BMPCC Update/6K Pro, ATEM Mini Extreme, and More…

Blackmagic Design Blows Minds With New 6K Pro Camera and Mini Extreme Switcher

Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, started off the webstream by announcing, “ATEM Mini and Camera Update livestream,” to which I happily waited te hear about their camera and video switching products.

Petty began the stream by announcing a software update for existing ATEM Mini switchers, which enables USB tethering to livestreaming using a mobile device.

This new tethering function works when connected to the USB-C port on the ATEM Mini, and switches automatically between ethernet and the tethered device while simultaneously powering your phone.

“Phone tethering works with the latest high speed 5G phones plus the more common 4G phones. The ATEM switcher will automatically detect when a phone is connected and switch its internet connection to use it, eliminating the need for changing settings. When connected, the phone will power from the USB port so it remains charged from the switcher.”

Grant Petty, CEO – Blackmagic Design

ATEM Mini Extreme

The newly announced ATEM Mini Extreme now has eight HDMI inputs, two USB-C ports, a Gigabit ethernet port, two HDMI auxiliary outputs, two mic inputs, and a headphone monitoring jack.

The ATEM Mini Extreme also supports USB tethering via a mobile device, with a maximum resolution/frame rate of 1080p60.

Each HDMI input has built-in framerate and sync convertors for seamless switching between sources.

Internal processing has improved within the ATEM Mini Extreme with two downstream keyers, four upstream keyers, six macro buttons, two DVE’s, a super source DVE effect, selection bus, on-panel camera control for iris and focus, and a 16 source multi-viewer.

“These 2 new models of ATEM Mini are a massive increase in creative features and are now our most powerful 1 M/E switchers! These new models are big, powerful and still incredibly affordable.”

Grant Petty, CEO – Blackmagic Design

The ATEM Mini Extreme is also compatible with the ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, for professional video applications.

The ATEM Mini Extreme comes in at $995.

ATEM Mini Extreme ISO

The ATEM Mini Extreme ISO is nearly identical to the Mini Extreme, with the exception of being able to record.

The ATEM Mini Extreme ISO can record all eight camera sources independently and the program feed to an external USB drive.

The multi-cam ISO recordings can be used in post-production and include the EDL list from the switcher.

Altogether, the ATEM Mini Extreme ISO can record, stream, and switch simultaneously, and is available for $1295.

• Features miniaturized control panel based design.
• Supports connecting up to 8 cameras or computers.
• Supports streaming via Ethernet or tethered phones via USB.
• Tethers to 5G or 4G phones for mobile remote streaming.
• Records to USB flash disks in H.264.
• Two stereo audio inputs for connecting desktop or lapel microphones.
• Automatically standards converts and re-syncs all HDMI inputs.
• Includes free ATEM Software Control for Mac and Windows.
• Internal media for 20 RGBA graphics for titles, opening plates and logos.
• 4 upstream ATEM Advanced Chroma keyers for green/blue screen work.
• 2 independent DVEs plus SuperSource with 4 extra DVEs.
• 16 way multiview for monitoring all cameras, recording and streaming status.

Blackmagic Web Presenter HD

The Blackmagic Web Presenter HD is a Full High-Definition (HD) streaming encoder with 12G SDI input, 12G SDI loop out, HDMI monitor output, ethernet port, USB-C port, dual power sources, and a front panel with LCD screen.

The Web Presenter HD can stream to multiple content delivery networks over ethernet or via USB-tethering over 4G/5G mobile networks, at 1080p60.

The USB Type-C port connects to both Macs and PCs as a webcam source for livestreaming to multiple webcam-compitable platforms.

The SDI/HDMI monitor outputs display critical streaming information, such as an on-air indicator, streaming bit depth/resolution, audio levels, and trend graphs.

Pricing for the Web Presenter HD is $495.

The new Web Presenter HD is a compact design that includes a 12G-SDI input with down converter, so customers can connect to HD or Ultra HD equipment and stream in full 1080p video. Also included is a built in front panel with LCD and menus, USB webcam features, plus a unique monitoring output with audio meters, streaming status and full SDI and embedded audio technical details.

• Complete streaming solution for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.
• Supports streaming via Ethernet or tethered phones via USB.
• Built in broadcast quality hardware H.264 encoder.
• Tethers to 5G or 4G phones for mobile remote streaming.
• USB looks like a webcam allowing support for all video software.
• Monitoring output includes meters, trend graphs and SDI technical data.
• Includes Web Presenter Utility software for Mac and Windows.
• 12G-SDI input with down conversion for any HD or Ultra HD source.
• Both AC and DC connections allows redundant power.
• 1/3rd rack width design allows 3 streams in a single rack unit.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

Everything the BMPCC 6K Was, And More!

Improving upon the original BMPCC 6K, the BMPCC 6K Pro delivers features for professional use such as internal ND filters, dual mini XLR jacks, and a higher capacity NP-F570 battery slot – all for $2495.

The BMPCC 6K features a rear-tilting LCD screen, an optional EVF, new battery grip, and Blackmagic Design’s generation 5 color science adopted from the URSA Mini Pro 12K.

Keeping the same-sized sensor and general design of the BMPCC 6K, the 6K Pro provides upgrades found in their higher-end URSA models with neutral density filters and imrpoved color science.

“With the new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, we wanted to include all the high end features from digital film cameras into a Pocket Cinema Camera design. This means you get an extremely portable digital film solution but with all the advanced features like the amazing ND filters, optional viewfinder and bright HDR touchscreen. We think our digital filmmaker customers will love it!”

Grant Petty, CEO – Blackmagic Design

• Designed from carbon fiber polycarbonate composite.
• 6144 x 3456 sensor with 13 stops and dual native ISO up to 25,600.
• Compatible with a wide range of popular EF lenses.
• Built in motorized 2, 4 and 6 stop ND filters.
• Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low light performance.
• Standard open file formats compatible with popular software.
• Adjustable, HDR 1500 nit LCD screen.
• Includes Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science.
• Optional Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF.
• Professional mini XLR inputs with 48 volt phantom power.
• Larger NP-F570 battery, optional Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip.
• Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.

BMPCC 6K Pro Accessories

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Battery Grip for 6K Pro

Another accessory is the BMPCC battery grip, which allows the battery in the camera to remain in place, while adding two extra batteries via the battery grip for all-day recordings, priced at $145.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF

The new EVF has a 1280 x 960 color OLED display with a proximity sensor, and 4 element glass diopter for a -4 to +4 focus adjustment, retailing for $495.

Blackmagic Camera 7.3 Software Update

The newest 7.3 firmware for BMPCC 4K and 6K camera includes the new version 5 color science, histogram feature, LCD dimming, and other software upgrades to improve operation.

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