monitor as viewfinder

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  1. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Does anyone know of an application that will allow me to use the monitor as a viewfinder? Basically what I am looking to do is have my camera set up and while in USB mode allow me to visually see what the camera sees prior to hitting my remote release. I know that with iStopmotion you can do this but I don't want to do this for video but rather portraiture (self portraiture project) and the result would be a still image. I was thinking that Apple's Image Capture app might be able to do it but I don't see a way... any one have any suggestion?

    Camera info: D70s, not sure if that will help with suggestions.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Okay so to answer my own question, no. Due to it being an SLR and the CCD not being exposed until the release, no projection can occur. I guess my next question would be if there a way to do an auto transfer so that upon after an image is taken the file gets put up on the screen... this is how iStopmotion works. I think that this is possible, just need to figure out the best application... I still think it is Image Capture, will have to test it out.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Set up a video camera or a webcam next to the Nikon, and manually adjust the framing and zoom to be as close as possible, then watch the video output on a tv or through the computer monitor while you compose the shot (you) for the Nikon?
     
  4. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Interesting idea, thanks! I wonder if I can go a step further and actually point my iSight through my viewfinder... I noticed that in Corps Bride the rigged a mini camera which ran to a monitor to view through the viewfinder.

    Tested it out... put the camera on a tripod and then made a support for my iSight so that it could peer through the viewfinder. The image appears small but by using the zoom feature of osx I am able to blow it up.. this will allow me to compose my image perfectly!
     

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