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About SharpCap Beta

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).

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 2.10 Beta Downloads

Download Version 2.10.3567.0
19 February 2017
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  • Make "Pause" button work on most camera types to pause capture
  • Fix issues where live stack UI and notification bar cannot be clicked
  • Reduce memory usage on very high resolution cameras (10 megapixels+)
  • Support plate solving if ASPS (All Sky Plate Solver) is installed
  • Fix file extension when saving script files
  • Fix crashes from bug reports
Download Version 2.10.3536.0
09 February 2017
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  • Improve Flat Capture UI, allow colour cameras to produce mono flats to avoid flats colour balancing the image
  • Updated ZWO SDK - should fix any problems with latest drivers
  • Updated Altair SDK
  • Fix ROI not always being applied when it touched the top or left sides of the frame
  • Fix ROI being changed when application minimized
  • Fix issue with cameras with image widths that are not an even number
  • Fix crash if application close button clicked twice
  • UI fixes to Live Stacking
  • Automatically find AstroTortilla if it is not installed in c:\cygwin
  • Stop the notification bar from forcing other screen content downwards
  • Fix bug where brightness values sometimes missing in live stack graph
  • Many other bug fixes
Download Version 2.10.3485.0
25 January 2017
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More bug fixes :)
Download Version 2.10.3481.0
24 January 2017
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More bug fixes - if earlier beta builds have crashed and you submitted the bug report, please try this build!
If this build still crashes, please submit the bug report again - often I add extra information to the log when I can't work out the cause of a bug straight away.
Download Version 2.10.3464.0
19 January 2017
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Updated to QHY SDK - Supports QHY 165, 247, 168, Optimize QHY 367
Download Version 2.10.3456.0
18 January 2017
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More bug fixes
Download Version 2.10.3454.0
17 January 2017
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Bug Fixes:
  • Crash on capture on some mono cameras
  • Crash when running multiple copies
  • Wrong Bayer pattern for Altair Hypercam 178C
Download Version 2.10.3450.0
16 January 2017
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Release Notes
Please note that SharpCap 2.10 collects and sends anonymous usage information to help improve future versions of SharpCap. Information includes a list of cameras that are installed, which cameras are used most often, which features are used, etc.

The EULA for SharpCap 2.10 covers the collection and storage of this usage information.