Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

The world's smallest Ultra HD live studio camera!

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. Micro Studio Camera 4K includes powerful features such as built in color 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 MultiCamera Production

Broadcast qualityUltra HD that’s smallenough 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 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 customizable
 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 motorized heads, B4 data link output for controlling broadcast lenses and you can even build customized camera control solutions using the S.Bus input. The expansion connector uses a common HD-15 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 color loss from the sensor’s bayer pattern so you get full bandwidth RGB HD color 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 FourThirds Lens Mount

Use a range of MFTlenses 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 adapter 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

HDMI Out

3.5mm Audio In

6G SDI Output

6G SDI Input

Expansion Port

3.5mm Audio Out

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 miniBNC 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.

Remote Camera Control

Control camerasfrom 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.

Blackmagic3G-SDI Shield for Arduino

Build customized camera solutions!

The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino is an Arduino expansion board or “shield” that makes it possible for anyone to develop their own custom control solutions for Blackmagic Design cameras. UNO boards made by Arduino, Adafruit, Sparkfun, Freetronics and Seeedstudio are popular low cost open source micro controller platforms used by developers and enthusiasts. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino attaches to these platforms and then supports inserting camera control commands into the 3G‑SDI link to the camera. This means all Blackmagic Studio Cameras and URSA Mini can now be controlled remotely via Arduino code and you can design and build your own custom CCU or broadcast automation solutions!

Quick Camera Settings

Quickly access themost 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 microphonesbuilt 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 canceling 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.

LP-E6

Canon Battery Compatible

12V

Via DC Jack on Expansion Cable

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 customizing 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 adapter to work with a wide range of B4 lenses or even feature film PL lenses! Two ¼” mounting points 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.

 

Description

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats that can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol. Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K includes 6G-SDI connections, built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, built in microphones, backup battery, an adaptable MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output.

 

Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

13.056mm x 7.344mm

Shooting Resolutions

3840 x 2160, 
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720

Lens Mount

Active MFT Mount.

Lens Control

Iris, focus, 
zoom on supported lenses.

Focus

Remote focus control via expansion 
connector or Blackmagic SDI Control 
Protocol when using compatible lenses.

Dynamic Range

11 Stops.

Mounting Options

1 x 1/4 inch (top), 
3 x 1/4 inch (bottom).

Connections

Total Video Inputs

1 x SDI

Total Video Outputs

1 x SDI, 1 x HDMI Monitoring.

SDI Rates

1.5G, 3G, 6G

Optical SDI

None

SDI Audio Outputs

2 channel embedded 
audio support in SDI stream.

HDMI Video Outputs

1 x HDMI Type A output. 
HDMI output is always HD, up to 1080p60.

HDMI Audio Outputs

2 channels 48 kHz and 24-bit.

Expansion Port

DB-HD15 serial connector provides support for:
Power input
LANC input
1 x S.Bus input
PTZ output
B4 lens control output
Reference Input

Analog Audio Input

1 x 3.5mm jack, mic or line level.

Analog Audio Output

1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.

Reference Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst on expansion connector.

Screen Dimensions

None

Remote Control

Remote control over SDI via Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol or via expansion port using LANC or S.Bus.

Computer Interface

USB Mini-B port for software updates and configuration.

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K

Audio

Microphone

Integrated stereo microphone.

Built in Speaker

None

Standards

SD Video Standards

None

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 
1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94,
1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 
2160p25, 2160p29.97 and 2160p30

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 2081-1

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.

Media

Media

None

Media Format

None

Supported Codecs

Codecs

None

Control

Controls

5 control buttons including Set, Up, 
Down, Menu, and Power.

External Control

Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol. Expansion connector has LANC, S.Bus and PWM for lens and other settings control.

Color Corrector

Color Corrector

DaVinci YRGB.

Talkback and Tally

Live Tally Indicator

1 x for talent.

Talkback

SDI Channels 15 and 16.