Thread: camera to pc sync
09-21-2011, 10:03 AM #1
camera to pc sync
A while ago I was watching something on TV and there was a photographer doing a shoot and as soon as he took a photo it would appear on his laptop
I was just wondering what you need to do this, do I need a cable or is it a wireless thing?
I would be wanting to do with a canon 30D
Is it possible or does it needs to be a higher end camera?
Thanks in advance
09-21-2011, 10:20 AM #2
You can do this with a program called Tether Pro and also the Tether Camera tool in Lightroom 3.
09-21-2011, 10:35 AM #3
The camera will have been attached via a USB cable.. I read somewhere about someone connecting something like this to their camera and using live view on their computer to control the camera.. Unforturtunately they won't send it to Switzerland, so I never got the chance to try it.
09-21-2011, 10:40 AM #4
09-21-2011, 10:44 AM #5
The eye-fi memory cards might do it. I've never used one but they say they upload instantly to your computer.Canon T1i w/ kit EFS 18-55 lens; Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II; Quantaray 70-300 f/4-5.6
09-21-2011, 10:48 AM #6
im using photoshop cs5 am i right to assume if the feature is in lightroom is will be on cs5?
09-21-2011, 11:01 AM #7
09-21-2011, 02:25 PM #8
To my knowledge, Photoshop does not do tethering.
More broadly, though, Lightroom is not a subset of Photoshop. There's a reason that many people own both.
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I see the OP is using a Canon but for those that wish to do this with a Nikon you can use Nikon Camera Control software. On my D300 I just have to change from Mass Storage setting in my settings > USB and all I do is plug in the usb from camera to laptop and camera control will open up. I can then shoot while the photos will open up automatically in Nikon ViewNX. I can also change a lot of settings on my camera from my laptop as I shoot.
09-21-2011, 05:08 PM #10
Which camera do you have? You can do tethered shooting with a 500D and 550D etc. If you have Sony then you can't until you get up to the a7xx range.
I shoot tethered with my 500D and I use Eye-Fi with my Sony a580 :P It is very useful but the eye-fi cards can be very tweaky. The last shoot I did I had to put the camera next to the laptop for it to be in range :P Oh and RAW will take forever!
When I shoot eyefi its a case of I shoot the client, they walk to the laptop, say yes, my colleague takes £10 and clicks print. Thus, I shoot JPEG for those instances because RAW would just take too long.