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  1. Maybe Windows displays the Exif data then. I'll look into it. However, this request still solves the issue for those who have time issues, particularly those who save files to the camera. Even having the incorrect time/date stamp in the Exif data is just wrong and can so easily be prevented by having the software do the sync on connection if set by the user. Isn't this The whole point of automated software? Surely this is a very easy feature to add. We know it's possible as EOS Utility does it. Note, I don't have that installed and don't want to have to use another piece of software to do something that BYEOS could do. Why is there so much resistance to this? I'm clearly not the first to request it. EDIT: it seems WIndows by default is displaying the Date from the Exif data. It can be changed by selecting date created/modified as the column and not just date. Incorrect Exif data is still an annoyance though. Cheers.
  2. Well see it or not, it is happening on my system. Just re-checked my folders that BYEOS saved the images into and the file date in Win Explorer is 01/01/2000 (The default date that the camera resets to). All the RAW and JPG files have this date stamp. PC time is correct. If I set the camera date/time manually, then the files date stamp is correct. This happened in Win7 x64 and now Win10 x64 with v3.1.4 and a Canon 60D And yes, the request is to just set the camera time form the PC time for my situation but I read in the other thread that Guylain has had many requests to do the opposite. I can see both ways being valid for people with different setups/issues; e.g no internet connection at a remote site with an old PC that doesn't keep time very well and a camera that does. Hence the suggestion for an option in settings that allows either way to sync the time/date. Cheers.
  3. Hi As suggested in another thread, I'll make this a new feature request here. Please consider the ability to sync the camera Time/Date to the PC Time/Date on connect, selectable in the settings page via a check box (for those who don't want or need it). My camera does not retain the time due to a bad capacitor if the battery is removed and is a real pain to reset the time and date every time. Even though BYEOS adds the time and date to the file name when saving the image to the PC, the file time/date stamp is whatever the camera time/date is. Thanks. Pete
  4. pdenny1968

    About Time

    Hi Guylain. Did this request to sync camera time get any further than this thread? I have a situation where my DSLR does not keep time at all when battery removed from camera body. A real pain! It would be great to have the check box option in settings to either sync Camera Time to PC (or PC to Camera) on initial connection. I've looked in the settings but cannot find anything so assume this has not been done yet. Cheers. Pete
  5. pdenny1968

    INDI Lib Client

    Ok, for anyone who is interested I found a solution to my need to get a fully remote and power efficient set up that allows me to continue to use BYEOS (my preferred platform, and without doubt, the best there is!). I'm running 'Virtual Here - remote USB' server on a Raspberry Pi 2 running the latest Raspbian Jessie image. This is installed in my Portable Power Station that comprises a 90Ah Deep Cycle battery and 6 fused 12V power outlets. One of the outlets powers a Hub that connects my Canon 60D, USB>Serial adaptor for my LX200GPS (used when at home), and a Neximage imaging WebCam, which in turn are all connected to the Raspberry Pi All connected USB devices are then available to any other PC running Windows, Linux or OSX using the 'Virtual Here' Clients, which make the remote devices appear as a locally attached USB devices that are then available to any software that needs to access them. This can be your local network or via the Web. This all works perfectly and I can highly recommend 'Virtual Here' it to anyone wanting to do a similar thing. I am now running BYEOS in Windows 10 to control the DSLR, while at the same time, running Ubuntu 15.04 in a VM which in turn is running KStars to control the LX200 and Webcam. The download times for the DSLR images to the PC are 2-3 times longer than if directly connected, but this is not an issue for me. Not having a permanent observatory at home, and not wanting to leave a laptop/pc running out in the cold and damp while I image, this is a perfect solution. I can sit indoors and control everything remotely, or if I drive out somewhere, I can sit in the car with the laptop I do still very much like the INDI platform. It is developing well and has many users. The only issue is the lack of mature Windows based software clients to connect to it. Hopefully this will change in the not too distant futue Cheers.
  6. pdenny1968

    INDI Lib Client

    The 'Driver is part of the INDI Server, that is running on the Pi 2 (Ghoto2.lib that supports a whole range of cameras). Hence I can already connect to it an take images with similar control to that provided by BYEOS. If I understand it correctly, all BYEOS 'INDI client' would have to do is pass the required function to the remote 'INDI server' which will then do the heavy lifting as it were, and pass the image back to BYEOS. Many Clients can connect to the server for all sorts of functions, Scope control, Dome control etc etc. It looks like a great platform. I'm no software expert, which is why I ask the question here.
  7. pdenny1968

    INDI Lib Client

    Hi I believe PixInsight has added INDI Client capabilities to it's suite of functions for camera control. http://indilib.org/ Is this something that has made it onto the BYEOS radar as a future feature? I have been experimenting with power efficient cable free remote operation of my imaging setup recently and have added a Raspberry Pi 2 to my mobile power unit which provides power to my mounts, camera and dew heaters etc. So far I've got my LX200gps fully connected and operating via INDI server running on the Pi 2 connected via WiFi back to my PC running KStars as an INDI client in a VM. I have also managed to get my Canon 60D connected and working for image capture via KStars. It works, but it is buggy and not reliable or solid enough for my liking. Not yet anyway, and I don't think too many people are working to develop KStars at the moment. One things for sure, it's not BYEOS! Not anywhere close to being in the same ball park IMO. It would be great if BYEOS had the ability to connect to a remote camera via the INDI Server/Client platform. Cheers. Pete
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