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Connecting to cameras other than Canon + Nikon

DSLRBooth has built in support to connect directly to the majority of Canon, Nikon DSLR, and Sony (Windows only) cameras built over the last few years. In the event  your camera is not supported and, there’s hope yet using these steps.

  1. Open up dslrbooth, go to Settings, Shooting, uncheck Auto Trigger Camera
  2. Note the following hot folder directory where the JPG photos need to be sent so they get processed:
    Windows: Settings, General, Directories, Data Directory.
    Mac: Settings, General, Hot Folder. By default the hot folder is: User\Pictures\dslrBooth\hot_folder
  3. Connect your camera using a USB cable.
  4. Open up the software that came with your camera and set up your camera to tether to your laptop and download pictures to the the folder noted in #1 above. Alternatively, you can try and see if your camera manufacturer has tethering software for your camera. If so, you can use that software instead to connect to your camera and download the pictures.
    * Canon Cameras: If you shoot using a Canon camera that does not have built-in support, you’re in luck as Canon provides the EOS Utility as free software for hooking up your camera to your laptop. Follow these directions to setup your camera with the laptop. You can find the EOS Utility software on the CD that came with the camera. All you need to do is setup the Destination Folder to be the same folder in dslrBooth as in step 1 above.
    * Pentax Cameras: Pentax users can use the third party free software PK_Tether or Pentax Remote Assistant. All you need to do is setup the Destination Folder to be the same folder in step 1.
    * Sony Cameras: Sony users who have cameras compatible with Remote Camera Control can use this software to download their pictures. Our windows software already has support for many Sony cameras over wifi-fi
    * Eye-fi Card: Setup your eye-fi card to download to your computer to dslrBooth’s Data Folder.
  5. dslrbooth will now read the images as they get added in that directory and process those pictures.

 Limitations

  • When using 3rd party software, dslrBooth will not be able to communicate directly to your camera and the following functionality will not work: Live View, Triggering camera after count down, Triggering camera by pressing the camera button the screen. You will be able to trigger the camera using the shutter button or using a camera remote.
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    shuthichi

    Hi,

    why don't you support Pentax DSLRs like K5 or K3?
    Why are there such limitations like not supported:
    * Live View
    * Triggering camera after count down
    * Triggering camera by pressing the camera button the screen

    The 3rd party software pk tether can trigger the shutter...
    Why you can not do this?

    Kind regards
    shuthichi

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    Roldan dela Cruz

    where can i see the software?

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    vasily

    Hello!
    Haw can i shoot on 1x1 aspect ratio? Set in 5d markii, but dslrbooth continues shoot in 3x2 aspect ratio...

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    Premranja.T.P

    Do I get the list of cameras which supports

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    Peter Skjoldager

    Hi, 

    I am trying to use the above setup on a mac. I have previously used it on a PC with succes. 

    There are several issues with the mac setup that was not present in the windows setup.

    1) If the user takes several pictures using the remote (for the camera), only the one picture that dslrbooth process will get saved. The others disappear from the hot_folder without a trace, where do they go? 

    2) The camera takes both JPEG and RAW. They both get transferred to the hot_folder, but only the processed JPEG get saved, all RAW files disappear. 

    3) In the windows version, if i change the event name, there is a seperat folder named after that event i created to store all photos. That is not the case in OSX.

    4) This is a common problem for both mac and windows. If the user takes several pictures in a row, it would be really awesome if all pictures where processed ie. the user takes 3 pictures in a row without interaction with dslrbooth. They are put in the hot_folder automatically. Then dslrbooth process the first and when the user presses done on that, 1) on mac the rest of the pictures disappear 2) on windows, they just dont get processed, but they are saved. 

    In the above scenario it would be nice to have dslrbooth process all the three photos ie. when the user presses done on the first, dslrbooth would automatically see that there are additional photos in the hot_folder, and start the process again. This would continue until the hot_folder was empty. 

    Does it make sense?

    /Peter

     

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