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.
The connection between phone / tablet and the 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 you do it 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 and then connect the camera, depending on the settings 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 easy, select the focus point and click software "Af" on the phone screen, we can change the settings so that they focus directly change the focus point, unfortunately activating this setting, the application becomes unstable, at least my phone. The focus is of course in contrast detection mode, that because the mirror is raised in live view, you can use the detection phase but will have to get out of the 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 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 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 said:

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

  2. Aurelian said:

    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 said:

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

  4. COSTELINI said:

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

  5. Cristi you root the phone Yorkers every day?

  6. Speaks My Mind said:

    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 outside root twice a day

  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 said:

    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 said:

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

  11. 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. 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 install OpenCV Manager and go.
    I would like some help if the tablet because it has a bigger screen and is more ergonomic.
    Thanks in advance!

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