User Manual
WIRELESS
SHUTTERBOSS
User Manual
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Vello Wireless
ShutterBoss. It has a range of up to 250
feet on 99 channels over the reliable FSK
modulated 2.4 GHz frequency. But this device
is more than just a wireless shutter release.
It features many timer functions; self-timer,
interval timer, long exposure timer, as well
as controls for the number of continuous
shutter trips. The transmitter is powered by
two AAA batteries that can provide the low
power the device uses for up to four years.
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You can set the timer delays, exposure
times, and intervals up to 99 hours,
59 minutes, 59 seconds in one second
increments. You can select anywhere from
1 to 99 continuous shots, or set the device
to take an unlimited number of photos.
The LCD screen also has a backlit
function for low-light conditions.
The Vello Wireless ShutterBoss is great
for time-lapse recording of blooming
flowers, astrophotography, etc.
KEY FEATURES
Channel Selector: 99 possible radio
channels, plus one universal channel, over
the reliable FSK 2.4 GHz frequency. No
DIP switches to set. One transmitter can
trigger multiple receivers.
Delayed Release: Delay function gives you
extra time to get into position.
Multi-Exposure: Take multiple shots with
one press of the trigger.
Extended Range: about 250 ft. (80 m).
Interval Control: Control the amount of
time between multiple shots.
Multi-Function: Trigger your camera
wirelessly or wired.
Long Exposure: Control the length of the
exposure remotely.
Versatile: One receiver works with dozens
of camera models. Just swap out the
camera release cable.
LED Indicators: Confirm pre-focus and
exposure.
Dual-Function Release: Press halfway to
focus; press full to trigger shutter.
Ultra-low Power: AAA transmitter
batteries can last up to four years on
standby.
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FEATURE DIAGRAMS
Display Panel
Timer Start/Stop Button
Confirmation LED
Control Selection Button
Backlight Button
Shutter Release Button
Transmitter
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Battery Compartment
Receiver
Display Panel
Backlight/Channel Up Button
Battery Compartment
Power/Channel Down Button
Output Signal Socket
Power LED
Cold-Shoe Mount
with Thumb-Wheel Lock
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TRANSMITTER DISPLAY PANEL
Interval Function
Exposure Length Function
TIMER CONTROLS
Delay Function
CH
DELAY LONG INTVL N CH
Number of Shots Function
Channel Indicator
Bulb Shot Indicator
Delay Indicator
Multi Shot Indicator
Single Shot Indicator
SHUTTER CONTROLS
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Low Battery Indicator
BULB
BATT
POWERING UP
Turning ON the Transmitter: The
Wireless ShutterBoss is optimized for ultralow power usage. Pressing any key will wake
the device. If no operation is performed,
the transmitter will revert to standby status
in one minute, and the display will turn off.
The device will stay active during timing
operations and bulb exposures longer than
one minute.
Turning ON the Receiver: Press and
hold the power button for two seconds. The
display will show the channel in use. The
receiver turns off the same way. Press and
hold the power button until the display goes
off.
Press and hold the power button for two
seconds to power up the receiver. The LED
will blink green while the device is on.
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SETTING THE CHANNEL
Setting the Channel on the
Transmitter: The transmitter and receiver
must be set to the same channel for proper
communication.
1: Use the arrow button to select the channel
setting. Press the left and right
arrows until CH is displayed in the
upper right corner of the screen.
2: Press the center button on the arrow
button to change the setting.
3: Press the up and down arrows to adjust
the channel up or down.
4: Press the center button to lock the setting.
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Setting the Channel on the Receiver:
1:With the device on, press the CH− and
CH+ at the same time. The CH in the
display will blink, indicating that you can
now change the setting.
2:Press the CH− or CH+ buttons to adjust
the channel.
3:Press both CH− and CH+ buttons a
second time to save your setting. If no
action is taken in ten seconds, the device
will save the setting displayed.
The channels you select for the transmitter
and receiver will become the default settings
for the next time you power up the device.
When you select [––] as the channel for the
transmitter and receiver, this effectively sets
the devices to communicate on all channels.
A receiver set to [––] will respond to any
transmission it receives on the 2.4 GHz
frequency. This is useful in setups with
multiple devices all needing to respond to a
single trigger.
WIRED SETUP
You can use your transmitter as a wired
remote. With your camera and transmitter
both OFF, connect the shutter release cable’s
sub-mini plug end to the jack at the front of
the transmitter and the other end to your
camera’s shutter release jack. Power up your
camera.
Look for this symbol.
Many camera manufacturers
use it to indicate the jack for
connecting remote devices.
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WIRELESS SETUP
Mount the receiver onto your camera’s hot
shoe, facing forwards or backwards. If your
camera’s hot shoe is in use, you can mount
the receiver to an accessory bracket or a
tripod using either an accessory shoe or the
receiver’s 1/4"-20 threaded socket.
With your camera and receiver OFF, connect
the shutter release cable’s sub-mini plug end
to the receiver and the other end to your
camera’s shutter release jack. Power up the
receiver and then the camera.
Be sure to also read your camera’s manual for
guidance on use of remotes.
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SHUTTER CONTROL: SINGLE SHOT
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the display
comes on.
2.Set your camera to single shot mode.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select single shot mode. Press
the left and right arrows until the
single shot icon is displayed in the
bottom left of the screen.
4.Press the transmitter’s shutter release
button halfway to wake or focus your
camera (if set to Auto Focus). The LEDs
on the transmitter and receiver will both
turn green.
TIMER CONTROLS
CH
5.Fully depress the shutter release button
on the transmitter. The LEDs will turn red
and the shutter will be triggered.
SHUTTER CONTROLS
BATT
In single shot mode, only the single shot
icon and the channel in use will display.
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SHUTTER CONTROL: CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
Continuous shooting under the Shutter
Control settings will trigger the camera
shutter once every second. For exposures
longer than one second, use the Timer
Control settings described later in this
manual.
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button.
2.Set your camera to single shot mode.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select continuous shooting mode.
Press the left and right arrows until
the continuous shooting icon is
displayed at the bottom.
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4.Press the transmitter’s shutter release
button halfway to wake or focus your
camera (if set to Auto Focus). The LEDs
on the transmitter and receiver will both
turn green.
5.Fully depress and hold the shutter
release button on the transmitter. The
LEDs will turn red and the shutter will be
triggered. The LEDs will blink green and
red as shots are focused and triggered.
6.Release the shutter release button to
stop continuous shooting.
TIMER CONTROLS
SHUTTER CONTROLS
CH
BATT
In continuous shooting mode, only the multiple
shot icon and the channel in use will display.
SHUTTER CONTROL: BULB SHOT
Bulb exposures under the Shutter Control
settings give you manual control over a long
exposure. To preset long exposure times, use
the Timer Control settings described later in
this manual.
4.Press the transmitter’s shutter release
button halfway to wake or focus your
camera (if set to Auto Focus). The LEDs
on the transmitter and receiver will turn
green.
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the display
comes on.
5.Fully depress the shutter release button
on the transmitter. The LEDs will turn red
and the shutter will be triggered. The LEDs
will continue to blink red and the screen
will display the seconds of exposure.
2.Set your camera to bulb exposure.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select bulb mode. Press the
left and right arrows until BULB is
displayed at the bottom of the LCD.
6.Press the shutter release button again
to end the bulb exposure.
TIMER CONTROLS
CH
BULB
SHUTTER CONTROLS
BATT
In bulb mode, the screen will display the
seconds of your exposure.
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SHUTTER CONTROL: DELAY
The Delay feature in the Shutter Controls
gives you simple control over delay and
number of shots. To combine delay with
other exposure settings, use the Timer
Control settings described later in this
manual.
4.Press the set button in the middle of the
arrow button to change the settings.
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button.
6.Press the right arrow to set the delay time
(from 1 to 59 seconds).
2.Set your camera to single shot mode.
7.Press the set button in the middle of the
arrow button to lock your settings.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select delay shooting mode. Press the
left and right arrows until the delay
icon is displayed at the bottom of
the LCD.
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TIMER CONTROLS
CH
5.Press the up and down arrows to set the
number of exposures (from 1 to 99 shots,
or set the device to take an unlimited
number of Photos when set to “--”.).
8.Press the transmitter’s shutter release
button halfway to wake or focus the
camera. Fully depress the shutter release
button. The delay countdown will begin
and one shot will be taken per second.
SHUTTER CONTROLS
number of shots
BATT
seconds of delay
TIMER CONTROLS
The Timer Controls at the top of the LCD
screen give you more control over delay,
exposure length, number of shots (and the
intervals between them) than the Shutter
Controls or even the controls on your
camera.
You can choose only one function, such as
delay time or exposure length, or set up a
series of controls that begins with a delay
countdown up to 99 hours 59 minutes 59
seconds and then triggers a series of long
exposures with intervals between each shot.
Once you’ve set up your Timer Controls,
press the Timer Start/Stop button to begin
the countdowns and exposures.
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TIMER CONTROLS: DELAY
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the display
comes on.
4.Press the set button in the middle of the
arrow button to change the Delay setting.
Use the left and right arrows to move
between hours, minutes, and seconds. Use
the up and down arrows to change the
time values.
2.Make certain your camera is NOT also set
for a delay.
5.Press the set button again to accept your
selection.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select DELAY under the Timer
Controls. Press the left and right
arrows until DELAY is displayed at
the top of the LCD.
6.Continue on to other Timer Control
settings or press Timer Start/Stop to
begin the delay timer.
Under Timer Controls, the Wireless
ShutterBoss allows you set a delay of up to 99
hours 59 minutes 59 seconds.
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TIMER CONTROLS
CH
DELAY
SHUTTER CONTROLS
hours
minutes
BATT
seconds
TIMER CONTROLS: EXPOSURE LENGTH
Under Timer Controls, the Wireless
ShutterBoss can control shutter speeds that
are much longer than your camera offers, and
you don’t have to manually end the exposure
as you do with the Shutter Controls.
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing the
Power button until the display comes on.
2.Set your camera to bulb exposure.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select LONG under the Timer
Controls. Press the left and right
arrows until LONG is displayed at
the top of the LCD.
4.Press the set button in the middle of the
arrow button to change the Long Exposure
setting. Use the left and right arrows
to move between hours, minutes, and
seconds. Use the up and down arrows to
change the time values.
TIMER CONTROLS
CH
LONG
5.Press the set button again to accept your
selection.
6.Continue on to other Timer Control
settings or press Timer Start/Stop to
begin the exposure process.
SHUTTER CONTROLS
hours
minutes
BATT
seconds
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TIMER CONTROLS: INTERVALS
The Wireless ShutterBoss allows you to
control the amount of time between a series
of shots. Choose an interval that is longer
than your exposure time. If using a flash, be
sure to set an interval that is longer than your
flash recycle time.
4.Press the set button in the middle of
the arrow button to change the exposure
Interval setting. Use the left and right
arrows to move between hours, minutes,
and seconds. Use the up and down arrows
to change the time values.
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing the
Power button until the display comes on.
5.Press set button again to accept your
selection.
2.Set your camera exposure.
6.Continue on to other Timer Control
settings or press Timer Start/Stop to
begin the exposure process.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select INTVL under the Timer
Controls. Press the left and right
arrows until INTVL is displayed.
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TIMER CONTROLS
CH
INTVL
SHUTTER CONTROLS
hours
minutes
BATT
seconds
TIMER CONTROLS: NUMBER OF SHOTS
Once you’ve set the Interval time under the
Timer Controls, you must tell the Wireless
ShutterBoss how many shots to trigger.
1.Turn on the receiver by pressing the
Power button until the display comes on.
2.Set your camera exposure.
3.Use the arrow button on the transmitter
to select N under the Timer
Controls. Press the left and right
arrows until N is displayed.
4.Press the set button in the middle of
the arrow button to change the setting
for number of exposures. Use the up and
down arrows to change the number of
shots.
TIMER CONTROLS
CH
N
5.Press set button again to accept your
selection.
6.If this is the last of your Timer Control
settings, press Timer Start/Stop to begin
the exposure process.
SHUTTER CONTROLS
BATT
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BACKLIGHT BUTTON
Both the transmitter and receiver feature a
backlight for low light shooting conditions.
Press and hold the backlight button for
three seconds to activate the backlight on
the display. The backlight will remain lit for
about six seconds on the transmitter and four
seconds on the receiver.
Transmitter backlight button
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Receiver backlight button
CHANGING THE BATTERIES
Both the transmitter and receiver of the
Wireless ShutterBoss will display a blinking
battery icon when battery power is low.
The receiver uses a 3V CR2 lithium battery
which should last more than 400 hours of
standby time. It is easy to change. Slide open
the battery door on the end of the unit.
The transmitter uses two AAA batteries,
which should last for four years under
standby. To replace the batteries, slide open
the battery cover on the back of the unit.
Make sure to install batteries in the correct
orientation of polarity.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
• There are no user-serviceable parts inside
the devices. Do not attempt to disassemble
or perform any unauthorized modification.
• Do not operate the devices in the presence
of flammable gas or vapors.
• 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.
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• 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.
• Do not use or leave the devices in
conditions of extreme heat, severe cold, or
high humidity.
• 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.
• Dispose of 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.
CARE OF THE WIRELESS SHUTTERBOSS
Protect the Wireless ShutterBoss
Do not drop the devices. The units may
malfunction if subjected to a strong shock or
vibration.
Keep Dry
The devices are not waterproof. Avoid getting
the devices wet. Do not expose them to high
humidity.
Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes
Sudden changes in temperature, such as
entering or leaving a warm building on a cold
day, can cause damaging condensation inside
the devices. Protect the transmitter and
receiver by placing them inside a carrying case
or a sealed plastic bag and allowing them to
adjust to temperature changes gradually.
Avoid Magnetic Fields
Strong static charges or electromagnetic
fields generated by equipment such as radio
transmitters can interfere with the system.
A strong external static charge can cause
unusual characters to display on the screen or
may cause the device to malfunction. In such
a situation; turn off the camera, disconnect
all devices, remove the batteries, and then
replace them a few seconds after the display
goes out.
Liquid Crystal Displays
The display panel is a liquid crystal display. At
very low temperatures, the display response
my become slower. And at temperatures
higher than 60°C (140°F), the display may
darken. In either case, the display will return
to normal at room temperature.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Supported Cameras
(see enclosed insert)
Frequency
99 selectable channels over FSK 2.4 GHz
Range
250 feet (80 meters)
Timer Control: Delay
0s to 99hr 59min 59s in one-second increments
Exposure Range
0s to 99hr 59min 59s in one-second increments
Interval
1s to 99hr 59min 59s in one-second increments
Number of Shots
1-99 or ∞
Operating Temperature
−4° to +122°F (−20° to +50°C)
Dimensions (Trans.)
5.9" × 2" × 1" (149 × 50 × 24 mm)
Dimensions (Receiver)
2.5" × 1.5" × 1.2" (63 × 38 × 31 mm)
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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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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. © 2014 Gradus Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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