CamsFormer is a programmable smartphone trigger for DSLRs
We have seen a number of smartphone-controlled camera trigger devices enter the market in the last three years or so and it seems we will soon have another, very feature-rich, option if the CamsFormer Kickstarter campaign is successful. Given it has already reached almost 75% of its $7000 funding goal at 57 days to go we can assume it will be.
CamsFormer plugs into the USB and cable release port of your camera or flash and is controlled wirelessly from a smartphone and tablet. It can trigger up to two cameras and two flashes using built-in sensors and allows you to remotely view and change a range of shooting parameters on your camera. You can also view the camera's live view image on your smart device, use time-lapse and intervalometer functions and even use a scripting-language to program your own customized triggering rules.
Built in sensors include light, laser, lightening, sound, and motion and you can expand the feature set by attaching a range of external sensors, such as temperature, pressure, touch or ultrasonic. In addition CamsFormer is capable of wirelessly controlling a motorized 3-axis pan, tilt, zoom head, allowing you to move your camera remotely or via a scripted procedure.
Smartphones or tablets are connected to CamsFormer via the latter's own Wi-Fi network, so no Wi-Fi or wireless connection has to be available at your shooting location. Shipping is expected to start in June 2015 and backing options start at $149. Have a look at the project's Kickstarter page for further info and a video that shows the CamsFormer in use.
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