AIR Commander Entire
If you are a drone user, wildlife photographer or professional cinematographer, for sure you needed a long-range remote control for your camera many times. No matter, if your camera is mounted on a drone, cinema crane, cable cam, or on the buggy for wildlife photography. AIR Commander Entire is a device you are finding for. Piece of very smart electronics, which is able to control almost any current camera.
Nikon Z7 or Z6 and D850 is available for control via USB. The USB connection cable for Nikon is included in each package of the Entire remote.
I’m using Nikon for long years. Now I purchased a drone and want to have remote control above the camera in mid-air.Request from our customer.
Option 1 – AIR Commander v2
The most suggested solution is based on AIR Commander Entire as camera remote controller and AIR Commander v2 as a long-range wireless link. AIR Commander v2 will just transfer your commands from the place where you or your camera operator stands and remote location (drone, crane, cable cam or etc.). AIR Commander v2 Receiver just accepts these commands and forward them to the Entire, which will execute them on your Nikon camera. Interconnection between AIR Commander v2 Receiver and the Entire is very simple, just one cable which includes also power for the Receiver. Interconnection cable is included in
Option 2 – Hobby RC Receiver
Another option is controlling the Entire via usual hobby RC transmitter with S.BUS output. This solution can have a slightly better range, however, hobby transmitter is large, heavy and controlling camera by the stick is not that user-friendly as Option 1. RC Receiver can be powered up from the Entire via S.BUS cable. S.BUS cable is included in a basic package of the Entire. You
Option 3 – DJI Lightbridge 2
Optionally you can use DJI Lightbridge 2 wireless link from your DJI M600 drone as a control channel. For this solution, you will need DJI Expansion Kit for your DJI Transmitter. This kit enables you to transmit custom commands via Lightbridge to F-Ports of your drone. Because DJI A3 F-ports are only PWM you need to mix them up by PWM->SBUS converter. The basic scheme is in the next picture.