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Old July 2nd, 2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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EX1 remote not working -please help

Hi!

I am doing a stop motion animation today and got out my remote for the EX1. I had it working when the camera was new. I just changed to new batteries and I have enabled IR-remote on the camera but it is still not working. Have I forgotten something?!
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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When I tested the remote the limits were aprox. 15 feet from the camera at 0 to 25deg angle of inclination from the sensor axis. And of course every time you switch to media mode or power down the IR becomes disabled and you have to reenable it again on power up. I wonder if that's a bug.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 06:25 AM   #3
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When I tested my EX3 remote it become unreliable (at least with the zoom) at distances of less than about 2 m from the sensor.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Still no luck. Where exactly is the sensor anyway? Is there one in the back and one in the front?
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 12:55 PM   #5
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Remote works in front of the camera!
It seems it was designed for one person ENG crew where on camera talent needs to trigger camera. There's no sensor in back of the camera. I guess Sony wasn't thinking that maybe one might not want the camera shack when hitting record or record stop.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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Hi Ola,

If your remote does work if fired at the Cam's sensor, and you want to be behind the Cam using the remote, then consider seting up the " IR Remote through FiberOptic Cable to Cam" Mod.

With this Mod, you can be in any position with the Remote and opperate the Cam, because of the FiberOptic connection.

Check my posts for pics and explanation, been making and using this Mod for many years now, on my Sony and Canon Cams.

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Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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As has been said by others, the rmeote is awkward to use because you have to be in front of the camera. I never use the remote.

What I do is mount my hard-wired Bebob remote zoom controller to a c-stand near the camera. Then I can press the record button to capture a frame without any fear of bumping the camera. There's no chance of transmitting any movement through the cable if there's enough slack. Just a suggestion.
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