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  • HELP! Tethered Control of E series camera's

    This might be one that needs Ian's input.

    It seems that Olympus camera's and in my case more specifically E series models are served badly in terms of tethered operation.

    My guess is that it is due to the lack of a suitable API and/or APK from Olympus.

    Is there anybody who can comment on this?

    I would like to be able to thether from LR. It would be great to see an Android app to enable a tablet to be used with liveview. How cool would that be!

    Interestingly I have a guy at work might be willing to create an app as a hobby activity if the API/K existed.

    cheers

    Hec
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    Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

    Hec, I have a feeling ... the CO6 offers this facility ? and I think you have CO6
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    • #3
      Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

      This rang a bell: see http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost...1&postcount=15

      There is an SDK - see http://developer.olympus.com/cameras.html. Note that PENs are not supported.

      HTH
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      • #4
        Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

        I still use Studio2 Teathered to the E-3 (and E-500)

        I'd love to have the OM-D teathered to an Ipad and while there is the WiFi card connection, it's not the same as having control of the camera from the "computer".

        Problem is, there are not enough of us that want this facility

        I've come to accept that it will never happen so have developed other ways of working... I've even got a small LCD TV working as a viewfinder when the PEN is attached to the OM Macro Bellows or 50mm + EX25

        When I do demos, I often connect the cameras to a projector and use live view, so all can see what I am seeing and doing.

        I've looked for a small TV to USB converter that will work with an Ipad, but havn't found a suitable on yet. Anyone know of one that works
        Graham

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        • #5
          Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

          Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
          Hec, I have a feeling ... the CO6 offers this facility ? and I think you have CO6
          Sorry Chevvvy but I'm an LR4/PSE10 man
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          • #6
            Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

            I'm interested in this subject too, Hec. I do presentations using E-series and LR3.5/4 and would love to be able to shoot tethered.
            John

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            • #7
              Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

              Thanks folks. After my originl post I did find the SDK and I amy talk to my tame geek to see if he wants to play around with this from the Android tablet point of view.

              In the mean time I'll look around as there are a couple of applications out there.

              Sadly Studio 2 is no longer available on the Olymus site either as a full version or a trial.

              Hec
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              • #8
                Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                Yes, I had previously looked all over for a copy of Studio 2 - alas I never found it. It does surprise me that there isn't a plug-in or something similar for LR for this as I am sure (although small) there would be a market for this to make it viable for someone clever to have a go at - even with a donationware type financial model to support it.

                Count me in if there's anything I can do to help.
                John

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                • #9
                  Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                  Hec,
                  See this thread - you can get a copy of Studio 2 and get the activation key.
                  http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16530
                  John,
                  I see you've already contributed to this thread and there's no version for a Mac.

                  See also the fourthirdsphoto discussion
                  http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=64654
                  Jamie

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                    Thanks everyone - apoligies for my late response but work has been getting in the way rather.

                    Anyway I've installed Studio 2 and currently running in trial mode. Will try and get a key via Olympus support. However in the meantime it works.

                    I may play around getting camera control working in Viewer2 as per the thread in the "other place".

                    Still want to have it tethered via LR4 though and also to my tablet ( ASUS Transformer).

                    I suspect this one will run on for some time

                    cheers

                    hec
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                    • #11
                      Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                      Hec,
                      Here are the registration keys for Windows and Mac from the fourthirdsphoto site. According to what I've read Olympus are simply giving out the same keys to everyone.


                      https://emporium.olympus.com/downloa...dioWindows.zip
                      Use the following key 0202 1000 2628 0855 7309

                      Download Olympus Studio 2 (MAC) from the following link
                      https://emporium.olympus.com/downloa...XM/OS230EN.dmg
                      Use the following key 0202-2000-0007-8870-2477
                      Jamie

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                      • #12
                        Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                        Originally posted by jamie allan View Post
                        Hec,
                        Here are the registration keys for Windows and Mac from the fourthirdsphoto site. According to what I've read Olympus are simply giving out the same keys to everyone.


                        https://emporium.olympus.com/downloa...dioWindows.zip
                        Use the following key 0202 1000 2628 0855 7309

                        Download Olympus Studio 2 (MAC) from the following link
                        https://emporium.olympus.com/downloa...XM/OS230EN.dmg
                        Use the following key 0202-2000-0007-8870-2477

                        Many thanks Jamie - saves a bit of work.

                        cheers

                        Hec
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                        • #13
                          Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                          I'm using Studio 2 on a Macbook Pro running Lion. My camera is an E620. When I connect the two via the USB cable the software doesn't see the camera. It's switched on and set to Control.

                          Anybody got any ideas what's going on, or not as the case may be?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                            Thanks for this! Grumpy pointed me here!
                            What a good find!

                            I may apply for the SDK and see what I can do with Eclipse and my few Android Devices.

                            First things first would be a tethered shutter release - then if that works - who knows!
                            Last edited by Tech Happy; 6th July 2012, 11:03 PM. Reason: added stuff

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                            • #15
                              Re: Tethered Control of E series camera's

                              Hi,

                              So I have the SDK now and I am just installing Visual Basic 2010 to play with some of the included samples!

                              Lets see what I can do.

                              Late Update ---

                              Ok, so I have the SDK working on Windows 7 and VB2010.
                              The samples did not help as they are all VB6!

                              So I started from Scratch and can pull information like model number from the camera.
                              I have been reading up and should be able to pull out a captured image by the end of the week.

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