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Exposure in file name

Post by roelb » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:18 pm

I have set following file name for "Live Stack (Processed)":
{TargetName}\\{TargetName}_{Camera}_Stack {StackedFrames} frames_{Exposure} s_Tot.Exp. {TotalExposure}_{DateTime:S}

The resulted file name:
Capture_Test Camera 1 (Deep Sky)_Stack 4 frames_20,0s s_Tot.Exp. 20s_2019-01-09T23_07_31
The individual exposure time is set at 5 s but the the file name shows the TOTAL exposure time.

Is this a bug?

Thanks in advance.
Roel
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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by admin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi,

I've just tested these settings and I seem to get the results that I would expect from them
fnames.JPG
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The first exposure value is 1.3 seconds here and that is the length of the individual frames and the 2nd is the total exposure of the stack.

Do you see a different result of this?

Cheers, Robin

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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by roelb » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:36 am

I still can't replicate your result.
Always total exposure time instead of individual exposure time.
Tested on different computers with same outcome.
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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by admin » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:55 pm

Hi,

Okay, that's weird. The only thing I can think of is that there is some particular set of options that cause the problem to happen which are different from those that I am using.

Please can you give me some more details so that I can set things up exactly the way you have – for instance let me know the camera you're using, the settings you are using with it (particularly the colour space option) and the live stack settings that you are using. A screenshot showing the major camera controls and the main life stacking controls would probably have pretty much all the information that I need.

Cheers, Robin

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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by roelb » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 am

Hello Robin,

Thanks replying.
Different 'screenprints' attached.
Done with the DeepSky Test Camera.
I've done also a test with a ZWO224MC, indoors, with very small exposure times (10 ms) but same outcome.
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stacking.jpg
stacking screen
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alignment.jpg
stacking alignment tab
alignment.jpg (798.93 KiB) Viewed 501 times
10 x 50,0s = 50s.jpg
output
10 x 50,0s = 50s.jpg (49.64 KiB) Viewed 501 times
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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by roelb » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:28 am

and the file name settings
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file settings.jpg
file name sttings
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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by admin » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:10 pm

Okay, now I understand why were getting different results – in spite of your first post clearly saying you were having problems with the process filenames, I went ahead and tested the raw filenames I think. Oops! I will retest later this evening.

Cheers, Robin

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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by roelb » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:39 am

Hi Robin,
Did you already had time to look at this issue?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by admin » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 am

Hi,

I think I would need to add another template option for 'SubExposure' to fix this properly - if I change the 'Exposure' parameter to be the sub exposure length then other things will break (like saved file metadata values).

There are a couple of other requests for more template parameters (like temperature), so I will give this area of the program an update in the future.

cheers,

Robin

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Re: Exposure in file name

Post by roelb » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:48 pm

OK thanks.

A while ago I did post a request re. annotation into processed image.
Perhaps this can be considered to:

It would be nice to have implemented the possibility to annotate the processed image.
Eg. Target information - Scope used - # Frames - Exposure time - "free information"
Thanks in advance considering this feature.
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