How to Connect Canon 5D Mark IV to Mac – Overview
If you own a Canon 5d Mark IV and want to know how to connect Canon 5d mark iv to Mac, there are a few factors you need to ponder beforehand.
- Purchase a high-quality Mac-compatible USB cable to avoid any data loss during the transfer of images or videos
- Ensure bringing a good AC Adapter kit for your camera to avoid any disconnection due to low charging
- Restart both the Camera and the computer to close down any existing sessions on the devices
Steps for how to connect Canon 5d mark iv to Mac( via USB)
Step 1. Restart your camera
To ensure that the camera doesn’t have any active connections, please restart it before getting along with the whole task.
Doing this would avoid any unwanted interruptions during the establishment of a connection between both devices.
Step 2. Getting into the main menu
Once you have restarted the camera, enter into the main menu by tapping on the top left side of the camera. There you will see several options and features to help you through with the rest of the process.
Step 3. Disabling the auto-power off feature
Once you have entered the main menu, disable the auto-power off function in the Canon 5d mark iv. This will avoid any unwanted disconnection during the whole process.
Step 4. Connecting the devices with a USB cable
Now, gently connect the USB cable to the respective ports of both devices. Once done, please check whether you can see the required prompt on both devices regarding the connection.
Step 5. Downloading the Canon EOS Utility Software
Once you are done with the rest of the process, download the Canon utility software from its official website.
The connection has now been established, and you can get along with the process of transferring desired images and videos.
Steps for how to connect Canon 5d mark iv to Mac( via Wifi)
Step 1. Enable the wifi feature of the camera
As you have already downloaded the Canon EOS Utility software, you are now required to enable the camera’s wifi feature. To get along with the same process, follow the below procedure.
WIFI settings>Enable>Wifi Function>Remote Control (EOS Utility)>Register a device for connection
Once done with the same process, the LCD screen on the camera will prompt the SSID and Password information.
Step 2. Establishing the wifi connection via Mac
You now need to enable the wifi function of Your Mac. To get ahead with the same phenomenon, go to the WIFI network option and select ‘ SSID WIFI info from above.’
You will now be asked for the password by the computer.
Enter the password that has been prompted on the camera screen and select ‘ Join.’ You will now see a message on Mac- ‘ I am now on this network’.
Step 3. Connecting both the devices
You will then receive a message- ‘ Start pairing devices’ on the screen of Canon 5D mark iv.
Press OK, and you will then receive another message saying ‘EOS XXXX pairing connection with the computer in progress.’
This is where you need to run the EOS utility software on the Mac.
The EOS software would then prompt the camera details to start along with the pairing process. Select ‘ Canon 5D mark iv’ and ‘ Connect.’
A popup window would appear on the MAC s screen saying -‘ Check the camera LCD and complete the network settings.
Once you get the same message on the Mac screen, the camera LCD would also prompt- ‘ XXXXX found, Connect with the PC. You need to select ‘OK’
Both the devices are now connected. You can start ahead with the transfer of your favorite images and videos without any issues.
Summing it up
You can easily connect Canon 5d Mark iv to Mac by following the steps mentioned above. Moreover, do ensure using a high-speed wifi network and a high-quality USB cable to get the desired results.
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