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Jul 11, 2013 19:22 |  #1
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Does anyone own an android tablet that allows you to hook up your canon and view the cameras Live view on the tablets display?
If so, how are you hooking it up? Usb or HDMI?
Is it easy and clear to focus
Also, what is the lag time?
Last, if you are using Magic Lantern on your camera, how is it looking on the tablet?

I'm thinking about buying something like this
http://www.bestbuy.com …18604366681&sku​Id=5064393 (external link)

Do you think it will work good?
By the way, this will be used for video, not photos so it's got to be pretty smooth with preferably no lag time to get a good focus on moving people


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Jul 11, 2013 19:57 |  #2

I have the very same Samsung Galaxy tablet as you've posted. Fantastic little tablet when out and about. Make sure you buy the model with 3G. Here, Samsung has blurred the lines between mobile phone and tablet.

I'm thinking of ditching my iPad2 for the 10" version.

I have often thought if it's possible to use this tablet for live view with my EOS M.


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Jul 11, 2013 20:03 |  #3
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yogestee wrote in post #16112297 (external link)
I have the very same Samsung Galaxy tablet as you've posted. Fantastic little tablet when out and about. Make sure you buy the model with 3G. Here, Samsung has blurred the lines between mobile phone and tablet.

I'm thinking of ditching my iPad2 for the 10" version.

I have often thought if it's possible to use this tablet for live view with my EOS M.

I wasn't looking for a review of the tablet... Lol
'Dslr controller' seems to be what everyone is using with the 30 pin to USB OTG adapter. I really want to know the response time, and if It will work with magic lantern.


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Jul 11, 2013 20:23 |  #4

AAphotog wrote in post #16112314 (external link)
I wasn't looking for a review of the tablet... Lol
'Dslr controller' seems to be what everyone is using with the 30 pin to USB OTG adapter. I really want to know the response time, and if It will work with magic lantern.

OK mate,, when you find out, give me a shout.


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Jul 11, 2013 22:08 |  #5

Yes, I have a Nexus 7 that supports USB On-The-Go and connects to my Canon DSLRs via USB and lets me do live view and control my camera.


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Jul 11, 2013 22:17 |  #6

Forgot to mention the software is DSLR Controller which is still Beta but available at Gooogle Play for $8-9.


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Jul 11, 2013 22:20 |  #7

I use DLSR controller on a Toshiba Thrive and when it works it works well. Sometimes it's flawless, sometimes it closes after every other shot. :rolleyes: I went with the Toshiba over the Samsung because it offered native USB host, as well as HDMI, SD, etc.
I haven't tried using it with Magic Lantern yet. I may give it a shot today or tomorrow.


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Scatterbrained wrote in post #16112587 (external link)
I use DLSR controller on a Toshiba Thrive and when it works it works well. Sometimes it's flawless, sometimes it closes after every other shot. :rolleyes: I went with the Toshiba over the Samsung because it offered native USB host, as well as HDMI, SD, etc.
I haven't tried using it with Magic Lantern yet. I may give it a shot today or tomorrow.

So is there a way to view the hdmi feed on the tablet? If so, do you do so through the sale controller app or a different app? Is the view instantaneous and smooth? Or is it jerky or does it have a lag?


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swldstn wrote in post #16112569 (external link)
Yes, I have a Nexus 7 that supports USB On-The-Go and connects to my Canon DSLRs via USB and lets me do live view and control my camera.

How does it work? Any lag in the feed? Is it real time?
Would you depend on it to focus on moving subjects???
Also, the on the go cord, do they sell them in stores or is it an online only thing? I couldn't find one at bestbuy.


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Jul 12, 2013 02:31 |  #10

DSLR controller is more of a replacement for magic lantern when used from a tablet. It has all the usual controls including bracketing etc which you use thru its own interface, not the camera live view screen just moved to the tablet. I hope that helps.


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Jul 12, 2013 02:54 |  #11

AAphotog wrote in post #16112612 (external link)
So is there a way to view the hdmi feed on the tablet? If so, do you do so through the sale controller app or a different app? Is the view instantaneous and smooth? Or is it jerky or does it have a lag?

On the tablets I've used, the HDMI is an output source and not an input. I've owned a Transformer 300T, a Nexus 7 and a Surface Pro. You may just have to get a video monitor with HDMI inputs to use it for video. I've never used the video modes on any of my DSLR's though so I can't comment on lag.


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Jul 12, 2013 04:37 |  #12

AAphotog wrote in post #16112646 (external link)
How does it work? Any lag in the feed? Is it real time?
Would you depend on it to focus on moving subjects???
Also, the on the go cord, do they sell them in stores or is it an online only thing? I couldn't find one at bestbuy.

So its stated to be about 15 frames per second. Haven't tried to track any moving subjects with it yet.

I had to buy the adapter cable on line. Couldn't find it locally here anywhere. There are cheaper versions but I got the ASUS on here http://www.amazon.com …&keywords=nexus​+otg+cable (external link) on Amazon. Might be slightly different for different tablets.


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Jul 16, 2013 11:27 |  #13

Perhaps the next M will have wifi, make all of this easier.


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Jul 16, 2013 23:35 |  #14

If you don't have an ipad, maybe this is the next best thing?
https://play.google.co​m …ails?id=com.cam​ranger.app (external link)




  
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Jul 16, 2013 23:42 |  #15
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Update:
Read my thread here
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1314928


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