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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.

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Old October 30th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Netbook for monitoring / archival in the field?

Is the EOS utility usable for a monitoring solution on a laptop? If so, does anyone know if it works on a netbook based on the Intel Atom chipset? I was thinking the netbook would be nice if that worked, especially if loaded with a larger drive that could be used to offload files from a CF card.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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See this relevant 5D Mk. II thread on the same topic:

I just tried this with a Dell Mini 9, and while EOS Utility will indeed run, there are some issues. Its 1024 x 600 display isn't compatible with the installer program; I had to plug it into a larger monitor in order to run the installation. Also, such a small display keeps you from seeing the full interface of the utility -- some critical functions such as the movie recording trigger are chopped off by the bottom of the screen. However it should work with a Dell Mini 10 if it has the optional WLED screen at 1366 x 768.

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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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I have an Acer Aspire One.

Works decent enough.

I have it set to 1024x768. It won't work with 1024x600 (not enough horizontal resolution).

Well... technically you don't really NEED to plug-in an external monitor. If you set it to 1024x768 it'll PAN up and down (tracking your cursor) to reveal the extra 168 pixels.

The refresh rate is choppy and it appears that the controls on the camera itself are disabled while plugged into the netbook.

I only logged about 30mins tops using the application though.

One interesting thing that I noticed is that it appears that you can set it up for timelapse photography using the EOS utility. So no need to buy an external remote. YAY!
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