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Re: Best method to trigger 4-8 cameras at once?


The best way to do this is hardware synced. You cannot do just standard triggers - you need special PW triggers (Multimax) that allow you to set custom sync delay offsets, and you need matching bodies and matching lenses - the body/lens combo actually informs the PW as to the sync delay, and then you have to manually set it on the PW for each camera/lens. I learned this building a DIY “wigglegram” rig with 5 cameras in 2010, and used info from a Sportshooter.com article about triggering multiple cameras at a sports venue using PWs. Unfortunately SportsShooter, and the article, no longer exist :/

For hardware syncing you might be headed for an Arduino or similar and a bit of soldering.

Edit: here’s an old school tutorial on it - https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Enter-the-Ghetto-Matrix-DIY-Bullet-Time/#intro



Nov 30, 2023 at 11:27 PM
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Re: Best method to trigger 4-8 cameras at once?


The best way to do this is hardware synced. You cannot do just standard triggers - you need special PW triggers (Multimax) that allow you to set custom sync delay offsets, and you need matching bodies and matching lenses - the body/lens combo actually informs the PW as to the sync delay, and then you have to manually set it on the PW for each camera/lens. For hardware syncing you might be headed for an Arduino or similar and a bit of soldering.

Edit: here’s an old school tutorial on it - https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Enter-the-Ghetto-Matrix-DIY-Bullet-Time/#intro



Nov 30, 2023 at 11:25 PM
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Re: Best method to trigger 4-8 cameras at once?


The best way to do this is hardware synced. You cannot do just standard triggers - you need special PW triggers (Multimax) that allow you to set custom sync delay offsets, and you need matching bodies and matching lenses. For hardware syncing you might be headed for an Arduino or similar and a bit of soldering.

Edit: here’s an old school tutorial on it - https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Enter-the-Ghetto-Matrix-DIY-Bullet-Time/#intro



Nov 30, 2023 at 11:15 PM





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