Bluetooth control for Blackmagic Design
Both the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC4K) and the Ursa Mini Pro offer Bluetooth connectivity. This Element Bluetooth Sphere lets you control your Blackmagic Design camera wirelessly. The wireless range is about 5 meter but the actual range depends on the interference of other signals. The closer to the camera, the better the connection. The Element Bluetooth Sphere needs power through either USB or D-TAP.
Setting up is very easy. All you need is a (mobile) device with Wifi (i.e. smartphone, laptop) and the login code that is provided with your purchase. Just power the Element Bluetooth Sphere, log into the interface, and pair the Element Bluetooth Sphere with the camera. After the setup is complete, the camera will automatically connect with the Element Bluetooth Sphere as soon as it is powered and within range. Please refer to the introduction video for a run through of the products and the setup procedure.
Be in control
You can choose one, two or three buttons for the Element Bluetooth Sphere. Each button can be programmed by yourself through the Wifi interface. For now, you can choose the following commands:
– Rec start/stop
– Instant Autofocus
– Auto aperture
– Change ISO
– Change aperture
– Focus far/near
– Zoom far/near
More commands will be added later. Some are not enabled yet by Blackmagic Design but might be enabled in the near future through firmware updates.
How it is made
Element Bluetooth Spheres are CAD designed and CNC manufactured from walnut wood. The Sphere is 60mm across. To provide a comfortable hold they are finished with a beeswax and linseed oil coating (contrary to most Chinese manufactured grips which are lacquered – and therefore much less comfortable to the touch).
Personalize your grip
I offer a number of additional services (i.e. engraving your company logo, using different wood, altering the size and design). Please refer to the gallery section to visualize your personalized sphere. Contact me (or specify your customization in the order notes) and I will send you a quote for the additional costs.
Not satisfied with the Element Bluetooth Sphere? Contact me within 14 days to arrange an exchange or refund. Please be aware that certain customized items (company logo engraving, for example) are excluded from right of return.