Need a double shutter release method

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    barrykap New Member

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    Hi all.

    I have two almost identical hi-res cameras, Sony RX100VI and RX100VII

    I have made a stereo mount which holds both cameras at varying distances apart which I adjust according to the subject distance. It all works fine for me to take fairly accurate stereo pairs for further manipulation in stereomaker.

    However, I am having to press both shutters manually, perhaps just a little too long between to avoid the breeze moving trees and of course camera shake etc. So I would like to have instantaneous release of both shutters maybe using some kind of commercially available release gadget. Does anyone know one that will work with these cameras? ie I need to just press one button to fire both cameras and because they are very close together and are also very close to myself I don't really need any complicated radio-control. Is there a simple cabled solution? Any suggestion welcome.

    Many thanks.

    Barry
     
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    I've gone for a hahnel Captur set with an additional receiver for the second camera.
     
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    Sounds like you have sorted it. I was going to suggest two of the robot button pushers you can get from Amazon.

    What type of videos or photos are you taking and what are you viewing them on if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Yes I have one receiver so far. waiting for the other transmitter/receiver set to arrive. I have two Sony A7's too so they will be useful for those too. I used to take a lot of stereo pairs using the one-camera-shifted method and with 35mm slide film, viewing in two hand-held slide viewers but of course never got two exactly the same time shots. Take mainly landscapes (close distance) but can now experiment with more subjects with the intended setup in digital. I view these in various ways at the moment, via anaglyph glasses or by 'raw side-by-side' viewing. And am currently working on using a VR headset with my phone to view them. All a bit experimental at the moment. Not many people do stereo work so be interested to share experiences with anyone on this forum.
     
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    I loved what is now real3d (Sory bit of a nube) since seeing captain neo at Disney land in 1994.
    I had to wait for colour 3d at home so.realy don't want to let it go without some fight. I think the issues are that a lot of kit was rubbish and the industry over did it a bit then under sold it along with people that couldn't see the difference.

    Have you been able to move the I think it's called the parallel point so the items in the picture have pop out parts?
    I am really interested in moving the images slightly forward if the screen nit pop out so it's in your face but so the picture extends beyond just depth.
    I believe to do this correctly you have to take many shots at different focal lengths then use Adobe to combine them. So when you look at the image anything you look at isn't blurry. Well unless you want it to be.

    There's another person on here called Toast that is experimenting with two go pros to do video hopefully they will join the conversation.

    There is not many people around the forum at the moment but I'm sure avatar has interested a few that didn't experience it because they were too young.

    Glad you found the forum hopefully it'll come back alive!

    What software are you using to compile your images (if that's the correct terminology)
     
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    Hi Ted. Yes very interesting. Not got down into the nitty gritty of the various ways of creating stereos yet but will digest it all when I have my basic setup working. I am making my own camera support clamp and when this is finished I can start taking some seriously. :) I am using Stereomaker to get the SBS and anaglyph samples. Keep the idea going. :) Cheers. Barry
     
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