In this video I tell you some information about the Camera Axe’s motion sensor. Then we take it outside so it can automatically take photos of the birds flying to a bird feeder.
In this video I show how to connect four valve sensors to the Camera Axe. It requires new software and a new cable. The software is linked below. The new cable is in the store below, but it is also very easy to make. I forgot to mention this in the video, but all you need to make the cable is a stereo splitter 3.5 mm cable. Then in one ...Continue Reading →
In this week’s video I talk about using a motion/distance sensor with the Camera Axe to automatically take photos of people running a race. The sensor will detect a person running past and then trigger the camera. In this video I go over the Camera Axe setting, camera Settings, and then do an example run (pun intended).
I found this use of the motion sensor to work very well. I expect it would ...Continue Reading →
In this week’s video I look at the lag introduced by using a master flash to optically trigger a slave flash. Then I look at this extra lag and see how that would impact some common high speed photography cases like photographing a moving bullet and water droplets.Continue Reading →
This video shows the new and improved valve sensor I’ve been working on for the Camera Axe. In the video I demonstrate how to setup the software to take a photo of colliding drops.
A big thanks to Dave, Ric, and Ernie for helping me test and come up with ideas on how to improve this sensor. Thanks guys!Continue Reading →
This week’s video is about cases for the Camera Axe 5 Shield. I show a few different cases that people in the Camera Axe community have made and discuss some of the things to consider when making a case. If you have made your own case and have pictures online please post a link to it in the comments.Continue Reading →
This video shows how to use the Intervalometer menu on the Camera Axe to take timelapse photos. The Camera Axe has start delay, interval time, number of shots, bulb time, HDR support, and mirror lockup. This is one of the most powerful intervalometers I’ve seen. If people have ideas about ways to make the intervalometer better let me know.
I use Quicktime Pro to turn the photos into a movie. I’ll probably ...Continue Reading →
This video is about measuring the lag between when a flash is triggered and when light is emitted from that flash. I show the setup I’m using to measure this and then I measure this flash lag for a Yongnuo YN460, Canon 580EX, and a Canon 580EXII. I found the flash lag to be around 50-60 microseconds which is 1000x faster than your typical shutter lag.
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