DSLR Controller updated to v0.99.5
This relatively minor update fixes a number of reported crashes and bugs, updates the timelapse module, adds some Android 4.4+ KitKat specific compatibility, and supports Android Wear.
It may take up to two days for Play to start updating the app on your device, though usually this happens within four hours after my posts.
XDA thread can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1202082Timelapse
The timelapse feature now lets you program a start time instead of starting immediately.
If doing single shot (as opposed to HDR) timelapse, a new progress interface has been added, with buttons to change shutter speed, exposure, and ISO speed, depending on your auto-exposure (M, Av, Tv, P, etc) mode.
It'll also show you the thumbnail of the last saved image by the camera, highlighting under- and overexposed pixels. The thumbnail is rather low resolution and not the same aspect ratio as the real image, but is very fast to transfer (as opposed to a full image) and thus does not significantly interfere with the timelapse process itself.
A larger image could theoretically be retrieved if the time between shots is 20 seconds or more, but I think most timelapsers use a significantly shorter interval.
Note that if your timelapse interval does not leave the app/camera any time to idle, the thumbnail may be delayed or not update at all.Android 4.4 KitKat
The notification icons have been updated to the KitKat UI look.
Saving images to the external sdcard is now supported again as well. However, instead of saving to DSLRController in the root of the sdcard, images are now saved deep inside an Android folder (the UI will tell you exactly where). Additionally you should be aware that if you uninstall DSLR Controller while the sdcard is present, this folder will be wiped
. There's nothing I can do about this, you can thank Google for this BS.
Support for TDLS has also been added. TDLS is a new Wi-Fi feature that significantly improves throughput between two devices connected to the same access point. If you are using Wi-Fi Passthrough Mode on two devices running Android 4.4+, connecting through an existing access point will now be just as fast as when one of the Android devices plays access point and the other connects to it directly, or Wi-Fi Direct is used. In my tests, throughput between the two devices jumped 6-fold from about 6mbps to over 35mbps using this feature.
In various situations, this simplifies wireless setup, and allows you to keep using the internet connection provided by your exiting AP. Unfortunately, this feature currently only works with two Android devices connecting to eachother - you will not see this speed increase when connecting a 6D/70D, WFT or MR3040 to a pre-existing AP, as these devices do not support TLDS. In those cases one of the devices themselves playing AP is still much faster.Android Wear
If you have one of those fancy Android watches, and you have the Android Wear app installed on the Android device running DSLR Controller, a card will show up on the watch allowing you to capture immediately or delayed 5 seconds. The icons need some work still and you'll be shown two notification on the big device instead of one because of some Wear API ridiculousness, but it works. This will be revisited when Wear has had a little while to mature.