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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 ...


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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: ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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. EDIT: Some of the free app's options are as follows: Simple cable release Press and hold Press and lock Timed release Timelapse TimeWarp (time lapse + acceleration) DistnaceLapse (...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The feature you're looking for is known as "tethering." There is a lot of software support for tethered shooting, including Canon's own EOS utility and others.


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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


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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i used Digicam Control on my Nikon D3200 and it works ! by the way, it works for Nikon D3100 too. You can see supported camera for Digicam Control here


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You can use Smart-Shooter and write a custom script using their API. It looks pretty easy.


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Ok - I found a simple answer - I just need to press the Play button to reactivate the monitor.


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Beside EOS Utility there are other free alternatives with improved preview possibility like digiCamControl for Windows or Sofortbild for Mac In Tether Tools site there is a comprehensive list of available tether software.


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The general term for what you're trying to do is called tethering. The D750 supports tethering quite well. You can remotely set exposure settings, engage autofocus, trigger the shutter and/or start video recording, as well as preview and transfer images. Note that video production usually relies on manual (perhaps motorized) focus control, via a focus ...


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Is Nikon D3200 compatible with external monitor? Not while recording using Nikon's, Adobe's, or any other applications that use Nikon's SDK. Not even while using applications, such as digiCamControl, that allow controlling Nikon D3x00 series cameras via tethering but don't give a Live View image on an external monitor. Also if not how do I make sure ...


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Reading Entangle's man page, it doesn't appear there are any command line options to control the camera and/or capture images. Note that the bottom of Entangle's man page suggests to see also gphoto2, which is a fairly full-featured command line interface to interact with and control the camera. gphoto2's man page gives the following example usage: ...


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It's difficult to say 100% for sure (absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence, after all), but apparently no, the SX520HS does not support tethering. It doesn't show up in any list of cameras that TetherTools has solutions/support for. While they aren't exhaustive of all cameras that support tethering, their list is very broad. This Reddit ...


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There are two distinct versions of Canon's EOS Utility. Cameras older than around 2012-14 use EOS Utility 2.x.xx, while cameras since that time use EOS Utility 3.x.xx. EOS cameras released in the period around 2012-14 are compatible with either version. Both versions can be installed simultaneously on the same computer. If a camera from the "overlap&...


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Panasonic have a Mac/Win tethering solution - https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_lumixtether.html idk whether it would satisfy your need, but as the images would be straight to your Mac, presumably you could sort by date so your last image is at the top then use Finder to rename.


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The DSLR-A550 can not be controlled from the PC. You can use some wireless remote control units and a HDMI cable to connect to an external monitor, but changing camera settings is not possible via a remote.


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Generally, if your camera has an HDMI output, then it will display the photos on the TV that it is plugged in to, but I'm not sure what you mean by USB HDMI cable? USB and HDMI are not the same, there is a technology called MHL that allows HDMI to be output over the same physical port as USB if it has special hardware, however the D600 doesn't have this, it ...


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