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Blackmagic Design announces two new studio cameras

The company has also unveiled the ATEM Television Studio HD8, a new family of all-in-one live production switchers, as well as the ATEM Microphone Converter

Blackmagic is adding to its suite of studio cameras with the launch of the 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro is described as a new more powerful studio camera model that features an EF lens mount, a larger 6K sensor for improved colourimetry and fine detail handling, ND filters and built in live streaming via Ethernet or mobile data.

It has a lightweight carbon fibre reinforced polycarbonate body and large integrated 7″ HDR viewfinder.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2, an updated model that now includes built in live streaming. 

Blackmagic has also announced the debut of ATEM Television Studio HD8, a new family of all-in-one live production switchers that combine broadcast features with extreme portability.

The new switchers feature broadcast-grade control panels with advanced features such as streaming and recording. An ISO model can record all video inputs and connect to up to 8 remote cameras, said the company. These new switchers also support live streaming, talkback and optional internal storage.

It features 8 standards converted SDI inputs, 2 aux outputs, 4 chroma keyers, 2 downstream keyers, SuperSource, 2 media players and a number of transitions. The company said the switcher includes a whole television studio of features such as hardware streaming, recording, audio mixer, talkback, multiview and optional internal cloud storage. An ISO model records all 8 inputs for editing.

As well as the cameras and switcher, Blackmagic is introducing the ATEM Microphone Converter, a new audio analogue to digital converter that lets users add additional microphones to ATEM switcher models such as the new ATEM Television Studio HD8.

Featuring a MADI connection, Blackmagic says the Converter can use a simple BNC cable instead of having to configure complex settings. The design features amazing quality with a low noise floor of -129dBV, a dynamic range of 131dB(A), low distortion of 0.002 per cent and uniform tolerances across all channels. The design also features an HDMI monitoring output with scrolling waveform displays.