Reuters photographer tests camera control from an iPad during shuttle launch
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | by Rob Galbraith
Reuters shooter Scott Audette has posted a brief story highlighting the successful use of a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and an Internet-connected Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A to cover the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis last month. The workflow included extracting pictures from afar as well as remote camera control testing using an Apple iPad.
Called Space Shuttles, 5d Mark IIís and ipads, oh my!, Audette's story is an interesting read and illustrates how much wireless and remote access technology has advanced over the years (though there's plenty of room for improvement still!). A video that accompanies the story is shown below.
Come in Houston: A video that accompanies Scott Audette's story (Video courtesy Scott Audette)
Separately, Canon USA's Scott Andrews led a small team in capturing a series of time lapse sequences of Space Shuttle Discovery being prepared for its April mission. The resulting video is below (an ad plays first). Some information on how the project came together is in an Air & Space Magazine article.
Countdown: Scott Andrews' time lapse video (Video courtesy Air & Space Magazine)
Thanks to Scott Iskowitz for bringing the Scott Audette story to our attention.