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  2. s3igell

    Can`t connect to camera (6DmkII, Win10), 3.1.17 RC3

    BYE/BYN uses the Manufacturer-supplied SDK in order to communicate with the Camera and to perform any Camera-based Actions such as Setting Exposure or ISO. Because the 6DmkII has so many new features, you will need to keep your Camera Settings rather Generic - or else learn how to do a Factory Reset for times when you can't determine which Advanced Setting is at issue. Case in point: Make sure that you are not using one of the Face-Tracking Focus Modes - its been shown to block SDK Functionality. Same with WiFi vs USB (there is a post on this forum that explains how you can connect BYE via WiFi - but you'll need to start with USB2 Cable).
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  5. astroman133

    User Interface resizing issue

    What environment are you running with? Windows version? Monitor resolution?
  6. admin

    User Interface resizing issue

    This looks more like a graphic driver issue; never had this reported before. Do you a QHD monitor or another type 4k'ish monitor where the graphic driver does a lot of gymnastic to render a difference size. As a test, do you have another computer to try and see if you get the same behavior?
  7. achristo

    User Interface resizing issue

    Hi, I'm using BYN 2.0.9 and I'm having an issue with the GUI. When I resize the interface (by pulling window handles) it will jump to a large size that's larger than the desktop area. The only way to get it back is to close and reopen. Any ideas? Thanks, Alan
  8. admin

    Can`t connect to camera (6DmkII, Win10), 3.1.17 RC3

    Probably a driver. Glad it works now.
  9. Alexey Popov

    Can`t connect to camera (6DmkII, Win10), 3.1.17 RC3

    After laptop restarting BYE starts to work properly. Some temporary problems...
  10. Hello! Recently changed notebook. The new one is Lenovo Yoga with Win 10 x64. Last one was Asus with Win8 x64. Camera is 6DmkII. EOS Utility installed and works properly. Backyard EOS 3.1.17 RC3 installed and disconnects right after connection. Logs attached. logfile-[20190217-15h48m21s320]-[8372]-2019-02-17.txt
  11. utopianninja

    Lunar imaging

    I'm, already using Meade f/6.3 focal reducer 😀. Thanks for all the answers!
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  13. s3igell

    Lunar imaging

    You should remember that you can also add a good quality 0.63x Focal Reducer to get a Wider FOV. You can go further with a 0.5x or even 0.33x Focal Reducer - but these are harder to find and have stronger distortion issues.
  14. astroman133

    BYE Trial Extension

    Please, next time you have an issue create a new post rather than piggybacking on an existing post with a different issue. What you have done is effectively hide your issue from others who may benefit from the dialog towards a solution. When describing the details of the error that you are seeing do not post any information or screenshots that contain your license key. Details of the error that you are seeing will likely lead to a solution.
  15. admin

    BYE Trial Extension

    Please be courteous when asking for help! What is the error you get?
  16. mvillegas69

    BYE Trial Extension

    So I am downloading the latest version 3.1.16 from the download section and copying and pasting the Key and identifier from the My Purchases section and it still gives me an error and will not let me try the software. I am getting really ticked off and wasting a lot of time. I've tried 2 different computers. I really want to test this software because from what i am reading it is best suited for what i want to do but getting really frustrated because I cannot get started. I tried Nebulocity and that trial downloaded and worked just fine but don't like it. I want to try THIS software. Please help. Thank you
  17. astroman133

    Lunar imaging

    I haven't done a lot of hi-res lunar imaging, but I did create an image that was created using BYE. I hope that BYN has similar capability. I started out by recognizing that I needed to capture 6 separate videos for the phase that it was in. 3 rows of 2 columns did the trick. With BYE in planetary mode and 5X zoom enabled, I positioned the LiveView zoom box around the first column of the first row and captured 800 frames. Then I moved to zoom box, in turn, to each of the other 5 imaging positions and captured 800 frames. When done I had covered the entire surface, with good overlap between the positions. I stacked each video with RegiStax and was now down to 6 images. I used RegiStar to combine those 6 images into a single image. RegiStar is pretty neat and took care of figuring out how the images were related. It organized them, aligned them, warped them to fit together and adjusted the brightness and color of the images to hide the seams and blend them together. RegiStar is not free, or cheap for that matter, but was very easy to use and did a good job. I thought that the final result came out looking pretty good.
  18. s3igell

    Lunar imaging

    Options such as Control of the Camera's actual Video Mode (rather than the LiveView data captured from the Rear LCD Screen) are choices which the SDK usually fails to support. And since BYE/BYN is wholly dependent on the SDK for accessing the Camera...
  19. admin

    Lunar imaging

    This is not possible with BYE/BYN. As s3igell said you;ll need to switch to sill images to get the sensor full resolution.
  20. utopianninja

    Lunar imaging

    Yeah, I get that 1:1 pixel resolution😅 for planetary imaging, of course. But for moon shots I have been using cameras own 1920x1080 video recording without computer (is there any possibility to use computer for that? I'm so lazy if I have to go out press camera buttons instead of just sitting in front of computer and push buttons inside😆) and it has given me some good results. I can easily record few minutes video which gives me plenty of frames. Maybe 200 good quality still images beat 5000 less detailed 1920x1080 frames.. I have to try it!
  21. s3igell

    Lunar imaging

    The purpose of the LiveView Planetary Imaging limit of 640x480 (which size is dependent on your Model) is because the overriding goal is to record 1:1 Pixel Resolution Video (one Pixel on the Sensor records to 1 Pixel in the Data). This is different than the Camera's native FullHD Video, which jams the Full Resolution of the Sensor (12MP to 24MP depending on your Model) down into 1920x1080 FullHD size (meaning 3-7 Sensor Pixels are jammed down into each Recorded Pixel). This causes significant Loss of Detail. For Full Resolution, you will need to switch to Still Images. You can set an Image Plan to snap 100-200 individual Images which you can then Stack in AutoStakkert3 or RegiStax6.
  22. utopianninja

    Lunar imaging

    If I want to use planetary imaging for the moon and I don't want to use 5x zoom (to be able to fit the full disc in the view) is it possible to get better resolution than 640x480? Also it's not possible to get rid of that green square when using the 5x zoom, is it? I have Nikon D5100 and Celestron c8.
  23. gandrapu

    validation issues

    Its working. Thank you
  24. admin

    validation issues

    Delete this file and try again: c:\users\<<username>>\appdata\BackyardEOSv31-license.txt. The folder appdata is a hidden folder so you may have to set windows to show hidden folders/files. Keep us posted.
  25. gandrapu

    validation issues

    I have bought a new licence and tried to open the program ( freshly downloaded) Unfortunately still the same message : Object...
  26. gandrapu

    validation issues

    please let me know the process, thanks
  27. gandrapu

    validation issues

    I accept my mistake and am willing to buy another licence. I am much obliged to your understanding. Thank you
  28. admin

    validation issues

    That key as been deactivated and will remain deactivated. Since this is a public forum with RRS feed capabilities who knows how many users have now received that key in their feed. I have a zero tolerance for this. If you want to continue using BYE you will need to purchase another key. I have not yet banned your account, I was waiting for you to reply here. If you purchase another I will let your account active. Regards,
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