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Best "live view" tethering software?

 
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Jul 12, 2017 05:48 |  #1

I'm looking to hook up "live view" tethering with my Canon 7D mk II. Any software you suggest? I think Lightroom only shows the resulting image. I would like to use my laptop to check focus, etc... before the shot is taken.

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Jul 12, 2017 06:04 |  #2

Canon's EOS utility. It came with the camera.


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Jul 12, 2017 23:16 |  #3

Best overall solution is Capture One Pro 10. I was shocked how much better it works for basic tethering compared to Lightroom and, of course, COP10 will show you live view while LR won't. Barring that, I've been pleased with qDSLRDashboard given that it's free.




  
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Jul 13, 2017 16:34 |  #4

williaty wrote in post #18400828 (external link)
Best overall solution is Capture One Pro 10. I was shocked how much better it works for basic tethering compared to Lightroom and, of course, COP10 will show you live view while LR won't. Barring that, I've been pleased with qDSLRDashboard given that it's free.

Do you use COP as a LR alternative or do you use both with your workflow?


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Jul 13, 2017 17:10 |  #5

WebDevGuy wrote in post #18401346 (external link)
Do you use COP as a LR alternative or do you use both with your workflow?

So far, I use COP for tethering only and then dump the resulting files through FastRAWVviewer and then import them into Lightroom. There's a good chance some of this is because I don't really know how to use COP for anything other than tethering yet. A large number of people do seem to prefer doing their RAW processing in COP but the asset management capabilities of COP seem to be really lacking compared to LR so it's hard to imagine not using LR for at least catalog managment.




  
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Jul 13, 2017 17:38 as a reply to  @ williaty's post |  #6

Capture One has processing software built into it. Some say it is the best RAW processing software you can buy. I typically don't post process
with it but do make small adjustments often when I am shooting.


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Jul 16, 2017 21:35 |  #7

Chiefy wrote in post #18401383 (external link)
Capture One has processing software built into it. Some say it is the best RAW processing software you can buy. I typically don't post process
with it but do make small adjustments often when I am shooting.

I downloaded the Capture One demo for live view tethering. I can't seem to change any of the flash settings (ETTL/Manual, +/-, groups, etc). Is this possible?


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WebDevGuy wrote in post #18403707 (external link)
I downloaded the Capture One demo for live view tethering. I can't seem to change any of the flash settings (ETTL/Manual, +/-, groups, etc). Is this possible?

C1P Can only access the camera settings that the camera manufacturer enables for remote access. So if your camera maker chose to disallow remote changing of the flash settings on your camera model, C1P won't be able to touch them. C1P is aggressive about implementing every single thing the manufacturer allows them to.




  
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Jul 18, 2017 03:11 |  #9

williaty wrote in post #18404599 (external link)
C1P Can only access the camera settings that the camera manufacturer enables for remote access. So if your camera maker chose to disallow remote changing of the flash settings on your camera model, C1P won't be able to touch them. C1P is aggressive about implementing every single thing the manufacturer allows them to.

Thanks. Nice point. Since Canon EOS Utility can do live view and flash settings, etc... I'm thinking that they should work on C1P. Maybe I'm overlooking it? Hmmm....


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