Description of the connection screen buttons:
- USB button – after pressing this button the application will search for DSLR cameras connected with USB to your PC or Android device and it will display the found DSLR USB devices in the ‘Available devices’ list where you can click on it to connect with the USB DSLR camera.
- Android – on Android devices the application will use the USB host API if present for USB access. If your Android device does not have the USB host API or it is not working you can try and enable the “Use ‘root’ for USB access” in Application settings and try again. This will only work if your Android device is ‘rooted’
- Windows – on Windows PC to able to use USB communication with your DSLR camera you need to install the WinUSB driver for your DSLR camera.
- Network button
- single press – will initiate a search over your local network for DSLR cameras connected to DslrDashboardServer (ddserver) running on an OpenWrt router (like the TP-Link MR3040) or DSLR cameras connected to qDslrDashboard running on another PC or Android device. Search is done with multicast messages over 126.96.36.199:4757 (UDP). The network communication is using 4757 TCP port.
- long press – will display a dialog where you can enter the IP address of the machine running DslrDashboardServer (ddserver) or qDslrDashboard. This can be used to connect over internet.
- Wireless button
- single press – will try to connect to Nikon WU-1a/1b/D5300 using the default 192.168.1.1 IP using PTP/IP communication. The PC or Android device wireless must be paired with the Nikon WU-1a/1b/D5300 prior pressing this button.
- long press – will show a dialog where you can enter the IP address of the Nikon WU-1a/1b/D5300 if it is different then the default 192.168.1.1
- Canon WFT button – will initiate a UPnP search for Cannon WFT device (like the 6D) and try to connect to it. The PC or Android device wireless must be paired with the Canon DSLR prior pressing this button.
- Close device connection button – pressing this button will close the connection with the currently active DSLR camera. If there is another connected DSLR camera the application will make it active and switch to it.
This button is only visible if there is a DSLR camera connected.
Note: it is a good practice to press this button before you turn off or plug out your DSLR camera.
- Image gallery button – pressing this button will show the Image gallery screen
- DOF calculator button – pressing this button will show the Depth of Field calculator dialog
Note: this is still work in progress
- Exit button – pressing this button will close the application. If there are connected DSLR cameras the application will close them.
Controlling Nikon and Canon DSLR