See how smooth those transitions are? This is done by editing the clips in iMovie and adding a 1 sec. cross dissolve. So it is worth it, particularly when using the superb 56mm wide open at f/1.2 which I did here.
So if you want ease of use then the Pansonic app. and wireless implementation works much better. The Fuji app. is much harder work but I got there in the end. However if I was shooting on a job with any kind of pressure I'd definitely leave the Fuji at home. I would miss that lovely DOF challenged look from the 56mm though, I guess I could buy the 42.5mm Panasonic to get something similar but lets not go there! (Yet)
So in the space of two days I've gone from a wireless novice to an iPad wielding expert. (And if you believe that you'll believe anything!) I am however convinced by the benefit of remote operation and I must say using the iPad, which is light portable and easy to use is (mostly) a pleasure. There are distinct advantages for me as a photographer and I will be trying this outside 'in the field' (probably literally) as soon as I get some nice weather again.
Knowing Fuji, this app. will probably be state of the art in about a years time when they sort it out, but it isn't yet. If Fuji is your only option and you want to explore the possibilities of wireless remote control on a tablet or phone, then I have to issue a warning that you need to be prepared to experience some frustration, particularly if like me this is all pretty new to you. However, when I've got the time to cope with the less than optimum interface of the app. I will try it again, because as I think you have seen, there are some rather good results to be obtained. And the thought of shooting some tethered stills and video with those gorgeous Fuji lenses is something that even the clunky Fuji software can't stop me anticipating.
Finally I've left the 'best' (Or is that the worst) to last. I'll be having a go at the Sony system soon. It didn't work last time I tried it, but there's new firmware in the cameras and the app. has apparently been updated. However knowing Sony I imagine it won't be uncomplicated. I'll post when I've got my head round it. Don't hold your breath!
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