Thread: Instant Pics on Computer Screen
03-18-2010, 08:37 PM #1I'm new here!
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Instant Pics on Computer Screen
I have been looking at shows that use alot of fashion photography... like "America Next Top Model" and I noticed that when the photographers take pictures they appear almost instataneuosly on a computer/lcd screen.... Can anyone tell me what equipment they use to achive this ?
Thanks in advance
03-18-2010, 09:23 PM #2
You basically need software to tether your camera to your computer. Apparently the Canon DSLRs come with this software, for Nikon you can use something like Camera Control Pro, or you can use Aperture (version 2 onwards) or Lightroom with an additional plugin. Some cameras let you do this wirelessly, others you'll need a USB cable or even possibly you can use an EyeFi card. Sorry for the vague answer, but it depends a lot on what you're using already, what you'll need to accomplish it.Nikon D90 | Sony NEX-3
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03-18-2010, 09:25 PM #3
I'm not sure what they use. I use a program called DSLR remote pro. I lets me hook my camera to my laptop and I can control most of my camera settings from my laptop. I can even use live view with my XSi and once I release the shutter the image is displayed on my computer screen. The program is by Breeze Systems and I use the windows version but I think they have a Mac version also.My camera, some lenses, and other stuff
03-18-2010, 09:41 PM #4
Canons do come with the software, but you do have to use a USB cable.Scott
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03-21-2010, 03:43 AM #5
at work we use 16ft heavy duty usb cables. If you go with this option, it's important to figure out some way to secure the usb cord to the tripod near the camera. One of the problems we ran in to early on, was an issue where the torsional stresses from moving the camera around could cause the solder connection on the camera port to disconnect from the board. This did not interfere with most functions, but it completely disabled the tethered transfer feature.