How do I use my Canon Rebel XT for stop motion photography?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 08055, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. 08055 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2010
    I'm sure this is a very dumb question... just bought my kids a Mac for Christmas.

    I installed the Canon EOS Utility software. When I open the software, I can select "Remote shooting" and make the camera's shutter snap when I hit the camera icon. However, I get an error saying "The application cannot be launched". Any idea if I need to download some other software? My end goal is to be able to do stop-motion movies.

  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Use OS X's Image Capture. File > Take Picture
  3. TheReef, Dec 26, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010

    TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    I can't help you specifically, but have you searched for the latest version of the Canon EOS Utility?
    Perhaps upgrade your camera to the latest firmware if it isn't already.

    Just throwing it out there, Boinx iStopMotion is specifically designed for this kind of thing and I find it's excellent, maybe give the demo a go...
  4. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    This works with my Rebel XT. It doesn't show the image on the computer screen, but it does snap the picture. Either on demand or at set intervals. One thing I realized when i was playing with it was that it tried to focus every time it snapped the picture, so I would set it to manual focus.

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