Description: Allows you to take temporary frames to manually adjust your focus or to verify framing.


CCD Frame and Focus Module:


Controls:

  • Bin: Changes the binning of the image.
  • Exposure: Sets the exposure time of the image in seconds.
  • Start: Starts a continuous frame and focus loop.  Changes to the Bin, Exposure and Crosshairs options will be present upon the completion of the next frame (these options do not alter the appearance of the currently displayed frame).  When looping the "Start" button will be changed to "Stop".  
  • Take One: Takes a single frame using the current Bin, Exposure and Crosshairs settings.
  • Use Subframe: Toggles sub frames on and off.  When selected you can use the mouse to create a subframe on a non-subframed image.  
  • Crosshairs: Toggles whether or not new images will show crosshairs.  Crosshairs can also be toggled for a single image via the image context menu
  • Save to disk: Allows for images to be saved to disk (for third party applications that perform directory monitoring). You are currently responsible for toggling this during the execution of SGPro (it can consume lots of disk space). It will never be checked on SGPro start (this is not a bug... it will never be saved in the checked state). Images will be saved to the sequences's data directory into a sub-folder named "FrameAndFocus". This is where you should point any application interested in this data. At least for now, you will also be responsible for the cleanliness of this temporary data (we might try and auto delete it sometime in the future).



DSLR Frame and Focus Module:



Controls:

  • ISO: Changes the ISO setting of the camera.
  • Exposure: Sets the exposure time of the image in seconds.
  • Start: Starts a continuous frame and focus loop.  Changes to the ISO, Exposure and Crosshairs options will be present upon the completion of the next frame (these options do not alter the appearance of the currently displayed frame).  When looping the "Start" button will be changed to "Stop".  
  • Take One: Takes a single frame using the current ISO, Exposure and Crosshairs settings
  • Crosshairs: Toggles whether or not new images will show crosshairs.  Crosshairs can also be toggled for a single image via the image context menu
  • Live View: When enabled, will use the Live View on the camera when "Start" is clicked.  Live View has a much faster image rate, but sacrifices some sensitivity.
  • Save to disk: Allows for images to be saved to disk (for third party applications that perform directory monitoring). You are currently responsible for toggling this during the execution of SGPro (it can consume lots of disk space). It will never be checked on SGPro start (this is not a bug... it will never be saved in the checked state). Images will be saved to the sequences's data directory into a sub-folder named "FrameAndFocus". This is where you should point any application interested in this data. At least for now, you will also be responsible for the cleanliness of this temporary data (we might try and auto delete it sometime in the future).