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The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 is the most advanced, full-featured studio camera on the market. The Blackmagic Studio Camera offers the same features as larger cameras in a compact, portable design. Thanks to its colourimetry and wide dynamic range, it delivers exceptional low-light performance for cinema-quality images. ISO 25,600 enables outstanding results in dimly lit locations. Other features include Tally light, colour grading and USB disc recording functions, as well as the ability to add focus and zoom control systems.
Designed for live performances
Although the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 is designed for live production, it can record Blackmagic RAW files to USB disk and can be used in any type of tripod situation. With a 7-inch viewfinder, it is ideal for interviews, news bulletins, sports, education, conferences, presentations and even weddings. The touchscreen includes side handles and physical controls, making it easy to follow shots and use the camera for extended periods of time. At the same time, the camera's light weight makes it easy to carry when moving outdoors for a variety of jobs.
Revolutionary new design
Leading Broadcasters use expensive studio cameras, which are large and unwieldy. The Blackmagic Studio Camera models offer all the benefits of these units in a lightweight, compact design of reinforced polycarbonate with innovative technology. The 7-inch viewfinder is ideal for live productions and makes framing shots easy. The touchscreen display includes menus for settings and controls for brightness, contrast and focus indicator. Importantly, the camera also includes a tripod mount.
Exceptional in low light conditions
In cameras, the ISO value measures the sensor's sensitivity to light. The higher this number, the greater the increase in gain, allowing you to shoot in natural light or even at night. On the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2, this parameter ranges from -12dB (100 ISO) to +36dB (25,600 ISO), in order to optimise the reduction of noise and grain in the images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The primary ISO setting of 400 is ideal for studio shooting, while the secondary setting of 3200 is recommended for low light conditions. Gain can be adjusted on-camera or remotely from a mixer via an SDI or Ethernet connection.
Film look for live productions
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2's outstanding 4K sensor and fifth-generation colourimetry offer the same technology used in digital cinema cameras for exceptional images during live production. In addition, built-in colour grading functions further enhance their quality and can be controlled from the switcher. The 13-step dynamic range delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites, which are ideal for colour matching. The sensor's 4096x2160 resolution facilitates HD and UHD recording, and supports frame rates from 23.98 to 60f/s.
Thanks to the Micro Four Thirds mount, the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus is compatible with a wide range of photographic lenses. These lenses offer unparalleled quality, as they are designed for high resolution images. In addition, the active mount allows the lens to be adjusted remotely, and controls can be added to adjust focus and zoom from the tripod arms, just like on larger studio cameras. This provides the ability to track shots and operate the camera without taking your hands off the tripod to avoid shake, and achieves the same experience as with more expensive B4 lenses.
Large 7-inch viewfinder
The high-resolution viewfinder revolutionises the way you work with the camera by making it easier to frame your shots. It displays camera and recording status, histogram, focus indicators, audio level, framing guides and other data overlaid on the image, and allows you to apply 3D conversion tables to your shots to see how they look. It also provides the ability to access menus and customise camera settings. The included visor can be folded down to protect the screen when transporting the unit and is compatible with the Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder visor.
Touch screen and physical controls
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 includes physical knobs and buttons in addition to the touchscreen controls. Those on the right side of the camera allow you to adjust brightness, contrast and peaking. The latter is very useful, as it makes it easy to fine-tune details in the brightest areas to achieve perfect focus. The three buttons on the left side are programmable and can be assigned different functions or changed via the menus. The touchscreen also provides important information for recording, superimposed on the image, and gives the opportunity to access the different camera settings.
Tally light for On-Air signal
The Tally light turns red when the camera is in programme, green if it is in pre-record, or orange if it is a stand-alone recording. It also includes transparent numbers for clear camera identification. The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 is compatible with the HDMI signalling systems used in the various models of ATEM Mini switchers. When the director switches between different cameras, the information is sent to the different units via the HDMI connection, allowing the Tally of the one that is ON AIR to be activated. This in turn eliminates the need for complex cabling set-up and makes it easier to prepare for jobs.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 is compatible with a wide range of equipment. The HDMI and 12G-SDI connections are ideal for ATEM Mini and ATEM SDI switchers, allowing you to activate the Tally light, control the cameras and start recording from the switcher. In addition, these cameras include 3.5mm stereo microphone input and 3.5mm output for headphones with microphone, as well as two USB-C expansion ports for external recording, and connection of the focus and zoom knobs. Remote control of the camera can be exercised via SDI, HDMI or Ethernet via USB-C.
The Studio Camera 4K Plus features microphones, which simplify set-up and are shock and wind resistant, making them ideal for recording sound in high quality, even in extreme conditions. These are located on the sides of the screen for more effective stereo separation. A 3.5mm audio input for camcorder-style microphones and a headphone jack are also included.
3D LUT Support
By employing a logarithmic tonal response in Blackmagic RAW files to preserve the camera's dynamic range, these boards allow images to be processed before they are displayed in the viewfinder to prevent them from looking washed out. This makes them more pleasing to the eye when viewed on the screen. The tables are saved in the Blackmagic RAW files, so they can be used later in post-production, but they are not embedded in the image, so you can turn them off at any time. This provides the opportunity to apply them only if necessary.
DC or PoE Power
The Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 can be powered by 12V DC power, with a locking mechanism to prevent accidental disconnection.