Blackmagic BlueConnect

3.8
59 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

BlueConnect is simple yet powerful app to control Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, 6K and 6K Pro from your phone or tablet.

BlueConnect allows you to control all the features of camera that Blackmagic offers, including :

- Colour Corrector :
• Built-in colour correction tools that reflects in camera and HDMI Output
• Davinci Resolve-like control
• RGB Bars for Lift, Gamma, Gain and Offset
• Pulling sliders for Contrast, Pivot, Saturation and Hue
• Ability to reset to default camera colour correction settings
• Similar settings that can be controlled from Atem Mini Pro switchers

- Other devices support :
• Control from Tilta Nucleus-N handwheel - Start / Stop recording
• Control from Tilta Nucleus-M FIZ Unit - Start / Stop recording

- General controls :
• Trigger Start/Stop recording ( Ability to use Volume buttons )
• Trigger stills
• Battery indicator
• Active card indicator
• Remaining recording time
• Timecode
• Settings indicators
• Lock-while-recording mode
• Slate-only mode

- Playback control :
• Switch from recording mode into playback and back ( displayed are only clips with same resolution )
• Play / Pause, navigate forward, navigate backward through clips

- White Balance controls :
• White Balance
• Tint
• WB Presets

- Exposure and Frame rate controls :
• Project frame rate
• Frame rate
• Off-speed frame rate toggle
• Iris
• Shutter speed / angle
• ISO
• Auto Exposure modes

- Focus control
• Slide-to-adjust control
• Multiple focus points (Rack focus using focus sensitivity and duration)
• Multiple focus points (Rack focus using focus-movement teaching)
• Auto-focus toggle

- Monitor overlays
• Zebra Level
• Frame guides
• Safe Area
• Grids
• Exposure and focus tools (zebra, focus assist and false color toggles)

- Codecs and Quality
• Codec option
• Bitrate option
• Resolution

- Audio controls
• Channel 1 / 2 gain
• Headphones volume
• Speaker volume

We continue to work on another exciting features to be released in the near future including but not limited to :
- MultiCam mode with an option to trigger recording on multiple cameras
- Control of TILTA products

Requirements:
- Minimum Firmware version 6.2
- Bluetooth Enabled on Camera
- Bluetooth Enabled on your Phone
- Location Enabled on your Phone

Tested on:
– BMPCC 4K
– BMPCC 6K

Getting started :
https://bmblueconnect.com/getting-started

Issues we know about :
https://bmblueconnect.com/known-issues

Troubleshooting :
https://bmblueconnect.com/troubleshooting
Updated on
Sep 12, 2021

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3.8
59 reviews
Gabe R.
January 5, 2022
Just thought I'd put in a good word for this app since it seems to have fewer reviews than the other BMPCC apps in the store. I was looking for an app that would allow me to set the focus and start/stop recording remotely, as I film all of my videos by myself, and I needed a way to perform these functions while I was sitting in front of the camera. I chose this app because it is one of the newer BMPCC apps available on Android, and judging from when the latest update was rolled out, it seems that it is being actively maintained, unlike many of the other apps in the Play Store. I particularly like how I can quickly set the sensitivity of all the focus controls, as it makes it very easy to make broad adjustments when I'm initially dialing in the focus, and then make tiny adjustments when I'm trying to nail the exact focal plane that I want. This app also supports automated focus racking with the press of a button, which should open up some neat possibilities. Although I really only cared about the focus and recording features, I quickly tested out all of the other functionality of the app, and everything seems to work quite well. I initially had some trouble connecting my camera to the app, but it turns out I just didn't have location services enabled on my phone (which for some reason is a requirement of Android OS for apps the use the Bluetooth protocol). One last thing that I appreciated about this app is that it has a free demo version available so that you can get an idea of whether the app will interface with your camera properly. Highly recommended!
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Shawn Lewis
August 13, 2021
The app has the same menus as my bmpcc4k. This app may have saved me from needing to buy an iPad to control the camera with the official app! If the developers are listening, I would also like the ability to trigger either record or snapshot using an AB Shutter device, a presenter mouse etc. I'd buy the app again if it could do that. EDIT: I'm an idiot; it was my AB shutter that wasn't working. Works for stills but not for video (it immediately stops).
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Lefty Kasdaglis
April 27, 2022
Pretty good app with lots of features and good design. One thing missing is you can't nickname cameras for easy switching if you wanna slate multiple cameras and also the switch is a bit buggy, when I disconnect and try to connect to the other cameras it gets stuck at connecting and I have to cancel and retry at least 3 times to get it to sync settings. Other than that pretty good for slating or focus pulling.
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What's new

In the update 1.0.11 we implemented colour correction tools present in Atem Mini Pro switchers, added full 6K Pro support and we also fixed reported bugs :

- Bug fix where audio gain / speaker volume are offsetted by 1% after crossing 40% gain.
- General stability improvements