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Windows Binaries for QT Canon

A while back I compiled some Windows binaries for my QT Canon application.  I did a couple of videos with it, but I sold my DSLR before I got to play too much with it.  Until I get a new camera SLR, the QT Canon project is on hold (mainly because I don't have a camera to test with).  At any rate, I figured I'd put the binaries so that others could play around with it.  There are bugs in the app, and this is beta at best, but feel free to download and make some cool time lapse videos.  All you have to do is download the zip file and then extract it some where.  Then plug your camera in, turn it on, and then fire up the application.  On Linux, the app will find your camera even if you start the app before you plug the camera in.  This is not the case on Windows though.  You must plug in your camera, turn it on, and then start the app.  From there you just set up a few things and start shooting.  Have fun!

Download for Windows (XP/Vista/7): QT Canon

I recommend turning off the auto focus when shooting time lapse.  Otherwise the camera has a tendency to "hunt for focus" between shots, and this can produce a jerky video when stitched back together.  Kind of like this one I made with my Canon Rebel:

Reader Comments (6)

can i use it for mac?

March 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranang

I haven't built it on the Mac, but I think my buddy did. I'll check and let you know.

March 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterRobert Tadlock

Does it works with nikon? sound pretty amazing!

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommentermaTh

No, sorry no Nikon support. We are using the Canon SDK for DSLRs, and I applied for the Nikon developer program to get the Nikon SDK, but never got a response. Because we are not using the Canon SDK on Linux, it might work with Nikon's on Linux, but I don't have a Nikon camera to try it on. I don't even have a Canon camera to make it work with any more... :)

February 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterRobert Tadlock

Do you by chance still have the source still? I'm developing a similar application for a very different purpose and found you through your friends page (http://old.jlarocco.com/programming.xml) but it appears the link to your svn repo is dead. Thanks in advance!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreg


You can get the source from my GitHub repo

I haven't touched it in a long time, so you might have to mess around with it some.


April 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterRobert Tadlock

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