TPB #18 – Faster Triggering

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In this episode I talk about the new digital read feature in Camera Axe software that significantly reduces lag introduced with the Camera Axe.

The old method of analog reads took around 220 us and the new digital reads take around 70 us. Both of those are fast enough for most use cases, but the digital reads might help in certain cases.

You can get the new beta Camera Axe software with these changes here.

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TPB #17 – Clip Sensor

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This week I discuss the clip sensor. This is a very versatile sensor has two alligator clips and detects open or short circuits. In this video I show how to make a pressure sensor with some tinfoil, wire in a nice manual switch, and make a tripwire.

The schematics and parts list for this sensor are here, or you can buy is from the Camera Axe Store.

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TPB #16 – Camera Axe Motor Sensor Contest

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With this competition I’m focusing community attention on getting better motor controller support into the Camera Axe 5 sooner, while rewarding the winner with some free hardware. I now have a working Camera Axe motor sensor prototype and I’m looking for help making it more useful for photographers. Why would you want to connect one or two motors to the Camera Axe? Well, this would let you control a pan/tilt head and ...

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TPB #15 – Camera Shutter Sync Sensor

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In this episode I explain what the Camera Shutter Sync Sensor can do with the Camera Axe.

One use is to alternate between two banks of flashes on each shot. This has a few potential uses. For example each bank of flashes could be setup to give different lighting to the scene. Then with two rapid shot you get the same pose with two different lighting effects. Another example would be ...

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