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skywatch
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Firecapture Frames Saved Issues
      #5530110 - 11/20/12 01:02 PM

Folks,

Lately I've been having some issues with Firecapture. It has worked fine for over a year but now this problem has come up. I start capturing, and then "frames saved" gets way behind "frames captured". I have to go through this process 3 or 4 times (alternating from record to stop) and then eventually "frames saved" is able to keep up while recording. This is with Windows XP. I've tried closing every unnecessary process and even turning off virus checking but the behaviour is the same. It didn't do this before. I haven't installed any new programs in ages except for XP updates. Anybody else ever see this?

-Rolf


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ToxMan
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Reged: 01/23/11

Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Re: Firecapture Frames Saved Issues new [Re: skywatch]
      #5530123 - 11/20/12 01:09 PM

I turn off my antivirus program, too. Is yours?

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DesertRat
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Reged: 06/18/06

Loc: Valley of the Sun
Re: Firecapture Frames Saved Issues new [Re: skywatch]
      #5530566 - 11/20/12 04:24 PM

Hi Rolf! I recall with fondness tracking your comets in the Ektachrome era!

You can experiment with thread priorities, boost and buffers (currently I have Disk buffer off and it seems ok). But one thing that helped me was to set the refresh rate to 1000ms under the performance panel. Maybe it was just my platform, but 1 second updates was good enough and seemed to help.

Glenn


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skywatch
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Reged: 02/06/08

Loc: Ottawa 45.3085N 76.175W
Re: Firecapture Frames Saved Issues new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5531275 - 11/20/12 11:10 PM

Thanks Glenn! I'll try and play with some of those settings. I'm most disturbed though that I didn't have the problem previously.

-Rolf


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TorstenEdelmann
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Reged: 09/29/04

Loc: Landsberg, Germany
Re: Firecapture Frames Saved Issues new [Re: skywatch]
      #5531418 - 11/21/12 12:57 AM

Rolf,
You could send me your FireCapture.ini so I can review your settings and maybe give some hints.
Torsten


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prinzpaul
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Reged: 06/13/10

Loc: Gevelsberg, Germany
Re: Firecapture Frames Saved Issues new [Re: TorstenEdelmann]
      #5531453 - 11/21/12 01:56 AM

I had the same issue with Build 33. After a restart everything went ok for some minutes... I got a solution with shutting down windows index service for the recording HD. And Running defrag

BTW Build 35 is great! I had no problems with memory or saving images.
Great job Torsten!!!

Greetings
Waldemar

Edited by prinzpaul (11/21/12 08:39 AM)


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skywatch
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Reged: 02/06/08

Loc: Ottawa 45.3085N 76.175W
Re: Firecapture Frames Saved Issues new [Re: prinzpaul]
      #5531716 - 11/21/12 08:50 AM

Thanks Waldemar; I'll try 35. I did think of defragging; the hard drive seems to work hard at first possibly trying to fill small gaps.
-Rolf


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