06-25-2014 01:05 PM
Does anyone know of a way to turn the camera on and off remotely? I have a client that wants to mount a camera to the ceiling to photograph large rugs on the floor. We need a way to turn the camera on and off remotely and I am lookin for a solution.
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06-25-2014 01:17 PM
06-25-2014 01:17 PM
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06-25-2014 01:26 PM
I haven't purchased a camera for her yet. I need to make a recommendation. The abilitiy to turn the camera on and off and operrate it remotely are factors. A crop sensor will work fine for her. Again, the camera will be mounted to the ceiling.
I shoot with a 6D (which I love) and use EOS Utility for all of my interior, food and product shoots. I also have the EOS app on my iPad and have controlled my camera remotely using WiFi.
Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!!!
06-25-2014 01:33 PM
If the camera has an IR sensor on the front (some do; some don't), you could set a time-out period to make the camera go dormant and later use the IR clicker to wake it back up. That may be as close as you can come. You can control many EOS cameras through their USB ports, but I don't think you can actually turn them on and off that way.
06-25-2014 02:36 PM
I have at least one Canon remote that I've used with my 7D's. Unfortunately, I don't have it with me, because today's shoot doesn't require it. So I can't give you the model number. (Models come and go anyway.) It has a shutter button that you can press halfway to activate auto-focussing, just like the button on the camera. But you do have to make sure that the camera has an IR sensor. On a Canon DSLR, look for it where the fingers of your right hand would cover it up; I think that's intentional, so that a spurious IR beam won't fire the shutter while you're taking hand-held shots. Also, check that the camera and the remote are compatible, e.g. that they agree on the frequencies of light that are to be used.
06-26-2014 06:55 AM
All of Canon's DSLR's now have IR remote. They started adding to it all their cameras as a way to remotely start/stop video.
You will also need some Wi-Fi capabiliy to get the image files onto a computer as well.