I am looking for a way to transfer raw images and video to my android phone from my Panasonic camera. Wirelessly is preferred but using cables should be ok as well. What I'm not really looking for us popping out the SD and using a USB/SD converter on my phone. Over the web may be ok, but sort of my last resort because many times I'm without connection or really slow internet. But I guess if that is my only options, it is what it is. This is why I'm checking with the community to make sure I didn't overlook something.
I already have the Panasonic image app for android. It works for supported file types. Though unsupported file types seem to be RAW images and video footage. Or maybe just the format I'm saving it in. There are times when I'm out and about and would like to transfer a quick video to my phone so that I can send it to someone or share it on social media, or import it into Lightroom Mobile and/or Adobe Clip. Is there a way to do this for the unsupported images/videos?
- Phone: HTC Google Pixel XL
- Android: 7.1.2
- Camera: Panasonic GX-8
- Panasonic Image App: 1.10.2
Things I have tried are the Panasonic Image App for Android. I have made sure the app and Android is up-to-date. Though I am unsure about my cameras firmware. I have not changed it since initial unboxing, which is about 6 months ago. Maybe a new firmware update has resolved this.
Things I am looking into further are:
- Updating my camera's firmware
- A way to wirelessly mount camera to my android and access the camera filesystem that way
- Using the HDMI or AV out ports on camera to my android
- LUMIX Club
One additional note is that I am an ex-software engineer comfortable with low-level programming, so these types of solutions are ok as well. Though I'd prefer to not fully write my own android application just for this.