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Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

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.

 

Thank you.

 

Aric Attas

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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

What kind of camera do you have? You just want to turn it on/off or do you want to take photo? There are ways to take photo remotely.
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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

Hi AricAttas!

 

To have a better understanding of your issue, please let everyone know what model camera you are using. That way, community will be able to assist you with suggestions appropriate for your product.

 

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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

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!!!

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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

Thanks for your questions. Please see my answer to Crista.

 

I appreciate your help!

 

Aric

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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

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.

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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

Very interesting idea! Which IR remote did you have in mind?

 

Thanks for your time!

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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

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.

Bob
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Thanks for the tips! I appreciate it. Hope your shoot goes well today!
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Re: Is there a way to turn the camera on and off remotely?

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. 

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