Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device XF705 Part 1

Article ID: ART172766 | Date published: 12/19/2018 | Date last updated: 12/19/2018


Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device  XF705  Part 1


Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device
After connecting a network device to the camcorder via Wi-Fi, you can operate the camcorder remotely using Browser Remote, a Web browser application that can be accessed using the Web browser on network devices*.
Using Browser Remote, you can check the camcorder’s live view image and control various recording settings. On the Browser Remote screen, you can also check the remaining recording time on the card, remaining battery
charge and the camcorder’s time code. 
* For details about compatible devices, operating systems, Web browsers, etc., please visit your local Canon website.

Setting Up Browser Remote
You can set a unique camcorder identification code and designate the port that the Browser Remote application should use when accessing the camcorder through the network. The port number (HTTP protocol) used by Browser Remote is usually set to port 80, but you can change it if necessary. The camcorder ID will appear on the Browser Remote screen, making it easy to identify which camcorder the application is controlling in case of a multi-camera shooting setup.

Operating modes:

Camcorder Settings
1 Select [Browser Remote Settings].

2 To change the port number, select [Port No.].
  • To enter the port number, push the joystick left/right to select the digit to change and then up/down to select a value for the selected digit. After completing the five digits of the port number, select [Set] and then press SET.
3 To change the camcorder ID, select [Camera ID].
  • Enter the desired camcorder ID using the keyboard screen

User Settings
A user name and password are required to log in to the Browser Remote application. You can set up to three different users and select whether you want to allow single-user operation (full control) or two-user operation (one controlling camcorder functions and another in charge of metadata input for clips).
[Full] Can access all 3 Browser Remote screens:  (main recording screen), (metadata screen) and (basic screen).
[Camera] Can access only the (main recording) screen. This would be the main operator controlling the camcorder.
[Meta] Can access only the (metadata) screen. This would be the person in charge of keeping the clip information up to date.

1 Select [Browser Remote Settings]

2 To select the number of Browser Remote users, select [Users Settings].
3 Select the desired option and then press SET.
  • If you selected [One User (Full)], perform steps 4-5 to enter the user name and password for the [Full] user. If you selected [Two Users (Camera/Meta)], perform steps 4-5 twice, once for the [Camera] user and again for the [Meta] user.
4 Select [Full: User Name], [Camera: User Name] or [Meta: User Name].
  • Enter the desired user name using the keyboard screen
5 Select [Full: Password], [Camera: Password] or [Meta: Password].
  • Enter the desired password using the keyboard screen
Starting Browser Remote
After completing the network connection, you can start the Browser Remote application on the Web browser* of any network device** connected to the same network. You can check the Browser Remote settings on the status screen
* A Web browser that supports JavaScript and is enabled to accept cookies is required.
** For details about compatible devices, operating systems, Web browsers, etc., please visit your local Canon website.

Operating modes: 

Preparations on the Camcorder
1 Activate Browser Remote on the camcorder.

• The camcorder will start functioning as a wireless access point. 
and will appear at the top of the screen. When the icons turn white, the camcorder is ready to accept commands from the Browser Remote application.
2 If necessary, you can check the network settings while Browser Remote is activated.
• Press the STATUS button and display the following status screens to check the relevant information. Press the STATUS button to close the status screen.
- [Network 1/6] status screen: SSID for Camera Access Point connections
- [Network 4/6] status screen: URL for Browser Remote
- [Network 5/6] status screen: Browser Remote user names and passwords*
* Only default passwords will be shown.
On the Network Device
1 Connect the network device to the camcorder.
  • Select the camcorder’s SSID (network name) in the device's Wi-Fi settings.
2 Start the Web browser on the network device.
3 Enter the camcorder’s URL exactly as shown on the status screen.
4 Enter the user name and password.
  • Be sure to log in with the user name and password of one of the users that were set on the camcorder. If necessary, consult the administrator who configured the camcorder’s settings.
  • The Browser Remote screen will appear. The screen displayed may be different depending on the user information used to log in.
  • While Browser Remote is correctly connected to the camcorder, the network connection indicator’s   will keep turning on and off in a loop.
  • If the camcorder's ID was set, it will appear on the Browser Remote screen while live view is not activated.

Example of the login screen.
The screen may differ depending
on the Web browser and version used.

5 Select the language for Browser Remote.
• Touch and select the desired language from the list. The language selected applies mainly to the metadata screen and to messages displayed in the application. The application's buttons are displayed in English only, regardless of the language selected. 
6 Use the Browser Remote controls to operate the camcorder.
• Descriptions of the controls are given in the following pages. Detailed operation is given in each function’s reference page.
7 When you have finished using Browser Remote, turn it off on the camcorder 
• The network icons will turn yellow and then disappear from the screen and the connection with the application will be terminated.

• Depending on the network used and the strength of the Wi-Fi signal, you may notice delays in the refreshing of the live view image and other settings.
• If Browser Remote is set to a language other than the language set on network device, the application may not be displayed correctly.

See Using Brower Remote for more information

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