In case you are shooting several motifs during the day and would like to sort them right away, OM-D cameras allow you to make folders in camera. When your motif is changing you can change the folder and therefore the images are sorted when you are coming home. Depending on your workflow this could be very helpful.
How to make a folder
The easiest way to reach the settings menu is as in most cases the Super Control Panel. While shooting the Super Control Panel is reachable via the “OK” button.
1In the Super Control Panel you can choose the small card symbol in the lower-left corner. Press “OK” to open the settings menu.
2 Choose the option “Assign Save Folder”. You can choose here wither to make “New Folder”* or choose an “Existing Folder”.
*If you would like to make a folder with your computer, please take care that this folder is located in the folder “DCIM” and that the folder name has the structure 101OLYMP otherwise the camera is not able to find it.
3 In case you would like to make a new folder, the following dialogue allows you to adjust the number of the folder. An own name is not possible.
On the same place, you can select the folder you would like to save the images. Please be aware that the replay mode can only show the images of the chosen folder. In case you have more than one folder you can move images by pressing the “OK” button in the replay mode.
Shooting in the studio is more comfortable when you can save images directly on your computer and not on an SD card in the camera. It makes your workflow faster, as you can check image quality on a much bigger screen and you can post-process images on the go. No time-consuming transfer after the shoot is needed.
How to set-up wireless tethered shooting
Before you can shoot wireless into your computer you have to link your working computer, wireless network, and camera. Therefore you have to connect your camera with the provided cable to the computer and start Olympus Capture. This procedure is only needed the first time you are using your camera with the computer the first time. Once done no cable is needed. For linking computer, network and camera do following
1 Open Olympus Capture and press the plus close to “Create new link”
2 Connect your camera with your computer via cable and start. As soon the camera is started a selection menu shows up. Select camera control (tethering icon)
3 Select your computer name in the dialogue popping up.
4 Once the link is established you can disconnect the cable and start shooting with the camera.
In case you would like to reconnect your camera with the computer. Press WiFi Icon on camera and select “Access Point Connection”. Select then the network, which is used by your computer as well.
Differences to tethered shooting with cable
There are essential differences between shooting to your computer tethered with a cable or via WiFi. The most obvious is that in case you are using a cable you can adjust any setting on the camera and with the computer, whereas with WiFi the camera is in your hands and operation is only on the camera. For the same reason with the WiFi connection, you get no live view on the computer screen. WiFi is only transferring the image directly to the hard disk on a selected folder.