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Take the Camera Menu With You Wherever You Go.

PocketControl for ARRI Cameras is the first iOS app that enables you to remotely monitor and control the camera settings of your ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI Amira. The app connects to the camera through Wifi, and allows instant access to the camera menu on your iPad and iPhone. Camera settings, such as exposure, ND filter and look, can be monitored and adjusted from a distance, and you can start and stop recording remotely.


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What can I do with the app?

Monitor

With the free download of PocketControl you can monitor the camera settings of your ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI Amira camera from afar. No matter if the camera is out of reach on a gimble, a crane, or simply blocked by someone else: With PocketControl you always have your camera settings available on your iPad or iPhone.

Check Current Settings

All camera settings are clearly arranged in one overview, so checking settings such as ASA, sensor FPS, and White Balance, only takes you seconds.

Monitor Changes

Any changes that are made to the settings from within the camera are tracked automatically and visible in the app instantly. This way you can be sure to always have the right settings in place, even if you aren’t operating the camera yourself.

The monitoring feature is included in the free version of the app.

Control

Via an in-app purchase you can add the option to also control the camera remotely through the app. This includes the remote adjustment of camera settings, the ability to start and stop recording remotely, and the remote management of looks within the camera.

Adjust Camera Settings

With the remote adjustment of camera settings, you can for example change the shutter and exposure index remotely from your iPad or iPhone, and get the image you are looking for instantly without having to manually go into the camera menu. Other settings that can be adjusted include the ND filter, EI / ASA, White Balance, and Sensor FPS. To avoid any unintended changes to the camera settings, you can choose to lock the camera controls inside the app.

Start/Stop Recording

You can furthermore start and stop recording remotely, by pressing the “REC” button in the app. This gives you higher flexibility to start / stop recording from anywhere on the film set, even if the camera is located in a place that’s hard to reach. With the “REC” button also displaying the current camera status, you can see immediately if the camera is ready for recording, currently recording, or if there is a problem with the camera (e.g. card is full).

Manage Looks

PocketControl allows you to manage looks in the camera and refine them. Conveniently display a list of looks stored in the camera, with specific support for looks from the ARRI Look Library. Choose a look on your iPad or iPhone and apply it to the camera from a distance. With the grading controls that are available in the app you can also refine the look and change contrast and pivot, or make the image warmer / cooler. The modified look can then be stored in the camera.

The control features are part of the ARRI Camera Control Package that can be purchased in the app after download.


How PocketControl Works

Connecting via Wireless Network

PocketControl can access the camera’s functions when the iOS device running PocketControl and the Alexa Mini or Amira camera are in the same WiFi network.

The easiest way to achieve this is to join the camera’s own WiFi with the iPhone or iPad. If you want to control multiple cameras, a dedicated WiFi network, that all devices join, is needed.

The ARRI CAP Protocol

PocketControl communicates with cameras via the “CAP” protocol, a proprietary network protocol developed by ARRI for their cameras. The CAP functionality of the camera makes selected parameters of the camera available to be monitored and controlled via WiFi.

PocketControl currently implements the entire set of features that are available in the CAP protocol for the ARRI Alexa Mini and the ARRI Amira cameras.

Technical Requirements

Cameras

PocketControl currently works with the ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI Amira cameras with SUP 5.1 or newer.

iPhone/iPad

For iPhone and iPad, iOS version 9 or newer is required.

Testimonials

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Get PocketControl Now

Download the App in the App Store.

PocketControl comes as a free download that includes all monitoring features of the app. The control features (including setting adjustments, recording start / stop, and look management) can be added by purchasing the ARRI Camera Control Package inside the app.

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