Elinchrom Transmitter Pro

All you need in one extraordinary place

Enter a new world of possibilities with the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro

Imagine having all the features you could possibly want in one single transmitter.
With the Transmitter Pro, you can create in automatic TTL (Through the Lens) mode or access High Speed Sync and Hi-Sync via the LCD display screen and seamlessly synchronize at speeds of up to 1/8000s. Freeze motion, darken and overpower ambient light or use a wider aperture: it’s all so simple.
The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is more than a trigger  for flash units, it’s the key to a whole new world.

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Get up to speed

Set up fast, get real-time display of your remote flash settings on your LCD screen and use that 200m (656 feet) working range for full control.
You won’t miss a beat with the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro.

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Stay in sync

Sync any compatible Elinchrom flash unit at up to 1/8000s. Manage them as a group or individually. Make the most of the ODS setting to customize your Hi-Sync or HSS timing in any conditions and achieve flawless results.

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Open your options

Choose a wider aperture, freeze motion, darken backgrounds and overpower the sun at unprecedented distances.
The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro opens the way.

Keep exploring

Compatible with all major camera brands, the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro runs on 2 classic AA batteries, so you can change them anywhere and prolong your adventure.

“You have to master light to get convincing results and Elinchrom makes that simple”

John Wilhelm

Master light
With TTL, HSS and Hi-Sync

Quick set up, fast shutter speeds

The most complete wireless transmitter

Control and visualise

Elinchrom’s most advanced transmitter ever gives you the ability to control and visualise the power and modelling light levels of up to 10 Elinchrom units directly from your transmitter.
The large LCD display and easy to use navigation menu, makes this an intuitive and informative system to speed up your workflow.

Available for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Pentax.

Get set for your next adventure.

Overview

Distance range

Up to 200 m

Groups

4

Technology

TTL, HSS, Hi-Sync

Channels

40

 

Transmitter Pro

Sync voltage
5 V
Length
85 mm
Width
68 mm
Height
57 mm

Weight
with AA batteries
0.170 kg

Weight
empty
0.120 kg
Supplied with
USB to USB Mini cable
Material
Plastic
Skyport type
Elinchrom Transmitter Pro
Skyport distance range 200 m
HSS / TTL / Hi-Sync Automatically at sync speeds above the normal x-sync
Available for
Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax
   

Downloads

Transmitter Pro – QSG – FW 3.0

Quick Start Guide for the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro (Firmware 3.0) – 01.2019

More about firmware updates

English

Transmitter Pro – User Manual – FW 3.0

User manual for the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro (Firmware 3.0) – 05.2019

More about firmware updates

Download

Elinchrom Updater v2.40 (macOS)

Elinchrom firmware updater for Elinchrom devices.

Download

Elinchrom Updater v2.40 (Windows)

Elinchrom firmware updater for Elinchrom devices.

To run the software, please follow these instructions:

1. Right-click on the .zip file you downloaded, and extract it to a folder of your choice (e.g. Desktop)

2. Go to the newly extracted folder (in this case EL_Updater) and double click on the .exe file EL_Updater.exe (the one with the Elinchrom logo as an icon)

Download

FAQ

Transmitter Pro

What is ODS?

ODS means Over Drive Sync in Hi-Sync mode.
It enables to fine-tune the Transmitter Pro trigger signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds while gaining more light.
The ODS Setup offers adjustment from 0.1 to 5.0 ms or can be switched off.
The ODS value will vary depending on the camera and the flash unit used, and must be adjusted manually.

Transmitter Pro and unit compatibility

A list of compatible cameras and flash units with the Transmitter Pro is available here.
www.elinchrom.com/support/compatibility/

Unit is not displayed on the Transmitter Pro

Units equipped with a plug-in Transceiver RX are limited in remote features.
These units can however be triggered and controlled (but with no visual feedback) by the Transmitter Pro.
For more information about compatibility, please check this page.

Use a Transmitter Pro for Canon on a Nikon camera and reverse

Yes, you can use it but in manual mode only.
Only the hot-shoe middle contact is available to trigger Elinchrom flash units.
You can use a Canon Transmitter Pro on a Nikon camera or a Nikon Transmitter Pro on a Canon in manual mode.
You can still control power and see the unit displayed on the Transmitter.
Keep in mind HS, HSS and ODS features are not available and will not have any effect.

Transmitter Pro firmware update

The firmware of the Transmitter Pro can be updated via the mini USB socket.
Please download the Elinchrom Updater software.

Blue and green light

The blue light in the back of the Transmitter Pro is the TTL communication with the camera.
The green light in the front of the Transmitter Pro is the EL-Skyport communication between the transmitter and the Elinchrom flash unit.

ELSP mode

The Skyport Transmitter system has 2 operating modes that offer different shooting functionalities.


NORMAL Sync Mode
Green LED – 200 m (656’) working range – Synchro is limited to X-Sync.

SPEED Sync Mode
Red LED – 100 m (328’) working range – Synchro is limited to X-Sync but enables faster shutter speeds only on digital medium format cameras.

To use shutter speeds of up to 1/8000s, the HS / Hi-Sync mode must be activated on the Transmitter Pro when used in both Normal and Speed mode.

Read more about the ELSP mode.

Speed Mode and Transmitter Pro

If you apply sync mode settings (ELSP) to the Transmitter, you need to apply the same settings to the flash unit (same as changes in the frequency channel or group settings).
We recommend using the unit and transmitter always in Normal Sync mode, you gain maximum distance range and only use the HS function for faster shutter speeds, up to 1/8000s.

How to setup Hi-Sync/HSS ?

Hi-Sync or HSS mode is detected automatically.
Enabling the Hi-Sync/HSS feature is very simple but different for each camera.
However, some cameras need a specific setup to be able to engage Hi-Sync or HSS.
How to setup hi-sync / hss mode.

 

HS and HSS in the same setup

Yes, TTL Elinchrom units integrated into an existing Elinchrom setup with Hi-Sync and HSS altogether work seamlessly.

Read more about this.

Elinchrom’s HSS compared with Elinchrom’s Hi-Sync

The ELB 400 with a Quadra HS head and the ELB 500 TTL with an ELB 500 head are so very similar from power output. Whether one is more powerful than the other now depends upon the individual camera.
HSS offers the advantage of less exposure banding and no gradient in the exposure than HS.

Transmitter Pro and Skyport Plus HS? What is the difference?

Skyport Plus HS is the previous name of the Transmitter Pro and is not used anymore.
Starting from firmware 2.1, bringing TTL compatibility on compatible units, the Skyport Plus HS became Transmitter Pro.

Impossible to go higher than 1/200s shutter speed

Hi-Sync or HSS mode is detected automatically with compatible units.
However, some cameras need a specific setup to be able to engage Hi-Sync or HSS:

How to setup hi-sync / hss mode.

  • Always check if you have the latest firmware installed.
  • If you use higher shutter speeds 1/400s and more, you should see a little “HS” symbol in the upper bar of the Transmitter Pro; this indicates that hi-sync is active.
  • Try different shutter speeds.
  • A decent grading over the image is unavoidable; this is the relation between camera chip size and the flash duration of the unit.
  • Try to use lower flash power settings. Hi-Sync requires a longer flash duration.
  • On the Transmitter  Pro, you find the ODS settings. Try to play with this setting to shift the exposure window to the best possible sync result.

What unit is TTL compatible?

The Elinchrom ONE, the ELB 500 TTL, and the ELC 125 / 500 are compatible with TTL along with the Transmitter Pro.

For more information, please check the compatibility chart.


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