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can I connect my gopro white to my Samsung tablet

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Monte55, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Monte55

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    I think I can do this but how? I'm talking wifi. Do I need a special app and if so, is it free?
     
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    There is a Gopro app that connects over wifi for adjusting settings. Make sure you remember to turn it off before you fly if you want a avoid disaster!
    Edit: free
     
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    How do I get the app. Do you have a link? I would not use this to fly with my Phantom 1. Can I see real time and playback on tablet. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    I searched and found a Gopro app. Is there only one? It says free but when I try to install, a window comes up about setting up an account and wants credit card info
     
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    I'm on Android and the Play Store has one app from GoPro Inc. I was never asked for CC details. Don't use the wifi when flying! Its frequency is the same as the Phantoms flight control frequency.
     
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    Yeah, I know to not have camera wifi on with Phantom 1. I finally found app and it's on my tablet. I can see preview, the controls to operate camera. They all seem to work. I can start and stop camera, invert image etc. BUT, I can't get the tablet to play the video I just took by controlling from tablet. The video is on camera. In the lower left side of tablet screen is square of small white cubes. I assume thats how I get to video. If I click on that a window comes up saying something about downloading some new software. I do have a lcd screen on the camera so I know it took the video.
     
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    Another thing I noticed. Although the camera is set on 1080 and 30 fps and takes sharp video, the preview on the tablet is not sharp at all. The tablet has a very sharp screen viewing other things. What's with that?
     
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    It uses the low res version on the SD card. It must not be able to cope with the full res version. I found it enough to confirm if I got the right framing on the shot. You could take the HDMI out on the GoPro to the HDMI in on your FPV monitor...if your using one of course!
     
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    It's more than adequate for framing. I have a good sd card in it. I wonder why my videos will not play through tablet. I noticed another thing. The lcd screen on camera will go off while connected to tablet. I'm talking about the optional rear lcd screen.
     
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    Do you have any idea what the range would be on wifi between camera and tablet. ?
     
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    Im not sure but I read a while back its not very far. Not hard to test though :)
     
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    I tested the range this morning. I was outside and had line of site. I walked away from camera until I lost connection. I paced it off coming back. I figure about 80 feet. I think this would be great as a remote viewer remote if gopro was outside of a car and being controlled from the inside and similar things. I was thinking of getting a remote...now I don't need to. Yaaaaa. I still need to see what it takes to play the vids on tablet via wifi. I think it wants me to update the camera. I hate to change things that are working.