Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk
Thread started 15 Jun 2008 (Sunday) 01:33
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

remote camera setup examples anyone?

 
michael_
Goldmember
michael_'s Avatar
3,450 posts

Joined May 2006

sydney...
MORE INFO

ive got a gig in a few months and it will require the use of a remote camera setup to get as many shots as possible (its a car rally), i have the basic idea but wouldnt mind seeing others setups and eq and accessories required.

I have the following

2 x MarkIIIs
3 x PW IIs

will be getting one of these http://www.overxposed.​com/oxproplatform.htmlexternal link for the remote camera

now what other eq/accessories/cords wll i need to remotely trigger the 2nd camera either when i fire the main camera ie the same time or a few seconds later, ie i might be standing 100m away from the remote camera and want it to trigger as the vehicle goes past not 100m away or visa versa.

i am of the impression setting the remote camera to manual focus at fairly narrow apertureand or based on the hyoerfocal distance figures.

any help, links images would be great.

Jun 15, 2008 01:33

ichael ...
vettas mediaexternal link (me) | myGear (all my equipment) | sportshooterexternal link (my sportsshooter member page)

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
michael_
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
michael_'s Avatar
3,450 posts

Joined May 2006

sydney...
MORE INFO

interesting

Jun 15, 2008 17:14

ichael ...
vettas mediaexternal link (me) | myGear (all my equipment) | sportshooterexternal link (my sportsshooter member page)

LOG IN TO REPLY
Dan ­ Lorth
Senior Member
Dan Lorth's Avatar
530 posts

Joined Nov 2007

not ukraine
MORE INFO

I have heard, and mind you this is what I have heard, but I have heard that the PW IIs dont fire in continuous burst when used as a remote. It does fire single frames but does not work with continuous drive. You are on the right track with the base and the equipment, but it sounds like you should invest in some multimaxes to get what you want to do (drive mode and enable firing a few seconds after your main). Good luck, Id love to see the results if possible. I love remote cameras and Im very interested in them.

Jun 15, 2008 17:26



LOG IN TO REPLY
PacAce
Cream of the Crop
PacAce's Avatar
26,804 posts

Joined Feb 2003

ABE, PA USA
MORE INFO

Dan Lorth wrote in post #5726997external link
I have heard, and mind you this is what I have heard, but I have heard that the PW IIs dont fire in continuous burst when used as a remote. It does fire single frames but does not work with continuous drive. You are on the right track with the base and the equipment, but it sounds like you should invest in some multimaxes to get what you want to do (drive mode and enable firing a few seconds after your main). Good luck, Id love to see the results if possible. I love remote cameras and Im very interested in them.

The reason the PW II (and the MutliMax for that matter) can not fire in continuous burst mode is not because they can't do it (because then can) but because the main camera triggering the remote camera is firing the transmitter in single shot mode (remember, the thing that's triggering the transmitter is the sync signal from the camera, the same signal which is used to fire a flash. If you pressed and held down the Test button on the transmitter, the remote camera will fire in burst mode as long as you keep the Test button held down (and assuming that the remote camera is in continuous frame mode).

Jun 15, 2008 18:32

...Leo

LOG IN TO REPLY
PacAce
Cream of the Crop
PacAce's Avatar
26,804 posts

Joined Feb 2003

ABE, PA USA
MORE INFO

CIDER wrote in post #5724068external link
ive got a gig in a few months and it will require the use of a remote camera setup to get as many shots as possible (its a car rally), i have the basic idea but wouldnt mind seeing others setups and eq and accessories required.

I have the following

2 x MarkIIIs
3 x PW IIs

will be getting one of these http://www.overxposed.​com/oxproplatform.htmlexternal link for the remote camera

now what other eq/accessories/cords wll i need to remotely trigger the 2nd camera either when i fire the main camera ie the same time or a few seconds later, ie i might be standing 100m away from the remote camera and want it to trigger as the vehicle goes past not 100m away or visa versa.

i am of the impression setting the remote camera to manual focus at fairly narrow apertureand or based on the hyoerfocal distance figures.

any help, links images would be great.

I'm not exactly sure what kind of info you're looking for other than what you've already mentioned. What you posted is basically what I would do, too.

The only comment I can add relates to your desire to fire the remote camera after a delay of a few seconds. Unfortunately, that will not be possible with just the PW Plus II units. You'll need at least one MultiMax to serve as either a transmitter or a receiver in order the program in the delay time you want.

I'm assuming the you already have a remote release cable to connect the PW unit to the remote camera. If not, that's one of the key components required to make remote shooting possible.

Jun 15, 2008 18:37

...Leo

LOG IN TO REPLY
Dan ­ Lorth
Senior Member
Dan Lorth's Avatar
530 posts

Joined Nov 2007

not ukraine
MORE INFO

PacAce wrote in post #5727256external link
The reason the PW II (and the MutliMax for that matter) can not fire in continuous burst mode is not because they can't do it (because then can) but because the main camera triggering the remote camera is firing the transmitter in single shot mode (remember, the thing that's triggering the transmitter is the sync signal from the camera, the same signal which is used to fire a flash. If you pressed and held down the Test button on the transmitter, the remote camera will fire in burst mode as long as you keep the Test button held down (and assuming that the remote camera is in continuous frame mode).

thank you for the correction!

Jun 15, 2008 18:44



LOG IN TO REPLY
michael_
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
michael_'s Avatar
3,450 posts

Joined May 2006

sydney...
MORE INFO

PacAce wrote in post #5727273external link
I'm not exactly sure what kind of info you're looking for other than what you've already mentioned. What you posted is basically what I would do, too.

The only comment I can add relates to your desire to fire the remote camera after a delay of a few seconds. Unfortunately, that will not be possible with just the PW Plus II units. You'll need at least one MultiMax to serve as either a transmitter or a receiver in order the program in the delay time you want.

I'm assuming the you already have a remote release cable to connect the PW unit to the remote camera. If not, that's one of the key components required to make remote shooting possible.

i dont have the cable, there seem to be a few different options on the PW site, so the only thing i can do with just the PWIIs is have the remote camera fire at the same time as the main camera?

Jun 15, 2008 19:34

ichael ...
vettas mediaexternal link (me) | myGear (all my equipment) | sportshooterexternal link (my sportsshooter member page)

LOG IN TO REPLY
PacAce
Cream of the Crop
PacAce's Avatar
26,804 posts

Joined Feb 2003

ABE, PA USA
MORE INFO

CIDER wrote in post #5727546external link
i dont have the cable, there seem to be a few different options on the PW site, so the only thing i can do with just the PWIIs is have the remote camera fire at the same time as the main camera?

Yes, assuming that you have the remote release cable, with the PW Plus II units you will only be able to fire the remote camera at the same time the main camera fires off a shot.

Jun 15, 2008 21:22

...Leo

LOG IN TO REPLY
michael_
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
michael_'s Avatar
3,450 posts

Joined May 2006

sydney...
MORE INFO

so which do i need?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...ails&Q=&sku=198050&​is=REGexternal link

or

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...ails&Q=&sku=198049&​is=REGexternal link

and is that all? then at a multimax to trigger seperately

Jun 15, 2008 21:33

ichael ...
vettas mediaexternal link (me) | myGear (all my equipment) | sportshooterexternal link (my sportsshooter member page)

LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
PhotosGuy's Avatar
69,860 posts
GALLERY: 2 photos

Joined Feb 2004

Middle of Michigan
MORE INFO

There might be something helpful in the "Similar Threads" links at the bottom-left of this page, too.

Jun 15, 2008 21:38

FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1280 pixels on any side.

LOG IN TO REPLY
PacAce
Cream of the Crop
PacAce's Avatar
26,804 posts

Joined Feb 2003

ABE, PA USA
MORE INFO

CIDER wrote in post #5728169external link
so which do i need?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...ails&Q=&sku=198050&​is=REGexternal link

or

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...ails&Q=&sku=198049&​is=REGexternal link

and is that all? then at a multimax to trigger seperately

You need the second one (the one with the N3 terminal on it) or something similar from another source.

Jun 15, 2008 21:42

...Leo

LOG IN TO REPLY
michael_
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
michael_'s Avatar
3,450 posts

Joined May 2006

sydney...
MORE INFO

cheers frank and leo

frank i tried searching before i started the thread and nothig cae up, weird.

Jun 15, 2008 21:50

ichael ...
vettas mediaexternal link (me) | myGear (all my equipment) | sportshooterexternal link (my sportsshooter member page)

LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
PhotosGuy's Avatar
69,860 posts
GALLERY: 2 photos

Joined Feb 2004

Middle of Michigan
MORE INFO

i tried searching before i started the thread and nothig cae up,

Advanced search?

If you do a "Advanced" forum KEYWORD search in "Search Titles Only" for KEYWORD(s), you will find a lot of help.
Be sure and select the relevant area in the Search in Forum(s) fields.

If you do a "Advanced" forum KEYWORD search in "Search Titles Only" for a phrase in "KEYWORD(s)" with the quotes if it's a logical progression of words, (like +"depth of field") you will find a lot of help. This will put the threads that contain both at the top of the list, with threads that have one word or the other lower down.

Try it without the quotes for less related things like quartz temperature

Jun 16, 2008 08:51

FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1280 pixels on any side.

LOG IN TO REPLY
johnms88
Goldmember
johnms88's Avatar
1,053 posts

Joined Aug 2006

Niagara Falls, NY
MORE INFO

Could you just hold the PW and hold down the test button when you wanted the shot? Sorry, but that seems too obvious for it to actually work...lol.

Jun 16, 2008 11:16

1Dmk2n:16-35L:24-70L:Sigma 70-200: 85 1.8 : 50 1.8: www.stuiephoto.comexternal linkhttp://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=776396

LOG IN TO REPLY
primoz
POTN Sports Photographer of the year 2005
primoz's Avatar
2,532 posts

Joined Dec 2004

Anywhere where ski World cup makes its stop
MORE INFO

This actually makes sense, but in reality remote still works on 8fps even when PW is set in hotshoe of handhold camera. It might send trigger signals one by one, but main point is, that it works :)

Jun 16, 2008 15:20 as a reply to PacAce's post 20 hours earlier.

PhotoSIexternal link | Latest sport photosexternal linkhttp://www.photo.siexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

1,563 views & 0 likes for this thread
remote camera setup examples anyone?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk

NOT A MEMBER YET? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO THE FORUMS
Registered members get all the features: search, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, own reviews...




Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: By using this site you agree that some cookies will be stored on your browser. For unlogged users we store one session id cookie. For registered members we store (in addition to login session cookie) only cookies that are essential for required functionality. We do not store any personal tracking data in cookies or other browsers' data storage methods.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.33version 1.33
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00152 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is guyed1
644 guests, 566 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 5175, that happened on Jun 16, 2015