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Old Feb 6, 2006, 2:45 PM   #1
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I have seen static displays, say santa claus or something (portraiture I guess) where the camera is mounted on the tripod, and the photographer hits the keyboard (or whatever, to make the camera take the picture.... then automatically the picture is open on the screen of the given program... the camera is hooked up to the computer via usb (or wireless etc)



My question is will any program facilitate this? or any camera that has a firewire of usb slot on it work? I have the sony f 828 and use photoshop cs. I think this is a great idea... what do I need to do..to get this feature?
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 4:55 PM   #2
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I think only certain cameras with specific maufacturer supplied software can do this. Minolta A1 can, but you have to buy the software separate from minolta. I've seen it in the reviews of other cameras too.

You might be interested in this link http://www.breezesys.com/PSRemote/
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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I think the Canon S1IS has software like that but I never installed it.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 1:08 AM   #4
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My Canon S2 came with software that does this. Played with it a bit. Works well, I just don't have any use for it.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 4:45 PM   #5
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Yep, it's only certain cameras which have option for remote controlling it and then with right software.


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Minolta A1 can, but you have to buy the software separate from minolta.
Not exactly, there's free software available.
Which also includes option for movement detection based automatic shooting!

http://www.minolta-passion.net/Forum...dimage+control
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 5:19 PM   #6
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The method is called remote capture.. It came on my S2.. I have yet to try it.. only understand how it works.. you can't do it with ANY camera.. it has to be a feature of that model. So a search for remote capture and see what comes up. ??
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 4:37 PM   #7
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Its a feature on the A series canons also (sept the A620) the way ive gathered is that if the camera has video out it will usualy have the remote capture also. But IMO its not very useful because the resolution is limited to like 320X240 and thats not very precise. It gives you an idea how the image will look but you cant really use it to check detailed focus or anything.



If the sent resolution to the computer was the same size as the actual image then it would be great but i think only high end models have that. I couldnt fullscreen my remote captire it would look like an image on an old atari game. :lol:
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