Thursday, September 24, 2009

Control software for Canon or Nikon DSLRs

Canon EOS Utility
Free, Mac OS X, Windows
Comes with your Canon camera. Allows remote shooting plus time lapse with adjustable interval from 5s to 59 min 59s.

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2
150 EUR, Mac OS X, Windows

Free, Mac OS X
Really great application for Nikon DSLRs that in part outperforms Nikons expensive remote application.

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro for Mac
$95, Mac OS X (Windows versions are also available)

DSLR Assistant
$30, Mac OS X
Supports Canon EOS DSLRs.

Dragon Stop Motion
$275, Mac OS X, Windows
Professional software that beside its main use for stop motion animation allows time lapse and camera control. Only software so far that supports Canon and Nikon cameras.

Zephir IR control
50 EUR, Mac OS X
If your camera allows IR remote control a Zephir device can be teached to do anything the camera remote does and the Zephir application can be controlled via Applescript. For instance time lapse shooting where a camera takes a photo every minute for one hour requires just six lines in the AppleScript editor.

tell application "ZephIR"
repeat 60 times
fire zephir command "SHOOT PHOTO" of component "YOUR IR CONTROL"
delay 60
end repeat
end tell