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Action Camera Toolbox

By Harald Meyer

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The Action Camera Toolbox controls action cameras from different companies, including GoPro, Ricoh, and Xiaomi. The app offers live preview, multi-camera support, and a powerful scripting language, which gives you full control over the camera settings. Now you can write your own scripts for instance for exposure/focus bracketing, time-lapse, event driven scripts, etc.

!!! Import - Read before download !!!
The app ships with a free virtual camera device which you can use for playing around with the app and test the scripting language. Real cameras are available as one-time in-app-purchases. Please take also a look at the "Model information" section on for device specific information (not all action cameras support everything!).

+++ Supported models +++
- GoPro Hero 2 (with Wifi bacpac), Hero 3 (White/Silver/Black), Hero 3+ (Silver/Black), Hero 4 (Silver/Black), Hero 5, Hero Session, and Hero+.
- Ricoh Theta m15 and Theta S.
- Xiaomi Yi and Yi 4K.
- In-device/system camera (e.g. front/back camera).

+++ App features +++
- Change settings, start recording, change camera power state*, etc.
- Live preview*.
- Control multiple action cameras at the same time (including preview)*. This feature is currently only supported by Xiaomi Yi and Yi 4K and requires manual work.
- Download media from the camera to your device*.
- A powerful, Javascript-like, scripting language allows you to realize your own capturing scenarios.
- Presets allow you to store different, and fast accessible sets of camera settings.

*Note: The app features vary between camera models, and sometimes even between firmware versions. Check for details.

+++ Example use cases +++
- Change action camera settings without having to worry about privacy or deal with automatic sharing features found in stock action camera apps.
- Control multiple action cameras.
- Script custom camera scenarios for instance for exposure bracketing (e.g. for HDR), focus stacking, surveillance, time-lapse, repeating tasks, etc.
- ...

+++ Live preview with Hero 4 and 5 cameras +++
If you cannot see the live preview then make sure that the macOS firewall does not block the UDP port 8554 (details:

+++ Disclaimer +++
- We are not affiliated with GoPro, Ricoh, Xiaomi/Yi cooperation.
- The app uses GPS to set the GPS coordinates for cameras which support this (e.g. Ricoh Theta).

What's New in Version 1.01

- Added support for GoPro Hero 5 and GoPro Hero 5 Session cameras.
- Added parameter "getLiveStreamPreview" to the HTTP command server which downloads the last live preview image.
- Added new ACT Remote Camera for controlling (multiple) cameras from remote devices.
- Added support for Xiaomi Yi 4K 1.2 firmware.
- Bug fixes and UI improvements.


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Customer Reviews

I had no trouble, Hero 5

After puechasing the Camera Module for the Hero 5, i had no trouble conecting the camera, making adjustments, and the live preview is very good, i had some questions and the developer response was fast and really helpful.

'free' app. Useless without in-app purchase.

I bought this as a free alternative to another app with similar features, but upon trying to connect to my go pros, I was greeted with a 'buy this feature' prompt. So yes, the download is free, but if you want it to do what it claims to do, it's $40.

I hate this type of deceptive marketing in the App Store. This app is not free, it's $40(unless you don't care if it works, then it's free).

waist of money

does not do what it says. I want my money back :(

Action Camera Toolbox
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  • Free
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 24.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. GoPro Hero Session camera.$4.99
  2. GoPro Hero 4 Silver and Black Edition camera.$4.99
  3. Enable GoPro Hero 5.$4.99
  4. GoPro Hero 2, 3, and 3+ cameras.$4.99
  5. GoPro Hero Session camera.$4.99
  6. All action cameras.$39.99
  7. Xiaomi Yi 4K camera$4.99
  8. Enable ACT remote camera feature.$2.99
  9. Xiaomi Yi camera.$4.99
  10. Ricoh Theta S camera.$4.99