SharpCap 3.2 Beta

About SharpCap Beta Versions

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.

New Features

SharpCap 3.2 has a focus on improvements to Live Stacking – changes include

  • Noise reduction and sharpening
  • Saturation control
  • PHD2 dithering support
  • Option to save exactly as seen on screen
  • Expanded control view when in two monitor mode
  • Auto stack save and reset option

In the rest of the program watch out for

  • Folder monitor virtual camera
  • Much improved night mode
  • Two monitor mode
  • Filename template improvements
  • Flat frame capture includes subtracting bias
  • Many bug fixes
  • Simplified installer (no need for pre-reqs installer)

More detail on these features can be found here.

SharpCap 3.2 Beta Downloads

Latest Version
Download Version 3.2.5647.0
13 July 2018
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  • Fix issues with frame widths that are not a multiple of 4 in live stacking
  • Various bug fixes
Previous Versions
Download Version 3.2.5642.0
11 July 2018
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  • Fix problem focusers not working when ASCOM 6.4 installed
Download Version 3.2.5638.0
09 July 2018
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  • Fix crash with RGB cameras in Deconvolution
  • Fix folder monitor crash if previously used folder no longer exists
  • Avoid histogram clipping during sensor analaysis dark noise measurements
  • Other bug fixes
Download Version 3.2.5634.0
05 July 2018
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  • Fix crash on starting the virtual folder monitor camera
Download Version 3.2.5633.0
04 July 2018
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  • This is the first publicly available beta version of SharpCap 3.2. You can read more about the new features available here.