When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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Desbarry
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When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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Hi there, can Robin/admin answer if/when a dithering function with start capture (NOT LIVE stacking) will be available? Currently Im not sure if Im able to dither via PHD2 with Sharpcap Pro. I know the Live stack function does this but I prefer to do a smart brain analysis measurement on sky brightness and transfer these settings to the camera and start capturing a sequence of exposures. Thanks folks.
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Re: When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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Hi,

This is currently in a beta test version of SharpCap 3.3 – it's accessible by using the sequencer tool to set up the steps that you want to run during your capture. So far there is very limited documentation on this so it's a bit of trial and error, but you can find the download links in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3109

And discussions of the sequencer another new features in the same forum..

Cheers, Robin
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Re: When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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Thanks Robin, so hopefully it will be coming soon if little/no feedback re:bugs? in a major Official version update?
Thanks Derek
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Re: When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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Hi,

feel free to play with the prerelease version – there are still a number of improvements that I'd like to make and smaller features that need to be completed before this will go anywhere near being the next official release. Maybe sometime in the New Year.

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Re: When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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Hi,
With the modeling I came to no longer autoguide, therefore no more PHD2 and no more 2nd camera, the connection to the mount with Sharpcap being possible it is obvious that for the dithering, a simple and direct management would be a plus in capture classic for long exposures, in particular with a break during the dithering phase ... and therefore very voluntary for testing.
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Re: When is Start Capture Dithering Functionality coming??

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In my mind, the lack of a proper simple dithering control, accessible directly through the start capture menu, has been the most serious issue with SharpCap for years. It makes long exposure AP nearly impossible with the app. In my opinion, If added in the next revision it would make SharpCap much more useful and complete.

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