AIR Commander Entire

If you are a drone user, wildlife photographer or professional cinematographer, for sure you needed a long-range remote control for your camera many times. No matter, if your camera is mounted on a drone, cinema crane, cable cam, or on the buggy for wildlife photography. AIR Commander Entire is a device you are finding for. Piece of very smart electronics, which is able to control almost any current camera. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k and newly 6k have only Bluetooth remote control available. The Entire is using an external USB Bluetooth dongle for remote control of this camera. The proper dongle is available at our shop.
Next information is also usable for URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini Pro G2.

We are using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k on the ground, but want to also fly it on our drone, what are my options?

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Option 1 – AIR Commander v2

The most suggested solution is based on AIR Commander Entire as camera remote controller and AIR Commander v2 as a long-range wireless link. AIR Commander v2 will just transfer your commands from the place where you or your camera operator stands and remote location (drone, crane, cable cam or etc.). AIR Commander v2 Receiver just accepts these commands and forward them to the Entire, which will execute them on your Blackmagicdesign Pocket Cinema Camera 4k or new 6k version. Interconnection between AIR Commander v2 Receiver and the Entire is very simple, just one cable which includes also power for the Receiver. Interconnection cable is included in the basic package of the Entire. BlueTooth control is done via externa USB dongle, available here. Basic operation scheme you can see in the next picture.

Option 2 – Hobby RC Receiver

Another option is controlling the entire via usual hobby RC transmitter with S.BUS output. This solution can have a slightly better range, however, hobby transmitter is large, heavy and controlling camera by the stick is not that user-friendly as Option 1. RC Receiver can be powered up from the Entire via S.BUS cable. S.BUS cable is included in a basic package of the Entire. You dont have to use separate RC controller for the camera control, you can use unused SBUS channels from your main RC controller. The basic scheme is in the next picture.

Option 3 – DJI Lightbridge 2

Optionally you can use DJI Lightbridge 2 wireless link from your DJI M600 drone as a control channel. For this solution, you will need DJI Expansion Kit for your DJI Transmitter. This kit enables you to transmit custom commands via Lightbridge to F-Ports of your drone. Because DJI A3 F-ports are only PWM you need to mix them up by PWM->SBUS converter. The basic scheme is in the next picture.

List of functions controlled by the Entire for BMPCC4k or 6k