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Mon, Nov 30, 2020 1:48 AM

Lightroom Classic: Tethered Shooting in macOS Big Sur and M1 MBA

Hello,

 

Need some help, I can't get LRC to detect my canon 5d Mark IV when trying to shoot tethered. When I connect the cable all I get is camera not detected. On the import dialogue, it sees my camera and will let me import pictures, I just can't shoot tethered and that is the main reason I brought the machine. Anyone have any luck with this?

 

Thanks

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2 months ago

I just saw this footnote for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in the Adobe documentation:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/tethered-camera-support.html 

"* For the 60D, 5D Mark III, and 1D X, a card must be in the camera for tethering to work properly."

The Mark IV has the * next to it, though it isn't named in the footnote explicitly. But worth checking that you have a card inserted.

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I have both an SD and CF card in camera. It connects to my other MacBook fine, I just don’t know if the issue is BigSur or the M1 MBA as my wife’s 15 in MBP running Mojave, LRC on it is just fine.

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Same with Sony A7XX cameras :( 

Bought my new Macbook for a job this week to replace ageing old Macbook. Gutted!

I've tried in Capture One and Lightroom.

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Adobe Administrator

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2 months ago

One thing to try Kevin:

Have you granted appropriate permissions via the OS to Lightroom for access to your camera? 

Keep in mind that LIghtroom Classic does not run natively on an M1 machine. It has to run in emulation mode until the team releases a version native for the M1. 

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Where would I set this? It can read the memory card if I set the camera to mass storage mode.

I can however get the Sony Image Remote software to work fine, so I have a workaround using a watched folder

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Lightroom does not directly support Sony cameras for tethered operations.  My reply was for Kevin as his Canon camera is supported. 

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carlos_cardona

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To grant LrC access to MacOS in Catalina and Big Sur:

Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy tab. Unlock the lock at the bottom. Select Files & Folders down the left hand side and make sure Adobe Lightroom Classic is listed & all of its checkboxes are checked? (If Lightroom is not in the right-hand pane, just drag/drop the app there). On mine, LR has access to "Removable Volumes" and "Documents Folder".

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Yes it has the necessary permissions. I can import pictures when my computer is connected. I can also see that it is connect to the USB via the system report. The issue is LRC in shooting tethered mode is not detecting any camera.

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As Rikk said, it only works natively with Canon, as you mentioned you have to use Sony Image Remote to shoot with Sonys. The best advice is: hire a Mac IT guy who knows Lightroom to come over. I know, I'm the only one who gives this advice here, but I'm OK with that!

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Have you tried it with last night's update? (10.1)

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Hi Rikk

is there any news regarding Lightroom Classic compatibility with Canon Mark 4 and the latest mac Air M1?

10.1 didnt solve the problem in my case

thanks

Nathan

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@Rikk This worked for me and my Nikon D750. To allow permissions I had to find a way for the OS to ask for it. By first trying to import files from the D750's installed SD card the OS will produce the dialog boxes asking for the permissions. After granting those Lightroom will then recognize the tethered camera.

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Thank you very much Denis

but this doesn't work with my Canon 5D Mark4. Lighroom Classic detects a "Canon Camera" ..thats all... no import...camera "busy"...but no successful connection :(

i think i will wait until any adminitrator or anyone from CC can give me any infos....or i will change the program ( i just replaced Premiere with Davinci)

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a month ago

Same problem here!          

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23 days ago

Hi

with my new Mac Air M1 i have a tether issue on Lightroom classic 10.1 ( CC)

Reports "camera not found" while tethering with tether pro cabel ( 4.6 m). using latest firmware on camera, big sure...

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom classic M1 issue

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..and Camera is Canon 5D Mark4...

thanks for any comments

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..and same cable, camera, lightroom classic is working perfect on my imac..hmm

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18 days ago

I am having a similar problem with a Nikon D750, MacBook Air M1 with Big Sur v 11.1. The tethered camera is not recognized. Has anybody found a workaround?

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18 days ago

Well, I believe I found the problem. Rikk's suggestion about granting permissions was the clue I needed; I just didn't know how to get the MBA to ask for permission. I solved it by first trying to import files from the SD card in the D750. When you do that it asks for permission to use Documents and Desktop folders (and perhaps another). After that I tethered the camera again and it was recognized. Everything seems to be working well.