DSLR Remote Pro for Windows Help
DSLR Remote Pro for Windows allows the Canon EOS digital SLRs to be operated tethered to a PC using a USB or FireWire cable. All of the camera's controls remain fully operational when connected to the PC and pictures can be taken directly using the camera's shutter release or remotely from the PC.
It is advisable to use a mains DC adaptor when using DSLR Remote Pro for Windows for extended periods or when using the time lapse features. If the camera is located a long way from the PC or is not easily accessible it is essential that there is a way of turning the power to the camera on and off. Then if there is a communication failure between the camera and PC it is possible to turn everything off and to start again.
Photo Booth Mode
Please see the section on photo booth shooting for help on setting up a photo booth.
Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Drivers for for older camera models for Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista can be downloaded from Canon's website: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer
Click on "Download Library" to download the drivers for your camera. Newer cameras like the Canon EOS 40D, 50D, 60D, 1D Mark IV, Rebel T3i/EOS 600D etc. don't require drivers to be downloaded for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Please note: Some older models can't be controlled on Windows Vista but can be controlled on Windows XP. Please see the table below for a list of supported camera models and operating systems:
* Please install the Canon camera drivers for Windows Vista to use these camera models on 32-bit Windows 7 and 32-bit Windows 8
WARNING: Taking pictures from the camera and saving them to the camera's memory card and the PC is not recommended with the EOS D60, EOS 300D Digital, EOS Digital Rebel and EOS Kiss Digital. The camera may become unstable and crash or cause DSLR Remote Pro for Windows to crash and images may be lost.
Please ensure you are using the latest firmware for your camera and the latest USB or FireWire drivers are installed on your computer. These can be downloaded from Canon's website: http://consumer.usa.canon.com (click on the "Download library" button). Please also check that when using older camera models the camera is set to "Normal" communication mode and not "PTP" before connecting to it using DSLR Remote Pro for Windows (this can be set via the camera's menus).
DSLR Remote Pro can wirelessly control the Canon EOS 6D and mid to high end Canon DSLRs with the appropriate Canon WFT Wireless File Transmitter. Before running DSLR Remote Pro the connection between the camera and computer needs to be setup by using the wireless settings on the camera and by running Canon's WFT Pairing Utility on the PC (this is supplied on the software CD that comes with the camera). Please see the instructions that came with the camera or WFT Wireless File Transmitter for details. Once the camera and PC have been paired successfully DSLR Remote Pro will connect to the camera just like a normal wired USB connection. Please make sure no other software (e.g. Canon's EOS Utility) is running as this may prevent DSLR Remote Pro from connecting to the camera.
In operation the wireless connection should work just the same as a normal wired USB connection and give full access to the camera's controls, live view etc. The wireless connection may be slower than a USB connection, particularly as the distance between the camera and computer or wireless access point increases.
Canon EOS 6D: The Canon EOS 6D has WiFi built-in to the camera and this works exactly the same as other camera models with separate WFT Wireless File Transmitter units except that it is not possible to capture video with the Canon EOS 6D when using the WiFi connection.
The USB port on the Canon EOS 6D is disabled when WiFi is enabled, so please remember to disable WiFi before attempting to connect to the camera via USB.