Thanks Jeff, I'm aware you can add more gear to the camera to have the battery swing away. Not the point with the whole Epic "modular" design and having such a setup would add weight and annoy the hell out of me.
I don't know it might be just me but I think the primary control of the camera like Epic should be rock solid. Period. Sure have a maximum guaranteed distance for wireless remote usage.
Reliability is the name of the game when it comes to "pro" gear.
And I dont like the TouchLCD nor the Side Handle and I want to power my cameras from a solid mounting point with minimal added weight or gear.
After all the Epic is all about size. And the RedMote is meant to be the replacement of the Jog wheel of the RedOne (aka "the hell wheel" which was a nightmare to use)
Are the issues with the RedMote fixable via firmware or is it a hardware issue either on the camera or on the actual RedMote? (Remote = non wired = wireless)
Is it reliable when mounted on the camera though? As in, would you trust the Redmote as your only way to control the camera if it was mounted to the back?
None of the redmotes I have used (3) have ever worked consistently even at close range sub 10 feet. Is this going to get better or is there just the wrong hardware in the camera and redmote to achieve reliable connections?
We haven't had our redmote too long, but so far it's worked well. I just tested the range and it seems to have no problem up to about 50ft. After that, it definitely wasn't reliable. But, I'm using it at 10ft or so right now with no issues, no random disconnects or anything.
It would be nice to have an official word from
Red, as I'd hate to be production and have no way of controlling the camera because I don't have the TouchLCD, Side Handle and the camera is powered by an AB Battery on the back of the camera vis Woodend Camera Quick Back.
What is the guarenteed operation distance?
Are the issues people are having firmware based or is it hardware based?
When is a fix coming?
Can we use and rely on just the RedMote to control & setup the camera?
Or do we have to have the TouchLCD or Side Handle to effectively and reliable control & setup the camera? (I hope not)
My redmote has been working well since the latest build was installed. It works (line of site) over 20 feet.
I got mine a couple of days ago and it works like a charm. I tested it at 80' through 2 doors and 3 walls and it worked. After everything I read here I had little hope to use it as primary control for the camera. I'm going into my next Epic production with it as primary control and will report back what actual production environment will do...
After speaking with someone who has a clue, it was mentioned to me that wireless reliability is very complicated to establish and may be very highly dependent on the city/location you are in. In other words depending on the exact regulations and broadcasting taking place over the airwaves where you are located you may or may not have consistent reception. If that is the case is it possible to change the redmote broadcast orientation through the menus? I wonder if there are people in the same area with working and non-functional redmotes.
Any thoughts on this anyone?
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