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How to speed up tendered capture?


Jul 15, 2009
I am shooting with a canon 5d3, Small jpeg, connected to laptop via USB cable that came with the camera. It takes 5 seconds for the image to appear on the screen. Is there a way to reduce the time to less than 2 seconds?
Jun 20, 2009
Houston, TX USA
Lightroom Experience
Power User
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USB3 if the camera and the computer would support it. The camera is only USB2. The camera processor has to have enough power to quickly convert the sensor data to a full JPEG/CR2 file. And sufficient buffer capacity to cache the I/O. Once on your computer the file needs to be read by LR and there your computer processor speed CPU cores and RAM determine the performance. All in all, I'd say the biggest throttle is the USB2 followed by the limited processing power of the camera.