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Promote Systems Promote Control

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Promote Systems Promote Control
Key Features
  • Advanced Remote Control for DSLRs
  • Automatic Bracketing for Up to 45 Shots
  • Streamlines HDR Image Creation
  • Time-Lapse Sequencing
The Promote Control from Promote Systems is an advanced remote control for digital SLR cameras that replaces other manufacturer's remote control devices. It allows the doors for your creativity to open with its superior automation and intuitive ease of use. The Promote provides flexibility for exposure bracketing commonly used to create HDR (High Dynamic Range) images which reveal stunning detail and tonal range.
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Promote Systems P-CTRL-1 Overview

The Promote Control from Promote Systems is an advanced remote control for digital SLR cameras that replaces other manufacturer's remote control devices. It allows the doors for your creativity to open with its superior automation and intuitive ease of use. The Promote provides flexibility for exposure bracketing commonly used to create HDR (High Dynamic Range) images which reveal stunning detail and tonal range.

One of the most useful features of the Promote Control is an advanced Time-Lapse mode normally found only in middle to high end professional DSLR cameras. With the Promote, time-lapse photography with any camera is supported including affordable entry level DSLRs.

This highly customizable device can be calibrated to match your personal preferences. Moreover, the device's firmware is upgradeable, so it will stay up-to-date with the latest functionality and enhanced capabilities of future camera models.

Replaces and extends manufacturer-specific remote controls
Promote Control can automatically put the camera into Bulb mode when performing bracketed exposures longer than 30 seconds The resulting images can be processed in a software application of choice to create a highly realistic image with a wide tonal range.
Note:
Some features are subject to be supported by the camera, and may require an optional shutter cable (not included)
It has an advanced easy-to-configure Time-Lapse mode with optional sequence start delay
The Promote Control can be programmed to perform a fully automatic, user-defined, delay for Mirror lock-up before every picture is taken. Locking the mirror before taking a picture gives a tripod-based camera the ultimate stability required to take a perfectly sharp photograph.
Promote Control has an improved user interface featuring flexible user-definable settings
A passive camera pre-focus and release functionality remains as a backup even when the remote control is out of power
A multi-tone audible feedback mode can be engaged on the Promote Control
The device uses large, easy-to-read liquid crystal display featuring a RGB backlight of variable intensity
The device has a weather-resistant design for water and dust resiliency
The Promote Control is powered by two AA batteries, the most easily obtainable power source
It has an external DC power jack for timing very long exposures for astrophotography and other similar applications
Device firmware updates can be applied from a personal computer via USB interface
The Promote Control is compatible with digital cameras supporting an industry standard PTP/MTP protocol for controlling camera functions over USB interface.
Just a few supported cameras include, but are in no way limited to:
  • Nikon:
  • D4, D3, D3s, D3X, D2X, D2Xs, D2H, D2Hs, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, D800E, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D600, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100 (D800, D800E, D7100, D5200, D5100, D5000, and D3200 require an optional USB OTG adapter (USB Mini-AB male to USB Type A female) for connection).
  • Canon:
  • Type 1 (CN3 Shutter Cable): 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 6D, 30D, 40D, 50D.
  • Type 2 (CN2 Shutter Cable): 100D/SL1, 400D/XTi, 450D/XSi, 500D/T1i, 550D/T2i, 600D/T3i, 650D/T4i, 700D/T5i, 1000D/XS, 1100D/T3, 60D, 70D.
  • Canon 300D, 350D, 10D, 20D, 5D Mk I, 1D/1Ds Mk I and 1D/1Ds Mk II cameras are not supported in HDR mode. Only basic operations such as One-Shot, Time-Lapse and Manual Hold are available on these cameras, and would require a CN3 cable to be connected.

    Canon 5D Mk III, 60D, 70D and 6D cannot be automatically switched to Bulb mode if/when required by HDR bracketing (>30 second exposures only). A prompt will be shown on the Promote Control screen if a Bulb mode is required in HDR mode.

  • Sony:
  • SLT-A99, SLT-A77, A900, A850 (Requires use of SY3 Shutter Cable (not included) as well as the Bulb Ramping/Bulb HDR Assist Kit for compatibility).
  • Sigma:
  • SD1, SD1 Merrill
  • Promote Systems P-CTRL-1 Specs

    Key Specs
    Item Type
    Wired
    Camera Connection
    Various/Universal
    Interval Timer/Programmable
    Yes
    Live View
    No
    Camera Connection
    Various/Universal
    Interval Timer/Programmable
    Yes
    Live View
    No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled
    No
    Cable Length
    3.3' / 1 m
    Transmitter Power Source
    Battery
    Transmitter Battery Requirements
    2 x AA
    Transmitter Dimensions
    4.9 x 2.6 x 1.1" / 125.0 x 65.0 x 27.0 mm
    Transmitter Weight
    5.5 oz / 156 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    14.5 x 7.6 x 2.1"

    Promote Systems P-CTRL-1 Reviews

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    What shutter cable do I use with the Canon 5dMK4? ...

    What shutter cable do I use with the Canon 5dMK4? Its different the mk3. Thanks
    Asked by: Duncan
    Both the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera use the same N3 3-pin remote terminal and use the same remote cable. As such, the Promote Type 1 (CN3 Shutter Cable) would be compatible with both cameras.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2020-01-27

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    Does it support Fujifilm X mirror-less camera such as X-T2?
    Asked by: jw t.
    Currently, Fujifilm cameras are not supported by Promote Control.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Does this work with Sony mirrorless cameras, e.g. Sony a6500? They are not included in the list of compatible models. Thank you.
    Asked by: James M.
    I have no idea
    Answered by: Thomas M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Will this product will work with Sony Alpha a99ii with all functions (including HDR and focus)?
    Asked by: Cristian C.
    Yes, it is the same connection as the original a99 and so would work completely with the a99 II.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Is there a similar product that works with Sony A7R II?
    Asked by: Philipp
    I own both a A7RII and a Promote Control I use with my Canon 5Diii. The Promote does not work with the A7Rii. There is an app you can download into the A7RII that does a nice job of doing time lapse photography. This link takes you to a Time Lapse I did using this app. https://youtu.be/J08fsQ8z3Xc
    Answered by: John F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    do i need a special cable for my gh4 ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have found that the website for the Promote Systems provides a good list of what cameras and specific cables and accessories are required for its use. It does support Panasonic cameras. You can go to their site to see what is needed to support your specific needs. Look for the link to the Promote Control Systems Builder to see what options are available.
    Answered by: Jacob Y.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Is the Canon 7D supported in HDR mode? I didn't see it in the list of canon cameras not supported, but most other canon models were so I thought it may have been an oversight. The HDR for the 7D is quite lacking, it could use some HDR help.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have use the Promote Control in the HDR mode for a Canon 5D II. their website says HDR function works with the 7D and 7D mark II
    Answered by: John S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Does the Nikon D810 require anything for connection like the D800, D800E require?
    Asked by: Brad W.
    Uses the same cable as the D800/800E
    Answered by: Chris
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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