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Registered: ‎08-20-2019

Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

Does anybody knows how to connect canon vixia hf g40 to external display galaxy s6 tablet thanks
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Registered: ‎08-10-2017

Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

As far as I know the only way is with wi-fi. However I have found that there is some lag between the camera and the display.

Legria HF G40 - Zoom H2n - Dell 8700 i7-4790 3.6Ghz, 24Gb RAM, nVidia GTX 1060 6GB - Win 10 - DaVinci Resolve 16.1b3.
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Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

Hi jnptruck,

 

IamintheUK is correct, you can view the LCD information on your tablet using the WiFi on the camcorder and the Browser Remote function although there is likely to be a little bit of lag time between the camcorder seeing something and it being shown on the tablet. The WiFi setup guide for your camera can be found in the link below.

 

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300022030/02/hfg40-wifi-bsg2-8l.pdf

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Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

Thanks for your help, now how can I connect my tablet to my canon camcorder via wired?
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Registered: ‎08-10-2017

Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

You can't unless the S6 has an HDMI input.. You are trying to do something it was never designed for.

Legria HF G40 - Zoom H2n - Dell 8700 i7-4790 3.6Ghz, 24Gb RAM, nVidia GTX 1060 6GB - Win 10 - DaVinci Resolve 16.1b3.
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Posts: 46
Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

That's correct, the camcorder can output live video via HDMI into an external monitor or recorder, but most tablets will not function strictly as a monitor or external recorder.

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Registered: ‎09-25-2019

Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

I have a HF R82. I struggle with the lag in using the wireless connection via WiFi in my application--unfortunately because if it wasn't for the lag, it would be perfect. I want to use an external monitor for viewfinding the live image during recording as believe it will eliminate the lag. Is this possible with the R82?
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Posts: 46
Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Re: Using galaxy s6 tablet as external display for canon vixia hf g40

Hi TravisW,

 

Unfortunately the lag is going to be due to the connection and delay of the wireless communication. This can be improved with a stronger connection (items loser to each other) but I suspect the image will never be axactly as live as if you were to use a wired HDMI connection.

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