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Live Viewer Window

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The Live Viewer Window is visible when live view is turned enabled - an example of the Live Viewer window is displayed below. On the right side of the Live Viewer Window are the Live View Controls; in this section are  controls commonly used when working in Live View. In the upper right corner of the Live Viewer there is a semi-transparent + or - control that can be used to hide or display the Live View Controls. When the Live View Controls are display there is a minus sign (-) in the corner, clicking on the minus causes the Live View Controls to hide. When the Live View Controls are hidden, a transparent plus sign (+)  is in upper right corner of the Live Viewer Window; click on the (+) to display the Live View Controls.


When the Live View Controls are hidden the Camera Control Panel can automatically be displayed by checking the Auto Hide Camera Controls located on the Display tab of the Live View Controls. To always hide the Camera Control Panel whenever Live View is active check the Hide Camera Controls checkbox also located on Display tab.


The Live View image can be zoomed by using the Live View Zoom Rate on the Live View Tab or on the Live View Controls Shooting tab shown below. Zooming can also be done by scrolling the mouse wheel when focused on the Live View Window, or by using the + and - keys on the keyboard.


When the live view image is zoomed, you can move the image by using the arrow keys on the keyboard or you can use the click the left mouse button on the image and pan the image.


To focus the image in manual focus mode use the Focus In and Focus Out buttons on the Live View Tab or on the Live View Controls Shooting tab shown below. Focusing can also be done use the i (in) or o (out) keys on the keyboard.


To Autofocus in live view click the Autofocus Button or enter <ctrl>A or a from the keyboard - the Autofocus button is hidden when a the focus mode is set to Manual or a manual focus lens is attached to the camera.


To trigger the shutter release you can use the Shutter Release Button, enter <ctrl>X or x from the keyboard, double click the left mouse button, or use the Enter key.


Also shown below are the various Variable Gridline control components that are part of the Professional Edition of CameraRC Deluxe; find out more about these controls in the Variable Gridlines section.


Notice that the resolution for the live view image is significantly lower than that of a captured image and thus will show some pixilation when highly enlarged.


Live Viewer Image


Pop Up Menu

The following items are available from the pop up menu to operate on the live view image. Clicking the right mouse button while on the Live View image pops up a context menu that provides the following options.

Restart Live View - Enables/Disables the automatic restarting of live view after image capture.

Show Exposure Meter - Enables/Disables the display of an exposure meter on the live view image.

Show Focus Points - Enables/Disables the display the focus point on the live view image.

Show Virtual Horizon - On cameras that provide a virtual horizon displays the Virtual Horizon on the Live View image.

Show Live View Histogram - Enables/Disables the Live View Histogram to be displayed.

Show 9 X 16 Aspect Marks - Enables/Disables the display a 9 X 16 aspect marks on the live view image - only used with camera that do not provide a properly proportioned live view image (Only display when in movie live view and camera does not display the correct aspect ratio - older Nikon models).

Composition Aids - Opens the Composition Aids tab.

Rotate - When Auto Image Rotation is disabled the Rotate option is displayed and allows rotating the image in 90 degree increments.


Variable Gridlines

The Professional Edition of CameraRC Deluxe provides Variable Gridlines that allow the setting of variable number of Gridlines at any position in the Live View display. Sets of these Variable Gridlines can be created and saved for later use. Variable Gridlines as Standard Gridlines are position relative to the display and not the image; thus gridlines will remain in the same position on the display as an image is zoomed in live view. The Variable Gridline Control components are shown in the Live Viewer Image. 


A Ruler can optionally be displayed on the Top and Left sides of the display that can be used as an aid in setting the Variable Gridlines when enabled. The ruler is enabled by the Show Ruler on Live View control. The number of ruler lines displayed can be set using the Ruler Divisions control. It is also possible to enable a Snap Gridline to Ruler capability that will cause the gridlines to snap to the nearest ruler mark when it is enabled.


To create a new set of gridlines:

1.Select a gridline set that will serve as the base for the new set.

2.Select Save Gridline Set from the Variable Gridlines menu and create the new set.

3.Make the changes desired to the new gridline set - add/delete/move gridlines.

4.Changes will automatically be saved to the new gridline set as they are made.


To make changes to the variable gridline, right click on Variable Gridline Control Area on the right or bottom of the Window and select the desired operation.

Add Gridline - Adds a new gridline to the horizontal or vertical dimension.

Delete Gridline - Right Click on the gridline guide  and select the Delete Gridline from the menu.

Save Gridline Set - Opens a save dialog to save the current gridlines as a set that can later be used. Create the new set prior to adding or deleting any gridlines as changes are automatically made to the currently selected set.

Delete Gridline Set - Opens a dialog box from which a gridline set can be delete.

Gridline Set - Dropdown list of gridline sets that can be selected for display. Used to select the current set of gridlines to display on the image.


To reposition a gridline left click on the gridline guide  that you want to move and drag the gridline to the desired location.


Variable Gridlines are only available on the Professional Edition of CameraRC Deluxe.


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