using MBP 17 as a field monitor for canon 5D camera

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  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    i want to use my MBP 17 (2010) as a field monitor so instead of watching the small viewfinder we can watch the live mode of canon 5d on my big 17 inch screen...

    is this possible, what do i need for that?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I can use the supplied Canon utilities (came with the camera) to see the live view of my 7D on my Mac.
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    ok and how do you hook your camera to mac? there is no HDMI on the MBP
     
  4. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    im pretty sure you're suppose to use the USB cable.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. USB. You get full control on the Mac. I think the shutter button/controls on the camera work at the same time too.
     
  6. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Connect the camera and MBP using a USB cable. Assuming that you installed the Canon software when you bought it, EOS Utility should launch immediately after it recognizes the camera. You can use Canon DPP or Lightroom if you have it to view your images. The Leaf Capture One Pro is expensive ($400) but it is state of the art in digital photography.
     

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