Wanting to view 80D images on PC in real time

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Mascott Junior Member • Posts: 26
Wanting to view 80D images on PC in real time

I am trying to view images on PC as I take them, because the LCD screen on my camera is much brighter and generally looks different to PC.

I have tried EOS Utility app, but it's temperamental and does little more than allow me to download images without removing the card.

Can anyone recommend a simple method to view images as they're being taken? One that allows for zooming to check focus? Thanks

Canon EOS 80D
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Mascott wrote:

I am trying to view images on PC as I take them, because the LCD screen on my camera is much brighter and generally looks different to PC.

I have tried EOS Utility app, but it's temperamental and does little more than allow me to download images without removing the card.

Can anyone recommend a simple method to view images as they're being taken? One that allows for zooming to check focus? Thanks

You want a wired solution, WIFI options are not real time. I have tried tethering with Lightroom but it can get flaky sometimes. The best option would be if you had an iPad. Cascable has wired tethering and it works very well. You can zoom in to check focus, control camera functions, import raw files and lots of other stuff.

If that doesn't work for you, consider an HDMI capture dongle or card.

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Ray UK Contributing Member • Posts: 797
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EOS utilty will do this perfectly if you connect the camera to the PC with a USB cable, it gives you access to all camera controls and allows real time monitoring, forget the wi-fi connection it won't help you at all.

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Ray UK wrote:

EOS utilty will do this perfectly if you connect the camera to the PC with a USB cable, it gives you access to all camera controls and allows real time monitoring, forget the wi-fi connection it won't help you at all.

I have a 70D, and if the 80D and 90D WiFi is the same then yes, it is essentially crippled, probably because the processor in the camera is just not up to it. Using the USB cable is not terrifically fast but it's bearable.

I have experimented with using the EOS Utility, Lr, and Capture 1 for this. Of these, C1 worked the best and Lr the worst (but that was with 5.7.1 - maybe it's better now). The EOS Utility is, um, OK. I shoot raw, so the xfer is slow anyway.

If only the 90D had been made to use USB3. But no...

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OP Mascott Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: Wanting to view 80D images on PC in real time

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Is it possible to connect using HDMI cable?

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Mascott wrote:

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Is it possible to connect using HDMI cable?

Yes, with the proper cable you can go direct and in real time to an hdmi monitor. I did that in my studio with a 50 inch display.

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OP Mascott Junior Member • Posts: 26
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Boomanbb wrote:

Mascott wrote:

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Is it possible to connect using HDMI cable?

Yes, with the proper cable you can go direct and in real time to an hdmi monitor. I did that in my studio with a 50 inch display.

Thanks, I have a HDMI cable, but am having no luck connecting it to the PC

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Mascott wrote:

Boomanbb wrote:

Mascott wrote:

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Is it possible to connect using HDMI cable?

Yes, with the proper cable you can go direct and in real time to an hdmi monitor. I did that in my studio with a 50 inch display.

Thanks, I have a HDMI cable, but am having no luck connecting it to the PC

Ok, let’s get this straight. You can only connect that hdmi cable to either a hdmi monitor or a hdmi capture card or dongle. You cannot connect it to a pc.

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scastle wrote:

Ray UK wrote:

EOS utilty will do this perfectly if you connect the camera to the PC with a USB cable, it gives you access to all camera controls and allows real time monitoring, forget the wi-fi connection it won't help you at all.

I have a 70D, and if the 80D and 90D WiFi is the same then yes, it is essentially crippled, probably because the processor in the camera is just not up to it. Using the USB cable is not terrifically fast but it's bearable.

I have experimented with using the EOS Utility, Lr, and Capture 1 for this. Of these, C1 worked the best and Lr the worst (but that was with 5.7.1 - maybe it's better now). The EOS Utility is, um, OK. I shoot raw, so the xfer is slow anyway.

If only the 90D had been made to use USB3. But no...

Well, the 7D2 has a USB3 port, but does less than 10MB/s delivering images to the computer, tethered, so just having USB3 alone isn't enough, if the rest of the chain is not up to it.

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once the image is taken it no longer real time..its the past (nt)
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