SharpCap‎ > ‎Downloads‎ > ‎

Beta Versions

The Beta program for SharpCap 3.1 is now running!

About SharpCap Beta

Be aware: Beta versions of SharpCap have had less testing than usual and may contain unfinished or experimental features.

If you choose to use a beta version of SharpCap, please test the cameras and functionality you intend to use before an observing session to avoid frustration and lost observing time. You can install a beta version of SharpCap without having to uninstall the previous release version, so it's easy to have both on the same machine and switch between them.

All beta versions have a built in time limit - they will only work up until a particular date (usually they have a life of a month or two). If your beta version runs out, check back at this page for an updated beta (or check the main downloads page for a new release). 

You can use most SharpCap Pro features that are new in this version during the beta period without a license.

NOTE: If your camera is not detected, you may need to install the SharpCap Pre-Requisites Installer. You only need to do this once, not for every new beta build.

SharpCap 3.1 Beta Downloads

Latest Version 
Download Version 3.1.4538.0
21 October 2017
md5:bcd47717605e433045134e6388a817c3
sha1:2b6ca930b785159dff12140e86dcf725f6899465
Virus Total Scan Report

 

  • QHY Cameras - support cameras that cannot run in live mode
  • ZWO Cameras - update SDK to 1.13.1.4
  • ASCOM Hardware - option not to connect to hardware on camera startup
  • ASCOM Mounts - support mounts that cannot track (ie ST4 mounts)
  • Live Stacking - fix memory leaks and deadlocks
  • Dark Subtraction - improved hot pixel detection and removal
  • Dark Subtraction - remove darks that have been deleted from dropdown list
  • Sensor Analysis - try to fix autoexposure hunting up/down issue.
Older Versions 
Download Version 3.1.4505.0
18 October 2017
md5:50b47e55adce99491db3494f28424671
sha1:719db5a83db546815e77457047d6fd0451aafbf0
Virus Total Scan Report

 

  • Templated filenames option in Live Stacking
  • Improved startup speed
  • Plate solving settings added
  • Altair cameras - updated SDK
  • Many bug fixes
Download Version 3.1.4477.0
15 October 2017
md5:81d4d91d5aece8d55fd4a7d5a5962ba6
sha1:2507d0b961682f532f0a18dd9d8913a920b91c74
Virus Total Scan Report

 

Bug fixes, including
  • Fix crash in Feature Tracking in installed builds
  • Fix crash when swapping cameras with Smart Histogram brain showing
  • Disable smart histogram brain 'Apply' button when no solution
  • Improvements to Smart Histogram suggestions
Download Version 3.1.4460.0
12 October 2017
md5:7aa4cd0207fbdc1f2cdb970040dd1ffb
sha1:991fd81bddb9aef449f2b22cca0539d810f37f2e
Virus Total Scan Report



Loads of new features including
  • Smart Histogram
  • Sensor Analysis
  • Feature Tracking
  • Seeing Monitor and Auto-Capture
  • Starlight Xpress Camera Support
  • Blind Plate Solving
  • Filename Templates
  • More efficient memory usage

Read More

Remember that installing the SharpCap 3.1 Beta will not uninstall SharpCap 3.0, so if you have any problems with the new version you can quickly switch back to the old version of SharpCap which will still be on your computer


Comments