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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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It would be great to have an INDI driver for SVBONY cameras. I just purchased an SV305 based on the Sony IMX290:
www.svbony.com/categories/astronomy-camera
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I also think it would be a great addition. It would be interesting to play with a camera that has essentially the same sensor as the ASI 290MC, but for essentially half the price. I think It may not be hard to add support in the future, as the camera is already supported on linux by the AstroDMx software package.
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Vamosi wrote: but for essentially half the price. .

Well... Svbony cam hasn't got usb 3.0 neither st4 guiding port...
Just for windows, no for Linux, Mac...
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Hi,

I'm working on a driver for the SV305.
It's a work in progress. Sources can be found there : github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty/tree/thx8411_sv305

SV105 and SV205 are UVC devices. The V4L2 driver should work.

Best regards.

Thx8411
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10 months 5 days ago #55738

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Replied by knro on topic INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

@thx8411 That's great news! Looking forward to the driver! I actually added SVBONY alias for V42L. I think when you driver is ready, I'll rename them specifically for SV105 and SV205 so that it is not confused for your driver.
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Great news! I’ve coupled this camera with M42 and Nikon lenses for quick grab and go setups.
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that's a very good new. I just received my sv305 and I had requested to SVBONY the lib and api for develop the indi driver.
The only problem for me is that the lib is for X86 achitecture and i drive my telescope from a raspberry. I hope that SVBONY will quickly provide a arm drivers.

I will do a quickly install your driver.
C8 lightbridge, Orion Atlas mount, EOS 1000D modified and ASI120MM for guiding.
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Hi,

Thanks.

I'm used to work with cameras, but INDI development is new to me.
I worked on qastrocam-g2 (sourceforge.net/projects/qastrocam-g2/) some years ago.

At this time, I succeed in grabbing a color frame.
2 bugs to fix :

- Abort Exposure kills the driver at next frame exposure
- I get sometimes twice de same frame.

Is the TimeHit method threaded ? I suppose. So I have to protect resources by mutex ?

I also asked SVBony for the SDK and the USB EndPoints descriptions. I was ok for an NDA, but they just gave me the SDK.
The SDK (and probably the cameras) comes from "CK". Sadly, I don't think they will provide an arm version. The SDK is already 3 years old.
You could perhaps use something like an USB forwarder ?

I use a mini X86 box instead of a raspberry. It's more expensive, but more versatile, with a better power supply.

I'm an IT Manager in real life, with two kids. No much time left for Astronomy and programming ;-)
Stay tuned.

Best regards.

PS : Sorry for my bad English, I'm a French native ;-)
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10 months 4 days ago #55800

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Replied by knro on topic INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

Thank you for the update. So what did they exactly say when you asked for ARM? If they don't have it precompiled, can you ask for sources to compile them yourself under NDA?
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Hi,

I didn't ask for the ARM processors.

I just sent a mail to SVBony, asking for the ARM binaries, or the SDK sources (under NDA if needed) if not available.

Wait and see...

You can see my last test here :

drive.google.com/file/d/1dOA9ICZZD3vzm_x...mKW/view?usp=sharing

I wish you a clear sky,

Blaise
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Hi Blaise,

i have a sdk version from december 2019 (i deeped a little into the .h and i no version or timestamp are declared into the file).

It is will be cool if svbony share the source of the api with the community.

I tried to get the source (with a git clone github.com/thx8411/indi-3rdparty.git) but i cannot see the indi-sv305...

Ad also, i'm French and it manager.... So funy !
C8 lightbridge, Orion Atlas mount, EOS 1000D modified and ASI120MM for guiding.
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Hi Christian,

Right, it's amazing ;-)

What branch do you use ? All my commits are in the thx8411_sv305 branch, not in master.

Best regards !
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