Blackmagic Design has announced a number of new products, including two new 4K studio cameras for live production, a new family of HyperDeck Studio models and a new Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K model that has an upgraded Ultra HD resolution H.264 encoder for live streaming in native Ultra HD.
The new compact all-in-one studio cameras are designed for live production customers who need cameras with professional features that are also fast to set up on location.
They offer carbon fibre reinforced polycarbonate and large integrated 7″ viewfinders, making them very lightweight. Both cameras feature digital film camera dynamic range and colour science so they can produce cinematic looking images in extremely difficult lighting conditions and have a sensor that offers an ISO up to 25,600. Other advanced features include talkback, tally, camera control, built in colour corrector, and Blackmagic RAW recording to USB disks.
The studio cameras come in two new models. Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus is designed as the perfect studio camera for ATEM Mini, with a 4K sensor up to 25,600 ISO, MFT lens mount, HDMI out, 7″ LCD with sunshade, built-in colour correction and recording to USB disks.
The second model is the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro, designed for professional SDI or HDMI switchers. The cameras includes all the features from the Plus model, as well as 12G-SDI, professional XLR audio, brighter HDR LCD, 5 pin talkback and 10G Ethernet IP.
Blackmagic Design also debuted new HyperDeck Studio models designed for broadcast or live production that feature better design, upgraded codecs and support for more media types.
All models now support record and playback to H.264, ProRes and DNx files, as well as PCM or AAC audio. They also support SD Cards and UHS-II cards, with the Pro models adding extra SSD support. For ISO recording, there’s built in timecode and reference generators for syncing multiple units.
The company has also rolled out a new model of the Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K, which has an upgraded Ultra HD resolution H.264 encoder for live streaming in native Ultra HD and features a compact design that includes a 12G-SDI input with down converter, so customers can select to stream in 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions.
This new model also simulates a USB webcam when connected to computers, and the USB webcam feature supports 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions.