08-13-2015 11:35 PM
Where is the User Guide for the Camera Connect App? Also, why doesn't his app transfer images with the location information?
That being said, I have successfully installed and used the app with my G7X. My informal User Guide for using this app is as follows. Any suggested "improvements" to this guide would be appreciated.
Getting Started and 1st Time Connecting
09-15-2015 05:45 PM
Thank you npsit! This is a very imformative post.
The thing I'm wondering about, which would be awesome to list here once discoverd, is how the location log / location information actually work.
Is there only ONE log? e.g If I start logging on my phone, take some pictures in one area then stop the logging. Then I move to a new location start the logging on my phone, take some pictures and stop the logging. Would the app know about both location logs i took? If i were to try and push the location info would it know about both logs and correctly update both groups of photos? This is pretty important for me because when im going out i won't be anywhere near wifi and my camera (powershot s120) dosen't have NFC. It's not realistic for someone to begin logging in the morning and then end it at night, constantly polling GPS has to kill the battery life very quickly.
I'm also wondering if anyone knows exactly how it's tagging the photos. From what i've seen from other apps (iphone only ) they log the location and time then it would match the time from the GPS log and the photo and push the correct location info into the picture. I think this is how they are doing it but i'm not completely sure, if anyone knows this let me know!
10-07-2015 06:47 PM
It is important, when using the logging feature, to have the time set correctly on your camera because Camera Connect matches your phone logged time to each photo to establish the gps location of the photo. Keep in mind, when traveling to a different time zone, your phone's time will be automatically changed to the new time zone and you will need to manually change the time on your camera to the new zone.
When you start logging on the phone app (Camera Connect), time-stamped gps data is stored on your phone. You can start/stop logging multiple times and the "logged" data is retained on the phone (No "un-logged" data is stored). That means you can turn logging on while you take some photos, turn it off for a while to save your phone battery, and then turn loggong on again later to take more photos. When you then send location information to your camera via the app, gps data will be added to all your photos taken while the logging was in effect. It is unclear if the logging buffer is cleared when you send the location info (I hope so) or if the buffer justs keeps collecting data.
12-18-2015 04:26 PM
After I get my camera connected with my iPhone app, the Location Information menu does not show up. What do I need to do to make it show up? I must miss something somewhere?
12-18-2015 04:50 PM
Once you have connected your iPhone to the camera, launch CameraConnect. Then select Location Information -> Begin Logging to start collecting logging info on your phone. You can now disconnect the iPhone/camera connection (It will automatically disconnect when you turn you camera on to take photos). When you are done done taking photos then reconnect to your iPhone & launch CameraConnect again and in Location Information select Send Logging Information to insert the gps information on each photo taken while logging. If you select Images on Camera in CameraConnect, all photos with the gps data will have a small satellite icon in the top left of the images shown. Note that if you use CameraConnect to transfer the images to your iPhone, the gps data is not transferred (Come Canon, this should transfer gps data). You have to transfer the images off the SD card to get the gps data to your iPhone, tablet or PC.
12-18-2015 07:05 PM
Thank you for your quick response, npsit.
My problem is that The Camera Connect app does not show Location Information on its UI even after the app is connected to my EOS 70D camera. What do I need to do in order to make Location Information on the UI available for me to select?
12-18-2015 07:17 PM
When I launch CameraConnect (version 188.8.131.52) the home screen shows three button options, I.e. "Images on camera", "Remote shooting" and "Location information". I get the same home screen options whether the camera is connected or not.
If you are not getting these three options, try resetting your iPhone and/or deleting and reinstalling the CC app.
12-18-2015 07:41 PM