Amazing DIY solution to wireless thethering is described here, with much discussion here.
Particularly interesting is that this is doing standard USB so it matters not what type of camera, software, computer etc you are using.
Bluetooth in cameras. – the benefits many and all very useful.
It’s a good point isn’t it? It would open up so many possibilities.
Or is it because the camera makers want to sell expensive WiFi solutions for wireless remote access?
RAW files over a bluetooth connection are not going to be fun though.
Update: This is now obsolete for two reasons, firstly remote is built into windows, and secondly for advance use you have the DIYPhotobits.com Camera Control 1.0 application.
I wrote yesterday about why I need this script to be a remote shutter release for my Nikon D300 so today here are the details of what you need, and how to use it. Oh, and why not use one of the cheap 3rd party remotes
(e.g. Phottix N1
or Cleon N8), a real remote like a ML-3 or a MC-DC1 Remote cord? Well if I can DIY I’d always like to try that first!
Hardware (this is what I used, you can substitute some pieces of course):
– RAW or JPG, you choose
– JPG only
Copy the files into any folder on your PC, I suggest c:program filesremote but it’s up to you.
… and here’s the key thing that makes it wireless
Or, if you already have all that hardware then :
Variation, remote but not wireless:
A very long mouse cable or keyboard cable could get you a similar effect with one laptop/computer – but that wouldn’t be so much fun now would it? Or how about a wireless keyboard or mouse?
And then this could be combined with the tethered shooting script – plus a “advanced to next image” script to get some good results, that’s the next thing to do on the scripting side.
Please let me know if you try this out and it works for you! I know this isn’t particularly easy to understand from reading the above, but you’ll find it easy if you try – and I’ll try to do a video some time to show how it works.
Update: The combined script that has the remote shutter release functionality here plus the tethered downloading I called the “Self Portrait Script” and you can download it