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Old Aug 18, 2011, 7:19 AM   #1
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I want to set up multiple DSLRs, fire them all simultaneously at 1 second intervals and have the images saved directly to my computer. Is this possible?

I know the Canon EOS Utility software allows tethered shooting options, but I believe that the minimum time interval is 5 seconds, and that only one camera can be used at a time(?).

I know Breeze Systems provide software that can do this, but you have to buy a copy of the software for each camera which will be quite expensive.

I think the best option is to use the remote shutter release socket on the cameras, connect them all to a master switch, and then fire the switch with some sort of timing circuit/intervalometer every second. But then how do I save the images straight to my computer? Can DSLRs save directly to a computer, bypassing the memory card completely? Are there any cameras that can do this?

Any advice would be very helpful!

Many thanks
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Have you looked at using WiFi memory cards? It may be possible to set them up to work this way, using the remote release intervalometer.
My Pentax remote control s/w will only work with one camera at a time. Have never tried connecting more than one camera to my computer with USB, so don't know how that would work.

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Old Aug 18, 2011, 1:11 PM   #3
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I know Breeze Systems provide software that can do this, but you have to buy a copy of the software for each camera which will be quite expensive.
Welcome to the forum.

Have a look at gphoto2 for Linux and other UNIX based systems
like Mac OS and FreeBSD. It has an option to select specific
USB ports for tethered capture. It looks like it could do the job,
but you may have to write a shell script to take the images in the
correct sequence.


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