QC Focus Imaging Software
Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:57 AM
There is an instruction on the website to download a small program called Porttalk, but having done so I cannot understand the instructions as to what to do with it and I'm not skilled enough to go poking about in the Registry.
I think I understand what it does, but I cannot make Porttalk work and QC Focus keeps failing.
I liked QC Focus and could understand how to use it, so I'm disappointed that it won't work.
Has anyone a clear set of instructions that a non-specialist user can understand so that I can download and use QC Focus?
Posted 20 December 2009 - 10:41 AM
I had the porttalk hitch with XP...
I think QCfocus looks for the file in windows/system32/drivers. If it does not find it then it will not run.
I don't run win7 but it may be the same problem.
If you can't find the file via google then PM me with your email addess and I'll send the file.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:47 AM
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:52 AM
At this point I go round and round in circles.
I suspect it is some very clever security thing but it is beyond me.
Thanks very much for your help, but to no avail. It must be the setup of my machine.
Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:28 AM
Also it needs Microsoft .NET framework installed. The installation promts you for this in XP - can't remember if it does with Vista...
Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:55 AM
I had a similar problem to you and realised that I hadn't put "porttalk.sys" into the correct directory (i.e. I put it into to C:\Windows\System32 directory and not C:\Windows\System32\drives\ directory). Sorry if you have done this already but thought just worth offering my experience (because it drove me mad for hours)!
Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:13 AM
I think I'll cut my losses and go for another video capture program, even if I have to pay for it.
There are only so many hours in a day!!
Once again thanks to all.
Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:54 PM
The only reason I use it is for capturing RAW mode with my SPC900NC.
Other programs are available...
Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:08 PM
I put it my old laptop and got used to it. Incidentally I still have the old one before it goes to someone else and it downloaded and worked in XP today without trouble, no Porttalk or anything. Still I have no doubt that W7 is an improvement!?
I'll probably get K3CCD Tools, as I know from others that this works well.
Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:12 PM
It's a fine program...
You can still use WrCtrl to control the exposure - much better then the installed driver interface.
Now it's working you can count on at least 10 cloudy nights...