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How To Turn Your Android Smartphone To A DLSR Camera Monitor/Controller

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Carrying an external LCD screen monitor with your DLSR Camera can be stressful at times. Getting the right settings using the inbuilt screen with your DLSR might seems uninteresting by pressing the menu botton to make the right settings and a better view while shooting.
Do you know that with just a USB OTG connector from your Android devices to your DLSR camera, you can enjoy a quick and better control of your DLSR Camera.
This you can make happen by installing the controlling app on your android device, with a simple USB connection, your android smartphones will save you some few dollars you probably might have invest on buying an external LCD screen monitor and as a more great value, ability of you turning your android into a controlling house for your DSLR Cameras.
There are lot of Android compatible application out there that you can install on your android devices to make it happen both free and paid.
In this article i will discuss about two adroid app that is available on google play store that will install on your android devices and with the help of OTG USB to connect with your camera.
1. DLSR Controller (Beta) by Chainfire DOWNLOAD HERE
DSLR Controller by chainfire which i will recommend for you was the first and the best app that take a full control of your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with a USB cable. Interestingly, you do not need any computer or laptop, All you need is a compatible android mobile device, Your DSLR camera, and the right USB cable.




Some compatible DSLR camera that can work with the DSLR camera controller are: 1D mk IV, 5D mk II, 5D mk III, 50D, 550D, 6D, 60D, 600D, 650D, 7D, 70D, 700D, 750D, 1100D.
What You need for this set up (For iPad)
– A compatible Canon EOS model camera.
– Jailbroken iPad, iPad 3 and iPad Mini
– Camera Connection Kit. Be sure to get the one that fits your iPad:
30-pin
– Male full-size USB to male mini USB cable. Usually comes with the camera.

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ANDROID AND DLSR CAMERA
How To Set UP DLSR Controller (Beta) 
– Connect the full-size USB port of the USB cable to the female USB end of the camera connection kit
– Connect the mini USB end of the USB cable to the camera’s A/V OUT port
– Connect the 30-pin/lightning end of the camera connection kit to your iPad
– Once you connect all the cables and turn the camera on, the iPad’s built-in photo viewer app will pop up. Just tap the home button, and tap the DSLR Controller icon from the application list.

If you start DSLR Controller before plugging in / turning on the camera, it will try to automatically close the photo viewer app when it pops up and restart itself instead.
Click here to visit the developer website to read more details on features and device compatibility
2.CampCap DOWNLOAD HERE
What You Need To Start
– An Android phone with USB OTG (USB host) capabilities
– A USB OTG cable
– A Canon or Nikon DSLR
How To Se UP CampCap
Connect your DSLR camera to the phone using the USB OTG cable and choose the installed Campcap on your android device.Remember CapCam is a good for tablets but can be use with smartphones as well. This DSLR Controller provides a Live View for photos and video. This is great for low-angle shots and for quick overview with pinch-to-zoom and tap-to-focus feature.
Just attached your phone to the camera using a standard hot shoe mount adapter and a modified phone holder and key it on your DLSR Cameras head light holder.
Don’t you find it more interesting and fun combining your Android phone/tablet with your DSLR.

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How To Set Up Internet TV/Live streaming And Monetize Your content [The Final Steps] Updated

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The Set -Up (My Recommendation)
If you have not being following up from the past tutorial on this topic, Click here to read the basic requirement you need for this setting up.
I assume you have design your website that will be your internet TV platform, something like www.yourtvname.com or .TV as you desire.
In the designing of your website, i will advice you to run on WordPress premium host not free host and use a premium media theme for a TV website look. Media premium theme can be purchase at themeforest.net or other sites that sells premium theme but free WordPress theme can be use as well but not free host. using WordPress you will have the advantage of using abundant media plugins with your premium host, and if you do not know out to design hire a website designer out there to do the stress for you.
The Technology (My Recommendation)
I mentioned in the first article that there are lots of method out there but We are using youtube technology because setting up with YouTube is as free as air and will still serve the same purpose as premium hosting platform if you get it right and the interesting part is the ability to monetize your contents with YouTube. The simple techniques here is just that we are using YouTube as our backstage or the control room for what people will be watching on your website.yes a form of back end technology.
How To set Up Your YouTube To Stream to your website [Step by step approach]
– Sign up for a gmail account if you do not have one before
– Use the gmail to sign up and login on www.youtube.com to set up a YouTube account.
– Create a YouTube channel and name it if you do not have one before
– Upload a short original contents of yours. DO NOT UPLOAD VIDEOS THAT IS NOT YOURS This will enable you to test your YouTube account and set it up for verification, good standing and monetization.
– Go to the settings in your YouTube account to verify your account by following the simple procedure prompt and make sure your status is in good standing.
– Enable live streaming in the creator studio, this will give you two options of starting streaming live now which will enable you to start streaming now and it stops automatically when your streaming ends. And the second is to schedule streaming for later hour. As for the live streaming now which is what we are going to teach now, you can preview your streaming before going live.
Therefore, in this final tutorial i will teach how to start live streaming now and people will be watching all over the world from your website right now.
Oops!! Can i get popcorn to eat and a glass of juice?(LOL) yes! its getting juicy right now i guess?




Start Live Streaming Now
Before i forget, create a page on your website that you will use as your tv page and serve as your unique link where people can visit directly to watch live directly like www.yourtvname.com/livetv .
_ Install on your PC you want to use, a newer or an updated version of media live encoder 3.2 software or download from adobe website. Ensure you download the right bit of 32 or 64 bit depending on your PC operating system. The adobe media live encode provide two partition monitor screen: One is to preview what your camera is capturing while the second is to view what pictures of what you are about to be stream to the other end.

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Click here to read You-tube Comprehensive Guide on setting up YouTube live streaming [Open It In another Browser]
Having knowledge from the above link, i believe you need to be thinking and getting the next steps ahead of me.
– Go to your YouTube channel, locate live event(beta) at your left hand side and click

– Set up your event and name it
– Choose your ingestion settings e.g your streaming bit rate and all that as recommended
– By now your camera or capturing device must have been connected to your PC and ensure you can preview what you are about to stream from the fist monitor face of your media live encoder software
– set up the video frame base on your bit rate and the audio settings inside the encoder and save it. Then Copy your streaming channel ID code from the settings into your media live encoder software and save it. Encoding process must begin.
– You will notice the encoding process inform of file transfer at the downside of your media live encoder, and their live streaming starts. yes! you are now streaming live.
– Do not forget to be switching between your encoder and your YouTube to monitor the streaming progress and check for any possible error if you are accessing both from the same PC. Did you just scream whoa!! do not be too happy, just one more step…
– Hurry up to your website TV page and embedded the YouTube code of your live event to the page and update or save that page so that anyone visit your site can watch live directly from your website by just clicking on the play button on your website TV page, just like you press play to watch YouTube videos. The trick here is that YouTube is just your backstage while your website is the performing stage or back end technology. yes! its this simple.
HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR CONTENTS
There are two way you can monetize your contents
1. You can monetize any live streaming events by enabling the monetization option while setting up your live events
2. Set up automatic YouTube video monetization in your YouTube settings so that it will prompt you while setting up live streaming or pre-package contents.
CHANGE YOUR SITE TO THE WEAR THE INTERNET TV LOOK
Traffic will keep coming for the video enthusiast if your website has the internet TV look. Therefore, apart from live events, keep uploading your well edited pre-packaged TV contents on YouTube like your TV shows, skits, comedy, events etc and embedded it on your website so that people watch directly, i believe if you have the right content people can watch, you will be getting the traffic and the money will come from your contents monetization and adverts on your site.
Internet TV is this simple if you follow the steps, feel free to comments and ask questions.

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How To Create A Video Studio From Low To High Budget

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Creating a professional Video studio might cost thousands to millions of dollars investment depend on how professional you want to go in setting up and not every one could afford investing so huge especially for startups creative mind. But the truth remains that you can make your dream of creating your own video studio becomes a reality with little bucks of dollar investment and still work like a pro.
In this article, we are going to learn from Ashley Hockney is the Content Marketer & Writer at Teachable as she discuss the two options of creating your own video studio from a low budget as well as upgrading your budget. (more…)

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Video Lighting Techniques That Will Improve Your Video Quality

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Lighting is the most integral aspect of making a good video, it makes your video to come out at its best quality.
You cannot make quality video with out or poor lighting, this is the reason why you need to invest into lighting gear that you need. yes, lighting gear that you need in the sense that you do not need to go over board to light your video on any budget.
There are basic techniques that needs attention while choosing to light your video: This are Light set up, Ambience, Light source, Light color, Color temperature.
As you develop your lighting skills, consider the following tips: (more…)

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