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, Christian Bloch <Blochi@...> wrote:
> Oh wow, that sounds awesome.
> Does the picture snap cause a synchronized restart of the video, or do you still have to manually align the clips?
You still have to manually align the clips (so you need a clapper or equivalent if there is no fast action in the frames.)
Erik Krause says
> The Canon RC-1 IR release can start video directly in one position of
the switch. It should start two cameras as well...
Yes it does I would think but not in frame perfect sync I understand.
I did some more testing today. I link the two 5Ds with two spliced cable releases which are themselves spliced to the socket end of a Canon extension cable. So I can plug in a intervalometer shutter release or a wireless receiver into that. So the latter was what I was checking today. And that works too with the fire a synced still after starting both videos method -- video sync was excellent on the video-capture stereo panorama tests I was doing. Before, to shoot the sychronizing still shot for this video sync method, I was just manually pressing the shutter release on one camera, which fires the other via the spliced releases.
In the original article they specify a quite specific hardware configuration needed for this to work, lenses on manual focus, same fireware etc, and that is what I have been following except for their use of Pocket Wizards to fire the synced still.