Vello RC-LMCII User Manual

Vello RC-LMCII User Manual
FREEWAVE
STRYKER II
MOTION/SOUND/LIGHTNING
TRIGGER
User Manual
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING VELLO
The Vello FreeWave Stryker II
for Canon and Nikon is a 3-in-1
solution for light, sound, and
infrared (IR) image triggering. In
Lightning mode, the device will
trigger your camera’s shutter
release within approximately
0.1 milliseconds after a
lightning burst reaches the
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sensor, allowing you to capture
striking images of storms or
fireworks. The Sound mode
uses an internal microphone
and triggers your camera when
it picks up audible noise over
0 dB. This makes it possible
to trigger your camera with
sounds of clapping, a voice,
or even a twig snapping up to
6.5' (2 m) away. Motion mode
sets the device to trigger
your camera once the unit
detects movement using the
IR motion sensor. This is ideal
for taking remote, candid shots
of passing people or wildlife.
FEATURES
COMPATIBLE DEVICES
• Detects lightning,
sound, and IR heat
motion
Triggers your camera
approximately 0.1
milliseconds after detection
The Vello FreeWave Stryker II
transmitter comes in a
Nikon or Canon kit. The
device can also be used
with other cameras by
using the appropriate
cables. See included cable
compatibility insert.
• Portable
Compact and lightweight
• Easy to use
Streamlined design for
simple operation
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PRECAUTIONS
• Please read and follow these
instructions and keep this
manual in a safe place.
• Lightning is very dangerous.
Stay in a safe place in a
storm area.
• Do not operate the unit in
the presence of flammable
gas or vapors.
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• There are no userserviceable parts inside the
devices. Do not attempt to
disassemble or perform any
unauthorized modification.
• Turn off the power of the
camera before inserting or
removing the transmitter.
• Clean the unit with a soft,
dry cloth.
• 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 battery 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.
• Make sure the item is
intact and that there are no
missing parts.
• Handle the unit with care.
• Do not use or leave the
devices in conditions of
extreme heat, severe cold,
or high humidity.
• Do not handle with wet
hands or immerse in or
expose to water or rain.
Failure to observe this
precaution could result in
fire or electric shock.
• Dispose of used batteries,
packaging, and old devices in
accordance to appropriate
local environmental
regulations.
• Do not use the mounting
arm as a handle.
• All photos are for
illustrative purposes only.
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OVERVIEW
Top
Indicator
Light
Mode
Switch
On/Off
Switch
Bottom
Cold Shoe
Mount
Left
2.5 mm
Output Jack
Lightning
Sensitivity Dial
Right
Battery
Compartment
Front
Sound
Sensitivity Dial
Microphone
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Lightning
Sensor
IR Motion
Sensor
CONTENTS
• Trigger
RCC-C1 and RCC-C2 with RC-LMCII
• 2 camera-compatible cables
(Canon or Nikon)
• Mounting Arm
RCC-N1 and RCC-N2 with RC-LMNII
• User manual
• Cable compatibility list
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Installing the Batteries
The Vello FreeWave Stryker II
is powered by two AAA
batteries. To install, remove the
battery compartment door on
the bottom of the unit. Insert
the batteries with the correct
orientation, as displayed
within the compartment.
Re-install compartment door
to complete the process.
MOUNTING AND CONNECTING THE DEVICE
On the Mounting Arm
The Vello FreeWave Stryker II
comes with a mounting arm
that puts the sensors in front
of the camera’s body. This
allows the Stryker to pick up
signals with less obstructions
or interference. To attach
the mounting arm, slide the
shoe mount foot into a shoemount and tighten the foot’s
locking ring. Then mount the
FreeWave Stryker onto the
mounting arm. Follow the
instructions for mounting OnCamera or Bracket (page 10).
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On-Camera or Bracket
The Vello FreeWave Stryker II
has a cold-shoe foot on the
bottom of the unit. To mount
the device to a camera or
bracket, simply slide the shoe
mount foot into a shoe-mount.
Tighten the foot’s locking
ring to secure the device.
Then connect the included
shutter cable to the Stryker
and camera ports [ ].
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On a Light Stand
The Vello FreeWave Stryker II
has a 1/4"-20 threaded socket
on the unit’s cold-shoe foot.
To secure the device to a
light stand, simply screw it
onto a compatible threaded
post by turning it clockwise.
Rotate the device until secure.
Then connect the included
shutter cable to the Stryker
and camera ports [ ].
MOTION TRIGGERING
The unit’s motion triggering
mode uses a Passive Infrared
(PIR) sensor. It detects
movement of infrared (IR)
sources, such as humans
or animals, from up to five
meters (16.4 feet) away, and
smaller wildlife at closer
range. When the sensor
detects IR motion within its
field of view (horizontal: 94°,
vertical: 82°), it will trigger
your camera’s shutter.
To activate motion triggering
mode, move the mode
switch to “Motion.”
For best results, adjust your
camera’s settings appropriate
for your triggering situation
before use. Mount the
device and your camera
on a light stand or tripod
for stable triggering.
Note: Device cannot detect IR
motion through a window.
Note: The sensitivity dial is not
active when in motion mode.
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SOUND TRIGGERING
The sound trigger mode uses a
built in microphone to trigger
the camera when it detects any
sound above 0 dB. This can be
from any audible noise up to
6.5' (2m) away. To operate the
Vello FreeWave Stryker II
in sound mode, point the
device at the sound source. To
activate the sound triggering
mode, move the mode switch
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to “Sound”. Set your camera’s
exposure settings along with
the Stryker’s sound sensitivity
level using the dial on the
right hand side of the unit.
Setting the sound sensitivity
The sound sensitivity can vary
for different sound sources.
By adjusting the sensitivity
level you can control the level
of sound the Stryker will pick
up to trigger your camera. To
adjust the sensitivity, rotate
the sensitivity dial on the right
hand side of the device. Rotate
the dial clockwise and continue
to turn the dial until the LED
turns red. This indicates that
you have passed the threshold
the device determines as the
ideal setting in your current
environment. Then rotate the
dial counter-clockwise, slightly,
until the red LED turns off.
This should be the optimized
sensitivity setting where any
sound will trigger the shutter.
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LIGHTNING TRIGGERING
An individual’s trigger finger
is not fast enough to detect
and capture lightning as it
strikes. With your Vello
FreeWave Stryker II in lightning
triggering mode, your camera
will automatically activate
your camera’s shutter within
approximately 0.1 milliseconds
of the trigger detecting a
flash or burst of light.
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For operation in lightning
mode, point the device’s sensor
and camera in the direction
of where you’re expecting
a lightning flash. Attach the
camera and trigger to a tripod
for best results. After you
have connected the trigger
and camera with the cable,
we recommend that you turn
on the trigger before the
camera. Additionally, your
camera’s shutter speed should
be set to a longer exposure.
To activate lightning triggering
mode, move the mode switch
to “Lightning”. For best
results, start at a 10 second
exposure & adjust your
camera’s exposure settings
while adjusting the Stryker’s
sensitivity using the dial on the
left side of the unit. Set your
camera / lens to manual focus.
Setting the Lightning Sensitivity
The Trigger is very sensitive
turns red. This indicates that
and with any sudden flicker of
you have passed the threshold
light, it will fire the shutter. The
that the device determines as
sensitivity control adjusts the
the ideal setting in your current
degree to which the sensor
environment. To find your
picks up on stimuli. The level of
optimized sensitivity setting,
sensitivity varies for different
slowly turn the dial clockwise.
conditions. To adjust the
The light turns off to indicate
sensitivity, rotate the sensitivity
your optimized sensitivity
dial on the left side of the
setting where a burst of light
device. Rotate the dial counterwill trigger the camera.
clockwise and continue to
turn the dial until the LED
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SPECIFICATIONS
Motion Detection Range
Maximum 16.4' (5 m)
Motion Detection Area
Horizontal: 94°, Vertical: 82°, 64 zones
Sound Detection Volume
0 dB
Sound Detection Range
6.5' (2 m ) outdoor; 11.5' (3.5 m) indoor
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Lightning Response Time
Approximately 0.1 ms
IR Temperature Detection*
± 39.2°F (4°C)
Power Source
2× AAA batteries (not included)
Dimensions
1.2" × 4.1" × 2.4" (3.3 × 10.5 × 6.1 cm)
Weight
1.9 oz. (53.7 g)
Note: Detection can occur at a ranger superior to the above values depending on the target’s speed and its
temperature difference with its surroundings.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
• Ensure the batteries are
installed with the correct
orientation as displayed
within the battery
compartment.
• If the trigger is triggering
your camera without a
reason, turn off any cell
phones in the immediate
vicinity.
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• Ensure you are using the
correct shutter release
cable between your camera
and the device. Also check
that they are plugged into
the appropriate ports.
• When using the motion
triggering mode, make sure
the device is facing the
direction motion will occur.
• When using the sound
triggering mode, make
sure the trigger is pointed
at the sound source, and
the sensitivity is correctly
set to the level of your
environment.
• The device cannot detect
stimuli through a window
or other interferences.
Make sure there is nothing
blocking the sensors.
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.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the Vello
Customer Service Department to obtain a return
merchandise 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.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus Group.
www.gradusgroup.com
VELLO is a registered trademark of the Gradus Group.
© 2016 Gradus Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
www.vellogear.com
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© Copyright 2016 Gradus Group
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