Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) and SharpCap

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Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) and SharpCap

Post by N6GQ » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:40 pm

Hello, I'm interested in using a new 2000D with SharpCap for polar alignment and also live stacking.

In my preliminary testing I wasn't able to get things working properly. I wonder if you have a step by step guide for doing something like this, or if there's been any testing with the 2000D for compatibility? I know a few packages don't yet support it due to the raw libs not supporting it yet.

Thanks for any guidance,
Jeff in Texas

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Re: Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) and SharpCap

Post by admin » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:41 pm

Hi,

Canon DSLR cameras (or for that matter any other sort of DSLR) are not directly supported in SharpCap. There are a couple of workarounds that people have developed –

1) there is an Ascom driver for Canon DSLRs that is open source that sort of works for some people I briefly had it working but didn't find it to be very reliable.

2) you can use another application to capture images from the DSLR and save them to a folder and then use the folder monitor camera in SharpCap to automatically pull in those saved images as though SharpCap had captured them (JPEG only currently, not raw)

Cheers, Robin

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Re: Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) and SharpCap

Post by N6GQ » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:29 pm

Thanks Robin, perhaps I'll try via the JPG into a folder thing...see how it goes.

Best,

jeff

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