Blackmagic Studio Camera
- Blackmagic Design
The Blackmagic Studio Camera is the world’s smallest broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder, designed specifically for multi-camera live productions like talk shows, news and sporting events. At under $2000, it is a powerful yet accessible tool with all the functionality of a high-end broadcast camera for one-tenth of the price.
Controlled remotely via a Blackmagic ATEM live production switcher, users have full lens control, and the ability to simultaneously colour balance multiple cameras in real-time with Blackmagic’s free colour correction software. This ensures high quality, consistent footage across an entire live production.
Form – A purpose-built design
The unique form factor is an elegant yet practical expression of the Studio Camera’s functionality. Refined surface transitions create a seamless blend between compact camera and large display, while the soft-touch outer skin offers impact-resistance and secure, comfortable handling on long shooting sessions.
Commerciality – Affordable, professional live production technology
Cumbersome and complex, typical broadcast cameras can weigh over 20kg and cost up to $50,000.
Blackmagic took the opportunity to create a compact, affordable studio camera to empower users in schools, universities, churches and sporting clubs; creative individuals who would otherwise not have the resources to access such high-end broadcast technology.
Innovation – Redefining multi-camera workflows
In high pressure live production situations, controlling multiple cameras across potentially vast distances in changing conditions is an on-going challenge.
Controlled remotely via a Blackmagic ATEM live production switcher, users have full lens control, and the ability to simultaneously colour balance multiple cameras in real-time using DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic’s colour correction software. This ensures high quality, consistent footage across an entire live production, allowing cameramen to concentrate on getting the best shot.
Quality – Engineered for professional performance and affordability
The Studio Camera’s ultra-lightweight magnesium alloy body is formed using a cutting-edge high pressure magnesium moulding process, which produces metal parts with virtually no porosity. This facilitates far superior structural integrity and surface finish than standard die cast or CNC machined parts, with much thinner wall sections ensuring significant weight reduction.
Footprint – An ultra-compact, professional broadcast camera
A study in miniaturisation, every component on the Studio Camera was meticulously detailed to achieve the smallest possible footprint. Through careful consideration of manufacturing processes and mechanical assembly techniques, significant reductions in size, weight and build cost were achieved.