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09-07-2015, 02:23 AM   #1
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Redirect your K3 live view to your phone/tablet screen

Hello,
I see recently a new trend : use the tablet/phone screen instead of the camera's LCD (for canikon of course).
Is it tethering ? I only need to see the live view on my tablet because the screen is a lot bigger (easier to fine tune focusing), I can push the button and change setting on camera.
Any solution possible for this ?
Thanks a lot !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
Hello,
I see recently a new trend : use the tablet/phone screen instead of the camera's LCD (for canikon of course).
Is it tethering ? I only need to see the live view on my tablet because the screen is a lot bigger (easier to fine tune focusing), I can push the button and change setting on camera.
Any solution possible for this ?
Thanks a lot !!
Pentax flu card O-fc1

The other option for view only is HDMI but that is really more studio/large screen option as most tablet do not have hdmi in.
09-07-2015, 02:27 AM   #3
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thanks for your quick reply, I don't really need all the features of the flu-card, I just need the Live View, any cheaper alternative exist ?
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i have an external screen (cheap from China) with a battery and HDMI in and a mounting for on top of the hot shoe.


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i have an external screen (cheap from China) with a battery and HDMI in and a mounting for on top of the hot shoe.
oh, that might be exactly what I'm looking for, what is the brand of that external screen ?
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the brand of that external screen
Lilliput is a popular brand of external or 'field monitors'. They are all over eBay, Amazon, B&H etc.
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I only need to see the live view on my tablet because the screen is a lot bigger (easier to fine tune focusing)
A small caution...the output in live view is not the full sensor resolution. I believe it is limited to the rear LCD resolution or even less in video capture mode. Nominal HDMI output resolution for the K-3 is 1080i in both still photo live view and playback mode. In video record mode the nominal HDMI output resolution is 720p. Actual image resolution for live view and video capture is quite a bit less. Depending on the monitor screen size and viewing distance, your ease of focus may vary.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
A small caution...the output in live view is not the full sensor resolution. I believe it is limited to the rear LCD resolution or even less in video capture mode. Nominal HDMI output resolution for the K-3 is 1080i in both still photo live view and playback mode. In video record mode the nominal HDMI output resolution is 720p. Actual image resolution for live view and video capture is quite a bit less. Depending on the monitor screen size and viewing distance, your ease of focus may vary.


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And the flucard has similar limitations, FWIW. However, you at least you can zoom in on the image.

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thanks for your quick reply, I don't really need all the features of the flu-card, I just need the Live View, any cheaper alternative exist ?
The card isn't going to be very costly if you get it second-hand. It's being given away for free with the K-3/K-3 II in select markets, so I'm sure you'll find one. I'd recommend going with the flucard based on your needs.


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A small caution...the output in live view is not the full sensor resolution. I believe it is limited to the rear LCD resolution or even less in video capture mode. Nominal HDMI output resolution for the K-3 is 1080i in both still photo live view and playback mode. In video record mode the nominal HDMI output resolution is 720p. Actual image resolution for live view and video capture is quite a bit less. Depending on the monitor screen size and viewing distance, your ease of focus may vary.
thanks a lot, I did not know about this limit ^^

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The card isn't going to be very costly if you get it second-hand. It's being given away for free with the K-3/K-3 II in select markets, so I'm sure you'll find one. I'd recommend going with the flucard based on your needs.
I'll definitely get one if I can find at a reasonable cost, the flucard is the best thanksssss
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I'll definitely get one if I can find at a reasonable cost, the flucard is the best thanksssss
I have more than I need. Flip me a PM and we'll work something out.
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I have more than I need. Flip me a PM and we'll work something out.
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