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  1. Well that was fun... looks like the EOS-R if fully functional... including CR3 decoder.  

    I just finished uploading 3.0.18.RC5 in the pre-release download section.

    Having an EOS-R on hand for testing is pure gold.  I did more in 1 day than the last 30 days going at it blind.

    A big thank you for Brent at Hypercam for lending me his EOS-R.  This was not a small feat... Brent is in the USA (Florida) and I'm in Canada... still he shipped me his camera for testing. 

    I'll run more tests in the coming days while I have the camera on hand but from what I can see, RC5 is fully functional.

    Thank you for all your help and patience.

    Regards,


  2. BYE won't connect if Windows does not see the camera properly.

    It is possible that the 64 bits OS is unable to pass along the reference to the camera because it doesn't know what it is since the host is 64 bits.  You may be chasing a ghost here... but others with more experience with virtual machine may be able to provide more info than I can.

    Regards,

     


  3. 4 hours ago, spike13 said:

    That is great news, thank you for all of your efforts!

    Will you be able to post here when the next version of BYE with these updates are available?

    Yes, I will.  Alternatively you can also "follow" the pre-release download file by clicking the follow button on that page; if you do you'll get notified when I upload a new versions.


  4. 8 minutes ago, bret.mckee@gmail.com said:

    Will that pre-release also include 90D support?

     

    Thanks,

    Bret

    No, not yet... but first I need someone with a 90D to try it with the latest pre-release.  If you have a 90D please start a new thread and we'll take it from there,

    Regards,


  5. GOOD NEWS.

    I got the EOS-R on loan from a user (thank you Brent from Hypercam).

    It literally took 10 minutes and I got it to work with taking both RAW+JPG.  This is working now and will be in the next pre-release.   I will try to release late next week.  

    I have 2 more things that I want to tackle while I have the camera. I'll try to see if I can decode the raw CR3 image because as of now you would need to take both .CR3 + JPG for BYE to display the images.  Still not a bad compromise but not ideal.  I would like to display the CR3 image when only raw is selected.

    I'm also going to see if I can control the lens for those that uses a lens instead of a telescope for wide field images.

    No promises... other than the biggest huddle has been resolved in that both images CR3+JPG how not downloaded and the JPG will be used for display.

    I'm happy. 


  6. I have already replied to your private message you sent earlier confirming how to send your old v2 key for a free upgrade.

    Whatever you do, please do not post it here on the public forum.  Use the "contact us" form bellow or send us an email to support@otelescope.com.

    Regards,


  7. No... and you are confusing image resolution/quality with the marketing term 1080p IMO.

    1080p is a marketing terms... it's actually terrible for image quality ~ hard to believe but it's true.

    The best quality is one that will give you a 1:1 pixel resolution... meaning 1 pixel on the sensor = 1 pixel on your time. 

    Your D800 has a sensor is 7360 x 4912 pixels... what happens when you take a 1080p image?  The camera performs some interpolation and shrinks your full resolution sensor 7360 x 4912 and make it fit into a (far from high resolution) 1080p image.  Voila... 1080p is not high definition because the data was shrunk and you lost resolution in the process.

    The best quality is 1:1 pixel resolution so you need to forget all about those nice 1080p images your camera can produce... they are of lower quality compared to a 1:1 pixel resolution image.  Gotta love marketing departments.

    So, here's the bad news... Most Canon can produce 1:1 pixel resolution with what they call live view 5x zoom.  This is not the case with Nikon; the live view zoom for most Nikons is not 1:1 pixel resolution.

    Hope this makes sense.

     

     


  8. Ok, you're trying to enter your key and identifier in the application.

    This error is usually caused by a windows update causing you to re-validate you key.

    You need to re-enter your key and identifier as they appear here on the website under "My Purchases -> Orders".

    Keep us posted.


  9. 55 minutes ago, mamayda said:

    Thank you for your unbelievably prompt response!  I am impressed.  Five minutes!

    I

    Thank you for noting this.

    People sometimes don't believe when I tell them I'm here on the forum at least 10 times per day... every day.  It's the first I do in the morning (after my coffee of course) and it's the last thing I do at night before going to sleep.

    I real -all- posts without exception... and I will reply to over 95% percent of them.  The only time I don't reply is when another user provided the right response before I could.  This is often the case with 'astroman133', 's3igell', and a few other users as well.


  10. 1 hour ago, mart69 said:

    I've bought backyard eos I've gone to log in for first time using user name and it's not allowing me to open program any help would be appreciated 

    Do you get an error message?

    As suggested above, do not copy your key here (or on any other public forums).

    Can you elaborate "it's not allowing me to open program"?

    Are you cut&pasting your key and identifier in the application as they appear on the website under "My Purchases -> Orders".


  11. Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless should work with the current RC4 pre-release.

    Canon M series mirrorloess are NOT supported because Canon does not allow remote tethered shooting for these model.

    Canon R mirrorless.... working on it - some limited functionality with current RC4 pre-release.


  12. Aside from inserting a pause between the actual download of the CR3 and JPG image I have exhasuted everything I know to have worked with other models for the past 10 years.  I need an EOS-R on hand for testing.  I have a user that might be willing to send me his camera.  If this pans out I may be able to do some real debugging session with an EOS-R.  This is something that I can't do remotely.

    Thank you everyone for all your assistance, it is appreciated.

    Guyalin


  13. Right now my best guess is that the camera may need a small pause between both downloads. 

    I have found with most model a 500ms pause between the RAW download and the JPG download was necessary for most models and there such pause in BYE right now. 

    I think I will increase this a little bit for the EOS-R and see it this makes a difference.  A few milliseconds is an eternity in computer terms and dealing the hardware I have found this to fix a lot of issues in the past.  

    I've checked at my local camera shop to see if I could rent an EOS-R for a few days but since this is a new camera they don't have any EOS-R in their loaner pool :(

    Regards,


  14. The default dithering settings should work reasonably well for most setups... but experimenting to find the best settings for a particular setup is never a bad thing... but change only one setting at a time and see the impact it has on dithering because if you change multiple settings at once it will be difficult to tell which one made a positive impact and which one made a negative impact.

    Regards


  15. Ok, I looked at the log files and it looks that your EOS-R won't download the JPG when you selected both RAW+JPG.  It camera throws an error on the download command.

    The first download (the raw image) downloads just fine but the subsequent image (the JPG) throws an error.  It does not behave like the others.  I'm a bit confused by this different behavior.  What could be different?

    2019-09-09 04:53:29,657 [OnStateEventHandler] DEBUG - OnStateEventHandler Fired! (inEvent=795), inParameter=6)
    2019-09-09 04:53:30,828 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsGetDirectoryItemInfo(inDirItemRef, out dirItemInfo)
    2019-09-09 04:53:30,844 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsGetDirectoryItemInfo(inDirItemRef, out dirItemInfo)
    2019-09-09 04:53:30,844 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsCreateFileStream(dirItemInfo.szFileName, EDSDK.EdsFileCreateDisposition.CreateAlways, EDSDK.EdsAccess.ReadWrite, out stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:30,871 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsCreateFileStream(dirItemInfo.szFileName, EDSDK.EdsFileCreateDisposition.CreateAlways, EDSDK.EdsAccess.ReadWrite, out stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:30,871 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsDownload(imgRef, dirItemInfo.Size, stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:31,918 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsDownload(imgRef, dirItemInfo.Size, stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:31,918 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsRelease(stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:31,934 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsRelease(stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:31,934 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsDownloadComplete(imgRef)
    2019-09-09 04:53:31,975 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsDownloadComplete(imgRef)
    2019-09-09 04:53:31,975 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94880712)] INFO  - Flush Running: (94880712)
    2019-09-09 04:53:32,203 [OnStateEventHandler] DEBUG - StateEvent_JobStatusChanged Fired! (inParameter=0) (inContext=0)
    2019-09-09 04:53:32,204 [OnStateEventHandler] DEBUG - Items transfered!
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,296 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsGetDirectoryItemInfo(inDirItemRef, out dirItemInfo)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,314 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsGetDirectoryItemInfo(inDirItemRef, out dirItemInfo)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,314 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsCreateFileStream(dirItemInfo.szFileName, EDSDK.EdsFileCreateDisposition.CreateAlways, EDSDK.EdsAccess.ReadWrite, out stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,334 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsCreateFileStream(dirItemInfo.szFileName, EDSDK.EdsFileCreateDisposition.CreateAlways, EDSDK.EdsAccess.ReadWrite, out stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,334 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsDownload(imgRef, dirItemInfo.Size, stream)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,372 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - WARNING EDS_ERR_INTERNAL_ERROR : EDSDK.EdsDownload(imgRef, dirItemInfo.Size, stream) 
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,372 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Running (log): EDSDK.EdsDownloadCancel(imgRef)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,404 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Success: EDSDK.EdsDownloadCancel(imgRef)
    2019-09-09 04:53:34,404 [OnDirItemRequestTransfer(94879112)] INFO  - Flush Running: (94880712 94879112)

     


  16. 40 minutes ago, spike13 said:

    Generally speaking I agree with your thought process here, but the EOS R is a little different as it is a new platform for Canon and they are releasing and or improving existing features via firmware updates and someone has to install the latest firmware and report back to the community as to whether it broke the ability to capture tethered.

    I do plan on testing out the 1.3 firmware at some point after Guylain has reviewed the latest log files 

    I got the log files,did not look at them yet... but your email is confusing.  here you said you don't see the last image only, on the email you say you don't see any.  Which one is it?

     

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