Collaborating Remotely with FiLMiC Pro

While our FiLMiC Remote app only works when paired with FiLMiC Pro on the same local area network at present, with a little creativity it is possible to collaborate remotely from anywhere in the world with a camera operator shooting with FiLMiC Pro. 

This means you can easily watch a live preview of FiLMiC Pro under operation and provide feedback to the camera operator using standard communication tools like Skype, Slack, and Zoom (anything that supports screen sharing from a Mac or Windows computer).

Requirements:

  • OS device running iOS 13 with FiLMiC Pro
  • Mac or Windows computer with Reflector 3 application (Mac/Windows)
  • Active WiFi internet connection
  • Skype, Slack, Zoom or any other app that supports screen sharing from Mac/Windows
  • If you intend to record while screen sharing and require a lag-free stream throughout the recording then capture at 1080p.
  • If you require 4K recording please note that at present iOS 13 is unable to output a lag-free stream while a recording is in progress.*

Instructions:

  1. Connect both your iOS device and computer to the same WiFi network.
  2. Launch Reflector 3 on your computer.
  3. From the iOS 13 control center, tap on screen sharing and connect to Reflector.

4. On your computer, launch Skype, Zoom, or Slack etc. and start a video call and share your screen.

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You will now be mirroring your FiLMiC Pro device anywhere in the world via screen sharing through Slack, Skype, Zoom, or any other application that supports screen sharing.
Those remotely viewing can provide real time feedback to the camera operator.
* NOTE: For a lag-free stream while recording on the device, all iOS devices need to be set to 1080p. If you are recording locally in 4K, at present all video camera apps will start to lag over Airplay mirroring after 4 seconds. This is a fundamental iOS limitation at this time and applied to all video apps. If you wish to record in 4K, then mirroring via Airplay should be used to set up and preview the shot, and then terminated prior to starting a recording.
Tip: If you would like a clean video feed, ask the FiLMiC Pro operator to open Settings > Device, and enable ‘Tap to Hide Interface’. This will allow them to quickly hide the on-screen UI.