CameraAccess plus
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Features

What's CameraAccess plus?

CameraAccess allows your smartphones and tablets work as the remote control of the Canon camcorder with Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) function.

With this app, you can operate zoom in/out and start/stop recording the camcorder from a distance while viewing the live image.

Also, this app can be used outside house, so you can view the live image through the Internet while you are away from home.

A firmware update is needed to operate the Monitor while Out mode with the LEGRIA mini / VIXIA mini / HF R40 / R42 / R46 / R47 / R48.

Menu
  • (1) Starts the camcorder operations at home.
  • (2) Starts the setting to operate the camcorder outside home.
  • (3) Starts the camcorder operation while out.

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Monitor from Home
  1. Configure the camcorder and connect it to your smartphone or tablet.
    * Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for camcorder setting.
  2. Start the app and tap [Start] of Monitor from home.
    The camcorders currently running are displayed in the list.
  3. Select the camcorder to operate.
  4. Zoom in/out and start/stop recording while viewing the live image.
    * On Android 2.3, thumbnails are displayed instead of live image.

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Setting of the Monitor while Out mode
  1. Set the camcorder to the Monitor while Out mode.
    * For how to configure the camcorder, refer to the camcorder's instruction manual.
  2. In the Wi-Fi settings of your smartphone or tablet, connect the access point to which the camcorder is connected.
    * Connecting to the same access point as the camcorder is needed to acquire the camera ID.
  3. Start the app and tap [Setting] of the Monitor while Out mode.
  4. Tap [Start].

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  1. Setting is completed when the camera ID is displayed.

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Monitor while Out

You can use the Monitor while Out mode when the camcorder and your smartphone or tablet are connected to different networks.

  1. Set the camcorder to the Monitor while Out mode.
    * For how to configure the camcorder, refer to the camcorder's instruction manual.
  2. Start the app and tap [Start] of the Monitor while Out mode.
  3. Enter the camera ID.
    Enter the ID displayed on the camcorder.
    * Camera ID has already been entered if you have finished the setting of the Monitor while Out mode.
  4. Enter the password.
    Use the same password as the camcorder.
  5. Tap [Connect].
  6. Zoom in/out and start/stop recording while viewing the live image.
    * On Android 2.3, thumbnails are displayed instead of live image.

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Remote control

Available functions vary depending on the camcorder model. Select your camcorder model from the pull-down menu below:

HF R40 / R42 / R46 / R47 / R48 / R50 / R52 / R56 / R57 / XF200 / XF205

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(1) Zooming

Tap the zoom button to operate camcorder's zooming.
Note that holding down the button does not zoom.

(2) Recording

Tap the record button once to start recording. Tap again to stop recording.

(3) Save to the mobile device

You can start saving the video sent from the camcorder to you mobile device by tapping the saving button.
Tap the button again to stop saving.
The icon Timer icon is displayed during saving.
* This function is not available in the Monitor while Out mode.
* On Android 4.4, the files saved to your mobile device will be stored in the embedded memory even when using an SD card.

(4) Camcorder panning operation

* This function is not available with the XF200 / XF205.
* A firmware update is needed to operate the Canon Camera Pan Table with the HF R40 / R42 / R46 / R47 / R48.
* These buttons are displayed when a Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1 is connected.

Operates Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1.

  • Holding down L Button R Button buttons continues to rotate Camera Pan Table quickly.
  • Holding down < Button > Button buttons continues to rotate Camera Pan Table slowly.
  • Tapping L Button R Button buttons rotates Camera Pan Table at a wide angle.
  • Tapping < Button > Button buttons rotates Camera Pan Table at a narrow angle.

Check the screen after every operation since the image sent from the camcorder will be displayed after a delay *.
* The duration of the delay may vary depending on the environment.

LEGRIA mini / VIXIA mini

LEGRIA mini X / VIXIA mini X Remote control Image

(1) Close-up/Ultra wide

You can clip out the central part of the image which has less distortion of the lens. This function is available with both video and picture recording.
Apply close-up to zoom in the central part of the image and apply ultra wide to zoom out the image.

(2) Exposure adjustment

Touching the object in the image will adapt to its optimum exposure.

(3) Recording

Starts the recording with the camcorder. Tap again to stop recording.
The icon Recording icon is displayed on the screen during recording. Self-timer is also available.

(4) Photo shoot

Takes a picture with the camcorder. Self-timer is also available.

(5) Save to the mobile device

Saves the video sent from the camcorder onto your mobile device.
The icon Timer icon is displayed on the screen during saving. Tap the button again to stop saving.
* This function is not available in the Monitor while Out mode.
* On Android 4.4, the files saved to your mobile device will be stored in the embedded memory even when using an SD card.

(6) Camcorder panning operation

* A firmware update is needed to operate the Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1.
* These buttons are displayed when a Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1 is connected.

Operates Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1.

  • Holding down L Button R Button buttons continues to rotate Camera Pan Table quickly.
  • Holding down < Button > Button buttons continues to rotate Camera Pan Table slowly.
  • Tapping L Button R Button buttons rotates Camera Pan Table at a wide angle.
  • Tapping < Button > Button buttons rotates Camera Pan Table at a narrow angle.

Check the screen after every operation since the image sent from the camcorder will be displayed after a delay *.
* The duration of the delay may vary depending on the environment.

LEGRIA mini X / VIXIA mini X

LEGRIA mini X / VIXIA mini X Remote control Image

(1) Close-up/Ultra wide

You can clip out the central part of the image which has less distortion of the lens. This function is available with both video and picture recording.
Apply close-up to zoom in the central part of the image and apply ultra wide to zoom out the image.

(2) Exposure adjustment

Touching the object in the image will adapt to its optimum exposure.

(3) Recording

Starts the recording with the camcorder. Tap again to stop recording.
The icon Recording icon is displayed on the screen during recording. Self-timer is also available.
* You can record when the camcorder is in the movie mode.

(4) Photo shoot

Takes a picture with the camcorder. Self-timer is also available.
* You can shoot when the camcorder is in the photo mode.

(5) Save to the mobile device

Saves the video sent from the camcorder onto your mobile device.
The icon Timer icon is displayed on the screen during saving. Tap the button again to stop saving.
* You can save when the camcorder is in the movie mode and the app is in the Monitor from Home mode.
* On Android 4.4, the files saved to your mobile device will be stored in the embedded memory even when using an SD card.

(6) Camcorder panning operation

* These buttons are displayed when a Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1 is connected.

Operates Canon Camera Pan Table CT-V1.

  • Holding down L Button R Button buttons continues to rotate Camera Pan Table quickly.
  • Holding down < Button > Button buttons continues to rotate Camera Pan Table slowly.
  • Tapping L Button R Button buttons rotates Camera Pan Table at a wide angle.
  • Tapping < Button > Button buttons rotates Camera Pan Table at a narrow angle.

Check the screen after every operation since the image sent from the camcorder will be displayed after a delay *.
* The duration of the delay may vary depending on the environment.

Remote control settings
Buffer size

You can configure the duration to store the video from the camcorder temporarily.

The longer this duration becomes, the smoother the video is played back, however the time lag between the live image will be longer.

Adjust the duration according to the environment.

Thumbnail playback (available with Android only)

The still images of the live video are displayed in regular intervals.

Caution This setting is not provided with Android 2.3. (Thumbnail playback only)
Depending on the environment, live image is not displayed on Android 4.0. Turn on thumbnail playback in the settings menu in this case.

Continuous pan operation

Continuous pan operation enables the continuous rotation of Camera Pan Table by holding down the button.

Turn off this option when the operation is instable due to the communication failure.

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