Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device XF705 Part 2
Article ID: ART172769 | Date published: 12/19/2018 | Date last updated: 12/20/2018
 

Description

Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device  XF705  Part 2

Solution

Using Browser Remote
The Browser Remote application has 3 screens: the main screen for controlling the camcorder remotely in recording mode, the metadata screen, and a basic screen that allows users only to start/stop recording using a smartphone or other device with a small screen. The screen displayed will differ depending on the user information used to log in.
The following sections explain how to use the Browser Remote controls. For detailed information and applicable restrictions about the functions themselves, please refer to each function’s explanation.

NOTES
• Browser Remote does not support multi-touch gestures.

The Main Remote Recording Screen ([Full]/[Camera] user only)
When using a computer, tablet and other devices with larger screens, this screen offers all the controls available for operating the camcorder remotely via Browser Remote.

* Onscreen display/indication only. The content or value cannot be changed using Browser Remote.

1 Live view screen
Shows the camcorder’s live view image. When the live view image is not turned on, the camcorder ID will appear here.

NOTES
• The live view image will not be displayed in Browser Remote in the following cases.
- While the color bars are displayed.
- When the resolution is 2340x2160, the frame rate is 59.94P or 50.00P and > [B"System Setup] > [SDI/HDMI Max Res.] is set to [3840x2160].

2 Status indicators

3 [LIVE VIEW] button
Touch the button to display the camcorder’s live view image on the Browser Remote screen.
4 [Shot Mark] button
While recording, touch the button to add a shot mark to the clip. When the [Shot Mark] message appears, touch .
5 Clip marks buttons
When recording, you can tag important clips by adding clip marks. 
To add a clip mark: After recording a clip, touch [ Mark] to add an $ mark to the clip, or [ Mark] to add a  mark to the clip. When the [OK Mark] or [CHECK Mark] message appears, touch  .
6 Browser Remote screen selection ([Full] user only)
Touch to open the main remote recording screen, to open the metadata screen), or to open the basic screen for devices with a small screen.
7 [FULL AUTO] button
To set the camcorder to full auto mode, touch [Off], select [On] and then touch
8 Language selection
Changes the language used for controls in the (metadata input) screen and for error messages. Still, most of the application’s controls emulate physical buttons on the camcorder and appear in English only, regardless of the language selected.
9 Key lock button
Touch the icon to lock the Browser Remote screens in order to prevent settings from being changed inadvertently.
10 Touch Focus] button
Touch the button to unlock (enable) the touch focus mode.
11 [REC] button
Touch the button to start recording. While recording, the center of the button turns red.
Touch the button again to stop recording.
12 Card selection and approximate remaining recording time
The currently selected SD card is indicated with a mark next to the icon.
Remaining recording times are approximate and calculated based on the current video configuration used.
13 [SLOT SELECT] button
Touch the button to select the other SD card when both card slots contain a card.
14 Current camcorder settings
This panel displays an overview of the camcorder settings currently used. You can change camcorder settings with the controls in the detailed camcorder settings panel (18) on the right.
[ND]: ND filter [WB]: White balance
[Shutter]: Shutter speed [Iris]: Aperture value
[AE]: AE shift [Gain]: Gain value
[WB]: White balance
[Iris]: Aperture value
[Gain]: Gain value
15 Full auto mode indicator 
16 Video format
17 Time code (same as on the camcorder)
18 Detailed camcorder settings panel
Touch one of the tabs at the bottom to select the camcorder settings you wish to adjust:
[White Balance]: White balance mode and related settings.
[Exposure]: Exposure related settings—aperture, shutter speed and gain.
[Focus]: Focus related settings.
[Zoom]: Zoom operation.

The Main Remote Recording Screen: Detailed Camcorder Settings
The following sections explain how to use the controls in the detailed camcorder settings panel. For detailed information and applicable restrictions about the functions themselves, please refer to each function’s
explanation.
To change the white balance
Touch the [White Balance] tab in the detailed camcorder settings panel.
1 Auto white balance button
Touch  to set the camcorder to auto white balance (AWB) mode.
2 Custom white balance buttons
Touch .
To register a custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a gray card or white object with no pattern so it fills the center of the monitoring/live view screen and touch . Use the same lighting conditions you plan to use when recording.
During the procedure, the icon in the button will flash quickly. When it stops flashing, the procedure is completed and the custom white balance will be applied.
3 Preset white balance  / Color temperature 
Touch a button to apply the corresponding white balance settings as shown in the button.
[ND]: ND filter [WB]: White balance
[Shutter]: Shutter speed [Iris]: Aperture value
[AE]: AE shift [Gain]: Gain value
[White Balance]: White balance mode and related settings.
[Exposure]: Exposure related settings—aperture, shutter speed and gain.
[Focus]: Focus related settings.
[Zoom]: Zoom operation.
4 [AWB Lock] button
When auto white balance is activated, touch the button to lock the current white balance settings and keep them when you change the subject.


To adjust the color temperature or color compensation (CC) value
1 Select a white balance setting other than
2 Touch the right part of the white balance button (current color temperature and CC value).
3 Touch the [K] tab (color temperature) or [CC] tab (color compensation value), select the desired value from the list and then touch .
• If necessary, repeat this step to adjust the other setting.

 
To change exposure related settings
Touch the [Exposure] tab in the detailed camcorder settings panel.
1 ND Filter buttons
  • Touch [–] or [+] to change the density of the ND filter. You can also touch the current ND filter setting, select the desired setting from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch
2 Aperture related buttons
  • To let the camcorder adjust the aperture automatically, touch [Manual], select [Automatic] and then touch . No further settings are  necessary.
  • To adjust the aperture manually, select [Manual] and use the aperture controls as described below.
  • Touch [–] or [+] to change the aperture value (displayed above the buttons). You can also touch the current aperture value, select the desired value from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch
NOTES
• During manual aperture adjustment, you can also touch [PUSH AUTO IRIS] to have the camcorder adjust the aperture automatically once. (The manual aperture buttons will not be available at this time.)

3 Shutter speed related buttons
  • To change the shutter speed mode, touch [Speed] and select the desired shutter speed mode ([Speed] (standard shutter speed), [Angle], [Clear Scan], [Slow] (slow shutter speeds), [Auto] or [Off]).
  • To change the adjustment increment if you selected [Speed], touch [Normal], select the desired shutter increment and then touch .
  • Touch [–] or [+] to change the shutter speed (displayed above the buttons). You can also touch the current shutter speed value, select the desired value from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch .
4 Gain related buttons
  • To let the camcorder adjust the gain automatically, touch [Manual], select [Automatic] and then touch .
  • No further settings are necessary. To adjust the gain manually, select [Manual] and use the gain controls as described below.
  • To change the adjustment increment, touch [Normal], select the desired gain increment and then touch .
  • Touch [–] or [+] to change the gain value (displayed above the buttons). You can also touch the current gain value, select the desired value from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch
5 AE shift buttons
Touch [–] or [+] to change the AE shift level.