Anyone else notice tethered shooting adds time to shot?  

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Anyone else notice tethered shooting adds time to shot?

by Eyezac » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:46 pm

I thought it was odd, and maybe even something that only affects me - but I noticed that if I use PW with the EOS Utility that it adds 2 seconds to each shot. I love the instant transfer to hard drive, but 2 seconds is a lot when shooting 1000's of images.
Any thoughts on this?

Any ways to reduce or eliminate the extra time?

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by klausesser » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:04 pm

Eyezac wrote:I noticed that if I use PW with the EOS Utility that it adds 2 seconds to each shot.
Any ways to reduce or eliminate the extra time?

Did you check the time-value in PW which tells the head to wait before the next move? By default it´s set to 1 second i believe. So even if you shoot @1/500 sec the head nevertheless waits a full second before moving on to the next position and trigger the EOS Utility.

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by Eyezac » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:01 pm

Cheers Klaus, I'll have a look at that. I did notice a lag after the shot was taken before it would move, and that might just be the issue!

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by jeongyun » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:08 pm

When you do tethered shooting, the image has to be completely written to the memory card then it's transferred to the computer. I think that's where this extra 2 seconds come from.

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by Eyezac » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:28 pm

Are you sure Jeongyun? As soon as the shutter fires, it shows the transfer beginning and I would say this whole process takes less than 2 seconds. On top of that, the writing to hard drive is a separate function from Papywizard, so why would it care what EOS utility is doing?
But maybe my thoughts on how this process works is not correct.


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