HAS ANYONE USED THIS ?
URBI Camera Controller with Zoom.
|Our small USB controller lets you control a range of Nikon or Canon digital cameras for remote controlled or automated photography. Some Canon Powershot cameras also have controllable zoom.
The URBI connects to the USB port on the camera and takes input from a normal hobby R/C receiver in the aircraft. When triggered by the R/C equipment, it will instruct the camera to take photographs and move the zoom in or out (10 positions are possible). Zoom control is only possible with some Canon Powershot cameras. See compatibility below.
The interface has various settings which can be changed 'in the field' and retained when power is removed. Setup is performed using a push button on the interface with 2 LED indicators.
Many operators like to use the viewfinder preview (video out) from their Canon cameras. The URBI interface will turn on the video out function for you, and also prevent the camera from powering down by itself, since many cameras feature auto power-off.
We now have many hundreds of these interfaces in use globally on many kinds of projects, the current evolution is the result of much customer feedback and testing. It is very reliable and straightforward to use. No batteries or external power is required, the connection to the R/C receiver provides power to the interface. The connection from interface to the camera is via a normal USB cable as supplied with the camera or similar.
Camera Compatibility Not all cameras are suitable for remote control, they must feature PTP Remote Capture functionality - unfortunately this is not usually listed in cameras specifications. Our intelligent driver software detects the type of camera connected and adapts at start up - there is one version of the interface, it works with all the suitable cameras.
FULLY Tested with the following
Canon Powershot G5, G6, G7, G9, G10 (RAW mode is not possible). G11 Not supported.
Canon PowerShot A310, A510, A620, A640
Canon PowerShot S80
Canon PowerShot S2is, S3is, S5is
Canon PowerShot SX100IS, SX110IS
Canon Digital IXUS 400-S400. Note other IXUS/IXY models do not provide remote control.
Nikon - Almost every recent Nikon, including SLR will support shutter control with this interface. The new Nikon S640 does not work however.
Only cameras in the above list will work with this interface. Only some cameras made by Canon and Nikon will work, other manufacturers do not provide remote control over USB.
The following Canon cameras DO NOT support remote control functionaility
A series: A410, A420, A430, A450, A460, A470, A480, A490, A495, A530, A540, A550, A560, A570 IS, A580, A590 IS, A610, A630, A650 IS, A700, A710 IS, A720 IS, A1000 IS, A1100 IS, A2000 IS, A2100 IS, A3100 IS
Digital ELPH/IXUS: SD30, SD40, SD400 (Digital IXUS 50), SD430, SD450 (Digital IXUS 55), SD500 Digital IXUS 700, SD550, Digital IXUS 750, SD600, SD630, SD700 IS, SD750, SD770 IS, SD780 IS, SD790 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD880 IS, SD890 IS, SD900, SD940 IS, SD950 IS, SD960 IS, SD970 IS, SD980 IS, SD990 IS, SD1000, SD1100 IS, SD1200 IS
SX series: SX200 IS, SX120 IS, SX20 IS, SX10 IS, SX1 IS
G Series: G11
S Series: S90
Other: TX1, E1, D10
URBI Video 1.5MB
Dimensions = 40mm x 55mm x 12mm / 2.5"x1.5"
- Circuit Board: 12g
- With dual servo cables and USB cable 32g
Power: less than 80mA @ (4.8V - 6.0V).
USB Connector: Standard USB A Female.
RC/Connector: 3 pin JR/Futaba Style.(one for shutter and optionally one for zoom)
ROM: Ugradable via connection to a PC
Warranty: 90 Days
Hi has anyone used this unit ? some feedback would be great