Introducing the APC-R

Turn your DJI gimbal and Camera into a very high quality, network controlled PTZ head.

Shipping starting in July 2021. Orders made after 17th June -> End of August

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A Cinematic PTZ Camera

With the Middle Things APC-R, you can control up to 8 DJI gimbals remotely from a single laptop, using a single USB gaming controller and over long distance Ethernet, just as a regular PTZ camera.

And if you use the high quality Blackmagic Pocket cameras you can even control Iris, Shutter, Focus, Color Correction etc.. within our software !

Wireless Control

In addition to the APC-R Ethernet port that offers a wired control solution, you can use the built-in Wi-Fi receiver to control the gimbal and camera completely wirelessly. For instance, you can bring a Wi-Fi repeater close to the stage, and have a steadicam operator moving around freely while controlling the camera remotely, using our Middle Control software or the Blackmagic ATEM Software Control.

When the ethernet cable is disconnected, the APC-R will automatically switch to Wi-Fi within a few seconds. The wireless range will depend on your ATEM router. Better router, better range.

Remote Camera Control

If you use supported Blackmagic Design cameras you can also remotely control Shutter / Iris / WB / Gain / Focus through Bluetooth in addition to the Pan / Tilt / Roll / Speed or Zoom motor of the gimbal.

And if you also have an ATEM switcher, you can connect our Middle Control desktop software to the ATEM to control more advanced camera settings such as Luma / Gamma / Lift / Contrast / Saturation and Sharpening.

The APC-R and Middle Control are designed to blend seamlessly in your live production environment.

Even more with the Blackmagic Design ATEM

When connected to an ATEM Switcher over Wi-Fi or Ethernet, the APC-R grabs all the ATEM Software Control camera controls and forwards them to the Blackmagic camera using Bluetooth. Pair that with a video transmission system, and there you have a fully wireless remote controlled camera setup!

The APC-R supports almost all Blackmagic Design switchers, please check out the support page for more information on the supported switchers.

Get your APC-R early!

Shipping will start in July, but you can pre-order your APC-R today. Pre-orders, will ship on a first come, first served basis and can be cancelled & refunded anytime.

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Two Great Apps

The APC-R ships with two apps :

The Middle Setup iOS app that allows you to pair your APC-R with a Blackmagic Camera 

The Middle Control Desktop App that allows you to control all your cameras and gimbals remotely from one laptop in your control room. You can connect up to 4 USB Joysticks controllers and map camera & gimbal settings to any joystick button or axis. You can also update your device using USB and adjust Wi-Fi & network settings, camera number, name... 

Save & Recall Position Presets

When using the APC-R with the DJI RS2, you can save custom camera position presets (pan / tilt / roll / zoom ) and recall them later. And if you use Blackmagic cameras and an ATEM Switcher, you can even store a custom White Balance / ISO / Iris / Shutter / Tint preset in addition to the Pan / Tilt / Roll / Zoom status of the gimbal.

If you use an MFT lens, you can also save the lens Focus distance.

Gimbal Zoom Motor Control

Can't find a motorized zoom lens that suits your need ? No problem. You can control the DJI Focus Motor remotely, using the Middle Control App or using ATEM Software Control. We recommend using the Focus Motor for the Zoom, because you can control the focus of most EF / MFT lenses using their built-in focus motor.

Multiple Possibilities

  • Direct Workflow

    You just need one cable (included) between the APC-R and the gimbal, that’s it! The power consumption is very low and the gimbal will provide more than enough power to the APC-R. If you want to improve the reliability in and use a wired connexion, you can add an ethernet cable that goes from the APC-R to your computer or network router. The connexion from the APC-R to the camera is made using Bluetooth.


  • ATEM Workflow

    You just need one cable (included) between the APC-R and the gimbal, that’s it! The power consumption is very low and the gimbal will provide more than enough power to the APC-R. If you want to improve the reliability in and use a wired connexion, you can add an ethernet cable that goes from the APC-R to your computer or network router. The connexion from the APC-R to the camera is made using Bluetooth.


  • Wireless Workflow

    You just need one cable (included) between the APC-R and the gimbal, that’s it! The power consumption is very low and the gimbal will provide more than enough power to the APC-R. If you want to improve the reliability in and use a wired connexion, you can add an ethernet cable that goes from the APC-R to your computer or network router. The connexion from the APC-R to the camera is made using Bluetooth.


Is the APC-R compatible and a good fit for my setup ?

Please visit the APC-R support page to find out wether the APC-R would be a good fit for your setup. You will find extensive Q&A and a compatible device list that we update over time.

APC-R COMPATIBILITY

APC-R vs APC, what's new ?

We've packed all the features of the APC into the APC-R, and added extra features that could not be implemented in the APC for technical reasons.

The main difference is that the APC-R reads control instruction through Ethernet or Wi-fi, as opposed to SDI with the APC

Position Presets*

Save camera position presets which include pan / tilt / focus / zoom / white balance, and more ! Recall them later from the Middle Control software or from a Streamdeck!

*Only available with the DJI RS2

ATEM Mini Compatibility

APC-R is compatible with the ATEM Mini series since it's IP based. Take your ATEM Mini, Pro or Extreme to the next level by adding gimbal control capabilities as well as wireless camera control if you use Blackmagic cameras!

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Control Zoom using DJI Focus Motor*

Control your lens zoom with the DJI Focus Motor, while still controlling the internal focus motor of your lens through the camera. Which means you can have joystick controls and presets for both Zoom and Focus if you have a motorized focus lens.

*Only available with the DJI RS2

Wireless Camera Control

Got a steadicam operator ? Shoulder camera operator on stage ? No problem, you can now send camera control information wirelessly from your ATEM's router to the APC-R, which then forwards it to the Blackmagic camera using Bluetooth.

Can't wait ?

The first orders of the APC-R will start shipping in July. If you have an ATEM that has SDI outputs, check out the APC. Available for purchase through our resellers or on our website!

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