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AlimParis
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wire connection

Postby AlimParis » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 am

Hello everybody,

a quick search on the forum doesn't help me to get the information I look for.
so, here is my question : is it possible to pair and iPad and a canon 70D camera with the Apple USB camera adapter ? If not, is there any solution to pair with a cable (wire) ?

plus, would you recommend any basic router to use wifi infrastructure mode ?

Thanks a lot.

Alim

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tim
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Re: wire connection

Postby tim » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:14 am

Hi Alim,
Sorry no, Apple does not make it possible for a wired connection between an iOS device and a camera. The USB adapter they offer can only support very limited reading of files - cannot control the camera, do live view, or lots of other important needed things. That's why Wifibooth uses wifi.

For the router, it depends how mobile it needs to be. If you're looking for a portable unit that you can build into a box etc (so it can't get too hot), then I recommend the DLink "plug style" routers (a very old one I like is the DLink DIR-505. Not sure if there is a newer one, probably...)
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Re: wire connection

Postby tim » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:32 pm

An update here: Apple opened up USB access to cameras in iOS 14.2, and we have updated Wifibooth to use this (4.12.0).
If you have a Canon DSLR camera and your iPad has iOS 14.2, you can now use a USB wired connection to connect your camera.
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Re: wire connection

Postby apochromatic » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:54 am

Hi Tim!

I just saw that Wifibooth accepts USB connection for Canon Cameras. However, I have difficulties to make it work.

My configuration :
- iPad Pro 3rd Gen, iOS 14.4
- Canon 1300D
- USB-Hub : Hyper Drive (to have USB-A ports)
- USB A to micro-USB Canon Cable.

Wifibooth cannot detect the camera. Have I done something wrong? Thanks in advance!

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Re: wire connection

Postby tim » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:13 am

The first thing to check is always the hub: please try without the hub.
You'll need a USB-C to USB-A/female adapter like this: https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Type ... B01GGKYYT0
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Re: wire connection

Postby tim » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:23 am

... update: the 1300D might disable usb when wifi is enabled. Try disabling wifi.
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Re: wire connection

Postby apochromatic » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:03 am

Hi Tim!

It works when wifi is disabled. :) Thanks for the idea.
Wired, it works very well, much more reactive than wifi.

FYI, the USB-C hub "HyperDrive POWER 9-in-1" works.

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Re: wire connection

Postby tim » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:24 am

Great thanks for the feedback!
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Re: wire connection

Postby kazandeffect » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:26 pm

Just butting in to say holy crap, Tim, this new update is amazing. My crew and I are thoroughly excited for the dramatic reduction in awkward pauses between shots- big fan of your work as always! -Kaz

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Re: wire connection

Postby tim » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:40 pm

Thanks Kaz!
Hope you get a chance to check out Booth.Events too!
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