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INDI Library v1.8.6 Released (21 Aug 2020)

August 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.6 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

1 month 3 weeks ago
dlwmacgregor
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59458
You are right.
As soon as I do any kind of capture with the camera, the error messages no longer appear when I "set" the Gain.
Nice catch.

Did you try that patch yoursefl?

How would I apply it?

Thanks.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
Sarwar
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59460
yes, i have it running.

you would need to recompile the code. if you are unsure how to do it, i recommend doing it manually for the time being - till they update the indi repository.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59466
I agree.
I don't need to introduce problems while I have it running.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59549
Hello,

Thanks for your help Sarwar. I didn't notice this behavior.

It's great !

I will look deeply at your patch and do some testing this week-end.
Does it work for all targets (amd64, arm, etc.) ?

Best regards,

Blaise

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59550

thx8411 wrote: Hello,

Thanks for your help Sarwar. I didn't notice this behavior.

It's great !

I will look deeply at your patch and do some testing this week-end.
Does it work for all targets (amd64, arm, etc.) ?

Best regards,

Blaise


Hi

No worries. I only tested it on arm7 and amd64. but the patch should not break the code for already supported targets.

It is on my list of things to do, but one thing that needs checking is if the patch introduces old frames (i.e. frame from n-1 shot, where n is the current shot number) being served. If that is the case, we need to also retrieve the frame when calling SVB_EXPOSURE.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59782
Do you know if KStars/Ekos supports showing live video from the SV305?
I tried both the remote version running on my RPi and the Windows version connected to the INDI Web Manager also running on the RPi.
All I got was a black screen.

I confirmed the camera is still working with SharpCap on Windows.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59879
Hello,

Liveview should work.

I get some "chess board effects" in B&W, due to the bayer matrix, but if you toggle the "bayer" button, it works well.
(no resize, ROI or binning, just basic streaming)
Do you get a black screen ?
The default exposure time in liveview is very short. Streamed frames are very dark.

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Blaise

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59881
Hi Sarwar,

I did some test this week-end.

Murphy's law...
I wasn't able to reproduce de gain issue with my non patched version...

I re-forked a clean version of the official indi 3rd party repo.
I commited your corrections.

I will test a bit more before sending a PR, but you're right, your patch shouldn't break anything.

Best regards.

Blaise

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1 month 2 weeks ago 1 month 2 weeks ago by dlwmacgregor.
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #59884
Thanks Blaise.

I just tried another test and I'm getting some light now. I don't know why I was getting black the other day. This test was outside light hitting the CCD (or CMOS) directly, with my hand partially blocking the chip.
Exposure time is the default, whatever that is.
Uncovered is light grey (2nd attachment) which I guess is normal.


I'm using AstroDMx for the time-being until I've got this figured out.

Thanks.

Doug
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1 month 6 days ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #60397
Key knro,
updated via your comment but was still unable to get driver(s) working.
Then I tried another poster's suggestion of changing names of drivers in various locations and then performing same update you posted, still not working (and now the manually built/installed driver versions are unavailable as a choice in indi).

The error I get when trying to start the "SVBONY" driver (only one avail for profile) is: 2020-09-21T22:21:45: [ERROR] Error: unable to open device. Cannot identify /dev/video0: 2, No such file or directory

Should I consider just a fresh Astroberry install and then start over with adding the indi library and functionality? If so, is there a comprehensive guide for that (current build is base AB then added indi lib then built drivers for svbony sv305)? Thanks

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1 month 6 days ago
dlwmacgregor
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #60398
If you are using KStars then do the following...

sudo apt-get -y install indi-sv305

Otherwise download and install the latest version of AstroDMx (0.78.3). It has the driver built-in.

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1 month 6 days ago
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INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras #60399
Hey dlwmacgregor,
I've already tried the sudo install (i mention this in the post you replied to) , this resulted in the error mentioned in same post.
I also have ADMx installed, still getting the error above. Before that, I'd built the drivers using instructions here, and those were giving errors as well.

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