Open Camera Remote

Documentation at https://andymodla3dvr.blogspot.com

The Open Camera Remote app is a modified version of Open Camera. It gives you focus and shutter trigger control remotely over a local WiFi network. You send this app broadcast control messages to operate focus and shutter release using another app, WiFi Remote Capture, install at
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andymodla.remotecapture&hl=en

You trigger and capture photos and videos nearly simultaneously on local network connected phones running this app. Depending on your local network, the number of phones can range from 253 to 4093 maximum.

For security reasons some WiFi routers will block broadcast messages. You may have to set up your own private router that allows broadcast messaging.

There is a built-in Web HTTP server you can enable for downloading your photos with a Web browser. It only works with your local network while the camera app is running. In Settings there is a option to turn on the HTTP server and to show the URL of the server as a QR code or text.

Information about using the Open Camera app can be found at :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&hl=en

The Open Camera Remote app has Settings under More Camera Controls for photo and video filename suffix and Time/Number format for filename with reset. The suffix string appended to the filename helps you determine from which phone camera a photo was shot. This allows you to merge all the photos from multiple cameras into a single folder for editing.

You can capture 3D images by taking sequential left and right eye photos when choosing a Settings option. The filenames will automatically add suffixes _l and _r. View 3D photos by purchasing https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andymodla.apps.vrstereophotoviewer&hl=en (not supported by all phones). This app can be launched from preview thumbnail button if you select the 3D/VR Stereo Photo Viewer.

Another feature lets you align the scene you are shooting with your previous photo to help with taking 3D (left/right), composite, or stitched photos when you edit using other apps.

The open source code for Open Camera Remote (modified from version 1.46 Open Camera) is available at
https://sourceforge.net/u/ajavamind/opencamera/ci/master/tree/
Modifications for Open Camera Remote were added by Andy Modla.

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Additional Information

Updated
November 12, 2019
Size
2.7M
Installs
100,000+
Current Version
1.46.9
Requires Android
4.0.3 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
Tekla Inc.
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