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Save to camera only takes 1 shot

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I have set up to save to camera only because it saves faster than to the pc so it doesnt take as long.  But when i set up a plan fir multiple shots when set to save to camera, it only takes 1 or 2 shots out of the plan.  If i switch it back to save to pc, it runs the plan fine and takes the number of shots i set.  Help?  Using trial.  

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Some Nikon cameras have trouble saving images to the camera through the Nikon SDK. It is strange, but is an ongoing issue that has been discussed many times in this forum. The developers of BYN have been unable to solve it.

If you do save to the camera you give up the benefits of seeing the images on the screen and being able to review them while capturing is going on. The extra time for downloading should be minimal in any case.

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Not worried about viewing whats being shot on the screen but don't like the save time to the pc.  Almost a full 4 seconds between shots when saving to the PC vs saving straight to camera that has no delay between shots.  That decreases the number of shots i can get in a certain time period by a lot.  Disappointed 😒.  I am only trying it out to use for focusing.  Guess ill keep looking.  
Thank you for the SDK input.  

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11 hours ago, hdihnen said:

 I am only trying it out to use for focusing.

If you are only using BYN as a Tethered Intervalometer, and trying to review the Images on the DSLR's Tiny LED Screen, then you truly are Missing the Point and Advantages of BYN:  1) Display Images on 13-17 inch Laptop vs 2.5-3 inch DSLR; 2) Zoom and Pan Controls; 3) Focusing Tools - including Star-centric Metrics.

 

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14 hours ago, s3igell said:

If you are only using BYN as a Tethered Intervalometer, and trying to review the Images on the DSLR's Tiny LED Screen, then you truly are Missing the Point and Advantages of BYN:  1) Display Images on 13-17 inch Laptop vs 2.5-3 inch DSLR; 2) Zoom and Pan Controls; 3) Focusing Tools - including Star-centric Metrics.

 

Not missing any point, and am not using it for the intervalometer, i already have a wireless intervalometer and in camera intervalometer, just disappointed they show that as a feature and the programming doesn't work correctly when saving straight to camera.  Only trying out software as stated before and you quoting my words, to focus on a larger screen.  Not trying review any of the images as it shoots.  Just for initial focus.  

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13 hours ago, astroman133 said:

Sorry, but for a 10 minute image a 4 second download is nothing, especially given the other advantages as s3igell has mentioned. My QSI CCD camera takes almost 20 seconds to download a full 10 MP image.

I am not taking a 10 minute image, no where does my post say that!  

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BackyardEOS and BackyardNIKON were designed with save to PC in mind; the save to card is optional and some model can't do it when the camera is tethered to a computer. For most Canon this is a non issue, but for most Nikon this appears to but more frequent. It's never been clear to me if this is a limitation of the SDK or not.  The SDK is not documented and there is no support from Nikon so it makes it very difficult to fish features/options out of it. I hope this makes sense.

The 4 second is normal to download the image.

 

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On 1/24/2020 at 5:36 AM, admin said:

BackyardEOS and BackyardNIKON were designed with save to PC in mind; the save to card is optional and some model can't do it when the camera is tethered to a computer. For most Canon this is a non issue, but for most Nikon this appears to but more frequent. It's never been clear to me if this is a limitation of the SDK or not.  The SDK is not documented and there is no support from Nikon so it makes it very difficult to fish features/options out of it. I hope this makes sense.

The 4 second is normal to download the image.

 

Hi Guylain,

It's only in bulb mode in BYN that saving to card don't work...if you shoot to 30 sec max, BYN have no problem to save to card...

20 sec to download 10MP file as astroman133 said...try to imagine with 36,2MP for me with my FF D800

Cheers,

ouioui

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