Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

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Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 7:01 pm

I just discovered this was an update two weeks ago. You can now connect your Tilta Nucleus Nano and M to the Bluetooth+ app. So you can now trigger record from the Nucleus M FIZ Hand Unit via the app. This is really awesome because before we did not have the ability to trigger record from the hand unit because of a lack of 3-Pin Lemo on the camera.

There's a few more features for the Pocket 4K right now. I'm not 100% whether you can control the motor through the app with the Pocket 4K. You sadly don't have any motor control on the UMP through the app. I would still use the FIZ Hand Unit probably for that.

Either way, I thought I'd share this awesome update for those with the Tilta Nucleus Systems.
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Re: Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 10:18 pm

timbutt2 wrote:There's a few more features for the Pocket 4K right now. I'm not 100% whether you can control the motor through the app with the Pocket 4K.


Yes, you can control the internal lens focus motor via the Nucleus M FIZ.
I did help beta test the app because it could not find my Nucleus-M. Turned out Tilta made a typo for the Bluetooth name of the FIZ. They called it Uncleus-M :D
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PostSat Jun 12, 2021 10:23 pm

Robert Niessner wrote:Yes, you can control the internal lens focus motor via the Nucleus M FIZ.
I did help beta test the app because it could not find my Nucleus-M. Turned out Tilta made a typo for the Bluetooth name of the FIZ. They called it Uncleus-M :D

Okay, cool! Yeah, I don't have a Pocket 4K so couldn't test. Only doing the PL Mounts on my UMP and Pocket 6K Pro.
That's funny that Tilta made a typo for the Bluetooth name of the FIZ.
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Re: Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 10:31 pm

Unfortunately Bluetooth+ is not available on android devices. After reading this post however, I found an alternative app for android, it's called Blueconnect. It's a paid app around 8.5 USD.

I tested the app with my BMPCC 6K and Nucleus Nano and I can confirm that the start/stop function works over bluetooth now by connecting the Nano to the app. However, I can't use my Tilta Power Focus side handle to start/stop the camera, was hoping that I could do that as well, when using Slave Mode on the Nano wheel.

I hope Blackmagic Design releases native android support for their apps
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PostSat Jun 12, 2021 10:47 pm

Ahmed Ghaffar wrote:Unfortunately Bluetooth+ is not available on android devices. After reading this post however, I found an alternative app for android, it's called Blueconnect. It's a paid app around 8.5 USD.

I tested the app with my BMPCC 6K and Nucleus Nano and I can confirm that the start/stop function works over bluetooth now by connecting the Nano to the app. However, I can't use my Tilta Power Focus side handle to start/stop the camera, was hoping that I could do that as well, when using Slave Mode on the Nano wheel.

I hope Blackmagic Design releases native android support for their apps


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Re: Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 2:47 pm

I tried Bluetooth+ Pro this morning on Pocket 4K, Nucleus-M (FIZ and handle) and Nano. All paired fine with the program. The FIZ unit started and stopped recording fine. However when put into slave mode and using the handle, the handle worked as usual except the record button did not start/stop recording of the camera. All the Tilta gear did indicate "rec" or "stby" with the record button lighting on or off. Also when using the Nano, all worked as usual except the record button did not start/stop recording of the camera. Indicators on the motors and Nano indicated "rec" or "stby".
In conclusion I find that only the FIZ controller record button will work to start/stop recording of the Pocket 4K. Note also that the phone must remain on and connected.
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PostSun Jun 13, 2021 3:15 pm

Jeffrey D Mathias wrote:The FIZ unit started and stopped recording fine. However when put into slave mode and using the handle, the handle worked as usual except the record button did not start/stop recording of the camera. All the Tilta gear did indicate "rec" or "stby" with the record button lighting on or off. Also when using the Nano, all worked as usual except the record button did not start/stop recording of the camera. Indicators on the motors and Nano indicated "rec" or "stby".
In conclusion I find that only the FIZ controller record button will work to start/stop recording of the Pocket 4K.


I think the reason is that only the FIZ has Bluetooth and maybe it does not reach through the rec control signals from the handles via Bluetooth then.
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Re: Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 7:53 pm

Robert Niessner wrote:
Jeffrey D Mathias wrote:The FIZ unit started and stopped recording fine. However when put into slave mode and using the handle, the handle worked as usual except the record button did not start/stop recording of the camera. All the Tilta gear did indicate "rec" or "stby" with the record button lighting on or off. Also when using the Nano, all worked as usual except the record button did not start/stop recording of the camera. Indicators on the motors and Nano indicated "rec" or "stby".
In conclusion I find that only the FIZ controller record button will work to start/stop recording of the Pocket 4K.


I think the reason is that only the FIZ has Bluetooth and maybe it does not reach through the rec control signals from the handles via Bluetooth then.


Yes, I think that's the case as well on my end. The power side handle doesn't have any bluetooth enabled, and thus can only start/stop recording via cable. However, I thought the Nucleus M handles had bluetooth, I'm not sure about that.
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Re: Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 8:29 pm

In the handle one can select Bluetooth on or off... if it does anything. But again with the FIZ in slave its record button light goes on and off when the handle button is pressed. I guess I thought the FIZ would relay the signal over bluetooth just as if its button were pushed. Also when in slave mode and using the handle the FIZ button still starts and stops the camera... go figure???
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Re: Bluetooth+ Camera & Tilta Nucleus Connection!

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 9:12 pm

Jeffrey D Mathias wrote:In the handle one can select Bluetooth on or off... if it does anything. But again with the FIZ in slave its record button light goes on and off when the handle button is pressed. I guess I thought the FIZ would relay the signal over bluetooth just as if its button were pushed. Also when in slave mode and using the handle the FIZ button still starts and stops the camera... go figure???


That's the same exact thing that's happening with my Nano Wheel and Tilta power side handle. If you press record on the handle, both of them light up but nothing happens, even in slave mode. If you press record on the Nano Wheel, both of them light up but the camera records.

This is the handle I'm referring to:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... s=pi&pim=Y

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