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Author Topic: Remote joystick  (Read 3654 times)

tsbanking

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Remote joystick
« on: December 09, 2014, 06:22:41 PM »
Hi guys, I searched but couldn't find the answer.
Is there a way to remotely control joystick of 5d mark II?
Im trying to use "follow focus" function of ML and want to be able to control focus without touching the camera.
Found bunch of remotes that trigger shutter, but nothing that controls joystick function…
Thanks.

tsbanking

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Re: Remote joystick
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 08:56:16 PM »
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I guess its not possible then.

TequilaKez

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Re: Remote joystick
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 02:45:14 AM »
Theoretically, any function supported by EOS utility could be controlled over the USB port if you got busy with an Arduino or similar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr_gNl3NzK8), otherwise the only external inputs you have access to are half shutter and full shutter press via the remote cable, (+ face sensor and audio trigger) so the magic lantern features can only be controlled by those.

tsbanking

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Re: Remote joystick
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 03:54:21 PM »
Thanks for you reply. I'll look into it.

rawvideo

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Re: Remote joystick
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 02:19:42 PM »
http://www.manfrotto.com/clamp-on-electronic-remote-control-for-canon-hdslrs-mvr911eccn

That doesnt control the joystick but you control focus directly with this via USB cable. Works fine during ML usage.

Or if you have more than one hand free, this seems nice too: http://www.aputure.com/blog/2012/08/15/introducing-v-control-usb-follow-focus/
« Last Edit: January 01, 2015, 02:22:08 PM by rawvideo »

johannsebastianbach

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Re: Remote joystick
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 02:01:05 AM »
Just found this here, a battery grip with a remote control. Might be used with the left/right/up/down buttons to control ML focus pull?  :)

« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 02:02:37 AM by johannsebastianbach »