New SharpCap Beta Version

SharpCap 1.99.404 Beta is now available. This is the first beta release of what will become SharpCap 2.0.

It’s all been quiet on the SharpCap front for quite a while now as I’ve had other things occupying my time. I was also hoping to build a new, Ribbon based, UI for SharpCap 2. Unfortunately I wasn’t making much progress with the new UI, so I have now decided to keep the existing UI for the 2.0 version. I’ve kept a lot of the changes that will help me build a new UI in some future version though.

So, what’s new in this build?

* Filter wheel support (ASCOM compatible wheels)
* Automatically select highest resolution on camera initialization
* Remove old DirectShow code
* Build on Microsoft .NET framework 4.0
* Fix a number of minor bugs
* Install as a separate product to v1.5 – that means you can install both versions side-by-side

Anyway, please remember that this is Beta software, so try it out before you use it on a clear night!

The new version can be downloaded here.