in K3CCDTools 3.2.5
This update again brings some new features. The most
important is the Meade DSI II and Meade DSI Pro II
support and Lumenera support improvements .
Meade DSI II and DSI Pro II cameras support
K3CCDTools 3.2.5 version supports now Meade
DSI, DSI Pro, DSI II, DSI Pro II cameras.
Now the camera type is automatically recognize -
there is no need to specify whether camera is
monochrome or color. For DSI II camera series K3CCDTools
also shows the actual camera temperature and logs
it to capture log file.
Now you can use all well known tools with all DSI
and DSI II series of Meade cameras - Brightness
Level Meter, Live Histogram, Focusing Tool, Auto-guiding,
Requirements: The new DSI
driver dsiusb.sys (October 2005 or newer) is
2, 12-bit AVI
capturing with Lumenera cameras
cameras enable to capture frames also at 12-bit
resolution. In this capture mode the frames are
produced in 16-bit mode, but only the higher 12
bits contain useful data. The lower 4 bits are
always 0, i.e. they don't contain any useful data.
K3CCDTools 3.2.5 support now this 12-bit mode and
stores data in 12-bit format. This approach has 2
- result 12-bit AVI files are by 25%
smaller than 16-bit AVI files
- it's possible to achieve higher real
capture speed in 12-bit mode, because
less HDD data throughput is now required
You can find my video capture speed tests
results on my Lumenera
Lu075M camera test web page.
Note: You can set the Lumenera capture
depth for its 16-bit frame mode in K3CCDTools ini
file, section [LucamCapture]:
For 16-bit capture mode set AVI12bit=0, for 12-bit
capture mode set AVI12bit=1. Default is AVI12bit=1.
3, Implemented capture time limit for Lumenera
Now you can set the
capture time limit Lumenera cameras like it was
possible with other cameras in VfW or WDM capture
with SkySensor 2000 ASCOM driver
new version of K3CCDTools has fixed the SkySensor
2000 ASCOM driver bug:
ASCOM error Method "AtPark" not
supported by automation object.
- Fixed some minor bugs in the Video Capture and
Sequence Processing parts.
- Version 220.127.116.118 has the following fixes:
- Fixed bug in the "If Darker" processing
method (present for color sequencies)
- Fixed bug in 12-bit Lumenera capturing in Long
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