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11th May 2012, 11:35 PM
Has anyone used one of these *???


12th May 2012, 06:58 AM
I ordered mine and I am waiting for the delivery.

The mobile dongle is on its way, so it should arrive within the next few days, the arduino shield is on backorder, so it will take longer before that one arrives.

I will post my findings here as soon as I had a chance to fiddle around with the mobile version, which will probably be at the end of next week.

Stay tuned.


12th May 2012, 08:54 AM
There's a bit of a problem with deliveries/manufacture at the moment.
I ordered one ages ago under the Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/) program. I seems their case supplier has delivered a proportion of the cases which are too small for the PCBs.
This is only one of many delays and setback they've had. To their credit, they have always been upfront and honest in their explanations
My understanding is that they will be shipping some of the pre orders of the Version 1 units, but not all.
I guess it's one of the problems for a start up company which manufactures in China; you can't just pop over to see the supplier.

They have covered many of the problems on their Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/triggertrap?ref=ts) They also seem to have a Wikipedia Entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triggertrap) now.

12th November 2012, 09:56 AM

I have been testing Triggertrap for DPNow.com.

Here is my latest Triggertrap time-lapse clip taken this morning at sunrise (actual sunrise here in Hemel Hempstead this morning was officially 7:16). The first frame was shot at 6:49 and the final one at 7:35. A total of 549 frames were shot, at one frame every 5 seconds, amounting to roughly 22 seconds at 30 frames per second.

The camera used was an Olympus OM-D E-M5 - and the Triggertrap was controlled using a Samsung Galaxy Note. The camera was set on Aperture Priority auto exposure mode, which explains why the brightness at the beginning (when it was visibly almost night-dark) is similar to the brightness at the end of the clip (cloudy day brightness). The moral of the story - use manual exposure set to the correct exposure either for the highlight time segment of the clip or the end of the clip. Incidentally, the 500-odd frames that constituted this clip were all adjusted in Lightroom 4 and then exported at 1920x1080 resolution and imported into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for assimilation into a 1080HD 30p clip in MP4 format encoded using H.264.

Next - a sunset clip using manual exposure.


13th November 2012, 08:38 AM
Sunset wasn't worth recording yesterday so I did this instead, another Triggertrap time-lapse clip, this time using the time warp option to decelerate time as the video plays. In fact I added the same clip reversed to the second half of this video :)


This was shot yesterday evening in a back room in the house illuminated by just one fluorescent energy-saver lamp and I used the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the ZD 14-35 (28-70) almost wide open at f/2.2. The shutter speed was 1/10th and ISO set to 800.


13th November 2012, 12:47 PM
I have just looked at theor website it just mentions Pens in the compatability list. I presume that is the right cable for the E-M5?

13th November 2012, 12:59 PM
I have just looked at theor website it just mentions Pens in the compatability list. I presume that is the right cable for the E-M5?

Yes - the mini-USB port/connector used by Olympus since the E-500 has been used in most models, apart from the E-1/3/5 and E-300, including all Pens and the OM-D. The port can convey sound and composite video as well as provide remote release control and this is what Triggertrap uses. Triggertrap also have a cable for the E-1/3/5 and E-300.