You could consider a right angle viewfinder.
They just clip onto the viewfinder where the little rubber eyepiece goes. Generally they rotate left and right a bit to give you a bit of flexibility in how you position yourself, and you get to physically see through the lens which can be better than using the live view image on a screen.
As someone else ...
The flip screen, usually called rotating screen is a liability. Even tilting screens are more fragile than a fixed one, so your camera is tougher for the matter. This constraints flexibility of composition but it is usually easier to keep things level when using the viewfinder, even if you have to crouch. There are a few things you can do to help with that:
I think your best bet would be to use the HDMI output of the camera to connect it directly to the projector. If you have multiple inputs on the projector, you should even be able to switch between showing the camera's screen and the laptop while still having the camera connected to the laptop through USB for tethering. The best case scenario would be if the ...
What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera?
Practice until you become familiar enough with your camera and lenses to be able to "shoot from the hip" with a reasonable expectation of success.
Not every camera that has been used effectively in the past had a way of seeing the exact scene immediately prior to taking the image. ...
Yes, it's possible, but not using EOS Utility. There are some software packages out there that can manage multiple cameras at once:
Breeze Systems offers products for triggering multiple cameras.
digicamControl is free, open source software that can manage multiple cameras.
Many radio triggers such as PocketWizards can be used to trigger cameras as well as ...
Most tethering softwares that list support for Nikon cameras do not include the D3xxx series. Most of the Dx, Dxx, and some of the D7xxx and D5xxx bodies are at least partially supported. The D3100's firmware or hardware may limit this capability.
If all you want to do is view the output of your camera without controlling it, you just need to connect it to ...
Absolutely. There is a great dongle+app, offered by TriggerTrap.
I purchased it and I'm super happy with it. If I recall correctly, the app is available for iOS and Android.
Some of the free app's options are as follows:
Simple cable release
Press and hold
Press and lock
TimeWarp (time lapse + acceleration)
Compact mirror (as in makeup mirror) can be used for viewing from difficult angles, e.g. close to the ground. You can hold it in place with tape made to be easily removed. Duct tape is not advised, though approved by Possum Lodge.
No, the GoPro cannot be controlled over a USB connection.
If the GoPro is plugged into a computer and switched on, it will go into USB mode. This lets you download photos and videos from the camera. But you cannot take photos or video in this mode.
For the Hero3 or Hero3+ (or older models with a wifi Bacpac) they can be controlled over wifi. There are ...
I wouldn't worry about it.
From my experience, power surges are not something you need to worry about with USB devices. If a power surge happens, it will most likely be from the power grid which is more likely to fry the computer you are tethering from, than the USB devices connected.
Usually the opposite happens. A USB device draws more power than the USB ...
Due to Intellectual Property constraints, most notebook or laptop computers as well as desktop models do not have an HDMI port that allows video signals to be brought in via the HDMI port. It is an output only port. This prevents someone from being able to connect a DVD or BlueRay player to their computer and copy protected content. In general the only ...
There are a couple of methods to get the photos transferred to a computer while shooting:
Connect a cable from the camera to the computer to shoot tethered. This requires both a program that has this function and a camera that support the feature. If you use a Canon DSLR the bundled program Canon EOS Utility lets you do this at no additional cost, while ...
It's not exactly the term you are specifically looking for, but looking for information about tethering will get you in the right track. I'm not aware of any generally used term to describe tethering plus applying further post-processing during a shooting session, but some folks definitely do it.
Tethering is when the camera is hooked up to a computer or ...
You could try digiCamControl. One of its advanced features is Live View via computer display. However, the D3100 may not support that feature.
The Nikon SDK allows you to capture Live View images as JPGs. So a program could be written to loop, capture and display those JPGS. Someone has written a C# wrapper for the SDK which gives an example of this (...
A lot of cameras can be controlled from a computer. Not sure if every camera out there can, but at least in my experience, every camera I used did.
I'm sure about DSLRs: all the DSLR cameras from Nikon, Canon and Pentax have such features. I also know for sure that Canon DSLRs are sold with EOS Utility, that allows you to control the camera from your ...
Lightroom don't support tethering with live view for Nikon cameras. If you want to use tethering with live view you need a another application like Camera Control Pro, ControlMyNikon or a freeware digiCamControl or any similar application.
You can use external application with lightroom with no problem if you activate the Auto Import feature
You can control any mix of cameras using software like DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera by Breeze System, Smart Shooter by Kuvacode and Xangle by Eric Pare.
The ESPER TriggerBox would be suitable for triggering multi-camera setups. Up to 6 cameras can be triggered per box and multiple units can be linked together to trigger larger number of cameras like 3d ...
This depends on your camera but the term you are looking for is tethered shooting but not all cameras support this and there are different software for those that do.
The cable is generally a Micro-USB to USB cable but that again depends on the camera. Some older models use proprietary cables with USB on one end and a special connector for the camera.
It seems to me you have an X-Y problem here. The actual issue you're trying to solve is "how can I tell if my product photography is sharp", but you've jumped straight to the solution of "view it on a laptop".
It seems to me the best solution here is "get better at telling on your camera if the photo is sharp enough or not". How sharp it needs to be is ...
You can install a tethering app (Canon's EOS Utility included with your camera's software disc and free update downloads available from Canon is one such app) on anything that will run the correct OS. A small tablet or netbook running Windows, for instance, will let you connect the camera via a USB connection. Any Apple device that runs Mac OS X (...
If you only need standard definition output, cheap capture cards can be readily had for under $50 including a double RCA cable and a jack to RCA converter.
An HDMI-based solution will be obviously more expensive, but they're almost equally available on the market.
According to the Aperture camera compatibility list you should be able to shoot tethered with the original Canon 5D with Aperture 3.0.3 and higher. The camera should be set to PC Connect communication mode. On page 123 of the manual it is explained how to set the communication mode of the Canon 5D.
D3100 cannot support the feature that you want to implement, but the new Nikon D3200 has change the image of the D3xxx series. with the help of WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can connect it to the DSLR, to automatically send your images to your Smart phone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from D3200 and D5200. I'm not sure if it ...
Someone did this by putting a Raspberry pi into a 5Dmk2 battery grip, details here : http://www.davidhunt.ie/?p=2641
He uses gphoto on the Raspberry pi, according to gphoto's web site support of the original 5D is "Experimental" - so you can't know if this will work or not without trying.
Canon also provide SDK. Only the following cameras are supported in 2.13 (July 11, 2013):
EOS-1D C / EOS 6D / EOS M
EOS-1D X / 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV
EOS 40D / 50D / 5D Mark II / 5D Mark III / 7D / 60D / 60Da
EOS Rebel XSi / 450D
EOS Rebel XS / 1000D
EOS Rebel T1i / 500D
EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
EOS Rebel T3i / 600D
EOS Rebel T4i / 650D
As far as I know, there's no Firewire-USB adapters available. Emulating Firewire over USB is quite difficult, as technology is so different.
In USB, there's no guaranteed bandwidth available.
In Firewire, there is (which is really important for streaming video)
Firewire allows DMA (Direct Memory Access), while USB does not. That means special driver ...