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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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28/04/2021
choi h.
KR KR
good good

Works very well

VC
13/04/2021
Vincent C.
FR FR
Simple to use, but Java on the Mac is a pain

I purchased the Trigger boxes to drive an array of 10 cameras, plus some studio flashes both indoor and outdoors. The boxes are easy to use and work reliably. A perfect buy. Programming the delay for the flashes is (fairly) easy as long as you manage to get the Java app running and recognizing the USB ports. This has been problematic on my newer macs. Windows came to the rescue. I wouldn't mind a Mac native version of the app, or even better, an iPhone or Android mobile app and a bluetooth link to the Trigger Box to make it easier to adjust the settings while on the move.

ESPER TriggerBox Review
14/04/2021
ESPER

Hi Vincent, many thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We're pleased to hear you were able to adapt the TriggerBoxes to your multi-camera array. Regarding the compatibility of TriggerBox Controller software on Mac, with Apple's recent OS update which dropped 32-bit application support, many specialised software (including ours) are no longer supported. However, you can still use TriggerBox Controller software on macOS pre-Catalina (10.15). Thanks - Albert

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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