Android for Remote??

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Android for Remote??

Post by Harry_ » 07.09.2011 17:16

Do you have any plans to let Helicon Remote run on Android? Otherwise, I'll get a Netbook w/Windows.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 09.09.2011 10:54

Yes, we plan to make a version which will work with Android tablets with USB host port. Send a message to support@heliconsoft.com if you want to be first to beta test new version.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Harry_ » 13.09.2011 14:16

I just found out that Fujitsu makes a 10" tablet w/Win7 and a USB port, so I don't need to wait on an Android port of your software.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 14.09.2011 12:29

Yep, some our users already use Helicon Remote on Windows netbooks. Tablets are on the way.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Guest » 23.09.2011 16:01

I was wondering what sort of tablet specifications you'd think would be required?

RAM, min processor and what resolution would be required.

I ask as I know from a friend that EOS remote utility would not run on their netbook at the netbooks default resolution so they had to lower it. I am not sure if this is a limitation of LiveView or just poor programming in EOS remote utility.

For me tablet would be better than a notebook in the field from the sheer point of portability and size, I already have enough storage on the camera memory. Plus you could make a pocket type bracket for it on the tripod for a tablet to slip into, not an easy thing to do with a notebook.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 26.09.2011 10:38

Any recent windows netbook or tablet will suffice. Minimum resolution is 1280x800. Though it is not a critical limitation.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by vlnarav » 09.10.2011 05:45

I am using Helicon Remote on an Acer W500 Tablet PC (Windows 7) and it works like in my I7 Desktop PC, very very well.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 10.10.2011 12:43

Thanks for the update. Is there any usability problems with the tablet? Maybe buttons are not big enough?

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by vlnarav » 11.10.2011 04:20

Not at all, the buttons size is ok. The response time is very good. I can operate the software on the tablet using my fingers but for more precision I am using a capacitive stylus pen. The tablet comes with an small 32GB ssd (no so much space left for pictures after windows 7 takes what he needs) but I am using a 128 GB SDXC Flash Memory Card and the response time is very good). Live view is also working pretty well. The only caution is not related to the Helicon Software running in a tablet, is about Windows. Compared with Android or IOS, Windows is always doing things in the background. So to maximize performance (and battery life) you need to stop services you do not need and any other automatic jobs that can pop up just in the middle of your shooting session.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 12.10.2011 09:32

Thanks for this info. It can also be useful to other users.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by BrianS » 11.12.2011 04:25

I've just ordered a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet which will run Android 3.1 and 3.2, looking forward to using Helicon remote on on this rather than having to take the laptop. Have sent email to be on Beta testing

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 12.12.2011 12:51

Thanks! I hope we will be able to send you a version in a few days.

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by kielichwina » 27.02.2012 08:43

Hi,
Great idea to use tablet as viewfinder on dslr!
I use Samsung galaxy note with Android 4.0.3 and I'll try to help testing it.
My camera is canon d500, firmware 1.1.0.


At the beginning I have some troubles with connection.
I tried to use OTG USB cable, but it doesn't connect.
Then I tried to connect with typical cable - nothing.
ICBM not sure about second cable so I can try to buy another one (I can't check it because it his point typical: micro USB to mini USB).

What type of cable should I use?

Regards

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Re: Android for Remote??

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 27.02.2012 13:25

I would appreciate if you send us log file (Helicon Remote menu \ Help \ Report a bug)

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