DSLR Camera Contoller Software

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for my question, but I'll start here...

I am looking for a software application that will allow me to view the video being shot through my DSLR camera. I have been using an application called - digiCamContol. Although it is free and I don't want to complain about software that is free, I would like to see if there are other applications that work in a slightly different manner.  

I produce video training tutorials for the vertical market and would like to control my cameras (I use two cameras) via my laptop and not on the cameras themselves.

If anyone can offer any advice where I can find a good DSLR Camera control software, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,
Fulano
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dbruntonCommented:
Camera brand and model please.
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MereteCommented:
Hi Mr_Fulano yes which brand would help
digiCamControl is a Plugin for Open Broadcaster Software
http://digicamcontrol.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=898
Have a look at these must be over 25 suggestions and explains their purpose, but this is not wireless? did you want wireless?
Tethering Software – Tether Tools
https://www.tethertools.com/plugging-in/software/

Cam-Fi: Control a Canon or Nikon DSLR Wirelessly via Phone, Tablet, or Desktop
https://petapixel.com/2016/01/05/cam-fi-control-a-canon-or-nikon-dslr-wirelessly-via-phone-tablet-or-desktop/
CamRanger
http://camranger.com/features/
http://camranger.com/
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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Thank you Merete, your suggestions are all very interesting. I didn't know there were so many options. I also didn't know that Adobe Lightroom might be an option. I have Adobe Lightroom and will give it a try, although I'm not exactly sure what "tethering functionality" means in Adobe Lightroom. I will find out.

Thank you again,
Fulano
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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Hi dbrunton, I use a Nikon D7000 as my main camera and a D5100 as a second camera for different perspectives on the instructor.

Thanks,
Fulano
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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Hi Merete, I looked into what "tethering functionality" means in Adobe Lightroom. Clearly, tethering is different for all applications and in Lightroom you don't get a live view and from the research I did, you can't shoot video. I would need video specifically, because I'm producing videos..

Thanks for the tip anyway...I actually didn't know Lightroom could do that in any capacity.
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dbruntonCommented:
How far away from the camera would your laptop be or do you need to be connected wirelessly?

This one https://www.controlmynikon.com/single-post/2014/01/02/Cinematographer-Pro-has-a-new-home is USB only.
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MereteCommented:
Hi Fulano
The use of controller is a bit of a question mark for me how much control did you need?
you may find the Field monitor suitable. Please watch the video
SmallHD 501 HDMI On-Camera Field Monitor Kit
This  is connected to the swivel on top of your DSLR
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/On-Camera-LCD-Monitors/ci/1984/N/4028759510
Here's a fun idea on youtube
Use An Android Tablet as a Live Monitor for your DSLR Camera  ( more video on the rightside )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnzkHegu3aA
If this is not suitable please explain the 2 camera purpose and how you would like to view the action live and the distance?
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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
HI Merete, the YouTube video was interesting and possibly an alternative. I looked into and old application made by Adobe called OnLocation, but it has been discontinued. That would have been great, but I can't get my DSLR to work without the Firewire cables, which OnLocation is looking to use. I think I will continue with my current setup and if not the YouTube solution may be my best option.

Thank you,
Fulano
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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Good solutions. Thank you!
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MereteCommented:
Thank you Mr_Fulano. Glad it helped you oneway or another.
Regards Merete
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