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Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable

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Video: Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable

Alright. I'll take that in. There we go.

Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable

Alright. I'm ready to connect the camera to the computer. Now, we've already connected the USB end to the other side of the camera. And, remember, we used a jerk-stopper type cable here to take the tension off of the port and provide some protections. Let's take the other end and go directly into the computer. Your computer may vary, but you probably have at least one USB port on each side of the computer. And you can use those to create the tether. I'll take that in. There we go. And let's just reposition that on the side. That's good. Still secure.

But what I don't want is to have this cable dangling around, so I'm going to use the equivalent of a jerk stopper on this end. Now, you could just simply tie the cable off, use a rubber band, a piece of tape, anything work fines. But the jerk stopper is available as well. I've got one attached to the bottom of the table here. I'll just take that Set it in the groove. Slip that on. And slide it into place. There we go. And that provides a little bit of protection. This can easily be angled as well.

And what I've done is I've created a little bit of a loop there. So I've got some slack. With the USB port, you want to be as secure as possible, and you want to make sure that the cable is long enough. So as I turn this back and put it into position, you notice we've got plenty of slack, which is great. What you don't want to have happen is to have tension between the camera and he computer. So I got a lotta extra cable here. We'll address that cable in a second. But the good news is, is that I'm not dealing with any tension, and everything is perfectly secure as far as the USB cable goes.

Let's take advantage of the HDMI port now and actually connect to a monitor or a television set.

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

41 video lessons · 5325 viewers

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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