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  1. Hi. My D500 appears to allow me to achieve "1:1 (100%)" pixel display in Live Mode. It's the 4th zoom level, or alternatively, the multi-selector button toggles directly to the "1:1 (100%)" zoom mode as defined in the Custom Settings --> Controls --> f2 setting. Does this mean that I have the same ability to achieve best resolution in Planetary mode as Canons? My other alternative on the D500 is to record 4K /30fps video (which employs a 1.45x crop) bypassing BYN, though that results on much bigger (but still manageable) video files that I need to convert to .avi before stacking
  2. Sorry, I'm new at Backyard Nikon, and also to Nikon equipment. My problem is in trying to take planetary video, (camera is set to 'M') but I cannot alter the exposure time, which defaults to something like 15seconds. What am I doing wrong? Never had this issue on the Canon and BYEOS...trying to operate the Nikon similarly. Any suggestions?
  3. In most of the planetary photography with DLSRs articles I've read, it is recommended to use the "crop sensor" in movie mode. BYE makes no mention of this. Is the in camera 5x zoom the same thing? Do they do the same thing?
  4. orioneos

    Version 3.1.8

    I recently upgraded from v.3.1.4 to v.3.1.8 My camera is the Canon EOS 1100D. I now find that when using the Planetary Mode the exposure time included in the file title has changed. For instance, when the exposure time is 1/100 s, it is reported as Tv1100s in the filename, instead of Tv1-100s, as in the previous version. Is this correct ?
  5. I'm trying the EOS software and when I put in Planetary mode it only records vídeo or jpg in low resolution. Is there any way to record live preview vídeo in full resolution. I have a EOS 5D MKIII. Thank you.
  6. Hi. So I recently donloaded the trail version of BYN to see if I could do some planetary AP with my D7100. I was under the impression that while in Live View mode unde the planetary tab, it would crop the image to the centre 640*480 pixels of the sensor. However after testing, it just takes a full frame image at 640*480, and its rather blurry. I cant seem to figure out whats wrong, it has a 5x frame in the middle where its meant to record but it just doesnt? The program seems great but at this rate I will have to go out and buy a canon. Any suggestions? Thanks Dan
  7. While performing some Planetary Imaging of Jupiter earlier this week, I had occasion to start using the new "True" LiveView Pause in both Frame&Focus and Planetary. I run with "Max Sensitivity" - for the obvious reasons. But, while working with Jupiter, it is Bright Enough that I need only 1/40sec at 400ISO. So, I set both Frame&Focus and Planetary Exposure Plans to that setting. Then, I found that whenever I used Pause (to save on LiveView Sensor Heating - it was 45*F Ambient instead of the 0*F that some of you are fighting), when I "Un-Paused" the Exposure Plan would immedi
  8. It would be interesting, in this Age of Super-Fast DSLR Processors and Extreme Speed SD Cards, to consider (especially for those lacking a 5x LiveView capability) the possibility of an SDK-controlled "Perpetual JPG Imaging Mode". Such a Feature might: 1) Trigger individual JPG Images as fast as the DSLR Processor can Buffer and Write-to-SD-Card (allowing User Choice of which JPG Mode to be used) 2) Maintain a Frame Count control, and maybe a Time Limit control (Jupiter Imaging only being good for 3-4min contiguous Stacking before Planetary Rotation starts to smear the resulting Image) 3
  9. In the Planetary Imaging mode, in addition to the Frame Count as the limit for the completion of a Live View Capture, please consider adding a Capture Duration Time Limit too. This could be implemented as an alternative Limit on the Capture, or as a Combo "Whichever Condition is Met First" Limit. For most Lunar Imaging, there is no real reason (except maybe HDD Space or Sensor Heat) to limit the Video Capture Duration. For Jupiter (and a lesser extent Saturn), the physical Rotation of the Planet requires a Time Limit on the Duration of Video Captures - 3-3.5 minutes with Jupiter - bef
  10. Even though there are the Large "Play" / "Pause" buttons in the lower-right during the LiveView-enabled Modes, the actual LiveView status is confusing if you don't have enough Motion/Noise in the Image Display to actually confirm whether the DSLR Sensor is "Active" or "Paused" (and hence "Cooling" or "Building-up Heat"). When an AVI is being Captured, the Progress Wheel is displayed (although it states "Busy" in a confusing manner for Planetary Capture), but at other times in these Modes it is dimmed/unused. Posting the actual LiveView Status to the Progress Center would be an unmistak
  11. Planetary AVI recording can be an intense and CPU hungry process. The native planetary recording in BackyardEOS and BackyardNIKON uses a commercial encoder to create the AVI movie files. However, the encoder may prove to be to much on some computer configuration and in some cases may not even complete the video encoding BackyardEOS and BackyardNIKON both have a built-in alternative which takes less CPU. This alternative is VirtualDub. VirtualDub is free! I'm not able to -package- VirtualDub part of the BackyardEOS and BackyardNIKON installers due to it's GNU General Public License. Ho
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