Cactus blooming

Was doing some testing with qDD and LrTimelapse and here is what came out.

I used the Nikon D7100 with 18-55mm objective and the Canon 650D with 18-55mm objective. Unfortunately I only have 1 battery for each so I needed to change the cameras in the middle of blooming. A cheap Chinese external intervalometer was used with both cameras. For tripod I used the Velbon VS-443D. And of course my Wife’s cactus was used. 🙂

The sequence was capture from 17:30 till 23:00. Next morning it alreadz withered. 🙁

For first part (D7100) qDD was running on my Windows 7 notebook, for second part (650D) qDD was running on Nexus7 (2012).

Slowest shutter speed was set to 15″ and max.ISO to 3200 (but gone only to 1600). Interval was set to 18″. In the second part I made a mistake and closed my notebook that was in the room behind .

ddserver V0.2-13 OpenWrt images for the TP-Link MR3040

As I mentioned in my previous post I discovered a bug in the ddserver code that would result in a broken USB and wireless connection.

With the V0.2-13 version I fixed that error.

I provided the firmware images (factory, sysupgrade) in the downloads section as a new method for updating the ddserver package.

I suggest that everyone who already has the latest MR3040 ddserver OpenWrt firmware to use the new package updater as it is faster and less error prone.

qDslrDashboard V0.1.6

Managed to recover from the HDD crash so here is the V0.1.6 with bugfixes.

  • more fixes to folder selection
  • fix for the Connection screen ‘Network’ and ‘Wireless’ button long press not working
  • added time selection dialog for BULB shooting (if 0:0.0 is entered it will run until the users cancels it)
  • moved the not much used LrTimelapse settings into a settings dialog
  • added a ‘Capture sample’ button to LrTimelapse screeen (only visible if the ‘Auto Holy Grail’ is not started
  • added a new method for changing shutter/ISO for Canon users.  It can be enabled in the new LrTimelapse settings dialog. Please Canon users test it . I had very good results with the 650D
  • some fixes for the image review working. qDD will prioritize JPG image review over RAW (probably will add a settings that can change this). RAW will be only displayed if the selected camera image format is set to RAW
  • some memory leak fixes in the image viewer
  • fix for a crash that occur while re-sizing the window when an image is displayed
  • added media playback controls
  • probably there are some more small fixes that I can’t remember

I also detected an error in the ddserver code that lead to connection break (USB and wireless to). I will publish later today or tomorrow a new MR3040 firmware and also a new method for updating the ddserver package on the MR3040 without flashing (this will only work if the MR3040 already has the V0.2-12 ddserver version)

Here are the files:

Android ARM: qDslrDashboard_V0.1.6_Android_Arm.apk

Windows x86:

Windows x64:

NOTE: Before starting qDslrDashboard please install the included vcredist_x86(x64).exe This need to be done only once after installation.

NOTE: For Windows XP i will later build a V0.1.6 as the current one will not work

Linux x86: qDslrDashboard_V0.1.6_Linux_x86.tar.gz

Linux x64: qDslrDashboard_V0.1.6_Linux_x64.tar.gz

NOTE: I now included the OpenCV, LibRaw and libusb libraries. If you need to change or use your own then delete them from the Qt_Libraries folder.

OSX x64: qDslrDashboard_V0.1.6_OSX_x64.dmg

qDslrDashboard V0.1.5

Released qDslrDashboard V0.1.5 for Windows, Linux, OSX and Android

This is mostly a bug fix release

  • fixed a memory leak in image download function
  • fixed D3300 not working
  • reworked the dialog system
  • added UI scaling slider
  • Android UI scaling detection should be better now
  • image review should work now after capture for capture initiated from qDD or camera
  • Android folder selection should work now
  • added reverse correction to LrTimelapse and some small fixes
  • upgraded to Qt 5.3.1
  • upgraded OpenCV to 2.4.9
  • other small stability fixes

The downloads can be found in the download section or here:

qDslrDashboard V0.1.5 Android arm

qDslrDashboard V0.1.5 Linux (32 bit)

qDslrDashboard V0.1.5 Linux (64 bit)

qDslrDashboard V0.1.5 OSX x64

qDslrDahboard V0.1.5 Windows x86

Note: for Windows and Linux delete the qDslrDashboard folder for the previous version.