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Canon EOS-M cameras support

9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42454
Hi All,

I have M50 and it is a great camera with low noise, but the problem is that for some reason it wants to send CR3 raw images back to PC and CR3 is not supported by Ekos. There is a setting in the camera to fall back to CR2, but for some reason, it is disregarded.
Was anyone able to get Canon EOS-M cameras working with INDI and Ekos?

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9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42474
It might be something as simple as adding "cr3" to Ekos.. which I just did. On next nightly test to see if it works.

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9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42487
Unfortunately libraw doesn't yet support CR3 format.

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9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42492
Looks like LibRaw devs are promising to add support for CR3 this autumn. Another way of dealing with this issue is to force the camera to save in CR2 format. The camera supports this feature but for some reason, INDI still receives CR3 format.

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9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42537
I have an original EOS-M which connects to Ekos, but Ekos cant trigger or control it. Which is weird. I have read somewhere that Canon have disabled USB control on this particular model which is a pity. As you say they are a great little camera, low noise and light.

My question is if gphoto via Ekos can see the camera and can populate most of the camera information, maybe full control is possible? Would this be a question for gphoto developers or indi developers??

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!

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9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42541
I was trying to use my camera couple of months ago and if I remember correctly, I was able to get gphoto to take images using command line but I had to upgrade to latest version of gphoto. With kstars I was able to take images but they were not showing because kstars does not understand CR3 format.

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9 months 1 week ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42564
Hi avarakin, what about fits format? Can you get it to spit out fits files??

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!

Takahashi FC100DF imaging scope, Orion 50mm guide scope
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi
QHY-163C, Canon 550D imaging
ZWO ASI 224MC guiding
DIY Astroberry focuser
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9 months 4 days ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42773

petarm wrote: Hi avarakin, what about fits format? Can you get it to spit out fits files??

For this to happen, Ekos needs to understand CR3 format. It is using libraw for reading raw images and libraw does not support CR3 format yet.
I posted a question on libraw forum about CR3 support. They confirmed that it comes soon. Once it is available, it would be a matter of compiling Ekos with latest libraw.
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9 months 4 days ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42777
Where did they confirm that? From Github issue page there is very little activity.

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9 months 4 days ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42780
There is some activity on their message board:
www.libraw.org/comment/5401#comment-5401

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5 months 4 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #46660
Resurrecting this thread since I think I have the same issue. I have Canon EOS RP that also outputs CR3 files and have the same issue with LibRaw support to decode the image.

I've noticed that there is now a public GIT snapshot that now supports CR3 files: www.libraw.org/news/libraw-snapshot-201910

I believe have the latest PPA INDI Nightly Build installed.

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5 months 4 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #46661
Hi all I did an update late last week. Tried my Canon RP. Everything seems to work ok via USB. Can trigger camera. The fit file transfers ok. I have not tried imaging with it yet as the weather here in Australia is very bad at the moment.

The next thing I'll try is wifi connection instead of USB. See if I can eliminate another cable from my rig.

Regards

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!

Takahashi FC100DF imaging scope, Orion 50mm guide scope
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi
QHY-163C, Canon 550D imaging
ZWO ASI 224MC guiding
DIY Astroberry focuser
Tinker Board (Lbuntu 18.04LTS), Raspberry Pi 4 (Raspbian)

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