First of all, thanks for all the work done with developing PSS. I've read all about it here at CN and today installed "suitably old" Python and started to look at PSS a bit more with actual testing. A stacking software with proper command line options is so welcomed into the astro processing, it's one of the reasons I've started to keep my eyes open to other software than just AS3.
Anyway, a question regarding command line options. I typically have to stack videos using many different stacking percentages as I don't have much freetime to tweak / select the best percentage for each video. Thus, I stack using several different percentages, delete source videos to save disk space and look at the results at a later time when the family and work allows. Then I select the best stacking percentage tiffs and continue from there typically with ImPPG (which currently lacks command line options but that's another story).
I can set the percentage to be stacked in command line without any issues. But if I want to stack, let's say 20, 30, 40 and 50 %, do I need to write 5 lines of commands to a "master scripting file" or is there a more efficient way of doing things outside the obvious case i.e. for loops? In AS3 one can select 4 different percentages to be stacked and it made me think that if I write e.g. 5 lines of commands (each processing the image with different frame percentages to be stacked) PSS does everything from the start while having the option to process / store more "percentages" within one command then PSS could possibly avoid recalculating the reference frame again etc. Could I have your thoughts about this? How about running several different stacking percentages via the PSS gui? I'm just looking the most efficient way to get things done in minimal cpu time.
Where does PSS store log files for each session? I think that they are not stored in the same directory in which my videos are and output tiff is stored (sorry to ask such a stupid question, but I did not have a lot time to play around PSS today). Can the user specify log file directory somehow?
All in all, I have to tweak the settings etc (*) but when AS3 is lacking command line options PSS could have a lot of potential for me (lazy guy, trying to automate / standardize as much of the processing as possible)
(*) This summer I typically image full disk solar h-alpha with asi174mm without any tracking and take videos in the range of 10-15 seconds meaning that there are quite a bit of movement within one video - this means I need to adjust some of the PSS settings to allow me to use such videos without rejecting frames due to movement. I've minimized my setup time and gear weight and in some crooked way it's actually fun to use this kind of "bare minimum" type of gear AS3 copes with my videos nicely and I expect PSS to do the same with proper parametrizing.
Edited by cmas, 09 June 2021 - 12:23 PM.