Transferring Clips from the Camcorder via a Wi-Fi Network (FTP File Transfer) (XF200 / XF205)
Article ID: ART115956 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Description

Transferring Clips from the Camcorder via a Wi-Fi Network (FTP File Transfer) (XF200 / XF205)

Solution

After connecting the camcorder to a network, you can transfer clips from the camcorder to another device connected to the network using the FTP protocol. In [CAMERA] mode, you can transfer the last MP4 clip just recorded. In [MEDIA] mode, you can transfer multiple clips or photos stored in the recording media in the camcorder.
The following explanations assume that the FTP server is on, ready and correctly configured.
The procedure for making the necessary settings to use the FTP File Transfer feature are explained in the following steps. Please proceed in order from step one.

Step 1: Making FTP Transfer Preparations
Step 2: Select a Camera Access Point Connection
Step 3-A: Transferring a Newly Recorded MP4 Clip.
Step 3-B: Transferring a Clip or Photo

NOTE
The procedure for connecting the camcorder to a network device and performing FTP file transfers using Camera Access Point (*1) mode is explained in the following sections.
For making Infrastructure mode (*2) Wi-Fi connections via an access point, please refer to Transferring Clips from the Camcorder via an Access Point (FTP File Transfer) (XF200 / XF205).
For more information on making connecting the camcorder to a network device and performing FTP file transfers using a wired network, please refer to Transferring Clips from the Camcorder via a Wired Network (FTP File Transfer) (XF200 / XF205).
*1 Direct connection to one Wi-Fi-enabled device where the camcorder serves as the Wi-Fi access point.
*2 Connection to a Wi-Fi network via an external access point (wireless router, etc.)
  • When using the camcorder's Wi-Fi functions, do not cover the Wi-Fi antenna with your hand or other object. Covering it may interfere with wireless signals.
: Built-in Wi-Fi antenna
Do not open either of the CF card slot covers or the SD card slot cover while using network functions.
  • The camcorder is Wi-Fi certified and can connect to a Wi-Fi network using an external access point (wireless router) or can itself serve as a Wi-Fi access point. The camcorder can connect to wireless routers (access points) compliant with the 802.11a/b/g/n protocol and are Wi-Fi certified (bear the logo shown below). The connection method you use will depend on the type and specifications of the access point and network you want to use
IMPORTANT

CAUTION
  • Canon shall not be liable for any loss of data or damage resulting from incorrect network configuration or settings. Additionally, Canon shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the use of network functions.
  • Note that using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your data to monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved.

Step 1: Making FTP Transfer Preparations


NOTE
You can wirelessly transfer files (recordings) directly to a computer or an FTP server. You will need a correctly configured FTP server. During the manual setup procedure, you will need to enter the FTP server's IP address, port, user name, password and file transfer destination (where the files will be transferred to). Please confirm this information in advance.

1. Hold down the button on the <POWER> switch and slide the switch to <CAMERA>.

2. Press the <MENU> button.

3. Push the joystick up/down to select [ Other Functions] > [Network Settings] > [FTP Server Settings] and then press <SET>.
: Joystick
: In the following procedures, 'Press <SET>' refers to the action of pressing the joystick straight down to select the desired setting.

4. Enter the [FTP Server].
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.

Enter the FTP servers IP address or host name (such as 192.168.XX.XX ) using the keyboard screen.
After you have finished entering the information, select [OK] and press <SET>.
Though the FTP servers host name is not required when using Camera Access Point connections, enter any characters to be able to continue the procedure.

REFERENCE
Using the Virtual Keyboard Screen
Use the joystick to select a character and then press <SET> to add it.
Use the arrows ( [ ] / [ ] / [ ] / [ ]) to change the position of the cursor and the backspace character [ ] to delete the last character entered.
After entering the desired text, select [OK] and then press <SET> to close the keyboard screen.

5. Enter the [User Name] in the same way.
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.
Enter the [User Name].
After you have entered the information, select [OK] and then press <SET>.

6. Enter the [Password].
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.
Enter the [Password].
After you have entered the information, select [OK] and then press <SET>.

7. Enter the [Destination Folder] if necessary.
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.
Enter the [Destination Folder]. ('/' has been entered in the example image above.)
After you have entered the information, select [OK] and then press <SET>.

8. Enter the [Port No.] if necessary.
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.

9. Push the joystick up/down to select a value for the first digit and then press <SET> to move to the next digit.
Make sure to enter all the digits ('21' has been entered in the example image above).

10. Select [Set] appearing on the right side of the screen, and then press <SET>.

11. Select [OK] and then press <SET>.

12. Select whether to turn the passive mode [On] or [Off] and then press <SET>.
([Off] has been selected in the example image below.)
  • [On] (passive mode) is more appropriate for FTP transfers within a network behind a firewall.
  • [Off] is the standard setting for most cases.

13. Select [OK] and then press <SET>.

14. Press <SET>.

15. Perform the FTP Transfer settings.
These settings determine the handling of files and folders on the FTP server.
15. Select [ Other Functions] -> [Network Settings] -> [FTP Transfer Settings], and then press <SET>.

16. Select [Create Folder by Date] and press <SET>.

17. Select the desired option and then press <SET>.
[On]: A new subfolder under the transfer destination folder "YYYYMMDD\HHMMSS" will be created for every transfer operation.

18. Select [ Other Functions] -> [Network Settings] -> [FTP Transfer Settings] -> [Same Named Files] and then press <SET>.

19. Select the desired option and then press <SET>.
  • [Skip]: If a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder, the file will not be transferred.
  • [Overwrite]: Even if a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder, the file will be transferred, overwriting any file with the same name in the destination folder.

20. Press the <CANCEL> button to return to the previous menu. ([Network Settings] submenu of [ Other Functions]).


NOTE
You can check the FTP-related settings on the status screens.

Step 2: Select a Camera Access Point Connection

1. Perform Camera Access Point connection settings.
Select [ Other Functions] -> [Network Settings] -> [Connection Settings] -> [Set Up New] and then press <SET>.

2. Select [WI-Fi] and then press <SET>.

3. Select [Camera Access Point] and press <SET>.

4. Enter the SSID
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.

Enter the SSID
* This SSID is needed to connect the network device to the camcorder. If necessary, write it down.
Select [OK] and press <SET>.

5. Select the wireless connection mode (5 GHz band or 2.4 GHz band) and then press <SET>.

6. Push the joystick up/down to select the channel and then press <SET>.
Available channels will be different depending on the wireless connection mode selected in step 5.

7. Select the authentication method and the encryption method.
Select [Open/No encryption] or [WPA2-PSK/AES] and press <SET>.
If you selected [Open/No encryption], proceed to step 9.
If you selected [WPA2-PSK/AES], proceed to step 8.

8. Enter the encryption key.
Select [Input] and press <SET>.

Enter the encryption key.
* This encryption key (password) is needed to connect the network device to the camcorder. If necessary, write it down.
After entering the desired text, select [OK] and then press <SET>.

Valid encryption keys vary depending on the encryption method.
Encryption MethodASCII characters*1*3Hexadecimal*2*3
64-bit WEP encryption510
128-bit WEP encryption1326
AES / TKIP encryption8 to 6364
*1: ASCII characters include the numbers 0 to 9, the letters a to z and A to Z and some punctuation marks and special symbols.
*2: Hexadecimal characters comprise the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters a to f and A to F.
*3: Distinction between ASCII and Hexadecimal will be made automatically based on the number of characters entered.

9. Select the method for assigning the IP address: Select [Automatic] or [Manual] and then press <SET>.
  • [Automatic]: IP settings will be assigned automatically.
  • [Manual]: Enter the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway assigned to the camcorder manually.
The procedure for [Manual] is shown below.

10. Enter the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway
Push the joystick up/down to select a value for the first field and then press <SET>.

The cursor will move to the next field.
Repeat the process for all four fields.

11. Select [Set] on the right side of the screen and then press <SET> to confirm the address.

12. Enter the [Subnet Mask] and [Default Gateway] addresses in the same way.

13. Confirm the settings.
The first screen shows the access points SSID and the type of connection. Push the joystick up/down to review additional settings before pressing <SET>.

14. Save the settings.
Push the joystick up/down to select the desired configuration number and then press <SET>.

15. If necessary, enter the [Network Configuration Name].
Select [Input] and then press <SET>.

Enter the network configuration name.
When you have finished entering the information, select [OK] and then press <SET>.

16. Select [OK] and then press <SET>.

You can save up to 5 different network configuration profiles in the camcorder. If you select a configuration number that was already in use, the previous configuration will be overwritten by the new one.

17. Press <SET>.

18. Press the <CANCEL> button twice to return to the menu before the previous menu ([ Other Functions]).

19. Enter the SSID and encryption key from steps 4-8 of 'Step 2: Select a Camera Access Point Connection' into the FTP server to connect to the camcorder.

To transfer a newly recorded MP4 clip, please proceed to Step 3-A.
To transfer a clip or photo, please proceed to Step 3-B.

Step 3-A: Transferring a Newly Recorded MP4 Clip.


If you activate the FTP transfer function and set in advance an assignable button to [MP4 FTP Transfer], you can press the button to add the last MP4 clip recorded to the FTP transfer queue (up to 5 clips). MP4 clips are then transferred to the FTP server one by one. The FTP transfer is performed in the background so you can continue recording while the files are transferred. In fact, the transfer will not be interrupted even if you set the camcorder to [MEDIA] mode.
The following section explains the procedure for assigning [MP4 FTP Transfer] to assignable button 5 and adding clips to the FTP transfer queue.
REFERENCE
To transfer newly recorded clips to an FTP server, the movie format must be set to [MP4] or [MXF(CF)+MP4]. For information on shooting in MP4 format, please refer to Recording MP4 Video Files (XF200 / XF205).

1. Select [ Other Functions] -> [Assignable Buttons] and choose the desired button (5 has been selected in the example image below). Then, press <SET>.

2. Select [MP4 FTP Transfer] and press <SET>.

3. Press the <CANCEL> button to return to the previous menu. ([ Other Functions]).

4. Select [ Other Functions] -> [Network Settings] -> [Connection Settings] -> [Select] and then press <SET>.

5. Select the configuration number you saved in step 15 of the previous section (Step 2), and then press <SET>.

Immediately after making new network settings, the setting number for the new network will be selected automatically, so this step will not be necessary.

6. Press the [CANCEL] button twice to return to the menu before the previous menu ([ Other Functions]).

7. Activate the FTP transfer function.
Select [ Other Functions] -> [Network Functions] -> [FTP Transfer] and then press <SET>.

  • [FTP] will appear on the top of the screen, next to the connection type icon. When the icons turn white, the camcorder is ready to transfer files.
  • With Camera Access Point connections, you need to actively connect the Wi-Fi enabled device to the camcorder.

The [ ] icon will appear on the screen, and the camcorder will be set to FTP transfer mode.

8. After recording an MP4 clip, press assignable button 5 to set it to [MP4 FTP Transfer].

The MP4 clip just recorded will be added to the FTP transfer queue.
The number of MP4 clips in the FTP transfer queue will appear next to the [ ] icon.

9. When you have finished transferring the desired clips, turn off the network functions.
Set [ Other Functions] -> [Network Functions] to [Off] and then press <SET>.
The network icons will turn yellow and then disappear from the screen.

Step 3-B: Transferring Clips and Photos


You can transfer to the FTP server MXF clips recorded on the CF card and MP4 clips or photos recorded on the SD card.The procedure for sending clips is explained below, but photos can be sent in the same way.

1. Hold down the button on the <POWER> switch and slide the switch to <MEDIA>.

2. Press the <MENU> button.

3. Select [ Other Functions] -> [Network Settings] -> [Connection Settings] -> [Select] and then press <SET>.

4. Select the configuration number you saved in step 15 of the previous section (Step 2), and then press <SET>.

Immediately after making new network settings, the setting number for the new network will be selected automatically, so this step will not be necessary.

5. Press the <MENU> button.
To transfer one clip or photo, please proceed to 6-a.
To transfer multiple clips or photos, please proceed to 6-b.

6-a. Transferring one clip or photo.

6-a-1. Press the <INDEX> button to open the index screen that contains the clip or photo you want to transfer.

6-a-2. Select the desired clip or photo and then press <SET> to open the clip/photo menu.

6-a-3. Select [FTP Transfer] and then press <SET>.

6-a-4. Select [OK] and then press <SET>.

FTP will appear on the top of the screen, next to the connection type icon. When the icons turn white, the clip/photo will be transferred to the FTP server.
Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
When the transfer is completed, the network icons will turn yellow and then disappear from the screen.

6-a-5. When the confirmation message appears, press <SET>.

This concludes the procedure for transferring one clip or photo.

6-b. Transferring Multiple Clips or Photos

6-b-1. Press the <INDEX> button to open the index screen that contains the clips or photos you want to transfer.

6-b-2. Select [ Other Functions] -> [Clips] or [Photos] -> [FTP Transfer] and then press <SET>.

6-b-3. Select [Select] to select which clips/photos to transfer, or [All] to transfer all the clips/photos and then press <SET>.

6-b-4. If you selected [Select]:
Select the desired clip and press <SET>.

6-b-5. Repeat the process to select all the clips you would like to transfer.

6-b-6. Press the <MENU> button.

6-b-7. Select [OK] and then press <SET>.

FTP will appear on the top of the screen, next to the connection type icon. When the icons turn white, all the applicable clips/photos will be transferred to the FTP server.

6-b-8. When using a LAN connection, the LAN access indicator will flash quickly while the files are being transferred.

Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.

6-b-9. When the transfer is completed, the network icons will turn yellow and then disappear from the screen.

6-b-10. When the confirmation message appears, press <SET>.

This concludes the procedure for transferring multiple clips or photos.
IMPORTANT
  • Observe the following precautions when transferring files. Failing to do so may interrupt the transfer and incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination.
- Do not open the CF card slot cover or SD card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
  • If incomplete files remain at the transfer destination, check the content and make sure they are safe to delete before deleting them.
NOTE
Depending on the access points settings and capabilities, it may take some time to transfer files.

  • Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Wi-Fi Certified, WPA, WPA2, and the Wi-Fi Certified logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.


SIMS Doc Id

8202112800