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Your Camera: Unwired


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Learn how you can use Wi-Fi to remote control your camera, upload to your web site or even turn your camera into a server; and how to bring the Internet to all of your shoots.

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Your Camera: Unwired

  1. 1. Your Camera: Unwired Wi-Fi Solutions For Your Camera
  2. 2. A few words about Wi-Fi: A short range networking protocol, generally good for up to 300 feet without special antennas. A wireless router distributes the internet connection and creates a WiFi Routers local wireless network. All of the devices discussed today require a wireless network to function.
  3. 3. Wi-Fi Versions 802.11n (144~300 Mbit) latest and fastest 802.11g (54 Mbit) current common standard 802.11b (11 Mbit) becoming obsolete 802.11a (54 Mbit) not commonly used
  4. 4. What’s a Wi-Fi camera good for? Tethered shooting, without the tether Remote control of camera See photos as they are taken Speed up workflow for event photography, by downloading as you shoot Quick uploads enable photo-blogging with a better camera than a phone Can’t shoot video remotely, but can upload after shooting
  5. 5. Tethered shooting without the tether Lightroom: use Auto-Import to setup a “watched folder” Aperture: use Automator to setup a “hot folder”: Bridge: navigate to watched folder
  6. 6. We’re going to talk about: OnOne DSLR Remote Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Cards Canon WFT packs
  7. 7. OnOne DSLR Remote App for iPhone/iPod Touch Talks to server application (Mac/Windows - included) Compatible with most Canon and Nikon DSLRs Photos are downloaded to computer
  8. 8. DSLR Remote Setup Connect camera to computer via USB Launch Camera Remote Server Launch iPhone App
  9. 9. Other Features: Live View with focus Auto Bracketing (+/- 5 stops) Intervalometer (up to 24hrs between shots)
  10. 10. Demo
  11. 11. Good uses for DSLR Remote Remote shutter release Getting in the picture Controlling camera when awkward to see screen Works well, easy to use Requires camera to be connected to computer
  12. 12. Eye-Fi SD Cards Consumer-friendly solution for any camera with an SD card Uses computer application to configure card and download photos Works with Eye-Fi server to send to other locations (Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, ftp server) Different versions of different sizes and features.
  13. 13. Best strategy for Wi-Fi Uploading Shoot RAW+JPEG (both saved on card) Upload only the JPEG (for speed), while keeping the RAW for future critical editing For uploading directly to public web sites, use Protect function to choose your best shots.
  14. 14. Eye-Fi SD Card Lineup
  15. 15. Eye-Fi SD Card Compatibility Compatible with most cameras that use SD/SDHC cards Compatible with Canon 1D(s) Mk II/III/IV, Nikon D300s Canon Rebel T2i incorporates Eye-Fi menu SD > CF card adapters not recommended
  16. 16. Eye-Fi card setup Connect to computer to register card and configure network Other configuration info is saved on Eye-Fi website Unique configuration for each card
  17. 17. Uploading images to your computer Save images to Auto-Import folder
  18. 18. Upload to Internet Most popular sites are built-in, ftp access also available
  19. 19. Upload to Internet Eye-Fi server can resize images before sending to Internet site
  20. 20. Upload to Internet You can upload all photos or just selected ones
  21. 21. Demo
  22. 22. Eye-Fi Cards are good for: Simplest completely wireless tethering setup Great solution for blogging or social networking Easy geotagging Weak radio, but pro model supports 802.11n Pricey (but cheaper than other solutions)
  23. 23. Canon WFT Pack Dedicated pack (different versions to fit specific cameras) Professional solution: Most powerful features, most difficult configuration
  24. 24. WFT Models WFT-E5A (for 7D) WFT-E4A II (for 5D MkII) WFT-E3A (for 40D/50D) WFT-E2A II (for 1D(s) Mk III/IV) “A” Models for North America
  25. 25. 4 ways to work with WFTs: Upload photos via FTP Canon EOSUtility software Control camera from web browser (WFTserver) Control multiple WFTs with LinkedShot
  26. 26. WFT setup Find network
  27. 27. WFT setup Enter your password using the scroll wheel. Tedious.
  28. 28. WFT setup Enter all settings on many screens
  29. 29. WFT setup Five presets so “pain of setup” is minimized
  30. 30. Uploading to your computer Setup FTP server on your computer
  31. 31. Uploading to your computer Use static IP address to simplify repeat setups
  32. 32. Demo
  33. 33. Camera as server Log into camera from any web browser (including iPhone) Control settings, trip shutter Live View with remote focus Download photos Use static IP address on camera for repeat setups
  34. 34. Demo
  35. 35. Good uses for WFT pack Best solution for Remote camera control without computer connection Excellent wireless tethered shooting Good wi-fi range Poor software, difficult to configure Remote cameras at track & field finish line, Beijing Olympics (Vincent Laforet)
  36. 36. Other capabilities of WFT Connect to wired networks Save to external USB drive Use external GPS
  37. 37. Conclusions
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