Highlight Tech: Flex DSLR Remote

Posted in Equipment, Video by Dave Goldgaber on January 12, 2011

Highlight Tech is a weekly series where we show off the best-kept secrets of ARC’s photo & video arsenal.

It seems we’ve passed the point where there is an accessory for every conceivable DSLR niche. If you can imagine it, it most likely exists (embrace the “there’s an app for that” mentality). To help shooters, we’re launching a new weekly post about an underused and overlooked add-ons.

First up, the Flex-RC1 DSLR Remote by Switronix.

The Flex is a rig-able remote that triggers the start/stop button while in video mode on an HDSLR. When the optic hose is aligned with the cameras sensor, the user can start/stop video recording from up to 1 meter away. We’ve actually tested the remote at 3 meters away and it functioned properly without a hitch.

Another plus is that the remote is smaller than a standard video battery, weighs a few ounces, and can rig to almost anything. You’ll find it really convenient when you can’t reach the record button, for instance, when the HDSLR is on a jib or steadicam. The only downside is that it’s only available for the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D.

It’s $9 for the first day, $7 for each additional day, $10 for a three day weekend, and $25 for a full week.

To find out more about the Flex remote’s availability or see a demo, stop by or give us a call at (212) 627-8487.

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