How to Use a Phone or Tablet as a Monitor for DSLR Video


Learn how to use an Android smartphone or tablet you can control and monitor the video of your camera using DSLR Controller. Also covers related accesories such as the Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smaller Tablets found here:
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0:00 – Setting up & Cables You Need
0:56 – Using DSLR Controller
2:37 – Using Tablet to Review Pictures, Save, and Uploading over WiFi
4:06 – Using Tablet as Cable Release in Bulb Mode
5:08 – Using the Tablet for Video as a Monitor
6:06 – Adding the Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smaller Tablets
9:10 – Adding the Joby GripTight Mount for Smaller Phones

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21 replies
  1. Ben Harris
    Ben Harris says:

    Dude, you have come such a long way. I just stumbled on this old video of yours, and the potential was always there. You’ve built on a solid platform as a content creator, it’s always great to see where people started.

  2. Justo Alejandro Gonzalez
    Justo Alejandro Gonzalez says:

    To see how much your set up has changed since this video is ridiculous.
    You currently have one of the best talking head set ups by far only perhaps matched by the other long haired canadian, Mr. Mckinnon (who is very good at backgrounds).
    Since we are on it… you have the best colored skin tones that I've ever saw on a GH5 user… HOW?
    Perhaps, since the Sony series is getting to an end a Panasonic could start… just saying O= )

  3. Peter Schook
    Peter Schook says:

    Installed DSLR controller, hooked my Nikon D7500 to the Samsumg S7Edge. I have a connetion but no view. ?? Just a black image with some command points. V 1.06. Anyone to help

  4. Patrick Yun
    Patrick Yun says:

    I discovered your channel about a month ago and it has become one of my favorites lately. I'm going through your older videos and I am amazed by the improvement in production quality in such a short time. Great work. Keep it up.

  5. Nicolas Broner
    Nicolas Broner says:

    Hi! Is there any way to use the tablet just as an external monitor? Not with all the controls. I mean I want to still be using all the controls of the camera, but with a tablet as an external monitor. Thanks in advance. Best!


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