These are the world's first true electronic HDSLR remote controls. By interfacing with camera and lens firmware directly, these two units promise real innovation in the field of HDSLR filming: they circumvent the need for any physical interface between follow-focus equipment and the camera lens, and instead wire directly into the camera body to use the internal focus control systems. The advantages are obvious: lenses can be swapped easily without extra hardware or adjustment, nothing jolts the camera unexpectedly during follow-focus, one-man camera operation is easier, and control at a distance is as simple as extending the cable between the camera and the remote.
By interfacing with the camera's protocols, not only focus control operation as in- and out- focus point pre-sets, one-touch auto-focus and focusing speed can be managed by the remote control unit... many other camera functions can also be operated, including record start and stop, photo/video switching and shutter release, live view, digital zoom, aperture and exposure, iSO settings and more besides, depending on the version.
There are two models of remote control: a basic, compact clamp version, and a deluxe joystick control with built-in LCD screen. Differences aside, both models are perfectly integrated into the SYMPLA system, fitting comfortably on (or in place of) an Adjustable Handle and allowing fingertip control of key camera functions without moving the hand from the grips, in turn making support more stable and secure. both models are also future-proof, with USB connections to allow occasional firmware upgrades. The USB connection is also what plugs into the HDSLR camera body in order to command it.
HDSLR CLAMP-ON REMOTE CONTROL
By interfacing directly with camera protocol via USB, the clamp-on electronic remote allows focus operations and main camera functions to be controlled from an extremely compact unit that attaches to a SYMPLA grip or other bar/pipe, remotely and without direct contact with the camera lens. This means lenses can be swapped easily without adjustment, camera movement is reduced to a minimum, and one-man camera operation is easier. In- and out- focus points and focusing speed can be set, auto-focus used, recording started and stopped, still images taken, and more besides. Fingertip control of key camera functions without moving the hand from the SYMPLA handles makes support more stable and secure.
3-step, ultra-precise focus speed
Fixed or variable focus control modes
Customizable focus speed limit
Focus Memory settings
Live View control
Auto Focus control
Live View Digital Zoom control
Video recording start/stop
Photo shutter release
Remote control battery status
Customizable focus direction
Video and Photo LED
Clamp fits the spacer supplied with SYMPLA Adjustable Handles, or round tubes/pipes/bars/pan bars between 12mm (0.47") and 23mm (0.90") in diameter
HDSLR DELUXE REMOTE CONTROL
The Deluxe Remote Control is designed to be used as one of the hand grips of a SYMPLA shoulder support, where it means that a single camera operator can properly support the weight of the camera and rig to ensure smooth, accurate framing and movement, while also controlling all camera functions, without removing either hand from the rig. The Deluxe version can also be used hand-held and away from the camera and its support, it can be attached to video head pan bars or set up in any number of alternative configurations.it electronically controls focus and both main and advanced camera operations and settings. The LCD screen on Manfrotto's Deluxe version remote relays general information from the camera, such as battery charge level, white balance temperature and memory card status – especially useful if the camera's on-body screen is inaccessible.