Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on Your iOS or Android Device (Playback via Browser) (XA35 / XA30)

Article ID: ART163826 | Date published: 12/01/2015 | Date last updated: 12/02/2015


Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on Your iOS or Android Device (Playback via Browser) (XA35 / XA30)


With the Playback via Browser function, you can use the Web browser on your iOS device, Android device, computer or similar device to show a list of recordings in the camcorder, play them back and even download them. This conveniently allows you to view your recordings while you are out.

We are going to use an iOS device as an example in these instructions.
Depending on the device, OS, browser, movie format and recording mode, you may not be able to playback or download recordings.

Setting the Camcorder's Password

For Wi-Fi functions that require an iOS or Android device, you will need to set the camcorder's password. After you enter the password once, you will not need to enter it again*.
* If you used the [Load] function under [Reset All] or in [Backup Menu Settings] you will have to set the password again.
  • Avoid using an unprotected Wi-Fi connection or network environment.
Doing so may expose your personal information or other important data to unauthorized third parties.
  • Using the XA35 / XA30 in a 5GHz bandwidth outside is forbidden by law.

1. Move the POWER switch to [CAMERA].

2. Touch [ ].

3. Touch [ ].

4. Touch [ ].

5. Scroll the screen up or down, adjust [Wi-Fi] to the bar, and touch the button.

6. Touch [Smartphone Connection].

7. Touch the camcorder's password.

8. Enter an 8-character password and touch [OK].
After setting the camcorder's password, it will not be displayed on the screen for you to check. Please make a note of your password so that you do not forget it. To change the password, perform the procedure above again.

Connecting the camcorder with your smartphone

Follow the steps below to view recordings using a web browser on your iOS or android device.

1. Move the POWER switch on the camcorder to [MEDIA].

2. Touch [ ].

3. Touch [ ].

4. Scroll up or down, adjust [Wi-Fi] to the bar, and touch the button.

5. Touch [Playback via Browser].

The camcorder's SSID (network name) will appear and the camcorder will be ready to connect with the device.

6. Activate Wi-Fi in the settings screen of your iOS/Android device or computer.

  • The network names of detected access points will appear.

7. Touch the access point with the same SSID displayed on the camcorder's screen in step 5.

8. Enter the camcorder's password set previously.

[Connected] will appear on the camcorder's screen and the connection will be established.

As long as you do not change the camcorder's password, the connection will be established automatically afterwards.

9. Start the Web browser on your computer or iOS/Android device and enter the URL that appears on the camcorder's screen into the Web browser's address bar.

The URL is always the same so you may find it convenient to bookmark it so that you do not have to enter it every time.

10. Touch [ ] in the upper left corner of the screen.

11. Touch memory and format.

12. Next, touch the desired recording.

13. Touch the recording.
  • For movies, touch the playback icon to start playback. For photos, the photo will be displayed.

  • Touch [ ] to save the recording on the device or computer.
(The icon [ ] will not appear on an iOS device. To save recordings using an iOS device, use the "Movie Uploader" app.)
  • Touch [ ] to return to the index screen.

  • The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes
- Scenes recorded with a recording mode other than 35 Mbps exceeding 1 hour
  • Only one device may be connected to the camcorder at a time.

14. Touch [End] on the camcorder to end [Playback via Browser].

  • Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.



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