Control your BMPCC 4K/6K camera over SDI with your ATEM switcher
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MTH-APC
Middle Things
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Meet the APC

Control your BMPCC 4K/6K camera over SDI with your ATEM switcher

The Perfect Combo

Take full advantage of your BMPCC 4K / 6K for your live productions by remote control possibilities.

BMPCC Control using your existing workflow

With the ATEM Pocket Controller (APC), you can use the Blackmagic ATEM Software Control or the ATEM 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 URSABrodcast, which includes Shutter / Iris / WB / Gain / Some Primary color correction, Focus and Zoom.

An efficient SDI to Bluetooth conversion

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.

 

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.

Simple Workflow

So you might think : "Wait, what about that Bluetooth connexion reliability in a very crowded venue ?". Well the trick is to put the ATEM 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 connexion, you connect the Pocket Live Controller to the Program Output of your ATEM.

Easy to use iOS app

Pair your BMPCC and ATEM Pocket Controller with the ATEM Pocket Control iOS App. It also allows you to select which ATEM 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 ATEM ID, there is of course no need to keep the app open !

 

At the moment, there is unfortunately no Android app available.

Use your Gimbal as a PTZ head !

Another great feature of the APC is that you can operate your DJI Ronin-S/SC/RS2 or Ronin 2 directly from the Blackmagic 1 M/E Advanced Panel. The magic happens by wiring the S-BUS port of the DJI Focus Wheel to the corresponding data port on the APC. Check out the complete Gimbal Setup Guide for more info.

When used with compatible ATEM Switchers and Cameras, the ATEM 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.

 

Important note : Due to a Blackmagic Design limitation that is out of our hands, some color correction settings cannot be controlled by the APC. These are : Pedestal (Luma lift), Luma Gamma, Luma Gain, Contrast & Saturation. Also, Tally information (Red On Air, Green Preview) is not shown on the camera.

The APC is compatible with the majority of Blackmagic Design ATEM Switchers. These are :

 

ATEM Television Studio HD

ATEM 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 that the APC is not compatible with the ATEM Mini & ATEM Mini Pro, which can control the Pocket cameras directly through HDMI.

 

The APC only supports 3G-SDI signals. If you are switching in a 4K / UHD standard (12GSDI or 6GSDI), and don't have any downconverted HD ports on your switcher, use a Teranex Express to convert the 6G/12G output to 3G.

 

To adjust camera settings, you can either use the ATEM Software Control or the Camera Control Panel.

When used with compatible ATEM Switchers and Cameras, the ATEM 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.

 

Important note : Due to a Blackmagic Design limitation that is out of our hands, some color correction settings cannot be controlled by the APC. These are : Pedestal (Luma lift), Luma Gamma, Luma Gain, Contrast & Saturation. Also, Tally information (Red On Air, Green Preview) is not shown on the camera.

 

The APC is compatible with the majority of Blackmagic Design ATEM Switchers. These are :

 

ATEM Television Studio HD

ATEM 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 that the APC is not compatible with the ATEM Mini & ATEM Mini Pro, which can control the Pocket cameras directly through HDMI.

 

The APC only supports 3G-SDI signals. If you are switching in a 4K / UHD standard (12GSDI or 6GSDI), and don't have any downconverted HD ports on your switcher, use a Teranex Express to convert the 6G/12G output to 3G.

 

To adjust camera settings, you can either use the ATEM Software Control or the Camera Control Panel.

 

The APC can control the following Blackmagic Cameras :

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro G2

If you need to control multiple cameras, you will need to use one APC per camera.

When used with compatible ATEM Switchers and Cameras, the ATEM 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.

 

Important note : Due to a Blackmagic Design limitation that is out of our hands, some color correction settings cannot be controlled by the APC. These are : Pedestal (Luma lift), Luma Gamma, Luma Gain, Contrast & Saturation. Also, Tally information (Red On Air, Green Preview) is not shown on the camera.

 

The APC is compatible with the majority of Blackmagic Design ATEM Switchers. These are :

 

ATEM Television Studio HD

ATEM 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 that the APC is not compatible with the ATEM Mini & ATEM Mini Pro, which can control the Pocket cameras directly through HDMI.

 

The APC only supports 3G-SDI signals. If you are switching in a 4K / UHD standard (12GSDI or 6GSDI), and don't have any downconverted HD ports on your switcher, use a Teranex Express to convert the 6G/12G output to 3G.

 

To adjust camera settings, you can either use the ATEM Software Control or the Camera Control Panel.

 

The APC can control the following Blackmagic Cameras :

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro G2

If you need to control multiple cameras, you will need to use one APC per camera. We offer group pricing on the online store.

 

The APC can control the following gimbals :

 

DJI Ronin-S*

DJI Ronin-RS2*

DJI Ronin-SC *

DJI Ronin-2

* The small DJI Focus Wheel is required for Ronin-S / SC / RS2 since the APC connects to the S-BUS connexion port of the Focus Wheel. Check out the full setup guide here.

 

You need to use our Ronin connexion cable, which is not included by default and can be purchased as an option on the product page.

 

For best results you can control the Pan & Tilt movement of the gimbal using the ATEM Advanced Panel 1 M/E , 2 M/E or 4 M/E.

 

While it is also possible to use the thumb wheel of the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD or 4K to adjust your gimbal Pan / Tilt , we do not recommend it, it is not very practical and doesn't work well.

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