Dan Chung speaks to Tim from Blackmagic about their newest gadget. Made from an Arduino prototype platform, an SDI shield and a PlayStation controller, the device can be used to send control protocols for camera functions such as colour correction, lens control or talk back, via SDI. Users with some programming knowledge can create software on the Arduino, using the open source protocol from Blackmagic, add their own buttons and then link it to the camera using the SDI shield.
The SDI shield is available around the start of June, priced $85 US. The Arduino is available now priced from $24.95 US.