Reduce time between shots

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07 Nov, 2019 09:40 AM

Hello, Ideally I'd like to have the 4 subsequent shots taken within 1-2 seconds. The best I can make happen at the moment is 3 seconds between each shot.

I've read the "make countdown faster" article and already did those things, but it's still longer than I'd like. I've turned off the voice, animated prompts, etc. Still 3 seconds between each shot.

Is there a way to do this or should this be in the "suggestions" category?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 07 Nov, 2019 02:15 PM

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    You can do that by turning off the countdown in between shots. It will countdown for the first shot only (a little heads up for the clients), then one second in-between the next shots.

  2. 2 Posted by derek2 on 07 Nov, 2019 03:36 PM

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    Thanks so much Rob. I've
    Removed all the text before and after photos,
    Unchecked animated text,
    Countdown is "Start only",
    Sound is None
    Voice is No Voice,

    But still I'm counting about 4 seconds with my stopwatch in between each "snap" and the "shot delay" is the only thing I can think that's causing it. The shot delay under the countdown screen only lets me reduce it to 3 seconds as the minimum

    I think if I could turn off the preview after each shot and reduce the shot delay to .5 seconds, I'd be able to accomplish my goal. It doesn't appear those are options in the current build of SB 6.0.141

    Is this something that could be added as a request/suggestion/wishlist type item?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 07 Nov, 2019 03:51 PM

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    Are you trying to make some kind of stop motion animation gif? It seems that the timing you are looking for wouldn't give clients the opportunity to do anything except twitch.

  4. 4 Posted by derek2 on 07 Nov, 2019 03:52 PM

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    Yep, that's exactly what I'm trying to do. Lol!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 07 Nov, 2019 03:56 PM

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    Have you considered using a remote to trigger each shot?

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Joe Connell on 07 Nov, 2019 03:58 PM

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    OK... time to pop in here...

    Currently that is not possible...
    BUT we are looking at something special to be added
    that will cover what you are attempting to do and
    as soon as it is ready (?time not sure when?)
    we will have exactly what you are looking for.

    I can not give any more details but John and I
    have reviewed this and it is on the To Do list.

  7. 7 Posted by derek2 on 07 Nov, 2019 03:59 PM

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    I haven't tried remotely triggering the shots, but Joe's response seems to be good enough for me for the moment.

    Thanks gentlemen!

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 07 Nov, 2019 04:03 PM

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    I just tested triggering and there's still a delay with the polite onscreen messages...but Joe provided the "the deal" anyway.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by John Wu on 07 Nov, 2019 04:12 PM

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    There is a delay is due to live view being turned off before the camera
    takes a photo. If your camera can take a photo with live view still on, you
    can disable the attached camera setting

  10. John Wu closed this discussion on 02 Dec, 2019 05:39 AM.

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