Real-time Tethered Shooting with the Toshiba FlashAir WiFi SDHC Card

I’ve been shooting tethered in my studio sessions for a couple of years now and love having the ability to see the images almost immediately as they’re shot. Whether for portraits or figure shoots, having the ability to visually communicate and direct changes is a huge asset, saving time and assuring that the final images meet our expectations. But now, I’m faced with having to re-think how I’m going to do things…

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Tethering Workaround for Capture One

Phase One logoWhile Phase One yesterday released Capture One version 6.4 and with it, much anticipated RAW support for new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon’s D800, Canon reportedly is not expected to release the SDK for the EOS 5D MkIII until mid-May, 2012, and until that time full tethered support for the camera in Capture One will not be available.

In the mean time, I have been able to figure out a workaround Continue reading “Canon EOS 5D Mark III Tethering Workaround for Capture One”

New nVidia drivers and Capture One 6.1

After 3 months, nVidia has finally released a new WHQL-certified driver for its GeForce GPUs. Version 270.61 supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Running a GTX570, my first impression of this new driver is that it significantly improves performance of certain aspects of Capture One 6.1 – particularly image preview generation. Previously – using driver set 266.58 – preview generation was just slow enough to be annoying, if not a hindrance to my workflow.

The local adjustment feature is now quite responsive, as is the new keystone correction feature. Overall, the more I use it, the more I like the latest iteration of Capture One. With the promise of improved performance over time through driver updates and software service releases, the experience should only get better.

You can download the latest drivers from nVidia by using this widget or by visiting the nVidia website here. For release notes for the 270 series of drivers, click here.

If you have a chance to try this driver with Capture One or Photoshop CS5, I’d love to get your opinion. Feel free to comment.

Site Updates

Back in June, the WordPress community released a major update to its popular blogging tool. Since the core files have undergone some dramatic changes, I thought it best to hold off for awhile on an upgrade to my site and wait until my plugins had been updated or, at least, tested for compatibility with Version 3.

This weekend I took the leap and upgraded my installation of WordPress and spent quite a bit of time re-theming the site based on the new engine. There were a few hair-raising moments, but the changes are now in place. Continue reading “Site Updates”

Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the Creative Suite) starts shipping today

Adobe has officially begun shipping its Creative Suite® 5 products today, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the latest version of Photoshop. I passed on upgrading to CS4 from CS3; I just didn’t see enough benefit at the time to justify the cost of the upgrade. Between the combined enhancements of CS4 and CS5, however, there were enough significant changes to convince me to make the leap. Continue reading “Photoshop CS5 (and the rest of the Creative Suite) starts shipping today”