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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2


The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 is the worlds smallest, yet advanced broadcast camera with the worlds largest viewfinder. The Studio Camera is ideal for live production featuring advanced features which is great for talk shows, sitcoms and broadcast news in the studio, as well as live concerts and sporting events.

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 features an extremely lightweight and compact design, and with this comes an easy setup and use; a large 10 viewfinder with sunshade for optimal viewing and control; a flexible MFT mount that provides you with more lens options; multiple mounting points and professional broadcast connections; Bi-Directional Optical Fiber that enables you to get audio, video, talkback and tally over long distances by simply connecting the cameras up your live production switchers.

The advanced Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 also sports built-in Talkback, a feature that allows the camera operator and the crew to communicate; Tally SDI is also supported and is used on the ATEM range of live production switchers this means that the tally from the switcher is broadcast to all cameras from all video outputs of the ATEM switcher and then sent to the Blackmagic Studio Camera via the program video connection.

Please Note that the Power Cable, Lenses are not included, and No Internal Battery.

  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • 1080p60
  • 10" LCD (1920 x 1200 Resolution)
  • Built-In Talkback
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Large 10 Full HD Viewfinder

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 features the worlds largest viewfinder built-in featuring a super wide viewing angle and with a large viewing area, makes things so much easier to see in impressive detail for better framing, focusing, to change iris settings, and to easily make subtle adjustments, even when youre live.

Bi-Directional Optical Fiber

Included with the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 is a user upgradeable fiber optic connection, allowing you to make use of a single thin cable that connects cameras to your live production switchers. This will enable you to get audio, video, talkback and tally over long distances.

Built-in Talkback

The built-in Talkback allows the camera operator and the crew to communicate during production. Provided is general aviation headset connections that gives you the option from a wide range of aviation headsets, to achieve better quality talkback headsets with better noise cancelling.

Illuminated Tally

The Tally SDI is also supported and is used on the ATEM range of live production switchers this means that the tally from the switcher is broadcast to all cameras from all video outputs of the ATEM switcher and then sent to the Blackmagic Studio Camera via the program video connection.

Broadcast Grade Connections

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 features broadcast quality connections so that you can get optional bi-directional optical fiber and SDI connections for connecting to live production switchers or even recorders. Included with the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 is a professional aviation headset jack, stereo XLR microphone inputs, and much more.

Integrated Control Panel

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 sports an integrated control panel that allows you to quickly and easily access the most crucial control settings via the built-in row of buttons that can be found below the viewfinder. The control panel allows you to easily adjust your iris and focus control with the touch of a button; dedicated buttons that also enables you to swiftly switch between film and video modes, and more.

Remote Camera Control

Full camera control can be achieved from your ATEM live production switcher. This can be done via the SDII connections for more professional production. The camera also features a full DaVinci Resolve primary colour corrector that allows you to colour balance your cameras as well as being more creative with your live production.

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino

The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino is an Arduino expansion board or shield that allows filmmakers in studio to set up their own custom control solutions for Blackmagic Design cameras. The 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino for Arduino simply attaches to these platforms and then supports inserting camera control commands into the 3G-SDI link to the camera.

External or Built-in Microphones

When live location sound is required at productions, youll be able to use the built-in stereo microphone or simply just plug in professional external microphones, even with phantom power, into the cameras XLR connectors. The audio from the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 is automatically embedded with the video signal for connection to the ATEM live production switcher's built-in audio mixer.

In the box
  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2
  • Sun Shield and Attaching Screws
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • 12 VAC Adapter
Sensor Size 12.48mm x 7.02mm
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds (active), with auto iris control button
Shutter Speed 1/50 to 1/2000 second
White Balance Six presets: 3200K, 4500K, 5000K, 5600K, 6500K, and 7500K
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1920 x 1080i: 50/59.94/60
1280 x 720p: 50/59.94/60
Type Integrated TFT-LCD
Size 10.1" (25.7 cm
Resolution 1920 x 1200
SDI Video Output 1 x 3G-SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2
SDI Video Input 1 x 3G-SDI
Reference Input 1 x Reference input
Optical Fiber Compatibility 3G Optical Fiber input and output (via optional optical fiber module)
Analog Audio Input 2 x XLR analog, switchable between mic and line levels; Phantom power support
Analog Audio Output Aviation headphone (Fixed Wing Plugs) output for talkback and audio monitoring
SDI Audio Output 2 channels in 3G-SDI 48 KHz and 24-bit
2 channels for talkback on channel 15-16
Remote Control 1 x 2.5 mm LANC for iris and focus control
SDI CCU control from ATEM
USB 1 x USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates
Microphone Integrated stereo microphone
Mounting Options 2 x 3/8" tripod mount
10 x 1/4"-20 threaded holes (4 on top of the camera, 3 on left, 3 on right)
Controls Push button controls for navigating menus
Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7 or later
Power Requirements 11 to 30 VDC
External Power Input 1 x 4-pin XLR
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature  -20 to 45°C
Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D) 25.53 x 19.46 x 11.35 cm

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