The smart way to trigger your camera using light, sound and motion!
An unique motion capture system that is affordable! The TriggerSmart is designed to easily capture images using many different ways to trigger a camera using Sound, Light Intensity Increase, Infra-Red Beam Breaking and Movement. A great variety of stills and video cameras can be used, digital as well as film based cameras.
Exploding Glass Colours
TriggerSmart was used in the Sound Trigger mode set off by the sound of the air rifle that was used to shoot the glass.
The sophisticated TriggerSmart is designed for use by stills or video imagemakers to facilitate the capture of images that would normally be very difficult or impossible to achieve. This system offers a simple and affordable way of triggering cameras by the use of various sensors for the detection of sound, sudden light intensity increase or the interruption of an Infra-Red beam.
The Hungry Squirrel
The TriggerSmart was used in the IR Beam Breaking mode. The squirrel moving through an IR beam fired the camera.
An additional "Tilt-Sensor Switch" will detect movement, adding yet another dimension to this extraordinary trigger system.
The abilities of all the sensors are controlled and enhanced by the MCT-1 control unit. It is used to adjust sensitivity and introduce delays in triggering the camera. Single exposure or continuous shooting over given time spans can be chosen.
The TriggerSmart was used with the Light Intensity Sensor.
Contains the MCT-1 Controller, IR/LIS Receiver, IR Transmitter & Sound Sensor, two Mini Tripods, two control cables, one trigger cable and 2 degree baffle.
The MCT-1 Control Unit. The heart of the system. It connects to all sensors and cameras, allows fine tuning of trigger delay, sensitivity and shooting sequence. Battery or mains powered.
IR Receiver or Light Intensity Sensor. Infra- Red Receiver or Light Intensity Sensor. (Incl. two degree baffle.)
Infra-Red Transmitter & Sound Sensor. Transmits an IR light beam or reacts to a sudden increase in sound.
Infra-Red Transmitter. A battery powered independent IR light sensor (not included in kit).
Tilt Sensor coming soon!
Selectable for 5ms (1/200 sec.) to 5 seconds
Short delay 1ms (1/1000 sec.) to 100ms (1/10 sec.) – Long delay 1000ms (1/10 sec.) to 10 seconds.
Manual, auto 1 shot, auto re-arm.
Flash, infra-red beam, sound.
Range 20cm to 2m. Wavelength 850 nm.8 degrees or 2 degrees with focal baffle.
Range 1 to 1500 lumens. Sensitivity 10 lumens.
Microphone sensitivity frequency response 50 to 5000 Hz.
x3 open collector (x2 trigger, x1 focus). 50 v DC max at 100 milliamps.
x4 AA batteries, high power type, non-rechargeable – AC to low voltage PSU 6 to 9 VDC at 100 milliamps. MP1 Mains unit recommended.
About 40 milliamps. When IR TX module is connected this rises to 80 milliamps.
Controller – (W)19cm x (D)14cm x (H)5cm Sensors (W)7.5cm x (D)5cm x (H)2.6cm.
0 to 35 degrees C (operating). -10 to 50 degrees C (non-operating).
Connection to camera: Many cameras will connect to the TriggerSmart MCT-1 with the cable provided in the kit. Some cameras will need other dedicated cable connections. Please see the instruction book for further details, or contact us with any questions.