The CamFi Pro promises blazing-fast wireless photo transfer
CamFi has launched the CamFi Pro, a souped-up version of its wireless remote controller that can allegedly transfer your photos at a rate of up to 10Mbps between the camera and a secondary device such as a laptop or smartphone. This, according to CamFi, will make the Pro "the fastest wireless camera controller in the world."
The new device uses 5.8GHz communications to move data more quickly than usual, making it possible to stream video in addition to sending larger files and sequences far more quickly. The idea is that users can transfer images directly to a computer or tablet as they are shot without tethering or relying on the slow transfer rates of most cameras' built-in Wi-Fi systems.
The CamFi Pro will work with a range of Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras, and will allow users the choice to transmit Raw and JPEG files simultaneously, or send one type over Wi-Fi and save the other to the camera’s memory card.
Additional features include the ability to control the settings of a single camera while simultaneously triggering multiple cameras in sequence to create ‘time slice’ effects; support for HDR image capture (read: bracketing), focus stacking, and timelapse videos; and an Auto Print mode that lets the photographer send files straight to a printer via the CamFi Matrix software—ideal for providing high-quality prints on the fly while shooting events.
The company is raising funding via Indiegogo, and needs $5,000 to make the project viable. Prices start from $200 for backers, after which the cost is expected to raise to $300, so supporters of the campaign get a pretty sizable discount.
CamFi will launch the fastest wireless camera controller in the world
GUANGDONG , China – November 30, 2017 – CamFi, maker of wireless controllers for digital cameras, today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the fastest wireless camera controller, CamFi Pro. CamFi Pro uses the 802.11ac protocol to transfer the photo from the camera. It can offer Wi-Fi transfer speeds up to 866Mbps. Tests show it can reach speeds of 10M bytes per second in reality, two to three times faster than most built-in Wi-Fi cameras and 2.4G Hz wireless camera controllers.
CamFi Pro supports most of Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. And it will be the only 5.8G wireless tether solution for Sony cameras in current market.
“Speed is a big problem for current Wi-Fi products. It limits the productivity of the professional photographers.” Said Mark Ma, CEO of CamFi. “CamFi Pro is going to use new technology to solve this challenge.”
CamFi Pro takes two to three seconds to transfer a raw photo with a size of 20 megabytes. It supports auto view mode, which enables the client device to receive the photos in real time when the photographer is taking the photo. Selective transfer is also supported. The photographer can send only JPEGs to the client device and keep the raw photos on SD card.
By using 5.8G band, the device effectively avoids Wi-Fi interference. This is suitable for professional photographers covering events and meetings. The live view works smoothly for high transfer speed, making it effective for recording the video as well.
CamFi Pro also supports timelapse, HDR, focus stacking and multiple camera control. The photographer can use one computer to control multiple cameras to shoot and transfer the photos back. It can be applied for bullet - time effect and 3D modelling.
It can be controlled from Android and iOS mobile devices as well as PCs and Apple computers. Backers of CamFi Pro will be the first to receive the product. Delivery is expected for February, 2018. More information, including a full list of compatible cameras, can be found on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/camfi-pro-the-fastest-wireless-camera-controller#/
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