Air Direct Wireless Tethering System

Your Camera. Your Software. Wireless.

The Air Direct wirelessly transfers RAW and JPG images to your software as if you were shooting with a cable. Connect supported Fujifilm, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and other DSLR, Mirrorless and Medium Format cameras direct to a computer running compatible tethering software. Air Direct’s USB-C protocol and 802.11AC dual band Wi-Fi delivers fast, reliable image transfer and enables all camera control features native to the tethering software – such as live view, loupe, barcoding, bracketing, focus-stacking and countless other features native to tethering software.

Mac and PC Compatibility:

Catalina 10.5.2 users see additional product details.

SKU: AD7 Categories: ,

$329.99

Essentials




Your Camera. Your Workflow. Wireless with Air Direct.

Air Direct brings you a tethered workflow shooting experience that frees you to be mobile as you shoot. Air Direct’s utility software makes a virtual PTP connection so you can wirelessly control your camera and transfer files to your software. Compatible with Capture One, Smart Shooter, Lightroom, DarkRoom & many other tethering software programs.

Air Direct utilizes its own power source and will not drain the camera’s battery. For longer shoots, use large external USB batteries or AC wall power via the supplied DC cable. Air Direct offers the flexibility to swap power sources without ever shutting down, so you can power and shoot simultaneously. The Air Direct’s Bridge Mode feature expands a photographers wireless tethering workflow by allowing users to not only bring images directly into their tethering software, but also immediately send images via a FTP site, share them with clients, post to social media, stream music and more.

Using Catalina 10.15.2 or newer? Join our macOS Catalina Beta in order for Air Direct to work in your set-up. Get more details at www.tethertools.com/Catalina-Beta.

Mac and PC Compatibility:

  • The Air Direct Utility (ADU) creates a wireless PTP communication between camera and tethering software on MacOS or Windows. Supported cameras: www.TetherTools.com/Air-Direct
  • Compatible with Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic LUMIX, Phase One, Hasselblad, Leica models with USB tether. Not designed for non-supported camera models.
  • For cameras with extremely large files, shooting tethered with a cable may be a better option.
  • Tethering software of your choice such as Capture One, Smart Shooter, Lightroom, DarkRoom, & many other tethering software programs. (Required for Mac and PC)
    Camera connected to Air Direct, connected to computer

A tethering software that supports your camera model is required to use Air Direct. There are many options available. To find one compatible with your camera, use our Software Compatibility Finder.

*Please note the ADU supports MacOS Catalina however many tethering software programs do not currently support Catalina (Updated 12/2019). Smart Shooter is fully compatible with Catalina.

Air Direct is compatible with Smart Shooter, Capture One Pro, Lightroom, Darkroom, Nikon, Canon

Mobile, iOS, and Android Compatibility with Canon and Nikon Cameras:

  • Air Direct is compatible with iOS and Android devices for Canon and Nikon cameras via Air Remote Mobile Tethering App.
  • Air Remote App features creative zone control, live view, bracketing, time-lapse, focus stacking, bulb time, movie mode and more.

Camera connected to Air Direct, connected to mobile devices

Air Remote Mobile Tethering App is currently compatible with Canon and Nikon:

NikonCanon

Looking to get started? Download the Air Direct Utility or Air Remote Mobile Tethering Application for iOS or Android

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Mounting the Air Direct

The Air Direct connects to your camera’s USB port, leaving the hot shoe free for use with other equipment. The Air Direct has been designed with flexible options for mounting and use. Our recommended option is to mount the Air Direct using the Air Direct Arca Clamp for L-Bracket.

Alternative methods for mounting and use include:

  • Mount on the camera’s hot shoe, if it is available.
  • Attach the Air Direct to a tripod leg using the StrapMoore.
  • Mount to an arm or clamp with the ¼”-20 thread on the bottom of the cold shoe
  • Use a longer USB cable, allowing you to carry the Air Direct in your pocket.

Essential Resources:

Product Specifications:

Air Direct

  • USB-C Camera Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11AC Transfer rates up to 443Mbps, 220Mbps throughput
  • Bandwidth: 2.4 and 5GHz
  • Range: up to 200 feet (60m)
  • CPU: 580MHz Mipsel
  • RAM: 64M DDR
  • Dimensions: 1.5″ x 3.6″ x 2.7″ (39mm x 92mm x 68.6mm)
  • Weight: 6oz (170g)

ONsite LP-E6/N Battery

  • Battery Life: 3-5 hours*
  • LP-E6 Lithium Ion Battery
  • Output: 7.4V, 14.8Wh
  • Capacity: 2000mAh
  • DC Port Output: 5V, 2A
  • Air Direct is compatible w/Canon LP-E6/N batteries

*Results may vary based on use.

Air Direct Utility Software

Air Remote Mobile App

Using Catalina 10.15.2 or newer? Join our macOS Catalina Beta in order for Air Direct to work in your set-up. Get more details at www.tethertools.com/Catalina-Beta.

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Air Direct Utility logo

Air Direct

Mac and PC Compatibility:

Air Direct is compatible with DSLR, Mirrorless and Medium Format cameras that support Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). The Air Direct connects these cameras to any tethering software that is already compatible with your camera. If a software utility is needed for tethered capture, Smart Shooter 4 is available as a companion software.

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Tethering software such as Capture One, Smart Shooter or Lightroom is required for using Air Direct with Mac and PC. Search compatible software for your camera here.

Air Remote Mobile Tethering App logo

Air Remote Mobile Tethering App

Mobile iOS and Android Compatibility:

  1. Canon and Nikon users will also be able to use Air Direct with iOS and Android devices. Air Remote application offers camera control and JPEG file transfer. See all Air Remote features here.
  2. Mobile App Camera Compatibility:

    Canon
    EOS 100D / SL1 / X7 EOS 200D / SL2 / X9
    EOS 500D / T1i / X3 EOS 550D / T2i / X4
    EOS 600D / T3i / X5 EOS 650D / T4i / X6i
    EOS 700D / T5i / X7i EOS 750D / T6i / X8i
    EOS 760D / T6s / 8000D EOS 800D / T7i / X9i
    EOS 1100D / T3 / X50 EOS 1200D / T5 / X70
    EOS 1300D / T6 / X80 EOS 1500D / 2000D / T7 / X90
    EOS 3000D / 4000D / T100 EOS 50D
    EOS 60D EOS 70D
    EOS 77D / 9000D EOS 80D
    EOS 90D EOS 200D
    EOS 5D Mark II EOS 5D Mark III
    EOS 5D Mark IV EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R
    EOS 6D EOS 6D Mark II
    EOS 7D EOS 7D Mark II
    EOS 1D X EOS 1D X Mark II
    EOS 1D Mark IV EOS 1D Mark III (1)
    EOS 1D Mark II (2) EOS R
    EOS RP EOS R5
    EOS R6
    Nikon
    D3100 (3) D3200 (4)
    D3300 D3400
    D3500 D5000 (5)
    D5100 (5) D5200
    D5300 D5500
    D5600 D7000 (6)
    D7100 D7200
    D7500 D300 / D300s (7)
    D610 D800 / D800e
    D810 / D810a D850
    D750 D700 (7)
    D500 D90 (7)
    D3 / D3s (8) D3x (7)
    D4 / D4s (8) D5
    Z 6 Z 7
    • (1) This camera does not support bulb mode, movie mode. Only supports shooting in single shot and continuous shoot modes.
    • (2) This camera does not support bulb mode, movie mode.
    • (3) This camera does not support live view, movie mode, touch to focus or live view zoom, focus peeking or bracketing. Only supports shooting in single shot and continuous shoot modes. Can not set shutter speed.
    • (4) This camera does not support bulb mode, movie mode, touch to focus or live view zoom. Can not set shutter speed.
    • (5) This camera does not support live view or bulb mode.
    • (6) This camera does not support bulb mode. Only supports shooting in single shot and continuous shoot modes.
    • (7) This camera does not support bulb mode, movie mode, or focus stacking. Only supports shooting in single shot and continuous shoot modes.
    • (8) This camera does not support bulb mode.
    • (10) This camera does not support movie mode.

What’s Included:

  • Air Direct Wireless Tethering System

    Air Direct Wireless Tethering System (AD7)

  • ONsite LP-E6/N Battery for Air Direct and Canon

    ONsite LP-E6/N Battery for Air Direct and Canon (TT-LP-E6)

  • Air Direct Battery Charger and cable

    ONsite LP-E6/N Battery Charger and Charger Cable

  • Air Direct DC to USB Power Cable

    Air Direct DC to USB Power Cable (ADC-DCUSB )

  • Cable ends of ADC-2MB5

    Air Direct USB-C to USB 2.0 Mini-B 5-Pin (ADC-2MB5)

  • Cable ends of ADC-2MB8

    Air Direct USB-C to USB 2.0 Mini-B 8-Pin Cable (ADC-2MB8)

  • Cable ends of ADC-2MB

    Air Direct USB-C to USB 2.0 Micro-B Cable (ADC-2MB)

  • Cable ends of ADC-3MB

    Air Direct USB-C to USB 3.0 Micro-B Cable (ADC-3MB)

  • Cable ends of ADC-CC

    Air Direct USB-C to USB-C Replacement Cable (ADC-CC)

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