Using V6 to trigger Studio flash strobes in sequence for cut-out mask

Hello everybody,

I hope you can help me. I plan to photograph product like this: 
-One Flash A behind the object as backgroundlighting . It will be fired only together with 1.st shoot to get the mask
-Two Flash B & C  in front of the object as motiv lighting. It will be fired  only together with 2nd.shoot 

The only problem i see is that, i only have the big flash strobe in studio like walimex, hensel...
How can i use Cactus V6 to trigger them sequencely?

Thanks much
Sadaha



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  • Hello Sadaha,

    You can connect the V6 o a studio strobe by using PC sync cable such as this one:
    http://store.cactus-image.com/cactus-coiled-3-5mm-plug-cable-with-6-35mm-plug-adapter-ca-360/

    There won't be remote power control, but there's no problem with flash triggering signals.

    In fact you could hook up two strobes to Group A and/or B, and another two strobes to Group B and/or C, and it will work just as if connecting portable flash units (speedlights).

    I hope the above helps!  Thank you.

    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    To help us better help you, always state the exact firmware version installed on your Cactus device(s), such as: "1.1.013", "FUJ.1.002", "v.103".

    For the time being, Cactus V6 (MK1) running on firmware version 2.1.001 can be triggered by a V6 II (MK2) running on Multi-brand HSS firmware (e.g. 1.1.013) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  Other "A" version of X-TTL firmware will be released soon. For both Multi-brand HSS and X-TTL firmware versions (FUJ, SIG, SON), install firmware version 103 / 205 on your RF60X / RF60.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    Nikon D750 users please read this thread: 

    Fujifilm EF-X500 users please read this thread:

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Hi Antonio,
    thanks. It means that i need to buy 3 Cactus V6 right?
    - one pluged into flash group A as Rx
    - one pluged into flash group B as RX
    -one mounted to camera hotshoe as TX

    And when i shoot one photo after another, the flash group will sequencely be fired, A on- B off then A off- B on, and again right?
    Do i need any setting in camera? i have a canon 70D

    I ask too much to make sure what i think is right , because we let the PC remote the camera shooting automatically in sequence

    Thanks
    sadaha
  • Right on, Sadaha!

    One V6 (TX) on camera's hot shoe, and each flash gets one V6 (RX) unit.

    On the camera you just need to seelct continuous shot and press and hold the shutter button. Here's an example:


    Thanks!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    To help us better help you, always state the exact firmware version installed on your Cactus device(s), such as: "1.1.013", "FUJ.1.002", "v.103".

    For the time being, Cactus V6 (MK1) running on firmware version 2.1.001 can be triggered by a V6 II (MK2) running on Multi-brand HSS firmware (e.g. 1.1.013) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  Other "A" version of X-TTL firmware will be released soon. For both Multi-brand HSS and X-TTL firmware versions (FUJ, SIG, SON), install firmware version 103 / 205 on your RF60X / RF60.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    Nikon D750 users please read this thread: 

    Fujifilm EF-X500 users please read this thread:

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
  • Sadaha,

    just in case the video is not a 100% clear, for your purpose you can use the V6's group cycling mode.

    In your case you would assign your flash "A" to group A, and your flashes "B & C" to groups C & D (or both"B & C"  to group C, in case you don't want to or cannot control their power independently).

    In the "AB-CD" group cycling mode, the V6 will then alternate back and forth between your flash ensembles "A" and "B&C", i.e., you will get separate exposures for your mask and standard lighting.
  • edited June 2016 PM
    @Class A: thank you ! i have worried that in the video the camera was set with "continous shot" while i want to make single shot
    Now its clearer. I'll buy 3 cactus v6 later in amazon
    . I'll post the result here
  • Hi everyone,
    just tested cactus V6 with cut out mask. It works really well, I post here the ever first test. 

    Thanks for all quick and nice support !

    test.jpg
    1643 x 674 - 68K
  • edited June 2016 PM
    @namgiaonline

    Cool sample image. Thanks so much for sharing with us. :)

    Hope that the Group Sequence function will streamline your produciton time!
    Antonio Lao
    Brand Manager
    _____________

    To help us better help you, always state the exact firmware version installed on your Cactus device(s), such as: "1.1.013", "FUJ.1.002", "v.103".

    For the time being, Cactus V6 (MK1) running on firmware version 2.1.001 can be triggered by a V6 II (MK2) running on Multi-brand HSS firmware (e.g. 1.1.013) and not by X-TTL firmware versions: PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  No schedule has been released yet. 

    Cactus RF60X / RF60 Firmware versions A01 and A02 currently ONLY works with PEN.A.001 and OLY.A.001.  Other "A" version of X-TTL firmware will be released soon. For both Multi-brand HSS and X-TTL firmware versions (FUJ, SIG, SON), install firmware version 103 / 205 on your RF60X / RF60.

    Cactus RF60 is now an off-camera TTL flash with firmware version 205 or later!

    Metz M400 (for Fujifilm) is now supported on the Cactus V6 II (HSS and TTL).

    Nikon D750 users please read this thread: 

    Fujifilm EF-X500 users please read this thread:

    Feel free to suggest an improvement or share product ideas. Contact us directly at info@cactus-image.com.  At Cactus, we listen. 
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