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Old 21-02-2009, 08:38 AM
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Anyone used a Canon DSLR over the Internet?

Hi all,

I am just starting to look into how to allow other people to use my Canon 1000D via the Internet (maybe 30 second astro photos), and I am wondering if anyone has experience in doing this?

To date nothing on the Canon website leapt out in a quick search. I am slowly working my way through the massive amount of software that came with the camera and so far have found a piece of software that has something to do with IP addresses for the camera.

I do know that the higher end Canons have this option (mentioned in an ad somewhere) and I am hoping that as the 1000D has 'live view' that it shares this feature.

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Paul Floyd.
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Old 21-02-2009, 01:04 PM
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Do you mean as a webcam Paul?
Would have to do sound some other way....
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Old 21-02-2009, 03:28 PM
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Use the camera as a DSLR - not a webcam

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Do you mean as a webcam Paul?
Would have to do sound some other way....
Rob,

I was thinking as a normal camera. I am beginning to 'pull my hair out' so to speak because the ad (which I can't find) said you can use a Canon camera via the Internet.

Since I posted the first message, I really haven't got any further with locating how to do it. I can use successfully use the Canon 'Live View' function which allows me to control the camera remotely (inc. focus) from my computer.

What I can't find is which bit of Canon software allows me to use the camera via the internet.

Paul.
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Old 21-02-2009, 04:08 PM
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Old 21-02-2009, 07:20 PM
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Or TIghtVNC, or TeamViewer (both free)

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Old 21-02-2009, 08:07 PM
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Hi Paul

How would you focus?

Is the camera in a fixed position or attached to to some tracking / robotic mount?

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Old 22-02-2009, 12:52 AM
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Hi Paul

How would you focus?

Is the camera in a fixed position or attached to to some tracking / robotic mount?

Brendan
Hi Brendan,

Good to hear from you.

In regards to focusing, if you have a Canon lens with built in motor (ie the 'autofocus ones') you can adjust it remotely using the 'Live View' software. It does a very nice job and you don't have to physically touch the camera. It is of course a different matter if the camera is attached directly to the telescope. Don't have any plans at the moment on the second option.

As for what the camera is attached to, don't have any plans at present. I just want to find out if I can control the camera over the net. The ad said you could but as of yet, I haven't found which bit of software to use.

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Paul.
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