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Camera Tethering Support

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Overview

The Camera Tethering Support can function in untethered mode or in tethered mode.

Untethered mode is the initial mode when there is no camera connected to the PC via Arago or when the camera model is incompatible with the Tethering Support. In this mode the Camera panel is limited to only a few settings which can be manually changed by the user.

 

Tethered mode is initiated as soon as a compatible camera is connected to Arago. Starting Arago Control also starts the listener for detecting connected cameras. Initially, if there are no cameras connected, the panel will be available only with general settings in untethered mode

 

To activate the Camera Tethering Support you must login to Arago Control with the provided credentials. This is a one-time requirement and the activation will persist across sessions and updates.

 

Untethered mode

 

Untethered mode initiates by default. In this mode, only Aperture, Shutter Speed and Focal Length are displayed and are required by Arago Control to calculate distortion coefficients used in depth-of-field computations of auto-generated positions. In this mode, users are required to manually input the values to align with the camera settings.

Camera Calibration and Posing is also possible and should be done before proceeding to travel and take images.

 

Untethered

 

Tethering to Your Camera

 

Once mounted on Arago, connect the Camera via USB to one of the ports available in the back of the tilt. If you are using one of the cameras mentioned in the list of compatible cameras, Arago Control will automatically connect to it and load all the settings.

Tethered

There can be settings such as Program Mode which are not editable via software, depending on the used camera model and the underlying software operating system that the camera has to offer.

It is highly important to Calibrate and Pose the camera before capturing images with Arago.

Multi-Cam Support (Limited)

The Camera Tethering Support can connect to up to 3 cameras simultaneously, mounted on Arago. In this case, you need to specify which camera is your primary camera.

To change between cameras, you can open the camera dropdown and select a different camera.

The primary camera should be indicated by the user. Arago Control automatically sets the first connected camera as primary camera. However, we recommend to mark as primary camera the unit mounted in the center of the tilt element. The other cameras will act as supporting cameras.

When connecting multiple cameras, remember that your captured dataset expands with each additional camera. In such scenarios, it is recommended to generate fewer positions, but with more dispersion, as the parallax effect is guaranteed by the supporting camera(s).

 

Live View

 
You can enable live view by using the checkbox available in the Camera panel (1). The live view can be used to check in realtime any camera settings adjustments made and can also be used for the AR overlap functionality (2).
 live view primary camera 
Multiple live views can be opened in parallel for each connected camera.
 

Supported Camera Models

 

Canon

 
Canon M6 Mark II
Canon R
Canon Ra
Canon R5
Canon R6
Canon R7
Canon R10
Canon RP
Canon 1D C
Canon 1D X Mark II
Canon 1Ds Mark III
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark V
Canon 5Ds
Canon 5Ds R
Canon 6D
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 7D
Canon 40D
Canon 50D
Canon 60D
Canon 70D
Canon 77D / 9000D
Canon 80D
Canon 90D
Canon 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7
Canon 200D / Rebel SL2 / Kiss X8
Canon 250D / Rebel SL3 / Kiss X10 / 200D Mark II
Canon 450D / Rebel XSi / Kiss X2
Canon 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3
Canon 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4
Canon 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
Canon 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
Canon 700D / Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i
Canon 750D / Rebel T6i / Kiss X8i
Canon 760D / Rebel T6s / 8000D
Canon 800D / Rebel T7i / Kiss X9i
Canon 850D / Rebel T8i / Kiss X10i
Canon 1000D / Rebel XS / Kiss F
Canon 1100D / Rebel T3 / Kiss X50
Canon 1200D / Rebel T5 / Kiss X70
Canon 1300D / Rebel T6 / Kiss X80
Canon 2000D / Rebel T7 / Kiss X90 / 1500D
Canon 4000D / Rebel T100 / 3000D
 

Nikon

 
Nikon Z5
Nikon Z6
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z7
Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z9
Nikon Z8
Nikon Z50
Nikon D3
Nikon D3s
Nikon D3X
Nikon D4
Nikon D4s
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Nikon DF
Nikon D800
Nikon D800E
Nikon D810
Nikon D850
Nikon D700
Nikon D750
Nikon D780
Nikon D600
Nikon D610
Nikon D300
Nikon D300s
Nikon D500
Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
Nikon D5000
Nikon D5100
Nikon D5200
Nikon D5300
Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3100
Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300
Nikon D3400
Nikon D3500
Nikon D40
Nikon D60
Nikon D80
Nikon D90
 

Sony

 
Sony a6000
Sony a6100
Sony a6300
Sony a6400
Sony a6500
Sony a6600
Sony a1
Sony a7
Sony a7 II
Sony a7 III
Sony a7 IV
Sony a7C
Sony a7R
Sony a7R II
Sony a7R III
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7S
Sony a7S II
Sony a7S III
Sony a9
Sony UMC-R10C
Sony ZV-E10
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