Using a remote camera lets you explore creativity and expand photographic coverage in unique ways. On location, remote cameras can be where you physically can’t. Get shots no one else can by firing a remote camera at the same time you fire your main body. Two images, two perspectives, one photographer! In the studio, get out from behind the lens and really connect with your subjects.
How to Use:
Connect the 13377-S Remote Camera Cable to your camera’s remote port and a receiving PocketWizard radio. Trigger your remote camera by either pressing test on a handheld PocketWizard. You can also trigger a remote camera directly from your handheld camera’s shutter button. Attach the transmitting PocketWizard to your handheld camera’ s hot shoe or connected to the camera’s PC port.
If you are triggering from a handheld Sony camera with a PocketWizard in the hot shoe to a remote camera, especially if you wish to use electronic shutter, you should use the S-VPR1-ACC Remote Camera Cable on the handheld camera. For a remote Sony camera, you can use either the S-VPR1-ACC, the 13377-S, or the 13369-S.
Half press / Pre Trigger Options:
Enabling half press pre triggers the camera. This means the remote camera will be pre triggered when half press is enabled, just like you are half pressing the shutter button directly on the remote camera itself. It will focus and confirm exposure. The advantage of the half press feature is that your camera will respond to the actual trigger signal faster, as it should be completely ready to take the photo as soon as it gets the signal to fire. Half press is available “on demand” with some PocketWizard radios as a feature. Continuous half press is available to all PocketWizard radios if you add a PTMM cable. Please see below for details:
Plus III: Using a hand held transmitting radio: half press the test button on the radio in your hand to pre trigger your remote camera, then press all the way to take the photo. If you are shooting from a handheld camera with a hot shoe mounted transmitting radio, use a remote camera cable on both the transmitting and receiving PocketWizard radios to enable pre triggering for the remote camera. When you half press the shutter button of the camera in your hand, the remote Plus III should pre trigger the remote camera at the same time.
Note: set the transmitting PocketWizard to Tx Only for this setup for best results.
Plus IV: The Plus IV can receive a half press signal from a transmitting Plus III but cannot send one. See above for details about how half press works.
MultiMAX: You can pre trigger a remote camera using the MultiMAX radios by enabling or disabling their zones. This feature works when using the -ACC port on the MultiMAX units, without the MSMM adapter. It is not available on older MultiMAX radios that only have a top port.
The PTMM adapter can be added to any setup to enable constant pre triggering. It is an adapter that connects to the remote camera cable and has a box with a switch. When you turn it “on”, the camera will be constantly pre triggered. When it is “off”, the camera will fire after confirming focus and exposure. The camera will respond much more quickly but will use more battery power.
FlexTT5, FlexTT6, Plus II, Plus Receiver, MultiMAX without -ACC ports: half press / pre trigger is only available on these units by adding the PTMM adapter.
PocketWizard older Plus, Plus II, MultiMAX radios using top sync port
NOTE: For Plus III, Plus IV, and MultiMAX (with USB) transceivers, FlexTT5, and FlexTT6 radios, compatibility is not guaranteed. You may need to use an MSMM adapter. If the camera sleeps, the remote radio may lock up. You can change the sleep timer in the camera to stay awake for up to 30 minutes.
For Sony’s Alpha cameras and others with Sony’s multi/micro USB port.
NOTE: For most mirrorless cameras, if you wish to use the electronic shutter and are shooting from a hand held Sony camera, you will need to use the S-VPR1-ACC remote camera cable on the transmitting camera and radio, as well as a remote camera cable on the remote camera and radio setup.
From 1/8″ (3.5 mm) stereo miniphone to Sony’s multi/micro USB port
Cable Length: 3′ (91 cm) straight.