You can trigger the shutter with sound by using the Sound Trigger. It can use any microphone that is configured to work with Windows.
Initial one-time setup
- Shut down ControlMyNikon.
- Plug your microphone into your computer.
- Configure the microphone in the Windows control panel Sound applet.
- Once you have confirmed it is working, shut down the control panel applet.
Setting the Trigger
- Connect to your camera.
- Go to the Triggers menu and select ‘Sound’.
- In the Sound tab, select the microphone from the list.
- Adjust the Threshold slider to maximum (furthest to the right).
- Check the ‘Enabled’ checkbox.
- Adjust the threshold so it is just to the right of the sound level.
- Make a sound that exceeds the threshold and monitor the log to see that the trigger occurred.
- Select an action from the list.
- Set the Reset interval to 10 seconds.
- Put a checkmark beside the Action Enable checkbox.
- Make a sound that exceeds the threshold and confirm that the action was performed.
- Some microphones are more sensitive than others.
- Make sure the reset is long enough to capture the image and transfer it to the computer.