I received an SV305 Pro a little over a week ago and I've put a lot of time into messing with it since then. I'm having some challenges with it so I've read all the related threads here and elsewhere, but haven't been able to resolve some stubborn ones. So I'll throw this out there and see if anyone that's had similar issues has managed to resolve them. I'm running windows 10 home with all the current updates with latest windows and ASCOM drivers. The Camera is plugged directly into a USB3.0 port of a laptop, no hub in between. I've uninstalled and reinstalled applications and drivers. Problems are less frequent but still there.
1) The camera locking up problem - In latest version of 32-bit SharpCap when you change the color space or capture area the camera will sometimes lock up. It used to be constant and is less frequent now for some unknown reason, but still happens at the least convenient times. What happens is the previewing frames count does not increment, it stops sending frames. It's usually at 0 when this happens since changing color space or capture area sends some sort of reset to the camera which resets the counter. SharpCap is not stuck since changes to options can be made but they have no effect. No amount of closing or reopening the camera will wake it up, nor will stopping and restarting SharpCap. If I rescan for cameras the SV305 in the 'Svbony Cameras' section is gone. The SV305s in the DirectShow and ASCOM sections are still listed there but can't be connected to and return an error saying the cameras doesn't have color and resolution control and can't be used with SharpCap. The only resolution is to disconnect and reconnect the USB cable, then it works as it should. I've seen that other people have had this same problem, has anyone found a solution?
2) Has anyone managed to get this working with FireCapture using the ASCOM driver? I've read the ASCOM driver is awful and it sure seems to be. The image has weird artifacts that come and go based on gain and exposure settings, and the preview isn't debayered. Captured images are terrible. Plus it doesn't seem to recognize it as a color camera. I'm not set on FireCapture but it has a plug in called MoonPanoramaMaker that I'd really like to use. But FireCapture doesn't recognize the SV305 windows driver, and MoonPanoramaMaker doesn't work with SharpCap.
Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.