Old 09-04-2013, 07:44 PM
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Typical settings for DMK 618 image capture?

As you guys know, I've just purchased a DMK 618.

Last night, I had a go at getting a live view up on the screen and was successful in focusing and centreing it.

The trick now is to capture and process/stack some images, with absolutely no idea how to use the supplied capture software.

Anyone care to get me started? Links? Instructions? Pointers? Suggestions? Screen shots? They'd all help.

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:01 AM
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Didn't the camera and software come with an instruction manual?
When I buy new gear, I usually read them first, and keep them next to the computer for quick reference for the first week or so until it all sinks in.
The learning curve is fun part. There is a great sense of satisfaction to be had in mastering something new.
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Old 20-04-2013, 07:21 AM
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yep, ICCap help has a very good step by step how-to-get-started section.

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Old 20-04-2013, 07:58 AM
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If you're using the Imaging Source IC Capture software - click the help button for a drop down menu.....
I usually use the DMK with Y800 settings 640x480, minimum gain (around 200) and set the exposure time to give a bright image. around 1000 frames is a good starting point.
Dump the AVI into Registax 5/6 and select your "best" frame as the quality setting - align on as many points as you want, stack then minimal wavelets....
#6 cleans up seeing....work your way down to see the effects on screen - use #1 and #2 VERY sparingly or you'll end up with a "over cooked" contrastly look.
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