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FireCapture on SM OS

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Replied by Scott Denning on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Paul,

Perfect -- that was it! Thanks so much.

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Replied by Kevin on topic FireCapture on SM OS

So I’ve installed FC on my SM 1.5.5. I had to change the permissions and also ran into the heap size issue. I’ve got it to where FC will run and recognize my QHY camera. But it is extremely slow as other people have noticed. It’s not usable it’s so slow. Has anyone figured this out? I haven’t ran an apt update, as this can occasionally mess up SM itself. The libxi6 is updated to the latest.
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Replied by Tino on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Hi there,

for everyone who has problems with the speed of Firecapture in Stellarmate.
Here is my solution:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt
change "dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d"
in:
# dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d

3D support is deactivated and the system works with the old (native) driver. This relieves the system and allows Firecapture to run faster.


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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic FireCapture on SM OS

On my system (after SM 1.5.5 update?) dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d is already commented out.
Yes, FireCapture is more responsive now but still sluggish.

Giving up on FireCapture.
For my limited planetary needs, with its latest improvements (and coming too), Ekos is good enough for me.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
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Replied by Jose Corazon on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Perhaps a naive question, but how hard would it be to integrate Planetary Imager into Ekos?
That is a dynamite platform for planetary work with monochrome or a OSC camera. Unfortunately, with my feeble Linux skills I have so far not been able to compile it on the Pi4, although it ran on the original Pi3B+.
If that could be integrated into Ekos, it would be a mind-blowing addition to the system.
Jo

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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic FireCapture on SM OS

As far as I understand there is a plan to add planetary to Ekos: www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/8292-ekos-planetary-imaging.html
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
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SW HEQ5
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Replied by jiberjaber on topic FireCapture on SM OS


I'm running 1.5.6 and dtoverlay = vc4-fkms-v3d is in there twice, once commented out.
FC V2.7 beta

I've commented the first mention of it out too and now I have freed another 20-30% of CPU usage
It can't cope with the full frame of my ASI1600MM but it can with BIN2x2 or a small ROI
Will experiment with the moon tonight.
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Replied by Andrew on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Note: I have found that vc4-fkms-v3d is necessary to use a second HDMI display.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
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Replied by Stephen Wong on topic FireCapture on SM OS

I thought the RPI4 would only be up to like 6-7 fps. I tried OACapture the best I can get is like 7fps.
Achieving 70 fps is a great success!

Are you writing onto a SD card or a USB3 device?
Did you try to find out the bottleneck is at the camera transfer speed itself, or at the CPU/RAM/write speed of the SD Card?

Thank you!
Stephen
 
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Replied by Rafa Barberá on topic FireCapture on SM OS

I'm using a SD Card. But remember: I only archive those 70FPS when I cropped the frame to a ROI of only 400x400 pixels, valid for planetary work with my focal length, but not for example, for solar or lunar imaging.

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Replied by Peter Kennett on topic FireCapture on SM OS

I installed FC as per the instructions here, and got this error:

<strong>./jre/bin/java: symbol lookup error: /usr/share/FireCapture_v2.6_armhf/Ephemerides.so: undefined symbol: _ZN5Vec3DC1Ev</strong>

I see that some have mentioned to remove "Ephemerides.so".  Can anyone explain why we get this error, and what are the consequences of deleting that file?

Peter

 

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Replied by Rafa Barberá on topic FireCapture on SM OS

A long standing problem with FC 2.6: some libraries are wrong on armhf processors (raspberry). I've fixed this problem, long time ago. You can try the new 2,7 beta or if you prefer, manual download the fixed library from my drive

drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dVCq3nKd...7pnEDX_A?usp=sharing

(Those are the files linked from the official FireCapture page, so you can go through there if you prefer)

Regards
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