If you happen to have a Chromecast and Android phone, you can use the combo to stream footage to a monitor, tv, projector, basically any kind of display with an HDMI port for the Chromecast. In the video from Mr. Cheesy Cam (below), you can see exactly how to do it.
The video shows you how to do this on a Canon DSLR and it’s important to note that not all cameras will work with the Chromecast. The Canon DSLR allows the Android phone to connect to it via a USB OTG cable, thus keeping the wifi signal open for use by the Chromecast (which the Chromecast needs for this to work). You’ll also need the DSLR Controller app, and as previously mentioned, an existing wireless network.
What you will essentially be doing is streaming your DSLR to the Android device, then streaming your Android to the Chromecast. There is a little bit of lag, so Mr. Cheesy Cam doesn’t recommend the setup for fast shooting, but it still has plenty of useful applications making it at least noteworthy.
Take a look at the full instructions, here:
If any of you can confirm other cameras models to work using this method, please share in the comments section below!
[ via CheesyCam ]