Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

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tedwill48167 Contributing Member • Posts: 810
Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

Hello.

I'm looking for suggestions for a cable to connect my 7D Mark II to my new Macbook with USB-C connectors only.  I'm having a hard time finding the Mini HDMI to USB-C connectors.

Thanks!

-Ted

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Boomanbb
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Re: Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook
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You cannot directly connect your hdmi to a computer without going thru a hdmi capture device

You can connect the camera via usb 3.0 for tethering purposes.

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S Castle
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Re: Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

Boomanbb wrote:

You cannot directly connect your hdmi to a computer without going thru a hdmi capture device

You can connect the camera via usb 3.0 for tethering purposes.

Yeah, I wondered if he just mistyped, and meant USB instead of HDMI. Or as you say, perhaps he is misinformed.

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Re: Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

scastle wrote:

Boomanbb wrote:

You cannot directly connect your hdmi to a computer without going thru a hdmi capture device

You can connect the camera via usb 3.0 for tethering purposes.

Yeah, I wondered if he just mistyped, and meant USB instead of HDMI. Or as you say, perhaps he is misinformed.

I did mistype.  Thanks for catching that.  What tether works best?  I have had a hard time finding one.

Thanks!

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Boomanbb
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Re: Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

I picked up a 6' right angle usb cord for my 7DMKII on Amazon, make sure you get the correct right angle so that the cord hangs down. I am using the usb a connection on my laptop. If I wanted to use the usb c connection I would get something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Type-C-Micro-USB-C/dp/B00UUBQ710

Also, since you have a macbook you are likely to have an iPad. Are you aware that the app Cascable has wired tethering to your camera? It works like a dream and I much prefer it to tethering to a laptop. You can control camera functions, add cool new things like bracketing, intervalometer, download raw from the camera, etc.

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OP tedwill48167 Contributing Member • Posts: 810
Re: Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

Boomanbb wrote:

I picked up a 6' right angle usb cord for my 7DMKII on Amazon, make sure you get the correct right angle so that the cord hangs down. I am using the usb a connection on my laptop. If I wanted to use the usb c connection I would get something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Type-C-Micro-USB-C/dp/B00UUBQ710

Also, since you have a macbook you are likely to have an iPad. Are you aware that the app Cascable has wired tethering to your camera? It works like a dream and I much prefer it to tethering to a laptop. You can control camera functions, add cool new things like bracketing, intervalometer, download raw from the camera, etc.

This is very helpful thank you. What was confusing to me was that the 7d Mark II's manual indicates that the out connector is "HDMI Mini", but in this case, I need the Micro USB to USB-C to connect to my MacBook.

I'll check out the iPad tethering app too.

Thanks!

-Ted

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OP tedwill48167 Contributing Member • Posts: 810
Re: Cable for 7D Mark II to Macbook

It worked like a charm!  Thanks for your help!

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