For years, photographers have asked us how they can incorporate their iPad into their tethered workflow but have been frustrated with the lack of available options due to Apple tablets not having a USB port.
All that’s changed with the new Case Air Wireless Tethering System, a product that is generating a lot of buzz with photographers and the press that cover the industry.
Here’s how to tether your camera to your iPad with the Case Air:
1. Power on the iPad and Case Air
2. Connect your iPad to the Case Air’s WiFi network
3. Open up the Case Remote App, select your camera, and start shooting
With the Case Air, you’ll now be able to connect and transfer images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet, or computer and take control of advanced camera settings including focus points, exposure settings, bracketing, time-lapse, HDR, and more. View your images on the larger iPad screen to check critical focus and composition, or use Live View or movie mode for real-time capture to share and collaborate as you create.
How do I add my tablet to my tethered workflow?
One question remains – now that I can shoot tethered from my camera to my iPad, how and where do I mount and incorporate the tablet into my workflow? Thankfully, Tether Tools makes several pieces of gear that provide multiple mounting options to connect your iPad to a tripod, lightstand, arms, clamps, or other grip gear.
Tether Tools has two unique mounting options for your iPad, the first is the AeroTab Universal Mounting Kit. It’s recommended for those photographers who anticipate having other tablets to mount, or may be upgrading in the near future. The AeroTab is designed for a tight fit on the corners of tablets and works with or without a case.
The other option to mount your iPad are the X Lock iPad cases. he Studio Proper X Lock iPad precision molded cases are the heart of the X Lock modular system. Simply plug any X Lock compatible accessory into the patented “X” mounting receptor for a versatile tablet configuration that fits just about any situation.
When not docked to one the many interchangeable accessories, the X Lock serves as a durable protective case for your tablet. All physical buttons, cameras and speaker are left easily accessible.
Both mounting options allow you to secure your iPad to a 1/4″-20 or 3/8″ thread, 5/8″ Pin or Arca-style mount. To learn more about the AeroTab and X Lock iPad mounting options, visit www.TetherTools.com.
UPDATE: While this article is focused on the iPad, the Case Air also supports Android, Windows and Mac. – JoshCase Air, iPad, tether camera to iPad