Live Production

Live Production

Now you can use Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera as a broadcast studio camera!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can do much more than shooting as it can also transform into a studio camera for live production. Multi camera production is exciting as you can use multiple cameras connected to a switcher to select different camera angles in real time. Unlike shooting and editing, this means you can live stream! Live switching is also an incredibly fast way of producing programing, as when the event is finished the program is also finished and ready for distribution. There is no lower cost way to generate hours of high quality television programing! Now Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be used as a digital film production camera or a broadcast studio camera!

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ATEM Mini being used for live streaming

Introducing ATEM Mini

Create multi camera live streaming to YouTube or Skype!

The new ATEM Mini makes it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube! You can connect up to 8 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras for amazing studio quality and control them from the ATEM Mini switcher. You can also connect computers for slides and graphics, or gaming consoles. There's even a built in DVE for picture in picture effects. The USB webcam output allows you to use any streaming software, or the ATEM Mini Pro or Extreme models can stream directly via Ethernet. ATEM Mini has many more features such as a professional audio mixer with EQ and dynamics, standards conversion on all inputs, chroma key, wipes, macros and internal graphics for titles.

Control your Cameras via HDMI

Setup is easy as Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be controlled from the ATEM Mini switcher, all via a single HDMI connection. When connected, the camera will change the record light into an on-air tally light! You can also control the lens iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses. There's also a DaVinci primary color corrector that’s controlled via the ATEM Mini which can provide creative looks and styles that go well beyond simple CCU color matching. The camera will even switch video standards to match the ATEM Mini automatically! Then if you need to edit in the DaVinci Resolve sync bin for multicam editing, the ATEM Mini can preset matching timecode and trigger record on all cameras.

Includes On‑Air Tally Indicator!

When plugged into the ATEM Mini switcher, the camera is switched into studio camera mode, so you can operate the Pocket Cinema Camera as a studio camera with features optimized for live production. One of the changes is the front mounted record light, which will stop being a record light and change to a tally light. That means your talent can see which camera is on air and make sure they look into the correct camera when presenting! On the rear LCD the camera operator will also see an on-air label letting them know when the camera is on air, as well as a preview label when the camera is selected on the preview bus. Of course on the LCD you can also see when the camera is recording!

Remotely Set Iris, ISO, Shutter, Focus and Color

When working on live production it’s vital the output of all your cameras are matched and color balanced. You can remotely adjust the white balance of each camera to ensure they are perfectly matched even as the light changes during the day. The most important camera control is the iris and this lets you set the exposure of each camera perfectly. You can also set other camera parameters such as ISO and shutter speed, all remotely from the switcher. While most lenses support electronic iris and focus control, some lenses also support electronic zoom, which can be controlled remotely. This means your Pocket Cinema Camera works just like pro studio cameras, it’s just smaller and more compact!


Built in DaVinci Resolve Primary Color Corrector

With in-camera DaVinci primary color correctors, it's possible to add cinematic looks to live production. The built in color corrector is great for color balancing cameras, but you can switch from CCU to DaVinci color control and then really unlock the full color capabilities. Imagine live production with cinematic quality! You get full RGB adjustment for blacks, mids and whites, but you can also adjust the Y channel separately with DaVinci's YRGB color corrector. This means it's possible to create innovative styles such as pushing whites to get your images to really pop or you can use it for recreating vintage film stocks. You even have controls for contrast, hue and saturation!


Remote Recording with Synchronized Timecode

If you want to edit your video after the live event then ATEM Mini can trigger cameras to record and sync the timecode. This means editing software can sync the shots when editing. DaVinci Resolve has an innovative sync bin that will show only clips that sync to the current timeline clip. Sync bin clips are displayed in a multiview, so it's easy to select the shot you need. This makes multi cam editing easy and lets you create 4K and 6K shows from Blackmagic RAW recordings, even though the ATEM Mini is an HD switcher. All you need to do is copy the media from each camera to a single disk and start editing with DaVinci Resolve. Then using the sync bin, you can just scroll along and do edits!

Timecode user interface

Cameras will Automatically Set Up when Connected

Camera settings user interface

ATEM Mini makes it super easy to use Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras as studio cameras, as all set up will be handled automatically when the camera is first plugged in. Even though ATEM Mini has standards converters on all HDMI inputs, when they are used they can add a small amount of video delay. This means having the cameras and the switcher all matching the same video standard is an advantage, and ATEM Mini will automatically set the camera video standard once connected. You can set ATEM Mini to any specific video standard, and all the cameras will switch to follow the exact same video standard. That eliminates all unnecessary video conversions and processing delays.

Camera settings user interface

Control all Cameras with a Broadcast CCU Panel!

The ATEM Camera Control Panel provides 4 industry standard camera controllers for the same workflow as camera chains costing hundreds of thousands of dollars! Even though ATEM Mini and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras are small and compact, you can use them within the same broadcast workflow using an ATEM Camera Control Panel! Although much bigger than an ATEM Mini, the panel is small enough to be placed on a desktop or rack shelf! You get dedicated controls including CCU style joystick and controls for RGB camera color, master gain, black, iris and more. As all controls are arranged in a familiar broadcast layout, both experienced CCU operators and new users will find it very easy to use.

ATEM Camera Control Panel controlling 4 cameras
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NP-F570 Battery

NP-F570 Battery

Order Code: BATT-NPF570/CAM
3,350 mAh NP-F570 compatible lithium-Ion rechargeable battery compatible with Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip.


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LP-E6 Battery

LP-E6 Battery

Order Code: BATT-LPE6M/CAM
LP-E6 compatible Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. For use with Blackmagic Micro cameras and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.


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Mini XLR Adapter Cables

Mini XLR Adapter Cables

Adapter cable for connecting to professional audio equipment which use full size XLR connectors.


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Blackmagic Pocket Camera DC Cable Pack

Blackmagic Pocket Camera DC Cable Pack

Now you can conveniently power your Pocket Cinema Camera from a variety of different power sources. Pack includes D-tap to 2-pin, 2.5mm barrel to 2-pin and 2-pin to fly lead to create your own custom cables. All cables are 650mm long.


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Blackmagic 58mm Lens Cap

Blackmagic 58mm Lens Cap

The 58mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.


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Blackmagic 77mm Lens Cap

Blackmagic 77mm Lens Cap

The 77mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.


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Blackmagic 82mm Lens Cap

Blackmagic 82mm Lens Cap

The 82mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.


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