ONsite is a system that provides 110 volts of power from DTAP batteries. If you are coming from the video or movie industry you are probably familiar with DTAP. If you are coming from the stills industry, DTAP is a port often used on V-Mount (and Gold mount) batteries to supply a second power port aside from the main connector. This family of batteries packs a lot of power in a small form factor. you usually use a V-Mount battery to power a big camera, a monitor, some lights and more accessories; they are mighty.
As well as cables and wireless tethering, the other thing Tether Tools is well known for is their range of power system for various cameras and tools. Products like the Case Relay have made lives a lot easier for a lot of DSLR and mirrorless shooters when it comes to power. But that isn’t the only power solution they offer. We had a chat with them at PhotoPlus 2019 to find out more about their power options and how they can help photographers and filmmakers.
It’s been three years since we saw the Tether Tools Case Air unveiled at Photokina 2016. It offered a lot of options for wirelessly tethering your camera to their dedicated app running on a tablet. Now, though, the new Tether Tools Air Direct lets you wirelessly tether any camera using your regular desktop software. Lightroom, Capture One, or whatever you want.
We caught up with Tether Tools at PhotoPlus 2019 to find out more about it and its capabilities.
As it turned out, their website had a photo which was used without the photographer’s permission. When they realized it, they removed the image and issued both personal and public apology to the photographer.
Of all the features I’ve read about regarding the Sony A7RIII, this is the one that’s probably impressed me the most. I don’t often shoot tethered, but when I do, it’s often quickly. Usually, I’ve got animals in front of the camera, and they tend not to take direction very well. So, I’m shooting fast, then waiting for the computer to catch up.
According to this video from photographer Evan Guttman, that waiting all goes away with the new A7RIII. In burst mode, it manages to transfer shots from the camera to Capture One in under a second each over USB3. And yes, he’s shooting raw, not jpg.
Accessories are the unsung heroes of photography. They’re the items we own, that aid in our photography, but of which we rarely speak. They help get us out of a bind, or become invaluable to our workflow.
Here are some of our favourite accessories that we use on pretty much every shoot.
If you are shooting with a Sony camera, you know that they eat and spit batteries faster than I eat M&Ms. One trivial options is carry another set of batteries (though originals are about $45 each). What I am doing is using off the shelf power banks to run the Sony for much longer than its original battery.
I have used the Camranger before on tradeshows and it was very smooth. The Case Air appears to be no different. It provides several nice functions: sending the files you shoot into a tablet/computer; A basic monitor; some focus peaking and so on.