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Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software

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Video: Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software

Let's take a look at Canon's capture solution, which Once I trigger that, it opens up a new window.

Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software

Let's take a look at Canon's capture solution, which is available to anybody who purchases a Canon camera. Now, for Nikon users, the Nikon solution costs extra. And I think it's a bit expensive, plus it hasn't been updated in a really long time. So, I've swapped to a Canon body just to show you the Canon solution. For Nikon users, I'm going to have some ideas for you in just a second. I'm go ahead and launch Canon software. And what you're going to do is decide what you want to do when you launch it. I'm going to use Ctrl + camera here and do camera settings in remote shooting.

Once I trigger that, it opens up a new window. You can click Preferences here to make a few adjustments. And this lets you say what sort of format is going to transfer. Do you want the RAWs, the JPEGs, et cetera? If this is unchecked and you're shooting RAW plus JPEG, both the RAW and the JPEG transfer. Otherwise, if you are shooting RAW or JPEG, just those transfer, or in this mode, just the JPEG files. Now, we've got the ability here to automatically control things a bit, and you note that there's other settings.

So for example, when I launch it, I'm going to show the main window to choose which task I want. If you only want to go to remote capture, you could set it for that. Next, you could choose where they go. So let's browse and select an external drive. There we go. And note we can actually tell it what to do. I could tell it how to arrange them. Year, month, date. And it's going to name that folder with today's shoot. File name, I can also modify the file names if I want. So note, we can go ahead and put the shooting date plus a number.

Or, do a prefix plus a number. There we go. And you see what it's going to do there with the naming. I've already set the images to pull down, not to download any additional images There's our remote shooting. I can tell it which software to send the images to. You can use other Cannon software to connect. And that's looking good, so let's click OK. Let's go ahead and take a test shot. Now, the shot's pretty good, but the whole idea here is the ability to actually control the camera. Because I'm using Cannon software for my Cannon camera, you would think the two could actually talk, and the good news is, they can.

So I can come in here and actually adjust. I know my shutter speed should be 250 up here. And I'm going to stop down just a little bit. Let's try that. Little too low. There we go. Not too bad. Let's adjust the ISO just a bit. And I can see the images commit. You'll actually notice that if you have other controls, like if I was using a regular speed light, I could actually control it here if it was connected. Now in this case, I'm not using speed lights. I've got strobe so it's not going to work, but you get the idea. You also can make some basic adjustments here for things like copyright and extra information.

In this case, I invoke to test shoot. This allows me to actually look at the image and temporarily store it. That's looking pretty good. I'll go ahead and close that. Let's change the format here to RAW. And I'm going to go with a different metering type. Go a little more center weighted. You see here, what's nice is that you really can control the camera. Now different camera bodies are going to have different levels of support, with how much you can do. And some of the newer cameras get even more flexible. But I really like how Canon has partnered with the hardware side and the software side, to make sure that you can actually control the camera.

So instead of having to run back and forth from the camera to the computer, I can make those refinements to the camera settings without having to dig into the menu or possibly bump the camera. And it's this level of integration which is really nice that you get that precise control, without having to just constantly run back and forth from camera to computer. Now, let's take a look at some third party solutions, in case, you're not shooting Cannon, or you'd like some, even, additional options

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

41 video lessons · 5542 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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