Wireless video transmission and motor control for professional grade DSLR cameras

Material Information

Wireless video transmission and motor control for professional grade DSLR cameras
Tietz, Jonathan
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
College of Fine Arts, University of Florida
Physical Description:
Project in lieu of thesis


Subjects / Keywords:
Cameras ( jstor )
Munchausen syndrome by proxy ( jstor )
Preliminary proxy material ( jstor )
Proxy reporting ( jstor )
Proxy statements ( jstor )
Smartphones ( jstor )
Software ( jstor )
Transceivers ( jstor )
Western canon ( jstor )
Writing tablets ( jstor )


The purpose of the Canon 7D Wireless Transceiver (henceforth referred to as mar-IO) project is to utilize a stock Canon 7D (as a proxy for any Canon camera product) and its included LiveView capabilities to produce an image on an accompanying wirelessenabled digital device (PC, Android/iOS Smartphone, Tablet) in real time at a "useable" (24 fps) frame rate and latency. This will enable users to have an after-market option for high quality third-party viewing of the camera's input from a distance. This would allow, for instance, a director to view a camera's output from a comfortable distance. This operation will communicate using WiFi rather than radio or infrared technologies to allow for the greatest compatibility and range options for the end user. Another added benefit to WiFi is that it gives users the option to access the device remotely over the internet. In addition to the remote video functionality, this device will also feature a standard camera mount which will turn the camera into an advanced multiple axis motion device. This device, the Canon 7D Motion Rig (henceforth referred to as Lue-G), is controlled by open-source software and therefore significantly reduces the production costs. The Lue-G was built by hand and uses only readily available components. When combined with the mar-IO the motion rig will allow for fully automated operation of thecamera. This is extremely useful during time-lapse shoots and for adjustment during recording. These two products also aim to significantly reduce the cost of wireless transmission and remote automation to amateur filmmakers since all components are readily available on the consumer market. With this proof of concept design, it is hoped that future technologies may be expanded into many different types of applications. Shared Operating Systems between mobile and traditional devices will hopefully eliminate the need for additional software to use mobile devices. The motion rig and the video rig complement each others' design since the Lue-G's Arduino controller can function through the wireless transmission device which makes both systems standalone and wireless.
General Note:
Digital Arts and Sciences terminal project
General Note:
Additional files being processed; video

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.


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