Smart Shooter Review: Erich Saide

Posted by: on Jun 24, 2020

Smart Shooter Review: Erich Saide
Photo Credit: Erich Saide

We recently spoke with Tether Tools Pro Erich Saide and his experience with Smart Shooter. Here’s what he had to initially say about our tethered capture software.

During the initial setup and usage of Smart Shooter, Erich mentioned “it was set up nicely and really easy to work with.”

But what prompted him to try Smart Shooter as opposed to using such programs like Capture One or Lightroom? It was clear that Erich had one major feature in mind that would boost his productivity.

“I recently acquired the Tether Tools Air Direct Wireless Tethering System; I needed a software that would be able to view images quickly and Smart Shooter can do that.”

We then asked what made Smart Shooter stand out compared to other tethering software.

“I have been using Smart Shooter with the Air Direct to shoot wireless and have freedom of movement. There are a few factors. There are multiple options for how the files can be saved and viewed. I like that you can save the files to the card and still display a version very quickly in Smart Shooter. I haven’t come across or used other software that allows that or save the files to the card and disk giving you a backup as you shoot. The speed at which you can view the images as you capture them is very impressive especially when shooting with the Air Direct. This works great when you are saving the files to the card and viewing a jpeg version in Smart Shooter.”

As for what unique qualities Erich enjoyed the most with Smart Shooter, he vocalized the one crucial feature that Smart Shooter users everywhere have mentioned and praised before—being able to view images both on the computer or tablet as well as on the camera screen.

Photo Credit: Erich Saide

“Being able to save the files to the card in the camera as you shoot. All the other tethering software I have used transfers the files onto the laptop for saving and viewing; with Smart Shooter I can still view the images on the camera screen. This is huge for me as sometimes I am not able to see the computer screen to verify the images.”

The success of Smart Shooter for Erich’s tethered workflow has prompted him to recommend the software to colleagues and friends who are in search of the perfect tethered capture software. “The speed at which you can review images” being the major selling point to him.

As for what Erich would like to see Smart Shooter perform in the future?

“Some way that you can select or mark favorites while shooting.”

Smart Shooter provides tethered capture for most Canon, Sony and Nikon cameras utilizing a reworked user interface, to provide speed and performance for your tethering needs. Backed by Tether Tools support, we believe Smart Shooter is the best in class tether utility.

For more information about Smart Shooter, visit Tether Tools and learn about our 30-Day Free Trial.