EpocCam
Apple iOS Setup Guide

PC Setup | Mac OS X setup

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EpocCam transforms your iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch into High Definition PC or Mac OS X webcam. This guide explains how to set up EpocCam Lite and EpocCam HD for Apple iOS devices. For PC setup overview watch the video below, for detailed instructions scroll down.



PC Usage

Debut Video Capture

To test EpocCam installation or to record video to a file we recommend using free Debut Video Capture software.

Debut Video Capture Software

After installation launch Debut Video Capture. Choose Tools -> Options as show below.

PC UI explained

From dropdown menu choose EpocCam as webcam. If you want to change resolution settings you can also choose Kinoni Video Source. Click OK to accept settings.

PC UI explained

Video will be now displayed automatically and you can record video to a file using record-button.

EpocCam iOS application
When EpocCam Lite or EpocCam HD application is started, screen looks as follows. Phone UI explained

PC WiFi Setup

1) Setup your wireless network. Both your PC and iOS device must be connected to same WiFi network. Exact setup details depend on your Windows version and phone model, please check Microsoft and Apple support how to connect to wireless network if needed. 2) Install EpocCam application from Apple App Store.
3) Install EpocCam Windows drivers from here. The same drivers work for both Lite and HD versions. Before installing drivers please shut down all applications that use webcam (Skype, Windows Live Messenger, etc), otherwise they may crash during installation.
4) Start EpocCam application on your iOS device. 5) Start EpocCam Viewer on your PC and click play button. This application can be started from Start Menu -> Programs -> Kinoni -> EpocCam Viewer.
6) Wait for a few seconds while your iOS device and PC are connecting. Soon you should see video on PC screen. If you cannot see the video check troubleshooting section below.

PC Uninstallation

Use Windows control panel or uninst.exe on EpocCam installation folder. Before uninstallation make sure all the applications using EpocCam (Skype, MSN Live Messenger etc) are closed, otherwise you may need to restart the computer.

PC Troubleshooting

If you experience problems using EpocCam, this section will guide you through typical issues.

General
If EpocCam is not working as expected always check these first.
1) Open Windows Task Manager services tab to make sure both Bonjour-service and KinoniSvc are running. If not, start them by right clicking and choose "Start Service". If you cannot see Bonjour-service or KinoniSvc, please (re)install required Windows drivers from http://www.kinoni.com

services

EpocCam is not shown as webcam in Skype / Windows Live Messenger / Application XYZ
1) After installing EpocCam drivers you have to restart all webcam-enabled applications before EpocCam is visible to them. Alternatively you can reboot computer.
2) Some applications do not display 'EpocCam' as a webcam, but instead they display only 'Kinoni Video Source'. In that case you should use 'Kinoni Video Source', it's functionality is identical to 'EpocCam' camera.
3) Our YouTube channel shows how to set up EpocCam with some popular applications.

WiFi connection does not work
1) Check you firewall settings. Your firewall application can block the traffic between PC and phone. If you use Windows firewall EpocCam Windows installer will automatically configure it to allow traffic. If you are using third party firewall software like Norton or F-Secure you need to configure them to allow Bonjour-service traffic on UDP port 5353. Also allow 'KinoniSvc' to accept incoming connections to TCP port 5055.

firewall

Poor video quality
While your iOS device and PC are connected, you can see WiFi signal strength indicators overlaid on phone screen on top of viewfinder. Images below show what the five step signal bar means. If you are seeing signal strength less than four out of five, please go through the checklist below. If the signal strength is stable four or five, bad quality probably is caused by your PC. In that case please see next question.
good wifi signal
bad wifi signal
1) EpocCam uses up to 3 megabits per second bandwidth while streaming video over WiFi connection. Make sure your wireless network has enough available bandwidth.
2) Disable Bluetooth on both mobile phone and PC. Bluetooth devices can interfere with WiFi connections.
3) Usable WiFi range is about 10 meters while using EpocCam. Try to keep mobile phone and PC as close to each other as possible.

Video playback is slow or breaks up on PC
1) Do you see a hourglass on top of video as shown below? If yes, it means your computer is unable to cess the video in real-time. As a solution try to use lower video resolution, for example switch from 720p HD to VGA. Also make sure you are not running any other CPU-hungry application at the same time. For 720p HD video a dual-core CPU is recommended.
slow cpu
2) If you do not see the hourglass, bad video quality is probably caused by WiFi connection. Look at the WiFi connection checklist above.
3) Make sure only one application is using EpocCam at a time. Remember to exit EpocCam Viewer before using EpocCam with other applications.

Mac OS X setup



1) Setup your wireless network. Both your Mac computer and iOS device must be connected to same WiFi network.
2) Install EpocCam application from Apple App Store.
3) Install EpocCam Mac drivers from here. The same drivers work for both Lite and HD versions.
4) Start EpocCam application on your iOS device.
5) To test webcam you can use applications like Skype or use online service http://www.testmycam.com
6) Wait for a few seconds while your iOS device and Mac are connecting. Soon you should see video on Mac screen.