Power ZOOM Lenses on the ATEM with a Pocket Cinema Camera
Photo Moment - June 10, 2021
If you have a powered zoom lens and a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), you can probably control it from the ATEM Software Control when connected to any ATEM — here's how!
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What this tip is about…
In the previous ATEM (mini) Tip 11 I showed you how to control a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) through the ATEM Software, and in the case of the ATEM Mini Extreme or ATEM Mini Extreme ISO, even from the hardware. However there was one thing I left out — zoom control. That's because to control zoom on a lens, you have to have a powered zoom lens. After all, without a motorized zoom, how could the camera possibly zoom the lens for you! I recently had a Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 COMPACT-SERVO Cinema Zoom Lens in the studio for a project, and quickly shot this video while I had it. I even figured out something interesting about zoom control and ATEM macros that I had never seen before. Check it out!
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