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What's New

April 2014 - CamRanger is now capable of controlling StackShot!

January 2014 - Don't want to build a Water Drop Stand? Check this out.

June 2013 - Check out the StopShot Studio - a 12 channel computer controlled version of StopShot

April 2013, Capture insects in flight with our new portable Insect Rig.

January 2013 - Check out our new Water Valve Mounting Bracket for multiple colored collisions

December 2012 - Introducing the Shutter Support System. Completely portable high speed.

October 2012 - Check out our latest one of a kind product - the High Speed Shutter - finally you can capture insects in flight.

August 2012 - Take your StackShot into the field with our new Controller Carrier Also works great with StopShot.

February 2012 - See our new web page on creating Three Drop Collisions with StopShot.

January 2012 - Check out our latest sensor the RangeIR. Designed for birds and wildlife.

Universal IR Camera Remote

Universal IR Camera Remote

The Universal IR remote was designed to give either StackShot or StopShot the capability to trigger your camera's shutter via its IR port. This remote can activate your camera's shutter from up to 10m (30ft) away. The button on the remote serves a couple of purposes: it will let you use the remote as a standard IR shutter release and it gives the user a method for programming the remote. The remote can be programmed for any IR enabled camera from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus or Pentax.

Several models of cameras do not have wired shutter releases but do provide remote triggering via the IR port. The Universal IR camera remote will allow the use of these cameras with StackShot. Other cameras have a wired release and no IR port so be sure to check your camera's owner's manual to determine what features your camera is equipped with.

Download the quick start programming guide .

The remote requires two AA batteries for operation (not included). To connect the Universal remote to StopShot or StackShot will require an RCA male to male patch cord (included).

Sony User's

We get a lot of questions about using the Universal IR remote with Sony cameras, specifically the NEX series and X7R. The universal IR remote will work fine with all of these cameras, in fact it is your only option for remote triggering your cameras. There is no wired shutter release ports on the NEX cameras and the X7R uses a Sony proprietary USB scheme to fire the camera.

Using the Universal IR Remote to Start and Stop Video Recording

The Universal IR remote can be used to start and stop video recording on Canon cameras that have video capability. Once the remote is programmed for this mode (see programming instructions in the quick start programming guide) the first activation of the remote will start the programming and the second will stop it. You can use either the button or an input from StopShot to start and stop the recording. Couple the remote with StopShot to allow triggered video capture.

Using the Universal IR remote with StopShot

StopShot is often used in high speed photography applications. In many of these high speed scenarios shutter lag is a concern. Shutter lag is the amount of time it takes your camera to respond once it is "commanded" to take the picture. All cameras take longer to respond to an IR command than they do to a direct shutter button press or a wired remote. So, if shutter lag is a concern for your shot the IR remote may not be the best choice.

View the Universal IR Remote in the store.