands via the SDI connection from any ATEM switcher so you get remote control of camera settings, color balancing, black level, gamma, lens focus, iris and zoom control and much more. The expansion port includes PTZ and B4 lens control outputs so you can remote control remote heads and broadcast lenses all from a single SDI connection.

Flexible Expansion Port, completely customisation remote control of your cameras
The Micro Studio Camera is perfect for remote use because it includes an expansion port with multiple control connections such as a PTZ serial output connection so you can use motorised heads, B4 data link output for controlling broadcast lenses and you can even build customised camera control solutions using the S.Bus input. The expansion connector uses a common DB-HD15 connector so you can easily make your own cables or use the breakout cable that’s included. The expansion port also includes DC camera power in, LANC and reference input.

Ultra HD Image Sensor, true broadcast quality high resolution Ultra HD sensor
The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes an incredible quality broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor for amazing clarity and the finest textures. Ultra HD is even more important when you’re working in HD because the extra sensor resolution completely eliminates any colour loss from the sensor’s bayer pattern so you get full bandwidth RGB HD colour and superior sub pixel anti-aliasing for amazing fine image detail. The Micro Studio Camera 4K has a 6G-SDI connection so it works up to 30 frames per second in Ultra HD and can also be switched to 3G-SDI or HD-SDI so it can operate up to 1080p60. If you’re working in HD or Ultra HD the Micro Studio Camera 4K can easily handle both.

Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount, use a range of MFT lenses or lens adapters
Active MFT photo lenses are designed to be small, light weight and produce super sharp images at a much higher resolution than traditional video lenses which makes them perfect for Ultra HD. They can be remotely controlled using the return SDI program feed from your ATEM switcher or from the expansion port on the camera. You can even add a lens mount adaptor to use your existing collection of Broadcast B4 lenses or even feature film style PL lenses.

Broadcast Connections, SDI in and out, HDMI monitoring, headphone, and microphone input
The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes a full size HDMI connector for local video monitoring so you can add a monitor to the camera or quickly plug in a local monitor when you’re setting the position of a remote camera or changing camera menus. There is a mini BNC connector for the main camera SDI output and a mini BNC connector for the camera program input which can be used to provide reference, control camera CCU settings, return talkback audio and tally status. There is a 3.5mm mic input for external microphones and a 3.5mm headphone socket that supports an iPhone compatible mic so you can use it for talkback.

Control cameras from your ATEM Switcher
The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K works with standard SDI camera control protocols. That means you can connect the program feed from any model of ATEM Switcher to the camera’s SDI input and remotely control any setting in the camera, color correct or even change focus, iris and zoom on supported lenses. Broadcast cameras traditionally have basic CCU color balance controls, however the Micro Studio Camera 4K includes a full DaVinci primary color corrector so you get so much more than simple CCU controls because you can also do a full color grade in the camera. Now the technical director can fine tune the settings and match the looks of cameras quickly.

Quick Camera Settings, quickly access the most important settings
The built in row of buttons along the front of the camera gives you quick and easy access to power, menu navigation and settings. Because they’re on the front, the buttons are always accessible, even when rigged into tight locations. Simply plug into any HDMI display such as a TV or the portable Blackmagic Video Assist so you can see the camera’s menus and you can easily change any of the camera’s settings. You can use the menus to set the camera up and then that allows the switcher to take control of the camera via the SDI program input.

Great Quality Sound, high quality microphones built in or use external microphones
The built in stereo microphones are engineered for high quality audio and feature a mechanical design that helps reduce unwanted wind noise so you get great sounding audio. When you need better audio in windy outdoor conditions such as sporting events, you can plug in an external mic with a wind sock to capture clean sound! The camera instantly switches to the external microphone when one is connected and can work with both line or mic levels. Whether you’re using the built in microphones or attaching one from the outside, the audio is embedded into the SDI video output so you get perfect audio and video sync.

Built In Talkback, two-way communication with the entire crew
The Micro Studio Camera 4K includes an iPhone style headphone socket with mic so you get full talkback support. You can also use standard noise cancelling headsets, like those from Bose, Sennheiser and more to hear the technical director without distraction from the audience. Because the camera has an SDI connection to the switcher and an SDI connection from the switcher the talkback audio is embedded into channels 15 and 16 of the SDI signal and you get two way communication. If you’re setting up fixed cameras, talkback makes it easy to walk from camera to camera and plug in your headset to communicate with the rest of the crew to get the best angles and framing.

Battery or External Power, use DC power or removable batteries
The camera includes a 12V to 30V DC power input so you can power the camera using any standard power supply or even a simple plug pack. There is a standard LP-E6 Canon compatible battery receptacle on the back of the camera so you can add a battery to get local back up power if the power supply gets accidentally disconnected during a critical live broadcast. The power input is located on the expansion port so you can simply connect power to the breakout cable or you can make a custom cable so you can have multiple camera connections over longer distances and all down a single cable loom.

Add Popular Accessories, build the ultimate studio camera
The expansion port combined with the flexible MFT lens mount and external mounting points gives you a massive amount of options for customising your studio camera! You can use the camera remotely by itself, or you can add accessories to rig the camera so you can build your own custom studio camera! Add 3rd party lenses from companies like Olympus, Panasonic and others, or use an adaptor to work with a wide range of B4 lenses or even feature film PL lenses! Two ¼” mounting points are on the top and bottom of the camera so you can tripod mount the camera and add local monitor to use as a viewfinder. You can even add an external recorder to build a custom Ultra HD video camera.

The studio camera that’s small enough to use anywhere!
The Micro Studio Camera 4K is the world’s smallest broadcast quality live production camera for Ultra HD and HD! You can set it up anywhere to get incredible shots from virtually any angle for creating the best multi camera programs. The camera body is not much bigger than the lens mount, so it’s a super flexible camera head that can be rigged for anything and controlled remotely. When there’s no room for a cameraman or a full sized studio camera, the Micro Studio Camera 4K is the perfect solution!

Reality TV Capture the drama with discreetly placed hidden cameras!
The Micro Studio Camera’s super small size makes it perfect for use as a hidden camera on reality TV shows. Multiple cameras can be placed throughout the set and all connected back to a live production switcher or a rack of HyperDeck Studio Pros that can record non-stop so you never miss a moment of hair pulling drama. For live switched shows, you can remotely control the hidden cameras on set, using the program feed from your ATEM switcher.

Large Concerts Get more angles on stage, backstage and in the audience!
Now you can produce live multi camera concerts in Ultra HD without obstructing the performance. Choose different lenses to cover a variety of angles including audience fly overs, complete wide angle stage views, unique band member POVs and more! ATEM Live Production switchers can control the cameras so you can change focus, iris and zoom as the band moves around stage. You can even adjust the camera’s built in colour corrector to create great looks during the concert.

Live Theatre Broadcast from the best seats in the house
Live theatre often has large audiences and the cameras can’t get in the way. The unobtrusive size of the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K lets you get better coverage of live performances so you get more camera angles than ever before! The camera’s 6G-SDI output connects directly to a switcher and the camera’s SDI input receives commands from the switcher so you can remotely change lens settings and more! It’s the perfect camera for theatrical productions whether you’re broadcasting live or recording the event for later post production or even archival purposes.

Sporting Events Put the audience in the middle of the action!
Sporting events are often broadcast worldwide while at the same time shown on large jumbo screens in the stadium. The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K helps you put the audience in the centre of the action, whether it’s from the middle of the court, hidden in the goal post, behind home plate or flying over the field from a suspended camera system. Even if you’re not broadcasting Ultra HD, the extra resolution and colour fidelity from the camera’s sensor can produce incredibly sharp, vivid textures that look dramatically better than traditional HD video cameras!

On-Line Education Create an amazing, high resolution learning library
The Micro Studio Camera is small enough to be placed in lecture halls or even tough environments such as surgical theatres so you can build an invaluable on-line education catalogue. Unique and spontaneous educational experiences such as guest lectures, surgical procedures and scientific experiments can be made available to students almost immediately! The cameras are unobtrusive and can be installed permanently so you can quickly build a training library of extensive experiences. The Micro Studio Camera 4K lets you build a robust curriculum that enables students to cover years of learning extremely quickly!

High End Security, The highest resolution security camera
Security cameras often have poor quality that makes it hard to identify persons of interest. The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is native Ultra HD so you get extremely sharp and detailed high resolution video that you can even send to broadcasters to help assist in identifying and locating criminals! You can select the right lens based on the location of the camera and even use PTZ heads for remotely adjusting camera position. By connecting each camera to a HyperDeck Studio you’ll get hours of reliable, extremely high quality recording and up to 16 cameras can be monitored on a single display using Blackmagic MultiView 16.

More Cameras for Better Coverage, Improve your production values with multiple cameras
By adding Micro Studio Cameras to productions that normally only have 1 or 2 cameras, you’ll be able to get better coverage from new and interesting angles to create a more professional program. You can add extra cameras by hiding them on set in interesting locations such as on table tops, mini tripods or mounted around the room for permanent low key installations. It’s the highest quality, most discreet camera you can use and will almost never be noticed by camera shy speakers. Imagine having 5 or more cameras for your productions in schools, churches or even at conferences!.

Studio Production Cameras Create a complete studio with customized rigs
The Micro Studio Camera 4K is the world’s smallest and most customizable studio camera head! It can be rigged with accessories to fit hundreds of different production environments. In a live multi camera studio set up you can set them on pedestals, mount them overhead in the lighting grid, or even tuck them discreetly into the set. Just add the lens of your choice, attach a Blackmagic Video Assist as a viewfinder, and run SDI back to an ATEM switcher. You can control your fixed cameras remotely from the switcher and use talkback to communicate with the operators on the rest of your cameras.

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