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BackyardNIKON v1 BETA 01c is ready for download.


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YEAH... a step closer :)

 

*** DOWNLOAD BackyardNIKON v1 BETA 01c ***

http://www.binaryrivers.com/download/setup-BackyardNIKON-v100-BETA01c.exe

 

Please report your findings using this thread. 

 

You can refer to this grid for a quick overview.

http://forum.otelescope.com/post/backyardnikon-v1-beta-progress-grid-6857530?pid=1282424740

 

 

As with other beta releases, the setup.exe is pre-packaged with its own tester license.

 

BETA 01c will install side-by-side to other betas, it will not overwrite BETA 01b.


Thank you for all your support in getting this to a production quality.

 

Guylain & Chris.

 

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Well I just heard about the Beta release, I tested it on my D7100 and everything works that is said to work, and as someone else posted the pictures were saved to the computer but not to the camera SD card. I was using a Dell Latitude E6410 running Win7 64 bit. I can't wait for the finish product...thanks Guylain

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Hi Guylain

 

I'm so glad you're doing this, and judging by the initial beta it's going to be a great piece of software.

 

I have a D5200, and can report that the camera can connect, take pictures with USB-cable (both <30s and >30s in BULB), download images and use LiveView. So all green boxes in the progress grid thread B)

 

Looking forward to buying the final product :)

 

/Patrik

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Hi Guylain

 

I'm so glad you're doing this, and judging by the initial beta it's going to be a great piece of software.

 

I have a D5200, and can report that the camera can connect, take pictures with USB-cable (both <30s and >30s in BULB), download images and use LiveView. So all green boxes in the progress grid thread B)

 

Looking forward to buying the final product :)

 

/Patrik

 

Yeah... I'll update the support grid :)

 

Guylain

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I almost forgot I have a D200.  I just tested it.  It cannot connect.  I attach the log file.  However, I have never used D200 on this computer.  So I don't know whether this is a problem of BYN or D200.  The computer seems to know that the camera is connected.

 

Another thing is, the installation of the 01c Beta seems to have problem on this computer. I got multiple warnings when BYN started.  The warning message is shown in the attached photo.

 

Cheers,

Wei-Hao

 

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logfile-[20140426-21h30m14s152]-[2868]-2014-04-26.txt

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I almost forgot I have a D200.  I just tested it.  It cannot connect.  I attach the log file.  However, I have never used D200 on this computer.  So I don't know whether this is a problem of BYN or D200.  The computer seems to know that the camera is connected.

 

Another thing is, the installation of the 01c Beta seems to have problem on this computer. I got multiple warnings when BYN started.  The warning message is shown in the attached photo.

 

Cheers,

Wei-Hao

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-26 at 8.58.36 PM.png 

 

Hi Wei-Ha,

 

This is a Windows/C++ redistributable dll.  Your computer certainly has issues outside BackyardNIKON that needs addressing before I can figure out why the D200 is not connecting <_>

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-performance/msvcp100dll-missing/9a687c31-0619-4ee9-b511-020985e29b5f

 

Regards,

 

Guylain

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I cannot resolve this MSVCP100.dll issue using the methods in the webpage you provided.  I will switch to the computer I used for testing D800 and see what happens.  This will requires a day or two.

 

Cheers,

Wei-Hao

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I also looked at the logfile you provided and the Nikon SDK type 8 to 12 did not load... this is due to the MSVCP100.dll missing.  Once this is fixed it will probably work.

 

Guylain

 

 

 

If it helps (assuming you haven't already addressed it) I've come across this issue quite a few times when developing my own software.  It's invariably because the app explicitly targets 32bit (as opposed to 'AnyCPU') or uses 32bit dlls etc. and is being run on a 64bit version of Windows.  In which case it looks from resources (E.g. MSVCP100) in the SysWOW64 directory rather than System32 I think.  Problem is either the files aren't there (perhaps failed to install or went into wrong folder) or security such as UAC is preventing access.  If the file is there then turning off UAC and/or running app as Administrator may 'fix' it.  If it's not there then that's a different issue...

01c installs fine on my 64bit Win7 machine but I have full admin rights and UAC off (and being a developer most of the standard MS dlls installed)

 

Hope this is of some help,

Rich.

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Hi Guylain,

 

I still cannot connect to D200 even with a computer that does not have the MSVCP100.dll problem.  The D200 can be seen and operated by another program, but not by BYN.

 

The log file is attached.

 

Cheers,

Wei-Hao

 

Well... the good news is that all Nikon drivers did load according to this new logfile.

 

Can you try without a camera card?  According to the logfile the Nikon SDK does not even see the camera.

 

Also, reboot and try again... still with no card.

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

 

 

 

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Both reboot and removing the card do not seem to help.

 

Okay, the D200 was released in 2007 I believe.

 

Try running BackyardNIKON in Windows Vista SP2 compatibility mode.  That may work.

 

Keep me posted

 

Guylain

 

 

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Now BYN can recognize D200 in Vista SP2 compatibility mode, both with and without card in camera.

However, it can only save images to PC.  It doesn't work if asking BYN to save it to camera or to PC+camera.  Bulb doesn't work with USB either.

 

Yeah... I'll update the progress grid with the D200 info.

 

The "Save To" is a known issue in BETA 01.

 

EDIT: The D200 requires a serial cable for BULB.

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

 

 

 

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Hi there - D600 now works with Live View!

 

I'm using Backyard Nikon on a MacBook Air under VMWare Fusion and Win 8.1 x64

 

When I load the application, connect the camera to the computer then turn the camera on something is accessing the SD cards in the camera for quite a period of time (up to a minute) - I have 2 cards installed in the camera. During this time the memory card access light on the back of the camera is lit.

 

During this time it is not possible to connect to the camera from Backyard Nikon. Once this has completed Backyard Nikon connects successfully (you have to press the connect button again). This is repeatable.

 

Bulb over USB not working on this build.

 

Great job guys!

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Image capture does not work (unless I'm doing something wrong) - although liveview capture seems to work

 

Kevin

 

17:44:13  Licensed to BETA TESTER (support@binaryrivers.com)

17:44:16  Nikon drivers initialized.

17:45:51  Attempting to connect camera...

17:45:57  Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON :)

17:46:12  Attempting to connect camera...

17:46:17  Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON :)

17:46:56  Attempting to connect camera...

17:47:02  Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON :)

17:47:16  Attempting to connect camera...

17:47:17  D600 CONNECTED!

17:47:57  Imaging session started.

17:47:59  Imaging session cancelled

17:47:59  Your camera requires a configured serial cable for BULB or Mirror Lock.

17:48:00  Imaging session cancelled

17:48:31  Imaging session started.

17:48:32  Imaging session cancelled

17:48:32  Your camera requires a configured serial cable for BULB or Mirror Lock.

17:48:33  Imaging session cancelled

17:48:43  Camera SHUTDOWN!

17:56:18  Attempting to connect camera...

17:56:24  D600 CONNECTED!

17:56:31  Imaging session started.

17:56:32  Imaging session cancelled

17:56:32  [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)

17:56:33  Imaging session cancelled

17:56:53  Imaging session started.

17:56:54  Imaging session cancelled

17:56:54  [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)

17:57:55  Planetary imaging started.

17:58:01  Capturing 30.4 frames per second.

17:58:04  100 planetary frames captured.

17:58:36  Planetary_Tv2s_--_Hi-20iso_640x360_20140419-17h58m01s.avi downloaded

17:59:01  Imaging session started.

17:59:01  Imaging session cancelled

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Beta 01c

Nikon D5100

Windows 8 Sp1 64bit

USB mode

 

Having connecting issues. I know its not what you want to hear. My sincere apologies.

 

I try to connect and it won't. I've rebooted, unplugged camera, and powered off/on. Windows Explorer recognizes the D5100 as an external device.

 

I start looking around the file structure to find some log files. I didn't see any but I did notice some old Backyard* directories after I uninstalled the applications. Therefore I deleted them. Then on a whim I try to connect and it connects. Then closed down the application and reopened just to make sure it was still working and it does.

 

I can't imagine deleting those other directories had anything to do with it. I've attached the log files.

 

As its stands now it's working.

 

Thanks SOO much on your hard work. It's very much appreciated!!

logfile-[20140419-11h29m54s493]-[6736]-2014-04-19.txt

logfile-[20140419-11h34m26s582]-[7864]-2014-04-19.txt

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Beta 01c

Nikon D5100

Windows 8 Sp1 64bit

USB mode

 

Having connecting issues. I know its not what you want to hear. My sincere apologies.

 

I try to connect and it won't. I've rebooted, unplugged camera, and powered off/on. Windows Explorer recognizes the D5100 as an external device.

 

I start looking around the file structure to find some log files. I didn't see any but I did notice some old Backyard* directories after I uninstalled the applications. Therefore I deleted them. Then on a whim I try to connect and it connects. Then closed down the application and reopened just to make sure it was still working and it does.

 

I can't imagine deleting those other directories had anything to do with it. I've attached the log files.

 

As its stands now it's working.

 

Thanks SOO much on your hard work. It's very much appreciated!!

 

Thank you for the report.

 

I find Nikon drivers for Windows a bit flakier than those of Canon.  When connected to a PC Nikon cameras have to modes.

 

1) Image transfer mode (the default)

2) PC control mode (the mode BackyardNIKON requires)

 

When the Nikon SDK is initialized and sees a connected camera it is supporse to call upon the Nikon Windows driver to make the switch from mode 1 to mode 2 so the Nikon SDK can connect to the camera (now in PC MODE)

 

I find that that switch is not always occurring... and when it does BackyardNIKON (or any other software) will not be able to establish a connection to the camera.  The issue as far as I know resides in the Nikon Windows driver which is of course out of my control. 

 

The only remedy I found was to reboot the computer to reset the Nikon Windows drivers.  This is a harsh solution... but it's one I have not control over sadly.  This happens to me about 1 out of 50 times.  It is rare but it does occur.

 

Does this makes sense?

 

Guylain

 

 

 

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Hi there - D600 now works with Live View!

 

I'm using Backyard Nikon on a MacBook Air under VMWare Fusion and Win 8.1 x64

 

When I load the application, connect the camera to the computer then turn the camera on something is accessing the SD cards in the camera for quite a period of time (up to a minute) - I have 2 cards installed in the camera. During this time the memory card access light on the back of the camera is lit.

 

During this time it is not possible to connect to the camera from Backyard Nikon. Once this has completed Backyard Nikon connects successfully (you have to press the connect button again). This is repeatable.

 

Bulb over USB not working on this build.

 

Great job guys!

 

Does taking non-bulb pictures work?  Does it download and display images?

 

Thank you for your time

 

Guylain

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Hi there - D600 now works with Live View!

 

Bulb over USB not working on this build.

 

Great job guys!

 

Can you please download BETA 01c again using the link below.  I made a small change for the D600.  I think bulb over USB will work now... unless the D600 does not support bulb over USB...  I'm not sure because I'm still learning which features each camera can do <_>

 

http://www.binaryrivers.com/download/setup-BackyardNIKON-v100-BETA01c.exe

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

 

 

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Beta 01c, Nikon D7100, USB, Win7 64bit

 

I've noted that if I power off camera without disconnecting app first it won't connect again unless I restart the app (just says attempting to connect and does nothing).

 

Had another play with planetary mode...

Don't know if the shutter, aperture and ISO in the plan settings are supposed to work yet but don't seem to affect the capture.

Always does 640x424 at 30fps for me and exposure seems automatic.

Also appears to take about 5mins for a queued 20 frame capture to download - shows suspended so guess it waiting on something.

 

Don't know if the 5x zoom is supposed to be there yet, but it isn't on mine.

Would be nice to be able to crop VGA avi from part of D7100's 6000x4000 frame rather than grabbing entire frame at VGA res :)

 

 

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Beta 01c, Nikon D7100, USB, Win7 64bit

 

I've noted that if I power off camera without disconnecting app first it won't connect again unless I restart the app (just says attempting to connect and does nothing).

 

Odd, I've tested that on D7000 and D5300 and the BackyardNIKON should receive a camera shutdown event and close properly.

 

Send me the log file at support@binaryrivers.com and I'll take a look.

 

Log files are in "My Pictures\BackyardTEMP\logs"

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

 

 

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Beta 01c, Nikon D7100, USB, Win7 64bit

 

Had another play with planetary mode...

Don't know if the shutter, aperture and ISO in the plan settings are supposed to work yet but don't seem to affect the capture.

Always does 640x424 at 30fps for me and exposure seems automatic.

Also appears to take about 5mins for a queued 20 frame capture to download - shows suspended so guess it waiting on something.

 

Don't know if the 5x zoom is supposed to be there yet, but it isn't on mine.

Would be nice to be able to crop VGA avi from part of D7100's 6000x4000 frame rather than grabbing entire frame at VGA res :)

 

 

Nikon cameras do not work like Canon.  These settings are not live... Nikon only read these values and applies them when you START live view, not during <_>

 

The workaround is:

 

1) Pause live view (button in the lower right corner)

2) Change aperture and ISO.

3) Resume live view (same button as step #1)

 

That should work.

 

There is no cropping done in these release so far.  This is actually tricky with Nikon so I have not tackled that to date.

 

Where did it show suspended?  It should not.

 

Thank you, I like getting feedback :)

 

Guylain

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Hi there - D600 now works with Live View!

 

Bulb over USB not working on this build.

 

Great job guys!

 

Can you please download BETA 01c again using the link below.  I made a small change for the D600.  I think bulb over USB will work now... unless the D600 does not support bulb over USB...  I'm not sure because I'm still learning which features each camera can do <_<

 

http://www.binaryrivers.com/download/setup-BackyardNIKON-v100-BETA01c.exe

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

 

 

Hi there - still no image capture (bulb or otherwise). Here's the log history...

 

19:34:53  Licensed to BETA TESTER (support@binaryrivers.com)

19:34:58  Nikon drivers initialized.

19:36:31  Attempting to connect camera...

19:36:32  D600 CONNECTED!

19:36:40  Imaging session started.

19:36:41  Imaging session cancelled

19:36:41  [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)

19:36:42  Imaging session cancelled

19:36:54  Imaging session started.

19:36:55  Imaging session cancelled

19:36:55  [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)

19:36:56  Imaging session cancelled

 

HTH

 

Kevin

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Hi there - still no image capture (bulb or otherwise). Here's the log history...

 

19:34:53  Licensed to BETA TESTER (support@binaryrivers.com)

19:34:58  Nikon drivers initialized.

19:36:31  Attempting to connect camera...

19:36:32  D600 CONNECTED!

19:36:40  Imaging session started.

19:36:41  Imaging session cancelled

19:36:41  [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)

19:36:42  Imaging session cancelled

19:36:54  Imaging session started.

19:36:55  Imaging session cancelled

19:36:55  [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)

19:36:56  Imaging session cancelled

 

HTH

 

Kevin

 

Thanks Kevin, looks like the D600 is going to be a challenge <_>

 

Can you send me the full log file at support@binaryrivers.com.

 

Log files are located in "My Pictures\BackyardTEMP\logs"

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

 

 

 

 

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