I want people to see what I see...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Rick Altman, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Rick Altman

    Rick Altman Guest

    I will be conducting a workshop on digital photography in about two
    weeks, in which many dozen people will be listening to me and watching
    me take photos. Death by boredom, I know...

    Here is my question: This presentation would be so much more vital if
    I could somehow connect my camera via firewire, s-video, or USB to my
    computer and run software that could immediately display the image in
    my camera's LCD.

    Is this possible? I know that I can connect a digital camcorder to
    video production software via firewire; can the same be done with a
    still digital camera? And if so, what would I need to accomplish this?
    I would be using a Nikon Coolpix 4500 and a Canon EOS Digital Rebel.
    Thanks...
     
    Rick Altman, Oct 3, 2003
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    You don't say what camera you're using. Canon provides software that does
    this with the EOS 10D.
     
    PTRAVEL, Oct 3, 2003
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    Cherokee-LTD Guest

    : You don't say what camera you're using. Canon provides software that does
    : this with the EOS 10D.

    I have a feeling he is intending to use the Nikon Coolpix 4500 and a Canon
    EOS Digital Rebel.
    -Brian



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    : : > I will be conducting a workshop on digital photography in about two
    : > weeks, in which many dozen people will be listening to me and watching
    : > me take photos. Death by boredom, I know...
    : >
    : > Here is my question: This presentation would be so much more vital if
    : > I could somehow connect my camera via firewire, s-video, or USB to my
    : > computer and run software that could immediately display the image in
    : > my camera's LCD.
    : >
    : > Is this possible? I know that I can connect a digital camcorder to
    : > video production software via firewire; can the same be done with a
    : > still digital camera? And if so, what would I need to accomplish this?
    : > I would be using a Nikon Coolpix 4500 and a Canon EOS Digital Rebel.
    : > Thanks...
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    Cherokee-LTD, Oct 3, 2003
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    Rich Guest

    you could show exactly what you see on a TV if your cam has video out
    connector

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    Rich, Oct 3, 2003
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    Todd Walker Guest

    Perhaps this sentence threw you off:

    "I would be using a Nikon Coolpix 4500 and a Canon EOS Digital Rebel.
    Thanks..."


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    Todd Walker, Oct 3, 2003
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  6. Rick Altman

    Rick Altman Guest

    I'm using the EOS Digital Rebel -- do you know if there is software for
    that? And what should I look for in terms of cabling -- firewire? svideo?
    something else?
     
    Rick Altman, Oct 3, 2003
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    Rick Altman Guest

    Thank you -- how would I do that? What steps would I take and what equipment
    would I need to acquire?
     
    Rick Altman, Oct 3, 2003
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    I'm afraid I don't know much about the Rebel. The software provided with
    the 10D is called RemoteCapture and is on the disk provided with the camera.
    Did you get something similar with your Rebel?

    RemoteCapture communicates with the camera through a USB cable. It's
    actually a fairly versatile program -- you can take single exposures from
    the computer and store them either to the CF card in the camera or directly
    to disk (and, of course, the program will display what you've shot). You
    can also set it up for timer shots, and even do time lapse stills.
     
    PTRAVEL, Oct 3, 2003
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    Connect the camera to a television monitor via s-video or composite
    (assuming the Rebel has these outputs). Use the "Play" function on the
    camera to show what you've just shot.
     
    PTRAVEL, Oct 3, 2003
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  10. Canon EOS 300D Canon EOS 10D
     
    Mathias Schmid, Oct 4, 2003
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  11. god I hate this!! sorry about the early send :)

    According to dpreview.com, the EOS 300D hasn't got a "PC-synch terminal"
    (which I think is the thing we're looking for for hooking up the cam to a pc),
    while the EOS 10D does. The 600$ difference's gotta show in some aspects,
    I'm afraid.

    Hope I'm wrong! - Mathias
     
    Mathias Schmid, Oct 4, 2003
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  12. Nope. "PC synch terminal" refers to a connector for flash sync (in
    addition to any hotshoe, many cameras have a flash sync terminal).

    I suspect a camera like the G2 or G3 would be better than the 300D for
    this application. The G2 can both do live video output of the LCD
    preview (via a cable that comes with the camera), and live preview on a
    USB-connected PC via the remote capture software. The 300D does not
    provide a pre-exposure preview at all, so it wouldn't be able to do this.

    Dave
     
    Dave Martindale, Oct 4, 2003
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    Rick Altman Guest

    Thank you all for your help -- I have what I need...almost.

    Now I need a longer-length cable but am not sure which type of USB A/B cable
    to get. I think it's male on each side, but the one that conncts to the 300D
    is an unusual shape, not shown in any of the on-line cable catalogs. Can any
    300D owners tell me what type of USB cable to get (by category) to connect
    to a PC?



    Rick A.
     
    Rick Altman, Oct 4, 2003
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    Giorgis Guest

    Cant you get an extension uch like the ones that come with cheap flash card
    readers ?
    The side that connects to th e300D is prob proprieteray, the other side is
    standard and plugs into a PC

    G
     
    Giorgis, Oct 4, 2003
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    I don't know what the connector is called, but it's not proprietary. I have
    an identical cable that connects my Sony Clie PDA to my computer.
     
    PTRAVEL, Oct 4, 2003
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    Mark B. Guest

    There's no live video feed to capture from the Digital Rebel. All you can
    see is the image you've just shot.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Oct 4, 2003
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