I'm so excited about this that I want to share.(Maybe some have tried it).
I am shooting tethered to C8.4 with the Aptus and displaying the images on Adobe Lightroom simultaneously. In effect, it looks like I'm tethered to Lightroom, with its wonderful fast display of files. It's far quicker than anything else I've tried.
This is how it works:
You shoot tethered using C8.4, a stable but arcaic program. You make the preview window the smallest possible size, the program just runs in the background.
You shoot, the files go to a designated folder and Adobe Lightroom opens them automatically the minute they go into that folder.
The files display nice and large ready to scroll with all the up-to-the-minute benefits of a good file browser.
I use this system in conjuction with Quickeys, a macro program. You will need this program to make the whole thing work as if you were shooting tethered in Lightroom.
My shooting key is simply the return key, which makes sense. I have never liked the Command-T combination for shooting.
The macro program tells Lightroom to go and shoot with C8.4, do it in a blink and return instantly to Lightroom (It happens so quickly, you don't notice). You just wait for the data to transfer and as soon as the camera beeps to tell you its ready (green light), you get the thumbnail on display in Lightroom. Your preview window also displays the picture as big as you like.
With the macro, you tell Lightroom to display the latest thumbnail and simultaneously to apply any presets, (sharpening or colour correction)which are applied automatically when the picture is imported. All these commands are actuated when you press the key to take the picture.
What is good about this is that if, say, you are looking at a picture magnified on the screen (I use the full screen mode on a 30" cinema display, it impresses the hell out of my clients!), you then take the next picture and it displays exactly at the magnification you were on the previous shot and at the exact location, ideal to check slight changes to your still-life setup.
You have to create a Lightroom Preset with the sharpening that you like, so your image displays nice and sharp. This all happens in the background when the picture is imported.
It works a treat, with the macro program you can press Command-L in Lightroom and it will open up the Live Video (from C8.4) in front of you.
Give it a try, it's worth it.