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Tethered multiple camera


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Apr 7, 2016
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Hi. This is my first post on these forums, although I've used Lightroom since it began. I'm working on a large headshot project for a client and need to shoot 300 headshots in 2 days. I always shoot tethered using Nikon D3s and D4. Once shots are taken, client reviews with my assistant on a laptop. I want to avoid backups in reviewing to help keep the shoot flowing. Thought I would throw this out to the forum to see what ideas might spring up.
Has anyone tried shooting 2 cameras tethered to the same laptop? (The last mention of this on these forums was back in 2011)
If so, what's your experience of it?
Can the laptop operator be reviewing photos with one client while the shots from the next client are flowing in from the camera?
It could be that I end up with 2 cameras and two laptops and two assistants. This might actually be the best route. I'm interested to hear other peoples ideas and experiences.
Oct 8, 2007
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Power User
How do you shoot tethered, Karen? You'd probably be OK with the old auto import folder method where both cameras save to the same folder, but the new tethered panel only allows a single camera, I think. You could have one camera using the tethering panel, the other would be saving to a watched folder.

If you end up with 2 of each, that may be simpler. One interesting aspect is that tethering now allows you to send new pictures to a collection. If that collection is synced to LrMobile, new pictures are synced automatically, so you can have them all going into the same catalogue, good for controlling everything, but then use iPads or a browser lightroom.adobe.com to do crops and broad brush adjustments. This option would allow multiple operators, though only with some adjustments and some metadata.