DSLR functionality

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Re: DSLR functionality

Post by desper0 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:02 pm

Having SharpCap monitor a particular folder for images would be a great solution for being able to use a DSLR. There are a number of tools to download images captured with my Nikon d5300 to a particular folder. If SharpCap can use this folder for integration/Polar alignment, I would be SOO hapy :lol:

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Re: DSLR functionality

Post by robrj » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:06 pm

I think the monitored folder option would be a good idea as well. It would allow the DSLRs to use it but also one could also use it to learn about Sharpcap without having to learn how to use it at the scope. It might make it easier to make demonstration videos for the basic features. I would make it a "Camera" selection to grab from a monitored folder.

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Re: DSLR functionality

Post by AussieHowie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:04 pm

Been watching and waiting on DSLR addition to SharpCap. It's a great idea to have a monitored folder idea ala Astrotoaster to bring in images for SC to stack etc. But Robin, I think you need to figure out how to get the live video in as well. And for your own monetary benefit as I am not particularly thinking about astronomy work but thinking professional photographers low light video production. The current king of relatively low priced low light video in the A7S but like all the 'pro' low light camera's it does it all in camera. If you can persist in getting video to SC and having some adjustments and especially a denoise feature / fast stack feature available to that video window it could become a fav tool for pro shooters adding to your income stream in a major way.

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Re: DSLR functionality

Post by Oshimitsu » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:14 am

My main reason for wanting DSLR functionality is for plate solving. I don't care for the way BYEOS and astro taco work together ( I know its astrotortilla ).

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Re: DSLR functionality

Post by devonshire » Wed May 02, 2018 8:50 pm


I'm using Sharpcap for PA and Backyard Nikon for my D5300. Yesterday, I (finally) got Astrotortilla (v8) integrated with BYN. Worked like a champ for plate solving and centering my mount last night. The config to do that was easy, and Astro* just asks for a picture and solves after it's delivered (down in an appdata folder).

The light went on that if you are going down the monitored folder road, it looks like some useful pieces are already there and in service, at least as far as BYN/BYE and Astro* are concerned - that appears to be exactly what they're doing. I checked the otelescope website for doc, and there is API doc published.

Hope this helps...

- Bob

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