Connecting your DSLR or mirrorless camera - Touchpix
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Connecting your DSLR or mirrorless camera

The Touchpix app allows you to connect DSLR and mirrorless cameras wired.

This integration supports Canon & Nikon cameras (check if your camera is compatible with DSLR). The cameras work for photo functions (Photo, Gif) and video functions (Boomerang, Video, Slow motion). Moreover, Touchpix has a built-in integration that switches between the photo and video functions of the camera automatically. There is no need to perform this change manually. However, if your device does not support this integration you can’t use both the photo and video functions at the same time. In this scenario, you have to put the camera in photo mode to take photos and, in video mode to record videos.

Wired setup

Using an external camera with Touchpix is very easy. Follow these basic steps to make the DSLR / mirrorless camera work.

Required

We advise using a U3 class SD card for heavy videos. A U1 class SD card can be also used, but issues might be encountered. It all depends on your camera model and the selected video quality.

We recommend getting a ‘Lightning to USB 3’ adapter from Apple if you use an iPhone or an iPad with a lightning connection. If you use an iPad pro with a USB-C connection, we recommend getting a ‘Digital AV Multiport Adapter’ from Apple.
To make it work, get the USB cable that works with your camera. The most commonly used cable is the ‘Micro USB to USB-A’ male or ‘USB-C to USB-A’ male.

Steps

  1. Connect the camera with the USB cable (2) to the USB adapter (1) and connect the USB adapter to the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the menu icon in the upper left corner of the Touchpix app and tap on ‘Camera’.(*)
  3. Tap on DSLR and, next, ‘Connect to DSLR’ to open the connection screen.
  4. If your camera is not supported by the automatic integration, then set the camera to photo mode or video mode (depending on what you want to use the camera for). Usually, you can use a switch on the back of the camera to do that.
  5. Turn the DSLR off and on to connect the app to the camera. The connection screen will disappear when the camera is connected.

Notes

* If your DSLR camera is not connecting turn the WiFi off. Then, try to ‘connect to DSLR’ again and, once the connection is established, turn WiFi back on.

When you want to use the camera for video
– Select MP4 as the video format in the Movie Recording Quality section.
– Enable High Frame rate when you want to use Slow Motion video.
– Make sure to use a modern lens with autofocus. The session will fail when the camera detects an older manual focus lens or if the camera can’t focus.