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Data Video BC-50 - 1080p HD Block Camera with 3G-SDI & Ethernet


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Datavideo's BC-50 1080p HD Block Camera captures up to 1080p60 resolution video and allows you to output the signal via a 3G/HD/SD-SDI port to connect it to a switcher or other broadcast device. You can also simultaneously stream the signal to RTMP destinations in up to 1080p60 over an Ethernet port. Moreover, you can transmit a second stream in up to 720p60 resolution over the same Ethernet port. The camera offers up to 20x optical and 16x digital zoom, adjusting from a 4.3 to 129mm focal length. The BC-50 is designed for applications requiring fixed camera positions, such as certain indoor sports (like table tennis), TV studios, or virtual studios. To use it in PTZ operations, you can incorporate the optional PTR-10 Robotic Pan and Tilt Head from Datavideo.

In a compact and rugged all-metal body, the camera features an SDI output, 3.5mm audio input (does not embed into SDI output; can be used for streaming), Ethernet port, and RS-485 control interface with up to a 3280' control range. It supports VISCA, Pelco-D, and Pelco-C control protocols. The camera has a dual-color tally light on the front above the lens. For accessories, it offers a long shoe mount slot on top, and for mounting it has a 1/4"-20 tripod mount on the bottom. Many settings are adjustable, including shutter speed, gamma, iris, white balance, gain, and focus. Many of these can also be set to auto. Video is encoded in H.265, H.264, and MJEPG formats. The camera also has a M52.0 x 0.75 filter thread. A 12V power adapter is included for providing continuous powering to the camera.

Key Features

  • Captures up to 1080p60 resolution video for SDI output to switchers and other devices
  • Up to 1080p60 RTMP IP streaming over an Ethernet port at the same time as the SDI output
  • Second stream in up to 720p60
  • 20x optical and 16x digital zoom
  • 3.5mm audio input (does not embed into SDI out; can be used for streaming)
  • RS-485 control interface with up to a 3280' control range
  • VISCA, Pelco-D, and Pelco-C control protocol support
  • Dual-color LED tally light on the front
  • Long shoe mount slot on top for accessories
  • Tripod mount on the bottom
  • H.265, H.264, and MJEPG compression formats
  • Adjustable shutter speed, gamma, iris, white balance, gain, and more
  • M52.0 x 0.75 filter thread
  • Compact all-metal body


Image Sensor 1/2.7" CMOS
Effective Pixels 2.07 MP
Video Format 1080p at 60/50/30/25 fps
1080i at 60/50 fps
720p at 60/50 fps
Video Output 1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm Jack (Not Embedded into SDI Output; Can Be Used as an Output for Streaming)
Tally Dual-Color LED (Red, Green)
Remote Control Interface RS-485 with 3280' / 1000 m Distance Supported
S/N Ratio 55 dB
Minimum Illumination 0.05 Lux at f/1.8, AGC On
Electronic Shutter 1/30 to 1/10000 Seconds
Zoom Ratio 20x Optical Zoom, 16x Digital Zoom
Gamma Control Yes
Iris Control Auto / Manual
Digital Noise Reduction 2D / 3D
OSD Languages English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
White Balance Auto, 3000K, 4000K, 5000K, 6500K (1), 6500K (2), 6500K (3), One Push, Manual
AGC / Gain Control Auto / Manual (0 to 28 Steps), Maximum Gain Limit (6 to 28 Steps)
Mirror / Flip Image Yes
Focus Modes Auto / Manual
Focal Length 4.3 to 129mm, f/1.6 to 4.7
Field of View Horizontal: Approx. 63.7° (Wide) / 2.3° (Telephoto)
Day & Night Functionality Yes
Filter M52.0 x 0.75 Thread with UV Protection
Protocol VISCA, Pelco-D, Pelco-C
Video Compression H.265, H.264, MJEPG
Audio Compression AAC
Network Protocol TCP/IP, HTTP, RTSP, RTMP, DHCP, Multicast, and More
Firmware Upgrade Ethernet
Mount Type 1/4"-20 Female on Bottom
Long Shoe Mount Slot on Top
Material of Construction Aluminum Housing, Steel Back Plate
Power 12 VDC, 6 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 2.8 x 6.4 x 3.3" / 7.1 x 16.2 x 8.3 cm
Weight 1.54 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 5.4 x 5.2"