A new (Mac only) software for tethered shooting was released, Kuuvik Capture. The following Canon DSLRs are supported: Canon EOS 60D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 1100D, EOS-1D X, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 7D. From their homepage:
Kuuvik Capture’s advanced live view assists composition and accurate focusing with a remarkable set of tools.
Taking live view quite a few steps further than what cameras currently have to offer, the software provides parametric sharpening coupled with adjustable focus peaking overlay in three different modes (with user selected color, optionally over a black and white image; and mask only). These all work in real time, applied directly to the camera’s live view stream.
Combined with support for driving lens focusing motors manually and precisely, taking tack sharp images that are focused to exactly where you want them could not be easier.
You can also apply preset or precisely adjustable guidelines and rotate the live view image in order to set up your desired composition with minimal efforts.
You can download (scroll down to the bottom of the product page) the software and try it for free for 30 days. Pricing is as follows:
Licenses for Canon EOS 60D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 1100D: $79.99 introductory price + VAT where applicable
Licenses for Canon EOS-1D X, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 7D: $99.99 introductory price + VAT where applicable
- Apple Mac or MacBook computer with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better processor.
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB is highly recommended).
- 100 MB free disk space for the application, and gigabytes for your photos.
- Calibrated monitor with minimum 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.
- OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.3 or later.