The Black Magic Pocket 4k and 6k camera are some of our favorite pieces of gear that we use and install. This is evident by how often you see us talk and post about them. They are extremely versatile, and their price point makes them very accessible to a broad range of budgets.
One of the hurdles that occurs though when using the pocket 4k and 6k in live productions, is the lack of ability to control the camera settings from a remote camera control panel. This is something that, while not necessary for everyone, is crucial in making sure your camera colors match throughout the duration of your live production.
The Middle Things APC (ATEM Pocket Control) Solves this problem. The Middle Things APC allows you to control your BMPCC 4k and 6k over SDI with your ATEM switcher and camera control panel. This integration allows you to keep your workflow the same across the BMPCC 4k/6k and the Ursa Mini cameras. The APC gives you control over the Shutter, Iris, WB, Gain, Some Primary color correction and Zoom. The APC does this by converting the SDI Program out (that has the control data) from your switcher to Bluetooth control. This Bluetooth control signal is then sent to the connected BMPCC.
The APC further adds to the versatility of the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4k/6k and opens up possibilities for it to be even more creativity implemented in live productions.
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