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Connecting a computer to your DSLR camera opens up a brand-new world of opportunities in image making. You can gain greater control over your in-camera adjustments and get a more accurate picture of your lighting and setup. In this course, Rich Harrington introduces the tethered shooting workflow and shows how to connect your camera to a computer, an external monitor, and even an iPad or mobile device. He'll review the shooting environment, building the tethered station, software solutions for tethering, and wireless shooting with a CamRanger or GoPro camera. These techniques work well both in the studio and in the field, so you'll be prepared for all tethered shooting scenarios.
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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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