CameraRC Deluxe will not be supporting versions of macOS after Mojave (10.14); this regrettable situation is a result of Apple requiring all applications to be 64 bit beginning with Catalina (10.15) and the provider of the tools that we use to build CameraRC Deluxe being unwilling to provide us with tools to build for 64 bit on macOS. Our suggestions if you wish to continue to use CameraRC Deluxe on macOS are to either remain on Mojave or an earlier release of macOS, or switch to using our Windows version on macOS by running inside of a Windows Virtual machine. Our apologies to those impacted by this change – we tried for 3 years to get our tools vendor to update to 64 bit and were told it was on their roadmap, it was only last month we were notified they no longer have plans to update leaving us with no alternative but to discontinue future support for macOS.
We are happy to announce Release 2.5.1 of CameraRC Deluxe that now has support for the new Z6 & Z7 mirror-less cameras from Nikon and official support for macOS Mojave. In addition to support for the new cameras, this release also incorporates the latest Nikon SDK’s that give improved stability on all releases of macOS. For more information on the release checkout the release notes.
This is primarily a small bug release that fixes a couple of small issues with Mac computers and some minor problems in the capture of White Balance Presets. To get more details on the fixes please check the Release Notes.
Our latest Release of CameraRC Deluxe now features support for the Nikon D850 – Thanks to those customers who helped us in testing and for everyone’s patience.
We also have added a few enhancements and fixed a couple of small defects. Also fixed were issues with the D500 not being detected on some computers and intermittent crashes with the D7500. Finally, we now officially support macOS High Sierra (10.13) that did have a few small issues in the prior releases. Please note that macOS 10.8 (Mountain Lion), macOS 10.9 (Mavericks), and Windows Vista are not longer officially supported – CameraRC Deluxe may install and run but we are unable to provide any support for these operating systems. To get a full list of enhancements and fixes please check the Release Notes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have just published over 15 Video Tutorials that delve into installing, configuring, and using CameraRC Deluxe. You can find these videos on our Video Tutorial Page or at the CameraRC Deluxe YouTube Channel.