Using Apple's Handoff Technology for Project File Continuity between Cinamaker and your Mac
Created by: Bernardo Dennis
Modified on: Mon, 8 Jul, 2019 at 1:04 AM
Cinamaker Handoff for Director Pad Apple Continuity
Before you start
Download Cinamaker Handoff for Mac software: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cinamaker-handoff/id1441761953?mt=12
Run the App
Turn ON both Bluetooth and WiFi on Director Pad device
Turn on WiFi and disable Bluetooth on assistant devices
Turn ON both Bluetooth and WiFi on Mac
On Mac go to Apple menu->System preferences->General and check “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices”
On Cinamaker Director Pad, go to Settings > General > Handoff, then tap to turn on Handoff
Your Mac and Director Pad device should be logged in into the same iCloud account
iCloud account should have some empty space
Ensure that your iPad is at least running iOS 11.3.1. iOS 11.2.X and lower have connection issues preventing normal connectivity
Connection stability is better if Mac and Director Pad are connected to the same WiFi access point
Start Director Pad. Start session
Start assistants and connect them to Director Pad
Start Stream or Live Edit on Director Pad
Stop Stream or Live Edit on Director Pad. When you stop Stream or Live Edit, Director Pad device should be closer than 10 meters to Mac.
When you stop the recording, the Continuation icon should appear in the left side of the Dock panel on Mac:
Click the Continuation icon and the import window will appear:
Wait until all files are imported. The import window will then propose possible options:
Select the proper option. Import window will close. In all cases the folder with videos will be opened in Finder.
To open your project in your preferred editor: In the case of Final Cut Pro X, click on the FCPX XML file from within the newly created project folder. In the case of Adobe Premiere. click on the Premiere Pro for Mac compatible XML file from within the newly created project folder. In both cases, your project will be imported and synchronized to the timeline of your editing software for immediate editing or refinement.
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