Who Shoots Tethered?
If you’re shooting tethered (or wish you could), I’d love to hear about it. How well does it work for you, and what methods are you using?
I love shooting tethered in the studio, but hate the cables. And I’m really not thrilled that due to Canon’s ever-changing protocols, the 1Ds Mk III and 5D Mk II (my two cameras) are still not supported for proper tethering into Aperture. I do wish Aperture had a Lightroom’s “watch folder” feature, where it automatically imports anything that shows up in a specified folder. In the meantime though, we do still have Sal’s Aperture Hot Folder script, which works but is a little slow… it’s Applescript after all, not a native part of the app. It also means I have to use Canon’s software, which frankly, is abysmal.
I got it in my head that I could so something really clever using an Eye-Fi card and this script, and in fact there’s a video on how to do it right here. For some reason it wasn’t importing JPEG’s and even in the support page it says it doesn’t work. So I spoke to Sal, and he looked at the script, and said “it should work”. So I tried again… and, um, it did!
There’s more to the story than this. I’m finally able to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time with wireless tethered shooting, and I’ll write up the full thing here soon. In the meantime, I have to ask… does anyone even care?