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ControlMyNikon

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The Most Features. The Best Features. Period.

What's the difference between ControlMyNikon Standard and Pro?

Pro can ‘Send Image to Batch File’, ‘Print Reports’, ‘Use ODBC Data Sources for batch shooting’, ‘Receive commands via TCP/IP’ and ‘Print Profiles’. The Standard version cannot do these things.

What's the difference between ControlMyNikon and Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2?

ControlMyNikon is a far better value at a lower price and has many more features.

Feature comparison

STANDARD

PRO

CCPRO2

Our prices include a 60-day money back guarantee.  It includes support and does not require a subscription.

$39.95

$59.95

$180.00

With the Standard Edition, use your product key on up to three computers that you own at no additional cost. And with the Pro Edition, use it on up to ten computers.

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For up to sixty days after purchase, we’ll refund you if you have a problem with the software that we can’t resolve. So rest easy, we’ve got you covered.

Live View

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CCPRO2

Double-clicking (or clicking the autofocus button) on the live view image will move the focus box and run the contrast autofocus. A lens capable of autofocus is required.

 

You can nudge the focus forward or backwards for an distance (step) you can set.  Great for confirming (or not) that the body auto-focus did indeed find the best focus.  Best used with the Focus Peaking feature to easily see which areas are in focus.

Note: Requires a CPU lens, which is most of the modern Nikon lenses.  Some third-party lenses like Tamron and Sigma will work because they try to emulate the Nikon CPU lens functions, but not all of them work, so be sure to give it a try in the trial version.

You can begin and end recording from the live view screen and once the recording has ended, the video file will be automatically transferred to your PC.  It can be viewed in the image browser.

Note: Available only on 1V3, D4, D4S, D5, D500, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500.

You can move the live view window to another monitor, so that you could have the main part of the app with the image browser on one monitor, and live view on a different monitor.

You can use the panning keyboard shortcuts to move the focus box left, right, up, or down.  While zoomed in, it will instead move the entire image while the focus box will remain centered.

Zoom in to reveal additional detail.  This is not a digital zoom, but rather a zoom within the sensor’s capture area which is as large as the largest image format available the body.

Use an image of the same dimensions as the live view image and overlay it with adjustable opacity and an option to set it to grayscale.

Use the Rotation: Inverted setting to make it easier to get oriented while shooting on a copystand.  Note: Shim your copystand a bit (like with a bit of paper) so the body orientation sensor doesn’t get confused.

Rotate the live view image to override the body orientation sensor. This is useful when the body is pointed straight up or down, or if you would like to preview in landscape or portrait.

Select from 17 different aspect ratio’s to help visualize the cropping you may do in post-processing.

Set an overlay of a custom color and opacity to mark areas of the live view image that are sharpest.  Great for seeing which areas are in focus in images with difficult lighting.

Show areas of the image that are within an exposure range, outside of an exposure range, or both.  You can also set a custom color and opacity to these exposure markers, so you can be sure that you never over/under expose again.  This is also known as ‘Zebras’, but way more powerful.

Note: This only works with non-strobe lighting.

Set a Rule of Thirds, Rebatment 1 and 2 and any other combination of vertical and horizontal line overlay.  You can also set the line thickness and visibility.

Show areas of the image that are within an exposure range, outside of an exposure range, or both.  You can also set a custom color and opacity to these exposure markers, so you can be sure that you never over/under expose again.  This is also known as ‘Zebras’, but way more powerful.

Note: This only works with non-strobe lighting.

Launches a separate live view window (called a Monitor) that does not have the toolbars or overlays.  You can put this on another monitor and is useful for showing clients or models the framed shot, but without all the bells and whistles of the full live view screen.

 

Detach and set the live view window to full-screen to make it easier to work with smaller monitors.

This allows you to increase the live view brightness so that you can see in dimly lit scenes where you are using strobes.  Some bodies don’t automatically brighten live view, so this is a way you can do it and see what you are doing.

 

Set it to grayscale so that you can more clearly see guides, focus peaking, exposure markers and other overlays.

You can set the live view image to be shown as a positive, which is what a negative looks like when it has been developed.  This helps you optimize your lighting and color balance to help reduce image post-processing.

 

Image Browser

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CCPRO2

View EXIF and IPTC metadata.  You can set default values in the program.

You can search by any of the IPTC metadata fields.  This is useful if you have embedded any IPTC fields with session information such as subject name, location etc.

View your captured video.

You can move the image browser window to another monitor, so that you could have the main part of the app with live view on one monitor, and the image browser on a different monitor.

The histogram for the image is shown, along with a pointer on the graph showing where the pixel under the mouse cursor currently is.  This allows you to investigate image areas for exposure.

You can also display the histogram on the thumbstrip.

Launch an external image editor with the image loaded and ready for editing.

Show the filename and histogram along with any EXIF and IPTC data you want, all in the thumbstrip.

Use the Magnifier to zoom in right down to the pixel level.

Shown any combination of JPG, RAW and MOV files, or hide any of them.

Detach and set the image browser window to full-screen to make it easier to work with smaller monitors, or move it to another monitor.

Run a batch file (.bat) to run after each image capture or on demand.  Use this to send images for external processing, or copy the image to another location automatically.  Pro version only.

Print the entire image along with metadata, or a contact sheet with many images per sheet.  Pro version only.

The body shutter release count and serial number is displayed in the EXIF metadata.

Thumbnail generation can be set to run in one or more threads, depending on your PC’s capabilities.

Workflows

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CCPRO2

Capture a series of images in Manual mode with varying shutter speeds.

Capture long exposures of greater than 30 second duration.

Capture a series of images very quickly.

Capture a series of images once every x seconds.  You can use it a basic Timelapse workflow, although there is a dedicated Timelapse workflow with more options.

A comprehensive film-making tool where you can show the previously captured image as an onionskin, and play the captured images as a simulated video.

Manually start and stop capturing a series of images or start and stop at set dates and time.  You can chain this with the HDR workflow to get the images you need for a HDR timelapse.

Capture an image with greater than 30 second exposure by using the camera’s built-in bulb mode, or an external DSUSB device.  A calculator for figuring out how long to expose for a given ND filter is provided.

Available only on 1V3, Df, D4, D4S, D5, D500, D4S, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7100, D7200, D7500. Other bodies can do bulb with a DSUSB external trigger device.

Capture a series of images at increasing focus distances and shallow depth of field so that you can later combine these images for greater depth of field in an external program such as Zerene Stacker. 

Only available on bodies that have live view and a lens with a focus motor that can be controlled remotely. Most newer Nikon lenses support this, but some third party lenses do not. If you don’t have this, a StackShot can still be used.

Capture images, such as for school or team photos and embed data for each subject into the file name, folder name and IPTC metadata.

You can also use a barcode scanner to embed the data, and optionally pre-load data that is linked to the barcode, which will eventually be embedded into the IPTC metadata.  You can also print barcodes for that data.

For the Batch workflow.  Use an OBDC data connection to an external database (such as MSSQL or Oracle) to retrieve data to be embedded as IPTC metadata.  This saves you time since you do not need to import your data into the program before shooting.

Triggers

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CCPRO2

Assign a keyboard shortcut to trigger the shutter with any key.

Click on the Shoot buttons on the main app and live view toolbars.

Use our simple web app to trigger the shutter with a touch of the screen on a smartphone or tablet.

Use your microphone to detect a sound above a set threshold to trigger the shutter.

Use your microphone/headset to trigger the shutter by spoken word or phrase.

Trigger the shutter when movement over a set threshold is detected in a set area of the live view image.  Great for capturing birds at the bird feeder while you are doing something else.

Use a Powerpoint remote as a wireless keyboard mapped to keyboard shortcuts to trigger the shutter.

If you are a coder, you can write an app that sends data over the network to trigger the shutter.

File Management

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PRO

CCPRO2

You can save images directly to the card without transferring them automatically to the PC after each shot.

NOTE:  Workflows are disabled when saving only to the card.  If you save to the card + computer, workflows will be enabled.

Available only on Df, D3S, D4, D4S, D5, D500, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500.

Use a token like @DATETIME or @BID to embed data into the filename.

Use a token like @DATETIME or @BID to embed data into the folder name.

Start the main counter at any value you like.  This is not the same counter that your camera uses for naming files.

You can set a destination folder to receive a copy of every image you capture.

Use batch data token like @BID, @BD1, @BD2… to embed data into the filename or folder name.  You can even embed into IPTC metadata.

Metadata

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CCPRO2

You can set IPTC default values and these will be embedded in the image metada when the image is captured and transferred automatically to the PC.

Use batch data token like @BID, @BD1, @BD2… to embed data into IPTC fields.

All EXIF and IPTC data is shown in the image browser and can be displayed in the thumbstrip.

You can set a destination folder to receive a copy of every image you capture.

Integration

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CCPRO2

After capturing a focus stack, you can automatically send it to Zerene Stacker for processing.

Use a DSUSB to trigger bulb mode on certain older cameras that do not support tethered bulb mode.

Use a StackShot instead of a CPU lense for focus stacking.

Connect to external databases like MSSQL or Oracle to retrieve data for Batch shooting.

Support

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PRO

CCPRO2

Full Email support via email is included with your purchase.

Browse the forum or ask your questions to other users.

Search and browse the knowledge base and it’s many articles.

Watch the tutorial videos to see the software in action.

Even More Features

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CCPRO2

You can set the clock on the camera body to the current PC date and time.

You can view the camera’s battery level.

You can calibrate the white balance by using a grey card.

View the current exposure when not in Manual mode in a handy meter.

Set the Manual and TTL internal flash levels.

Save the camera settings to a profile, which can be assigned a unique name and then quickly reloaded later. Example of profiles would be ‘Portrait’, ‘Flowers’, ‘Birds’.  You can print out your profile for future reference.

Select a user interface theme which has the best color combination for you.  There are over 100 themes to choose from.

Trigger the shutter and embed data in your images metadata by using a barcode scanner.

Print out your barcodes that you use for Batch shooting.

You can assign a keyboard key to pretty well any program function, like triggering the shutter, opening the image browser, focusing, etc.

As many cores as needed will be used for camera communication and thumbnail generation.

Feature comparison

STANDARD

PRO

CCPRO2

Our prices include a 60-day money back guarantee.  It includes support and does not require a subscription.

$39.95

$59.95

$180.00

With the Standard Edition, use your product key on up to three computers that you own at no additional cost. And with the Pro Edition, use it on up to ten computers.

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10

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For up to sixty days after purchase, we’ll refund you if you have a problem with the software that we can’t resolve. So rest easy, we’ve got you covered.

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Tutorial Videos

A great way to learn how to use ControlMyNikon. Just sit back and watch us set it up and use it in games.

Knowledge Base

Lots of great articles with tips and tricks on how to get the most out of ControlMyNikon.

Forums

Find answers to issues and questions that others have encountered or post your own.