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Old January 28th, 2016, 08:36 PM   #1
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Controlling FS5 with smartphone

Just getting around to experimenting with my new FS5. I've been trying to try out the wifi features especially the control with smartphone. I can get my iphone6 to connect with the camera wifi but cannot get any type of picture or the option to monitor. Would anyone have some insight to this? I do not have the stock lens BTW and am using Canon L lenses with a Commlite adaptor. Thanks
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Old January 31st, 2016, 10:10 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried to control their FS5 with their smart device?
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Old January 31st, 2016, 10:40 PM   #3
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Works fine on Android. Doesn't really work how I want it to, but as far as looking at it and starting/stopping, it works fine.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 12:59 AM   #4
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Do you have the actual picture from the camera while controlling it from a smartphone? Starting/stopping is OK, but framing and general picture monitoring would be a godsend...
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Old February 1st, 2016, 02:20 AM   #5
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Just getting around to experimenting with my new FS5. I've been trying to try out the wifi features especially the control with smartphone. I can get my iphone6 to connect with the camera wifi but cannot get any type of picture or the option to monitor. Would anyone have some insight to this? I do not have the stock lens BTW and am using Canon L lenses with a Commlite adaptor. Thanks
Works fine. Don't have the camera with me at the moment but the option to view is buried away in one of the menus. The UI on the app is simply awful! But I have had it working. IIRC one of the menus at the top lets you do it.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 05:17 AM   #6
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What is actually the name of the Android/iOS app?
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Old February 1st, 2016, 06:07 AM   #7
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I have a whole chapter devoted to this subject in my master class and have connected the camera to my iPad numerous times. The app is called Content Browser Mobile.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 06:34 AM   #8
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Thanks Doug.
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My advice: Don't even waste your time with it.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 08:22 AM   #10
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Not going to; just a technological novelty to try :)

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My advice: Don't even waste your time with it.
Really? Thought it looked quite useful if you are using the FS5 as a locked off B camera where the camera is remote to you as a lone operator (depending on what the range is like). Sure it isn't up to much but allows you to check everything is ticking over.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 10:10 AM   #12
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What info are you hoping to see wirelessly?
I'd be interested to hear how you liked it once you've actually used it on a real production.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 11:45 AM   #13
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Help frame yourself for standups as a lone shooter / VJ. I've had producers try to frame but always way too much headspace. This way they can tilt tripod up / down and I can check framing while I'm in shot.

That said, haven't actually used it in the field yet, just practice at home.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 12:02 PM   #14
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Good luck with that.
In my opinion, it would be much easier to spin the LCD screen around to face forward and use the mirror button.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 12:42 PM   #15
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I suppose it depends on how bright the sun is and how far away one is from the camera.

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