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Trigger multiple cameras with absolute precision

The ESPER TriggerBox is the leading programmable multiple camera shutter controller. Each unit allows 6 cameras to be fired simultaneously or with programmed sequences and offsets. Multiple TriggerBoxes can be linked to trigger an infinite number of cameras.

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Precise and reliable. It’s the worlds most trusted multi-camera trigger. Fire all your cameras at once or at custom intervals. Used for photogrammetric 3D scanning and bullet-time photography. 

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The ESPER TriggerBox is perfect for any application that requires the accurate control of multiple camera arrays such as:

  • Photogrammetry
  • Bullet time and time slice
  • Photo booths
  • Stop motion animation
  • Animated photography
  • VFX
  • Imaging research
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When the TriggerBox switch is green the delay between the input signal received and the outputs firing is 2µS (0.000002 seconds.)*. ESPER TriggerBox guarantees reliable and absolute triggering precision over a USB connection.

*Note that the shutter lag of most DSLR’s ranges from 0.04 to 0.150 seconds.

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The TriggerBox has two modes of operation, When the mode switch is Green the TriggerBox functions as a straight trigger distribution unit and controlled via a remote shutter release. When the mode switch is Blue the TriggerBox can be programmed using the TriggerBoxController software. This allows individual outputs to be delayed, switched off and on and sequenced in up to 8 steps.
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The TriggerBox comes bundled with our TriggerBoxController software*, this allows the TriggerBox to be programmed to: fire the TriggerBox outputs over USB, assign delays to outputs, toggle outputs off and on, sequence all output settings, save settings to the TriggerBox for stand alone operation, and multi-camera intervalometer with exposure ramping.

For control of camera settings, downloading images etc. you will need to use a third party software packages such as:

  • Breeze Systems – Software to control multiple Canon SLRs from a single PC running Windows. Designed for movie special effects such as the “bullet time”, stereo video capture, product shots and other specialist applications requiring multiple cameras. Offers excellent support and is licensed per number of cameras.
  • Kuvacode CaptureGRID – Multi-camera control software for tethered shooting, remote capture and advanced camera control. Widely used for photogrammetry applications. Supports all recent DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon, as well as some cameras from the Sony Alpha range and runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Annual subscription license per unlimited number of cameras.
  • Xangle Camera Server – A set of software created to run a complete multi-camera system: connect, control, trigger, calibrate, preview, publish, share. Compatible with most Canon entry-level DSLR’s and runs from a PC running Windows. Different license subscription packages available.

*Compatible with Windows and macOS (pre-Catalina 10.15).

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ESPER TriggerBoxes are compatible with any camera that has a wired shutter release input, including;

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The ESPER TriggerBox is available shipped and supported worldwide. Click on the below button to configure your order.

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Features & Functionality

Trigger multi camera setups

Precise and reliable. It’s the worlds most trusted multi-camera trigger. Fire all your cameras at once or at custom intervals. Used for photogrammetric 3D scanning and bullet-time photography. 

Designed for all multi-camera applications

The ESPER TriggerBox is perfect for any application that requires the accurate control of multiple camera arrays such as:

  • Photogrammetry
  • Bullet time and time slice
  • Photo booths
  • Stop motion animation
  • Animated photography
  • VFX
  • Imaging research

Every camera precisely synchronised

When the TriggerBox switch is green the delay between the input signal received and the outputs firing is 2µS (0.000002 seconds.)*. ESPER TriggerBox guarantees reliable and absolute triggering precision over a USB connection.

*Note that the shutter lag of most DSLR’s ranges from 0.04 to 0.150 seconds.

Two powerful trigger modes

The TriggerBox has two modes of operation, When the mode switch is Green the TriggerBox functions as a straight trigger distribution unit and controlled via a remote shutter release. When the mode switch is Blue the TriggerBox can be programmed using the TriggerBoxController software. This allows individual outputs to be delayed, switched off and on and sequenced in up to 8 steps.

TriggerBox Controller software

The TriggerBox comes bundled with our TriggerBoxController software*, this allows the TriggerBox to be programmed to: fire the TriggerBox outputs over USB, assign delays to outputs, toggle outputs off and on, sequence all output settings, save settings to the TriggerBox for stand alone operation, and multi-camera intervalometer with exposure ramping.

For control of camera settings, downloading images etc. you will need to use a third party software packages such as:

  • Breeze Systems – Software to control multiple Canon SLRs from a single PC running Windows. Designed for movie special effects such as the “bullet time”, stereo video capture, product shots and other specialist applications requiring multiple cameras. Offers excellent support and is licensed per number of cameras.
  • Kuvacode CaptureGRID – Multi-camera control software for tethered shooting, remote capture and advanced camera control. Widely used for photogrammetry applications. Supports all recent DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon, as well as some cameras from the Sony Alpha range and runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Annual subscription license per unlimited number of cameras.
  • Xangle Camera Server – A set of software created to run a complete multi-camera system: connect, control, trigger, calibrate, preview, publish, share. Compatible with most Canon entry-level DSLR’s and runs from a PC running Windows. Different license subscription packages available.

*Compatible with Windows and macOS (pre-Catalina 10.15).

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Setup + Features

See how to fire multiple cameras with absolute precision, control and reliability.

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Behind the Scenes of 360 Light Painting by Eric Paré

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Technical Spec

  • Input : 3.5mm 3 Pole Jack Opto-Isolated for connecting remote shutter release
  • Link : 3.5mm 3 Pole Jack Opto-Isolated for connecting multiple units
  • Mode Switch : Green (All Trigger) / Blue (Smart Trigger)
  • USB-C : Control, Program and Power the TriggerBox via a computer
  • Dimensions

    113mm w x 40mm h x 175mm d

  • Weight

    485g

  • Enclosure

    High Impact Lexan Polycarbonate with 5251 Aluminium Face Plates

  • Enclosure Finish

    Matt Black Textured

  • Face Plate Finish

    Matt Black Anodised

  • Power Input

    5VDC (250mA)

What's Included

  • ESPER TriggerBox

  • 1m USB-A to USB-C cable

  • Multi-region universal power supply

ESPER Powerboxes and TriggerBoxes have been designed to stack neatly together.

Technical Spec

  • Outputs : 6 x Opto-isolated 3.5mm 3 Pole Jacks for connecting cameras and flashes
  • Dimensions

    113mm w x 40mm h x 175mm d

  • Weight

    485g

  • Enclosure

    High Impact Lexan Polycarbonate with 5251 Aluminium Face Plates

  • Enclosure Finish

    Matt Black Textured

  • Face Plate Finish

    Matt Black Anodised

  • Power Input

    5VDC (250mA)

What's Included

  • ESPER TriggerBox

  • 1m USB-A to USB-C cable

  • Multi-region universal power supply

Customer Reviews

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14/10/2022
Anonymous
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Works perfectly, prompt shipping

The TriggerBox is a simple device that solves a problem that *should* have a better solution (really, cameras should be able to be triggered wirelessly these days…) It’s essentially a big dongle. But it’s a well made dongle that got here fast and solves our problem, works consistently, and I trust that it will continue to do so forever, without needing any fiddling or maintenance.

25/11/2022

ESPER

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it. We're glad to hear that the TriggerBox has been able to solve the problem.

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19/09/2022
Anonymous
DK DK

Does what it is supposed to!

The equipment works as intended, however, I could realy use the option of triggering in interval mode with less than one second intervals. It does not seem this feature is available.

28/09/2022

ESPER

Hello! Thank you for your review on the TriggerBox. We appreciate the suggestion on the interval mode. The reason it is limited to one second is to ensure the cameras keep in sync. If you would like more information, please contact us. Thanks!

ESPER TriggerBoxes are perfect for triggering multi-camera arrays using the Breeze software. We recommend ESPER to all our customers.

Chris Breeze | MD. Breeze Systems

Camera Compatibility

ESPER TriggerBoxes are compatible with any camera that has a wired shutter release input, including;

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