DSLR Dashboard, control and live view remote for Nikon cameras - video tutorial

Pieten Hello, this video tutorial I will present a program for Android devices with which we can remotely control Nikon, it is called Dashboard DSLR and is similar to DSLR Controller which I outlined in a previous tutorial, The latter works with Canon cameras.
For use DSLR Dashboard we need a phone with support for And of course a USB OTG cable / adapter. Usually phones and tablets us have OTG support.
DSLR Dashboard application is found in Google Play Store and is free. After installation you will be prompted to install and OpenCV, this is a library used by DSLR Dashboard application to achieve a stable link between your phone / Tabet and Nikon camera. Android devices with Tegra chipset is possible to request an additional library, all OpenCV.
Connection between your phone / tablet and camera is the camera's USB cable and USB OTG adapter. USB cable comes with the package room and OTG USB adapter you have to buy it or will it make if you do not know how to do, I recommend you follow the tutorial "How to make a USB OTG adapter".
After installing the application you will need to launch it and then connect the camera, depending on the settings the latter will enter directly in live view. Live View mode you can activate the software button "Lv".
Once you start the application you will see that you can change a lot of settings right from your phone or tablet, of course with the exception of exposure modes that can be changed only from the machine's wheel.
Focus is very easy, select focus point and click software "Af" on the phone screen, we can change the settings so that they focus directly on changing the point of focus, unfortunately activating this setting, the application becomes unstable, at least in my phone. Focus mode is of course in contrast detection, because it is high in live view mirror, and phase detection can be used but will be out of live view and if we do that we will not see you posing.
DSLR Dashboard application settings are quite interesting and useful, not useless settings, is exactly what they would like a photographer. Unfortunately enable some settings (openGL acceleration, focus on touch) application becomes unstable at Putnam so going on my ROM (CyanogenMod nightly 10.1). A setting that I would warmly recommend it is "return to live view ..." This helps us to return to live view after each picture, or without this setting enabled will need to enable live view after each picture, if you want to see framing course.
It would be much to say about how the server and connect to wireless but I can not tell because we have not tested server function not work well (on my ROM) device and wireless adapter but I soon as I have one in I hand back with an update. However that will not let the fog server can tell you how it helps us send a second Android device, for example we are on the block with a tablet and the camera is on the ground floor connected to a phone, if you enable server mode the phone will be able to send signal to the tablet and it will show exactly what you see on your phone, some sort of wireless bridge without wireless adapters installed on the machine.
Please test your application on devices and write the comments as we went to you and why you use (camera, phone, rom, android version), this way we will see if the bugs are only a general or isolated.
Download DSRL Dashboard Soft remote control of Nikon equipment on Android.

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  1. Speak My Mind says:

    I see an improvement of the pronunciation in English. You made English courses?

  2. Aurelian says:

    Cristi and Adrian, please make a tutorial on how we can cancel that we put a tag and the person who uploaded a picture that we are and we know very well that tag put Tagget by that person X and write your name but how tag cancel to stop one knows who we are in the picture?

  3. Adrian Morun says:

    In Romanian, before b and p, always put m and n not Elementary.
    So, you see an "improvement" and not a "relative improvement" in the pronunciation of English.
    Improve your Romanian!

  4. COSTELINI says:

    interesting, I liked what I saw, I think this method would be good in sea water right?
    because everything came summer :)

  5. Cristi Yorkers you root your phone every day? :)

  6. Speaks My Mind says:

    Correction to Speak My Mind on My Mind Speaks.
    Delete this message!

    interesting, I liked what I saw, I think this method would be good in sea water right?
    because everything came summer :)

    The sea water is most suitable room type such as GoPro action cam.
    Sure, if you're super passionate about photography and are ready to pay any dollars for a 1500 underwater case probably will go with the wireless adapter.
    In the meantime I advise you to use the camera type extereme Action Cam for stuff or harsh environments. A DSLR does not withstand water or sand without a special housing.

    Cristi Yorkers you root your phone every day? :)

    If it's nice out root and twice daily :-)

  9. Adrian Morun:
    In Romanian, before b and p, always put m and n not Elementary.
    So, you see an "improvement" and not a "relative improvement" in the pronunciation of English.
    Improve your Romanian!

    Yeah, cool!

  10. Aurelian says:

    And make a tutorial about how our labeling delete when somebody put a label pictures taken by a particular person. How to remove this tag on Facebook?

    • Andrew says:

      Open the photo, you click on OPTIONS (bottom right), select "Report / Remove Tag", tick the first option: "I want to UNTAG myself" and you click on Continue .... Voila!

  11. Do not connect to the camera .. I have a mini USB cable - USB Typ A, a d3100 and sgs4 .. I tried a huawei p6 on a tablet from asus ... nothing :(

  12. there are other solutions?

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