With the Middle Things MID-APCCONV Pocket Controller (APC), you can use the Blackmagic Software Control or the Camera Control Panel to adjust your BMPCC 4K & 6K settings remotely! Which means minimal changes in your Live Production workflow. You can control the same settings as the URSA Mini Pro or URSA Broadcast, which includes Shutter / Iris / WB / Gain / Some Primary color correction, Focus and Zoom.
Since the BMPCC 4K / 6K doesn't have an SDI input connector like the other Blackmagic studio cameras, the APC converts the SDI program feed from the switcher into a Bluetooth signal that the BMPCC can read.
Long Distance Communication
For long distance use place the Pocket Controller as close as possible to the Pocket Cinema Camera so that the Bluetooth strength is at its maximum. Then, using a traditional long range wired SDI connection or Optical Fiber, you connect the Pocket Live Controller to the Program Output of your unit.
Easy Pairing with the Pocket App
Pair your BMPCC and Pocket Controller with the Pocket iOS App. It also allows you to select which camera ID corresponds to your Pocket camera. You can configure up to 8 APC with a single app! Once the camera is paired to the APC and you have set the proper ID, there is of course no need to keep the app open!
The APC only requires a 12V DC connection to operate. It also features and SDI loop out port if you want to daisy chain another Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Please note that you still have to take the pocket HDMI signal and send it to the switcher.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2
ATEM Television Studio HD
TEM Television Studio Pro HD
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K
ATEM Production Studio 4K
ATEM 1M/E & 2M/E Production Studio 4K
ATEM 4M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
ATEM Constellation 8K
Note: The APC is not compatible with the ATEM Mini & ATEM Mini Pro, which can control the Pocket cameras directly through HDMI.
When used with compatible Switchers and Cameras, the Pocket Controller can adjust the following settings remotely: iris, shutter, gain (ISO), white balance, zoom (with compatible lenses), focus (with compatible lenses), pan & tilt (with compatible gimbals), hue, RGB lift, RGB gamma, RGB gain, detail sharpening.