Live view is only available in our Professional Editions but it can be tested in our Demo or Standard Edition.
To get live view working:
- Make sure your camera is supported. Check Supported Cameras for compatibility.
- Under Settings, Display, set Time Before First and other Photos greater than 3 seconds. This gives enough time for live view to display
- Under Settings, Shooting, Live View, Check the option for Enable Live View.
- A live video preview appears after you press the touch screen or trigger using the keyboard shortcut.
When using a flash, some Canon and Nikon cameras display a very dark picture during live view as these cameras do not account for the flash firing and instead are displaying the wrong exposure.
The solution is to go to your camera’s settings and turn off exposure simulation and that will give you a properly exposed live view video feed. Canon 40D and higher have this feature. Canon T6i and less do not have this feature.
When using an older or lower model Canon camera that does not have that option and using our Windows software, go to Settings, Camera, and Check Canon Auto Exposure.
Note: Exposure simulation cannot be adjusted in certain Canon cameras when using an external strobe or flash.
The majority of Nikon cameras will auto adjust the exposure during live view automatically.
On some Nikon camera models such as the Nikon D3200, D5200, D5300, D5500, and D7000, make sure to go to the Shooting Menu > Movie Settings > and set Manual Movie Settings = OFF.
Lower end Nikon cameras do not have that feature and at the present time, there's no workaround to get good exposure on your liveview if you're using a flash.