Advanced setup with 5D Mark IV, some problems

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Advanced setup with 5D Mark IV, some problems

Postby DaudelinPhoto » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:11 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to achieve a somewhat complex setup with ShutterSnitch, the WPS-Pro (DNP Print server) and a 5D Mark IV.

Here's what I'm trying to do with the context.

I'm shooting some dancers from a dance school at the same time as the show is running. I get only a few seconds with each group to do single photos and a group photo. I print the photos ahead of times as quickly as possible to sell them during the break (15 minutes in the middle of the show). This is "haute voltige" as far as event photography goes.

Last time I did it, I configured my 5D Mark IV with wi-fi to directly transfer by FTP to the WPS-Pro, so I chose which photo I was sending to be printed. Also, I shoot high rez JPG on one card and a small JPG on the other, and when I transfer by FTP, I choose to send only the smaller size JPG to be faster. I only print 4x6 anyways, so I don't need a lot of resolution. Main problem I get is that WPS-Pro receives by FTP and print one copy. I need one copy of each single dancer photo, but I would like to print 10 copies of the group photo, to sell them to each parents. In this setup, I need to send 10 times the FTP transfer to print 10 copies, in the time I have, it doesn't work at all.

This time, I want to try a different workflow. The WPS-Pro creates its own wireless network (identical to a router). What I want to do is that I want to connect my iPad Pro and 5D Mark IV to this network and transfer the images to print to ShutterSnitch. I tried it today and it works. There are some problems, though. If I put 2 different formats for each memory card in the 5D Mark IV, the camera transfers each photo in "double". I would like to only transfer the smaller JPG to ShutterSnitch and I can't seem to find any way to do it in a normal setting.

The reason I want to do it like this is that from the iPad, on ShutterSnitch, that system gives me a couple of ways to print. First, I can send by FTP with an action a bunch of single dancers photos and, WPS-Pro will print 1 copie of each, gotcha. The other option is to use "Share" on ShutterSnitch, choose WPS Print app and from there, I can choose the number of copies I want for each photo selected, up to 5. That will permit me to print multiple group photos a lot faster.

So, my question is this : Does someone know a way I could transfer only the small JPG to ShutterSnitch even though I'm writing a high rez JPG on one of my memory card in the camera? Can ShutterSnitch function as a FTP server to RECEIVE only some photos and not all that are taken?

I realize my problem might be a bit complex since the use is so specific but thanks for anything you could tell me.
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Re: Advanced setup with 5D Mark IV, some problems

Postby TheBrew » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:41 pm

Yes, ShutterSnitch also spawns an FTP server when you enter a collection. It’s running on port 26000, the default username is ‘snitch’ and the password is whatever superuser password you set when you first installed the app.

Another option, sticking with the PTP/IP protocol you’re currently using, could be to save Raw files to one card and small JPEGs to the other, and then tell ShutterSnitch to only receive JPEGs (Settings -> Accept JPEGs only).
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Re: Advanced setup with 5D Mark IV, some problems

Postby DaudelinPhoto » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:01 pm

TheBrew wrote:Yes, ShutterSnitch also spawns an FTP server when you enter a collection. It’s running on port 26000, the default username is ‘snitch’ and the password is whatever superuser password you set when you first installed the app.

Another option, sticking with the PTP/IP protocol you’re currently using, could be to save Raw files to one card and small JPEGs to the other, and then tell ShutterSnitch to only receive JPEGs (Settings -> Accept JPEGs only).


Thank you very much for these ideas. I'm going to try them out tonight.

You made a pretty awesome app.
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Re: Advanced setup with 5D Mark IV, some problems

Postby DaudelinPhoto » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:38 am

TheBrew wrote:Yes, ShutterSnitch also spawns an FTP server when you enter a collection. It’s running on port 26000, the default username is ‘snitch’ and the password is whatever superuser password you set when you first installed the app.

Another option, sticking with the PTP/IP protocol you’re currently using, could be to save Raw files to one card and small JPEGs to the other, and then tell ShutterSnitch to only receive JPEGs (Settings -> Accept JPEGs only).


Tried it, it works very well with the FTP server. I send it via FTP to ShutterSnitch and it works like a charm. Now, I'm going to look into automation, see if it's possible to have each photo received sent by FTP to the printer server and I should be in business.
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