Blackmagic improves iris control on its Camera Control app

Blackmagic Design has released some exciting new updates to its free Camera Control app. The app, which helps filmmakers control cameras remotely, is now even more useful.

Blackmagic’s Camera Control app allows you to control a camera remotely, which is a feature that has become very important to filmmakers. Initially, the app was released with the URDA Mini Pro. It connected to the camera through Bluetooth and could stay connected up to 30 ft away. Also, the app allowed you to change camera settings, adjust metadata, control the lens and to hit record.

Camera Control 1.0.3

The update, Camera Control 1.0.3, updates and adds a few features. Most importantly, the update improves the app’s iris control. Additionally, it adds BMPCC 4K and 6K support. Here is a rundown of the improvements the update is bringing to the app:

  • Improved support for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K
  • Fixed iris control bug with active lenses
  • Improved support for URSA Mini Pro, G2, SSD Recorder and URSA Broadcast
  • Fixed ‘power off’ button not functioning with some models
  • Fixed record stop and start bugs for SSDs
  • General performance improvements

Pricing and availability

Currently, the Blackmagic Design Camera Control app is only out for Apple iPad. There are third party options, but they aren’t free like the official app. SayEffect Tech Solutions has an iPhone/iPad version that will cost you $5.99 to download. This version supports the BMPCC 6K/4K, URSA Mini 4.6K, and URSA Mini Pro 4.6K. There is also an Andriod version offered as well for $6.99.

You can get the original app for free in the Apple store.

Image courtesy: Blackmagic Design

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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