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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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Now, you need to put that table somewhere, and the good news is, is you probably have some production equipment that's well suited. You could take a standard tripod, and if you need something that's ultra portable, this is going to work well. You've got a thread mount here that usually the tripod head connects to. Well, there's a hole right here on the bottom that does the exact same thing. And I can just line that up. Put that onto the tripod itself here, there we go. And with a couple of quick spins that goes right down and it's going to work. Now that's fine and if I needed a portable solution I'd go that route but it's not the most solid piece of equipment I have.
So let's pull that out and instead Imma take advantage of a classic C stand. Now a C stand is a pretty heavy piece of equipment with really solid legs on the bottom. This is designed not to tip over. It's heavy. It's solid. It's got a wide base and you don't have to worry about it coming undone. So you see there, that's really solid. And I've got the thread here so I could just drop that right on. There we go. And I'll tighten that down a bit, looks good.
Turn that, and it's really solid. Now, what I'm doing here is I put the lid at the back. So as I push onto the laptop, it's going to have something to keep it from getting pushed over the edge. Really solid platform here. Things are tightened down. But remember, with a C-stand, you can easily adjust that to the height that you need. Just don't go any higher than you need to, because the higher off the ground it is, the more likely it is to fall. Let me grab a laptop. Drop that in. That's looking pretty good. And let's just take the strap out and take that across.
Now the nice thing is, is the strap's really small, so it's designed to fit above the keys and not actually interfere. Depending upon on the thickness of your laptop, you may have to adjust things a bit. But it's an elastic strap with a little bit of give. That looks good. Take it across. There we go. And then give a little tug to just secure that. Now, that's designed to keep it from accidentally slipping off. So you bump the back, it doesn't go flying, It gets tilted, it pulls it right back down. So you see, it's pretty secure. Between the lip at the back and everything else, this is really solid.
I don't recommend you try to tip it over, but the good news is, is that this whole system is designed to hold the laptop in place and minimize the chance of anything falling over. Now that we've got it connected, I can place it on set into a convenient spot. I'm going to set it a little bit over to the side here so it doesn't actually get in my way, but I could work. That's going to be about right. And what we're going to do from this point is just go ahead and connect up our cables. I've got both USB and HDMI, which is going to allow me control and additional monitoring options on set.
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