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Blackmagic Micro Cameras See Feature Upgrade

Blackmagic release Camera 4.7 Update for the Micro Studio Camera. The software update gives Micro Studio Camera 4K customers new 720P format support along with several new features. The 720P/50 & 60 suppport lets broadcasters who operate at 720P send video directly to air. The update also improves image processing on the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, enabling better exposure performance from the camera’s sensor, and resulting in an additional 2 stops to the camera’s base sensitivity.

The Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update gives Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K broadcasters new 720p format support at 50, 59.94 and 60 frames per second. The higher frame rates allow broadcasters to capture incredibly clean slow motion shots during fast action events such as sports.

In order to enable new types of workflows, the 4.7 Update adds full RAW image output via SDI. This gives users a way to develop custom solutions that can take the high quality 12-bit camera sensor data out via SDI for use in post production.

The update adds support for new remote control commands and options. On the Micro Studio Camera 4K, PTZ communication is now supported through VISCA from the camera’s expansion port as well so customers can adjust the camera head position from a custom remote control.

Camera 4.7 Update also adds new S.Bus commands to both the Micro Studio Camera 4K and the Micro Cinema Camera. The Futaba S.Bus is a popular control protocol for remote control of servo-controlled models. The servos can equally be camera controls. The new commands include frame rate setting, auto focus on/o , and recording. That means customers using S.Bus remote controls can now change frame rate, toggle auto focus and even start or stop recording. In addition, the Micro Studio Camera 4K also passes remote record commands through as SDI and HDMI record triggers. That means users can use external recorders without having to worry about pressing start and stop on multiple devices.

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