(1) Does anyone know if the better-quality i/r remotes you can buy for a t3i will operate the video function (a) from a distance and (b) truly function as a remote, ie, stop, start, stop, start repeatedly from a distance without having to physically go reset something on the camera ? And specifically I mean the larger "probably" better remotes, not those flimsy little rc-6 things. (2) same question but applied to a tethered-release ? Will they actuate the video function ? I have a tethered-release for my 40d, but the 40 doesn't have video, so I can't tell anything about this from it, I bought, thru ebay, one of those tiny little rd-6 things for my T3i specifically to use as a remote for video. When I got it, it turns out not to work at all (no great loss, it was only a couple of bucks which is why I gambled on buy-to-try) - but even if it did actually work, once I had it here I can't see any use for a remote which makes me stand in front of the camera and less than 10 feet away anyway. Because I was already in E-Bay to buy that RC-6 I also ordered a similar tiny-tiny remote for a Fuji s2000hd super-zoom I've used for video for years, and it turns out to be useless, because to use it you have to set the camera on "timer delay", and then, after you actuate it once, you have to walk all the way back to the camera and re-set it once again to "timer delay" before you can trip it again. Which is useless, because if you're going to have to do that you might as well just set it on 10 second timer delay in the first place. I anticipated the remote for this camera should work 'normally', because the video-function is on the selector dial, just as if you were going to use one of the pre-set-auto things like 'sports' etc. On the T3i, because the video function and shutter-release isn't even actuated as part of the normal shutter-release button, but is a separate button altogether, I am curious as to how a remote will even make it work ? I want a remote which will allow me to set the camera on a tripod and walk 50 or a 100 feet away and function with it in whatever mode i have it set in, ie, to be able to set it in M and activate the shutter remotely as a stills camera, or to set it in the Video Mode set the exposure, pre-focus the lens manually and leave it there, walk away, and start-stop-start-stop the video filming from a distance.. Am I expecting the electronic-digital gear to do something it can't do, or what ? Gosh, I had a 12 foot mechanical cable release and a 25 foot "air-tube" release for years on my RB-67 film cameras which let me be more effectively "remote" than what I can do with what I've seen so far with these.