- Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 – Sun Shield and Attaching Screws – Turret Dust Cap – 12V AC Adapter – SD Card with Software and Manual – Blackmagic Design 1 Year Limited Warranty
- Effective Sensor Size: 12.48mm x 7.02mm
- Focus: Auto focus. Peaking mode
- Lens Mount: Active MFT Mount
- Lens Control: Iris, focus, zoom on supported lenses
BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera Introduction Video
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BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera Overview
The BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera is the smallest broadcast camera in the world with the largest viewfinder in the world too. It’s a very advanced broadcast camera made for live production purposes. It is compact and lightweight, which make it a very light device to bring while traveling. Made with a magnesium alloy body, the camera is not just light but it is durable enough to be taken out into the field.
BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera Design & Features
The BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera comes with a large 10” LCD screen that has a detachable sunshade and an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. With these features, this camera is compatible with a wide variety of lenses.
Even though this camera may be small, it is packed with lots of features found in many larger studio cameras. These include tally indicators, talkback, XLR audio connections and 3G-SDI as well as optical fiber video inputs/outputs.
These aren’t the only features that this camera provides. With this BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera review, you will learn all the other features of this outstanding camera.
Other Features at a Glance
The BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera is capable of offering 1080i and 1080p resolutions. It is also capable of the following frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60. The BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera can output 10-bit 4:2:2 video through its 3G-SDI or optical fiber outputs.
When it comes to power, the camera comes with a built-in batter that can last up to 4 hours with just a single charge. Not only that, the BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera provides a standard 4-pin XLR power input for external power sources. The internal battery of this camera also provides the ability to hot swap external batteries without having to turn off the power or interrupt recording for that matter.
You can also make easy adjustments without taking your eyes off what you’re shooting thanks to the camera control buttons being placed right below the viewfinder.
In this BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera review, you’ll also find out that this camera is capable of being controlled through ATEM switchers when updated. This particular update is available as a free download for both the camera and ATEM switchers. The camera control commands will be sent down the SDI program feed to the camera so that focus, iris, gain and much more can be controlled directly from the ATEM production switcher.
Designed for Live Production
The BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera is ideal for both outdoor and indoor live production. This camera is excellent for shooting talk shows, sitcoms and broadcast news in the studio. Not just that, the camera is also great for live concerts and sporting events.
The BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera is incredibly lightweight and its sunshade is foldable. The lenses are also interchangeable which means that you can pack a multi-camera live production rig into just one road case. Not only that, this camera is very easy to setup and use. This makes it a really ideal camera for corporate AV departments, houses of worship, schools and more.
Advanced Technology Packed into a Compact Design
The magnesium alloy body is not just compact and durable, but it is also packed with innovative technology. With all these combined, the BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera is a very rugged yet portable advanced studio camera. The camera is also designed with the latest miniaturization technology and features.
With this BlackMagic Design Studio HD Camera review, you now have a good idea of an ideal small camera that is capable of broadcast recording to fit your needs.