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QHY CCD problem with frame dimensions

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Excellent, you must be on their "good customer list" :)

Where do I get the software they suggest? (for RPI).
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Greetings guys,

I am not happy to see that you also have the same problems with QHY 6 and the problems still persist. But I am happy that you are chasing to find a solution. I found this manual for the live frame mode. www.qhyccd.cn/file/repository/publish/SD...YCCD_SDK_EN_2018.pdf . I think " Live frame mode" gets installed with the latest SDK you have installed. I am currently abroad and I will be back home to test my QHY 6 at the end of December. Good luck to everyone.

George.
AAVSO/SILSO - Sun Observer - Sunspot Counting
ESA ARIEL Exoclock Project & NASA Exoplanet Watch Project - Exoplanet Observer

Specca Observatory
Ioannina, Greece

Sky-Watcher Black Heavy Duty EQ6 mount
Sky-Watcher 254/1200 mm Newtonian
Bresser Skylux 70/700 mm
ATIK 320E Mono
QHY 6 Mono
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Hi again.

Yes I have already tested the live and still frame samples and they both work without any problems at all.
But INDI problems persist anyway.
I did that test when I installed the sdk manually from QHY also following that PDF file.

Anyway tonight I will test again and post results as asked.
 
(PT) SC@ROS Observatory
TS 6" F4 Newtonian / Canon 550D / GPU CC / Datyson T7M / Arduino Moonlite DC Clone- HEQ5 Pro
Orion 120ST / Explore Scientific 80APO / TSAPO102Q Sextuplet / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
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"Where do I get the software they suggest? (for RPI)."

It gets installed when you install the SDK from the downloads page at QHY.
here : www.qhyccd.com/html/prepub/log_en.html#!log_en.md

The RPi version is the ARM Download version, most likely the Arm_64 for most recent RPi.
 
(PT) SC@ROS Observatory
TS 6" F4 Newtonian / Canon 550D / GPU CC / Datyson T7M / Arduino Moonlite DC Clone- HEQ5 Pro
Orion 120ST / Explore Scientific 80APO / TSAPO102Q Sextuplet / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
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Well I have just made the test with the latest SDK and it seems that qhy6 does not support live frame, here are my results:

nmac@nnnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$ ls -al libqhyccd.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 nmac nmac 11648696 nov 19 18:40 libqhyccd.a
lrwxrwxrwx 1 nmac nmac 15 set 16 07:33 libqhyccd.so -> libqhyccd.so.20
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 nov 19 18:43 libqhyccd.so.20 -> libqhyccd.so.21.10.12.16 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3816536 nov 19 18:40 libqhyccd.so.21.10.12.16
nmac@nnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$
nmac@nnnnnLinux:/usr/local/lib$ ldd /usr/bin/indi_qhy_ccd | grep qhy

libqhyccd.so.21 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libqhyccd.so.21 (0x00007f86e9f60000)

nmac@nnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$ /usr/local/testapp/LiveFrameMode/LiveFrameSample
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|GetQHYCCDSDKVersion|21 10 12 16
QHYCCD SDK Version: V20211012_16

-- qhyccd.cpp param
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource()|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|auto_detect_camera:false,call InitQHYCCDResourceInside
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|START
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|libusb_version 1.0.24.11584
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|libusb_init(libqhyccd_context) called...
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|numdev set to 0
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResourceInside|END
************************** config file path 21.10.12.16 svn: 11499 ************************************
QHYCCD|QHYCCD.CPP|InitQHYCCDResource|Load ini filePath = /usr/local/lib fileName = qhyccd.ini
Init SDK success!
Yes!Found QHYCCD,the num is 1
connected to the first camera from the list,id is QHY6-M-010aXXXXXXXXXXXX
Open QHYCCD success!
Firmware version:2011_2_8

The detected camera is not support live frame.
SDK resources released.
nmac@nnnn-Linux:/usr/local/lib$


INDI is pointing to a different place: libqhyccd.so.21 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libqhyccd.so.21
I have already replaced this symlink to the SDK one and the results are exactly the same.
(PT) SC@ROS Observatory
TS 6" F4 Newtonian / Canon 550D / GPU CC / Datyson T7M / Arduino Moonlite DC Clone- HEQ5 Pro
Orion 120ST / Explore Scientific 80APO / TSAPO102Q Sextuplet / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
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Ok. let me send this to QHY. if you like I can send them your email if you PM it to me. I will ask them to contact you.

Thanks.

I imagine you tried reverting to an older SDK and see if that works in K-Stars? I couldn't find anything wrong in the base indi-qhy driver(s) yet.
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Hi again and thanks for the assistance. If you wish you can send them my email, it's public you can see it on my profile picture in this thread under my Avatar (Envelope Icon).
Yes I tried several older versions unsuccessful. But the problem is very old, it has 3 years since the first report on the forum! So I think I could go even further in time.

UPDATE

I have just tried every single SDK on QHY page up to 20.05.08 to no avail. The older ones are not available for download anymore :-( so I can't test them out.
(PT) SC@ROS Observatory
TS 6" F4 Newtonian / Canon 550D / GPU CC / Datyson T7M / Arduino Moonlite DC Clone- HEQ5 Pro
Orion 120ST / Explore Scientific 80APO / TSAPO102Q Sextuplet / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
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Just want to note, that it is not only a problem with the qhy6, as i have also the frame dimensions problem with my qhy2pro. So it is not only one camera that is affected.
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The cameras are old, so the drivers are likely to break again as this has happened (more than once) before....

Maybe a solution could be to suggest qhy to make an old driver available as a 'legacy' driver and then create a indi_qhy_ccd_legacy using the legacy driver? And then don't update the legacy qhy driver unless for bug fixing (no new features!). The biggest problem might be to get the legacy and current qhy drivers installed at the same time?
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Actually I can't find you email anywhere.
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Hi! Sorry about that, I sent you a PM. 
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TS 6" F4 Newtonian / Canon 550D / GPU CC / Datyson T7M / Arduino Moonlite DC Clone- HEQ5 Pro
Orion 120ST / Explore Scientific 80APO / TSAPO102Q Sextuplet / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
www.flickr.com/photos/139335144@N03/
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