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FireCapture on SM OS

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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.


Tino
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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.
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ZWO ASI120MM Mini x 2. ZWO 30F4 guider. Orion 50mm guider.
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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.
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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
ZWO AM5. RST-135. AZ-GTI. HEQ5. iOptron SkyTracker.
TPO RC6. FRA400. Rokinon 135 and other lenses.
ZWO ASI2600MC. D5500 modified with UVIR clip-in filter.
ZWO ASI120MM Mini x 2. ZWO 30F4 guider. Orion 50mm guider.
ZWO EAF x 3.
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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.
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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)

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Replied by Peter Kennett on topic FireCapture on SM OS

Thanks! I went ahead and downloaded the 2.7 beta and it's a .deb file. I launched it, and installed it. It did place it in the education folder - so far so good. But when i try and launch it. it just flashes on the screen for a microsecond and then quits. :(
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Replied by Andrew on topic FireCapture on SM OS


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