Introducing the Middle Remote

Control your favorite gimbal and camera with a single compact & professional PTZ remote! The Middle Remote also complements your Streamdeck, adding a joystick, precise rotary encoders and OLED displays.

The ideal companion for your APC / APC-R!


Watch the Video

Take a look at how you can easily control a high quality gimbal and camera setup, just as a PTZ head. You will also get to see how the Middle Remote can blend into your live production workflow.

Precise Gimbal & Camera Control

Ever dreamed of having just one professional remote that can both control your gimbal & camera settings, very precisely, during your live productions ? With the Middle Remote, you can adjust a good number of camera settings such as Pan / Tilt / Zoom / ISO, White Balance, Tint, IRIS, Focus, Contrast, Saturation, White / Black Level...

If you use a Blackmagic Design ATEM, the displays are synced from the ATEM so that your values are always up to date!

A Modular Approach

The components of the Middle Remote are designed by MakePro X, a German company with whom we have been working very closely on this custom integration. The Remote is made up of button tiles that can be swapped and configured the way you want. This way, the controller will grow with you!

Audio mixers, DMX lighting consoles, A/V automation, Middle Things Middle Control, all of these can be controlled by the MakePro X Glue software which translates the Remote USB instructions into readable messages for these different ecosystems. The Middle Remote can also be used with OBS, Behringer X32, vMix, VISCA, DMX and more!

Just one remote to control


Expand your Remote! *

Not only can you dynamically assign almost any camera or gimbal action to any button, but you can also add more buttons / encoders or even motorized faders in a bigger enclosure!

Within a given remote, you can map different buttons to actions from separate devices. Why not map one fader to the Pan / Tilt Speed, another one to an ATEM Laptop Input Audio Level and another one to a Behringer X32 Mix Bus? The remote ships with sticker packs so that you can customize the labels on the 4 RGB buttons, depending on which action is configured. 

*The 4 Motorised Faders are not included with the Middle Remote

Get your Middle Remote!

The Middle Remote is now shipping! Order your remote today.


Compare your control options

The Middle Remote offers the best possible control over both your DJI Gimbal & Blackmagic Design camera through the APC-R. That is why we recommend the Middle Remote over all the other options.

Please make sure your camera / gimbal setup is supported by the APC-R, on this page

Middle Control Software UI

  • Basic Gimbal & Camera Control
  • Adjustable Pan / Tilt / Zoom Speed
  • Poor Pan / Tilt Precision 

ATEM Advanced Panel Joystick

  • Gimbal Control Only
  • Pan / Tilt Control 
  • None
  • Medium  Pan / Tilt Precision

USB Gaming Joystick

  • Gimbal & Camera Control
  • Pan / Tilt / Roll & Zoom Control
  • Adjustable Pan / Tilt / Zoom Speed
  • Good Pan / Tilt Precision
  • Average focus control

Middle Remote

  • Gimbal & Camera Control
  • Pan / Tilt / Roll & Zoom Control
  • Adjustable Pan / Tilt / Zoom Speed
  • Best Pan / Tilt Precision 
  • Control Focus of Camera (Very Precise)
  • Compact Form Factor
  • Professional & Sturdy Look 
  • Expandable
  • Current status of ATEM Camera Parameters (Iris, ISO, WB..) on the OLED Displays 
  • Custom mapping of all encoders / buttons / 3-axis joystick, even with other ecosystems ( Behringer X32 audio, DMX lighting..) 

Optimized for Middle Control

The Middle Control software has been optimised to run very smoothly with the Middle Remote.

From the Camera ID selection buttons to the camera settings (Iris, ISO, White Balance, Focus, Contrast, Saturation..), every function has been made controllable by the remote.

When you trigger an action on the Middle Remote, it will be sent out to the Glue software which sends it to Middle Control which then translates it to the ATEM, Camera and Gimbal. The Glue software allows you to configure the mapping on the remote.

Check out our Getting Started tutorials — Watch on Youtube ↗

  1. Launch Middle Control & Glue

    The Middle Control software allows you to control your camera & gimbal remotely. The Glue software allows you to configure the remote and button mapping. 

  2. Connect the Middle Remote to your Laptop

    The remote connects to your laptop using a micro USB cable. Glue & Middle Control have to be running when using the remote but can be minimised to tray like Companion.

  3. Control your Gimbal & Camera!

    Control your camera settings with the remote, and if you have an APC-R, control your gimbals remotely! 

Is the Middle Remote compatible with my setup ?

The Middle Remote can either be used to control :

1. Blackmagic Design cameras controlled with an ATEM (Blackmagic ATEM required in that scenario)

2. Blackmagic Design cameras and select DJI gimbals using the Middle Things APC-R. For more info on supported gimbals & cameras, check out the APC-R compatibility.

Make Pro X Glue software (free) and Middle Control Software (free) are required to use the remote. Available on Mac OS (Big Sur or later ) and Windows 10/11.


Connect your Favorite Ecoystems

Thanks to Middle Control's compatibility with Make Pro X Glue and Bitfocus Companion, you can expand the scope of your remote, the only limit is your technical creativity!

The Middle Remote can also be used with OBS, Behringer X32, vMix, VISCA, DMX and more!

Technical Specs

I/O connections: USB Type C
Input Voltage : 5V
Power Consumption : 1.1W


Software Required

Middle Things MiddleControl
Make Pro X Glue

Available on Mac OS & Windows


Length : 22.5cm / 8.86 inch
Width : 11.0cm / 4.33 inch
Height : 10.8cm / 4.25 inch
Weight : 720g / 1.59 lbs

In the Box

1x Middle Remote Unit
1x Micro USB Connection Cable
1x Sticker Pack for RGB Buttons

Buy your Middle Remote today!

You can purchase the Middle Remote online from our store. We offer secure payment, fast international shipping and a 30 days money back guarantee.

Ships within 24/48 hours after purchase.