Sony Cable - Camtraptions

Sony Cable - Camtraptions
CamtraptionsMultiCableforSony
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Index
Index.....................................................................................................................1
Overview...............................................................................................................2
Modes...................................................................................................................2
Mode1..................................................................................................................3
Mode2..................................................................................................................3
Mode3..................................................................................................................3
Mode4..................................................................................................................4
Mode5..................................................................................................................4
Mode6..................................................................................................................4
ModeSelect...........................................................................................................5
Support..................................................................................................................5
Overview
The Camtraptions Multi Cable for Sony is a cable with an integrated controller
that allows remote activation of Sony cameras with the “Multi”-type connector.
The controller has been design to work seamlessly with Camtraptions sensors
and wireless triggers to enable remote photography and video recording with
Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras.
The cable can perform the following functions:
- Wake the camera from sleep
- Start and stop video recording
- Take still photographs
The cable ends in a socket designed to take a Canon E3-type camera
connecting cable. This cable can transmit half-press and full-press
commands to the controller, which will then respond based on the Mode
selected.
Modes
The controller has six Modes, which cater for a range of different usage
scenarios.
When switched on, a red LED on the controller flashes between 1 and 6 times
to indicate the Mode that the controller is in.
Please refer to the “Mode Select” section for instructions on how to change
the operating Mode.
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Mode1
Record 15 seconds then auto-power-off, extend record time if there are
additional full-presses during record.
The input from full-press starts the camera RECORDING, recording stops
when 15seconds has elapsed since the last full-press occurred. Half-press is
used only to switch the camera on.
For use with third-party triggers and Camtraptions PIR Programs 1, 7 and 10.
Mode2
Record video while full-press is held.
As long as the input is full-press the camera is instructed to RECORD,
recording stops when released. Half-press is used only to switch the camera
on.
Note that this mode does not auto-power-off the camera after recording so the
camera itself needs to be configured to auto-power-off via its menu.
For use with PIR Program 32. Not generally recommended because battery
life of PIR will be depleted more rapidly.
Mode3
Full-press starts recording, second full-press stops recording.
The moment full-press is detected the camera is instructed to RECORD,
recording stops only after full press is released and a second full press is
detected. Half-press is used only to switch the camera on.
Note that this mode does not auto-power-off the camera after recording so the
camera itself needs to be configured to auto-power-off via its menu.
For use with PIR Programs 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24.
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Mode4
Record 60 seconds from full-press, then auto-power-off.
The input from full-press starts the camera RECORDING, recording stops
after 60 seconds. Additional full-presses during the recording are ignored.
Half-press is used only to switch the camera on.
For use with third-party triggers and Camtraptions PIR Programs 1, 7 and 10.
Mode5
Half-press starts recording, second half-press stops recording.
This mode is the same as Mode 3 except half-press starts and stops
recording. Full-press is ignored.
Note that this mode does not auto-power-off the camera after recording so the
camera itself needs to be configured to auto-power-off via its menu.
For use with PIR Programs 13, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 23.
Mode6
Standard shutter release mode. This mode simply passes the half-press &
full-press to the camera.
This mode is for still and time-lapse photography.
This mode also has a built-in a bulb feature: if full-press is held for more than
4 seconds and then released, the device will keep sending the full-press to
the camera until a second full-press is made and released.
For use with PIR Programs 1 to 12 and 25 to 31.
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ModeSelect
Connect a standard wired shutter release with Canon E3-type connector to
the Multi Cable and plug the other end into the camera.
Fully press the shutter release and keep the button held down. Now switch on
the camera. The unit detects the "full-press" and the LED flashes long-short
for about 3 seconds. Return to half-press during this time to enter MODE
SELECT. If the switch is not released, or fully released, then normal operation
resumes.
In MODE SELECT the unit will slowly flash once, twice, to 6 times then enter
normal operation. Return the shutter release to full-press during or after the
number of flashes to set that mode. Hold pressed until the LED lights solid
indicating writing & saving the new setting. Now and all subsequent switchons will use the new settings.
If this sequence is not strictly adhered to the unit immediately falls back into
normal operation with the existing selected mode.
Example: Setting Mode 5
Hold down full-press on the shutter release and turn on the camera. When the
LED on the controller starts to flash, lift your finger slightly so that only a halfpress command is sent. The controller is now in “MODE SELECT”. Keep the
half-press held (at no point during this procedure should you lift your finger off
the button completely). The LED will flash once, then twice, then three times,
then four times. When it starts the sequence to flash five times, push the
button fully down again. After a short delay the LED will light solidly to indicate
that the Mode has been changed successfully. The procedure is now
complete and the button can be released.
Support
For technical support, please email support@camtraptions.com.
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