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Doug76
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4226130 - 12/03/10 04:47 PM

Thank's for the reply. That's just what I needed to hear.
I'll likely need to extend the cable some. Any idea just how long an extension can be used? And do they even make them?


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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4226474 - 12/03/10 07:23 PM

Not sure about the States but I did buy a 6 feet cable at Canada Computers a few months ago. You a can also just buy an "Active" repeater usb cable extension instead as the one below. Make sure it says "Active" and you can go 32 feet no problem. Personally I have a 25 feet active cable and I never had any issues.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5290726&CatId=5414

I have no affiliation with TigerDirect!


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Doug76
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4226649 - 12/03/10 08:38 PM

I figure I only need to double the length of the one that came with the camera.

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4226681 - 12/03/10 08:51 PM

OK, made my purchase. Awaiting license number to download.

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4226973 - 12/03/10 11:12 PM

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OK, made my purchase. Awaiting license number to download.




Thank you Doug. The license is in the mail

Enjoy!

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4227069 - 12/04/10 12:02 AM

I can't open the license, and I can't change the -xex to -exe. on the download.

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4227093 - 12/04/10 12:20 AM

OK, got the .xex changed to .exe, but still can't open license.

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4227104 - 12/04/10 12:29 AM

You don't need to open the license file.

Once you're done installing BackyardEOS simply copy the license file in the installation folder. The default location is c:\Program Files\BackyardEOS. IF you're on a 64 bit computer then the default installation folder is c:\Program Files (x86)\BackyardEOS.

So the steps are:
1) Install BackyardEOS.
2) Copy the license file in the installation folder
3) Connect your camera, set the dial to 'M'.
4) Start BackyardEOS

Let me know how it goes, I'll wait on-line for another 15 minutes or so to make sure you can get it to run properly.

waiting...

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4227107 - 12/04/10 12:30 AM

I have no idea how to copy the license file to the installation folder

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4227130 - 12/04/10 12:43 AM

Doug, are your near a telephone? If yes send me an email with your telephone number. I'll call you right now and run through the installation with you, what do you think? Don't put your number here though, send it to me in an email Just reply to email I sent you with the license and put your number.

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4227134 - 12/04/10 12:48 AM

OK, doing so now

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4227160 - 12/04/10 01:20 AM

It's pretty cool when you can talk to the creator, even better when he can walk a computer caveman like me through the install process. It Works!
He really went above and beyond for me.
My heartfelt thanks to Guylain. He is the essence of what a good entrepreneur should be.


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4227167 - 12/04/10 01:25 AM

Thank you Doug for the nice note, I'm glad you're up and running now.

Clear skies,

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4236021 - 12/08/10 11:30 AM

Quote:

Quote:

For the first time in my life I may be slightly sad to be a "Nikon Guy"




I'm taking this as a compliment that you like what you see.

Thank you, and sorry at the same time I guess

Guylain




You are taking it correctly!


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4236780 - 12/08/10 05:15 PM

Quote:

It's pretty cool when you can talk to the creator, even better when he can walk a computer caveman like me through the install process. It Works!
He really went above and beyond for me.
My heartfelt thanks to Guylain. He is the essence of what a good entrepreneur should be.


And it will be my pleasure to help him thru his first NEAF.

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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4289105 - 01/03/11 02:12 PM

Happy new year to everyone!

BackyardEOS Version 1.0.2 (Revision 18328) dated January 2, 2011 is released for production and is ready for download.

*** Overview ***
New Feature: Daylight skin; 5 color schemes available.
New Feature: Capture plan estimated time to completion.
New Feature: Netbook 1024 x 600 resolution support.
New Feature: Frame Type added to capture plan.
New Feature: Frame Type and software release date added to exif data.
New Feature: Image sub-folders; LIBRARY type and HDR type.
New Feature: Aperture (Av) shutter added when a lens is connected to the camera.
New Feature: PHD dithering is active only between images of LIGHTS Frame Type.
Change: 'Automatic' shutter is renamed to 'Program' shutter.
Bug Fix: Timer inaccuracy for long exposures if fixed; BackyardEOS should never overrun on long bulb exposures.
Bug Fix: Progress wheel anomaly when taking Tv pictures of less than 1 second.
Bug Fix: A few other minor fixes.

*** Download ***
http://backyardeos.binaryrivers.com/download

*** Complete Change Log ***
http://backyardeos.binaryrivers.com/change-log


*** Crystal Ball ***
Features Im currently working on for future release
- Canon SDK 2.9
- Canon 60D support
- Continuous looping of image capture plans.
- Programmable snap button in frame & focus; will allow for continuous loop.
- Eclipse Framing; overlap a previous image over current one to facilitate framing over several imaging sessions; full control on opacity and orientation for post meridian flip.
- Camera auto power off override while connected to BackyardEOS.
- Enhanced Star HD! Way more sensitivity and controls over the parameters
- Camera sensor temperature in Fahrenheit
- Ability to turn on/off adding extra exif data to all raw image files.
- etc...

Guylain


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Doug76
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: guyroch]
      #4291598 - 01/04/11 03:41 PM

It would help computer simpletons such as myself a lot if you would change the .xex to .exe.
Although I managed to change it last time, I can't for the life of me recall how I did it, and as such can't download the new revision.


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4291639 - 01/04/11 03:55 PM

Nevermind, figured it out, again.

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guyroch
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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4291643 - 01/04/11 03:57 PM

Thanks Doug, the site is hosted at google and they don't allow uploading .exe files

It's a pain for me too, I may look at other alternatives but it may take several weeks. For those who need an .exe file just send me a PM and I'll see what I can do

Thanks

Guylain


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Re: BackyardEOS is born! new [Re: Doug76]
      #4291660 - 01/04/11 04:04 PM

Just want you to know, the first time I used it, for some reason it set my camera at ISO1600. I'd never set it that high, and my pics were kind of dim, as my mount was not guided and I had to limit exposure time. So when the pics taken through your program came out, they were much more brighter and detailed. I learned something there.
Then, while it was tracking a star near the equator, I was able to set my mount's polar axis alignment much more accurately than it has been before by watching the star drift off the crosshairs and correcting for it with my mount's positioning bolts. In the end the star was staying right on the crosshairs.
And of course, the much larger LiveView screen really helps pin down the focus.
This program is awesome, and I look forward to many entertaining and productive hours using it.


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