Your Promote Control offers a multitude of camera control modes that will help in your daily photography needs. You can easily navigate through available camera control modes using the "Mode" button. Hold the "Left" navigation key while pressing the "Mode" button to switch through the available modes in the reverse direction. Refer to following sections to learn more about each mode.
To get started, use "Mode" button to scroll to the "High Dynamic Range" mode. Use the four way navigation keypad to change settings. First, select a setting to be changed using the "Left" and "Right" keys, then use the "Up" and "Down" keys to change the value of the currently selected setting. After altering all desired settings, press the "Center" button to confirm your choices.
Finally, make sure your camera is properly connected and set up as described in the Connections and Camera Setup chapters. With your camera in Manual exposure and Manual focus, press "Start" button on the Promote Control to begin capturing images. Promote Control displays the current image sequence step and the time remaining, before moving to each next step. As each image sequence finishes, Promote Control emits an optional audible signal and returns to the mode settings screen.
If an error condition is encountered before or while taking pictures, Promote Control stops and prints an error message on the display, and optionally, emits an audible sound. Press the "Center" button to dismiss the error message and return to the mode settings screen. If there is not enough available light to read the error message, briefly press the "Power" button to activate the display backlight. Promote Control temporarily disables the display backlight during exposure sequences to avoid interfering with the exposure. The display backlight also turns off automatically after a user-configurable timeout period. Reactivate the display backlight any time by briefly pressing the "Power" button.
If you want to cancel an exposure sequence before it completes, press and hold the "Power" button while the exposure sequence is active. Promote Control will pause the current exposure sequence and offer an option to resume it by pressing "Start" button, or return to the mode settings screen by pressing any other button. When finished using the Promote Control, press and hold the "Power" button to turn the unit off. Promote Control memorizes your current settings as it powers off and restores them the next time it powers back on