Blackmagic Design has released details of a suite of new products including a full frame, L mount camera and updates to its Micro Studio Camera and Studio Camera 4K Plus.

Angled view of the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a 24 x 36mm 6K sensor with a native resolution of 6048 x 4032 pixels, which records a wide dynamic range and has a built in optical low pass filter that’s custom designed to match the sensor. Use of the L-Mount for lenses gives cinematographers access to a wide range of new and vintage lenses from manufacturers such as Leica, Panasonic and Sigma for a wider range of creative choices. The camera also accepts fast CFexpress media and includes a USB-C expansion port for recording direct to external flash media disks or an SSD. For cloud and mobile work, the camera records both deep bit depth Blackmagic RAW and H.264 proxies at the same time. No other camera includes this level of technology, image quality and portability.

Using the full area of the sensor allows a unique open gate 3:2 image which also lets customers reframe their shots in post production. The large sensor can also work in true 6:5 anamorphic without cropping, making widescreen cinematic images more detailed and in higher resolution than previously possible. Users can even select the classic Super 35 sized window on the sensor to create an instant ‘close up’ version of their shot that fits seamlessly with open gate footage. A large, bright 5 inch HDR touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots and accurately focus and allows screen overlays to show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels and frame guides and make it easy to apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired colour and look. The LCD monitor can also be tilted up to 180 degrees flat and down to 47 degrees making it easy to monitor shots from virtually any position.

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K uses high capacity NP-F570 batteries and comes with an AC plug pack can power the camera or charge the battery when the camera is not in use. A locking DC power connector is provided and the USB-C expansion port can trickle charge the battery from portable battery packs, mobile phone chargers or laptops. An optional Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip. The camera can also accept Pocket Cinema Camera accessories, including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF. TheBlackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is available now for US$2,595, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K G2, shown above, is a next generation model of the popular Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, which retains the original compact design but now has a a 4K digital film sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for improved low light performance. It also adds 12G-SDI for operation up to 2160p60, and a new USB-C expansion port for recording Blackmagic RAW to external disks as well as network control via Ethernet adapters. The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K G2 will be available in October from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$995.

Also updated is the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2, shown above, which retains the previous model’s 4K sensor, MFT lens mount and compact all-in-one design but adds 12G-SDI allowing customers to connect it to SDI based switchers such as ATEM Constellation. The Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus G2 is available now for US$1,345, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Videohub 80×80 12G, a larger 80×80 12G-SDI router that lets customers connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD on the same router at the same time. Blackmagic Videohub 80×80 12G features a front panel with shortcut buttons, an LCD which can display labels or live video, a machined metal spin knob for browsing video sources, reference connections and redundant power. The Blackmagic Videohub 80×80 12G will be available in November from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$9,995. Also announced today are two new hardware control panels that are designed to access the full power of ATEM Constellation HD and 4K switchers. The new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel 20 and 30 models feature the same elegant design as the 2 M/E and 4 M/E Advanced Panels, but in a compact size to fit into any broadcast studio space. The new 1 M/E panels include up to 3 system control LCDs, buttons for control of 4 upstream keyers, 4 downstream keyers and 4 M/E rows as well as a joystick, T-bar fader and more. ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panels 20 and 30 will be available in October from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$3,899.

Blackmagic Design has also announced the immediate availability of a new Blackmagic Camera app, which adds digital film camera controls to the Apple iPhone. Based on the same operating system as Blackmagic Design’s award winning digital film cameras, these professional features give iPhone content creators the same tools used in feature films, television and documentaries. Support for Blackmagic Cloud allows creators to collaborate and share media with multiple editors and colorists around the world instantly.  Click here for more information.