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cayenne:
Howdy,

I just picked up a great deal on a refurbed XOOM tablet:

http://tech.woot.com/offers/xoom-10-1-32gb-4g-lte-tablet

I'm going to root it and play with Android for a bit.

I'm wondering, is there any way to hook this to the 5D3...for controlling it like you can with a laptop?

How about with the hdmi out for monitoring video maybe?

I also am going to look into apps for it so it can act like a clap board for shooting videos...but I'm interested if anyone is hooking up android tablets to their cameras in any fashion? I think it would be a great monitor.  Especially if you could maybe somehow 'stream' out from the camera 5D3 hdmi out wirelessly, and have the receptor on the tablet for monitoring so it wouldn't have to be physically attached to the camera/tripod.

This would help immensely for one man band shooting like I usually do.

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

DArora:
You can try this app to hook up your 5D3 with Android tablet.

RMC33:

--- Quote from: cayenne on January 24, 2013, 11:12:06 AM ---Howdy,

I just picked up a great deal on a refurbed XOOM tablet:

http://tech.woot.com/offers/xoom-10-1-32gb-4g-lte-tablet

I'm going to root it and play with Android for a bit.

I'm wondering, is there any way to hook this to the 5D3...for controlling it like you can with a laptop?

How about with the hdmi out for monitoring video maybe?

I also am going to look into apps for it so it can act like a clap board for shooting videos...but I'm interested if anyone is hooking up android tablets to their cameras in any fashion? I think it would be a great monitor.  Especially if you could maybe somehow 'stream' out from the camera 5D3 hdmi out wirelessly, and have the receptor on the tablet for monitoring so it wouldn't have to be physically attached to the camera/tripod.

This would help immensely for one man band shooting like I usually do.

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

--- End quote ---

Just use a cable. Wireless HDMI camera to tablet would be very expensive and require some custom programing on the tablet end to get what you want. In addition it would be large/heavy and use a lot of batteries. 

 I used a Samsung galaxy note phone for the same purpose for a while.. but the screen quality is pretty low and the colors looked terrible.

alexturton:
I've just a 5d and I intend to hook it up using "camranger".  Full control over wireless direct.

cayenne:
My Xoom came in the other day..and is pretty fun.
I'm going to likely root it this weekend to make it even more accessible.

I have a special cable I got and will experiment with hooking it to camera this weekend...but I've also been thinking heavily about how to do the HDMI out of the 5D3 (when the firmware comes out later this year)...and transmitting wirelessly to my tablet possibly...as an external monitor so I could see myself when filming my cooking show one man band style.

I found this video:

http://nofilmschool.com/2012/11/abelcine-wireless-video-solution/

And it is something along the lines I'm thinking of. This one has HDMI to something called SDI converter boxes hooked on, overkill for my needs...but the 'geffen' box sounds interesting.

I'm also thinking that this kind of wireless set up might be very convenient going straight to a video recorder ...maybe could send same signal to both the tablet "monitor" and the external video recorder.

I'm gonna research the wireless video transmission thing...and maybe experiment with it...but if it would work, sure would make for some interesting ways to monitor and record from the Canon 5D3 and other dslrs....and possibly be affordable for the DIY'er and low budget guys like myself.

Thoughts?

cayenne

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