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Shooting Tethered


For those of you who shoot tethered with a Nikon system (D800 or D700) are you able to capture two copies of each image with each shutter activation?
I would like to be able to capture each shot on the laptop and on the external drive connected to the laptop.
Any suggestions on how to achieve this.


  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    What software do you use to shoot tethered? 

    I use Nikon Camera Control 2.  
    In the software settings you can tell the software & camera whether the image should be recorded to the computer only, or to computer + camera. 

    That is the safest option:  computer + camera. 
    You don't want to have a single point of failure messing you up on a shoot. 
  • hkulahkula Member
    edited March 2017
    Thanks Neil.
    I have been using NK Remote for a few years now. For the most part I have been very happy with the software.
    I would like to be able to save each image to my notebook's hard drive and an attached USB external drive at the same time, which NK Remote will not do.
    Looks like I will have to resort to using a file syncing software.
    Do you know of any that would work well in this scenario?
  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    Just check in your software menu settings whether it doesn't allow you to shoot  (computer + card)?

    Nikon Camera Control allows you to set (computer) or (computer + card)

  • You can always revert to some syncinc software which monitors a given directory and copies new files to another destination. I won't go into advertising here, but a short Google of syncing software gives you a load of free and commercial products.

    I'd recommend one of those products even if you are just working on your PC aside from your tethered actions, as it provides a first insurance against horrible disc failure if you sync your working home directory with e.g. a NAS or an external drive. This is not a backup replacement, though, just a first insurance and some additional instant availability of your most recent work.

  • hkulahkula Member
    Thanks for all the feedback.
    Neil, I did check the menu settings - no luck.
    I will be exploring some basic syncing software that will do the job.
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