Tethering to a computer

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jfh307
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Tethering to a computer
Jul 23, 2010

Is there an Alpha model that can be tethered to a laptop in a studio setting to use the monitor while taking a picture as opposed to the LCD or the viewfinder?

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In reply to jfh307, Jul 23, 2010

The 700, 850 900.

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In reply to steelhead3, Aug 13, 2010

Try out those three cameras with Lightroom.

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In reply to jfh307, Aug 13, 2010

I know with the A550, you can tether to a TV with a HDMI cable, in that you can see a live image of the camera's LCD screen on the TV (display information included if you have them set to display on the camera). I assume the same is true for any other model that has a HDMI port. Might be an option if you have one of the newer models, but not the higher end ones that can tether to a PC.

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In reply to steelhead3, Aug 13, 2010

steelhead3 wrote:

The 700, 850 900.

Yes, those models can tether to a laptop for camera control, image storage, time-lapse shooting, etc. Since they don't have live view, AFAIK, you can't use the laptop to replace the lcd screen or viewfinder for framing a shot as the OP asked.
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In reply to zd1, Aug 13, 2010

A700 tethering using lightroom 3 in Mac OS X?

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In reply to nbercasio, Aug 13, 2010

Is it allowable to discuss tehered shooting in this forum?
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In reply to nbercasio, Aug 13, 2010

Adobe says LR3 only supports selected cameras from C&N, no Sony.

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In reply to Kilrah, Aug 14, 2010

Kilrah wrote:

Adobe says LR3 only supports selected cameras from C&N, no Sony.

You can shoot tethered with LR3 using Sony Remote Control software and it works very well.

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In reply to Kilrah, Aug 14, 2010

@Kilrah - while true that SONY isn't currently support by LR3 for tethered shooting, LR3 might be able to do it in the FUTURE. Presumably, SONY doesn't have a SDK that was readily available to ADOBE, so IF/WHEN that happens... ADOBE should be able to support this via LR3...

In the meanwhile A700/A850/A900 users still have the luxury to use SONY's software and display pics via HDMI as well...

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Adobe says LR3 only supports selected cameras from C&N, no Sony.

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In reply to jfh307, Aug 14, 2010

jfh307 wrote:

Is there an Alpha model that can be tethered to a laptop in a studio setting to use the monitor while taking a picture as opposed to the LCD or the viewfinder?

Yes you can with a700/850/900.

But it is indirect tethering, which means you need of using Sony capture software and an hot folder to port it to a software of your liking.

I have worked for 3 years with LR, C1 and tried Aperture and the original Sony software.

The fastest from click to screen is Sony software but the less intuitive and practical about 3 sec on the a900.
Second fastest and best solution, because of the interface is C1. 5 secs.
Third is Aperture with 6/7 seconds and last Lightroom with 15 seconds.

With the a700 you can halve the download times, since the files are smaller.

It depend on your work flow, but you have plenty of options for shooting tethered.

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In reply to Mike Fewster, Aug 14, 2010

Yes Mike because if you read the title of the forum and note what kind of cameras we are talking about

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In reply to Gionni Dorelli, Aug 14, 2010

I use it all the time in LR3 (indirectly)
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