Shooting Tethered with the Canon 1Dx Mark II

Posted by: on Feb 3, 2016

Tethering a Canon 1Dx Mark II to your computer is a piece of cake with Tether Tools gear! Shoot tethered with the Canon 1Dx Mark II using our TetherPro USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro-B cable, and be sure to add a TetherBoost USB 3.0 Core Controller to your shopping cart to avoid dropped signals.

TetherBoost™ USB 3.0 Core Controller is designed to boost and regulate power from a DSLR camera and/or Digital Back.  TetherBoost provides enough consistent power to maintain a stablereliable connection when a camera is connected to a computer via USB cables.

The Camera – Canon 1Dx Mark II

Bringing the shooting speed and video capabilities required by professional multimedia image-makers, the EOS-1D X Mark II is the flagship model within Canon’s DSLR lineup, and is characterized by its robust processing capabilities and ability to enable a high-end multimedia workflow. At the heart of the imaging system is a full-frame 20.2MP CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, which contribute to fast continuous shooting rates up to 16 fps in live view, 14 fps with full-time AF and AE, and an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50-409600. The sensor and processor combination also avails DCI 4K video recording at 60 fps and Full HD 1080p recording at 120 fps, along with the ability to record on-board to a CFast 2.0 memory card, or uncompressed Full HD video can be saved via HDMI to an optional external recorder. Benefitting stills shooting is an apt 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system, which includes 41 cross-type points for a high degree of precision in varying light conditions, and video shooting is enhanced by Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which makes its first appearance in a full-frame sensor for smooth, quick, and controllable AF in live view. With a versatile set of imaging traits, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II takes its place as a high-performance tool for professional photographers and videographers alike.

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS, CFast & CF Card Slots
The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Canon 1Dx Mark II ?

There are lots of software options for Canon shooters including Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, and Smart Shooter. Learn more about these and more options in the Software category on

The Gear – Tether Tools Pro Tethering Kit for Canon 1Dx Mark II


  • Tether Table Aero Traveler
  • TetherPro USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Micro-B cable, 15’ Cable
  • JerkStopper Tethering Kit
  • Aero ProPad
  • SecureStrap
  • AeroXDC
  • StrapMoore Extender
  • Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)

To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

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