Crap Yes. The worst of what everyone else wrote is true. This crapware is what happens when old-school companies don't understand the mobile market and think they can outsource app development to the lowest bidder. Does Cannon realize how poorly this reflects on their company?
What the heck? Took back R500 because it didn't have a remote. Got the R50 so it would. It doesn't support playing previously recorded footage like a VCR? I've got 20 year old Camcorder that will. WTH paid an extra $150 for function I'll never use. I would use it if it supported Play, rewind, Fast Forward. What's the chances of getting software to utilize this Camera, to its fullest without a 25' HDMI chord between it and my TV? Sorely disappointed :-(
Junk Possibly one of the most unreliable disappointing pieces of software I have ever used. I am not unfamiliar with computer software whatsoever, the issues I'm experiencing are not isolated. I was not shocked when I decided to post this review and found that most people had the same difficulties. I'm researching a more reliable program that will work.
never worked Cameraaccess and Cameraaccess Plus are two apps whose difference and compatibility I don't get. I have never been able to get either to work with a Vixia R40. This is most useless part about my camcorder. Spent a whole day upgrading firmware, then later installing CameraAccess Plus (as mentioned in notes, that newer firmware will only work with Plus). Nothing worked. I'm not messing anymore into this. Canon, if you so proudly announce a solution/feature please make sure it works. Take an example from thousand other hardware manufacturers who get it (the WiFi control) working across all devices.
All I was trying to accomplish was to start, pause and stop the video recording remotely. After much working around and reading other peoples comments I connected my Samsung Galaxy 4 to the camera. Here's my 2 big issues (just for this simple task). It only writes to camera memory, there is no option to write to the SD card. This is crap. Secondly all you can do is pan, stop, start no other features. Since you can't attach a USB, Wireless, or Wired remote to the R50 camera and only use this app Canon has lost my business. If anyone knows any other work around please document.
I liked the app, it worked very well, thanks I cannot believe the possibilities of this app and there is really no one else with this type of app. You will have to use your wifi settings to connect your device and camcorder by wifi, and the cam also spits out the password the first time you use it. Once setup on my Galaxy Note 4, it is a breeze, i used the wifi in-house mode, there is also an internet mode where you can operate the camera over the internet! Cannot use all functions on the camera, but for a start, this is excellent! Thank you Canon!
- Supported new camcorders.
- Supported devices and OS have been changed.