Filmmaker Phil Lemon, loves using the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera, and why not? The camera body is not much larger than the Micro Four Thirds lens mount making it as small as a camera with a professional lens can be. You can control the Micro Cinema Camera directly from the front buttons when it’s mounted, or remotely when it’s out of reach.
The problem for Lemon is accessing the controls of the camera while operating. Here’s more from Lemon:
I was going to give it a miss, but then I saw a tutorial from Mr Cheesycam! He made his own custom rig with buttons for recording and changing the most commonly used camera settings; ISO, white balance, shutte speed. Plus he had his own button for recording! I loved the look of his setup so decided to do my own. Of course, I would have rather just bought a remote and be done with it – after all my interest is film making and not electronics. So I started doing my own DYI version, but one that gave me more flexibility, the sort of remote that I could put anywhere on my rig, or shift to a new rig. By the time I had finished, I had spent about $200 on equipment and test bits and then it hit me that loads of people might not want the hassle, so I decided to make a version that I could build quickly, easily and inexpensively.
The ‘One Little Remote’ is a rig-mountable, remote control for the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. It gives you instant access to menu items on your Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera at the touch of the button. With a single press of the button, you can adjust the ISO, Shutter Speed, White Balance and Start/Stop recording.
It is designed to attach to a camera rig above a handle so that you can easily change menu buttons and start and stop recording. The remote is tiny at 60mm x 35mm x 20mm and it has a 200mm long cable.
Unfortunately, the remote control Iris, Zoom, Audio Levels or Focus.
The ‘One Little Remote’ goes for just $55 including shipping.
For more information go to the website at onelittlegoat.com