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Johnny

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Controlling camera when looking through external monitor.
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:36:42 AM »
When eventually we'll have the HDMI support for external monitors I was wondering if there could be a different way to operate the camera.

For example if the camera's own screen is not in good position to view it during operation.

Could a feature be added that the camera's screen would work as a trackpad and you would have a visual cursor that is moving on screen?
This way you could change settings through the external monitor without having to look at the camera's screen.
Use it as a input device.

This controlling method would of course be an optional setting that you could toggle.
It would need to mirror the image from the camera to the external monitor.

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Re: Controlling camera when looking through external monitor.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 02:20:45 PM »
I'll be working on an external application that you can use to control the Chronos, after I've implemented a redesign of the onboard touchscreen interface. You'll be able to control the camera from your phone or laptop then. (It'll be a completely separate interface from the onboard touchscreen one.)

Would that help?

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Re: Controlling camera when looking through external monitor.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 08:08:55 AM »
I'll be working on an external application that you can use to control the Chronos, after I've implemented a redesign of the onboard touchscreen interface. You'll be able to control the camera from your phone or laptop then. (It'll be a completely separate interface from the onboard touchscreen one.)

Would that help?

Those methods would be even better in most cases.
For the phone controlling I suspect it would only be on Android devices?

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Re: Controlling camera when looking through external monitor.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 02:53:56 PM »
I will support iPhones in addition to Android; the app will be built as a nice, modern web app so it ought to work just about everywhere outside of IE. :D