Recording movies streamed from the camcorder when it is in another location in your house using an iOS or Android device as a remote control (Remote Control+Streaming)

Article ID: ART167201 | Date published: 01/17/2017 | Date last updated: 01/17/2017


Recording movies streamed from the camcorder when it is in another location in your house using an iOS or Android device as a remote control (Remote Control+Streaming)


Using the CameraAccess plus app*, you can view the image streamed from the camcorder on your iOS/Android device even when the camcorder is somewhere else. You can use your iOS/Android device as a remote control to start recording on the camcorder and, while using the Monitor from Home function, you can even record the streamed image locally on your iOS / Android device.
When using an NFC-compatible Android device, you can connect the camcorder and the device with a simple operation.
* The CameraAccess plus app, provided by PIXELA, is available as a free download from the App Store (iOS devices) and Google Play™ (Android devices).
  • In this example, the procedure is shown in iOS 8.4 and Android 4.1.
  • For details about the CameraAccess plus app, visit PIXELA's website.

  • The procedures for using Remote Control+Steaming and making related smartphone settings are explained in the following sections.

1. iOS/Android device: Access the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play™ (for Android smartphones) via your device to download and install the CameraAccess app.
Installation is not necessary for users who have previously installed the application.

2. Camcorder: Turn on the camcorder and make sure it is set to a recording mode.

3. Camcorder: Touch the [ ] icon displayed on the screen of the camcorder.

4. Camcorder: Drag your finger left/right to bring the [Remote Control+Streaming] menu to the center, and then touch the icon to open it.

5. Camcorder: Bring [ ] (Monitor from Home) to the center, and then touch [ ].

  • The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
  • The camcorder will be ready to connect with the smartphone.

6. Connecting to the camcorder via Wi-Fi.

6-a. NFC compatible devices

: NFC touchpoint.

6-a-1. Touch the NFC touchpoint on the Android device* to the NFC touchpoint on the camcorder.
  • Align the center of the NFC touchpoints on both devices. If there is no reaction, try changing the position of the Android device slightly while it is touching the camcorder.
  • When the device is recognized, the Android device will emit a sound** and the CameraAccess plus app will start automatically.
* For illustration purposes only. For details about the device’s NFC function and the location/mark of the NFC touchpoint, refer to the instruction manual of the Andorid device used.
** Depending on the settings and specifications of the Android device used, no sound may be emitted.

6-a-2. Android device: Touch [OK].
  • When the Wi-Fi connection is correctly established, [Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the live view image will appear on the CameraAccess plus app’s screen on the NFC-compatible Android device.

6-b. iOS/Android devices not compatible with NFC

6-b-1. iOS/Android device: Activate Wi-Fi in the settings screen.

  • The network names of detected access points will appear.

6-b-2. iOS/Android device: Touch the access point with the same SSID and network name as that of the one from step 5.

6-b-3. iOS/Android device: Enter the password that appears on the camcorder’s screen in step 5.

6-b-4. Camcorder: [Connected] will appear on the screen and the connection will be established.

As long as you do not reset the camcorder’s Wi-Fi password, you only need to enter the password the first time you connect the device.

6-b-5. iOS/Android device: Start the CameraAccess plus app.

7. iOS/Android device: Use the app’s onscreen controls to operate the camcorder while viewing the live image on the device.

8. Camcorder: When finished, touch [End] to end the wireless connection and turn off the camcorder.

  • When using NFC-compatible devices.
 - When touching an NFC-compatible device to the camcorder, be careful not to forcibly hit the device against the camcorder. Using excessive force may damage the camcorder or NFC-compatible device.
 - If the NFC-compatible device or the camcorder is covered by a protective case, the devices might not be able to connect wirelessly.
 - If the camcorder unintentionally comes into contact with an NFC-compatible device (for example, inside a carrying bag), the camcorder may turn on on its own. You can set -> -> -> [NFC] to [Off] to prevent this.
  • When the camcorder is in Monitor from Home or Monitor while Out mode, the shooting mode will be set automatically to .
  • Even if the frame rate was set to 24P, video recorded in Monitor from Home or Monitor while Out mode will be recorded at 30P.
  • This function is not available in the following cases.
 - When the video quality is 35 Mbps.
 - When dual recording or relay recording is activated.
  • Depending on the connection and the strength of the wireless signal, there may be interruptions in the live video image or the response may be slow.

  • About the optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
 - If you mount the camcorder on the optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table, you can use the CameraAccess plus app on your iOS / Android device as a remote control to move the camcorder sideways (panning) in addition to starting / stopping recording.
 - Notice that there are two possible directions for mounting a camcorder on the CT-V1. This camcorder should be mounted so that the lens is aligned with the mark on the underside of the CT-V1’s camcorder base plate. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the CT-V1.



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