CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.3.0 Release

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This release of CameraRC Deluxe primarily addresses  Camera Disconnects on Mac Computers. You can read more about this at the separate post on Intermittent Camera Disconnects with Older Nikon Models. We also fixed a couple of other smaller problems and added the capability to Shoot Intervals while in Live View. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

Intermittent Camera Disconnects on Mac with Older Nikon Models

It was reported that on some Mac systems intermittent camera disconnects were being seen with older Nikon Models (Seen on D3 and D300). We extensively researched this issue and it seemed to be related to the Nikon provided libraries that we use to connect to the cameras and the version of MacOS being used. Testing with newer camera models like the D800 and D750 did not appear to exhibit this problem.

We made significant improvements in our 2.2.5 release and seem to  have eliminated the disconnect problem as best we can tell. We have tested the 2.3.0 release by shooting thousands of images with a D300, D750, and D800 without encountering any disconnects except on the D300 as noted below.

Maximum Shot Count Disconnects

We did find, however, that we could induce disconnects on the D300 by setting the shot count to the maximum allowed when shooting RAW+JPG. For example, with a D300 shooting RAW+JPG Fine-Large the maximum shot count is 15. Setting the Shot Count in the program to 15 we could induce a disconnect typically within a couple of attempts. By reducing the shot count to one or two below maximum we were not able to induce disconnects with our testing; this leads us to believe that the issue is in some way related to the camera itself and not a software issue as our investigation showed that the camera hung on a request from our software. We did not see this issue of disconnecting with a maximum shot count on our other cameras, but cannot guarantee that it could not be an issue.

The maximum shot count is effected by the image type (JPG or RAW) and the image compression. You can determine the maximum shot count by setting the Shot Count to 100 and hitting the shutter release on the program; on the status line at the bottom of the Camera Control Window you will see an information message that states the Shot Count Limited by Camera to XX, where XX is the number it was limited to – we recommend setting a value of at least 2 or 3 less than the maximum to reduce the risk of disconnects should you encounter this problem.

Depending on the Camera and the Version of MacOS the camera will in many cases reconnect and complete the download of images. If desired you can set the “Don’t Show Again” option when the error first occurs and the camera will reconnect and if possible download the remaining images. The reconnect seems to work best on the MacOS Sierra release.

If you should encounter an issue with your camera disconnecting during image download don’t hesitate to contact us for further guidance and assistance.

 

CAMERARC DELUXE VERSION 2.2.2 RELEASE

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This is a small release that adds support for the Nikon D5 Firmware Update 2. Also in this release is a fix for a defect that was causing intermittent crashes when using a D5, D500, or D7500. You can find out more information in the Release Notes.

CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.2.0 Release

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In this release of CameraRC Deluxe we added support for the Nikon D7500. Also added is a new Custom Bracketing feature for the Professional Edition. Custom Bracketing allows creating brackets that use any combination of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Sensitivity (ISO) to create brackets that can span the full exposure range of your Nikon Camera with any number of shots – A perfect addition for photographing the upcoming solar eclipse.

This release also incorporates the latest version of the Nikon provided camera libraries for Mac that resolve some potential issues in OSX 10.12 (Sierra). For more information on the changes see the Release Notes.

CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.1.7 Released

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This is a small maintenance releases that fixes an issue primarily with Mac computers intermittently disconnecting from the camera following an image capture. See the 2.1.7 Release Notes. See Release Notes 2.1.6 for a summary of major changes in the last 2 releases.

CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.1.6 Released

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This is a small maintenance releases that fixes an issue with Mac computers not showing all controls on the Live View and Shooting tabs of the camera control panel. An issue with not being able to set focus points when in 3D Matrix focus mode was corrected. See the 2.1.6 Release Notes for a full description of changes in this and 2.1.5 release.

CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.1.5 Released

The latest release of CameraRC Deluxe is major usability improvement release. We have added the capability to use Voice Commands for common capture operations. The Live View Window has also seen a major upgrade so that the major controls needed when in Live View are contained on the Live View Window itself. We also added a toolbar to the image viewer for operations on that page. Check out all the enhancements and bug fixes in the 2.1.5 Release Notes.

CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.0.5 Released

The latest release of CameraRC Deluxe is primarily a small fix release. In addition to fixing a few issues we have updated the Libraries provided by Nikon on Mac computers to better support MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) release. We also made some enhancements to the Activation process to address errors on Windows 7 when Network Adapters are not enabled.

The defects corrected are as follows:

  • Corrected intermittent issue on Mac computers with some camera models disconnecting when starting/stopping Live View.
  • Corrected bug with image panning not working in Image Viewer.
  • Fixed issue with interval timer operation in start-stop mode not working correctly.
  • Corrected issues with Variable Gridlines being hidden when Live View Window is expanded.

With this release CameraRC Deluxe no longer officially supports Windows Vista or MacOS 10.8 (Mountain Lion). While we have tested on both of these releases and they do appear functional, we cannot guarantee error free operation as our tool vendors no longer officially support these OS releases. Note that Windows Vista End of Life and support from Microsoft terminates April 11, 2017. While Apple does not have an official End Of Life policy, they stopped sending out security updates for 10.8 in August of 2015.

CameraRC Deluxe Version 2.0.0 Released

We are excited to announce a new release of CameraRC Deluxe that adds some significant new features to our product and also introduces our new Professional Edition. This release also adds support for the Nikon D5 Update 1 and the D5600 cameras. For a full list of changes see the Release Notes.

The major new features introduced in this release that are part of the Professional (PRO) release are:

  • Image Comparison Light Table – Now you can compare multiple images on a light table to determine the best copy of a captured image.
  • Variable Gridlines – Create vertical and horizontal gridlines at any location on a live view image – save the gridlines for future use.
  • New Licensing Terms – Our PRO license lets you install and use CameraRC Deluxe on up to 3 computer systems at the same time.

See the Edition Comparisons page to see the major differences between the Professional and Standard editions.