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Is there third-party software for Canon tethered live-view shooting?

I can use Canon EOS Utility to shoot tethered so that the live-view preview is displayed on the computer screen. However, I would like to know if there is any third-party software (non-Canon) that ...
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Options for streaming shots back to laptop / ipad during shoot

I'm looking into the different options for streaming shots back to a laptop or iPad as they are shot on from a Canon D6. So far the options I've come across are : Cam ranger, seems quite expensive, ...
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Is it possible to tether a Panasonic Lumix G3 with Lightroom or a tablet?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. I purchased it because it was rated the best for non-flash, low light photography, which is mostly what I do at libraries, historical societies, etc. I saw someone ...
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How can I tether a camera programmatically? [duplicate]

How can I tether a camera to my computer and issue it commands? What is the cheapest camera I could buy that would allow me this functionality? Is it possible to use java and/or a batch file to do so? ...
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How can I use tethering software together with a wireless trigger for my Nikon D5100?

I'm using a Nikon D5100 and I would like to know how to use USB tethering with live view and meanwhile to be able to take photos using a wireless remote trigger. At the moment, once I open "Capture ...
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Can the Olympus EPL3 camera be tethered to a computer?

I own an Olympus EPL3 camera, and I'm finding it hard to get a clear answer regarding tethering. Can I tether this camera to a computer for studio shots? If needed, I'm happy to use 3rd party ...
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Live view from my laptop

I am an intermediate photographer and I want to shoot some models in a cityscape. I want to frame my shots on my laptop and then shoot the image. How can I do this. Do I need any specific software? ...
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What's the maximum length of USB cable that you can use for tethering?

What's the maximum reliable length of USB cable that you can use when shooting tethered? Does it depend on the camera? There's lots of conflicting information out on the web; I'm hoping Photo-SE can ...
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Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon DSLR?

Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon EOS DSLR? I have an infra-red remote, but when I connect the camera to the PC via USB I only get the option to download pictures from it. I'm a pretty ...
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Solutions to Multiple 70D Connected to a single computer?

My situation is I have 3-6 70D Canon Cameras on the floor depending on the event and would like to utilise the WIFI connection on these cameras but I have tried to work out a way to have Multiple ...
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Is there a way to get image names from DSLR to a tethered tablet?

My implementation would be for high volume photography (sorting/post processing).... If I can get the image name, as the picture is taken, to be sent to a tethered android tablet, I would be able to ...
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Are there any tetherable compact cameras?

As I find the bulk of my DSLR too much of an inconvenience for most of my photography, I'm considering replacing it with a high-end compact (maybe a Lumix LX5). However, I'm getting intrigued by the ...
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Is it possible to get tethered focus and aperture control with any current DSLR?

I'm looking to get into some photography work and I had a couple questions. I'm quite an amateur at this, unfortunately, so I would appreciate any and all assistance! I want to be able to control the ...
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Recommendations to tether a Nikon DSLR to a Windows PC?

When I shoot portraits indoors, I'd like the option to tether my Nikon D90 to a Windows computer with the USB cable, both to view the results and help adjust the lighting, but also to be making an ...
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How to control a Canon 600D from a computer?

Is there any way to remote control a Canon Rebel T3i 600D from the computer, for example to take shots like every x lapse or something like? I also need the software to do it, I'm looking for a good ...
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Is it possible to control my Sony Alpha 550 from my computer?

Is there any way for me to connect my Sony Alpha 550 Digital SLR to my computer so that I can, for example, view live view images on the computer screen, control the settings using the computer, or ...
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How to tether sony a7 to lightroom

I am trying to tether my Sony a7 to my mac using the USB cable with Lightroom 5. But when I start a tethered capture I see a "No Camera Detected" error on the tether panel. My camera LCD shows "USB ...
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how do I view my photos directly on laptop as I take them [closed]

I want to view my photos as I take them directly on my laptop. I have seen people do this but would like to know myself. Also what programmes are out there for me to change and adjust my photos ie:- ...
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How can I capture images from two cameras simultaneously, directly to my Mac?

I am looking to use this feature for two purposes: scanning books (one camera pointed at each of a pair of pages), and for stereo 3D photography. I would like to be able to preview and capture photos ...
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Is it possible to tether a D7000 to a smartphone?

Is it possible to shoot tethered (wired) with D7000 using a smartphone? if yes, which OS, what kind of features and apps are needed?
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Is there any software available on Mac OS X that can remotely control my Canon G10?

I'd like software to remotely (via USB tether) control my G10 from my MacBook running OS X 10.6. This software seems to do exactly what I want, but for Windows: ...
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How to shoot tethered using CHDK incompatible Canon Powershot S410?

I have an old Canon powershot S410 compact camera, which I want to use for a time-lapse project. For the project I will need to build an intervalometer to automatically shot photos (probably Arduino ...
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Tethered Capture not working - Windows 8 - D800 - Lightroom5

I am shooting tethered to a Windows 8 laptop which worked great until this morning when the tethered capture stopped working. The computer itself can view the D800 under "Portable Devices" in the ...
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How can I have the LiveView of my camera displayed on a TV or Laptop screen?

If I simply plug in my usb HDMI cable to a TV or laptop from my camera is there a setting I need to turn On to switch my LCD screen to my TV or computer? My camera is a Nikon D600. I don't want to ...
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Can I tether a Firewire only camera to a USB only computer?

Can I shoot tethered with a Hasselblad H3D (which is Firewire 800) and a computer (PC) that only has USB, via an adapter? Will Phocus / Lightroom recognise it? A bit more detail: I am going to be ...
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How can I wake my Canon EOS 1100D up from computer?

I have a Canon EOS 1100D camera and control it by my C# program that use it's tethering feature ‎with Canon EOS Utility dlls. I have to shoot one photo every 30 minute all day long, but if I want to ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...
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Upload photos from camera into social networks instantly?

I organize table tennis tournaments. During the day we take pictures of the matches and then upload them into Facebook albums. What do you recommend me to upload photos right after each of them were ...
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Best settings for exactly synchronizing shutters? (Nikon D7000)

I have two Nikon D7000 bodies and two 50mm f1.4 "D" lenses. I have both cameras mounted on one tripod and both in remote mode. A single remote is used to open both shutters. The problem I face is ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered with Aperture using a Canon 5D mark i?

Google is swamped with walkthroughs for the canon 5D mark ii & iii. I am wondering if anyone has managed to get a tethered shoot setup working with the original 5D on a macbook. If so, how was it ...
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Anyway to preview/delete photos on iPad without transferring them first (Canon 5D Mark III)?

I know there are a lot of solutions for wirelessly tethering or transferring files, but it's not clear if I can use any of these solutions to just preview and delete photos? My use-case is after a ...
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How can I find a camera with remote viewfinder and shutter (via phone or tablet)?

Looking for an camera with the following features: compact (smaller is better) with image stabilization has remote viewfinder via wifi (enough 10-12m) - so, have some application for phones or ...
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Can I shoot tethered with a Fujifilm hs20?

I have a FUJI HS20 and I'd like to know if it's possible to take photos with the camera using a computer/laptop. Or if I can take photos and get them directly to the computer without using import ...
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How can I control a DSLR camera programmatically?

Is it possible to get the code (in any programming language) to give control over the features of a DSLR e.g shutter speed and exposure? Canon and Nikon cameras come with a pre-included software that ...
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How to upload photos wirelessly on an old 5D?

Is it possible to wirelessly transfer my photos from my old Canon 5D (original) to my computer (macbook) over the internet? I have heard great things about magic SDs, but I only have a CF card slot. I ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered to a Linux laptop?

I have never tried shooting tethered, but I would like to give it a try. My laptop uses Ubuntu linux. Can you point me at any solutions for tethering this to my camera? I have a Canon 5DmkII, ...
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How do I shoot in tethered mode using own software to control the camera?

Is it possible to capture image from computer with Canon EOS camera and save it to computer? Can the EOS utility used for this? I want to use my own software (written in Java) to control the camera ...
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Lightroom Tethering and EOS Utility: How to get LR to accept sub-folders in auto-import?

I use EOS Utility when tethering, but all photos end up in Lightroom, and I like auto-importing into LR as I shoot. So I use auto-import in LR, combined with a Monitor Folder provided by EOS Utility. ...
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Tethered shooting with Sony a57 - impossible?

I have a Sony a57 and today I tried to set it up with a tethered capture in Lightroom. Lightroom couldn't even see the camera. Is there any way to get this working, or are they just not compatible?
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Software and Website for event photography

A client of mine is going to have the FA cup at an event. They want to take photographs of their customers with the FA cup, record who each photo is of, upload them to a website, and allow the ...
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Is there any SDK to build tethering plugins to import files into Lightroom?

Lightroom by default comes up with Canon Tether plugin. Does it provide any SDK, using which we can build our own tether plugin that selectively takes files from an external source (server/folder)? ...
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How can I view images on a PC as and when I am shooting?

I just bought a Nikon D7000. When shooting I would like to be able to see my picture on my laptop as soon as I shoot it when I am shooting portraits. What do I need to accomplish this? How do I ...
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Is it possible to remote control via USB a Sony DSC HX-200V?

I was wondering if there is a way to programmatically control a Sony DSC HX-200V camera via its USB port. I tried to find anything on Internet (Google, that is :)) but there seems to be nothing. I do ...
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How does connecting the camera to a laptop help in photography?

From here: http://500px.com/photo/6330641 I asked him/her how did s/he photograph it? Holding the milk jug her/himself? To which I got the reply: camera mounted on a tripod and connected to a ...
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Tethered capture much slower with LR4.2 (64bit) compared to DPP

Note: this is a repost. I initially posted it on the "adobe lightroom" group on Flickr. But so far, I've not received any useful answers. So I'm trying so see if it connects here. When I try to use ...
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Looking for camera control software (for Nikon DSLR) to shoot time lapse

What software is available that will let me control a camera from a computer, so I can shoot a lime lapse sequence? The camera is a Nikon D60. I am looking for freely available software. I am aware ...
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Which digital cameras can be controlled with a computer? [closed]

I want to develop software that can connect to a digital camera that is attached to my computer. The software will then control the camera so that it can. for example, take a picture or record a ...
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How to use Canon Powershot A3100 IS camera as a Webcam in Windows 7 PC?

I wonder if it is possible to use the Canon Powershot A3100 IS camera as a Webcam in Windows 7 PC. If that is the case, how can I proceed? Are there some recommended techniques?
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Is there a T2i tethering operation from a laptop?

I'll be processing many images of artwork and saving files with various info like title and size and media. I understand there are tethering options. I'm hoping I can hook the camera up directly ...
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Can I use BULB setting when taking remote pictures?

I have a Canon XTi/400D, which I connect to my Mac OS X 10.6 and am trying to take pictures when tethered to it using EOS Utility, but I am not able to use the BULB setting on my laptop. Is this ...