Posted on January 6, 2011
Sorry for the delay in posting an update here. As you can imagine, it's taking a little longer than initially expected. Getting the video start/stop functionality has been the culprit here. Not making excuses, just giving you context. Pretty much each of the Canon DSLRs that support video, each do it a little differently. The 5D Mark II and the T2i are pretty close. But the 7D and the 60D are different from each other and from the 5D Mk II and the T2i.
We'd get one camera working and then it would break the other camera from working. Lots of late nights on behalf of our engineer later, we're down to the final testing now that we have the video mode working in the supported Canon cameras.
Also, I'm pleased to share with you that we will be officially supporting the Nikon D7000 in the HD version for the iPad and the 1.4 release for the iPhone and iPod Touch. We weren't planning on that initially because the Nikon SDK wasn't out when we started, but it was released a couple of weeks ago so rather than shipping 1.4 and then having to start over with a 1.5 or 1.4.1 or whatever, we decided to delay the HD and 1.4 releases to get support for this popular new camera from Nikon.
If things go as planned with the remaining bugs we have planned to fix, we expect to submit both the HD version for the iPad and version 1.4 for the iPhone and iPod touch to the iTunes App Store the week of January 17th. Thanks for your patience.
Posted on October 9, 2009
We have just posted an update to our DSLR Camera Remote Server. The version has been bumped up to version 1.2. Here's what's new:
- Fixed an issue with the Canon Rebel T1i preventing its use on Windows
- Added support for Nikon D300s
- Fixed an issue with Nikon D300 when used in LiveView and Burst mode at the same time
- Improved permissions detection and warning on Mac OS X
- Fixed an error on Mac OS X when an old version of Nikon Camera Control is installed
- Fixed an error when attempting to autofocus in LiveView when the camera is set to manual focus
- Fixed a problem with bulb mode on the Rebel T1i
The new version of the DSLR Camera Remote Server is compatible with version 1.1 of the iPhone or iPod Touch app. The iPhone/iPod touch app and the server DO NOT require the same version number as they did in the past. Also, please note that this update is an update to the Server and not the iPhone/iPod Touch app. You will not see an update in the iTunes store.
You can download the new DSLR Camera Remote Server 1.2 immediately from our web site.
Posted on September 28, 2009
If you are thinking about getting DSLR Camera Remote for the iPhone or iPod Touch but haven't made a decision yet, here's a good review from Australia iPhone.
Before I used DSLR Camera Remote, I was concerned that there was going to be a bit of a delay between tapping fire and my camera actually snapping the shot as this would be a major problem when shooting subjects like children or pets. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there is no noticeable delay.
Posted on August 25, 2009
I just got word from Apple that they have officially approved version 1.1 of the DSLR Camera Remote application. If you already own version 1.0, you should see the free 1.1 update as an update on your iPhone or iPod Touch via the App Store Updates section as soon as they push the 1.1 update to the iTunes Store. I did a check in iTunes at 4:12 pm PST on 8/24/09 and it still says version 1.0 so it may be up to 24 hours before version 1.1 goes live, but it has been approved.
Please note, Apple gives developers like us about 24 hours notice that an app has been approved so we can update our web site or just be aware that it is about to go live. It could go live in an hour or it could be 23 hours from now. The reason I'm telling you this is version 1.1 of the DSLR Camera Remote app is going to require version 1.1 of the free companion server software. Version 1.1 of the iPhone app WILL NOT work with version 1.0 of the Server. Likewise, version 1.0 of the iPhone app will not work with version 1.1 of the server.
So, we'll be watching for when version 1.1 of the iPhone app is live in the iTunes App store and will then post the download links for the 1.1 server immediately.