How to connect Canon 5D Mark IV and Mac – Overview
There are a few things you should consider before you buy a Canon 5d Mark IV.
- To avoid data loss when transferring images or videos, make sure you have a quality USB cable that is compatible with Mac OS X.
- To avoid disconnection from low charging, ensure you have an AC Adapter Kit for your camera
- To close any sessions that are currently open on the devices, restart both the camera and the computer
Here are the steps to connect Canon 5d Mark iv to Mac (via USB).
Step 1. Restart your camera
Before you begin the task, please make sure that your camera is not connected to any other devices. This will prevent any interruptions in the setting up of a connection between the two devices.
Step 2. Getting into the main menu
After you have restarted your camera, tap on the top right side of the camera to access the main menu. You will find many options and features that will help you get through the rest of your process.
Step 3. Disabling the auto-power off feature
After you have logged in to the main menu, turn off the auto-power off function on the Canon 5d Mark iv. This will prevent any unintentional disconnections during the entire process.
Step 4. Connecting the devices with a USB cable
Connect the USB cable to both devices. After you have completed the process, please verify that both devices show the prompt regarding the connection.
Step 5. Downloading the Canon EOS Utility Software
After you’re done, you can download Canon utility software directly from Canon’s official website. Now that the connection is established, you can start the process of transferring images and videos.
Here are the steps to connect Canon 5d Mark iv to Mac (via Wifi).
Step 1. Enable the wifi feature of the camera
You have downloaded Canon EOS Utility software. Now you need to enable the wifi feature on your camera. Follow the steps below to continue with the same process.
WIFI settings>Enable>Wifi Function>Remote Control (EOS Utility)>Register a device for connection
After you have completed the same process, the LCD screen will prompt for the SSID/Password information.
Step 2. Establishing the wifi connection via Mac
Now, you will need to enable the WiFi function on Your Mac. You can also use the WIFI network option to access the information.
The computer will ask you for your password. Enter the password you were asked for on the camera screen, and then select ‘Join’.
Step 3. Connect both devices
On the screen of Canon 5D Mark iv, you will see a message titled ‘Start pairing devices’. You will then be prompted to click OK.
The EOS software will then prompt for the camera details and begin the pairing process. Select ‘Canon 5D mark iv” and ‘Connect.’ A popup window will appear on your MAC’s screen stating -‘Check the camera LCD. Complete the network settings.
After you see the same message on your Mac screen, the camera LCD will prompt for ‘XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Connect with the Computer. Select ‘OK’
Both devices are now connected. It is easy to transfer your images and videos.
Summarising it all
Follow these steps to connect Canon 5d Mark iv with Mac. To get the best results, ensure you use a high-speed wifi network and a quality USB cable.
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