I would like to use my REACH M+ to record events each time my Thermal camera is triggered but there is no hotshoe of course. What signal/inputs does the REACH require in order to record an event please?
I am looking at activating a relay via PWM to connect the camera trigger signal cable to GND to fire the camera, so if i could do something similar for the reach that would be ideal.
If you know how to get the feedback from your camera, you can use Time Mark1 pin on reach M+ C1 port to save events.
Please note that Reach’s GND pin from C1 should be connected to the camera’s GND.
Very helpful thank you @svetlana.nikolenko
i will give it a try and let you know how it goes!
I would be very interested how you realize that and if the results are good. I think there are several challenges regarding the thermal camera (identifying the exact frame for each timemark) and I would be interested to see the accuracy of youre result.
Which camera are you using?
Yes, please, keep us posted!
Can i just confirm i take the GND form the camera to C1, and for the time marks it is ok to use 5V? not GND.
The GND pin from port C1 should be connected to the camera’s GND, and the Time mark1 pin to the camera shutter signal.
What are you flying this on? I sold my M210 and XT2 and looking for an affordable good camera that I could mount on my I2. Thanks for any feedback on your setup and updates with the M+ integration.
This is under an M600P. It has been integrated to an M210 before but not an I2 that i’m aware of - probably struggle tbh. As for afordable … well lets just say its in the same ballpark as XT2.
i tested the M+ integration the other day. it kinda worked but i had the trigger signal open for too long and the M+ was set to 14Hz so i got about 9 events for every trigger!
More work needed
Hey Malcom, a little off topic but related. I am wanting to put my Sony A6000 on the M200. If I hook up the Reach M+ or M2, can the M+ be set to trigger the camera every so often or will I have to just set the A6000 to take a photo every second, or 2 seconds, etc and just use the hotshoe to record the time stamp? If the camera is on interval photos then that should actually work just fine. I ordered an extra GPS bracket for the M200 and I will just remove the white antenna and replace it with the M2 antenna.
Any feedback will be appreciated. BTW, I found a sweet deal on the M200 and an XT2 so I went ahead and brought that back in
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