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Offline jscowsert

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Tethering
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:58:40 PM »
Would love to see tethering added to PM soon.  Both via cable and wi-fi.  Since about every camera made nowadays has wi-fi built in or the ability to tether with a cable, it would speed the workflow up considerably to us sports/event photographers. 

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Re: Tethering
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:09:31 AM »
Since posting this I actually found a work around that works great...At least on the Canon 5Dmk4.  Connect the camera wi-fi through the Canon EOS Utility 3 as you would normally do, then with PM's live ingest point the folder to monitor the folder that the remote capture in EOS Utility copies the images to.  At first Canon's DPP will open and you can either minimize that screen or in the utilities preferences and you can change it not to link to DPP.  PM live ingest will monitor the folder that the EOS captures the images inside and will update as images come in. This also works great in the live slideshow mode in PM also.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 11:56:52 AM by jscowsert »

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Re: Tethering
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »
Are the files written only to your computer or does a copy also exist on the memory card in the camera?
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Re: Tethering
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 04:20:14 PM »
...with PM's live ingest point the folder to monitor the folder that the remote capture in EOS Utility copies the images to...

This is pretty much what we do at big sports events with hardwired cameras. Except instead of EOS Utility everyone uses the FTP function built into the cameras. The photographers on the field transfer selects from the camera via FTP to a remote editor who has Photo Mechanic setup to monitor the FTP folder where the images appear.

It works great. During baseball playoffs last year my editor wasn't even at the stadium and was remote editing from home!
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