Blackmagic Also Announced Upgrades To Its Broadcast Deck And Switcher, Along With A New Product For Downsizing Video For Live-streams.
Feb 09, 2017
The 4K version now costs the same as the previous HD version by also removing the battery. The cameras are designed for broadcast and live production, still including advanced control features, built-in color correction, and lens control. BlackMagic says many were using the studio cameras plugged into an outlet, with the batteries making the systems unnecessarily heavy and expensive, andharder to ship. The newly reduced cameras sell for $1,695 for the 4K version and $1,495 for the HD. BlackMagic says this prices the new models in a range more accessible to smaller production teams. BlackMagic also announced upgrades to its broadcast deck and switcher, along with a new product for downsizing video for live-streams. The HyperDeck Studio Mini broadcast deck allows production teams to broadcast video without the bulk. The deck handles video up to 2,160p at 30fps while using a smaller design that can be used in a rack mount with other gear or on a desktop. The deck is able to broadcast video feeds with a smaller profile because of two SD slots at the front. The companys pro-level sub-$1,000 switcher is also getting an upgrade. The ATEM Television Studio HD switcher allows production teams to swap between video feeds, click here audio feeds, and even graphics and slideshows.