Motion Control

Using the LRT PRO Timer together with motion control devices

When shooting timelapses from a slider and/or pan-tilt head, the camera usually will be triggered by the motion controller. In most cases however, you could also use the LRT PRO Timer to trigger the whole setup to take advantage from his features, like interval ramping for example.

The only requirement for this is that your motion controller supports “slave mode”, that means, it can be externally triggered. Currently, this is the case for Emotimo devices (including Spectrum), the NMX from Dynamic Perception, the Pine Controller from Black Forest Motion and others.

  • Connect the release camera-port of the LRTimelapse PRO Timer with a TRS-cable (2.5mm trs on both ends) (Amazon.com, Amazon.de) with the Aux-input of the motion controller.
  • Next, connect the camera port of the motion controller to your camera using the standard release cable.
    You could also use one of the camera ports of the LRT PRO Timer to trigger the camera and the other on to trigger the controller.
  • Now activate the slave mode on your controller.
    • For the NMX you press the blue button of the controller three times quickly.
    • For the Emotimo Spectrum, you just put the controller in pause mode after having programmed it to enable slave.
    • For the Pine Controller just set “Slave” when configuring the interval.

When in slave mode, the controller will wait for an external trigger before triggering a move. The trigger will be coming from the LRT PRO Timer. In that way, you can use all options of your new LRT PRO Timer, also while capturing pictures with motion control.

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