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

Pieteni Hello, in this video tutorial I will present a program for Android devices with which we can control remotely Nikon, it is called Dashboard and is similar to DSLR DSLR Controller that we presented in a previous tutorial, The latter works with Canon cameras.
To use Dashboard DSLR we need a phone with support for USB OTG and of course a cable / adapter. Usually phones and tablets us have OTG support.
DSLR Dashboard application can be found in Google Play Store and is free. After installation you will be required to install and OpenCV, it is a library used by DSLR Dashboard application to achieve a stable connection between the phone / camera Tabeta and Nikon. Android devices with Tegra chipsets is possible to request an extra library, all OpenCV.
The connection between the phone / tablet and camera is the camera via USB cable and USB OTG adapter. Usb cable package comes with camera and USB OTG adapter will have to buy it or make it do you if you do not know how to do, I recommend you watch the tutorial "How to make a USB OTG adapter".
After installing the application will have to launch then connect the camera, depending on the settings the latter will enter directly in live view. Live view mode we can activate the software button "Lv."
Once started the application we see that 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 wheel's unit.
Focus is easy, select the focus point and click software "Af" on the phone screen, we can change the settings so as to focus directly changing the point of focus, unfortunately activating this setting, the application becomes unstable, at least My phone. Focusing is of course in contrast detection mode, that's because the mirror is high in live view, you can also use phase detection but you have to get out of the live view and if we do that we will not see that 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 happens on my rom (10.1 CyanogenMod nightly). A setting which I would highly recommend it is "return to live view ..." this helps us get back in 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 of course.
It would be much to say about how server and connecting to wireless but I can not say because we have not tested server function does not work very well (the rom my) and wireless adapter for the machine but have not, as soon as I have one in I hand back with an update. But that will not leave in the fog I can tell you how server helps us to send it to 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 activate server mode phone signal we can send to the tablet and it will show exactly what is seen on the phone, a wireless bridge as free wireless adapters fitted to the machine.
Please test your application on devices and comments write to us how you went to and what use (camera, phone, rum, android version), this way we will see if bugs are only a general or isolated.
Download DSRL Dashboard , Remote control software appliances on Android Nikon.

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  1. Speak My Mind said:

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

  2. Aurelian said:

    Cristi or Adrian, please make a tutorial about how we can cancel tag that we put one person and one who uploaded a picture where we are and we know very well that arises tag Tagget by X and write that person your name but how to tag cancel one knows who we are no longer in the picture?

  3. Adrian beluga said:

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

  4. Costelina said:

    interesting, I liked what I saw, I think that would be good method in sea water right?
    because all summer came

  5. Cristi you root the phone Yorkers every day?

  6. I speak my mind said:

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

  7. Costelina:
    interesting, I liked what I saw, I think that would be good method in sea water right?
    because all summer came :)

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

  8. Costelina:
    Cristi you root the phone Yorkers every day? :)

    If it's nice outside root twice a day

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

    Yeah, cool!

  10. Aurelian said:

    Make a tutorial on how our labeling delete when somebody put a tag in pictures taken by a particular person. How remove this tag on Facebook?

    • Andrew said:

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

  11. resumption said:

    Does not connect to the camera .. I have a mini usb cable - USB typ of a d3100 and sgs4 .. I tried on a Huawei p6 and a tablet from Asus ... anything

  12. resumption said:

    there are other solutions?

  13. Marian said:

    I tried to connect my camera (Nikon D5300) the tablet (Samsung SM-T230 with android 4.4.2) and goes. Specific I installed OpenCV Manager.
    I connected the phone (Samsung Galaxy android S2 Plus 4.2.2) without having to install OpenCV Manager and go.
    I would like some help if the tablet because it has a bigger screen and is more ergonomic.
    Thank you in advance!

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