Aperture 2 or later offers the option to shoot tethered, meaning that images are captured directly to your computer. Not all cameras support tethered shooting, and those that do may need to be set up in different ways in order to enable this functionality. Consult with your camera’s documentation for specifics on settings. Different cameras from the same manufacturer may vary in regards to each of the following points:
- Cameras not supported by Aperture for tethered shooting may be supported by their own software.
- Some cameras may need to be set to a specific communication protocol to allow tethered shooting. Set your camera to use PTP mode unless otherwise specified in the table below.
- Some cameras support both remote computer control and camera control of the shutter when shooting tethered, others may only support one or the other.
- For best results, use Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Some cameras require Leopard to support tethered shooting.
The following cameras have been qualified for tethered shooting in Aperture 2:
|Camera||Supported connection||Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger||Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard|
|Canon EOS 10D||USB||√2|
|Canon EOS D30||USB||√|
|Canon EOS D60||USB||√|
|Canon EOS Digital Rebel||USB||√2|
|Canon EOS Kiss Digital||USB||√|
|Canon EOS 300D||USB||√|
|Canon EOS 1D MK II||FireWire||√|
|Canon EOS 1D MK II N||FireWire||√|
|Canon EOS 1Ds MK II||FireWire||√|
|Canon EOS 1D||FireWire||√|
|Canon EOS 1Ds||FireWire||√|
|Canon EOS Rebel||USB||√|
|Canon EOS 20D||USB1||√|
|Canon EOS 5D||USB1||√|
|Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT||USB1||√|
|Canon EOS 350D||USB1||√|
|Kodak DCS Pro SLRn||USB||√||√|
- Cameras from vendors other than Canon or Nikon may work if they are set to use PTP.
- Some cameras require a media card to be inserted to allow for tethering.
- Cameras that use the Mass Storage mode are not supported.
- Current generation cameras (Canon EOS 30D or newer and Canon Digital Rebel XTi or newer) are not supported.
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