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Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by stevemcbill » 08.04.2016 14:34

Dear Stas,

A question if I may - I have had the Helicon Suite for a few months now and am happy with it - thank you guys very much indeed. I have been using Remote on a Nexus-10 tablet connected to my Canon 7D Mk-II with a 100mm L series macro lens.

However, I have now purchased a Stackshot Rail and Controller which I want to use with the Canon 7d Mk-II and a Canon MP-E65 lens along with the Nexus tablet. Reading the Cognisys website (https://www.cognisys-inc.com/how-to/sta ... onnect.php) it seems that Helicon software requires 2 USB cnnections (1 to the Rail Controller box and 1 to the camera) unlike Zerene wich uses one USB connection to the Rail Controller and a separate Shutter Interface cable from the Controller to the Camera.

This may be a problem for me as the Nexus-10 tablets only has 1 single micro-USB port. Does this mean I cannot use the tablet as a controlling device or can I use a splitter to provide 2 USB connections at the tablet ??? Is anybody else using an Android device with only 1 micro-USB connector along with a Canon camera and the Stackshot Rail and Controller ??

Many thanks for your help in this matter.

Steve
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Re: Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 11.04.2016 11:57

Android generally has no problem with USB hubs. However, Helicon for Android simply doesn't support Stackshot.

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Re: Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by David_G » 20.05.2016 02:36

If Helicon/Android/Stackshot is a no go, then is Helicon/Windows/Stackshot an option? I'm looking for both cabled and wifi options to go with a tablet for in the field but also a Stackshot rail for in studio too.

What is the best setup, in terms of versatility?

Thanks :)

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Re: Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 20.05.2016 09:49

Windows and Mac version of Helicon Remote do support Stackshot. There's no difference between the two, although the Windows version might be a tiny bit more trouble-free.

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Re: Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by David_G » 20.05.2016 23:05

So a Windows based tablet, Helicon (Focus or Remote) and Stackshot should be a good combination?

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Re: Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 23.05.2016 16:04

It should be. A tablet or a laptop. I don't see any reason to go for a super-mobile computing device (read: less convenient to use with desktop software) when you have to bring very non-mobile Stackshot anyway.

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Re: Remote Use With Stackshot Rail and an Android Tablet

Post by stevemcbill » 27.05.2016 17:24

Stas,

Is there any intention, or indeed any likelihood, of Remote on Android working with Stackshot in the future ?? It is something I would be VERY keen to see happen.

Steve :)


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