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Camera Control isn’t very smooth and does not work very well (focus, iris, etc….)

If your camera control isn’t working very smoothly with the APC-R please read the following.

  • Make sure you are running the latest version of both Middle Control, Blackmagic Camera and ATEM firmware and ATEM Software.
  • ATEM Mini users : Make sure your are not sending camera control commands twice : using both the APC-R bluetooth chip and the ATEM HDMI camera control (such as ATEM Mini / BMPCC 4K HDMI connection or using bidirectionnal converters). Since the camera is receiving the same control information two times you will have a conflict.
  • ATEM Mini users : Camera Control is generally much smoother using Bluetooth control from the APC-R than using the HDMI control protocol of the ATEM Mini.
  • If you are controlling your Camera using the Bluetooth chip of the APC-R, make sure the APC-R is less than 1.5 meters (5 feet) away from your camera
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If all of this fails to solve your issue, we apologize for the inconvenience, please contact customer support at support@middlethings.co