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FOOLCONTROL ANDROID

ACTIVATE CAMERAS INSIDE THE APP OR MANUALLY -> HERE

PHOTO BY JARRED LAND

INTUITIVE RED DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA CONTROL

foolcontrol, FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID DEVICES, GIVES YOU EASY record and playback control, ACCESS TO camera tools, look, curves, metadata, KEYMAP and menu navigation.

 

foolcontrol can drive iris and focus on electronic lenses using unique tools like knob precision adjustment, user marks, focus discs and rack focus.

 

An advanced preset system allows for quick and easy change of camera setups or look presets.

WITH foolcontrol YOU CAN :

 

  • control start / stop, magnify or false colors while operating on a crane or a gimbal.

 

  • MANAGE playback seamlessly from video village or whenever no touchscreen is attached to the camera.

 

  • set HDRx mode and viewing track, Motion Mount, Gioscope, shutter angle, monitor the histogram, CHANGE calibration map or TIMECODE SETTINGS.

 

  • create looks, save and recall presets for quick on set pre-grading of each scene.

 

  • access advanced camera configuration menu on complex rigs, across the world via IP, underwater wired to surface or in mid-air shots.

 

  • drive electronic photo lenses with great accuracy for super light, 'no external motor' DRONE setups.

 

  • control master camera ON multicam rigs VIA WIRED ETHERNET OR SERIAL.

Does it work with RAVEN, RED ONE, what about my OLD Phone ?

DSMC2, WEAPON, EPIC-W, SCARLET-W and RAVEN ALL HAVE built in wifi.

It also works with EPIC, SCARLET, DRAGON... using wired GIG-E cable + wifi router, using a REDLink Bridge module or a 3rd party wifi bridge like RTMotion's Latitude, Teradek COLR...

It runs on ANDROID RUNNING LOLLIPOP (5.x)  or newer

 

It is not compatible with RED ONE cameras BUT SUPPORTS XENOMORPH, BAYEM, RANGER, GEMINI, STORMTROOPER....

 

 

How TO INCREASE WIFI RANGE ?

Infrastructure mode OFTEN allows for a more robust signal compared to Ad hoc. TERADEK LINK ROUTER IS A GOOD SOLUTION FOR THIS.

check foolcolor.net/tips.pdf for more info

 

 

Can I use a cable CONNECTION WITH ANDROID APP ?

YES ! ANY CAMERA LICENSE CAN BE USED WITH BOTH WIFI AND SERIAL CONNECTION.

YOU WILL NEED A FTDI oR PROLIFIC USB TO SERIAL ADAPTER AND CONNECT IT TO CAMERA CTRL LEMO PORT. I AM PREPARING SOME NICE CUSTOM CABLES THAT SHOULD BE READY IN A FEW WEEKS BUT MEANWHILE YOU CAN EMAIL ME TO GET DETAILS ON MAKING YOUR OWN CABLE.

 

 

Which lenses are compatible with foolcontrol focus features ?

Any lens recognized by the camera as an AF lens or listed in RED DSMC operating guide should work with foolcontrol. To control focus using foolcontrol, the lens itself (physical switch) needs to be set to AF and the camera focus mode to 'MANUAL'.

Worth noting that most photo zoom are not parfocal and MAY not keep focus distance while zooming.

 

 

Can foolcontrol display a live image from the camera ?

The RCP protocol only allows camera control. There is no image data transmitted to foolcontrol by the camera.

 

 

Can we control multiple cameras ?

You can create presets to apply SAME CAMERA values TO  MULTIPLE CAMERAS. If you connect cameras via GIG-E to a router OR USING A CTRL-CTRL CABLE you can also LEVERAGE master / slave mode AND GROUP ID TO control SEVERAL CAMERAS SIMULTANEOUSLY with foolcontrol.

 



foolcontrol ANDROID has a built in help system with shortcuts and informations specific to each control page

 

APP is updated on a regular basis with new features and new camera or firmware specific support.

PHOTO BY PHIL HOLLAND

 

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