The Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro, a higher resolution member of the studio camera model line, was introduced yesterday evening. A major innovation is the 6K Super35 sensor, as it not only offers more sensor pixels, but is also physically larger compared to the previous MFT sensors. This is accompanied by a changed lens mount; Blackmagic has opted for an EF mount here, which is effectively the combination from the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. The camera also has integrated live streaming support via the Internet or cellular data. The latter is also offered by the updated Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2, which is also now available (for 2,089 euros).
Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro
In 6K (6144 x 3456) can be filmed with up to 50 fps, in 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2560) with up to 60 fps. Frame rates also reach up to 60 fps in 5.3K 16:9 and 4K/UHD. The Studio Camera 6K Pro's sensor, with Blackmagic's signature 13 f-stops, is designed for lowlight-ready ISOs up to 25,600, while (as with the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro) remotely controllable ND filters for 2, 4, and 6 f-stops can again throttle the amount of light hitting the sensor. The filtering removes both visible and infrared wavelengths equally. The ND filters are electronically controllable via the function buttons on the back of the camera, via the Focus and Zoom Demands, and remotely.
The advanced Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro models are designed for broadcast workflows with 12G-SDI, 10GBASE-T Ethernet, talkback and balanced XLR audio inputs. With 10G Ethernet for video, tally, talkback, and power over a single connection, the cameras are set up quickly. This workflow resembles SMPTE fiber workflows, but can be created with lower-cost Category 6A Ethernet copper cable.
The new built-in live streaming feature now allows users to remotely control their Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro G2 and 6K Pro cameras from anywhere in the world. Users can thus generate an H.264 HD live stream even with cameras placed in remote locations and send it back to the studio via the Internet. Simply connect the camera to the Internet via the built-in Ethernet port or connect a 4G or 5G cell phone to the USB-C port to stream over the cellular network.
Primarily designed for live production with mixers, Blackmagic Studio Cameras can also be used for other purposes. Because they record Blackmagic RAW to USB memory, they are ideal for all scenarios where the camera is used to shoot from a tripod. Because of the large 7-inch viewfinder, the cameras are suitable for such things as talk shows, TV productions, news broadcasts, sports, education, conferences, and even weddings. As before, the large bright display has side handles, touch screen and buttons.
Features of the Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro
- Sensor capable of native 6K with 13 stops of dynamic range - Compatible with a wide range of popular EF lenses - Live streaming with remote cameras in locations around the world via Ethernet or cellular - Remotely controllable, built-in ND filters with 2, 4, and 6 stops of dynamic range - Large 7-inch high-brightness viewfinder - With 12G SDI, HDMI and 10G Ethernet connections - Single 10G Ethernet connection enables similar workflows as SMPTE fiber - Professional mini-XLR input with 48-volt phantom power - Optional focus and zoom demands to control lenses - Blackmagic Studio Converter enables all connections via Ethernet
The Blackmagic Studio Camera 6K Pro is available now with prices starting at ,795.