Capture Pilot & iOS 10                                            

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Capture Pilot, now in version 1.11 is working just fine in iOS 10 & iOS 11 as of November of 2017. No reason to read on unless you’ve got time to waste. BK

With Apple’s release of iOS 10, we’re seeing some increased latency, some oddities and some errors in getting Capture Pilot to connect to the Ad Hoc network that Phase One IQ2 & IQ3 series digital backs transmit in order to be controlled by Capture Pilot.

Current version 1.09, last updated 7/2015.

The basic order and process for starting Capture Pilot is still the same, there will just be a point of lag at one step in the process with a possible error message that will resolve itself, or not appear at all if you just give the process a little more time.

4 steps to initiating a successful Capture Pilot session:

Step #1:

Turn on the AdHoc Network on the IQ2 or IQ3 series digital back.

Step #2:

Navigate on your Apple iOS device to iOS Settings–>Wi-FI–>PhaseOne(DB Serial#)

Step 3: Launch Capture Pilot

If Capture Pilot had already been launched and had been sitting idle (perhaps for days or weeks) in iOS 10 you’ll be greeted with this:

Simply double tap on your iOS home button to bring up the multi-application view, swipe the black screen of Capture Pilot up and away to close it, then relaunch it.

If you move quickly between selecting the Phase One DB as your Wi-Fi source and launching Capture Pilot, you’ll likely be greeted with this screen:

And if you were moving really quick, you’ll see this screen next:

Typically at this point, restarting the app isn’t necessary, just tap the ‘Store’ icon and tap back to ‘Server List’ and in one cycle of that you’ll likely see:

Step 4: Do Thirty Seconds to One Minute of Deep, Mindful Breathing

The oxygenated blood is good for your body, good for your brain, good for reducing stress and when you do and take those deep metered breaths, your body listens to that queue and understands there is no clear and present danger, there is no predator to run from and so the primitive brain sends the all clear to your body and at least for that moment of time, your body rests and heals, even if ever so slightly.

(The lower lobes of the lungs that you access with deep breathing have more parasympathetic, calming and repairing nerve receptors, compared to the upper lobes that have more sympathetic [fight or flight] stress receptors)

Visualize your diaphragm at the bottom of your ribcage as the black rubber of a syringe plunger and that the breath starts there. Draw air in through your nose by letting your belly expand slightly and breathe out either your nose or mouth. Aim for a six second inhale, holding for a second, then a six second exhale and hold for a second after you’ve expelled all the air in your lungs. With this practice, all five lobes of the lungs are used to breathe rather than just the upper two, you expel more waste CO2 from your body and deep breathing becomes easier as you practice it more.

Might as well do it, because in iOS 10 it’s basically useless to try to do anything else in Capture Pilot or you’ll be met with:

And all the trying, huffing, puffing and shallow breathing will not get it to connect.

Wait for a little bit and you’ll have a very useful and fully functioning program again.

Best practice, at the conclusion of your Capture Pilot session double tap the home button on your iOS device and swipe the program up and away so the next time you’re going to shoot with it, you’re one step closer to a successful start up.

[box]For reasons unknown to me, once you’ve connected your DB once in a day, even if you shut the digital back down and iOS terminates the connection, Capture Pilot readies fairly quickly on the reconnect with none of the possible errors listed above appearing.[/box]

We currently cannot recommended the current version of Capture Pilot for use with the Electronic Shutter (ES) function of the IQ3-100 digital back

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