FREEWAVE
FUSION BASIC 2.4 GHz
WIRELESS FLASH/SHUTTER
REMOTE TRIGGER
User Manual
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING VELLO
The Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz
is your passport to a new world of
photography. It expands your photographic
options with an easy-to-use 2.4 GHz radio
remote trigger system that can trigger
hot-shoe flashes or studio lights, as well
as triggering your camera’s shutter up to
328 feet away. Whether you’re working
on location or in a studio, the Fusion
Basic frees you from sync cords so that
you can put your flash and your camera
exactly where you want them, producing
exactly the photograph that you want.
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The FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz does
not require line-of-sight alignment, as its
radio waves pass through and around objects
such as walls, windows, floors, and trees.
You can take single shots or shoot in
continuous mode. You can use your
camera’s Bulb mode for long-exposure
photographs. The FreeWave Fusion Basic
2.4 GHz is ideal for taking close-up or
macro shots, too. The slightest camera
movement (even when the camera is
mounted on a tripod) while shooting these
types of photos may cause blurry images.
The FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz allows
you to trip the shutter without disturbing
the camera, so there’s no danger of camera
movement. You can even make time-delay
photos, which are perfect for when you
want to include yourself in the picture.
Welcome to your new world
of wireless photography.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents���������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Getting Started��������������������������������������������������� 15
Key Features���������������������������������������������������������� 6
Wirelessly Trigger a Hot-Shoe Flash������������� 17
Precautions������������������������������������������������������������ 8
Wirelessly Trigger a Studio Flash������������������� 19
Overview������������������������������������������������������������� 10
Using the FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz as
a Remote Shutter Release������������������������������� 21
Compatible Devices������������������������������������������ 12
Trigger Your Camera in Bulb Mode for a Long
Exposure�������������������������������������������������������������� 24
Trigger Your Camera in Self-Timer (Delay)
Mode��������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
Specifications������������������������������������������������������ 26
Troubleshooting������������������������������������������������� 28
Trigger Your Camera for Single Shots����������� 22
Before You Begin������������������������������������������������ 13
Powering Up�������������������������������������������������������� 14
FCC Compliance����������������������������������������������� 29
Trigger Your Camera for Continuous
Shooting��������������������������������������������������������������� 23
One-Year Limited Warranty���������������������������� 30
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CONTENTS
Transmitter and Receiver Set (FWB-24C, FWB-24N and FWB-24-SMI)
• FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz
• 3.5 mm to 1/4" phono adapter
Transmitter
• Cable compatibility insert
• FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Receiver
• Instruction manual
• 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm sync cord
• One-Year Limited Warranty
• 2.5 mm to PC male sync cord
Note: The FWB-24-SMI and FWB-24-SMIR require a Shutter Remote 2.5 mm to Sony Multi-Terminal
Shutter Release Cable (RCC-S2-2.5).
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FWB-24C / FWB-24N / FWB-24-SMI
FWB-24R /
FWB-24-SMIR
Receiver set (FWB-24R and
FWB-24-SMIR)
• FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Receiver
Also Included With Canon
Set (FWB-24C)
• Shutter Remote 2.5 mm to Canon 2.5 mm
Shutter Release Cable (RCC-C1)
Also Included With Nikon
Set (FWB-24N)
• Shutter Remote 2.5 mm to Nikon 10-Pin
Camera Shutter Release Cable (RCC-N1)
• Shutter Remote 2.5 mm to Canon 3-Pin
Camera Shutter Release Cable (RCC-C2)
• Shutter Remote 2.5 mm to Nikon DC2
Camera Shutter Release Cable (RCC-N2)
• 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm sync cord
• 2.5 mm to PC male sync cord
• 3.5 mm to 1/4" phono adapter
• Instruction manual
• One-Year Limited Warranty
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KEY FEATURES
Wireless Hot-Shoe Flash Trigger
System: Trigger a hot-shoe (oncamera-type) flash up to 328 feet away.
Wireless Studio Flash Trigger System:
Trigger a studio flash up to 328 feet away.
Wireless Control System: Trigger your
camera’s shutter up to 328 feet away.
Flash Sync Speed of up to 1/250s: Take
advantage of sync speeds that match the
rating of your camera up to 1/250th of
a second (compatible cameras only).
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16 Channels: Multiple channels allow you
to change your transmitter/receiver
settings to avoid interference from
other wireless remote controls.
Multipurpose Flash Trigger: You
can use multiple optional receivers
(available separately) to trigger many
flashes with a single transmitter.
LED Indicators: Confirm communication
of trigger system with pre-focus, shutter
release, and flash trigger in wireless mode.
Multipurpose Shutter Trigger: You
can use the shutter release remote
to trigger multiple cameras, as well as
different types of cameras, by simply
swapping out the included camera shutter
release cable (available separately).
Long-Exposure Photography: Use the
FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz with your
camera’s Bulb setting to make exposures
as long as the camera will support,
without touching the camera, as even the
slightest touch may cause blurred photos.
Dual-Function Shutter Release
Button: Press halfway to focus;
press fully to trigger the shutter.
Wildlife Photography: Use the FreeWave
Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz to release
the shutter from a safe distance for
photos of hard-to-approach wildlife.
2.4 GHz High-Frequency Signal:
The 2.4 GHz low-interference signal can
pass through and around obstructions,
offering you greater flexibility with the
placement of your camera and flash units.
Macro Photography: The lightest
touch to your camera, such as
pushing the shutter release button,
is magnified when shooting macro or
close-up photos, resulting in blurred
pictures—using the FreeWave Fusion
Basic 2.4 GHz eliminates the chance
of accidental camera movement.
Compatible: Most hot-shoe lights, studio
lights, and cameras are compatible with
the FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz.
Single Shot & Continuous Shooting
Modes: Allow you to fire the camera
without touching the camera itself,
avoiding possible camera shake.
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PRECAUTIONS
• There are no user-serviceable parts
inside the devices. Do not attempt to
disassemble or perform any unauthorized
modification.
• Do not operate the FreeWave Fusion
Basic 2.4 GHz in the presence of
flammable gas or vapors.
• Do not handle with wet hands or
immerse in or expose to water or rain.
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Failure to observe this precaution could
result in fire or electric shock.
• Keep out of reach of children. This device
contains small parts which may pose a
choking hazard.
• Observe caution when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or explode
if improperly handled. Use only the
batteries listed in this manual. Make
certain to align the batteries with the
correct polarity.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to the
product, be sure to remove the batteries
when leaving the product unattended for
prolonged periods or when no charge
remains.
• Handle the unit with care.
• Do not use or leave the devices in
conditions of extreme heat, severe cold,
or high humidity.
• Please read and follow these instructions,
and keep this manual in a safe place.
• All images are for illustrative purposes
only.
• Clean the unit with a soft, dry cloth.
• Turn off the camera’s power before
inserting or removing the remote cord.
• Dispose of used batteries, packaging,
and old devices in accordance with
appropriate local environmental
regulations.
• Use only parts provided by the
manufacturer.
• Make sure the item is intact and that
there are no missing parts.
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OVERVIEW
Transmitter
Top
Bottom
Battery
Compartment
Confirmation
LED Lamp
Trigger Button
Channel
Selector
Function/
Off Switch
Hot-Shoe
Locking Wheel
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Sync Port
Hot-Shoe Flash
Connection
Receiver
Top
Confirmation
LED Lamp
Channel
Selector
Hot-Shoe
Flash Mount
Bottom
Shoe Locking
Wheel with
1/4"-20 Mount
Function/
Off Switch
Battery
Compartment
Camera Shutter
Trigger Port
Flash Trigger
Port
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COMPATIBLE DEVICES
FWB-24C, FWB-24N, and FWB-24R
These models of the FreeWave Fusion
Basic are compatible with most hot-shoe
flashes, studio lights, and cameras.
Pentax, Sony/Minolta, and Sony Multi
Interface flashes are not compatible.
FWB-24-SMI and FWB-24-SMIR
These are designed specifically for flashes
with the Sony Multi Interface shoe (MIS)
and are recommended for use only with
devices that are compatible with this shoe.
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All FreeWave Fusion Basic Models
The FreeWave Fusion Basic does not transmit
through-the-lens (TTL) settings; therefore,
we recommend using a flash that can be
controlled manually with this device. The
power output must always be set to manual.
All FreeWave Fusion Basic transmitters and
receivers operate on the same frequency
and can be used interchangeably. For
example, you can use the FWB-24C (Canon)
transmitter to trigger a Sony MIS flash with
the FWB-24-SMIR receiver, and vice versa.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
When you remove the Transmitter and
the Receiver from the box, you will notice
a set of four small numbered switches
on the top of each instrument. These
identical channel selector switches allow
you to change the channel on which your
Transmitter and Receiver operate. Each
of the four switches has two positions.
Note: Make sure that both the Transmitter and
Receiver are set to the same channel.
You can change the channel by moving the
position of one or more channel switches
using a ballpoint pen. In this way, you
can avoid interference from any source.
For instance, if other photographers
are working in the same area as you and
using radio remote controls, you can
change the channel on your FreeWave
Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Transmitter and
Receiver so that their transmitters don’t
trigger your lights, and vice versa.
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POWERING UP
After you’ve set both the Transmitter and
Receiver to the same channel, place the
correct batteries in the devices. Insert two
AAA batteries (not included) into the battery
compartment of the Receiver, being careful
to orient them with the correct polarity
marked on the inside of the battery cover.
Then, open the battery compartment on the
Transmitter and insert two AAA batteries,
again installing with correct polarity.
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On the side of the Receiver is a switch
labeled Flash/Off/Camera. To conserve
battery power, you should keep the
switch in the Off position except when
the Receiver is actually in use. Slide the
switch to “Flash” if you’re using it as a
remote flash trigger or to “Camera” if
you’re using the set as a remote wireless
camera shutter trigger. The Transmitter
battery has a life of approximately two years
in standby mode. Slide the Transmitter’s
Funuction/Off switch to the Off position
when the Transmitter is not in use.
Note: Many modern flashes and cameras have
a Sleep mode. You must turn off the Sleep mode
in your flash or camera before using the Fusion
Basic. Refer to your flash or camera user manual
for instructions.
GETTING STARTED
The FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz can
perform two major functions (with several
variations): A) It can wirelessly trigger a
hot-shoe flash or a studio flash or B) it can
wirelessly trigger a camera shutter, including
single shot and continuous shooting, long
exposures (Bulb mode), and time-delay.
When using the Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz to
trigger a flash, follow these instructions.
Mounting the Transmitter
1. With your camera and Receiver Off,
loosen the Transmitter’s hot-shoe locking
wheel.
2. Insert the Transmitter’s hot shoe into the
camera’s hot-shoe mount.
3. Tighten the Transmitter’s hot-shoe
locking wheel.
Note: The shutter release and flash trigger
options cannot be used simultaneously.
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Note: For cameras with a PC connection,
you can use the included 2.5 mm to PC sync
cable to connect to the Transmitter. Mount
the Transmitter on a bracket, plug the PC end
of the cable into the camera’s PC connection
and plug the other end into the Transmitter’s
sync port.
Mounting the Receiver
There are two ways you can
mount the Receiver:
1. Mount the Receiver to a light stand
using the threaded socket for a standard
1/4" screw mount on the bottom of the
Receiver.
2. Use the accessory shoe (cold shoe) foot
to mount the Receiver to a cold-shoe
bracket.
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WIRELESSLY TRIGGER A HOT-SHOE FLASH
1. Check to be sure that both the
Transmitter and Receiver are set to the
same channel.
3. Move the Function Switch on both the
Receiver and on the Transmitter to
“Flash.”
2. With your hot-shoe flash and Receiver
off, mount your flash onto the hot shoe of
the Receiver.
4. Confirm that the camera, Transmitter,
Receiver, and flash are all powered on.
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5. Set the desired power output on the flash
manually.
6. Fully press the shutter button on your
camera. All lights connected to Receivers
operating on the same channel as the
Transmitter should fire simultaneously.
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Note: We recommend using a fully manually
controlled flash with this device. The FreeWave
Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz does not transmit TTL
settings, so you will always need to set the power
output manually.
Note: If the FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz
doesn’t trigger your flash or camera on the
first attempt, try changing the channel on the
Transmitter and the Receiver using the Channel
Selectors until you find a channel that works.
WIRELESSLY TRIGGER A STUDIO FLASH
Using the FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz
helps you to eliminate cord clutter when
setting up studio lights. You can also
trigger multiple lights by using additional
Receivers (available separately).
1. Check to be sure that both the
Transmitter and Receiver are set to the
same channel.
To use the FreeWave Fusion Basic
2.4 GHz to wirelessly trigger a studio
flash, follow these instructions:
3. Use the included studio light sync cable
(2.5 mm to 3.5 mm) to connect the
Receiver’s flash sync port [ ] to your
studio flash’s 3.5 mm sync jack.
2. Turn your camera and Receiver off.
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Note: If your studio flash has a 1/4" phono
jack, use the included 3.5 mm to 1/4" phono
adapter.Plug the 3.5 mm side of the cable
into the studio flash sync jack.
4. With your camera and Transmitter
off, loosen the Transmitter’s hot-shoe
locking ring.
5. Insert the Transmitter’s hot shoe into the
camera’s hot-shoe mount, and tighten the
hot-shoe locking ring.
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6. Move the Function Switch on both the
Receiver and on the Transmitter to
“Flash.”
7. Confirm that the camera, Transmitter,
Receiver, and studio light are all powered
on.
8. Fully press the shutter button on your
camera. All lights connected to Receivers
operating on the same channel as the
Transmitter should fire simultaneously.
USING THE FREEWAVE FUSION BASIC 2.4 GHZ AS A REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE
Using the FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz,
you can trigger the shutter on your camera
wirelessly. You can shoot in normal modes
(single shot and continuous shooting), longexposure (Bulb) mode, and time-delay mode
from up to 328 feet away from your camera.
Note: The FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz
can also be used with other cameras. See the
enclosed Camera Compatibility Insert.
To use the remote shutter release function,
you will need to use a compatible
shutter release cable.
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TRIGGER YOUR CAMERA FOR SINGLE SHOTS
1. Set your camera to single shot mode.
2. Attach the appropriate shutter release
cable to the shutter release [ ] port on
the Receiver and to the camera.
3. Mount the Receiver to the camera’s hot
shoe.
4. Set the Function Switch on the Receiver
to [
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5. Set the Function Switch on the
Transmitter to [
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6. Press the trigger button on the
Transmitter halfway to focus.
Confirmation LEDs on both the
Transmitter and Receiver should turn
green.
7. Press the trigger button all the way—the
LED will turn red, and the shutter will
be triggered. The LED on the Receiver
also turns red and then green when the
shutter is triggered.
TRIGGER YOUR CAMERA FOR CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
1. Set your camera to continuous shooting
mode.
4. Set the Function Switch on the Receiver
to [
].
2. Attach the appropriate shutter release
cable to the shutter release [ ] port on
the Receiver and to the camera.
5. Set the Function Switch on the
Transmitter to [
].
3. Mount the Receiver to the camera’s hot
shoe.
6. Press the trigger button halfway to select
your focus point. Press and hold the
trigger button down on the Transmitter,
and the camera will shoot continuously.
7. If you hold the button for 1 to 3 seconds,
the camera will stop shooting when you
remove your finger from the button.
If you hold the button down for more
than 3 seconds, the camera will continue
shooting when you take your finger off
the button. To stop taking photos, press
the trigger button again.
TRIGGER YOUR CAMERA IN BULB MODE FOR A LONG EXPOSURE
1. Set the camera to Bulb mode.
2. Attach the appropriate shutter release
cable to the shutter release [ ] port on
the Receiver and to the camera.
3. Mount the Receiver to the camera’s hot
shoe.
4. Set the Function Switch on the Receiver
to [
].
5. Set the Function Switch on the
Transmitter to [
].
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6. Half-press the trigger button on the
Transmitter to focus the lens on the
camera.
7. Full-press the trigger button to open
the shutter. Releasing the trigger button
within 3 seconds will close the shutter. If
you hold the button down for more than
3 seconds, the shutter will remain open
when you remove your finger from the
button, and it will close only when you
press the trigger button again.
TRIGGER YOUR CAMERA IN SELF-TIMER (DELAY) MODE
1. Set the camera to single shot mode.
2. Attach the appropriate shutter release
cable to the shutter release [ ] port on
the Receiver and to the camera.
3. Mount the Receiver to the camera’s hot
shoe.
4. Set the Function Switch on the Receiver
to [
].
5. Set the Transmitter Function Button to
[
].
6. Half-press the trigger button on the
Transmitter to focus.
7. Full-press the trigger button and the
confirmation LED on the Receiver will
begin to blink red. The shutter will be
activated 5 seconds from when you first
pressed the trigger button to take the
picture.
Tip: When using the FreeWave Fusion Basic
2.4 GHz to trip your camera shutter, if the
camera is set to autofocus, the shutter will
be triggered only if the autofocus mechanism
is locked onto a focus point. For this reason,
it’s best to use manual focus when using the
remote to trigger the shutter.
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions (D × H × W)
2.5 mm to 3.5 mm sync cable
2.5 mm to PC straight sync cable
Frequency
Channel settings
Shutter modes
Confirmation LEDs
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Transmitter
Receiver
3.5 × 1.28 × 1.4 in.
(8.9 × 3.3 × 3.6 cm)
3.35 × 1.43 × 1.46 in.
(8.5 × 3.6 × 3.7 cm)
Approximate coiled length 13 in. (33 cm)
Approximate uncoiled length 26 in. (66 cm)
Approximately 12 in. (30.5 cm)
2.4 GHz
16 possible channels
Single Shot, Continuous Shooting, Bulb, Self-Timer
Green and red
Receiver
Transmitter
Power
Battery life (in standby mode)
2 × AAA alkaline batteries
2 years
Approximately 300 hours
Range
Up to 328 ft. (100 m)
Weight
1.4 oz. (39.7 g)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems with the FreeWave
Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz can usually be
traced to the following causes:
• Check that the shutter release cable and/
or studio light cable are in good condition
and properly connected.
• Check the contact between the flash’s
hot-shoe foot and the Receiver’s hot shoe
to be certain that the flash is properly
seated. Make sure the light’s locking
switch is set to the lock position when
mounted in the Receiver’s hot shoe.
• If you encounter any interference on
the initial setting, remove the batteries
from the Transmitter and Receiver, and
change the channel by rearranging the
channel selector switches to a different
combination. Take care to ensure that
both the Transmitter and Receiver are
set identically. Then replace the batteries
and proceed.
• Make sure that the Receiver is powered
on and at the correct setting.
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• When using the FreeWave Fusion Basic
2.4 GHz as a shutter release, your camera
may not be able to release the shutter if
the lens is set to Auto Focus and focus
cannot be achieved on a subject. Switch
your camera to manual focus and focus
the camera to ensure proper shutter
release.
FCC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference.
2. This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This VELLO product is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal
consumer use for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date or thirty (30) days after replacement, whichever occurs
later. The warranty provider’s responsibility with respect to this limited warranty shall be limited solely to repair or replacement,
at the provider’s discretion, of any product that fails during normal use of this product in its intended manner and in its intended
environment. Inoperability of the product or part(s) shall be determined by the warranty provider. If the product has been
discontinued, the warranty provider reserves the right to replace it with a model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or defect caused by misuse, neglect, accident, alteration, abuse, improper installation or maintenance.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE WARRANTY PROVIDER MAKES NEITHER ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. This warranty provides you with specific legal rights, and you may also have additional rights that vary from state to state.
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authorization (“RMA”) number, and return the defective product to Vello along with the RMA number and
proof of purchase. Shipment of the defective product is at the purchaser’s own risk and expense.
For more information or to arrange service, visit www.vellogear.com or call Customer Service at 212-594-2353.
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