Triggertrap's new Redsnap modular camera triggering system is designed for high-speed photography.

Triggertrap, makers of several camera triggering tools, have a new solution for trigger-happy photographers. Redsnap is a modular triggering system that starts with the Redsnap base block to which you can add sensor blocks, each designed for a different kind of photography. Its creators are currently gathering support via a Kickstarter campaign and hope to begin delivery by May of 2014.

The Redsnap base block performs several camera trigger functions ...
... which can be further expanded with add-on sensor blocks.

The Redsnap base block has three outputs to hook up three cameras, three flashes, or a combination of both. It also works with the Triggertrap Mobile iOS and Android apps, which offer 14 additional triggering functions. The Redsnap base block will perform several camera triggering functions: 

  • Timelapses: two AA batteries can power a month-long timelapse
  • TimeWarp: timelapses with acceleration
  • Long exposure HDR with the choice of intervals from 1/3 to 2 EV steps, and up to 19 bracketed exposures per HDR set
  • Star trail mode captures a series of long exposure shots for low-noise star trail, meteor or fireworks photos

The Redsnap system will initially offer four different sensor blocks that can be used with the base block, here's how Triggertrap describes each: 

  • High-speed laser sensor: With a reaction time of less than 60 microseconds, a typical bullet only has the time to fly 24 millimeters before your flash captures the bullet in flight – think about that!
  • High-speed sound sensor: The sound sensor allows you to capture popping balloons, things smashing, and all manner of other cool destructive projects. Let your imagination be the limit!
  • High-speed light sensor: Forget missing the photo of the great lightning strike, the high-speed light sensor stays on the lookout for you. 
  • Passive Infrared Sensor: Think "burglar alarm"; the Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor doesn’t use a beam (hence the "passive" thing), so it’s completely invisible — perfect for capturing sneaky photos whenever the sensor detects movement.

The Redsnap system will allow for simultaneous use of multiple sensor blocks; for example, you could set up a camera to be triggered by both sound and light.

Learn more about Redsnap and see more examples of the system in action on Kickstarter.