Chromecast has been on the shelves for awhile. It is a great little device for watching Netflix, Hulu and local content. With its newest update, Google added the ability to add screen casting from your Android phone. Cheesy Cam shows us how use the Chromecast to turn any compatible television into an HDMI monitor.
Stream DSLR Video Wirelessly to HDMI Monitor using Google Chromecast
As long as your phone and Chromecast are in the same wifi network, you have the option to cast your screen wirelessly. Pairing your phone with apps like DSLR Controller and DSLR Dashboard, your live view images can be shared.
There are a few drawbacks to this method. Currently, DSLR Controller and DSLR Dashboard only work with some Canon and Nikon cameras. Lag can be an apparent issue if you have a slow internet connection; you are limited to wifi networks only. You can’t use the wifi in your cameras or SD cards as an Ad Hoc network.
Casting your screen seems great for studio work where you can show clients how the images will look, but this is not practical for real world scenarios where most people will either tether to their laptops for direct downloading to Lightroom. If you are the type of person who need a plus-sized monitor for your work and don’t mind the lag, check out the Chromecast. For around $35, there isn’t much to lose. If it doesn’t help your workflow, it can help you catch up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
[Via Cheesy Cam / Images screen captures]