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D800 Tether support and Capture Pilot

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  • Jim_DK
    We need a new SDK from Nikon to enable tethering. This is not yet available to 3rd party developers.
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  • Andrew Ball
    once the SKD is received what is the time frame for an update? My studio operates 80 hours a week tethered, we just got our 800's and they are sitting on the shelf because we cant connect to them.
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  • Andrew311
    I can quite understand that its going to take time for this tethered support to be implemented, it was exactly the same issue when I first got my D3x, it was about 2 months till I could shoot tethered.

    As a work-around I connected my D800E today using Nikon's Camera Control 2, I shot to a "hot" folder which I then used Cap1 V6.4 to view using the "hot folder enabled" function in v6.4. This seemed to work fine but when Capture 1 was running my Nikon controls started to behave erratically, pulsing on and off.., I quit Cap1 and all was fine again.
    This is a shame as it would certainly be a good work around for a while, is there something I could do to stop Cap1 conflicting, it seems its trying to work and failing.. I tried with session set to "untethered", same problems..

    Before the conflict issue the shots were coming through within a few seconds and the most recent shot was showing so its certainly a solution for now.

    Thanks
    Andy
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  • Jim_DK
    Maybe we can throw you a bone until we can get something official out: If you have an up to date copy of Nikon Camera Control Pro you can work around the current limitation by following this KB for D2X: the relevant driver for D800 is Type0007 Module.bundle instead of D2 Module.bundle

    http://www.phaseone.com/en/Search/Artic ... nguageid=1
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  • Andrew311
    Hi James

    Many thanks for the support (and the bone !!), looking at the KB, I can't find the path: /Framework/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID
    I'm guessing this has changed since the article was written ?

    Cheers
    Andy
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    [quote="Andrew311" wrote:
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    Many thanks for the support (and the bone !!), looking at the KB, I can't find the path: /Framework/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID
    I'm guessing this has changed since the article was written ?

    Path has changed with CO6. Full path should read (in Terminal):
    /Applications/Capture One.app/Contents/MacOS/CaptureCoreServer.app/Contents/Frameworks/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID/
    From Finder, do:
    /Applications/Capture One (show package contents)
    /Contents/MacOS/CaptureCoreServer (show package contents)
    /Contents/Frameworks/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID

    Hint: you can find the path in the CaptureOneCC.log (use Console tool from Utilities) as well or go to ~/Library/Logs to find it and open it.
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  • Andrew311
    Hi Paul

    Well that worked.., my D800E is connected and captures pop up in CO6.. !!

    Many thanks for your help with the updates to CO6, I was able to find the right place and I added the relevant files.
    This is great, I can now start using my D800 connected to the best software solution !

    If anyone else does try this I did ensure that no other Nikon software was running, I restarted my machine and as yet I haven't used this "in anger" but I will use this solution for the next few days and I'll report back with progress.

    Thanks again Paul 😄

    Cheers
    Andy
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    You're welcome, Andy, and I pass the credits gratefully and gracefully to JamesJ for reminding us about the workaround.
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  • Andrew Ball
    i have done this and my 800 still does not work. if my camera is connected to the computer and turned on it the displays will flash between PC and a memory card or E if there isnt a card. I have been using LR4's auto import feature to import from Camera Control pro 2. I will keep trying. otherwise i will wait for the update.
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  • Si Lipman
    [quote="Paul_E" wrote:
    [quote="Andrew311" wrote:
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    Many thanks for the support (and the bone !!), looking at the KB, I can't find the path: /Framework/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID
    I'm guessing this has changed since the article was written ?

    Path has changed with CO6. Full path should read (in Terminal):
    /Applications/Capture One.app/Contents/MacOS/CaptureCoreServer.app/Contents/Frameworks/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID/
    From Finder, do:
    /Applications/Capture One (show package contents)
    /Contents/MacOS/CaptureCoreServer (show package contents)
    /Contents/Frameworks/CaptureCore/Nikon/MAID

    Hint: you can find the path in the CaptureOneCC.log (use Console tool from Utilities) as well or go to ~/Library/Logs to find it and open it.


    Hi Paul & James... Is it just a case of copying the "D2 Module.bundle" file into this folder??
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  • Andrew311
    I'm not at work now but I have been shooting all day with my D800E connected to my studio MacPro using CO1
    It does work, it's really important to follow the updated instructions as supplied by Paul E, if these are followed and the correct files are copied from the Nikon software then you can shoot tethered with the new Nikons.

    I did have the usual issues with some captures not transferring, stopping halfway but I have had this with my D3x, I did see inthe release notes that PhaseOne are aware that extended tethered sessions with Nikons will result in lost connections etc,they do recommend regular re-starts, it's a pain but I am going to log a support case to see if there is anything I can do to get my workflow any more stable.

    Do check the workaround notes again, you can connect a D800 !!

    cheers
    Andy
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    [quote="NN130526UL" wrote:
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    Hi Paul & James... Is it just a case of copying the "D2 Module.bundle" file into this folder??

    As per JamesJ's post,
    viewtopic.php?p=55746#p55746
    the proper module to copy for the D800 is Type0007 Module.bundle
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  • Si Lipman
    Hi James and Paul,

    please can you go through this workaround process a little more for the laymen. I think i have done all the steps in the workaround (I am using 6.4)

    1. Downloaded and installed Camera Control 2 (latest updated version)
    2. Found the Type0007 Module.bundle from the relevant folder and copied it...
    3. Copied it to the relevant folder at the end of the path quoted - this was done through the finder

    Capture is still not recognising the D800E, and the camera's top plate flickers whilst Capture is open, until it is quit. Connection is through the USB3 cable to the USB2 port on a 2009 MBP, running 10.6.8 - if that is of use?

    Do you have any suggestions of what to do next? It seems to be working nicely for Andy - desperate for it to work on my system too. Perhaps if you guys could do a step by step guide??

    Sorry, and thanks in advance!!!
    Simon
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  • Andrew Ball
    [quote="NN130526UL" wrote:
    Hi James and Paul,

    please can you go through this workaround process a little more for the laymen. I think i have done all the steps in the workaround (I am using 6.4)

    1. Downloaded and installed Camera Control 2 (latest updated version)
    2. Found the Type0007 Module.bundle from the relevant folder and copied it...
    3. Copied it to the relevant folder at the end of the path quoted - this was done through the finder

    Capture is still not recognising the D800E, and the camera's top plate flickers whilst Capture is open, until it is quit. Connection is through the USB3 cable to the USB2 port on a 2009 MBP, running 10.6.8 - if that is of use?

    Do you have any suggestions of what to do next? It seems to be working nicely for Andy - desperate for it to work on my system too. Perhaps if you guys could do a step by step guide??

    Sorry, and thanks in advance!!!
    Simon


    although my cameras are not recognized in C1 you need to also copy one other file

    "Then copy the file: fileLibNkPTPDriver.dylib from the same location
    In to: Library/Application Support/Nikon/Camera Control Modules
    and place the fileLibNkPTPDriver.dylib into the Camera Control Modules folder"


    this made it so my camera didnt freak out when connected to C1. it wont support tethered shooting but i can download images from a card if there is one in the camera.
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  • bruce11
    This solution works for my D800, to control the camera through C1, I have shot both ways with Capture Control and C1.
    With C1 i get a band of green coming into shot from the right hand side, if I go back to shooting with Capture Control and
    processing with C1 it's not there. I am shooting .nef files. Link to top right hand crop of the frame.

    http://www.brucehead.com/Green_0033.jpg

    Any advice very welcome 😄
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  • BCSmithPhoto
    Hello,

    I have what I think is the newest Camera Control Pro 2, i just downloaded it from Nikons site. But I dont seem to have the Type0007 Module.bundle, my folder only goes up to 0005... I have CCP2 version 2.8, do i need to upgrade this? Please help, I understand the rest of the instructions, but have been unable to find any other info on finding the 0007module in my google adventures. Would someone be willing to email me a copy of the file? Thanks
    -Brian
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  • BCSmithPhoto
    I was able to figure it out myself. Nikon links to an older version of their software. the current is 2.11 The update downlaod is here: https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app ... .0-updater

    good luck
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  • paolo111
    sorry james,
    what's the file to move as the d800 one to tethered the d4 please?
    thank you
    paolo
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  • Luis Aragon
    Is there a workaround for the PC?
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  • NN117134UL1
    Did all the steps and still cant get it to work. Camera freaking out like listed above. Loaded the second file and it still freaks out. Images then dont even get into the capture folder in C1 with the hot folder enabled. Could this be because it is the trial version of capture controll v 2.11. I really dont want to buy nikons software when yours will be out soon. Any suggestions?
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  • Andrew311
    Quick update, to stress.. my experiences only !
    I just spent a morning with another photographer who had the same issues with camera not connecting, display flashing etc.

    The only difference was he didn't have Nikon Camera Control software on his machine. He downloaded and installed the latest version of Nikon software. (we had already moved the files as the workaround detailed previously)
    We launched CO6 and the D800 camera was "seen" and worked tethered straight away.
    You don't have to actually have Nikon Camera Control running, just on the Mac and this seems to do the trick.

    I hope this helps
    Andy
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    [quote="Andrew311" wrote:
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    You don't have to actually have Nikon Camera Control running, just on the Mac and this seems to do the trick.

    Andy, thanks for the update. One addition:

    You must NOT have Nikon Camera Control running if you want to tether to Capture One.
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  • Evan Gardner
    "Then copy the file: fileLibNkPTPDriver.dylib from the same location
    In to: Library/Application Support/Nikon/Camera Control Modules
    and place the fileLibNkPTPDriver.dylib into the Camera Control Modules folder"
    I have moved the Nikon camera module Type0007 Module.bundle into the proper location and
    Capture One is not recognizing my D800. The above quoted instructions sound confusing to me.
    "Then copy the file: fileLibNkPTPDriver.dylib from the same location
    In to: Library/Application Support/Nikon/Camera Control Modules"
    So am I supposed to copy the file from the Capture One Nikon/ Maid folder into the Nikon/ Camera Control Module folders? It's confusing to me because after those instructions it reads "and place the fileLibNkPTPDriver.dylib into the Camera Control Modules folder" That's stating two moves as I read it. What I'm I missing? Can someone please clarify this? By the way are people doing this with the trial version or do you have to purchase CCP2.
    Thanks,
    Evan
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  • Evan Gardner
    OK, It's all working fine now. I just had to close out of everything. Thanks
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  • Evan Gardner
    OK, I spoke too soon. Once Capture One recognized my D800 it said there was an update 6.4.2, which I installed, which caused the work around to go away. So I started over and moved the files into the new version. It's not working. Any ideas? If not guess i'll have to delete the new version and reload the old version.
    Thanks,
    Evan
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  • Evan Gardner
    OK, got it working. I had to add Type6000 as well as Type7000.
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    [quote="luisaragon" wrote:
    Is there a workaround for the PC?

    Yes, probably, but I can not test this as I do not have a Nikon as hand.

    To get you started, the file location in Capture One program folder for the Nikon MAID drivers is:
    C:\Program Files\Phase One\Capture One 6\CaptureProcess\CaptureCore\Nikon\MAID
    If you are able to find the appropriate file location inside the Nikon Camera Control folder, you can copy the necessary files and test.
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  • Paul Steunebrink
    [quote="NN634722883821803417UL" wrote:
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    Once Capture One recognized my D800 it said there was an update 6.4.2, which I installed, which caused the work around to go away.

    That is correct. Becausea program update removes the current program folder, you have to repeat the procedure after the update. Until a version comes along that includes the new Nikon files for the camera.
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  • NN133972UL1
    😄
    Thanks very much it really worked for me, now I have a tethered D800, wow!

    Enrique Arechavala, Mexico City
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  • paolo111
    thanks for all precious suggestions,
    just a little answer about a post that i sent few days ago about d4: anybody knows wich file i have to add in the same way as d800 file to tether d4 too?
    thanks again
    paolo
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