Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:20 PM
IC Capture is back to throwing fits again on my DMK21 at 60fps.
Was doing good for quite a while, but today when I got a chance with some clear sky it was locking up the computer every other run, real pain when it does that.
Thinking about Lucam Recorder, but thought I'd ask around about this Firecapture program, it's free too.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:48 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:50 AM
In a few hours I should be imaging and I'm going to try it out.
I especially like how the sequential capture sounds, capturing manual for a time lapse is a lot of work.
IC is OK, but you'd think there would be some improvements and bug fixes by now.
Lucam I'm not sure of anymore.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:03 AM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:13 AM
I was just about to get Lucam for it's features over IC when I found out about it.
I hoped to be out capturing with it now, but the area of the Sun is covered with cirrus, maybe later I guess.
Price is sure right if it works good.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:38 PM
Just to clearify:
I was supprised to see that 2x2 binning works with my DMK41, I don't get a higher frame rate,
I added this to FireCapture because binning isn't supported directly from the TIS SDK. So this is software binning only and therefore you will have the same frame rate.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:57 PM
Thanks for replying to the thread.
I only got a chance to capture 1 avi this morning and we are getting hammered by 30-40 MPH wind, so I guess that will be it for me.
I did a run at 60FPS with my DMK21 without the problem IC Capture has of a lock up.
The file naming system is confusing, It's going to take me a while to figure out how to get away from a planet name and calling it Solar and direct the AVI into the video folder I like to save in.
But, it just doesn't look like I'll get to try again today.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:35 PM
I'm interested to see how this will work though, the DMK41 is quiet poor at night time I find, and your binning (even software) is well worth me trying out, it did seem to increase sensativity alot and thats what I've been missing for Saturn. I'm looking forward to giving it a go
Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:43 PM
I'm working also with firecapture. For me it's perfect. You can add new presettings as you wish, just follow the tutorial
Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:47 PM
Firecapture is a great program.
I like the virtually infinite fine adjustments for all the camera settings.
That alone was a great help capturing.
I figured out how to edit and create a new profile and to get the path right to send the AVIs to the folder I like to use for transfering from the observatory to the house.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:49 PM
I figured out most of the stuff by going back and forth in the help files.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:47 AM
All the planets are listed and there is an edit profile feature but it only lets you change the file name, not the profile name.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:54 AM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:06 AM
oops found the "new profile" dialog--duh!
:)that took me a while to figure out too.
Then I got to wondering about the "filters", but I guess all that's for is an easy to keep track of method for saving shooting LRGB and such filters.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:28 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:42 PM
I did find out the time stamp is just that! Every frame has it and it leaves a mess of blur in the corner after I ran the AVI through AS2.
I haven't decided I like the zoom feature either, but I think I can get used to it.