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How to wire a camera/DSLR to the aerial platform
2102 11 2016-5-3 12:37:28
dario.finderle
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Hi everyone,

is there somebody who could explain me, in simple terms, how a video camera or DSLR is connected and controled in a S900/S1000/Matrice 600 platform?

Do you take a cable and connect it from the A2/A3 controller to the camera/ DSLR ? How is the shot triggered, can you zoom? Does it depend on camera/DSLR model? What type of signal is used to trigger the camera, is it universal and how are the ports labeled?
Is there a simple output (DC voltage) where I could attach a switch and trigger it trough the remote controller / DJI app?.

Probbably it's very easy but I can't find the info.

Any help would be great



2016-5-3 12:37:28
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DJI-Adela
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Hi,
Generally, we would only recommend using the DJI gimbal with the our aerial platform.
If you wanna mount a 3rd party camera, the LB would be one option for you to transmit the image.
Please refer to this website for more information: http://www.dji.com/product/dji-lightbridge

Also, please find more information about DJI products application in the industrial and professional field. http://www.dji.com/products/industrial
Thanks for your concern!
2016-5-3 23:48:56
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dario.finderle
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DJI-Adela Posted at 2016-5-4 09:48
Hi,
Generally, we would only recommend using the DJI gimbal with the our aerial platform.
If you wan ...

HI DJI-Adela,

I do plan to buy the Matrice 600 with Ronin-XM. So how do you attach a camera to the gimbal?

Let's say I buy a Nikon D800. How do I connect it to the Ronin-XM? Over the USB Micro-B connector? And when I connect them together, can I trigger or zoom the DLSR trough the DJI app?

Thnx for your answer.
2016-5-4 01:00:16
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dario.finderle@ Posted at 2016-5-4 17:00
HI DJI-Adela,

I do plan to buy the Matrice 600 with Ronin-XM. So how do you attach a camera to th ...

Thanks for your interest in Matrice 600 and Ronin-MX!

The Ronin-MX is compatible with all cameras that are compatible with Ronin-M. It has also been tested with a range of cameras from large ones like the ARRI ALEXA Mini, RED Dragon, Red Raven, Canon 5D, down to smaller cameras such as the Panasonic GH4.

The video is transmitted via DJI Lightbridge 2 to your mobile device (SRW-60G is needed for short-range video transmission from camera to the Lightbridge 2 air system when mounted to the M600). Instead of the SRW-60G short-range video transmitter, you can also use an HDMI wire to connect to the Lightbridge 2 directly on the aircraft.

You can zoom or adjust the focus thru the DJI Focus, please refer to: http://www.dji.com/product/focus
2016-5-4 03:50:10
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dario.finderle
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DJI-Adela Posted at 2016-5-4 13:50
Thanks for your interest in Matrice 600 and Ronin-MX!

The Ronin-MX is compatible with all cameras ...

Ok, thats's clear for now.

But how do you trigger the DSLR? How do you start or stop recording?
2016-5-4 09:45:33
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dario.finderle@ Posted at 2016-5-5 01:45
Ok, thats's clear for now.

But how do you trigger the DSLR? How do you start or stop recording?


The M600 also integrates the Lightbridge 2 transmission system, bringing live HD view and the ability to communicate directly gimbals such as the Ronin-MX.
If you wanna control the shutter of a DSLR, a shutter control module is needed to install on the Ronin-MX. (you can refer to http://wiki.dji.com/en/index.php ... ing/Shutter_Control)
2016-5-5 00:50:08
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DJI-Adela Posted at 2016-5-5 10:50
The M600 also integrates the Lightbridge 2 transmission system, bringing live HD view and the abi ...

Adela, I^m asking me the same question regarding camera Trigger (to take stills with a DSLR)....
The link you posted refers to a old Z15 and NOT to the ronin mx...Whats the solution here?
2016-5-13 14:15:35
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Vacant-Studio-J
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I am looking at the same issues. I intend to use a Nikon D800 for still photography mounted to the ronin/m600 platform. It appears that DJI does not support connection to Nikon cameras (I'm not sure why, as they are one of 2 industry leaders). Changing camera platforms is NOT an option. Changing aerial supplier is, so DJI, what is the solution? I need to connect a Nikon D800 through LB2 and have shutter control and camera setting control as well. More than likely shooting prime lens, so zoom is not critical and autofocus will take care of itself. I think the only solution now is to custom wire with the remote start/stop from the DJI end to Nilon connection. Is this correct? Can DJI look into native support for this application please? There is a market that is not satisfied.
2017-3-14 21:55:53
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Brunetti
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You have to see clearly that DJI offers no solution for camera remote control for the PRO-systems. The LB is only used for simple shuttering and the Lifeview on your device. All the nice things like exposure settings, ISO, white balance and so on are made exclusively for the Inspires with X3-4-5, Phantoms and Mavics.

If you're a serious photographer, you may want to switch camera settings (exposure, ISO, WB...) during flight. Nope, no way. Even if you choose a Zenmuse 15 with Sony A7. Ref to this thread: http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?m ... D318%26typeid%3D318

2017-3-16 11:55:44
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Brunetti Posted at 2017-3-16 11:55
You have to see clearly that DJI offers no solution for camera remote control for the PRO-systems. The LB is only used for simple shuttering and the Lifeview on your device. All the nice things like exposure settings, ISO, white balance and so on are made exclusively for the Inspires with X3-4-5, Phantoms and Mavics.

If you're a serious photographer, you may want to switch camera settings (exposure, ISO, WB...) during flight. Nope, no way. Even if you choose a Zenmuse 15 with Sony A7. Ref to this thread: http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=87967&extra=page%3D1%26filter%3Dtypeid%26typeid%3D318%26typeid%3D318

Hi,

I also need to connect a Nikon D810 to a Matrice 600 with Ronin Mx. Why is there no RSS Cabel for Nikon? Is there a solution?

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2017-3-27 06:06:09
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We do not have a Nikon trigger,, and never have. Canon, Panasonic, Alexa, RED, Sony are all covered.

For all the camera manufacturers I have listed, you use Dji Remote Start/Stop (RSS), and the appropriate trigger cable that fires the shutter on your camera.

I am a serious photographer and have been shooting aerials with DSLRs under DJI equipment for over a half-decade. I have not once see a need to make any changes in the air when I take pictures.

I choose either Aperature Priority, or Shutter Priority bases on my conditions. I set my high and low points for .ISO, based on conditions. I either manually focus on infinity before I take off, or use auto-focus.



2017-3-29 16:55:06
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Brunetti
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Then you don't have a problem and you are a real pro, I congratulate.
2017-4-9 04:57:05
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