In my original review of the MIOPS mobile remote and MIOPS mobile app, I discovered a bug that people have confirmed and questions. When the screen would go off or change, the trigger would stop. So I ran three tests to see if MIOPS has fixed the issue. The first was a timed release to see if the screen goes off on its own. The second was a timed-release then manually locking the phone. The third was a timed release and then browsing Instagram while the camera captured the photo. In this video, you see those three tests and the results.
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So here’s what’s about to happen. We’re going to test the MIOPS to see if they fix the problem where when the phone is off, when the screen is locked, if the timer will continue for a long exposures and things like that. Let’s get into this. Hey, this is Scott Wyden Kivowitz, a storyteller with a camera talking about all things for talking about is like you and I are thinking about in this video we’re going to be talking about the MIOPS and seeing if they solved the problem. A quick thank you to MIOS for sending me their product to test out for you all and thank you to Mack Worldwide warranty for partnering with me on all of my videos. If you’re unfamiliar with the my ups, please be sure to check out my video, which I will link to the description above and in a card right here.
And um, just just check that out because you can see, well how cool the MIOPS remote really is. This video is going to just be about testing to see if they solve a problem. A problem, which I found in my initial testing where when the phone was off, like if a phone screen actually went off, like if you have a, you know, power saving mode on your screen, so it goes off after 30 seconds and you’re long exposures, three minutes. Well, it turned out that the time would just stop and your long exposure would continue. It wouldn’t close the mirror. So what I’ve done is I’ve set up my Nikon D850 so that we can actually hear the mirror close, uh, when the time is up. And I’m going to set this up on top of the camera. I had the MIOPS Remote, I have the cable going to the 10 point connector over here on the side of the DFT.
And then I’m going to mount my iPhone right here. So you’ll see, I will actually set the time. And then, um, the screen’s going to go off, go off after like, I don’t know, 30 seconds, whatever my phone is set to. So I’m going to set it for a two or three minute exposure. We’ll see. And then, um, we’ll see what happens. And maybe I’ll be able to set a timer on screen so that we actually see it happen at the same time. Let’s give this a go. And by the way, part of the Echo, uh, if you haven’t seen that one of my previous videos about the water damage in my studio, there’s a lot of, all the sound dampening stuff is currently gone as the room gets redone or we have right here is the [inaudible] is on and connected and I am ready to go.
The camera is in bulb mode. I have a lens cap on the front of the Lens. It is just going to capture black. I’m not worried about the actual picture. I just want to test how this works. So in the my apps remote app, I am going to go to time to release and change the exposure. I’m going to do three minutes and lock that in and then I’m going to, now it’s locked and then when I hit this button you are going to hear the mirror go up and it’s going to start taking that picture. Here we go.
So the, uh, two minutes and 40 seconds of this video is going to be quite boring. So instead of you just sitting here for two minutes and now 37 seconds, I’m going to stop a re, I’m gonna basically fast forward, not stop recording. I’m going to fast forward. Um, once we get to the screen on my phone going black and then, uh, pick it up when it comes, when, well, when the time is up, we’ll see. We’ll see what happens when that happens. Now in the past, the MIOPS remote when you’re doing this, the screen would go black on its own. Um, interesting thing as I see that there’s a typo. It says real east instead of release, um, in timed release, uh, now what used to happen is the screaming just got black cause of power saving mode in all your savior battery life because the screen would turn off. But it looks like the, uh, my MIOPS remote is sort of tying into like what videos do to the phone by keeping the screen on. So that is a good thing that’s keeping it on, which of course drains your battery more because now your screens running. So we’re going to do a test a second time once it’s done and just see what happens if I manually turn off the screen to see if it stops the mirror, uh, stops the, uh, the exposure or something like that.
You’re currently at the 32nd mark. All right, so it finished a, that was no problem. When I’m going to do is I’m going to change the time to, let’s just say, uh, let’s just say they’re a 30 seconds. I’m going to do 30 seconds. Lock that in just so we can make sure that, uh, basically as soon as I pushed the button to trigger the release, I’m going to turn the screen off and that way we can see what happens after 30 seconds. Here we go. Now this is going to be the great test of what happens for what people will tend to do by turning their screens off. Most people won’t leave their screen on. They’re going to want to start the remote and put their phone in their pocket or go to Instagram or something like that. So that actually, that’s gonna be my next test is what if I change the APP, uh, as well. So let’s give this 30 seconds. It looks like it actually did do the job.
But if you look right there, it says 28 seconds. So although it did go for 30 seconds, it looks like, uh, the timer itself stopped at 28 seconds. So I will verify when we get to, when I get to final cut pro, if it actually, if that exposure, actually I can just look right here. Okay. So that exposure was 29.9 seconds. So it looks like it did in fact do, uh, 30 seconds even with the screen off. So I’m going to do another 30 seconds. But what I’m going to do is change from the my ops app directly to something like Instagram. And let’s see what happens. And I’ll pretend like I’m using Instagram. Let’s just look at stories.
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All right, so let’s go back now. It stopped at 29 seconds, which is when I immediately switched to the other thing. You mean just unlocking and stop and let’s got that photo. 29.9 seconds. So again, it looks like it is working when you’re either the phone is locked or uh, when you go to a different app or even just obviously when the screen is on, it is working. So I think I just answered the question. Did my ups fix the problem? They did. I don’t know which firmware or software update for the APP that it was for more update for the remote or or the or the APP update. I don’t know which one did it but it solves the problem. My guess is it was one of the APP updates that has happened since I recorded my, my obs video soul on the go.
But I’m glad that it’s been fixed. I hope that uh, this proved that that in three sort of common situations, just leaving it be screen on turning your phone lock in the screen or switching to another app and then using a different APP. Either way it is working even though it locks and the time on the screen looks like it’s weird. And even though there’s a typo on there, um, it’s working. Proof is in the exif data, so there we go. Good job. My apps and he would like this video. Click that subscribe button below. Right now I publish new videos every Monday and Thursday whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it. Karate kick the notification bell.