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  1. Yes to all your questions.

     

    An eclipse is one of those things that you need to experiment with because they are rare and we are not used what settings to use best. 

     

    My take on this is take more pictures... or risk missing it entirely.  I would not hesitate, and did it several times in the past, to take 500+ shots in a single night to capture the perfect shot... or sequence.  Been there done that.

     

    Your camera can take it... but your love for your camera... well... only you can be at piece (or not) with taking that many pictures in one night with your camera <_>

     

    Getting the right exposure for an eclipse takes a lot of effort, involvement, and trial and errors.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Guylain

     

     


  2. Thank you for the tip on the wi0fi and 6D.

     

    I'm not sure if you saw this conversion on CN.

    http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6444189/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1

     

    Basically the EOS M2 (just as the EOS M1) is crippled.

     

    By that I mean Canon removed ALL fireware and SDK capability to do remote shooting.  Wifi will not add that functionality back in... it only replaces the need for a physical cable.

     

    IT works with the 6D because it has all the inner workings (and SDK support) to work over wifi for remote shooting.  This is NOT the case for the EOS M1 and M2.

     

    BTW, I have an EOS M2... so I did the test myself a few days ago.

     

    Hope this help,

     

    Guylain

     

     


  3. Guylain,

     

    I believe your last post requires a further explanation.

     

    It is my understanding according to the list of Nikon cameras expected to work with BackyardNIKON that the D7100 does not require the DSUSB unit or serial cable, that the D7100 bulb mode can be controlled over the USB cable.

     

    Has something changed???

     

    The reason I ask, based on the compatible camera list, I have been considering purchasing a D7100 as it does not require the serial cable and DSUSB unit. I have this with my Nikon D300s and the only reason for buying a D7100 is to get away from needing the DS USB unit...

     

    As I said in my first post in this thread.

     

    BULB over USB is not working for any models in the first BETA release.  It a matter of time... but I did not want to delay the BETA release any further so a serial cable is needed for all models for the time being... until I get a chance to implement it. 

     

    Right now I have some major pain points as far as camera connections is concerned and this a where BETA 01 is focused on.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

     

    Guylain

     

    Hang in there Mitch... I will get there eventually, sooner rather than later of course :)

     

    Thank you for your time testing :)

     

    Regards,

     

    Guylain

     

     


  4. Guylain,

     

    I believe your last post requires a further explanation.

     

    It is my understanding according to the list of Nikon cameras expected to work with BackyardNIKON that the D7100 does not require the DSUSB unit or serial cable, that the D7100 bulb mode can be controlled over the USB cable.

     

    Has something changed???

     

    The reason I ask, based on the compatible camera list, I have been considering purchasing a D7100 as it does not require the serial cable and DSUSB unit. I have this with my Nikon D300s and the only reason for buying a D7100 is to get away from needing the DS USB unit...

     

    As I said in my first post in this thread.

     

    BULB over USB is not working for any models in the first BETA release.  It a matter of time... but I did not want to delay the BETA release any further so a serial cable is needed for all models for the time being... until I get a chance to implement it. 

     

    Right now I have some major pain points as far as camera connections is concerned and this a where BETA 01 is focused on.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

     

    Guylain


  5. I plan on taking a series of shots (using BYE) with my DSLR attached to my tracking telescope.  I plan to start shooting when the "partial" begins and continue until the partial ends.  I plan to take one image every 30 sec. and compile a time-lapse when done.  I'm also going to be shooting a sequence of shots with another camera (one every 5 min.) with the camera on a fixed tripod.  I'll then stack the images to create a single "sequenced image."  Finally, I'll be taking random ad hoc shots with a third camera.  Hopefully, I'll have it covered.  Weather forecast is perfect in my neck-of-the-woods.

     

    Jack

     

    Instead of taking a single shot every 30 seconds... take 5... one with difference TV length to ensure you have at least one with the correct exposure at each 30 second interval.

     

    1) Set 5 exposures with different TV exposure length (use 5 line items in BYE capture plan with 1 exposure each) with no pause in between.

    2) On the last item set a 30 second pause.

    3) Enable the loop feature.

    4) click start.

     

    EDIT: You may also want to set a different ISO.

     

    Guylain


  6. It should work.

     

    Are you sure you are using your purchase key and not an expired trial key?

     

    Are you sure you are copying all 5 lines as-is?

     

    If it still does not work send me your key at support@binaryrivers.com and I'll test it for you.

     

    DO NOT paste your key here on the forum :)

     

    Thank you

     

    Guylain

     

     


  7. Ultimately I think it's a bug in BYE I need to address.  The same TEMPerHUM in BYE v2 will give the correct reading while in BYE v3 it will not.  The odd thing is that I have not changed how I read the data from the TEMPerHUM in v3 so I'm a little bit at a lost as to why it reads incorrect data in V3.

     

    I will get to it eventually... but for now my hands are tied with BackyardNIKON camera connection issues.

     

    Thank you

     

    Guylain


  8. Just a quick check as I run two instances of BYE (one to control a 40D on a SCT and the second to control a side by side mounted Williams Optics FLT 110mm APO with a 400D).

     

    If I only want the 40D controlled version to talk to Astro Tortilla then I only set its instance's flag to use 3rd party integration flag and use the default port number 1499.

     

    Many thanks,

     

       Matthew

     

    Yes, this is correct.

     

    ...and if you ever wanted a second instance of AT to control the second instance of BYE you would assign a different port number to the second instance of BYE and then configure the second instance of AT to use that same newly assigned port in BYE #2.

     

    DO NOT set 2 instances of BYE with the same port number and both with enable 3rd party integration because then both instances of BYE would react to same single instance of AT and that may/should/will cause you grief.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Guylain


  9. Hi BL,

     

    I think you are over thinking this; it does not matter if you installed it on another computer before.

     

    1) Download 3.0.3 from the website and install it.

    2) Start BYE once installed.

    3) When prompted for a KEY use the key from your email.  If you had already installed BYE on that same computer it is possible that BYE remembers the key and simply loads as-is

    4) You are good to go.

     

    Guylain

     

     

     


  10. Hi,

    I've just done a fast sanity check (indoors) to see if the beta could see my d7000 while I await a DSUSB cable (which is apparently on its way).   I noticed that, unlike my Canon 1000D, I did not see a sensor temperature after one or two frames.  Does the D7000 have such a sensor?

    -

    Richard

     

    It's in the exif data for some models... an I do not process the exif data yet in BackyardNIKON... it will come though.

     

    Guylain


  11. happy day thanks. Will i have to uninstall and reinstall it on my lappy when it's done or will it just say updating and do it it's self 

    rob 

     

    It will install side-by-side.  This way if an older BETA works best for you you can still use it while I fix all other issues :)

     

    Guylain


  12. Hi ya 

    have you had a chance to have another look at the programme for the D90. I would just like to have a play with it

    rob 

     

    Yes, it is working now and should be in BETA 01c.  I'll try to release this weekend.  I still have a few bugs to fix before release.

     

    Guylain

     

     


  13. Il y a peut-être un bogue, Il se peut qu’il y ait eu une erreur avec l’encodeur AVI et qu’il ait bloqué le processus <_>

     

    Mais soit rassurer car tu n’as pas perdu d’image.

     

    Les jpgs originaux sont tous dans ‘Mes Images\BackyardTEMP\download\’

     

    Tu peux les empiler avec RegisStax (ou autre) comme les AVI, d’ailleurs les AVI contiennent exactement les même images :)

     

    Tu peux même créer un AVI avec eux en utilisant VirtualDub.

     

    Merci

     

    Guylain


  14. This is a great initiative! I downloaded 1b and connected up my D200. I get the message D200 module found. looks like we may need to make some changes etc.

     

    I am connected with a usb cable and the DUSB to the 10 pin remote terminal. log file attached. I also have Nikon Camera control pro v1.0.0 on the laptop which launches when i switch the camera on. I closed this down and then tried to connect in BYN but get the same message. Hope you can make it work with my D200!!

    Stewarttxt logfile-[20140410-11h43m35s687]-[1336]-2014-04-10.txt     txt logfile-[20140410-12h00m45s609]-[3072]-2014-04-10.txt     

     

    Thank you for the log files...and thank your for attaching then as oppose the copying the directly into the post.  It keeps the thread readability :)

     

    I'll see what I can do the BETA 01c.

     

    Guylain


  15.   I was able to test my 50D tonight and had a problem where Noise Reduction would stop and down load begin with in about 5 seconds while in Bulb Mode again.  I changed USB cable but the problem persisted.  Then I set up my 60Da and it worked fine.  I had been using the Canon AC adapter for the 50D.  I switched to battery and the problem vanished.  I used the AC adapter again and when in Bulb mode and 30 seconds the download would start within 5 seconds of the start of the noise reduction sequence.  I changed from bulb to 30 second exposure and the noise reduction worked as expected.  Initially thought it may be and could still be a weak adapter power supply but should cause the same problem whether bulb or not.

     

      The 50D is placed into Bulb with the switch at the (M)anual setting.

     

    Ron

     

    It's the adapter. BULB images and TV (or others) are not initiate the same way withing the Canon SDK.  They use completely different commands and the behave differently.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Guylain


  16. I get the main screen, but after I connect my 5D Mark lll, nothing happens when I click on the next screen showing current cameras vs older Canon's. 

    I don't remember extracting any kind of a zip file while I was downloading. Did it open on it's own or didn't I get that file downloaded.

     

    So, I get the Main Screen of BackYard EOS, but nothing is clickable!

     

    Thanks

     

    bl

     

    There is no zip file to download, not sure what yo mean by that <_>

     

    You should be able to connect you 5D Mk III, I have several users with this model. 

     

    Can you connect it EOS Utility?

     

    Alternatively I can remote login to your computer now and see what is wrong... and possible fix it.  Send my an email to support@binaryrivers.com and we will take it from there for remote support.

     

    Regards,

     

    Guylain

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