The device is connected to the computer using a mini USB cable. ScanCube photo studios come with either a 3m or 5m long cable, depending on the size of the studios.
Battery use is not recommended for studio shooting; it is restrictive and it wastes time. It is best to continuously power the photo boxes using an AC adapter.
For example, here are some AC adapter references:
ACK-E5 for the Eos 1000D, 500D, 450D,
ACK-E6 for the Eos 5D mark II, 5D mark III, 5D mark IV, 6D mark II, 7D mark II , 6D, 7D, 60D, 70D, 80D
ACK-E8 for Eos 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D
ACK-E10 for Eos 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D
ACK-E15 for Eos 100 D
ACK-E18 for Eos 200D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 77D
Yes, EasyScanCube is one of the only software to manage both the photo mode and the video mode of compatible devices.
The video mode requires the use of a memory card, inserted in the device.
In the photo mode, the recording is done directly on the disk of the computer; in the video mode the recording is carried out in two stages:
the video file is recorded on the memory card,
it is transferred to the hard disk.
This transfer takes place automatically without the need for operator intervention and takes less than a minute.
A distinction must be made between the adjustment of shooting parameters (speed, aperture, sensitivity, etc.), which is managed directly by the EasyScanCube software, and the configuration of the camera accessible from the camera menu.
For proper operation, this configuration must be suitable for remote control. To make this configuration very easy, ScanCube has posted videos that guide our customers step by step.
The cameras shipped by ScanCube are, unless otherwise stipulated, already preset by our services.
The EasyScanCube software license is not limited to the use of a specific camera. The EasyScanCube software automatically recognizes the camera connected to your computer and configures itself according to the characteristics of said device.
Changing the camera therefore does not require any intervention other than restarting the software. You can change cameras at any time provided that this camera is compatible with our software.
If your workstation is connected to the Internet, the software update is carried out automatically as soon as a new device is validated by our development department.
Yes, EasyScanCube can manage two devices at the same time. The cameras must both be Canon branded but can be different models (1 Canon EOS 700D + 1 Canon EOS 6D for example).
This possibility is regularly used by our customers to take both front shots and vertical shots using a Topshot placed on top of the light box. In such a configuration, the use of 2 devices makes it possible to obtain better productivity and greater comfort of use.
The animation script allows to build custom animations with 1 or 2 cameras.
To drive digital cameras, our developers must have access to the camera's SDK (Software Development Kit). The brands, in their great majority, do not communicate their SDK; it is therefore impossible to develop around their products without infringing the rules on industrial property.
Nikon and Canon are among the few companies that provide access to the SDK of their devices (only for the DSLR, Digital Single Lens Reflex ranges). We recommend Canon equipment for two reasons:
The preview of Canon cameras faithfully simulates the photo that will be obtained, this simulation takes into account the exposure parameters. Conversely, the preview delivered by Nikon cameras, except 2 high-end cameras, does not have this exposure simulation function. This results in an on-screen preview that is noticeably too light or too dark compared to the final result. This absence of simulation is of no consequence for an informed user, but turns out to be penalizing when the operator controls the entire shooting process by means of a computer screen.
Canon's SDK allows you to take control of multiple devices simultaneously.
It is for these two reasons that we advocate the use of Canon EOS cameras with our computer-controlled shooting studios. We remain attentive to developments in the offers of the various manufacturers to modify our position according to technological advances.
The EasyScanCube software allows remote control of the following devices:
Canon Digital SLR
Eos 5D Mark II
Eos 5D Mark III
Eos 5D Mark IV
Eos 6D Mark II
Eos 7D Mark II
CANON Powershot G9
CANON Powershot G10
The 2 cameras listed above are only compatible with version 1.9 of the EasyScanCube software. From version 2.0 of this software, only DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras are supported.
Some Reflex cameras do not have the LiveView function so are NOT COMPATIBLE with the software :
EOS 400D / 350D / 20D / 30D / 40D / 5D