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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

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Blaise,

I've been using my SV305 (standard) as a guide camera with PHD2. It does really well with the driver, and the gain error on startup isn't an issue with guiding. Thanks again for all your work!
SkyWatcher 10" SynScan Goto Dobsonian, SV106 Guide, ZWO ASI178MC, Svbony SV105, SV305, Pi3HQcam, Pi4, DIY WaveShare focuser, Linux Ubuntu, KStars/Ekos, Carte du Ciel/CCDCiel, AstroDMx_Capture, Siril, StarTools, GIMP
2 years 3 months ago #62157
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I thought I RTFM, but I apparently didn't read far enough:
Page 29 of the manual (pdf)

Thanks! Will give this a shot when the skies clear up.
2 years 3 months ago #62170
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Thanks. Glad I could help in the slightest way.

Yes the skies have been poor lately in oxfordshire as well. but did get some clear skies yesterday and the day before. And the camera did stop responding on both nights after some use. Not entirely sure. logs show time out to calls. Restarting driver/indiserver did not help - had to power cycle the camera. Not entirely sure if it is the hardware or the driver to be honest. It has been cold, but i donot suspect that was the case. Did you notice just timeouts to calls made by the driver?
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The last couple of sessions I used the Windows driver for the sv305, since that supports on-camera guiding. I was having stability issues even with that until I switched the camera to 8-bit. I kept getting what seemed like overexposed frames.

I do recall however, that when using the indi driver via astroberry, I would have to reseat the usb cable to get the camera to reconnect. Restarting driver/indiserver likewise did not help. This was about a month ago though, so I may be misremembering. I'll pay special attention to it the next chance I get.
2 years 3 months ago #62178
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Hello,

@Jon

You're welcome, but you know, I'm just a selfish guy that wanted to use this camera on Linux ;-)

@Sarwar

No, I nether experienced this timeout issue, but like Gingerbread, I noticed that switching multiple times between 8 bits and 12 bits hangs sometimes the camera.
A cold restart is then needed.

Back for 4 weeks of confinement in France... Damn COVID...

Take care folks !

Blaise
2 years 3 months ago #62206
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Blaise,

"Personal desire has built more castles than charity."
SkyWatcher 10" SynScan Goto Dobsonian, SV106 Guide, ZWO ASI178MC, Svbony SV105, SV305, Pi3HQcam, Pi4, DIY WaveShare focuser, Linux Ubuntu, KStars/Ekos, Carte du Ciel/CCDCiel, AstroDMx_Capture, Siril, StarTools, GIMP
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Replied by Pep on topic INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

Hi colleagues,
Someone test the sv305 Pro? Works fine on indi-svbony driver? (is usb3)
Thanks a lot,
Pep
2 years 3 months ago #62238
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I have the sv305 Pro. As far as I can tell, the camera functions the same as the regular sv305 with the indi-svbony driver, in that it does work. It can be a bit fiddly though.

The only functionality missing from the Windows driver is ST4 guiding.
2 years 2 months ago #62251
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Replied by Pep on topic INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras

Thanks a lot ginger,
When you say that is a bit fiddly, What do you reffer abaut?
Is complicated to set for work?
I supose that for usb3, is a little bit more quicker to take photos, don't you?
Thanks a lot.
Pep
2 years 2 months ago #62278
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Hello folks,

@Jon,

LOL, you should be right ;-)

@Ginger

May I send you an x64 binary file in order to grab the SV305 Pro IDs ?
It could help me to fix the driver.

If you are OK, I will send you the download link by PM.
Then just execute it once the camera plugged, and send me the output back.

Thanks and best regards,

Blaise
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2 years 2 months ago #62290
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By a bit fiddly, I mean that sometimes it hangs up, and requires re-plugging of the cable to get it to work again. Restarting the driver, indiserver, or RPi would not fix it. That, and what seem to be over-exposed frames, where the image is mostly white, but with black dots. This happened on the Windows driver as well, until I switched the camera to 8-bit mode. As for usb3 being faster for pictures, I don't really know. If anything, I imagine it's better for video, or if you have multiple usb3 devices sharing the same hub, since there's more bandwidth.

@thx8411

I don't have a x64 linux machine that I can hook the camera up to. If you could provide a binary for armhf, or a link to the source so that I might compile it myself, I'd be happy to run it.
2 years 2 months ago #62315
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Hello,

@Ginger

I don't have a "PI" left to build it.
I just sent you the source code by PM.
Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Blaise
2 years 2 months ago #62322
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