Wireless Pan/Tilt

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The MDRP360 wireless pan/tilt mechanism for still or video cameras has an optional wireless remote and onboard video transmitters to show camera views up to 300’ away. It is designed to work with most cameras: small digital compacts through fully professional DSLRs and is capable of automatically capturing up to 72 precisely aligned images per rotation for panoramas or giga-pixel scenes (supports panoramas of more than 1,000 images).

A control cable connects the pan/tilt mechanism to your camera. This allows the included remote to fire the camera and perform the other control functions. It includes wireless remote control and video transmission with full 360 degree pan rotation. An internal transmitter sends wireless audio/video to remote monitors when used with camera that include live-view capability.

Comprehensive camera control—Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, and Fire can be used simultaneously. Exposure bracketing from 1 to 9 levels per capture with simple indicators that show battery level, transmitter channel, shot status, focus, fire, and remote control activity.

It includes AV and control cables for different cameras, Infra Red support module, spare remotes, portrait bracket and USB system interface module. Other accessories for the MDRP360 will follow soon.

Finding a good point and shoot with with a minijack remote remote shutter input is the tricky bit. Apparently the Canon G10, G11 and G12 will work with the RS60-E3 remote or an interval timer.

Breeze System’s PSRemote can remotely control Canon’s SX-30 35x zoom from your computer. Wireless USB might take the place of cables.

DSLR Camera Remote HD is US$49.99 from Apple’s App Store. Just connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer and you can instantly adjust its settings, fire the shutter, review images, get a live viewfinder preview, even start video recording using your iPad. It will remotely fire & control a Canon or Nikon DSLR like a Canon 60D or Nikon D7000. A free version can fire the shutter. The camera must be attached to a laptop, however.

The Eye-Fi direct mode connects an Eye-Fi equipped camera to a mobile device like an Eye-Fi iPhone app or laptop even when there is no wireless router around.

The Shuttersnitch app can connect to the Eye-fi card through a battery operated MiFi device but the new direct mode eliminates the need for a hotspot.

ShutterSnitch is a US$7.99 app that receives and displays pictures wirelessly on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, moments after they’re shot using an Eye-Fi card on your camera.

Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK) is handy for time lapse videos.

Google has developed a pretty slick looking video editor for Android 3.0 Honeycomb called Movie Studio. It’s expected to ship with the Motorola XOOM and other upcoming Honeycomb tablets. With it, people can combine still images and videos and share them online. You can add musical soundtracks, fade to black, and add effects like the Ken Burns-style panning.

But that’s not much help if you’re looking for a way to edit videos on your smartphone running Android 2.x. Fortunately, it looks like Samsung has a new video editor designed to run on Samsung phones running Android 2.2 and up.

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Posted by Sam Churchill on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 12:34 pm .

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