TriggerSmart is designed for use by both professional and amateur photographers alike. It offers a way of remotely capturing digital still and motion images. The camera is activated by the use of sensors that trigger the camera on the detection of sound, light or on the interruption of an infrared beam.
The basic TriggerSmart kit
The TriggerSmart MCT-1 controller is the heart of the system that allows the user to have complete control of the sensitivity of the sensors to obtain optimum performance. A delay may be introduced between the device sensing an input and the camera triggering to ensure that the object is captured at the correct time. A variable trigger timer can be used to capture a single shot or multiple events by activating the camera. It is possible to use the sports mode on the camera, thus taking a number of successive shots for the length of time chosen. Various other modes can be set for single shot, random events or to keep the lens open for a specific time when the camera is set to ‘B’ OR ‘BULB’ exposure.
The control unit has an output that is connected to the camera trigger and focus. It also has a second output channel to control multiple pieces of equipment such as additional cameras, flash units, etc.
Two Multi-mode sensor modules are supplied in the kit complete with mini-tripods. The sensors incorporate:
Sound which is used to detect any sharp sound, such as an impact or the sound of breaking glass..
The light intensity (LIS) is used at night or in low light situations to trigger the camera on the detection of a rapid change in ambient light levels, such as the detection of fireworks exploding or lightning flashes.
Infrared beams Two units are needed for this operation. The infrared transmitter module sends a narrow infrared beam that is detected, at a distance of up to 2m, by the infrared receiver module. If the beam is broken by an object or animal passing through it, the camera is triggered. The beam can detect very small objects moving at speed.
The MCT-1 is powered by 4 x AA batteries or it may be connected to a mains powered low voltage supply such as MP-1 power supply.
Lots of exciting accessories are available. See below for the whole product range.
TriggerSmart product range list
Please contact your local supplier for up to date stock lists. To view more information on accessories and confgurations click here.
|| Trigger Smart Kit , includes: 1 x Controller, 1 x IR/LIS receiver, 1 x IR transmitter & sound sensor, 1 x 3 m cable, 1 x 5 m cable, 1 x 3 m camera connection cable, 2 x mini tripod, 1 x two degree baffle and instruction booklet
|| Wildlife Kit, used in conjunction with the TSMCT-1 kit: includes one IR transmitter, one IR Receiver, four Stakepods, four weather resistant covers, one alignment aid, one 2 degree baffle and two cable anchors
|| Tilt Sensor , triggers camera when tilted by more than 5 degree (can be fine-tuned to be more sensitive)
|| IR transmitter , battery powered
|| IR transmitter & Sound Sensor (as supplied in TSMCT-1 Kit)
|| IR Receiver & Light Sensor (as supplied in TSMCT-1 kit)
|| IR transmitter , IR only (as supplied in TSWL-1 Kit)
|| IR receiver , IR only (as supplied in TSWL-1 Kit)
|| Alignment Aid for IR beam
|| Stake Pod , ground-spike with ¼ thread
|| Cable Anchor, pair off
|| Weather Proof Protectors , Set of two for all sensor units
|| AC power supply for MCT-1 controller 100-240V
|| 5 M camera trigger extension cable, 2.5mm
|| 5 m sensor cable. 3.5mm (as supplied in Kit)
|| 2 m sensor cable, 3.5 mm
|| 3 m camera cable, 2.5 mm (as supplied in Kit) this cable fits many cameras, see list in instruction booklet or visit website. This cable can also be used as an extension cable for the CF series adaptors listed below
|| 3 m sensor cable, 3.5 mm (as supplied in Kit)
|| Spare Controller MCT-1
|| Mini Tripod
|| Spare focus baffle 2 degree
|| Camera cables and adaptors
|| For Canon EOS 30/33/50/60D/300/300D/DIGITAL REBEL/350D (XT)/400D (XTi)/450D (XSi)/500D (T1)/550D (T2i)/ CONTAX N/645 PENTAX K110D/K200D/K10D/K20D/*istDS/DS2/DL/D SAMSUNG GX-1S/GX-1L/GX-10/GX-20
|| for Canon EOS 1V, 3, 1D, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 7D
|| for Nikon D70s, D80
|| for Nikon N90s, F5, F6, F100, F90X, D1, D1H, D1X, D2, D3, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D200, D300, D700
Fuji S3 Pro, S5 Pro
|| for Nikon D90, D5000, D7000
|| for Sony A100, A200, A300, A350, A700, A900 and Minolta Dynax 7D, 5D, 9, 7, 5, 4, 3, 807si, 800si, 700si, 600si, 505si
|| for Olympus E520, E510, E420, E410, E400, SP-570 UZ, SP-560UZ, SP-550 UZ, SP-510 UZ
|| 2.5 mm joiner (to join 2 x 2.5 mm male jacks) to join TSCW-1 and CF series adaptors
|| 3.5 mm joiner (to join 2 x 3.5 mm male jacks)
|| 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm adapter (to join one 3.5 mm and one 2.5 mm male jacks)
Click here to see a detailed specification of each trigger adapter cable
- Trigger time - 1/200 sec. to 8 seconds
- Delay time - Short delay 1/1000 sec.to 1/10 sec / Long delay 1/10 sec. to 10 seconds.
- Trigger modes - Manual, auto 1 shot, auto re-arm
- Focus activation - Manual
- Sensor modes - light, infrared beam, sound
- IR beam - Range 30cm to 2m. Wavelength 850nm
- Flash intensity sensor - Range 0 to ~1500 lumens. Sensitivity 20 lumens.
- Sound response - frequency response 50 to 5000 Hz at 3db
- Waterproof - IP53 (Dust protected and water spray resistant)
- Sensor Mounting - 1/4 UNC thread (standard tripod thread)
- Trigger outputs - 2 x trigger, 1 x focus. Closed contact to trigger
- Size - Controller - (W)19cm x (D)14cm x (H)5cm
- Sensors - (W)7.5cm x (D)5cm x (H)2.6cm
- Weight - Controller 492g. Sensors 50g. Tripods 30g.
- Temperature - 0 - 35ºC (operating), -10 to 50ºC (non-operating)
- Shock - 10 Newtons
The TriggerSmart wildlife kit
Many photographers want to capture wildlife images. Whilst the basic kit is capable of doing this, there are a few extra items which will enhance the operation, see our accessories PDF for more information.
The kit comprises of:
Click here to view more information on all accessories.
- Infrared receiver
- Infrared transmitter
- Set of cables
- Cable anchors
- Weather resistant covers
- Beam alignment aid