Add a powerful studio camera to your 4K broadcast when using an ATEM Mini with the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Plus. This updated compact and lightweight broadcast camera is designed for live production and provides a variety of options to record and broadcast your video, and it's designed to be used with the ATEM Mini switcher. The main features added to the Studio 4K Plus model include a lighter carbon fiber body, up to 25,600 ISO, 13 stops of dynamic range, a bigger tally light, HDMI output, two USB Type-C ports for recording and control, built-in dual microphones, a 7" HDR LCD, and a redesigned sun hood. It is light for frequent travel, setup, and breakdown, yet durable for use in the field. It has a bright 7" capacitive touchscreen display that allows you to control all the settings right from the screen, and it features a 1920 x 1200 resolution, and it has a detachable sun hood that was redesigned to fold down over the display for storage and protection. The camera also features DaVinci Resolve built-in, so you can control the camera's color and brightness settings right from a computer when it's paired with a compatible ATEM switcher. To power the camera, it has a standard locking DC power input for external power sources. It features a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate body with innovative technology in a miniaturized design. The camera is designed for live production, so it's easy to track and frame shots with its large 7" viewfinder. The touchscreen has menus for camera settings, and there are knobs for brightness, contrast, and focus peaking. The primary native ISO is 400, which is ideal for use under studio lighting. The secondary high-base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments.
The gain can be set from the camera. That means you can now use cinematic images for live production. Plus, when combined with the built-in DaVinci Resolve primary color corrector you get much better images than simple broadcast cameras. The color corrector can even be controlled from the switcher. Photographic lenses have incredible quality because they're designed for use in high-resolution photography. Plus, the active lens mount lets you adjust the lens remotely. This means you avoid camera shake when adjusting the lens, so you can track shots and operate the camera without taking your hands off the tripod. It gives you the same feel as an expensive B4 broadcast lens. On-screen overlays show status and record parameters, histograms, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides, and more. The included sunshade can be folded to protect the screen for transport, plus it's compatible with sunshades from the Blackmagic Studio Viewfinder. The focus peaking knob is incredibly useful as it lets you fine-tune the detail highlight, so you can get perfect focus as you zoom. The three function buttons on the left can have functions assigned to them, such as zebra, false color, focus peaking, LUTs, and more.
The tally light also includes clip-on transparent camera numbers, so it's easy for talent to see camera numbers from up to 20' away. Blackmagic Studio cameras have lots of connections for connecting to both consumer and broadcast equipment. Plug in an external USB flash disk and the camera can record high-quality 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files for later editing and color correction. That means you can just move the disk to a computer to work, and you don't need to waste time with file copying. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem, so you get stunning images with incredible detail and rich color throughout the whole post-production pipeline. Blackmagic RAW also saves camera settings as metadata, so you can change ISO, white balance, and exposure later in DaVinci Resolve. Plus, the built-in microphones are shock and wind-resistant, so you get great sound even in tough conditions. With each microphone placed at the edges of the screen, you get the advantage of the studio camera design for better stereo separation than what is possible on a regular video camera.
Program return is a fantastic feature as sometimes on large live shows, camera operators can be left waiting a long time for their camera to be used, so program return lets them watch the show while they wait. This means that even if the camera operator is a large distance away from the switcher, they can still keep up with what's happening and remain alert. It features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras, so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata, and view recording status. This allows the film gamma images being recorded to be converted to nicer-looking images on the LCD. The 3D LUTs are also saved into the Blackmagic RAW files, so they can be used in later post-production, but they are never burned into the Blackmagic RAW image data, so you always have the option to disable them. It's easy to switch to another language simply by going into the menu settings. When switching between languages, the on-screen overlays, heads-up displays, and setup menus will be displayed in the selected language, and you can change languages any time you like.
17.78 x 10 mm (Four Thirds) CMOS
Not Specified by Manufacturer
100 to 25,600
0 to 18 dB
Micro Four Thirds
1/5000 to 1/24 Second
|Built-In ND Filter||
|Built-In Microphone Type||
|Broadcast System Compatibility||
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Input/Output
2 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data/Video Input/Output
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps [26 to 190 Mb/s]
Raw: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
1920 x 1200
1 x Barrel (12VDC) Input
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
0 to 90%
|Accessory Mounting Thread||
2 x 1/4"-20
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||
10.77 x 6.68 x 6.59" / 27.36 x 16.97 x 16.74 cm (Without Protrusions)
3.71 lb / 1.68 kg