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Canon Announce Development of New Remote Control Pan/Tilt System

Simon Skinner - 5 months ago

Canon has announced the development of a brand new remote control for stills photographers, which is said to give professional shooters a remote operation for Canon’s interchangeable-lens cameras.

Canon remote Control 1

The technology has been developed to allow the remote operation of cameras for stills capture in areas such as sports photography. The new remote solution, which is currently under development, applies a centre-based pan-tilt system where the camera’s optical axis is perpendicular to the unit’s axis of revolution, giving a similar feeling to that of traditional shooting methods.

Canon tilt pan remote without camera
Canon camera remote application
Camera Remote Application. [Photos shown in the software’s image preview window are conceptual images].

The camera remote application can control multiple remote control pan-tilt systems and cameras from a single PC. This should allow a single operator to control multiple cameras, contributing to efficient photography workflows, particularly useful when shooting action such as sport. Canon is continuing to develop the system further in order to make it suitable for a wider range of shooting scenarios beyond sporting events, such as TV and movie production through to e-commerce and product photography applications.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.