Interference between BR-E1 remote and Godox trigger?

Frodo

EOS RP
Nov 3, 2012
416
99
Today I shot a series of corporate headshots on the R. Used a Godox X-Pro C triggering a Godox AD200 and 685. I used a BR-E1 bluetooth remote with the camera on a tripod. In about one in 3 or 4 exposures, neither flash fired, but when the flashes fired exposure was perfect. This was not due to insufficient charging time, as then I would expect the more powerful AD200 to fire. And the trigger is nearly new. However, when I used the camera shutter directly, the flash fired 100% of the time.

Is there some interference between the bluetooth remote and the Godox trigger?
 

Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
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Today I shot a series of corporate headshots on the R. Used a Godox X-Pro C triggering a Godox AD200 and 685. I used a BR-E1 bluetooth remote with the camera on a tripod. In about one in 3 or 4 exposures, neither flash fired, but when the flashes fired exposure was perfect. This was not due to insufficient charging time, as then I would expect the more powerful AD200 to fire. And the trigger is nearly new. However, when I used the camera shutter directly, the flash fired 100% of the time.

Is there some interference between the bluetooth remote and the Godox trigger?
That can be a reason for sure. I had multiple misfires with the Godox ad600 just by standing to close to my beauty dish.
 

Frodo

EOS RP
Nov 3, 2012
416
99
I couldn't find a solution to this problem (its pretty embarrassing when your flash doesn't fire when doing a portrait), so I bought a wired remote.
This also removes the (IMHO) excessively complex process for using the Bluetooth remote:
- Select Enable Bluetooth
- Select Bluetooth remote
- Select self-timer under drive
- Release shutter.

The first two steps were not needed with the infrared remote (RC-1 (?)) in my previous EOS cameras - even though that remote was effectively useless in sunshine and only worked through line-of-sight with the front of the camera)
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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CR Pro
Mar 25, 2011
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Some of the Bluetooth protocols only allow one device to be connected. Its a issue that is starting to be noticed, so Bluetooth 5 allows for two audio devices, but thats just the headset protocol. You can often pair multiple devices, but only one can be active. If the BR-1 can be powered down, do that and see if things work then.