How To Wirelessly Share Your Nikon Camera Images Over The Net with Special Guest Presenter Sydney Low

July 08, 2017

Everything you need to know about Wireless Image Transmission with Nikon Cameras.

This seminar will covers the complete details for Wireless connections to the Nikon D750, D500 and D5 which together cover the full range of connectivity options in the complete range of current Nikon DSLR's

Syd walks you through the complete step by step connection process showing you all the panels and menus on iPhones and cameras.

The top of the range Nikon D5 brings some special challenges for wireless as it uses a dedicated transmitter system and communicates with specific desktop software. Syd dives into the deep end and shows you the power of this professional solution and how he uses it actively in his work as a freelance action photographer.

Sydney Low is a freelance photographer covering international sports and news events for US agencies. Events Syd has covered include Australian Open, French Open, Formula 1, FIS alpine ski world championship, world superbikes, Ironman, UCI cycling, FIFA women's world cup, and numerous soccer tournaments. His photographs have been published in major newspapers and sports publications worldwide.

Previously, Sydney founded an Internet service provider in 1999 and has developed numerous web-based services and smart-phone apps. Sydney has a science degree with a major in computer science and extensive experience in computer networking.

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(Julie (Kimpton))

Hi, everyone! Thanks for coming!

My name is Julie (Kimpton).

I look after the Pro markets for Nikon.

About Syd Low

I’d like to welcome you here today, and introduce you to my very dear friend, Syd Low.

We’re really, really lucky to have Syd here today.

He is a brilliant photographer in his own right; he’s also an IT genius.

Sid is a freelance photographer who’s covered all sorts of international sporting events, or for US news agencies including the Australian Open; the French Open; the Formula One; the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships; the Super Bikes; Ironman; the UCI cycling; FIFA Women’s Soccer World Championships; and  numerous other soccer tournaments.

His photographs have been published in major international newspapers and magazines all around the world.

He is one of the most patient people I have ever met and worked with, and he’s willing to share his knowledge and expertise with those of us, like me, who are not quite so tech savvy.

Previously, Syd founded an Internet service provider in 1999 and has since developed numerous web services and smartphone apps.

Syd has a science degree, with a major in computer science, and extensive experience in computer networking.

This combination of a fantastic photographic ability and career and an immense amount of technical knowledge give him a very specialised and unique skill set, which he has very kindly agreed to share with all of us today.

So please put your hands together and welcome Syd Low!


 Syd Low

Thanks, Julie!

Good afternoon, everybody! Thanks for coming to listen to this talk today.

I know we are going to wind up at 1.50pm. I’m going to try to leave at least 5 minutes for questions; but if you do have questions during the talk, do put your hands up, and I’ll see if I can answer them during that time.

But if you can, leave them until the end.

Wireless Sharing Your Nikon Camera Images Over The Net 

So today, we’re going to talk about sharing your images that you capture on the back of your Nikon camera.

I guess ever since the iPhone came out and everybody found out how easy it was to take a picture and then send it to our email, or a message, or somewhere else; everybody’s been saying why is it so difficult to do it from my camera?

You know, we all have to plug the cable in, take the memory card out, put it in your laptop…

So the era of wireless was, I think, trying to make it as easy as if you were using your smartphone.

I think we’re almost there, and as you can see, as you will see today, we’re going to show you how Wireless will work on three different cameras, Nikon camera bodies: the D500, the D750, and the D5; and you’ll see the differences between how Wireless is implemented.

So today we are concentrating on Wireless, but there are times when wires are actually really useful, and I’ll go back to this a little bit later on, and tell you when Wireless has its shortcomings and its flaws, and it’s probably best to actually go with fixed wires.

So today, we’re just going to run through very quickly some concepts about sharing; what I mean by sharing, shoot to share; some wireless concepts; and then the three Nikon cameras that we’re going to do some demonstrations on doing wireless.

So sharing: Today I’m going to limit sharing to the concept of taking it from your camera and sending it to somewhere else. Okay, it’s that simple.

So, the somewhere else could be displayed on another device, like a television, so if you were shooting an event for a birthday party, or wedding or something, to actually get it off the camera and onto another device that might be connected to a television set; so that would be on another device.

Transferring it to the internet, or transferring to a cloud service.

So as soon as you shot something, maybe one of your colleagues or your editor, needs to be able to get that picture very, very quickly and then do something with it.

So that would be transferring it to the cloud.

And then the last of all would be sending it just to a smart device so you can send it to a social media like Instagram, or Facebook, or Twitter.

So that’s what I mean today when I mean sharing.

So keep that in mind as we go through the talk.

Wireless Sharing - Demystified

So I want to demystify something about Wireless, and the first thing to deal with is these concepts; because you’ll see these in the Nikon brochures. You’ll see things got Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, SnapBridge, and that image in the middle is the Nikon wireless mobile utility.

So we need to first understand how the camera is actually talking to some other device wirelessly, and each camera will do it differently.

This is a range of the Nikon DSLR cameras on the left-hand side, and at the top is how they actually talk to each other, or, sorry, how they talk Wireless to another device.

So we’ve got Wi-Fi, something called an NFC, something called Bluetooth, an adapter, and an app.

Today we’re not going to deal with NFC, we’re just concentrating on Apple iPhone and iPad devices, and NFC is in the world of Android phones; so to keep it simple today, we’re going to skip on NFC.

Wi-fi & Bluetooth

But as you can see, on the Wi-Fi column and along the three cameras that we’re going to be dealing with today, you’ll see that the D750 has it built in, the D500 has it built-in.

On the Bluetooth column, only the D500 has Bluetooth; and then on the adapter column, the D5 needs an adapter, and on the apps required you’ll see that the D750 needs the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app, called WMU, and on the D500 it needs an app called the Nikon Snap Bridge.

So again, there’s not one single app that does everything, and there’s not one single technology that does everything.

So this is probably the most confusing part about wireless; is you’ve got to make sure that the camera you’ve got talks to the right app, or the camera you’ve got has got the right accessories so it can actually do wireless.

So this is probably the most confusing part, and the part that’s still not quite as simple as picking up your iPhone or your Android phone taking a photo and sharing it; but we’re getting there.

D500, D750, D5 & the WT-6

So, just to summarise what we’re going to do today; we’re going to look at the D500, the D750, and a D5 with this thing called WT-6.

Can I just get a show of hands who is actually using one of these three cameras in the audience?


And the other people in the audience: do you know whether your camera can do wireless?

Yeah, okay.

[Someone speaking out of frame – can’t hear what they say]

Yeah, okay, so you’re very similar with that.

Okay, alright. So today, probably I should show you what these cameras can actually do in terms of Wireless, as well as talk about how technical, or how difficult it is to actually make the things and talk to each other.


Oh, still got a signal, John? Had a flicker.

So I just wanted to emphasise probably the last two columns here.

Snapbridge & Wireless Mobility Utility

So again, just emphasizing the D500 uses something called a SnapBridge app, the D750 uses the Wireless Mobility Utility, and the D5 uses a program that’s on a laptop to set up the configuration called the Wireless Transmitter Utility, and then down on the bottom row you’ll see that the first two talk very easily to an iPhone or an Android phone, but the D5 doesn’t talk to an iPhone or an Android phone. The D5 with the utility is really designed to work with laptops.

So, but I will show you how you actually get the D5 to talk to a phone, but it’s not using a Nikon application.

So again, to understand this sort of overview, it’s very important to make sure that the camera you buy, or select can do what you actually want to achieve with the camera.

How To Share The D750

Okay. So, the first demonstration with the D750 and Julie’s going to help me out here.

[Julie returns to the stage]

Unplug this.

So what I’m going to show you is on the main screen, I’m going to plug my iPhone into the projector, so you’ll see the apps on the top, and I’m going to be using the Wireless Mobile Utility, and Julie is going - this is the D750 here - and this camera is just doing the filming because that’s what we need to do, and you’ll be able to see that on the television just over there.

Okay, so, the first thing we’re going to do is, on the back of the camera here, select Wi-Fi; we’re going to turn the network connection to “Enable.”

Okay, so, now that that’s on, I’m now going to go and open the Wireless Mobile Utility; and what you’ll see on the top left-hand corner, is a little antenna with a cross through it: that means it doesn’t have connection, and that’s because the first thing we need to do is join the Wi-Fi that this camera is actually now broadcasting.

And, to do that I just go back into the settings, and I choose the Wi-Fi setting, and the second one there you see called Nikon WU blah, blah, blah, is the network identification that this camera is broadcasting.

So now, you’ll see on the bottom right of the television set, the blinking Wi-Fi antenna signal, and that means that it’s broadcasting and I’ve actually got a good connection.

So now, I’m going to go back into my Wireless Mobile Utility and then you can see I can do two things: I can take photos, as in drive the camera and fire the shutter, or I can just view the photos.

So again, for the purpose of today’s talk, we’re just going to be looking at how to view the camera and take images off the camera, onto the phone.

So all I did there was, I tapped “view photos” and then I want to see pictures on the D750.

So that’s a photo that I shot earlier, so I can just tap on that, tap on the arrow; right back, sorry.

Okay select, and then click download, and then it gives me the choice of downloading it in two different sizes; the recommended size or the VGA size; I just click download, and you can see that’s done.

So now, what has happened here, is if I go into my camera roll, you see there’s the actual picture that was downloaded off the back of the D750.

So with the (Windows) (meant to be Wireless) Mobile Utility, and the D750, what it allows me to do is connect to the camera, select the photos I want to download, select it and download it; and that’s the wireless transmission.

So what I’ve saved, is I haven’t had to take out the memory card or use a physical wire; go into a card reader and to get it onto my phone.

So that’s the first of the wireless utilities and the D750, and I just wanted to say that this application and the D750 is Julie’s favourite camera because it does that, and it’s really simple.

 How To Share The D500 - Snapbridge

So the next demonstration I’m going to do, is I’m going to be doing it with the D500 and this the newer camera.

So, let’s have a look.

When the Nikon D500 was released, it included a technology called SnapBridge; and that’s the colourful, little logo that you see in the in the middle of the top screen.

And SnapBridge came out with technology that included Bluetooth, and you might say, well, why do I want Bluetooth? One of the things that Bluetooth does that Wi-Fi doesn’t do is it can run in very low power mode, and it can keep working in the background. So Nikon’s vision with SnapBridge is that when you finish taking photos, and you know you sit down up a cup of coffee, the file transfers can keep on going in the background, even with the camera turned off, and you can you know, have those settings.

It’s fair to say that that’s not working really well at the moment, although with firmware updates and other things coming down the track, I think that’s the direction they want to have it go in.

So the way that it really works at the moment is, you still use very similar techniques to what I’ve just shown you on the D750, on the D500 as well; but, as you’ll see, there are a couple of steps involved.

 So the first thing we do, is on the back of the camera we say “Connect to Smart Device” and then all I do is I say “Start” okay; and then as you can see, the SnapBridge thing comes up and it says, gives you some instructions on how to use SnapBridge.

So I’m going to click “Menu”; I’m going to skip.

Okay, so now all I do is I go into SnapBridge; I click on “connection options” and all things be well, (So maybe I had to keep this one) there we go: So, it now says “select the camera”; it says “connecting to camera”; we get a pop-up, says the D500; and then it says it requests the permission to pair the device so the two numbers match.

I click pair, I’m going to click OK, and it tells me that the two are connected.

There are a couple of options, and it actually says “download location data for smart device” I usually say yes; synchronised the clock, I say yes - so that’s done - and now, what you’ll actually see is the two are connected.

All I have to do now to actually download the picture is tap on “gallery” and I can pick any photo there - I’m sorry, wrong one - I click download selected pictures, and now it actually says switch to Wi-Fi for connection to D500? Which is really confusing because I’ve already connected with Bluetooth, why would I switch to Wi-Fi? And this is probably the most confusing part of the user interface, because the camera does allow you to download the images with Bluetooth, but it’s much slower - incredibly slow – so, at this stage, but with improvements to Bluetooth it may get faster.

So that’s why it now says “do you want to switch to Wi-Fi” and the short answer is, yes I do.

So to do that, we have to follow some more instructions.

The device will connect to camera Wi-Fi, and so I have to say “go” and what happens is it now flicks me back into my settings, and I have to now choose Wi-Fi, and switch to the D500.

So, when the D500 first came out, you’ll see a lot of YouTube videos where people got a lot confused and lost, about this whole part and phase of the connection, and this is the reason why: is that there are two actual connections going on with the camera and the phone on Bluetooth and on Wi-Fi, and the Wi-Fi would have been sufficient but we have to go through the Bluetooth process first.

So I go back to SnapBridge.

Now you’ll see that there are a couple of photos on here.

Goodness, that was something someone shot earlier on this camera.

So let’s just take another take another shot. [shutter click]

Okay. So you’ll see this that I’ve now got this new photo on there; and if I go out, download selected pictures again.

So there’s the photo I just selected; click download, and on SnapBridge I can choose whether I want a two-megapixel small size or the larger original size; I’m just happy with a two megapixel, and then that’s done.

So that’s now downloaded, and if I now go back to my camera roll, you see that that’s now on my camera and I can then go and share it, and do whatever I want with it.

So,  that how Wireless works on the D500.

There is another option you can get with a D500, which is a base that gives me more functionality with wireless very similar to the D5 which now I’m going to show you.

Okay, so, let me just turn that off.

But any questions so far with the D500 and the D750?

How To Share The D5

Okay, so, let’s have a look.

So, what I’m going to demonstrate now is the D5 with this WT-6 connector; and you just connect this here.

And now you’ll remember that the D5 plays very well with laptops, but not with smartphones.

So I’m just going to plug this back in and I’ll show you the options for the D5.

Okay, what I’m going to show you are three things we can do with the D5: one, to transfer photos as they’re shot on the camera, straight onto the laptop. Why might I want to do that? Well, let’s say I was shooting in a studio environment and I wanted to edit the photo straight away or be able to show the photos to an art director, or the model, or something like that. So that’s the image transfer. The second thing I’m going to demonstrate is sending the photos straight from the camera to a computer server called an FTP server that’s somewhere out on the Internet, and I’m going to be sending that to a photo hosting service called PhotoShelter.

PhotoShelter is something that a lot of us use to host our archives and our images, and so I’ll be shooting and then we’ll press a button and it’ll go straight onto the FTP server, hosted by PhotoShelter.

And the last demonstration I’m going to do is show you how, with a third-party application called Shutter Snitch, that’s running on the iPad, to be able to shoot on the camera and for it to appear on the iPhone or iPad straight away.

To make all of this happen, is an application called Wireless Setup Utility, and also a Wi-Fi network.

So, in this room, if you actually had a look in your smartphone, there is a network here called Photo, and Photo is the Wi-Fi network that that little black Wi-Fi router on the desk is broadcasting in this room.

Having really good Wi-Fi signal between your camera and your laptop, or just your camera and the transmitter is absolutely essential. In fact, most times when wireless doesn’t work is because either the Wi-Fi signal is very weak, or there’s a lot of interference.

So you remember the photo I started off with, with all those cables at the side of a pitch, well that was at the Women’s World Cup and every single photo position actually had an Ethernet cable.

You might say, Why are we still with cables? And it’s because when an auditorium fills up with 30,000 to 40,000 people, there’s so much interference with all the smartphones that are out there, that it’s almost impossible to get a good clean wireless signal.

So in situations like that, you either plug in your you know, Ethernet cable, and then that can then transmit to another device, or the other thing you might want to do is, actually fire up your own Wi-Fi or wireless, that’s just in front of your seat, and that gives you a really good clean signal and it helps quite a bit to alleviate the interference.

The other thing you can do if you don’t if you’re out in the field and you need Wi-Fi, you can get these little battery-powered Wi-Fi routers. So they’re generally called travel routers.

So you can turn this on and this will then broadcast a little Wi-Fi network, just, you know, around your area, and that will also help get images of a camera onto a laptop, or onto the Internet.

So let’s now fire up the Nikon Wireless Utility, and that’s that little program there.

Let me just open that.

Okay, and what this utility does it allows me to configure the Wi-Fi settings that are inside this particular camera.

So, I’m now plugging into my D5 a USB3 cable, and the app will connect. (There’s not a lot of space when everything is connected.)

Okay, and then we click “Next” and you’ll see it says “do I want to set up this camera for wired Ethernet, wireless Internet, or load a settings file.”

I’m going to choose Wireless, and then it’s going to give me the choice of “add a profile” or “change some parameters.”

I’m just going to add and exit.

So these are the settings that I’ve actually got in combination with my camera and the Wireless Transmitter Utility.

And I’m just going to select something called Photo Image Transfer.

That’s something I set up a little bit earlier, and you’ll see that the option that is selected as image transfer, and it wants me to put in the name of the wireless network that I’ve set up, and as you can see it’s called Photo, and there is no password, or it’s called an open network, and I’m going to obtain the TCP/IP setting - that means the unique address of this little transmitter - it’s going to be generated by the base station; and again this, unfortunately, is the computer science part of trying to get Wireless networking working.

So you saw that with the D750 and the D500 all of this was hidden; so the complication is if you want more features and power you’ve, unfortunately, got to go through this complex dance with setting up all the technology; but when it works, it works really well.

So let me show you what happens with that particular setting now.

I’m now going to unplug the USB cable because I’ve now got that set up, and you’ll see on the back of my camera where I’ve got “Network” I’m going to choose the network setting called “Photo – IT” which I set up earlier, and then I’m going to turn that on.

Now, as soon as I do that, you’ll see on the user interface shortly, the bottom will start blinking “connecting to the network” and then I’ve got a green signal which is very good.

I’ve also got options for how do I want to send the images from the camera to the computer, and you see that it’s got auto send is off or on, auto sends basically means every photo I take is going to be sent.

So let’s just see how fast it goes if I do that.

If I go “on” and “do I want to delete after send?” no – send the file as JPEG, yes.

So let’s take a photo and that’s the folder that I’ve set up for where the photos turn up; as you can see that was pretty instant.

Right, there’s the photo there.

So I can basically shoot - it’s very dark out there - take a photo of John.

Take a photo of the screen.

So, wireless transfer between the camera and my laptop.

Don’t worry about this [gestures to the cable in the camera] this is actually just showing you the display; but that’s how quickly mobile, sorry, wireless transmission is today with really the top-end pro camera with the fastest dongle.

Okay, so the next demonstration is now I’m going to shoot not just from camera in here to my laptop, but I’m going to see if I can send it off to the Internet.

So to do that, let me just close this window, I’m going to use a service called PhotoShelter.

So we’re live connected to the Internet at the moment, and PhotoShelter has the way of sending photos called FTP, that sends for a File Transfer Protocol; and if you were a customer of theirs, it tells you that from your FTP client, set the address to FTP,; and then use your username and password, and that’s how we can set things up there.

So this is the screen: I’ve logged into my PhotoShelter account, and I’m, and it says there are no images in there at the moment because it’s the folder called the “incoming file transfer protocol.”

So, let’s just wait on there and let me, on the back of my camera, switch from “Photo-IT” to something called “Photo-FTP/PhotoShelter” and this is a setting that I set up earlier; and I’m happy to show you how we set that up, but this is using what I’ve got, so you can see it working.

So, I’ve selected that and if I toggle that to off and toggle that back to on, that will just like before, start connecting to the network.

And now it’s got a connection if I shoot something else – let me shoot that thing there – okay, and remember I’ve got Autosend on, so you can see the little green arrow at the top, and then it turned into blue - that means it’s already been transmitted.

So I go back to here and click refresh, and through the magic of the internet, there’s the photo.

So, pretty powerful stuff, right?

So I could literally be walking around in an event start, shooting and then images will just appear on the Internet, and my editor, or somebody else that’s back at the office that’s got access to this account, can start downloading images as well.

Okay, so, in the last minute let me show you how this all works for me to send an image from this camera, using something called Shutter Snitch onto my iPhone.

So, let’s have a look.

I’m now going to unplug this.

So, the first thing I need to do is I need to make my iPhone into what we call a personal hotspot; what that means is that this iPhone is going to broadcast its own Wi-Fi network, so I don’t need my black Wi-Fi router there anymore, my phone’s going to be taking over that role.

So, what I do is I go into my iPhone settings and I say “turn on my mobile hotspot” and that’s on, so that’s just, sorry, that’s just in the sitting here.

Now, on the back of my camera, let me turn that off and I’m going to select another configuration I’ve got called,  “SL IP” and what SLIP stands for is “Syd Low iPhone.”

So now that’s going to connect as well, and you’ll see a little blue bar on the top of my iPhone when the two have been connected.

There we go, and then I’m going to start this program called Shutter Snitch; start a new collection, sorry, I’m going to go create a collection.

Okay now, you saw that I’ve now got an FTP error; that’s because I didn’t get this up and going fast enough.

So I’m just going to turn it off and turn it on again.

Let me just take a shot and then you’ll see what happens.

So I’ve taken a shot.

Yeah okay, so, it looks like Shutter Snitch doesn’t like playing well with the projector, but there’s the actual photo, inside, on my phone, from the camera.

So I think we’ve run out of time!

That was very quick!

All right, so Sum-up: There were the three things that I demonstrated: was the power of Wireless with the pro-level cameras; and that was camera to laptop, camera to the Internet, and camera to the iPhone; It does work.

Questions & Answers

So, questions?


Hold on a sec, we’ll get the handheld mic out. Ask your question into the microphone, please.

(Audience member)

The, to use it with the D810 – is that on? Can you hear? – is it the same process as the D5?


I’ll let Julie answer that.


The D810 requires a WT-5 or 6, and also a UT-1; but the process that Syd has shown you today is the same with the D810, it’s just you need a slightly different wireless transmitter.

 (Audience member)

Um, when you’re walking around and taking photos, and you’re transferring them to the Internet, are you using your iPhone hotspot, or are you using that other device that you used earlier?


You can use either.

 (Audience member)

Which do you prefer?


I actually prefer, if I’m at a stadium I obviously can’t have my big trusty wired router, so two things: I would prefer, if I had power, to set up my own little Wi-Fi hotspot, because I know that no one else is going to be trying to connect to it, and if I can plug it in at the side of the pitch, or where I’m sitting, that’s probably what I would prefer to do.

Failing that, then I’d use the one with the iPhone, and I can use the iPhone in two ways: I can just leave it just plugged into power and just broadcasting, or I could actually plug the iPhone with USB into my laptop, so I’ve got a, I suppose, a physical connection between my laptop and the iPhone, which means that I’ve got a much more stable connection to the Internet. So, once it’s been downloaded I can then transmit it up to the cloud. And then, the least, best solution is actually just having it wireless and just sitting on top of my bag. But most of us, basically, use 3G or 4G hotspots, and you can connect to that via either wirelessly, or with a wire if you’re at a stadium, but if you were shooting at a wedding or at a party, try to use the venue’s Wi-Fi, because that will always be more stable.

 (Audience member)

I noticed with the D750 the software asks you what size file to transmit, is that a recent change?


Julie? I think it’s always you had two options: it was either two megabytes or a file that’s slightly bigger than, sorry two megapixel, or something slightly bigger than two megapixels. No? Two megapixels?


The D750 has two options: Syd’s right, the one is a two-megapixel option, and the other one is just a 640X480, it’s a really small one. So 2 megabyte was designed so that it was social media ready. You can just quickly flick it across to Facebook and it’s right to go resized.

(Audience member)

Can you do full size?


No full size on that. The SnapBridge option gives you full size, the Bluetooth options.


But with the D750. So, sorry, so with the D810 and D810a, that’s what Julie was saying, you do need an adapter to do Wi-Fi, and yeah, doesn’t need an app.

(Audience member)

Yeah, I’ve got D600, can you explain how to connect?


Okay, with a D600 or a D610, you can get an external WU-1 adapter, and that will allow you to do exactly the same method that Syd showed you with the D750; and I love that method, because it is so easy; it just works, and it’s great to just share your file straight to social and you keep the high-res images on your card.

(Audience member)

(So I can transfer it over to my laptop, or to my iPhone?)


To an iPhone or an iPad, a smart device only.


Only an iPhone.

 (Audience member)

Which program should we download?


The Wireless Mobile Utility. Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility. It’s free.

(Audience member)

Thank you!


You’re welcome!

 (Audience member)

With the WT-5a for a D4S, if I’m out in the field, I’m still not clear as to how I’m connecting wirelessly.


Oh, what you need is you need your iPhone, or a 4G hotspot, because it requires, well, sorry let me back up.

There is actually a mode where, instead of using the setting called infrastructure, it goes direct and in direct mode, you could actually have your laptop, right, and the D4S, connect you know one-to-one, just directly to your laptop and do the (___) transfer.

(Audience member)

Sorry, I meant to go to a server.


Oh, to a server; then you need a 4G hotspot, or your iPhone or an Android, in hotspot mode.

(Audience member)



Because then you’re using the Internet connection or mobile data connection from either your 4G hotspot or your phone.


Did you bring your camera here today?

(Audience member)



Okay. Shame; could have used you to set it up. Next time!


Yeah, so that’s what happens out in the field; and seriously, that’s probably the most commonly requested, but also the most confusing.

(Audience member)

And just on that, just finally, let’s say I’m shooting at 12 frames a second, how long is it going to take me to transmit a 40 MB file over my iPhone, to a server?


Well, one of the Telstra products now is the thing called a Nighthawk modem, and that does one gigabit per second if you believe Telstra; and that’s faster, that’s ten times faster than my home Ethernet.

(Audience member)

That’s a dongle, isn’t it?


That is a dongle, yeah.

So the answer is, it’ll be a lot faster, but only if you’ve got good, you know, mobile coverage as with all of these things.

So you know, in that situation, you probably don’t want to send the RAW file wirelessly, but you probably want to shoot RAW plus JPEG, and then send a smaller JPEG to somewhere.

(Audience member)

And you can tell the D4S to just send the JPEG?


Correct, correct. As with all of the dongles on the pro cameras, you can send either the JPEG or the RAW, or just the JPEG; and you can then also prescribe the size of the JPEG you want to send.

So the speed you saw going up there was a small JPEG in high resolution; as you saw it was pretty much instant, in you know, in a controlled environment.

And we’re only running Wi-Fi here at you know, I think it’s probably running at about 45 megabits per second.

But the Telstra dongle is a thousand gigabytes a second.

(Audience member)

Right, thank you!


One more question at the back.

(Audience member)

Hi, thank you, great presentation. I’m curious: where and how in this process, do you do file adjustment or image manipulation?


Ah, where I put that into the whole process?

Okay, so, if I were in the final example, where I was shooting to my laptop or my iPad, I have apps on there that can allow me to do the manipulation. So what I didn’t demonstrate was, I just showed you the files going into a folder on my Mac, but if I’ve got Lightroom running, I would just have Lightroom monitoring that folder, and Lightroom will just suck in the files as they turn up.

So, with Lightroom running I can do you know, all of the things Lightroom allows me to do: I can apply captions automatically, and then literally with three or four keystrokes, edit that and upload that directly to my agency.

On the iPad and Phone, Shutter Snitch connects to a whole bunch of cloud services, but once it’s on my iPhone I have that exported directly into my camera roll automatically; so it goes into Shutter Snitch, Shutter Snitch then moves it into the, saves it into the Photos app.

When it does that, a lot of applications, like SnapSeed, will allow me to edit those, and then there is half a dozen, there are a couple of captioning applications as well, that allows me to do the captions, and then fire off in FTP.

So, does that answer your question?

(Audience member)

Oh yeah, thanks.


I can come by afterwards and I’ll show you the apps that you know, we’ve been using.


Are there any more questions?

Thank you, Syd, fantastic presentation!

Please put your hands together for Syd!


Thank you very much.



Before we do go, I’d like to say thank you very much to Michael’s, to John, and to your team; coming

into the middle of the frame.

Once again, big thank you to John, who is over on the desk there.

He lost a little bit of hair today, but this…


Thanks, John! [claps]


But this presentation was brought to you…


It was harder to do the wiring in here than it was to do the wireless.[smiles]


Very hard! And this presentation was actually broadcast live to Facebook on the Nikon D5.

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