CameraRC Deluxe Features
Runs Natively on Both Mac and Windows
CameraRC Deluxe features support for Windows 8 through Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) through Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave). To run on Mac Computer Systems CameraRC Deluxe does NOT require the installation of Windows. NOTE that Mojave is the LAST version of macOS supported – See our news item for more information/
Compare Images Using Light Table
The Professional Edition of CameraRC includes a Light Table that can directly compare between 1 and 4 of the captured or previously captured images. Our light table lets you easily zoom in on an area of the image and synchronously pan the images. Find out more in our Video Tutorial.
Advanced Interval Capabilities
There are 4 Interval Modes available with CameraRC Deluxe: Start Stop Time, Set Time Length, Number of shots, and Schedules; these allow configuring intervals from the most simple to complex weekly schedules. You can find out more about interval shooting by checking out our section on Interval Shooting Mode in the help manual.
Live View Masks and Onion Skins
CameraRC Deluxe Professional Edition has both Image Masks and Onions Skins to aid you in composing your images. An Image Mask is shown to the right; in this case an 8 X 10 mask has been overlaid on the live view image to show how an 8 X 10 crop would print. The transparency of the overlaid portion can be varied from invisible to opaque.
Onion Skins as shown at the right allow you to overlay a previous image capture on the current live view display. Note that the overlay will not appear in the final image, but is used in live view composing. As with an Image Mask the transparency of the Onion Skin can be varied. Onion skins are often used to ensure that objects on subsequent captures appear in the same location on each capture.
Focus Stack Capture
Image Focus Stacks are used to achieve a greater depth of focus when capturing images similar to the way High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) is used to create images with a greater dynamic Range. To create a Focus Stack requires that multiple images of the same object be captured each at a different focus point and then those images be combined to create a single image. CameraRC Deluxe has the capability to capture an image focus stack and will automatically changing the focus point on each image capture. Once a set of images are captured they can be used with ancillary Focus Stacking software to create a final focus stack image. Check out our Focus Stack tutorial for more information.
Advanced Bracketing Capabilities
CameraRC provides bracketing support for all Nikon Cameras. There are two modes of bracketing available, Standard bracketing and Extended bracketing.
Standard bracketing is supported by most, but not all, Nikon Cameras (D40, D40X, D60, D80, and D200 are excluded). The bracketing capabilities vary by camera model with some supporting HDR bracketing.
Extended bracketing is a feature of CameraRC and is supported for all Nikon Cameras. Extended bracketing provides exposure bracketing only and the bracketing control is done by CameraRC. The advantage of extended bracketing is that the exposure brackets can be set to take more bracket shots that is normally available with Standard bracketing. Find out more about Extended Bracketing in our Bracketing Tutorial.
Styled & Scaled Interface
CameraRC Deluxe has over a dozen different user interface styles from which you can select. Whether you prefer a dark or light interface CameraRC Deluxe has the look you want. The CameraRC Deluxe interface also can scale independent of the operating system from 70% to 130% to fit into a small screen or give your eyes a rest by zooming to a large size.
Flexible File Saving
CameraRC Deluxe tethering software downloads images as you shoot them exactly as they are produced by the camera and never alters the image content. With most Nikon cameras you have the option of leaving the image on the camera memory card, downloading and saving the images to the computer, saving backup copies, or saving to all locations at the time of capture. Check out the File Save Options Tutorial to find out all about File Saving with CameraRC Deluxe.
The File Save Options allows the creation of save settings for different shooting sessions. These options let you save your raw and jpg images to different locations as well as save mirror (backup) copies to a separate location. With camera models that allow saving images to both the Camera and Computer you can also use the Camera File and Folder name when saving the file on the computer.
You can create dynamic paths based on the date/time and camera model using the subfolder settings. When creating sub-paths you can create a variety of sub-paths using the date and time with path separators between the parameters.
CameraRC Deluxe integrates into your work-flow with the ability to send the images directly to an editing or printing program – the images can be sent manually or automatically when the image is captured.
Getting Started with Show Me How
Nikon cameras have many controls and it can often be difficult to relate those controls to a tethering program. The unique Show Me How feature of CameraRC Deluxe provides guided instructions on setting up many camera operations and explains the settings. Play the video below to see the “Show Me How” feature in action.
Live View Aids
The Live View Aids in CameraRC Deluxe provide a number of displays on the live view to help in image composition.
On most camera models the virtual horizon can be displayed to help with camera alignment.
With all camera models CameraRC Deluxe provides gridlines. There are options to set the number of horizontal and vertical lines as well as the thickness, color, and transparency of the lines.
An often little know composition aid is the Golden Spiral – with a Golden Spiral the focal point of an image is placed at the point where the spiral diminishes. CameraRC Deluxe can overlay a Golden Spiral on the live view image that can be rotate and flipped into any quadrent
The CameraRC Deluxe Control Finder makes it easy to locate most any control for your camera in the program interface. The Control Finder locates any control that contains in its title or help text the search words used. When a control is selected the control finder will bring the window with the control to visibility and will highlight the control.
Custom Picture Control Wizard
CameraRC Deluxe has a feature for setting up Custom Picture Controls. Using the Custom Picture Control Wizard makes it easy to configure and name Custom Picture Controls.
Cmage & Live View Histograms
CameraRC can display the histogram for live view and captured image. Using the check boxes the histogram for the individual colors or brightness (Luminescence) can be selected. The histogram can be resized by grabbing and sides or corners of the display window.
CameraRC Deluxe Professional Edition includes a Custom Bracketing that allows creating bracket sequences that span any number of Exposure Values and can use any number of shots. With a Custom Bracket you can shoot with exposures of plus and minus 16 EV within the limits of the camera controls. See our Video Tutorial or Help for more information.