User Manual - B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography

User Manual - B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography
FREEWAVE
FUSION PRO
USER MANUAL
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Vello
FreeWave Fusion Pro Wireless Shutter/
Flash/Grouping Remote. This device
triggers off-camera lights remotely from
up to 600 feet (183m) away.
With its multiple groups feature, you can
easily configure up to three different light
groups, which can be triggered individually
or simultaneously, for a total of seven
different combinations. (Simultaneous
triggering of multiple light groups requires
additional FreeWave Fusion Pro Receivers,
available for purchase separately.)
Additionally, the FreeWave Fusion Pro
incorporates the conveniences of a
wireless shutter release, allowing you to
trip the shutter without disturbing the
camera. It’s ideal for taking pictures of
subjects that are difficult to approach, such
as wildlife. It also eliminates vibrations
caused by pressing your camera’s shutter
release button during macro, close-up, and
long-exposure photography.
The FreeWave Fusion Pro Transmitter
features a hot shoe mount that supports
through-the-lens (TTL) data pass-through.
With the Transmitter mounted onto your
camera, you can mount your compatible
flash directly onto the Transmitter,
allowing your camera to set the
appropriate flash level automatically
The FreeWave Fusion Pro does not
require line-of-sight alignment, as its radio
waves pass through and around objects
such as walls, windows, and floors.
KEY FEATURES
2.4GHz Radio Frequency: Reduced
interference and improved wireless
signal quality.
Extended Range: up to 600 feet (183m)
Multi-Purpose: Use as an individual or
group wireless flash trigger, and/or as a
shutter release remote trigger.
Multiple Groups: Configure up to three
different light groups and up to seven
different group combinations.
Flash Sync Speed of up to 1/200s: Take
advantage of sync speeds that match the
rating of your camera all the way up to
1/200s (on compatible cameras only).
Flash Wake-Up: Wake-up function in TTLcompatible flash units.
Versatile: One Receiver works with multiple
camera and light models. Just swap out
the connecting cables.
Dual-Function Shutter Release Button:
Press halfway to focus; press fully to
trigger shutter.
LED Indicators: Confirm pre-focus, shutter
release, flash wake-up, and flash trigger
in wireless mode.
TTL Pass-Through: The Transmitter lets
TTL data transfer from your camera
to your compatible flash, allowing your
camera to set the appropriate flash level
automatically, in conjunction with its
TTL metering system.
Your Vello FreeWave Fusion Pro Wireless
Shutter/Flash/Grouping Remote Kit
contains:
Wireless Transmitter
Wireless Receiver
Shutter Release Cable
3.5 mm Mini to 3.5 mm Mini
Studio Trigger Cable (3.5 mm Mini to ¼″ Phono)
4 AAA Batteries
2 Hot Shoe Protectors
Receiver Holder
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COMPATIBLE DEVICES
The FreeWave Fusion Pro Transmitter
features a hot shoe mount that supports
TTL data pass-through, allowing your
camera to set the appropriate flash level
automatically, in conjunction with its
TTL metering system. In order to take
advantage of the TTL feature, you will
need full TTL support via your camera,
and a compatible flash.
When transmitting data to the flash
or studio light in any way other than
the Transmitter’s hot shoe mount,
we recommend using a fully manually-
controlled flash. Because these methods
do not transmit TTL settings, you will
need to set the power output manually.
The FreeWave Fusion Pro is compatible
with most cameras, flash units, and studio
lights. However, for TTL pass-through
via the Transmitter, flash wake-up
functionality, and/or high shutter speeds,
you will need full TTL support via your
camera, flash, and FreeWave Fusion Pro
trigger.
For instance, if you have a Canon camera
and you’d like to take advantage of the
flash wake-up feature, you will need a
Canon camera with TTL metering, a
compatible Canon flash which supports
TTL, and a dedicated Canon-compatible
FreeWave Fusion Pro flash trigger.
Similarly, if you have a Nikon camera and
you’d like to take advantage of the flash
wake-up feature, you will need a Nikon
camera with TTL metering, a compatible
Nikon flash which supports TTL, and a
dedicated Nikon-compatible FreeWave
Fusion Pro flash trigger.
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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 FreeWave Fusion
Pro 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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FEATURES DIAGRAM
Transmitter
Confirmation LED
Receiver
Power /
Setting Button
Shutter Release Button
Power /
(Group) Switch
Group Indicator
3.5 mm
Output Jack
Channel Switch
Hot Shoe Mount
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Set the channel switch located on the side
of the Transmitter and Receiver.
The channel switches set a different radio
frequency for each Transmitter/Receiver
set, so that multiple sets of the FreeWave
Fusion Pro and/or additional Fusion Pro
Receivers can be used simultaneously.
You can set the channel switches to your
desired code; Any combination will work
so long as the switches are set identically
for both the Transmitter and Receiver(s)
of a single FreeWave Fusion Pro set.
Insert 2 AAA batteries in the Receiver and
in the Transmitter.
Transmitter
Receiver
Identical Channel
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POWERING UP
Turn ON the Receiver:
Turn ON the Transmitter:
Slide the Group Switch to either A, B, or
C and the unit will power up. The LED will
flash red at 2 second intervals to indicate
that the Receiver is working.
Press and hold the power button for 2
seconds to power up the Transmitter.
The Group Indicator light will turn on and
show the currently selected group. The
Group indicator light will turn off after 2
seconds and the Transmitter will enter
Standby mode.
To power down after use, slide the Group
Switch back to the Off position.
To power down after use, press and hold
the power button for 2 seconds. The LED
at the top of the unit will flash 4 times at
half-second intervals to indicate that it is
powering down.
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MOUNTING THE TRANSMITTER
1. With your camera and Receiver off,
loosen the Transmitter’s hot shoe
locking ring.
2. Insert the Transmitter’s hot shoe into
the camera’s hot shoe mount.
3. Tighten the hot shoe locking ring until
secure.
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MOUNTING THE RECEIVER
Mount the receiver on your tripod
or stand via one of the two provided
mounting options:
1. Threaded socket for a standard ¼″
screw mount
2. Accessory shoe (cold shoe) foot
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CONNECTING THE LIGHTS
Connecting to a Flash Unit:
Connecting to a Studio Light
1. Switch the flash’s locking switch to the
unlock position
You will need to use the included Studio
Trigger Cable to connect the Receiver to
a studio light.
2. Insert the flash’s hot shoe foot into
the Transmitter or Receiver’s hot shoe
mount
3. Switch the flash’s locking switch to the
locked position
1. Plug the 3.5 mm end of the cable into
the Receiver’s output jack.
2. Plug the 3.5 mm end of the cable into
the studio light remote jack
3. If your studio light has a ¼″ phono jack,
it will need to be connected using the
included 3.5 mm to ¼″ phono cable.
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SETTING THE GROUPS
Slide the Receiver’s Group/Power switch
to either A, B, or C. To assign multiple
Receivers to the same flash group, simply
select the same group letter for each
Receiver in the flash group.
The LED at the top of the Receiver will
flash red to confirm that the power is on.
Tip: You can combine studio lights
and speedlights within the same flash group.
(Be aware of the independent recycling time
of each flash to ensure all flash units are
ready to fire).
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SELECTING THE GROUPS
1. Gently press the Group/Power button
on the Transmitter. The group indicator
LED(s) will light up to indicate which
groups are currently selected.
2. To change group selections, press
the Group/Power button again. Keep
pressing the Group/Power button to
cycle through all the Group options: A
only; B only; C only; A, B and C; A and
B; A and C; B and C.
3. To see which groups are currently
selected at any time, gently press the
Group/Power button. The Group
indicator light will turn off after 2
seconds. However, even after powering
down, the transmitter will remember
the last group selected.
4. To verify light and group selection,
press the shutter release button on
either the camera or the FreeWave Pro
Transmitter halfway. The LED at the
top of the Receiver will turn green on
each currently selected Receiver.
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USING THE FLASH TRIGGER
1. Confirm that the power on your
camera, Transmitter, and Receiver is
turned on.
2. If your flash has a wake-up function:
Press the shutter button on the camera
halfway to wake your flash.
3. If your flash does not have a wakeup function, you may be able to turn
off sleep mode: Refer to your flash’s
manual to find out if you can turn off
sleep mode and for instructions.
4. Fully press the shutter button on
your camera. All lights connected to
Receivers in the currently selected
group will fire.
Note: When transmitting data to the flash
or studio light through anything other
than the Transmitter’s hot shoe mount,
we recommend using a fully manuallycontrolled flash. Because these methods
do not transmit TTL settings, you will
need to set the power output manually.
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USING THE FREEWAVE FUSION PRO AS A REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE
Connecting the Camera:
To use the remote shutter release
function, you will need to use the included
Fusion Pro shutter release cable.
1. Plug the 3.5 mm end of the cable into
the Receiver.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into
your camera’s shutter release terminal.
3. Mount the Receiver on your camera’s
hot shoe facing forwards or backwards.
If you are using your camera’s hot shoe,
you can use an accessory shoe to attach
the Receiver to your camera, tripod, or
other suitable surface.
Note: If you are mounting a flash on
your camera, mount the flash directly
on your camera’s hot shoe. The Fusion
Pro Receiver can be mounted on a
straight bracket. DO NOT MOUNT THE
FLASH ON TOP OF THE FUSION PRO
RECEIVER since the Receiver does not
send TTL signals to the flash.
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REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE | SINGLE SHOTS
1. Turn on the Receiver by sliding the
Group/Power switch to any position
other than Off.
2. Set your camera to the single-shot
setting.
3. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to
wake or focus your camera (if set to
Auto Focus). The LED will turn green.
4. Fully depress the shutter button on the
Transmitter. The LED will turn red and
the shutter will be triggered.
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REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE | CONTINUOUS MODE
1. Turn on the Receiver by sliding the
Group/Power switch to any position
other than Off.
2. Set your camera to the continuous
shooting mode.
3. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to wake
or focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus). The LED will turn green.
4. A full press of the Transmitter’s shutter
button will trigger the camera to take
continuous photos until you release the
shutter button.
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REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE | SELF-TIMER MODE
1. Turn on the Receiver by sliding the
Group/Power switch to any position
other than Off.
2. Set your camera to the delay/self-timer
setting.
3. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to
wake or focus your camera (if set to
Auto Focus). The LED will turn green.
4. Fully depress the shutter button on the
Transmitter. The LED will turn red and
the shutter will be triggered after the
pre-set delay set in your camera.
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REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE | BULB MODE (LONG EXPOSURE)
1. Turn on the Receiver by sliding the
Group/Power switch to any position
other than Off.
2. Set your camera to the bulb setting.
3. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to
wake or focus your camera (if set to
Auto Focus). The LED will turn green.
4. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter button. The shutter will remain
open until you release the shutter
button.
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CAMERA RELEASE CABLES
Please see the included compatibility sheet
for a list of compatible trigger cables from
the Gradus Group.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Transmitter
Receiver
Power
2 AAA
2 AAA
Battery Life*
5 Years
250 Hours
Channel Settings
Range
4 possible channels
600 ft. (183m) with no obstructions
Frequency
2.4 GHz
Confirmation LEDs
2 Color
* In standby mode.
Transmitter
Flash Trigger
Groups
Lights per Group
Shutter Modes
(settings controlled
by camera)
Receiver
7 possible groups:
A, B, C, ABC, AB, AC, BC
Unlimited
Single Shot, Continuous,
Self-Timer, & Bulb
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems with the FreeWave Fusion Pro
can usually be traced to the following
most common causes. Perform the
following steps to diagnose and correct
the problem:
Check the contact between the light’s hot
shoe foot and the Receiver’s hot shoe.
Make sure the light’s locking switch is set
to the lock position.
Check that the shutter release cable and/
or studio light cable are in good condition
and properly connected.
Make sure that the Receiver is powered
on and at the correct setting.
Remove the batteries from the
Transmitter and Receiver and change the
channel by switching the channel switches
to a different combination, taking care
to ensure that both the Transmitter and
Receiver are set identically.
If you encounter any interference on the
initial setting, try changing the channel
by choosing a different channel switch
combination.
When using the FreeWave Fusion Pro as
a shutter release, you may not be able
to release the shutter on your camera if
the lens is set to Auto Focus and cannot
focus on the subject. Switch your camera
to manual focus to ensure proper shutter
release.
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FCC COMPLIANCE
This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy, and
if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designated to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment ON or OFF, the
user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
There is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
This device complies with Part 15,
Subpart B, Class B of the FCC Rules.
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna;
2. Increase the distance between the
equipment and the receiver.
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.
Any changes or modifications (including
the antenna) made to this device that
are not expressly approved by the
manufacturer may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Limited One-Year Warranty
Vello provides a limited warranty that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship to the
original purchaser under normal use for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date,
or thirty (30) days after replacement whichever occurs later. Vello's responsibility with respect to
this limited warranty shall be limited solely to repair or replacement, at its option, of any product
which fails during normal consumer use. This warranty does not extend to damage or failure
which results from misuse, neglect, accident, alteration, abuse, improper installation or maintenance. EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN, VELLO 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.To obtain a replacement during the time of this warranty please
return the defective Item with proof of purchase along with an RMA number to the place of purchase. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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