Camera control from ground station

Discussion in 'Cameras' started by Sam Fleishman, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Sam Fleishman

    Sam Fleishman Member

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    Has anyone found a solution to change shutter speed and aperture from the ground while flying? I saw an expensive controller someone posted close to a year ago, but haven't seen much talk of anything else. I use a hard wired shutter release to trigger start and stop from my dx8 and was hoping there might be a similar option for shutter and aperture. We are mostly flying the gh4 5d and red.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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  3. Sam Fleishman

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    Thanks Andy,
    I was hoping for something more along the lines of USB controlled shutter speed, iso and aperture. The freefly fiz hasn't been released, and my follow focus isn't supported.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    There is the Okii Systems USB controller but I don't know how you would drive it wirelessly with sufficient range.
    See http://www.okii.net/SearchResults.asp?Cat=2

    Andy.
     
  5. Paul conto

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    If you could figure out the cable pinout you could potentially use an Xbee modem to transmit the information.
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    The things I have for my cameras (5D Mark III and GH4) require wi-fi, which is not a good solution on a copter because of the potential for radio interference.
     
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    I did a architecture job with my Canon 5D m3 using the camranger. No interference. But very limited working distance - 25 -30m.
     
  8. Miron Bogacki

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    with canon 5d mk2, mk3 cameras camremote works quite good:
    http://vp-systems.eu/camremote.html
    I have control over shutter, aperature, ISO, I can take pictures and start and stop movies...
     
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  10. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Miron: The Camremote accepts its input commands from a UART** not an RC channel -- so I'm curious as to how you're providing the input to it...

    Andy

    ** UART: Universal Asynchronous Receive Transmit chip -- usually sends just bit-serial data.
     

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