If you want to share the session without using an existing local area network, you can set up a temporary Wi-Fi connection between your Mac running Capture One Pro and an iOS device. This is sometimes referred to as an ad hoc connection. You can use this solution when you are on location and there is no network available, for example. The following description presumes that Wi-Fi is turned on already and the status icon is displayed in the menu bar.
- On your Mac, go to the menu bar, click on the Wi-Fi status icon and select Create Network… from the menu.
- Enter a meaningful name for the network.
- Choose the wifi channel on which to route the data traffic. This is very important for performance's sake: creating a network on an already-congested channel will reduce the throughput between the computer and the client, resulting in slow performance and possible loss of connection between Capture One and Capture Pilot (on the iOS device).
macOS and OSX have a built in utility to help determine the optimal channel, Wireless Diagnostics. You can find it in /Applications/Utilities, /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications, or via a quick Spotlight search.
On launching Wireless Diagnostics, you'll see this troubleshooting wizard dialog. You can ignore it. Instead, choose Window > Scan to bring up the Scan dialog:
This dialog presents a veritable boatload of information, but the key one here is the Best 2.4 GHz channel, highlighted above. When creating an ad-hoc network, it's best to use this channel as it has the least network traffic in the scannable environment.
- In the dialog from step 1, set the channel.
- Click Create. Wait 15 seconds for the network to initialize and stabilize.
- From your iOS device, click on the Settings (icon), select Wi-Fi and the Network Name from Step 2.
- Open the Capture Pilot app on your iOS device and click on the Server Name from the Local Servers list to connect to the session served by Capture One Pro.
- When finished, click on the Wi-Fi status icon and select Disconnect [from Network Name].