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Finally a remote to trigger VIDEO on our NEX cameras

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by macsoft, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. macsoft

    macsoft TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Hi,
    Here is a little review I've made on the redNEX, a remote that can trigger VIDEO on the NEX cameras.
    the product page is this one: redNEX - Video & Photo Remote Control for your NEX camera


    My review is on youtube here:
    [video=youtube;V-HZ4rv_SeE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-HZ4rv_SeE[/video]

    Let me know if someone else has tried this.
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I never realized the existing remote didn't work on video.
     
  3. macsoft

    macsoft TalkEmount Rookie

    16
    Feb 26, 2012
    Nope, we don't know why, but none of the remotes out there work for video :S
    except this one. works great with both my NEX 7 and NEX 5.
     
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Sony's own DSLR-RMT2 works just fine for video. In fact, I have one here and I?m very satisfied after various cheaper remotes failed me badly. Well, maybe my type of use is simply too demanding for the cheaper ones.
     
  5. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    471
    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Chad
    Yup, the RTM-DSLR2 works perfect for shutter and movies on my NEX-6. Just tried it and it does start and stop video recording.
     
  6. macsoft

    macsoft TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Well I tried a RTM-DSLR2 with my NEX 7 and no go.
    the previous RMT-DSLR also had a RECORD button that does nothing on my NEX
     
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    First, the old RMT-DSLR didn't have the ability to start video recording.

    Second, the video button on the RMT-DSLR2 works just fine with my first generation NEX-5, so I expect it to work with every NEX camera (except if you turned off the video button, of course).
     
  8. macsoft

    macsoft TalkEmount Rookie

    16
    Feb 26, 2012
    Well it does not work with the NEX 7.
    And turning OFF the video button should not make a difference. At least it does not with this redNEX remote. Even with the button OFF you can still trigger the video recording with the redNEX remote.
     
  9. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Well, at least it should work after the rumored fw update and on all newer cameras. Like I said I won't buy any cheap remote again - every single one failed me after just some months, and I need to trust these things ...
     
  10. macsoft

    macsoft TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    MY camera is running the latest firmware.
    This is not a cheap remote. Not in price, or apearence. Good thing it does not complicate with a lot of buttons. Just video and photo.
    I had a little photo cheap remote once. it still works today.
    What do you do to your remotes? :)