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SharpCap supports Altair Astro GP Cameras

I’m delighted to announce that SharpCap is now supports the new GP (Guiding and Planetary) cameras from Altair Astro – that is the GPCAM MT9M034M and the GPCAM AR0130C. A big thanks to Altair for providing me with samples of the cameras to get SharpCap up and running with them. Full support is in SharpCap […]

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What’s New in SharpCap 2.5 Beta

Here’s a bit of a write up of the new features in SharpCap 2.5. You can find the latest beta builds on the downloads page. Settings Dialog I’ve moved a lot of the random menu options that controlled various parts of the program out of the menus and grouped them together in a new settings […]

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SharpCap 2.0 is released!

Well, it’s finally happened – SharpCap 2.0 is finished, or at least finished enough 🙂 One of the big features I have added is an auto-update facility, so it’s going to be much easier to make sure that everyone gets new versions with features and bug fixes in future. In no particular order, the new […]

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Yet more SharpCap Beta versions

Getting SharpCap 2.0 out of the door is taking longer than I’d hoped. Right now there are only a couple of things left that I want to fix before release – these are QHY camera support – it’s working for a lot of cameras now, but needs some tweaking either in SharpCap or the QHY […]

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New Beta Version Available

Sharpcap 2 beta (build 1.99.710) is now available. Lots of improvements in this build Many small bugs fixed from crash reports received (thanks to all those who submit their crash reports!) Improved ASI camera support (you should be able to use the WDM drivers if you want now, as long as you choose the WDM […]

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Beta support for QHY Cameras

I have been meaning to get round to this for ages, but been a bit busy recently… Anyway, there is a beta build of what will become SharpCap 2 available to download that should support the QHY5LII and other QHY cameras. Sharpcap 1.99.623 In theory this build may support the following cameras : IMG : […]

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Updated Beta Build

I’ve just uploaded a new beta build for SharpCap 2.0 Improvements include A circular reticule is now available as well as the cross hairs The focus score calculation is improved – should give useful indication of focus now, just try to get it as high as possible Fix for Basler cameras not working in recent […]

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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 […]

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SharpCap 1.5 now in Maintenance Mode

I’m now working on SharpCap 1.6, so 1.5 is in maintenance mode – this means that I will fix bugs that are stopping it from working properly but new features will go into 1.6. 1.6 will require .Net Framework 4.0 to be installed – don’t worry, it’s a free download, and it works for versions […]

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SharpCap 1.5 Now Available

In some ways, not much change is visible in version 1.5, but behind the scenes there has been a lot of work, particularly for DirectShow cameras which have a completely new preview/capture implementation with a number of advantages : No more ugly (and annoying) stop/start of preview when switching to/from capture mode Much less code, […]

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