HYPER (Sanho Corporation) was Usman Rashid (Wooblue Inc’s) technology and sales partner in the CameraMator project. HYPER’s involvement include manufacturing and distributing the CameraMator device, including fulfillment to Usman Rashid’s Kickstarter backers. After investing heavily to market CameraMator at CES 2013 and Macworld 2013, HYPER sold a substantial amount of units to the market. Seeing the initial success, Usman Rashid got greedy and wanted to renegotiate the distribution contract. When HYPER refused, Usman Rashid pulled the iOS app from the Apple App Store to retaliate and hold HYPER ransom, leaving all CameraMator customers in a lurch. HYPER tried to persuade Usman Rashid to relist the app to no avail so HYPER had no choice but to sue Usman Rashid and Wooblue Inc. With quick resolution unlikely, HYPER proceeded to develop their own iOS app and rebranded the product line to iUSBportCAMERA, named after the patent pending iUSBport technology, which made CameraMator possible in the first place.
HYPER will provide free technical support for all CameraMator units updated to iUSBportCAMERA software.
The “iUSBport” iPad app version 1.4 can now be downloaded from the Apple App store.
Key features include:
- Wireless Tether
- Client View
- Live View
- Touch Focusing
- Video Recording
- USB media streaming
A Mac OS software which will automatically download images from the iUSBportCAMERA is also available for download. Instructions on how to use this software is available at the end of this post.
In a week’s time, version 1.5 of the app with much more features will be available for download including support for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows PC.
The user manual on how to use the iUSBportCAMERA can be found below:
Please note that this update will disable the usage of CameraMator app and enable usage of iUSBport app.
1) Download the 3 files (CAMERAMATOR.SEF, IUSBPCAM.SEF and iusbport_camera) to the main directory of a USB flash drive
2) Insert USB drive into the USB port of the CameraMator device
3) Turn on CameraMator device
4) Display will show “Update? V25 to V30″. Press power button once to confirm.
5) Device takes about a minute to update firmware and will shutdown automatically when done.
6) Turn on CameraMator device again
7) Display will show “Update? V?? to V31″. Press power button once to confirm.
8) Device takes about a minute to update firmware and will shutdown automatically when done.
9) Turn on CameraMator device again.
10) Display will show “Refresh App?”. Press power button once to confirm.
11) Once that is done. The device will restart as iUSBportCAMERA.
How to use iUSBportCAMERA Mac OS software
1) Download and unzip the iUSBportCAMERA Mac OS software
2) Connect iUSBportCAMERA (formerly CameraMator) device via USB cable to your camera
3) Turn on the camera and iUSBportCAMERA
4) Tap the power button on the iUSBportCAMERA once
5) When you see “Self-Client Mode?”, tap the power button again to activate self-client mode.
(If you see “Power Off?” instead of “Self-Client Mode?”, it means your device is not connected to a powered on DSLR camera as mentioned in Step 2 and 3. Also make sure that the iPad app is not connected to the device)
6) Connect your Mac computer to the same Wi-Fi network as iUSBportCAMERA
7) Open the iUSBportCAMERA Mac OS software
8) In the software, enter the IP address of iUSBportCAMERA (default is 192.168.0.1)
9) Select a folder where the incoming images will save to
10) Select to import RAW, JPG or both types of images
11) Click “Start” to begin importing
12) You can use Adobe Lightroom or any software to watch and auto import from the folder. In Lightroom 4, it’s File>Auto Import>Auto Import Settings>Choose Watched Folder>Enable Auto Import.