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Using dark frames causes crashes

Post by thonyoust » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:53 pm

Fairly new to SharpCap.
When I use dark frames in SharpCap (Any amount of darks. 3 to 30) I can get no more than 8 or 10 captures in "Live Stack" before constantly getting this memory error message and having to shut down SharpCap.
Error message attached.
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Version 3.0.4076.0 - 1-14-2018
Lenovo Ideapad 8-gig memory
ZWO 1600MC or ZWO 071
If I do-not use dark frames it will capture frames indefinitely. Is there a setting I need to change in SharpCap?

I have tried both:
SharpCap Image Pipeline
DirectShow Image Pipeline - Both with the same results.


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Re: Using dark frames causes crashes

Post by admin » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:36 pm


please try updating to SharpCap 3.1 which has improved memory handling for live stacking (and can use more memory in total too). Hopefully that should fix things for you, if not another thing to try as a quick workaround is to use 2x2 binning.



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