Sofortbild

Mac Tethered Shooting

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Tethered Shooting

Control your camera remotely from your Mac via USB or through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter.

Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk and optionally import them into your prefered image library application.

Trigger image capture via release button on camera body including high speed shooting or remotely from your Mac via toolbar button, menu item, keyboard shortcut or Apple Remote.

Remote Camera Control

Sofortbild automatically recognizes your camera and shows camera model, lens name, focal length, focus mode, exposure value and battery status in a status bar.

All major camera settings like shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, iso, image format and size and matrix mode are shown and can be changed from inside Sofortbild.

Value changes on the camera body are instantly updated in the application.

High Dynamic Range Imaging

Perform bracketing with an arbitrary number of different exposure values by defining minimum and maximum shutter speed and step.

After bracketing high dynamic range images can automatically be calculated including auto image alignment and saved in all major high dynamic range image file formats.

Filenames will get same index including incrementing suffix for easier workflows with external high dynamic range applications.

Instant Image Review

Images are instantly shown in a full featured, highly optimized image viewer for pixel and color accurate image review.

For easier image review several histogram types including luminance and red, green, blue channel are calculated. Contained meta data in image file can be viewed in Inspector.

Use fullscreen mode to review image as large as possible without any disturbing controls.

Auto Image Import

Sofortbild can automatically import captured images into Apple Aperture and iPhoto, optionally launching those application if they are not already running.

Pictures are imported into user defined projects and albums or automatically created ones.

Auto import into Adobe Lightroom is provided by setting up Lightroom's watch-folder feature.

Camera Support

Sofortbild currently supports all newer Nikon digital single-lens reflex cameras including the high end models D4, D800, D800E and the consumer D600, D7100 and D5200.

Support for the older Nikon digital single-lens reflex cameras is optionally provided by a legacy feature.

The long term goal of Sofortbild is to support all major digital single-lens reflex cameras from manufacturers like Canon, Sony and Panasonic.

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Core Features

  • Control you camera remotely from your Mac via USB or through wired or wireless LAN.
  • Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk.
  • Trigger image capture via release button on camera body or remotely from your Mac.
  • Bracketing with an arbitrary number of shutter speeds and interval shooting.
  • Import captured images automatically into Aperture and iPhoto.

Image Transfer

  • Customize file name format and save folder and optionally hide file extension.
  • In "RAW+JPEG" mode both image files will get same index.
  • Shooting bracketing series, all image files will get same index with incrementing suffix.
  • Reset index counter to start count from one again.

Image Viewer

  • Image Viewer shows most recent captured image including file name and size and image type and dimensions.
  • Zoom image in and out, move it around, show it in its actual size and resize it again to fit into image viewer.
  • Switch image viewer into fullscreen mode for high resolution review.
  • Adjust background color to fit your working environment.
  • Disable image viewer while using auto import to gain maximum performance in photo library application.

Image Inspector

  • Choose between six different image histogram modes to review image quality.
  • Browse through complete meta data contained in image file.

Camera Status

  • View camera model, lens name, focal length, focus mode and battery status in status bar.
  • Control exposure status from application while adjusting shutter speed and aperture.

Camera Settings

  • View and change shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, iso, image format and size and matrix mode from application.
  • Values changes on camera body are instantly updated in the application.

Remote Capture

  • Use toolbar button, menu item or keyboard shortcut to capture images remotely.
  • Alternatively press "Play" button on Apple Remote.
  • Depending on focus mode camera will perform auto focus before taking pictures.

Self Timer

  • Define self timer delay and number of pictures.
  • Visual and acoustic feedback are given during countdown.

Interval Shooting

  • Take series of pictures using a constant interval.
  • Define interval by selecting hours, minutes and seconds.

Bracketing

  • Take series of pictures with an arbitrary number of different exposure values for high dynamic range imaging.
  • Define minimum and maximum shutter speed and optionally shutter speed step and delay.
  • Filenames of captured images will get the same index including an incrementing suffix.

Auto Import

  • Automatically import captured images into Aperture and iPhoto.
  • Optionally launch applications if not running.
  • Import pictures into existing projects and albums or create new ones automatically.
  • Setup a watch-folder using the auto import feature to automatically import captures images into Lightroom.

High Dynamic Range Imaging

  • Automatically create high dynamic range images after bracketing.
  • Choose between OpenEXR, LogLuv TIFF, Float TIFF, JPEG-HDR and Radiance.
  • Optionally align images automatically before calculating high dynamic range image.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Nikon D4, D3s, D3x, D3, D2xs*, D2hs*, D2x*, D2h*, D1x*, D1h*, D1*, D800, D800E, D700, D600, D300s, D300, D200, D100*, D7100, D7000, D90, D80, D70s*, D70*, D60, D50*, D40x, D40, D5200, D5100 or D5000 (* legacy support)
  • Optionally Aperture, iPhoto or Lightroom