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Request: BYE to turn on/off Long Exposure Noise Reduction

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Hi Guylain,

A request, if there's a way to turn on/off the Long Exposure Noise Reduction (LENR) feature within the applicable camera models (ie, 6D). The feature also applies to Nikon as well.

For those of us working the camera remotely, this allows us to put the camera into that mode for deepsky and then off for shorter exposures.  It also saves having someone physically go to the camera location to make the change multiple times which gets costly.

As a side question, do you know of any external software that can change all the menu items within a camera? The canon utility is limited, and I spoke with Canon and that's their only offering.

thanks,

...paul.

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BYE and BYN rely solely on the SDK's provided by Canon and Nikon respectively.  Until/unless Magic Lantern decides to also develop and publish extensions to that SDK, there is nothing that Guylain can do.

It's about the same as the mentions of DigiCamControl, which manages the DSLR Control via a pathway other than the SDK.

 

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Folks,

the camera and BYE are operated remotely at 4000km distance. The setup works great using BYE and standard Canon fw and has been operating reliably for 6 months. Magic Lantern is not a solution. The request was simply if LENR could be toggled remotely thru BYE. 

I spoke with the knowledgeable support people at Canon and they don't offer that control (or the majority of other menu items) thru the EOS utility. They just don't figure that people use cameras for science and/or operate cameras remotely under software control. Most people are beside their cameras.

If it can be done, that would be wonderful. Otherwise we'll have to schedule a support tech to change settings on the camera and we'll plan the types of imaging we do accordingly.

thanks,

...paul.

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Sorry, but it would help to understand the different types of imaging that you do that require you to change the LENR setting on a regular basis. Most people feel that they are more productive by shooting dark frames rather than using LENR. Your reasons may give this request a higher priority for the authors to investigate.

The Canon EOS SDK document indicates that the Noise Reduction property is read-only, but perhaps the authors may know of another way to change the value remotely.

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