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onOne announces DSLR Camera Remote HD for iPad  
Thursday, October 28, 2010 | by Rob Galbraith
onOne Software has announced DSLR Camera Remote HD, a version of its Canon/Nikon camera remote control and remote viewing app designed specifically for Apple's iPad. DSLR Camera Remote HD sports an interface suited to the iPad's 9.7 inch screen, incorporates gesture-based pan and zoom, the option to save to the iPad a lower-resolution photo plus the ability to start, stop and monitor video with certain video-capable digital SLRs.

The next release for the iPhone and iPod touch, DSLR Camera Remote 1.4, will gain similar zoom and file saving capabilities, while support for video will come via an optional in-app purchase.

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Big View: onOne Software's DSLR Camera Remote HD (Photo courtesy onOne Software)

Both DSLR Camera Remote and DSLR Camera Remote HD will support the same range of Canon and Nikon digital SLRs, up to and including the EOS 60D, and will require the same DSLR Camera Remote Server companion application for Mac and Windows.

DSLR Camera Remote HD for the iPad is to ship in late November at a price of US$49.99 from Apple's U.S. App Store (or the rough equivalent from App Stores for other countries). DSLR Camera Remote 1.4 will be a free update for licensed users of an existing DSLR Camera Remote release, or US$19.99 for a new purchase. Unlocking the video functionality will be US$9.99 (this applies only to DSLR Camera Remote; DSLR Camera Remote HD will include the video features in its US$49.99 price tag).

onOne has also lowered the cost of its DSLR Camera Remote Lite app from US$1.99 to free.

More information is in the press release below. For those not familiar with DSLR Camera Remote and what it does, see our July 2009 article on DSLR Camera Remote 1.1.

Press Release

onOne Software Announces DSLR Camera Remote HD for iPad and Video Support
Popular remote release app now provides photographers with the ability to start and stop video on their Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras from their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, via a WiFi enabled computer.

Portland, OR – October 28, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced an upcoming major update to it's wildly popular application for remotely controlling Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras using Apple iOS devices.  Specifically designed for the iPad, the new DSLR Camera Remote HD will include a redesigned interface that takes full advantage of the larger screen on the iPad, improved gesture-based preview functionality and the addition of starting, stopping and monitoring video from supported HD DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon.

In addition to DSLR Camera Remote HD, onOne Software will also be updating the DSLR Camera Remote 1.3 to version 1.4 by adding support for the Canon 60D and the Nikon D7000.  The original DSLR Camera Remote (not the HD version) is designed to run specifically on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Owners of DSLR Camera Remote 1.3 can add video start and stop functionality through an in-app purchase.

 "DSLR Camera Remote has been very popular with professional and hobbyist photographers who value the ability to shoot remotely and we are extremely pleased to offer a new and separate version that adds iPad support and the ability start, stop and monitor video in direct response to their requests," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software.  "We look forward to continuing to take advantage of new platforms in the ever evolving digital photography market to provide customers with tools that help them spend more time behind the camera and less behind the computer."  

New Features in DSLR Camera Remote:

NEW iPad Version: Taking advantage of the larger screen, a new, separate version of DSLR Camera Remote HD for the iPad features image thumbnails and larger previews in addition to faster access to options like the intervalometer and auto bracketing.  DSLR Camera Remote HD for the iPad also includes the new Video start, stop and monitor mode at no additional charge.

NEW Video Mode:  Start and stop video recording on supported cameras and even remotely monitor video on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.  Video mode is included with the new iPad version and is available as an in-app purchase for the original DSLR Camera Remote 1.3 for the iPhone and iPod.

More Cameras: Both versions of DSLR Camera Remote include support for the latest cameras including the Canon Rebel T2i/550D and 60D.


Free Version: Introducing a DSLR Camera Remote Free version for those who want to try the application first.  The free version allows uses to remotely fire their camera. This is a no risk way to try the app before making a purchase as photographers can see exactly how to set up the DSLR Camera Remote and try it before making the purchase.

Improved Previews:  Browsing images is now easier in DSLR Camera Remote through support for gestures which enable zooming and panning of preview images by pinching and swiping the image.

Save Local:  Photographs can now be saved as low resolution images to the connected iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to enable quick remote sharing via email, MobileMe, Facebook or any other sharing service.  Saved images can also be edited with other iOS applications.


Availability and Pricing

DSLR Remote Camera Remote HD for the iPad is expected to be available in late November in the Apple iTunes App Store and will have a retail price of  $49.99. DSLR Camera Remote 1.4 that is designed to run on the iPhone and iPod will be $19.99 and is also expected to be available in late November through the Apple iTunes App Store.

Owners of DSLR Camera Remote Pro 1.3 for the iPhone and iPod can get the updated camera support for the Canon 60D and Nikon D7000 for free in the 1.4 update. However, adding the start and stop video feature will be a $9.99 in app purchase to add this advanced functionality.

DSLR Camera Remote Free is a free version that offers the ability to fire or release the shutter of the camera, for those who wish try the app before purchasing.

There is no upgrade path from the iPhone or iPod Touch version DSLR Camera Remote 1.3 to DSLR Camera Remote HD that is designed specifically for the iPad.

DSLR Camera Remote HD and DSLR Camera Remote 1.4 are expected to be available in the iTunes App Store within Apple iTunes software in late November 2010. After purchasing any of the editions from the iTunes App Store, users will need to download a free application that runs on their supported Mac or Windows computer. This free application is required to communicate between the iOS device and the supported Canon or Nikon DSLR camera, connected via USB or Firewire to a WiFi enabled computer.

Supported Cameras and System Requirements

For the most complete list of supported cameras and system requirements, please visit the onOne Software website at http://www.ononesoftware.com/iPhone.

About onOne Software

onOne Software, Inc. is a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. Our products allow photographers to spend more time behind the camera and less time behind the computer screen. They include a wide range of easy-to-use applications and plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom®, Apple Aperture and now the iPhone. Founded in 2005, onOne Software, Inc. is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon.


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