Controlling a digital camera from your computer

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selby_gavin
Sep 25, 2006
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Hi!

Does anybody know of a program that will let me control a digital camera from my computer i.e, paning, zooming, capture etc. PC progam preferred but mac program could be used as well

Thankyou

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mark.thomas.7
Sep 25, 2006
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Hi!

Does anybody know of a program that will let me control a digital camera from my computer i.e, paning, zooming, capture etc. PC progam preferred but mac program could be used as well

Thankyou

Panning?? I’m most interested in how it will do that.. (O;

What brand/model? It makes a difference. The camera has be *able* to be controlled (many are), and then you either need software from the manufacturer, or some enterprising person or third party. F’rinstance ‘Cam2Com’ is one that controls many Olympus (and *only* Olympus) cameras… Used to be free, but is now shareware I think.
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chrisjbirchall
Sep 25, 2006
The software would be specific to your camera make/model. Try contacting the distributers direct, or look on their web site.

For instance, I use the FujiFilm Hyperutility – mainly to shoot tethered, but it can provide limited camera control too.
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george_dingwall
Sep 25, 2006
Hi there,

Some Astronomical imaging programs can control DSLR’s to some extent. Here is an example of one ;

<http://www.cyanogen.com/products/maxdslr_main.htm>

If you want to control panning, you will need to have a powered camera mount that is capable of being computer controlled. This is how astro cameras are used to control telescope mounts while taking exposures, and also include the ability to autoguide on a moving subject and keep the item in focus at the same time.

Hope this helps.
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LenHewitt
Sep 25, 2006
Depending upon your camera http://www.breezesys.com/PSRemote/index.htm may be of some help.
GH
Gernot_Hoffmann
Sep 25, 2006
Nikon Capture 4 for Nikon cameras …

Best regards –Gernot Hoffmann

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