Remote control is always handy, especially when it comes to video. If you’ve got your camera locked off on a tripod, especially if it’s hidden within a cage or somewhere not in easy reach, it’s an invaluable ability to have. There are a number of ways to control your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K and Pocket 6K cameras out there already, but this one’s easy to keep with you, because it’s always on your wrist.
This is the LVZwatch by LeViteZer, and it’s an app that runs on the Apple Watch and your iPhone to communicate with your Blackmagic camera. It’s a very simple app which currently allows you to adjust white balance, ISO, shutter speed, aperture and focus distance.
The LVZwatch provides Blackmagic design camera control over Bluetooth with combined iPhone and Apple Watch user interface.
The LVZwatch has been developed on Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, demo project supervised by LeViteZer. The project team is Topias Peiponen, Tiia Toivonen, Lauri Nissinen and Roope Vaarama.
According to a post on the Blackmagic forums, the app is still in the very early stages, and they’ve already picked up a number of initial testers to help them iron out any early bugs. There’s no word on what other features may be coming in the future or when we’ll see an initial public release, but it looks like it’ll be a very convenient option for remotely controlling your camera when that day comes without having to remember to pack yet another device into your bags.