Multi-Camera Help

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"Multi-Camera" allows multiple Canon DSLR cameras to be controlled by a single PC or networked group of PCs. All of the cameras' controls remain fully operational when connected to the PC and pictures can be taken directly using the camera's shutter release or remotely from the PC.


"Multi-Camera" is very similar to the standard, single camera version of "DSLR Remote Pro", but without the photo booth options. Please see the section on multi-camera operation for details on controlling multiple cameras. The rest of this help file is the similar to the single camera version of DSLR Remote Pro.


New Product Name: "Multi-Camera"

In 2018 the product name was shortened to "Multi-Camera". It was previously known as "DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera". Please note that some screenshots in this help file may still show "DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera".
Note: please select the "Use legacy app name" option in Preferences if you wish to use the DSLR RemoteLib.dll interface library to control the app from other apps.


Supported Cameras

Multi-Camera supports the following Canon cameras:


Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R6

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS-1D C

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 77D/EOS 9000D

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 250D/200D II/Rebel SL3/Kiss X10

Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2/Kiss X9

Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1/Kiss X7

Canon EOS 850D/Rebel T8i/Kiss X10i

Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i/Kiss X9i

Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s/EOS 8000D

Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i/Kiss X8i

Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i/Kiss X7i

Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i/Kiss X5

Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i/Kiss X4

Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i/Kiss X3

Canon EOS 450D/Rebel XSi/Kiss X2

Canon EOS 3000D/EOS 4000D - warning: please see notes below

Canon EOS 1500D/EOS 2000D/Rebel T7/Kiss X90

Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6/Kiss X80

Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5/Kiss X70

Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3/Kiss X50

Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS/Kiss F

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Canon EOS M50 Mark II/Kiss M2 - warning: please see notes below

Canon EOS M50/Kiss M - warning: please see notes below



The Canon EOS 4000D (aka Canon EOS 3000D) is not recommended for multi-camera shooting because it does not access for connecting external power nor does it have a remote release socket.

The Canon EOS M50 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II are not recommended for systems where you need to trigger all the cameras at exactly the same time because they do not have a remote release socket.


Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

No longer supported:

Windows 7: Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 and therefore we no longer test or support our software on Windows 7.
Windows Vista: Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017 and therefore we no longer test or support our software on Windows Vista.
Windows XP: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and therefore we are no longer test or support our software on Windows XP


Maximum Number of Cameras per PC

The maximum number of cameras that can be controlled from one PC depends on the computer. Most laptop and desktop computers should be able to control up to 16 cameras. Desktop PCs generally have better power supplies than laptops and may be able to control more than 16 cameras (one customer reports reliable operation with 77 cameras controlled from a single desktop PC).

Multiple PCs can be networked together to control larger numbers of cameras. Please see this page for more information.


Triggering Cameras

Multiple cameras connected a single computer can be triggered via the USB connection but there will be a delay of approximately 1/10 second between each camera taking a photo. For larger arrays of cameras and more accurate synchronization (to within a few milliseconds) it is necessary to trigger the cameras via their remote release sockets. Please see this page on the Breeze Systems' website for more information.