Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

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Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by avr » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:10 pm

Some time ago i was looking a wireless remote on/off switch for my canon 1014 camera. After some investigation i found this device:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tsupported

I purchased it (very inexpensive) and "voila" it works on super 8 (single 8 ) cameras with the common 2,5 mm mini jack (like my Canon 1014 XLS)

I post some pics of the device attached to the camera. Very useful to me.

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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by RichardB » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:34 pm

Thats really cool, thanks for sharing! Do you have to hold the button down, or can you set it to lock it in running unless pushed again (ie like the RL on the XL-S' trigger)?
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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by vidwerk » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:04 pm

Very cool indeed.
Just picked one up for myself.

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Post by avr » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:18 am

RichardB wrote:Thats really cool, thanks for sharing! Do you have to hold the button down, or can you set it to lock it in running unless pushed again (ie like the RL on the XL-S' trigger)?
Hi, if you press the button for three or more seconds and then release the button, the camera runs until you hold the button again. If you press it less than three sec. the camera stop when the button is released.

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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by avr » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:06 pm

It works with Nizo professional too. I asume it will work with Nizo 801, 800, etc
You can see in the pic a Nizo professional with remote on/off and angle viewfinder

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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by Jim Carlile » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:54 am

It's just an on-off switch. That's how they work-- most S8 cameras do this (after about 1970), the ones that lack the old-fashioned wire remote.

There's always a voltage on one of the internal leads to the jack. When you plug the remote cord in and power up the camera, if the switch is on, it will complete the circuit to a solenoid (or logic gates), which triggers the camera. Power off and the camera stops. The polarity doesn't matter on these cords.

The voltage is also very low, which means you can run a remote line for hundreds of feet. It's easy to make one of these, and they can be used with most cameras. Some later cameras just need a single voltage pulse to start, like a push button, but a regular switch will work the same.

Earlier S8 cameras actually powered through these leads, which meant remote control relied upon a separate battery pack with a switch. They don't work the same way.

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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by RichardB » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:56 pm

Got mine, works really smoothly!

Did you have to take off a small screw on the camera's hotshoe to fit it on the 814XLS? Mine seems to be obstructed by one when trying to slot it on.
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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by ababala » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:43 am

So would any 2.5mm Wired Remote work on my Canon 1014 XL S

For instance, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wired-Remote-2- ... 4897.l4275

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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by ababala » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:44 am

So would any 2.5mm Wired Remote work on my Canon 1014 XL S?

For instance, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wired-Remote-2- ... 4897.l4275

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Re: Wireless remote trigger for super 8, single 8 cameras

Post by Maurizio Di Cintio » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:46 am

Yes.

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