Case Air Wireless System FAQ

Charge up the Case Air prior to using. You’ll want to check the battery levels on your camera and the device you are connecting to. Same as with tethering with a cable – make sure that all three components are fully charged before beginning – the Case Air, your camera and the device you are connecting to (phone, tablet or computer).

Download the Case Remote App/Software:

How to Get Started

  1. Keep the camera turned off and connect the Case Air to the camera with the supplied USB cable into the USB data port.
  2. Turn on the Case Air – press and hold the button on the top of the Case Air. The blue light will flicker, then turn to a solid blue light. Once solid, the WiFi network has been created.
  3. On the device (phone or tablet or computer), connect to the Case Remote WiFi, enter the password located on the bottom of the Case Air itself.
  4. Open the app or software, you’ll see a message there’s no camera – Now turn on the camera and allow the camera to communicate to the app via the WiFi network, refresh if needed.
We recommend shooting in RAW+JPG small.

The RAW files will save to the card in the camera.
The JPG thumbnail will transfer to the device for review.

In the app Settings, turn ON:
  1. Auto Thumbnails
  2. RAW Download Ignore
  3. Auto Download

Make Sure

  1. The Case Air is fully charged (green light) – Please charge the Case Air via a USB to AC wall adapter or a power bank battery.
  2. Have fully charged batteries in the camera.
  3. Charge up the device you are connecting to – iOS or Android.
  4. Disable Personal Hotspot and Bluetooth in iOS and Android devices.
  5. Remove WiFi cards from the camera and disable any WiFi communication on the camera.
  6. If the camera takes two cards, please use just one.
  7. The correct cable is connecting from the Case Air into the USB port on the camera.
  8. Close all other apps on an iOS device, run Case Remote only.
  9. Be sure to have your camera has been updated with its latest firmware updates.
The Case Air comes with the following:
  1. Camera Connector Cable (USB 2.0 Mini-B 5-Pin)
  2. Camera Connector Cable (USB 2.0 Mini-B 8-Pin)
  3. Camera Connector Cable (USB 3.0 Micro-B)
  4. USB Connector Cable (OTG)
  5. Device Charging Cable
  6. Lanyard with Threading Tool. Watch our video on how to Connect the lanyard to the Case Air.

If you get a notification of a firmware update, please update, make sure the Case Air is fully charged before updating the firmware – DO NOT turn off the Case Air or the device you are connected to during the firmware update, this will cause a malfunction.

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*Demonstrated on Apple iOS

Compatibility

The Case Air currently only has full functionality with Nikon and Canon cameras. We’re working on expanding the product to be compatible with other camera brands but no timetable as of yet. For a complete list of supported Canon and Nikon cameras, click here.
The Case Air currently only has full functionality with Nikon and Canon cameras. We’re working on expanding the product to be compatible with other camera brands but no timetable as of yet. For a complete list of supported Canon and Nikon cameras, click here.
The Case Air is available for:
  • Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad)
  • Android
  • macOS
  • Windows

Installation

For complete instructions on how to determine which firmware version of Case Remote you have installed, please visit this page.
For complete instructions on how to determine which version of Case Remote you have installed, please visit this page.
Our developers are continuously making improvements, adding features and sometimes fixes to Case Air. When updates are available, please follow the instructions here to update your device.
That is the Lanyard Threading Tool. To better help you install the lanyard, we’ve include this tool to help fish the cord through the Case Air. To learn how, watch this video.
Visit the Mac App Store for the Case Remote. Click Install.
After you’ve downloaded the .zip file, double click it and extract it to your computer. Open the folder it creates and double click on setup. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble connecting to this camera, it may be because the built in Wi-Fi is enabled. To disable it, go into your menu, move over to the first wrench icon at the top, touch the Wi-Fi/NFC option and choose disable.
Sometimes, during installation or first usage, the app does not have permissions to create a needed album in the Photos App. Check for these two things:
  • Check that the app has permissions to access the iOS photos. Go to Settings -> Case Remote and check to see if it has photos permissions turned on.
  • Create an album in the Photos app by going to Photos -> Albums -> Tap the + sign in the upper left. Name the album CASE Album
Many Canon cameras have a setting for auto focus mode in live view. Please check your camera’s user manual for this specific setting. It is often found under a menu item called “AF Mode” or “Live View/Movie func. set.” Often resetting your camera to factory defaults will set this to the proper setting.
Likely your device is not on the Case Air Wi-Fi network, but rather on some other local network. To change network, open the “Settings” app on your device, then select “Wi-Fi” and choose the Case Air network.
Your device is most likely still connected to the Case Air Wi-Fi network. To change network, open the “Settings” app on your device, then select “Wi-Fi” and choose the the approriate network.
If you are experiencing connection issues, check if your camera has a USB Mode and that it is set to P2P mode and not mass storage mode. If it has FTP settings, please turn those off.

Usage

These two cameras from Nikon use a different USB port than other Nikon cameras, the USB Micro-B 5-Pin. This is the same port found on the Case Air product. The Case Air doesn’t ship with a Micro-B 5-Pin to Micro-B 5-Pin cable. You will need to use the USB cable that came with your camera along with the OTG adapter that came with the Case Air.

Plug the small end of the cable that came with your camera into your camera and the other square end into the female side of the OTG adapter. Plug the other end of the OTG adapter into the Case Air.

Case Air OTG Cable
USB Connector Cable
(OTG)
No, currently you can not use both bulb mode and time lapse at the same time.
Yes. Both Adobe Lightroom and Capture One support watched folders. A watched folder is a folder that the program monitors for new images. As soon as it detects a new image, it auto imports that image into that program.

To set this up is a two step process. First you need to configure where the Case Remote software saves the images (Instructions: Mac or Windows).

The second step is to configure Adobe Lightroom or Capture One to monitor this folder (Instructions: Adobe Lightroom or Capture One).
In the Case Remote application when doing focus stacking, you are presented with the options to increase or decrease focus in steps of 1, 2 and 3. These numbers represent small, medium and large changes in focus. The exact change of focus, depends on the camera and camera manufacturer. These amounts are not published by camera manufacturers and therefore we can not tell you exactly how much focus will change. Our best recommendation is to experiment and find the setting that works best for you and your specific shot.
In order for to play video shot with Case Air, you need to download the video file to your computer, phone or tablet. This is done the same way as downloading images. You can do it either from the Album view or from the preview screen. Once it is downloaded to your device, you will need to use your device’s video player to play it.
The Case Air features an integrated hot shoe mount for using on your camera. If you’re mounting a flash or trigger on the hot shoe simply add a RapidMount Accessory Extension Bar to your hot shoe. Then, you can mount both the Case Air and flash/trigger on the bar. You would plug the Case Air into the USB as normal and then use a sync cord to plug your flash/trigger into your camera’s sync port. To learn more , visit How to Mount the Case Air to Your Camera.
If you are shooting RAW only, the Case Remote software will only show a RAW preview image. This RAW preview image is meant to be displayed small, so when it appears on your device or computer, it’s pixelated and not sharp. To view sharp images, shot in JPG or RAW + JPG mode.
In our internal testing, JPEGs transferred in approximately 5 seconds, RAW images were longer due to the size of the file.
The Case Air will allow you to shoot at whatever quality setting your camera is set at. If you shoot RAW, the Case Air will handle the RAW file in the following manner depending on operating system:
  • iOS: If you shoot in a mode that includes a RAW file, the Case Air will send the JPG and the RAW thumbnail (not the full RAW file). There will be a thumbnail icon of the RAW file to let you know the RAW files was captured.
  • Android: If you shoot in a mode that includes a RAW file, the RAW file will be sent to your Android device. Since the RAW files need a special software to open, it will not show in the Android photo gallery. You will need to find a folder named “CASE Remote” in your storage, all the files you download are in this folder. If you can’t find the folder, you can search “CASE Remote” in your local storage.
  • Mac & Windows: If you shoot in a mode that includes a RAW file, the RAW file will be sent to your computer. This will be a configurable option shortly.
There are a few things to check all related to the camera. If you are shooting in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Program mode, exposure won’t change unless you change exposure compensation. When in Manual mode, the exposure should change based off your settings. If you are not seeing this updated in the Case Air or on the back of your camera, the issue is your camera. For Canon cameras, make sure “Exposure Simulation” is on. For some Nikons, there is a setting called “Exposure Preview.” Please refer to your camera manual to determine if your camera has this setting and how to turn it on.

Please note that many cameras will not do exposure previews in movie shooting mode. This is a limitation of the camera, not the Case Air. This includes but is not limited to the Nikon D800 and D810.
Yes, each Case Air can work with any of the supported cameras. However, each Case Air can only control a single camera at a time.
If you use the delete icon (trash can) to delete a photo from the capture screen or the album screen, it will remove the image from the SD/CF card on your camera. You are deleting it permanently. If you just wish to remove images from the thumbnail viewer, go to settings, click or tap on clear cache and relaunch the application.
Yes. In fact you are required to shoot to camera’s card as well as the Case Air App.
Yes, you can continue to use the Case Air while it’s charging. This will require a separate cable (sold separate) that allows you to do both. With this cable, you can charge the Case Air via any USB outlet like a wall adapter or external power bank.
Make sure:
  1. The Case Air is fully charged (green light) and you have fully charged batteries in the camera well.
  2. Disable WiFi communication on the camera itself and/or have removed any WiFi cards in the camera.


To start up please try the following:
Shut everything down. Turn off your camera and the Case Air. Completely close the app or the software, do not simply not minimize it.

  1. Keep the camera turned off
  2. Create the WiFi network by turning on the Case Air (press & hold 2 seconds, blue flickering light indicates CA is creating WiFi, solid blue light WiFi network is created)
  3. Connect your device to the Case Air WiFi
  4. Open the app or software
  5. Turn on the camera so the app/software will then recognize the camera.


If you get a notification of a firmware update, please update, make sure the Case Air is fully charged before updating the firmware.

WiFi Router

You will need to connect your Case Air to your router. View the instructions here.
You will need to connect your Case Air to your router. View the instructions here.
You will need to connect your Case Air to your router. View the instructions here.
You will need to connect your Case Air to your router. View the instructions here.
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