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Is there a difference between a camera tethered shooting cable and an ordinary data cable?

Is there a difference between a camera tethered shooting cable and an ordinary data cable?

In essence, the camera online shooting cable and the ordinary data cable are both USB cables, which are data transmission media, and there is no difference.

How to use the camera tethered shooting line ?

How to use the Camera tethered shooting cable ?


Online shooting, as the name implies, is to connect the computer and the camera through a data cable. When you shoot and press the shutter, the captured photos can be directly displayed on the screen of the computer through the software, and stored in the computer at the same time, which is convenient Photographers and clients, or the art director of an advertising company, can more intuitively see the effect of on-site shooting.

The operation of tethered shooting is very simple, including many camera brands that have designed corresponding original tethered shooting software, such as Canon's free EOS Utility software, Nikon's Camera Control PRO software, these original free tethered shooting software can be found on the official website. Website download. Of course, there are also many third-party software that can be matched with cameras of various brands, such as Capture one. Capture one is a third-party shooting software with a wide range of applications and good compatibility. It can not only shoot online, but also process the original format files captured anytime and anywhere. The following is an example of Capture one to illustrate the operation steps of online shooting.
First, connect the data cable to the camera and the computer, and keep the camera off. After the connection is complete, start Capture one.
After each press of the shutter, the image being captured will be displayed in Capture one, and the captured image can be modified at any time.

The data cable required for connection can use the original data cable, but basically, it is relatively short, which is not conducive to the photographer's mobile shooting, especially the portrait shooting.

Therefore, you can purchase the online shooting data cable that matches the camera model. Generally, there are two specifications of 3 meters and 5 meters.

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