Shooting tethered with a USB 3.0 camera has its challenges. Photographers using some of the most popular on the cameras on the market, including USB 3.0 cameras from Nikon, Canon, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, and Pentax can experience dropped tethering connections or are unable to get a tethered connection at all.
The core issue is that computer manufacturers, often in an attempt to be as efficient with power as possible, are either under-powering or dynamically-powering their USB 3.0 ports. These manufacturers are not currently considering the unique needs of photographers and this is causing these connectivity issues. The TetherBoost Pro conditions the line and regulates the power from DSLR/Digital Backs to the computer, eliminating these limitations and allowing a photographer’s tethered connection to operate up to full USB3 speeds.
How to Use the TetherBoost Pro
If you’re shooting tethered at 15 feet you’ll connect your camera to a TetherPro USB 3.0 cable, then connect the TetherPro cable to the TetherBoost Pro, and finally connect the TetherBoost Pro to your computer. Once connected, check the TetherBoost Pro’s TrueConnect LED indicator which ensures signal connectivity between a photographer’s DSLR, Mirrorless or Digital Back camera and a computer.
Included in the TetherBoost Pro System is a JerkStopper Extension Lock, an effective locking device that keeps cable ends protected from frustrating disconnects, damage, and electrical hazards. The simple clam-shell design enables you to close the JerkStopper Extension Lock around each end of the TetherBoost Pro and USB 3.0 cable, then twist to lock the cords securely and safely together. The JerkStopper Extension Lock comes with two included rubber washers that waterproof your connection, further protecting your connection and holding the cable in place.
What’s Included in the TetherBoost Pro System:
- TetherBoost Pro
- JerkStopper Extension Lock
- TetherBoost USB-D/C Power Cable
- AC Power Adapter
- USB to AC Wall Adapter
Powering the TetherBoost Pro
The TetherBoost Pro can be used with or without external power and will facilitate producing a reliable connection either way. However, adding power to the line will reduce the customary drain on camera and computer batteries. The included USB-D/C cable is optional for adding a USB external battery pack or A/C power (adapter included).
Tethering Long Distances – Up to 65 Feet
The TetherBoost Pro does what no other device on the market can do, allowing photographers using a USB 3.0 or digital back camera to reliably shoot tethered as far as 65 feet away from their workstation without dropped signals. If you’re interested in seeing what setups are required for tethered shooting at distances of 16’, 32’, 48’, and our 65’ Setup check out the article below.