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Choosing a card

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Another option for tethering is to go truly wi-fi.

Choosing a card

Another option for tethering is to go truly wi-fi. And, even if your camera doesn't have built-in wi-fi or a wi-fi adapter available, you can often get SD memory cards, like this one, that will actually give you a wireless connection. Now, there are lots of different cards out there, and I just want to walk you through some of the features to consider. First up, you need to decide if you want it to work with wi-fi, allowing you to connect directly to it and pair with a mobile device that has its own data connection. Or do you actually want to invest and get a card that has built in cellular capabilities.

You actually heard me right, you can get cards that have their own dedicated data connections so you can truly upload anywhere in the word, as long as you can get a cell signal. You also have to look at the speed of the cards. Many of the cards are a bit slower, and their size capacity often isn't as high as a traditional SD card. Because in this case we actually have wi-fi capabilities built in, and we have some other software that's riding on top of the card. So this really is a specialty item. But you can get these typically in configurations up to 32 or even 64 gigabytes.

And I am seeing them more and more with faster card speeds. So, let me break it down. When you're considering a wireless card, decide, what is the connection? Wi-fi or cellular, or both? You also need to decide capacity as well as speed of the card. And specifically look that your device is supported. Some wi-fi cards have mobile apps available that only work on certain platforms, like iPhone and Android, or Windows Phone. But maybe not all three. You're also going to find that some of them have desktop client software, where others are purely mobile.

So, make sure you dig in. And even within a brand from a manufacturer, there are often subtle variations between models and versions that are out there. So be sure to explore, fully, what the choices are, before you make a purchase.

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

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Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. What this course covers
      41s
    2. What you should know before watching
      1m 24s
  2. 9m 56s
    1. An overview of tethered shooting
      3m 17s
    2. The benefits of tethered shooting
      5m 23s
    3. The drawbacks of tethered shooting
      1m 16s
  3. 7m 49s
    1. Why are you tethering?
      1m 58s
    2. Creating a stable platform
      3m 51s
    3. Quick-release mounting for handheld shooting
      2m 0s
  4. 13m 14s
    1. Connection options
      4m 9s
    2. Securing the cable to the camera
      4m 44s
    3. Using tethered live view
      3m 3s
    4. File management for tethered shooting
      1m 18s
  5. 13m 32s
    1. Using a table for tethering
      1m 58s
    2. Using a dedicated tether table
      2m 17s
    3. Selecting a stand or tripod
      3m 4s
    4. Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable
      1m 49s
    5. Connecting the camera to a monitor with an HDMI cable
      1m 58s
    6. Keeping cables safe
      2m 26s
  6. 36m 3s
    1. Introduction to software
      46s
    2. Tethering with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
      8m 34s
    3. Tethering with Apple Aperture
      5m 28s
    4. Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software
      4m 59s
    5. Tethering with Phase One Capture One Pro
      9m 21s
    6. Tethering with Sofortbild
      4m 46s
    7. Keeping data mirrored on two devices
      2m 9s
  7. 11m 19s
    1. Choosing a card
      1m 54s
    2. Pairing the card to a mobile device
      3m 15s
    3. Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter
      6m 10s
  8. 32m 45s
    1. What is the CamRanger?
      1m 27s
    2. Creating a CamRanger network
      1m 10s
    3. Connecting the CamRanger
      1m 24s
    4. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger on a laptop
      4m 25s
    5. Pairing the CamRanger to a mobile device
      58s
    6. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger app on a mobile device
      2m 49s
    7. Shooting HDR with the CamRanger
      8m 28s
    8. Focus stacking with the CamRanger
      5m 35s
    9. Shooting time lapse with the CamRanger
      6m 29s
  9. 9m 6s
    1. Shooting with a GoPro
      1m 15s
    2. Setting up the GoPro
      2m 40s
    3. Tethering with a GoPro
      5m 11s
  10. 41s
    1. Wrapping up
      41s

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