Profoto Air Remotes - Wireless flash triggers | Profoto (RU)

Wireless flash triggers

First things first, before any shot can be taken and any Profoto flash can be triggered, you need a Profoto remote. You can view remotes, commonly known as “flash triggers”, as the nerve center of your lighting setup. They enable you to quickly find the correct exposure, remotely control flash settings from any shooting position, and wirelessly trigger your flashes.

All Profoto remotes connect seamlessly to both your camera and Profoto flashes and have an operating range of 100 m (330 ft). You can adjust the flash's power output in a tenth of an F-stop, or in full F-stop increments for any selected group of flashes.

With Air TTL and AirX-enabled remotes and flashes, you can focus fully on the shot rather than your gear. TTL (through the lens) instantly gives you a perfectly exposed image by using your camera’s light metering function. You can also switch from auto to manual mode to change your flash setting.

If you use HSS mode (High-Speed Sync), you can shoot with a wide-open aperture and simultaneously maintain control of your ambient light. This comes in handy on sunny days since you can shape the light at shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000s.

How to control and trigger a flash Air remotes explained in under a minute

Air remotes explained in under a minute

Profoto's product expert Chris Fain talks about the difference between TTL vs manual flash and how to control groups.
Air remotes product demo Get to know Profoto's air remotes

Get to know Profoto's air remotes

Profoto's product expert Chris Fain demonstrates Profoto's range of air remotes, our wireless flash triggers.
Quick quide What's the difference between Air1 and Air2

What's the difference between Air1 and Air2

With the introduction of the Connect Pro, there are now two unique Air settings. In this video Chris Fain will tell you how they differ, so you can choose the right mode for how you work.

What's the difference?

Profoto Connect Pro

100 channels that each host 6 groups. Use with the whole Profoto system and see all settings in absolute numbers on the screen.

TTL/HSS mode:
Yes
Number of channels: 100
Number of groups: 6 (3x TTL A-C and 3x manual D-F)
Control app: Yes
Connectors: No
Battery type: 3x AAA (typ alkaline, lithium or NiMH rechargable)
Battery time: up to 50 h (with alkaline batteries)
Available variants
: Canon, Fujifilm, Leica, Nikon, Sony

Profoto Connect Pro (Non-TTL)

Universal trigger with 100 channels that each host 6 groups. Use with the whole Profoto system and see all settings in absolute numbers on the screen.

TTL/HSS mode:
No
Number of channels: 100
Number of groups: 6
Control app: Yes
Connectors: No
Battery type: 3x AAA (typ alkaline, lithium or NiMH rechargable)
Battery time:up to 50 h (with alkaline batteries)
Available variants
: Universal

Profoto Connect

The button-free trigger, compatible with all Profoto AirTTL lights. Connect only has two settings; auto and manual.

TTL/HSS mode:
Yes
Number of channels: 100
Number of groups: 6 (3x TTL A-C and 3x manual D-F)
Control app: Yes
Connectors: No
Battery type: Built-in (rechargeable via USB-Micro)
Battery capacity: up to 30 h
Available variants: Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus/Panasonic, Sony

Profoto Air Remote

Wirelessly sync and manually control any Profoto Air light. Can be used as a transmitter or a receiver.

TTL/HSS mode:
No
Number of channels: 8
Number of groups: 6
Control app: No
Connectors: 2x 3.5 mm MiniPhone (1x Sync-in and 1x Sync out)
Battery time: up to 140 h
Battery type: 2x AAA (typ alkaline)
Available variants: Universal

Profoto Connect Pro Walkthrough of the product

Walkthrough of the product

Profoto's product expert Chris Fain gives you the full tour of the Profoto Connect Pro
Profoto Connect Pro Trigger ultimate connectivity

Trigger ultimate connectivity

With the new Connect Pro, you can enter a world of connectivity and control.

Quick guide - lighting terms explained

TTL, HSS, Bluetooth, AirX, channels, and groups in flash photography are all expressions that might seem technical, but we promise that using them is actually a piece of cake. 

What is TTL?

TTL (Through the Lens) is an automatic system that enables your camera to communicate, to the flash, via the remote, which exposure setting is suitable for the scene. When time is limited, or the light conditions constantly change, use AirTTL to get the correct exposure settings automatically.

If you don’t want to fiddle with exposure settings, just switch to manual mode with previous TTL settings intact and fine-tune the exposure until you get it just right. 

What is HSS?

HSS (High-Speed Sync) enables you to use flash at any shutter speed that goes above normal flash sync speeds. This allows you to use shutter speeds from 1/200 up to 1/8000 of a second, depending on your camera.

With HSS, you can even shape light with large apertures and at fast shutter speeds, for example setting the exposure for a dramatic sky and still getting good exposure on the model as well. HSS is great for outdoor portraits with a shallow depth of field, independent of the weather conditions.

What are channels and groups?

Channels allow you to use your flash without triggering other flashes at the same location. To avoid signal interference with other photographers’ lighting systems at for example a studio, press conferences or public events, simply switch to another channel.

Assign your flashes to various groups to adjust their individual settings from your air remote. For instance, assign your main light to the first group while selecting additional groups for fill lights, hair lights, or background lights.

Expand your vision

Imagine lighting a football pitch, a church, or an awe-inspiring ice cave in Piztal, Austria. All Profoto remotes provide seamless connectivity across an unbeatable range of 100 meters (330 ft.) Compose your scene, step away from the camera, and see the image through your own eyes. 

Profoto Air is global

If you shoot with camera brands that Profoto does not yet support with AirTTL, choose a non-TTL remote instead. These air remotes don't support TTL or HSS, but are compatible with any camera with a hot shoe, and they provide the incredible sensation of shooting freely, without any cords to cramp your creativity. 

Profoto AirX prepares you for the future

Profoto AirX Bluetooth technology is the first of its kind globally to offer the option of controlling flash from your phone and is built-in and compatible with the latest Profoto flashes. Use the Profoto Control App to adjust flash settings, install new firmware, and the Profoto Camera app to create professional images with its automatic exposure algorithm.