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Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:47 pm
by Ruben de Boer
***Update ***
Pre-orders are now live!
https://www.elementgear.eu/product-cate ... ic-design/
There's an introduction video linked in the pre-order pages.

:o

Hi folks,

After tons and tons of hours of work (together with Csaba Nagy for the programming and Wifi interface) I can finally announce this great news... three Bluetooth enabled products for the Blackmagic cameras are coming, starting with a "box with triggers" (followed by an ergonomic grip and sphere).

Pre-orders starting next week. Stay tuned folks!!

P.s.: Early birds can receive their product mid-June already.

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:22 pm
by kalinska
Good evening,
sorry but price too high for a bmpcc4K

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:27 pm
by Robert Niessner
kalinska wrote:Good evening,
sorry but price too high for a bmpcc4K


Sorry, then go and make your own DIY solution. I don't get why people complain about the price of a special product produced in very low volumes. This is not a mass market product, therefore it can't have the same scale of economics.

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:50 pm
by ricardo marty
Thanks im looki g forward to purchase as soon as i can. Be purchasing a. Couple things before .


Ricardo marty

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:10 pm
by ricardo marty
[quote="Ruben de Boer"]Hi folks,

After tons and tons of hours of work (together with Csaba Nagy for the programming and Wifi interface) I can finally announce this great news... three Bluetooth enabled products for the Blackmagic cameras are coming, starting with a "box with triggers" (followed by an ergonomic grip and sphere).

Pre-orders starting next week. Stay tuned folks!!

P.s.: Early birds can receive their product mid-June already.

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Great, 1 what are the commands, 2 how is it paired (bmd or other app)

Ricardo Marty

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 am
by ricardo marty
kalinska wrote:Good evening,
sorry but price too high for a bmpcc4K


Having this something like this with the bmd4k on a rig for run and gun is invaluable.

Ricardo Marty

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:19 am
by MikeMeagher
I feel the pricing is reasonable

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:56 am
by ricardo marty
It would be great if it had a setting wheel.

Ricardo Marty

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:17 am
by Dmitry Shijan
Wonder why use Lemo socket instead Simple DC barrel socket? Lemo socket only makes cables solutions 50 times more expensive and hard to find.

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:23 am
by Tommaso Alvisi
nowadays the best compromise is usually hirose I think.

cheaper connectors and still locking and quick release...

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:15 am
by Ruben de Boer
To answer some of the responses:

- I have chosen LEMO to get a locking plug that's really solid. Solidity was my main concern.

- Buttons can be lots of colors. On the pre-order page you can choose. Yellow and red are my favorites.

- The buttons are programmable by the user (through a WIFI interface). You can even place a custom order for 4 and even 8 buttons.

- Dial wheel should be possible in the future. But this takes time to develop and will be more expensive.

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:35 pm
by ricardo marty
Ruben de Boer wrote:To answer some of the responses:

On the pre-order page, you can choose. Yellow and red are my favorites.

:

Where is the link for the pre-order page?

You should do a product demonstration on youtube?


Ricardo Marty

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:21 pm
by Ruben de Boer
Preorder page with demonstration will be online in one week or so...

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:30 am
by Ruben de Boer
Pre-order pages are now live:
https://www.elementgear.eu/product-cate ... ic-design/

These are 3 products for Blackmagic Design. And Csaba Nagy (the one who wrote coded the firmware and the made the interface) has launched a controller for Nucleus Nano users (https://ble4k.com/) so all your Bluetooth wishes will be fulfilled !

:D

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:58 pm
by lee4ever
so that's really super cheap. Why not double that? ;)

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:23 pm
by ricardo marty
Ruben de Boer wrote:***Update ***
Pre-orders are now live!
https://www.elementgear.eu/product-cate ... ic-design/
There's an introduction video linked in the pre-order pages

2t.jpg


Great, would like to purchase soon, would like to see a demo first. band, i have the following questions. to ask:

1- How much for each extra button?
2-what is focus/zoom far near?
3-What are the functionalities that bmd have not yet implemented?

Great job. great prices

Ricardo Marty.

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 5:31 pm
by Ruben de Boer
ricardo marty wrote:
Ruben de Boer wrote:***Update ***
Pre-orders are now live!
https://www.elementgear.eu/product-cate ... ic-design/
There's an introduction video linked in the pre-order pages

2t.jpg


Great, would like to purchase soon, would like to see a demo first. band, i have the following questions. to ask:

1- How much for each extra button?
2-what is focus/zoom far near?
3-What are the functionalities that bmd have not yet implemented?

Great job. great prices

Ricardo Marty.


Ricardo, I've got your message through my contact form, but the email provided doesn't work. Can you resend and give a valid mailadress? So I can answer!

Here you can see a runthrough:

Focus far/near is for electronic focus (focus by wire) lenses. Zoom is for electronic zoom (not much lenses that have it).

Functionalities that I hope to see implemented are False Color on/off and Focus Peaking on/off. But much more. You can see the full list in the BMPCC4K manual.

And are you looking at the trigger box? Or other products? With the trigger box I can make a larger custom box with 4, 6 or even 8 buttons. Just let me know what you are looking for. The grip and sphere is 3 buttons max (included in the price already).

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 11:05 pm
by ricardo marty
Ruben de Boer wrote:
ricardo marty wrote:
Ruben de Boer wrote:***Update ***
Pre-orders are now live!
https://www.elementgear.eu/product-cate ... ic-design/
There's an introduction video linked in the pre-order pages

2t.jpg




And are you looking at the trigger box? Or other products? With the trigger box I can make a larger custom box with 4, 6 or even 8 buttons. Just let me know what you are looking for. The grip and sphere is 3 buttons max (included in the price already).


I thinking of the trigger box with unless I can get a lens where the focus/zoom _near far works if not too expensive.


Thank you,
Ricardo Marty

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:36 am
by Ruben de Boer
I've received a couple of custom orders as well. So if you are looking for certain functionality, please let me know what I can do for you!

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:05 pm
by Ruben de Boer
https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/06/10/ ... -mini-pro/

Here's an article on Newsshooter about the Bluetooth controllers :idea:

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:56 pm
by Ruben de Boer
I wanted to give you a heads-up. The firmware (made by the wonderful Csaba Nagy) is complete and I will start shipping the Bluetooth "Trigger Boxes" and grips to the early bird customers this week.

Orders for the first summer batch are open until this Sunday (June 30th). So if you are interested in a Bluetooth "Trigger Box", sphere or grip, don't forget to order yours! You will receive yours in 2-3 weeks.

Website is: https://www.elementgear.eu/product-cate ... ic-design/

8-)

Re: Bluetooth controller for BMPCC4K and UMP - it's here!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:18 am
by Cooper
So sphere and grip with 3 buttons with little customisation are in the mail coming (after some time). Waiting to see how they feel and fit on my shoulder rig. With Tilta T03 follow focus fixed wheel position I might have issues placing the sphere where I wan't it, a small aluminium DIY rosette extension perhaps. Grip handle should be easier to place comfortable, but where to...