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by admin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I use multiple SharpCaps to control multiple cameras simultaneously?
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Should I use multiple SharpCaps to control multiple cameras simultaneously?

Hi,

yes, there is no problem with running more than one copy of SharpCap at the same time.

If you want to use two high speed cameras then you will need a fast, multi core CPU. If you want to use two high resolution cameras then you will need plenty of memory.

cheers,

Robin
by admin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: AVI Compression
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: AVI Compression

Hi, SharpCap never compresses an AVI itself, but if your camera produces compressed data (MJPG, YUY2, etc) it will pass that straight through to the saved file. What you are seeing is most likely not compression but just a side effect of the fact that AVI files are (unfortunately) vastly flexible an...
by admin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: SharpCaps new annual license fee.?
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: SharpCaps new annual license fee.?

You seem very anti an annual charge which is fair enough. On the other hand the advantage of annual pricing is it lets the annual price be much lower than it would be for a permanent license - the typical ratio is 3:1 or more. You will still be able to use new versions of SharpCap without paying for...
by admin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Sharpcap images with ASi1600
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Sharpcap images with ASi1600

Things that jump out after a quick skim through * Using RGB24 mode - consider using RAW16 for this sort of target (but this uses more memory - test with a short stack and then save to check you don't run out of memory). The dynamic range of M42 is enormous and using the higher bit depth mode will he...
by admin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Implemented Features
Topic: Display Current RA & Dec
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Display Current RA & Dec

I've thought of doing this more from a diagnosing problems when things go wrong point of view than for the problem you have. A couple of suggestions for your though 1) If you connect SharpCap to your ASCOM mount then SharpCap shows your RA/Dec from the mount in it's mount control on the right hand s...
by admin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Live Stacking
Topic: Adjust White Levels
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Adjust White Levels

Ah, interesting - my normal approach is to bring the gamma slider on the left hand side downwards, which stretches the shadow levels much more than the highlights, which then means that adjusting the white level is something I rarely need to do. Would that approach work for you? If not, I will try t...
by admin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: last posting
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: last posting

Alignment is based on finding patterns of stars in the image, so it doesn't work for non-astro images. If you want to stack without aligning, untick the 'Align Frames' checkbox. If you are trying to and can see stars on the screen but it still isn't working, go to the 'Alignment' tab and adjust some...
by admin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Check Device File
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: Check Device File

I have a 'cheapo' EasyCap clone (as shown on this page - https://visser.io/2015/06/easycap-drivers-for-windows-8-1/ ) that shows up as an SMI Grabber device in windows. This currently works fine for me with Windows 10 and SharpCap 2.10 (I have just attached it to an old DV camcorder to verify that I...
by admin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Webcams and Frame Grabbers
Topic: Revolution Imager R2 settings
Replies: 8
Views: 2496

Re: Revolution Imager R2 settings

Hi Larry, my favourite frame grabber is the genuine ezcap (http://www.ezcap.tv/) - I have one although I seem to have mislaid it at the moment and it is known to work nicely with SharpCap. What I don't know is - does it work with the imager you are using... Might be worth a web search to see if you ...
by admin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Check Device File
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: Check Device File

Aargh! I think I am most upset that 2.10 is worse than 2.9 - it was meant to be an improvement! I have just tested about 7 or 8 different webcams and one frame grabber in the latest 2.10 build and everything works fine (I have another frame grabber somewhere around the place, but can't find it at th...