Middle Things APC-R

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Turn your compatible DJI gimbal into a PTZ system with the Middle Things APC-R controller and take advantage of your camera's smooth motor movements and sharp optics without the need for a separate PTZ camera system. Each APC-R can control one gimbal/camera setup, and you can control up to eight setups from a single laptop with a single USB game controller. Combine the DJI gimbal with a compatible Blackmagic Design camera and you create a high-end PTZ camera system.

Using the Middle Control desktop software, you can assign joystick controls and actions to your gimbal to make it work as if it were a PTZ head. The software also allows control of shutter, iris, WB, gain and focus when using select Blackmagic Design cameras. Adding a Blackmagic ATEM switcher to the mix gives you control over even more advanced camera functions such as luma, gamma, lift, contrast, saturation and sharpening.


Easy to set up

Just a single cable between the APC-R and your gimbal for communication and power.

For added reliability, use a wired Ethernet connection from the APC-R to your computer or network router.

The connection from the APC-R to the camera is via Bluetooth.


Remote camera control

Use compatible Blackmagic Design cameras on your gimbal to remotely control shutter/iris/white balance/gain/focus via Bluetooth, in addition to the gimbal's pan, tilt, roll, speed or zoom motor.

When using an ATEM switcher, you can connect the Middle Control desktop software to the ATEM to control more advanced camera settings such as luma, gamma, lift, contrast, saturation, and sharpening.


Save preset positions

When using the APC-R with the DJI RS2, you can save custom camera position presets and recall them later. Save a custom white balance/ISO/iris/shutter/hue preset in addition to the pan/tilt/roll/zoom state of the gimbal when using a compatible Blackmagic Design camera and ATEM switcher. If you use an MFT lens that can communicate with the camera, you can also save the focus position of the lens.



In addition to the built-in Ethernet port that provides a wired control solution, you can use the built-in Wi-Fi receiver to control the gimbal and camera completely wirelessly. When the Ethernet cable is disconnected, the APC-R will automatically switch to Wi-Fi within seconds.

When connected to an ATEM switcher via Wi-Fi, the APC-R forwards all ATEM Software Control camera controls to the Blackmagic camera via Bluetooth. Couple that with a video transmitter and you have a completely wireless remote-controlled camera setup.


Two included software apps

With the Middle Setup iOS app, you can easily adjust your APC-R settings via Bluetooth camera pairing for Wi-Fi and network settings, camera number and more.

The Middle Control desktop app lets you control all your cameras and gimbals remotely from one laptop. You can connect up to four USB joystick controllers and assign camera and gimbal settings to each joystick button or axis.


Compatible Gimbals


DJI Ronin RS2

DJI Ronin-S

DJI Ronin-SC

DJI Ronin-2



Please note that an optional DJI R Focus Wheel is required for use with the Ronin-S, SC and RS2 as the APC-R connects to the focus Wheel Data Port. In addition, the DJI Ronin RS2 is the only gimbal that supports Position Presets and the DJI Focus Motor Control.


Compatible cameras


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro G2


With the following cameras you can fix the focus setting with preset positions:


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus

Blackmagic Micro Studio 4K (requires SDI IN connected to an ATEM PGM output and ATEM connected to Middle Control


Compatible ATEM Switchers


ATEM Mini/Mini Pro/Mini Pro ISO

ATEM Mini Extreme/Extreme ISO

ATEM Television Studio HD

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

ATEM Production Studio 4K

ATEM 1M/E & 2M/E Production Studio 4K

ATEM 4M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

ATEM Constellation 8K

Technische specificaties


    5V USB Power Source
    From Gimbal (S.Bus/ CANBus)

    1 W


    Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4GHz
    Bluetooth Frequency: 2.4GHz


    Front Wireless Antenna
    Bluetooth: RP-SMA
    Wi-Fi: RP-SMA

    1 x Micro USB (for Power, Update, Setup)
    1 x RJ45
    1 x 4-Pin S.Bus (for DJI Ronin-S/SC/2 Using the DJI Focus Wheel; Can Supply Power)
    1 x 4-Pin CANBus (for DJI RS2 Using the DJI Focus Wheel; Can Supply Power)
    1 x USB Type-C (Future Functionality)


    4.9 x 3.14 x 1.18" / 12.5 x 8 x 3cm
    6.3 x 1.18 x 1.18" / 16 x 8 x 8cm (with Antenna)


    7.83oz / 222g

In de doos

Middle Things APC-R Controller

Gimbal Cable (48cm)

Gimbal cable (198cm)

2 x Wireless Antenna