Vello RCB-TN User Manual

Vello RCB-TN User Manual
BLUETOOTH
SHUTTERBOSS
User Manual
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING VELLO
The Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss
Advanced Intervalometer
represents the new generation
of wireless triggering. Utilizing
the power of Bluetooth
technology, the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss empowers the user
to an Apple® iPhone®, iPad®,
iPad mini™, or iPod touch®
to wirelessly trigger their
camera’s shutter. This makes
the Bluetooth ShutterBoss
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ideal for eliminating vibrations
during macro, close-up, and
long exposure photography,
as well as for taking images
of hard to approach subjects,
such as wildlife. The Integrated
intervalometer and 10 setting
schedules allow you to trigger
up to 9,999 shots during a
period of almost a full day –
23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59
seconds. Capable of activating
shutter exposures in multiple
firing modes, the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss is the future of
wireless camera controls.
FEATURES
• Wireless Bluetooth
communication with Apple
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• Multiple shooting modes
• Advanced intervalometer with
up to 10 scheduling modes
• Ideal for advanced
intervalometer photography,
macro, close-up, and long
exposures
• Free app on the App StoreSM
• Compact and easy to use
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PRECAUTIONS
• Please read and follow these
instructions and keep this
manual in a safe place.
• Do not attempt to
disassemble or perform any
unauthorized modification.
• Do not operate the device in
the presence of flammable gas
or vapors.
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• 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.
• Keep out of the 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 batteries with 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.
• Do not use or leave the
devices in conditions of
extreme heat, severe cold, or
high humidity.
• Dispose used batteries,
packaging, and old devices in
accordance with appropriate
local environmental
regulations.
• Turn off the camera’s power
before inserting or removing
the remote cord.
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OVERVIEW
Receiver
Front
LED
Indicator Light
2 Step
Trigger Button
Power
Button
3.5 mm
Output
Port
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Left
Back
Battery
Compartment
Cold Shoe
and 1/4˝-20
Socket
Vello App Home Screen
Single
Shot
single mode
Continuous
Shooting
continuous mode
Bulb
Mode
bulb mode
Self
Timer
self timer mode
Intervalometer
Scheduled Shooting
2s
s e t i n t e r va l o m e t e r
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Intervalometer Screen
Back
Schedules
(Up to 10 Sessions)
schedule 1
schedule
trigger
trigger
settings
dat e
08/28/2014
Starting Date
time
06:30:25
Starting Time
d u r at i o n 00:00:30
shots
i n t e r va l
Activate Button
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A C T I V AT E
10
00:00:05
CANCEL ALL
Duration
(Exposure Length)
Number of Shots
Interval
Cancel All Button
CONTENTS
RCC-C1 and RCC-C2 with RCB-TC
• Receiver
• Shutter Release Cables ×2
• User Manual
• Warranty
RCC-N1 and RCC-N2 with RCB-TN
• Cable Compatibility Insert
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GETTING STARTED
Downloading the App
The Bluetooth ShutterBoss
uses a dedicated app, available
for free on the App Store. To
download the app, either:
• Scan the QR code below or
• Open iTunes® on your
computer or the App
Store on your iPhone, iPod
Touch (4th generation or
higher), iPad, or iPad mini.
Search for “Vello Bluetooth
ShutterBoss.”
Tap the download button
and follow the prompts
to download and install
the app to your device.
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Installing the Batteries
The Bluetooth ShutterBoss is
powered by two AAA batteries.
To install, slide open the battery
compartment door on the back
of the unit. Insert the batteries
following the polarity icons in the
compartment. Once installed,
close the compartment door.
Connecting the Device
With the camera and the
Bluetooth ShutterBoss turned
off, connect the devices
using the appropriate shutter
release cable. Connect the
cable to your camera’s remote
shutter port [ ]. Then secure
the Bluetooth ShutterBoss
as desired.
Bluetooth Pairing
The Bluetooth ShutterBoss
uses a Bluetooth wireless signal
to communicate with your
Apple iOS device. To pair the
devices, first turn on Bluetooth
from your Apple iOS device’s
settings menu. Next, turn on the
Bluetooth ShutterBoss. Open
the Bluetooth ShutterBoss app
on your Apple iOS device. Once
it loads, the app will prompt you
to select a device from a list
of available Bluetooth devices.
Tap on the option you would
like to pair. Once the devices
are paired, the app will take
you to its opening screen.
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SHOOTING MODES
Single Shot
1. Connect the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss to your camera.
2. Pair your Apple iOS
device with the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Set your camera to single
shot mode.
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5. To auto-focus the camera,
hold down the Single Shot
button [ ] on the app.
Ensure your camera’s autofocus is switched on.
6. To fire the shutter, swipe the
single shooting button to
the right.
Note: With certain cameras,
the Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss
can start video recording and be
stopped only by the camera.
Continuous Shooting
1. Connect the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss to your camera.
2. Pair your Apple iOS
device with the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Set your camera to
continuous shot mode.
5. To auto-focus the
camera, hold down the
Continuous Shooting
button [ ] on the app.
Ensure your camera’s autofocus is switched on.
6. To fire the shutter in
continuous mode, swipe the
continuous shooting button
to the right and hold until the
desired number of shots have
been taken.
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Bulb Mode
1. Connect the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss to your camera.
2. Pair your Apple iOS
device with the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss.
3. Turn on the camera.
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4. Set your camera to bulb
mode.
5. To auto-focus the
camera, hold down the
Bulb Shooting button
[ ] on the app. Ensure
your camera’s auto-focus is
switched on.
6. To fire the shutter in bulb
mode, swipe the bulb
shooting button to the right.
To close the shutter, swipe
the bulb shooting button to
the left.
Self-Timer Mode
1. Connect the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss to your camera.
2. Pair your Apple iOS
device with the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss.
3. Turn on the camera.
4. Set your camera to single
shot mode.
5. To select the amount of delay
before the camera shutter
is activated, tap the seconds
selector on the right of the
Self-Timer Mode field. Select
your desired amount of
time. This mode allows for
any time between 1 and 30
seconds. Tap Done when
your required time increment
is selected.
6. To auto-focus the camera,
hold down the Self Timer
button [ ] on the app.
Ensure your camera’s autofocus is switched on.
7. To fire the shutter in Self
Timer Mode, swipe the
Self Timer Mode shooting
button to the right. After the
selected amount of time has
passed, the shutter will fire.
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Intervalometer Scheduled Shooting
The Bluetooth ShutterBoss
Note: Once the pre-scheduled
has an advanced built-in
triggers have been activated,
Intervalometer with Scheduling
your iOS device does not need to
(up to 10 schedules), enabling
be connected to the Bluetooth
the user to chain together up
ShutterBoss via Bluetooth to fire.
to ten scheduled triggering
The instructions are stored in the
settings. This allows you to
internal memory of the Bluetooth
step away from the camera and
ShutterBoss as long as the device
leave the Bluetooth ShutterBoss
has battery power.
to do the work for you.
Back
schedule 1
schedule
trigger
trigger
settings
dat e
08/28/2014
time
06:30:25
d u r at i o n 00:00:30
shots
i n t e r va l
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10
00:00:05
To use the scheduled shooting
feature, use the following steps:
1. Connect the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss to your camera.
2. Set your camera to Bulb
mode.
3. Power on the receiver and
open the app to pair your
devices.
4. On the home screen of the
Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss
app, select the Set
Intervalometer Button.
6. In the section “Schedule
Trigger”:
a. Tap on the Date to input
the date you would like
the Bluetooth ShutterBoss
to activate your camera’s
shutter, then tap Done.
5. Schedule 1 will open.
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b. Next, tap on Time to
select the exact time to
activate your camera’s
shutter, then tap Done.
If you would like to start
the sequence immediately
upon activating, select
Now.
7. In the section “Trigger
Settings”:
a. Tap Duration to set the
length of the exposure.
(select from 1 sec. to
23H.59M.59S – such as 30
seconds), then tap Done.
b. Tap Shots to select the
number of exposures.
(from 1 to 9,999 – such as
5 shots), then tap Done.
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c. Tap Interval to select
the time between
exposures. (from 1 sec. to
23H.59M.59S).
i. Set Shots to 10, then
tap Done.
ii. Set Interval to 5
seconds, then tap
Done.
8. Tap the Activate button to
schedule the exposure.
9. Tap Confirm. The schedule
is activated and sent to the
device on the camera.
10. The app will then take you to
the next schedulable setting.
The default time on this next
setting will automatically
select the earliest nonoverlapping time you can set
your device to fire again. This
ensures that the first schedule
is not over-written.
11. To review your settings,
swipe downward on the app
to see the previous schedule.
Note: If you would like to chain
multiple scheduled exposures,
repeat the above instructions.
Note: “Cancel All” cancels all
scheduled exposures.
12. If you do not wish to set
additional schedules, click on
the Back button to return to
the main screen.
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WIRED TRIGGERING
FCC COMPLIANCE
When the Vello Bluetooth
ShutterBoss is connected to
your camera via cable, the
remote’s trigger button can be
used to fire the camera and
will work without batteries.
This device complies with
Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
Note: To use all other functionality,
the remote’s batteries must be
installed.
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1. This device may not cause
harmful interference.
2. This device must accept
any interference received,
including interference
that may cause undesired
operation.
SPECIFICATIONS
Wireless Signal
Device Compatibility
Receiver Connection
Maximum Range
Max. Intervalometer Duration
Max. Shots
Max. Interval
Power
Power Consumption
Dimensions
Weight
Bluetooth
iPhone 4s and up, iPod Touch (4th generation or
higher), iPad, iPad Mini, iOS versions 6 and up
3.5 mm
33 feet (10 meters)
23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
9,999 shots
23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
AAA batteries x2
1 mAh (approximately)
1.14 × 1.5 × 2.87 in. (2.89 × 3.8 × 7.28 cm)
1.1 oz. (31.2 g)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
• Ensure the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss has the correct
batteries installed and are
properly oriented.
• Ensure you are using the
correct cable between your
camera and the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss.
• Ensure the batteries have a
full charge. Do not mix fresh
and used batteries.
• When attempting to transmit
data from your Apple iOS
device to the Bluetooth
ShutterBoss, make sure they
are within the maximum
range of 33 feet (10 meters).
• On the settings menu of your
Apple iOS device, check that
Bluetooth is turned on.
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• If you encounter an “invalid
setting” error, ensure that
your schedule and trigger
settings are set to a time in
the future.
• Check that the cable is fully
inserted into the appropriate
ports on your camera and the
device.
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.
© 2017 Gradus Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only.
Don’t steal music. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
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All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© Copyright 2017 Gradus Group
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