As wireless networks can be disturbed by other electronic devices, here are useful hints for the optimal experience and performance with wireless tethering in Capture One:
- For optimal transfer speed, use a camera utilizing AC/AX (Wifi-5/Wifi-6) wifi standards like the Canon R5. Use the WFT-10 grip for even faster transfer speeds.
- Any modern router/access point can be used for wireless tethering with Capture One. We have had good success with Netgear Nighthawk M5 (battery-powered, 5G capable mobile router, for use on location), and Netgear Nighthawk AX5 (desktop router for use in the studio) but there are many other routers on the market that will perform similar functions.
- You can optimize different scenarios using the following WiFi settings on your router/access point:
- Fastest transfer speed: 5 GHz
- Longest range: 2.4 GHz
- When using 5 GHz wireless tethering, for maximum performance, we recommend not to exceed 5-6 meters distance between the camera and the wireless access point/router.
- It is recommended to have a clear line of sight between the camera and the router.
- It is recommended to have the tethering-computer hardwired to the router via USB or Network-cable.
- It is recommended to use the newest wifi protocol, or at least as good as your camera provides, refer to your camera’s specification.
- Have some space left on the memory card in your camera. If your connection to wifi drops, the camera will transfer the remaining images to the card – this won't be possible if the memory card is full and your images may not be saved.
Results based on a Canon R5 on an AC/Wifi-5 network.
- Without WFT-R10 grip: ~5-10 seconds from trigger to ready in Capture One;
- With WFT-R10 grip: ~3-6 seconds from trigger to ready in Capture One.
If your connection is interrupted or you experience frequent connectivity issues:
- Reset the communication settings on your camera - refer to the user manual for specific steps on how to do this
- Ensure that your camera and workstation are connected to the same network
- Quit Capture One and re-open it