Gear list for bullet-time multi-camera work using Xangle Camera Server
This is the recommended equipment list to run our solution and this is exactly what we use at the studio and during our events. Many other items can be used instead of what’s listed below, but you’ll play safe if you go with what we suggest
Minimal setup, as seen in the bullet-time tutorial. Ideal for 24 cameras or less. This list is for 6 cameras
One Windows 10 PC computer (with at least 1x USB3 ports or one USB-C port)
*Optional: One Router (needed to create a local network for your sharing and replay stations)
*Optional: One Esper Powerbox
** NEW! You can now get my basic kit fully ready to roll
Scalable Raspberry Pi architecture (24 cameras or more)
4 sets of 6x ball head
6x Raspberry Pi enclosures (optional)
One Windows 10 PC computer with an ethernet port: https://amzn.to/2PXPVG5
FAQ about the equipment
Q: What camera models are compatible?
A: Most Canon entry level DSLRs are compatible. These models have been used intensively with our system: T3, T3i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T6s, t7i, 100d, 200d
Q: Are any mirrorless / point and shoot cameras compatible with Xangle Camera Server?
A: We’re currently testing the M50, EOS-R and EOS-RP. More news to come!
** UPDATE 2019-07-23: I tested with a pair of EOS-R and it worked p
Q: Do you support any other manufacturers than Canon?
A: We do have basic support for Nikon, but only on the Raspberry Pi architecture, and you’ll need an external triggering system (Esper trigger boxes). We also now have full support for Android smartphones. For more details, check out SlimRig.com
Q: What’s the difference between the USB-HUB and the Raspberry Pi architecture?
A: USB-HUB is a simpler solution and works with the equipment you probably already have (One Windows computer, a few cameras, one usb hub and that’s it). Raspberry Pis are making it easier to scale up your rigs. Check out the performance difference on the benchmark page.
Trigger: this one is a good alternative if you can’t get the one I’m suggesting above: LNKOOÂ 2.4 GHz Laser Flip Pen Wireless RF
Camera power: here’s what I recommend (please don’t run on battery!): https://xangle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030891711
USB Cables: we’ve been having a couple of issues in the past with the usb cables that come with the Canon cameras. In any case, you’ll want to use angled-connectors / high quality usb cables (shielded) as you’re going to have a lot of electronic components packed in a small area. We’ve been using Startech cables for a while and they are absolutely perfect. Choose the right side for the elbow angle (right angle for SL1, left angle for SL2): https://amzn.to/31tYACb. For the EOS-R, EOS-RP, G7x Mark III and G5x Mark II, a simple elbow adapter is enough. Full frame: https://amzn.to/31oEUPY, Powershot: https://amzn.to/31oL8iP