A patent filed by James Clark of Lab Partners Associates, Inc – better known to most as the makers of the Pocketwizard brand of wireless flash triggers – has surfaced that details an embedded radio transmitter for wirelessly triggering multiple remote flashes.The July 26, 2010 patent claim includes:
A method for controlling one or more remote photographic flash devices from a camera body, the method comprising:
- electrically receiving a flash synchronization signal internal to the camera body;
- using the flash synchronization signal to generate within the camera body an RF signal;
- communicating the RF signal via a wired connection to an antenna external to the camera body; and
- wirelessly communicating the RF signal from the external antenna to the one or more remote photographic flash devices.