09-23-2014, 10:28 AM
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I ordered a mini HDMI to HDMI cable in hopes that I can connect to my camera to my laptop so I can actually see the image and know if it has specs or dust or any other issues while taking pictures.
I am also hoping I can take the picture and edit right to the laptop rather than having to remove the card, plug it in, find out the picture needs retaken, etc.

Thoughts on this? Will it work this way? Will I need any special software?

Thanks,

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 09-23-2014, 10:30 AM
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(09-23-2014, 10:28 AM)Bowhnter Wrote: I ordered a mini HDMI to HDMI cable in hopes that I can connect to my camera to my laptop so I can actually see the image and know if it has specs or dust or any other issues while taking pictures.
I am also hoping I can take the picture and edit right to the laptop rather than having to remove the card, plug it in, find out the picture needs retaken, etc.

Thoughts on this? Will it work this way? Will I need any special software?

Thanks,

It really depends on your camera. Most of the major DSLR makers have special cables which hook up to your computer (actually usually via USB) and have controlling software for your laptop.

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 09-23-2014, 10:43 AM
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http://www.eyefi.com

Look at the Pro X2 as an option

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 09-23-2014, 10:47 AM
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I do have an eye-fi in my point and shoot, overall it works well. Very limited range, but it does work.

I swear I wish they made an eye-fi for Compact Flash (type I).

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 09-23-2014, 11:15 AM
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"I swear I wish they made an eye-fi for Compact Flash (type I)."


That would make sense considering most pro cameras use CF media. I'm still pulling a card and using a reader for transfer. My camera will send them wifi to a phone or iPad but I usually don't look at images until back at the desktop.

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 09-23-2014, 11:17 AM
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(09-23-2014, 11:15 AM)eengler Wrote: "I swear I wish they made an eye-fi for Compact Flash (type I)."


That would make sense considering most pro cameras use CF media. I'm still pulling a card and using a reader for transfer. My camera will send them wifi to a phone or iPad but I usually don't look at images until back at the desktop.

Yeah, there are a few CF type II adapters out there, but I am stuck with type I on the D700. It's the sole reason I don't use my D700 for SOTD. Removing and inserting a CF daily .... not going to do it, the stupid pins inside the camera as so thin, I'll fat finger it one day and off to Nikon my camera goes for work.

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 09-23-2014, 11:26 AM
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(09-23-2014, 10:30 AM)wingdo Wrote: It really depends on your camera. Most of the major DSLR makers have special cables which hook up to your computer (actually usually via USB) and have controlling software for your laptop.

I think I have the SW...it is a Sony Cybershot, but when mounted on a tripod, the door with the card cannot be opened. Not good if I need to retake pictures.
I just hope the cable I ordered works. If I can edit/save right on the spot, I will be happy.

(09-23-2014, 10:43 AM)eengler Wrote: http://www.eyefi.com

Look at the Pro X2 as an option

That looks good, but I don't know if I would want the many useless pics out there. If you delete from one place will it auto delete from everywhere?

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 09-23-2014, 03:52 PM
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Well that didn't work. Confused

I pictured a pop up window like any other media, but got nothing. It was like the camera was not recognized.

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 09-23-2014, 03:58 PM
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(09-23-2014, 03:52 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: Well that didn't work. Confused

I pictured a pop up window like any other media, but got nothing. It was like the camera was not recognized.

HDMI output on a camera is a video mode, not a file transfer. It's meant to kook up to a TV HDMI input. It can hook up to a laptop which supports video mode, but again it's not a file transfer mechanism.

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 09-23-2014, 04:14 PM
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Yes, but in playback, I should at least be able to see what the picture will look like right?
My manual is useless. Sounds like I need to get video on laptop going first with my camera as the input. Take the picture, then switch to view.

I am really just trying to eliminate removing the card just to see if the pic is going to be usable. The camera has a big enough scree for viewing but I can't see dust specs, etc.

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 09-23-2014, 04:19 PM
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Again, it is not meant for this. It can be used this way, but you will need software to properly read what is being input into it. It's like trying to hook up your cable box to your laptop. It can be done, but it just doesn't work like you expect?

Is there a particular reason you don't want to use USB for the purpose for which it was intended? I can only assume your camera doesn't have USB connectors. Normally you hook the USB cable up and it is seen as another drive on your computer.

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 09-23-2014, 04:54 PM
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Correct, no USB output on my camera.

I can connect to a USB on the laptop (rather than the 120v AC adapter) but that is only for charging the battery.

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 09-23-2014, 04:55 PM
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Have you looked into Tether Tools?
http://www.tethertools.com/plugging-in/u...patibilty/
You can check this list to see if your model is listed.

Not knowing specifically what model camera you have will make it hard to get the specific information you are trying to get. I'm guessing you want a live view on your laptop? Does your camera have wifi?

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 09-23-2014, 05:02 PM
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(09-23-2014, 04:54 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: Correct, no USB output on my camera.

I can connect to a USB on the laptop (rather than the 120v AC adapter) but that is only for charging the battery.

What camera do you have?

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 09-23-2014, 06:19 PM
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It's a Sony Cybershot, DSC-HX9V. No wifi

Correct Clinton, I want a live view

Even if the power, mini USB port (type 3b) would output to the laptop it is sitting right next to the tripod screw and cannot be connected at the same time as on the tripod.

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 09-23-2014, 06:41 PM
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Looking at the user guide, USB seems to be the way. Perhaps one of these could go between your camera and tripod to give enough room for the cable to fit as well.

https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&c...w+extender

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 09-23-2014, 06:55 PM
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I will look into those. But I need to be sure that USB will allow me to preview of not transfer my pics.

If so, that should work...thanks

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 09-23-2014, 07:26 PM
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Quote:I am also hoping I can take the picture and edit right to the laptop rather than having to remove the card, plug it in, find out the picture needs retaken, etc.

To edit on your laptop, you will need to use the eye-fi card or USB cable as the jpg needs to be on your laptop.

(09-23-2014, 06:55 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: I will look into those. But I need to be sure that USB will allow me to preview of not transfer my pics.

If so, that should work...thanks

If you want to control your camera from your laptop you will need to see if there is controller software for your camera.

These are not the same question.

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 09-24-2014, 05:26 AM
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(09-23-2014, 06:41 PM)wingdo Wrote: Looking at the user guide, USB seems to be the way. Perhaps one of these could go between your camera and tripod to give enough room for the cable to fit as well.

https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&c...w+extender

I apparently had an issue with my USB ports. A restart fixed that, and I can now transfer and view direct from the camera to laptop.
So all I need to do now is extend the tripod thread up high enough to allow my USB to plug in next to it.

Thanks for the help!

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 09-24-2014, 06:21 AM
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Glad to help.

Sent from my S4 via Verizon and Tapatalk.

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