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#1 Naraya

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:12 AM

It turns out that "unsupported cameras" listed in Digicamcontrol (E.g Nikon D3400) does in fact allow bulb modes above 30 seconds (i've already tested this using my dad's windows laptop, everything works fine)

 

 

However when using a virtual machine in my personal Mac (VirtualBox). It doesn't seem to work at all. It won't perform basic functions like taking a picture, nor does live view work.

 

the error message that pops up always reads: "could not capture photo from webcam"

 

I've already tried uninstalling and reinstalling it a few time but nothing works.

 

Has anyone else come across this error? 

 

Thanks,

Naraya


Edited by Naraya, 19 October 2019 - 02:21 AM.


#2 whwang

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:20 AM

Hi,

I don’t have a D3400. However, I always use digicamcontrol under a virtual machine on my Mac to control D800. So I can confirm that it should work on a supported camera.

#3 Naraya

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:26 AM

Hi,

I don’t have a D3400. However, I always use digicamcontrol under a virtual machine on my Mac to control D800. So I can confirm that it should work on a supported camera.

Well, it did work on a windows laptop. Just not in a virtual machine in my case.



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 07:44 AM

If the VM host (the hypervisor) supports "USB Pass-Through" capability, turn that feature on.

 

Key is to let the virtual machine has non-obstructed access to the in-scope USB port which connects to the tethered camera. 



#5 Naraya

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:31 AM

If the VM host (the hypervisor) supports "USB Pass-Through" capability, turn that feature on.

 

Key is to let the virtual machine has non-obstructed access to the in-scope USB port which connects to the tethered camera. 

Just tried this and it works, turns out you need to download the extension pack that allows for the usb support, thanks!




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