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Old November 9th, 2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Smartphone control of AX100 with manual exposure?

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I'd like to use my smartphone to control the AX100, mainly to check framing of stage events that I am performing in. When I set up exposure and switch to smartphone control mode, everything seems to revert to auto exposure. Is there a way around this?

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Old November 12th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #2
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Wow, did I stump dvinfo?! This would be a major bummer as it's one of the main reasons I got the camera! Do other smartphone-monitored cameras suffer the same fatal flaw?

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Old November 12th, 2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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i've used it in the past and as far as I can tell you can change mode and zoom in and out - everything is on auto, even after you stop using it remotely. Play memories is pretty limited, they have better for some of their Dslr line but sadly not for the AX100
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Old November 12th, 2015, 07:18 PM   #4
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Wow. What amazes me is you can set up perfect manual exposure and WB on the camera and then switching to smartphone control resets it. Unbelievably bad design. Do you know of other solutions for remote monitoring? I just need to check that all the performers are in the frame.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 01:03 AM   #5
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"CBM " will control the pxw x70.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 01:47 AM   #6
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Interesting -- but apparently it doesn't see the AX100? I was just able to connect to my AX100 with PlayMemories but not CBM. I thought X70 and AX100 were virtually identical...did I miss something?
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Old November 16th, 2015, 04:15 PM   #7
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Re: Smartphone control of AX100 with manual exposure?

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Wow. What amazes me is you can set up perfect manual exposure and WB on the camera and then switching to smartphone control resets it. Unbelievably bad design. Do you know of other solutions for remote monitoring? I just need to check that all the performers are in the frame.
Probably overkill but there are plenty of wireless SDI/HDMI monitoring solutions out there - a lot of them would be more expensive than the camera! You would need to use the infrared remote to control the camera itself.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 12:49 AM   #8
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Yeah, I'm afraid that's overkill for me...it seems it would be better to just buy a better camera at that rate. THe AX100's colors are very dull in low light as well. It seems like much more of a consumer camera than I anticipated.... Is the GH4 considered the right upgrade even with low-light as a priority, or is the general consensus to go all the way to A7S II?
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