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Profoto Air Remote Transceiver

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Profoto
Profoto Air Remote Transceiver
Key Features
  • For Pro-8a Air Packs and D1 Air Heads
  • Controls Power & Modeling Light Levels
  • Controls Up to 6 Groups on 8 Channels
  • Hot Shoe and Mini-Plug Connection
The Profoto Air Remote Transceiver is a proprietary radio slave transceiver designed to work with the Pro-8a 1200 and 2400W/s power packs as well as the D1 Air series of monoheads. This transceiver can control an unlimited number of power packs and heads on eight channels. It can mount to your camera's hot shoe, or sync to your flash terminal for firing.

Operating from two AAA batteries, at a frequency of 2.4GHz, the Air Sync has a range of 1000' (300 m). It can sync up to 1/250 second with a focal plane shutter camera, and 1/500 second with a leaf shutter camera. Its triggering speed is over 100 fps.

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Profoto Air Remote Transceiver Overview

The Profoto Air Remote Transceiver is a proprietary radio slave transceiver designed to work with the Pro-8a 1200 and 2400W/s power packs as well as the D1 Air series of monoheads. This transceiver can control an unlimited number of power packs and heads on eight channels. It can mount to your camera's hot shoe, or sync to your flash terminal for firing.

Operating from two AAA batteries, at a frequency of 2.4GHz, the Air Sync has a range of 1000' (300 m). It can sync up to 1/250 second with a focal plane shutter camera, and 1/500 second with a leaf shutter camera. Its triggering speed is over 100 fps.

The Air Remote can also be used in pairs or in conjunction with the Profoto Air Sync (one on camera and one on flash) to trigger flash units without built-in Air technology.

Full Control

  • Eight channels
  • Six groups per channel
  • Flash power range
  • Modeling light levels
  • Even More Control

  • Optional Air USB 2.0 transceiver enables full control from your Mac or PC with Profoto Studio software
  • Profoto Air Remote Transceiver Specs

    Wireless
    Channels8
    Groups6
    Wireless Range700 to 1000' / 213.4 to 304.8 m
    Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
    General
    Sync Speed1/250 Sec (Normal)
    1/500 Sec (Leaf)
    1/1000 Sec (High-Speed)
    Electrical
    Battery Type2 x AAA
    Physical
    DimensionsTransmitter: 2.7 x 1.9 x 1.6" / 7 x 5 x 4 cm
    Weight2.5 oz / 70.9 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 6 x 2"

    Profoto Air Remote Transceiver Reviews

    Great, when it work. VERY sensitive with battery type

    By Michael
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2021-09-01

    DO NOT use any lithium AAA batteries, or NiMH rechargeable AAA batteries. This Air Remote will not work with anything but simple alkaline batteries. Not even Duracell Optimum Alkaline batteries work with this remote. The unit will light up but turn off as soon as you let go of the ON button. We learned this the hard way when our remote failed in the middle of a shoot and all of our spare AAA batteries were rejected by this unit. We have 2 Air Remotes as backups and the story is the same with each of them.

    Not Worth The Money

    By james
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2018-12-01

    My air remote broke and a new one is cheaper that the repair. That was over 2 months ago. Theyre on back order with no idea for an ETA. When you pay 3 times what something is worth you expect to be pampered by the service deptartment. Not the case with Profoto. IF youre lucky your Profoto equipment wont break. If it does youll probably feel like I do- youve paid WAY too much for equipment that breaks just like less expensive equipment.  So Im back to using my embarassingly amateur White Lightning equipment that has never failed me.

    Profoto

    By Sherry
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-09-20

    Excellent. It fires every time. Well designed. At first I didn't realize my new D1 Air 500 profoto had capacity for a sync cord otherwise why would I buy this for 320 bucks. But it's sure nice to be remote. No messy cords. It's cool and uncomplicated. Works great on my Fuji XT2

    Love it!

    By Les
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-08-22

    Great as a receiver and transmitter should you need to trigger outer than Profoto's.. Plus no interference with rapid fire given it does not TTL, or HSS.

    Profoto Transceiver

    By Alan
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-03-27

    Profoto makes great products and this is one of them. I use it on my D1 air & B1 air. They work on both monolights which is good. The variety of channels and frequencies is a great option to have. It is also useful to have the in & out connection on the side if you want to add an on camera flash. Just velcro it to the top of the flash hook the pc cord to the flash sync and the other end to the transceiver and you can operate both. One thing they could beef up is the hot shoe. It should be like the TTLN which is much stronger. Other than that it is worth getting the 2 year warrantee the shoe does break.

    Reliable, Sturdy, and Basic!

    By David
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2016-09-26

    My primary lights are 4 Profoto B1 heads. Although I have the Air Remote TTL-N for HSS and TTL (particularly when I'm out of the studio and shooting on location), I tend to use the Air Remote Transceiver in studio most times. I've also been able to provide it to my colleagues who use my lights, but are shooting bodies that are not Nikon. I have used it on several camera bodies without a hitch. Among them are the Nikon D810, Nikon D800, Nikon D750, Nikon D500, Canon 5Ds, Canon 5D II, Canon 5D III, and more. As far as triggers go, this is highly reliable, built with relative sturdiness, and allows for control of multiples lights. My only concern is that a visual readout of the power settings on the lights would be useful. But of course, that would require a redesign of the transceiver. For what it is, one cannot go wrong. Recommended!

    Intuitive and Easy to Use

    By Mark
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-07-08

    This remote works perfectly. I have not experienced a single misfire, and the remote adjustments capable for the Profoto lights are confident and precise... no second guessing. I use a sync cord for my leaf shutter lenses (Hasselblad) and the placement of the IN/OUT sockets is ideal when this is mounted onto a cold shoe atop the camera. At first I planned to purchase a less expensive trigger, but having the remote control for the power settings of the Profoto B10 (or any other Air capable unit) is definitely the way to go. I use that feature all the time.

    Works very well!

    By John
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-05-12

    Works very well. Easy to figure out how to use. My only negative comments would be that the hot shoe connection does seem fragile. And while it is awesome that you can control the power of each individual head ( or all at the same time), I do wish there was readout to see the power levels like Elinchrom has.

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    question

    What is fast mode?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Fast Mode for this remote basically speeds up the signal as it is delivered to the Profoto flash head or pack. It is ideal for use with shooting in with faster shutter speed in your camera.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Do I need to buy 2 of these? One to recieve on ...

    Do I need to buy 2 of these? One to recieve on the flash and one to trigger from the camera?
    Asked by: karina
    Two of the Air Remote Transceivers if you are using a flash that is not part of the Profoto Air system. In that case, one unit would be the transmitter on the camera while the other would be the receiver on the flash.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2022-04-01

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    Can this be used with a Canon 5d mark iii?
    Asked by: Mariah
    Yes this remote is compatible with the 5D Mark III.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2019-01-30

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    Asked by: Johnathon
    Yes, this remote is compatible with the Pentax 645z and Profoto B1X.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2021-06-01

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    Will this work with a Hasselblad H6D and Profoto B1X? Thanks.
    Asked by: Oz
    Yes, the Profoto Air Remote Transceiver would be compatible for use with the Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera, and would be compatible to wirelessly trigger the Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL Monolight Strobe.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2020-12-20

    question

    I know it will be manual only from my Panasonic, but does this control the B2 250 kit?
    Asked by: Mark
    Yes, you may use the Profoto Air Remote Transceiver to wirelessly trigger and control the Profoto B2 250 Air Kit. With the standard Air Remote, you will have flash sync and remote control of the B2 250 Kit. You would not have TTL or HSS capabilities.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Will this work on Profoto B1x to put in sleep ...

    Will this work on Profoto B1x to put in sleep mode and wake the light up on channels D, E & F? The remote that comes with the lights only allows this type of operation on groups A B & C. We rig our lights up in air and can't activate sleep mode and wake up in the non TTL groups D E F or G. Looking for solution
    Asked by: zev
    No, the following unit will only drive Pro-8a Air Packs and D1 Air Heads.
    Answered by: hectorm
    Date published: 2021-11-01

    Will this work with Leica S2 Camera and Profoto ...

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    Asked by: OZGUR DEVRIM
    Yes it will only manual
    Answered by: vilson
    Date published: 2021-02-23
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