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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
BackyardEOS Version 2
      #4891647 - 11/01/11 09:43 AM

BackyardEOS Version 2 is ready for download!

http://backyardeos.binaryrivers.com/download


Stability - Complete overhaul of the entire BackyardEOS backend to address multi-threading issues causing application freeze.

Performance - Planetary Imaging should now be able to do approximatly 20 fps instead of about 10 fps.
Performance - Windows fade in/out is removed for better UI performance.

New Feature - ASCOM Plugin to control your ASCOM compliant focuser.
New Feature - Canon 1D Mk IV support added.
New Feature - Thumbnail image viewer.
New Feature - Planetary Imaging is now capable of producing a single AVI file instead of 2GB segments; regarless of size.
New Feature - More control over live view sensibility settings; ISO & TV values to dim live view when trying to focus on bright objects.
New Feature - BackyardEOS will remember its screen location between BYE restart.
New Feature - Remaining seconds countdown when in-camera noise reduction is enabled.
New Feature - Preview 1st image in image capture now takes account of the loop enable button.
New Feature - Drift alignment zoom box can now lock/unlocked just as in Frame & Focus and Planetary.
New Feature - The crosshair X and Y axis’s in drift allignment can be offset form the center.
New Feature - Images taken manually with the camera will be displayed in BYE.
New feature - Stability section in 'Advance Settings' to allow users to enable/disable some functioanlity should they be experiencing issues.
New Feature - TEMPerHUM version 2 is now supported.

Change - Increased the imaging plan delay maximum from 999 to 99,999 seconds.
Change - Minimum value for 'settle dither at' has increased from 0.25 to 1.00 for those who want a shorter dither cylce.
Change - Ambient temerperature from the weather center can now be added in the image file name.
Change - Exiftool 8.64 upgrade.
Change - Maximum eclipse framing opcity can now be set at 100%; previous maximum was 80%.

Bug Fix - EDS_ERR_DEVICE_BUSY error was thrown in some rare cases.
Bug Fix - Generic serial cable error on some cable/camera combination trying to flush the COM port before closing the shutter.

Testing - Intensive regression testing.

Italian and Chinese (Simplified) support.
Thank you to Stefano Meneguolo for the initial Italian translation.
Thank you to Thomas Xiao for the initial Chinese translation.


Thank you for your continued support and interest.

Guylain


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David PavlichAdministrator
Transmographied
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4891728 - 11/01/11 10:45 AM

Hi Guylain,

Is this application an upgrade to current versions or is this an all new program?

Thanks!

David


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4891781 - 11/01/11 11:21 AM

David,

It's both but you don't need to uninstall anything. The installer will auto-magically do its thing. Just install over your version 1 installation - it should work as-is.

I should also add that _ALL_ license keys are honored; trials and purchased keys alike.

Hope this helps.

Guylain


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4891813 - 11/01/11 11:40 AM

Thanks, Guylain! That's what I was looking for.

David


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Val'Easy
Vendor Val'Easy Cases


Reged: 12/27/10

Loc: France, Europe
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #4891931 - 11/01/11 12:49 PM

Hello Guylain !

J'espère trouver le temps de tester cette deuxième mouture, n'ayant pas pu expérimenter la première...

Bon cieux !

Aurélie


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JoseBorrero
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Reged: 09/04/09

Loc: Puerto Rico Island
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Val'Easy]
      #4892694 - 11/01/11 08:12 PM

Thanks,

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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #4892804 - 11/01/11 09:27 PM

Quote:

Thanks,




You're welcome


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Greg K.Administrator

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Reged: 12/11/03

Loc: Clifton Park, NY
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4904431 - 11/08/11 12:10 PM

Finally registered yesterday - can't wait to try out the new version.

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tjay
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/03/07

Loc: just outside of Toronto
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Greg K.]
      #4905146 - 11/08/11 07:39 PM

I truly used BackyardEOS for the first time this past weekend, and even though my polar alignment was way off, it was a delight to use.

Very nice piece of work Guylain! Worth way more than the price!


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Greg K.Administrator

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4906033 - 11/09/11 09:31 AM

Quote:


Performance - Planetary Imaging should now be able to do approximatly 20 fps instead of about 10 fps.





I tried Planetary imaging on Jupiter last night. I was surprised I actually seemed to get about 30fps (w/ T2i & my lowly Acer Netbook). It takes forever to finish writing the AVI after the capture, though - about as long as the capture itself.

Good results but I really wanted an "improve seeing" button.


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Greg K.]
      #4906157 - 11/09/11 10:26 AM

Quote:

Good results but I really wanted an "improve seeing" button.






I can send you a PayPal button.

Guylain


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Greg K.Administrator

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Reged: 12/11/03

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4906200 - 11/09/11 10:42 AM

Quote:

I can send you a PayPal button.




I already found that one.


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budman1961
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Reged: 02/25/11

Loc: Springfield, MO
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Greg K.]
      #4909142 - 11/10/11 06:41 PM

Just d/l'd the new version......just a nitpick, the splash screen mis-spells the word "affordable" as "afordable".....2 "f"s

Andy


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guyroch
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: budman1961]
      #4909272 - 11/10/11 08:05 PM

Quote:

Just d/l'd the new version......just a nitpick, the splash screen mis-spells the word "affordable" as "afordable".....2 "f"s

Andy




Dang! Did I really do that! Yes I did

I'll fix that right now.

Thank you, good catch.

Guylain


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4927154 - 11/21/11 12:44 AM

BackyardEOS version 2 has just been promoted to production status; dated November 20th 2011.

I have fixed a few minor bugs since the last beta release a few weeks ago. I have also added 2 goodies. You can now suspend (and resume) your image capture plan. The second goodie is actually a new application called BackyardRED.

BackyardRED is 100% free for everyone, even if you don’t own a copy of BackyardEOS. Enjoy!

Check the new website too -> www.backyardeos.com

Thank you for your support and interest,

Guylain & Chris


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Greg K.Administrator

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4927741 - 11/21/11 12:26 PM

Typo on your website:

link

"BackyardRED is free and will remaing free for the next 4.5 billion years"


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Greg K.]
      #4927941 - 11/21/11 02:12 PM

Thanks, I'll fix it tonight.

Guylain


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Orion58
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/28/11

Loc: Southern Wisconsin
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4940843 - 11/29/11 12:32 PM

Hello Guylain;
I just purchased Backyard EOS a few minutes ago. I understand I will get a "product key" via email when the transaction is complete. My question is: can I download the software now (realizing it will not be operational until I get the product key) and if so, do I download BOTH the "setup.exe installer" AND the "zip package"?

Thanks for your help

Regards
Bruce


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

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Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: Orion58]
      #4941330 - 11/29/11 05:26 PM

Bruce,

Thank you; you should have your key by now.

Yes you can download and install BackyardEOS now without the key; you just won't be able to start the application until you receive your software key.

You only need to download one or the other; it's a personal choice whether you prefer to run off an installed application or simply from a folder you unzip the .zip package into. Either way you will get the exact same software.

Hope this helps,

Guylain


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Orion58
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/28/11

Loc: Southern Wisconsin
Re: BackyardEOS Version 2 new [Re: guyroch]
      #4941376 - 11/29/11 06:00 PM

Thanks Guylain, and yes I received the product key so I'll get things moving!

Clear Skies
Bruce


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