Your Promote Control is an easy to use device that adapts to your preferences and lets you move easily from basic operations to advanced functionality as needed. In this section we will only set up the basic functionality needed to get started. All settings will be stored into Promote Control's internal memory every time you turn it off (or when it powers down automatically).
With your Promote Control on, press "Left" and "Right" buttons simultaneously to enter Promote Control Setup menu. "Left" and "Right" buttons scroll through available settings, while "Up" and "Down" buttons change setting values. To get started, we will set up the following:
1.If you purchased and connected a shutter cable, scroll to "Use a separate cable for shutter release", and set it to Yes. When this setting is enabled, you will need to keep the shutter cable connected when you use your Promote Control.
2.If your camera supports exposures shorter 1/4000 sec (normally down to 1/8000 sec), scroll to "Enable exposures below 1/4000" setting and set that to Yes.
3.If your camera supports ISO steps of 1/3 EV (most mid and pro grade digital SLR cameras allow that), scroll to "Enable 1/3 EV ISO steps" setting and set that to Yes.
If you plan on using Bulb Ramping or Bulb HDR modes and have a Bulb Ramp Assist cable connected, it is essential to calibrate the Shutter Close Delay. This calibration is specific to each camera model, and calibration process needs to be repeated if you change your camera model.
Use the following workflow to calibrate the shutter close delay.
1.Scroll to "Shutter close delay" setting.
2.Make sure your camera is on and both shutter cable and Bulb Ramp Assist cables are connected.
3.Insert a memory card into your camera and make sure it has enough space for at least three images.
4.Set your camera to manual focus.
5.Set your camera to manual exposure mode.
6.Set your camera to Bulb exposure.
7.Press "Up" button on the Promote Control to start calibration process. Promote Control will take three consecutive images and complete the calibration process.
When done, press "Center" button to return to your previously activated mode screen.