2019-06-27

BMPCC4K Control app - URSA Mini Pro G2

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  1. Previous project: LPG/CNG Price Reporter
  2. old posting BMPCC4K can select 4K and 4.6K resolutions
  3. current posting
  4. next step
  5. Next project: designing a chain link tool library

Finally a user sent me the idenfification string for the URSA Mini Pro G2.
Blackmagic does not document the exact strings the cameras use in Bluetooth to identify themself.

I added support for the G2 to behave just like the URSA Mini Pro in the latest Beta release.


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    2019-06-12

    BMPCC4K can select 4K and 4.6K resolutions

    Project history

    1. Previous project: LPG/CNG Price Reporter
    2. old posting BMPCC4K app gets presets
    3. current posting
    4. next step: BMPCC4K Control app - URSA Mini Pro G2
    5. Next project: designing a chain link tool library


    In firmware 6.3 Blackmagic finally offers a way to select the different 4K and 3K/4.6K(UMP only of cause) resolutions via Bluetooth.
    So I'm about to add these to my "BMPCC4K control" app.

    Status


    Update (2019-06-17): I tried it with the BMPCC4K and firmware 6.4 and it didn't work. I'm in contact with Blackmagic. My suspicion is that this was only rolled out for the URSA and not the BMPCC4K yet.

    Get Support

    If you have any issues with the app, please contact me using the email address mentioned in the Play Store. If you don't speak up, I can't help you.
    Also, reviews in Play Store are not a chat. They are product reviews. Not a place to ask questions and expect an answer.

    Connection Issues

    If you can't get a connection via Bluetooth or can't find your (already paired) camera, it's often a crappy Bluetooth Stack in your phone.
    In that case rebooting the phone is your best hope. Bluetooth and especially Bluetooth Low Energy is not Googlen's or most manufacturer's highest priority when it comes to Android. The API to access BLE is already pretty crappy compared to most other Android APIs and the underlying implementation is grown as more and more things have been added to the different versions of the Bluetooth standards. All of these versions the phone has to support at the same time. Nothing an app can do about that. Only Google and the phone manufacturer can fix their bugs and I can fix mine.

    Stability

    On a positive note, there is still not a single crash or "application not responding" automatically reported in any version of the app installed via Play Store since late 2018.

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