Canon Announce Development of New Remote Control Pan/Tilt System
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.
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.
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.