New in K3CCDTools 2.1.2
1, Exact AVI sequence
||This feature enables to see
exact frame times of AVI sequence captured with
using log option. In Windows NT, 2000, XP it
gives timing precision better than 50ms.
feature is useful for studying occultations or
It can be also used for studying object
motion, changes, etc. in non astronomy branches.
2, Reading JPG
exposure time from EXIF data
||Why is this function useful?
- JPG file date/time holds information only
with precision of 2 seconds and may be
changed by some processing (e.g. rotation)
- File date/time may be changed by Windows
system when file is copied over network (usually
it is caused by daylight saving time
system implemented in Windows, so file
time may be shifted +/- 1 hour
- EXIF time is displayed directly in Frames
List, so there is a very easy orientation
3, If Darker stacking
This method adds to result picture only these areas,
which are darker than result picture. It is very useful e.g.
for creating transit sequences. For example, both the
following animation as well as transit sequence were
generated by K3CCDTools 2 from the same project file in a
Animation created by Export Frame
Sequence created by "If Darker"
You can look at higher resolution images on my Venus Transit page.
4, Adding titles to frames
K3CCDTools 2.1 has implemented the new Output
Filters architecture. It enables additional post-processing
of your frames. Currently the Text Output Filter
is implemented. In future I plan to add also other
||With Text Output Filter you can
add your own titles to the sequence. It offers a
lot of areas of utilization, e.g.:
- adding time information to your single
- adding time information to the whole
- adding date and time info to your
- placing any text in any area of picture
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