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03/10/2014 04:05:48 PM · #1
Hey everyone...

This past weekend I did a shoot Tethered for the first time.... I had it set up to shoot into Lightroom 4. The issue i'm having is that the images are all in Lightroom now on my laptop... I want to send the RAW files (unedited) to my external hard drive to back up...... I also want to take the RAW files out of lightroom on my laptop and put them into lightroom on my iMac... how would I go about doing this?
03/10/2014 05:41:33 PM · #2
Sorry, can't help you with that. Canon users have Eos Utility with live preview, zooming and other nice features and it sends the raw image to your hard disk. Isn't there a similar utility on your Nikon software disks?
03/10/2014 07:28:12 PM · #3
not to sure Hajeka, I'm new to Tethered shooting.. there has to be an easier way though... I had to hook my external hard drive up, transfer the images out of lightroom onto the hard drive, then plug the hard drive into my iMac, transfer the images off there into a folder on my desktop, open the folder in lightroom to get them on that computers hard drive and into that computers version of lightroom CC.... pain in the butt.
04/18/2014 07:00:43 PM · #4
I'm also frustrated by this. I did a shoot tethered, got all the hardware going, but then the process saved the images directly to the laptop, without saving a copy on the card. THAT led to all manner of problems. I tried searching if it was possible to have it do both, but have had no success. Anybody have any ideas?
04/18/2014 09:40:56 PM · #5
Not sure about Nikon,but I know most Canon cameras can be set up to save both to the card and to make the transfer. If you set it up that way and subsequently want to get the images onto a second machine, just remove the card and import from it.

Now, if you have files that are in Lr on one machine, and want to back them up and also get them into Lr on another machine, take the following approach:
1.) Open the folder where the images reside on the first machine
2.) Attach a removable drive to the machine
3.) Copy the images to the removable drive
4.) Connect the drive to the second machine
5.) Import into Lr on the second machine from the removable drive

The removable drive acts as both the backup and the transfer medium.

ETA:
To find the location of files in your Lr library (on a Windows machine), open Lr, go to the Library tab, right-click on a folder and select "Show in Explorer." The folder will open in a Windows Explorer window.

Message edited by author 2014-04-18 21:46:00.
04/19/2014 03:18:46 AM · #6
Thanks, Fritz. But I specifically want to be able to see my images on a laptop screen as I'm shooting. I've tried tethering via LR and it only transfers to the laptop, without leaving a copy on the camera card. This creates ALL sorts of problem in transferring them out, not to mention the possibility of lost images if the tether somehow becomes, well, "untethered".

I haven't tried saving the images onto a card in the laptop, but that still doesn't resolve the issue of having them on my camera as well. There is a program someone mentioned and I've downloaded, but so far, I haven't been able to make that work either.
04/19/2014 04:37:22 AM · #7
Here's a few I'm toying with.

Nikons Camera Control Pro 2


"Picture Control Utility: In certain Nikon digital SLRs such as the D3, D700, D300 and D90 customized image adjustment, including tone compensation curve data, can be saved to tailor the camera’s behavior to the photographer’s vision, improving efficiency when using multiple cameras at the same time.

Compatible with WiFi operation: In addition to supporting USB cable connections, Camera Control Pro offers compatibility with the optional wireless transmitter models WT-2a, WT-3a and WT-4A. When attached to a digital SLR, the WT-2a, WT-3a and WT-4A enable remote shooting and setting via a wireless LAN over WiFi.

Compatible with Nikon's Image Authentication Function: Image data can be transferred and stored without affecting the authentication function.

Take Control of Your Photography—Remotely: Using the included USB or Firewire cable and/or optional WiFi adapters for select models, Nikon Camera Control Pro enables you to capture unique images no matter what the subject.

LiveView support: Live previews direct from the camera are supported on the D3, D700, D300 and D90 when this feature is enabled. See what you are about to shoot!

Improved graphic user interface: A simulated (camera) LCD panel on the computer screen performs the same function as the camera’s viewfinder display which has been modified to be consistent with those used in the latest cameras for smoother operation."

Nikon want $180-00 for it but B & H have it for $134-00 www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/528268-REG/Nikon_25366_Camera_Control_Pro_2_0.html/bi/4979/kbid/5513/

DiyPhotoBits Camera Control (Free but needs some IT skills) and for Windows XP mostly

and here's how Scott Kelby does it...

or use a WiFi capable SD card? (D300/D700 CF only so no good for them) They aren't fast but this isn't Indy 500 or the Superbowl you're shooting :) They can however also send to a smart device, not just a PC/MAC. They do however seem to be fraught with wireless reach, compatibility and a lack of user friendly interface...

Eye-Fi Cards (SD only) www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shop-by-Brand-Eye-Fi/ci/4/phd/4291457301/N/4294255798/bi/4979/kbid/5513/


Transcend Wi-fi Cards exist
but I can't find a reseller for you...

If you have a wireless transmitter from Canon or Nikon ShutterSnitch looks worth investigating
04/19/2014 05:11:14 AM · #8
Another piece of software you can try is digiCamControl. It's free software.
I have tried it once, and it worked with my D3200. There is a camera compatibility list on the site. Haven't used it in a more serious fashion.

04/19/2014 05:18:42 AM · #9
Michael Firstlight's DIY WiFi Tethering project :)
04/19/2014 12:55:18 PM · #10
Originally posted by damjanev:

Another piece of software you can try is digiCamControl. It's free software.
I have tried it once, and it worked with my D3200. There is a camera compatibility list on the site. Haven't used it in a more serious fashion.


This is the software I've downloaded, but I haven't had a chance to play with it.

Thanks, Harvey! I was just looking at the Camera Control Pro 2, but again, it doesn't say anything about being able to write to BOTH the laptop and in-camera memory card. More investigation is required.

The DIY project doesn't address the issue at all, but looks like it might be fun to try :)
04/19/2014 03:48:03 PM · #11
On the cell now but will check I have an app that writes and synchronises data. Will let you know
05/01/2014 01:40:22 PM · #12
Nikon shooters shooting can not save on card, they go straight into the computer.

Yet, the only time it saves on card would be shooting videos.
All cameras save on card for videos including my Canon EOS-1D C.
But my ATG Canon EOS-1D C (modified)and ATG Sony A7sr can be saved onto card.

If you have Nikon Camera Control Pro2 (software), it CAN NOT provide large live-view because their is no icon to make it larger.
But Nikon Camera Control Pro2 is better than Adobe Lightroom because only the Shutter Button works on Adobe Lightroom.

If you have a Canon then you can save on card, card/pc or pc.
Plus getting a large screen live-view that ATG implement on Canon dslrs.

Instead of being restricted with the limited of the cable, just buy the ATG AK1 Un-Tethered Systems. Then you shoot everything wirelessly.
05/02/2014 05:42:15 PM · #13
The D4 apparently can do both...but at $7k+ you'd expect it to!

Try www.ghisler.com a program called Total Commander that checks and syncs directories. Perhaps not whilst shooting but once you slap an empty card into your reader you can sync back the tethered save folder to the empty card whilst you're having a coffee :)

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Message edited by author 2014-05-02 17:50:18.
05/02/2014 06:38:26 PM · #14
Originally posted by HarveyG:

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