Gear list

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

USB-hub architecture (12 cameras)

Raspberry Pi architecture (24 cameras)

FAQ about the equipment

  1. Q: What camera models are compatible?
    A: Most Canon DSLRs are compatible. Avoid Canon T100/4000D as it doesn’t have the trigger port (but it works very well on the Raspberry Pi architecture as it is triggered through usb).

  2. Q: Are any mirrorless / point and shoot cameras compatible with Xangle Camera Server?
    A: Canon M50 works with the Basic/Pro version but lack the trigger port, making it useless. Canon G7x2 has the same issue. Canon EOS-R works based from the specs (to be tested)

  3. 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 basic support for some Android smartphones. Contact us to know the latest details

  4. 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). But to get the most out of our software, the Raspberry Pi architecture is the way to go. This brings up much faster file transfer (ethernet vs USB 2) and fancy triggering sequences like the JAF mode, Interval, or Seamless.