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qDslrDashboard V3.5.9 and ControlMyCamera V1.0.2

Released qDslrDashboard V3.5.9 and ControlMyCamera 1.0.2 today

most notable changes:
– ability to capture in RAW format and have quick image review using the camera JPG preview image. Only works with the ‘quick image review’ option. Only works with Nikon cameras
– ability to capture in RAW format in LRTimelapse screen and have the camera JPG preview image used for analysis and display. You can enable this in settings with the ‘Allow RAW only in LRTimelapse-mode (Nikon) option. This only works with Nikon cameras.
– added a master/slave option if 2 or more cameras are connected. With this the master camera shutter/ISO/aperture property changes are copied to slave camera(s). To use this option you first need to define the ‘master/slave’ in the bottom right part. To copy the current shutter/ISO/aperture values long press the ‘slave’ button. This only works with Nikon cameras
– added the ability to manually enter the GPS coordinates for the ‘Suncalc’ dialog 
– you can open the ‘Suncalc’ dialog from LRTimelapse screen by long pressing the ‘Auto NTC’ button
– fixes for the Canon R and RP cameras
– fixed the image sharing on Android that caused a crash
– added a standby button for Nikon Z6/Z7 cameras that can be used to wake up the camera. The button is only visible if the camera goes into deep sleep. This will only happen if the built in wireless is used and the c3 option ‘Standby timer’ is other then ‘No limit’
– other small fixes

Desktop versions (Windows, Linux, macOS) and Raspberry Pi will be available in the upcoming days.

qDslrDashboard V3.5.7 and ControlMyCamera V1.0.0

Updated qDslrDashboard to V3.5.7 on Android and iOS.
If you already purchased qDslrDashboard on iOS you can update it to the latest version V3.5.7 by first uninstalling it and then following the instructions here:

The qDslrDashboard desktop versions (Windows, Linux, macOS) will be updated in the upcoming days.

Released ControlMyCamera V1.0.0 for iOS that replaces qDslrDashboard.

qDslrDashboard V0.3.4

qDslrDashboard V0.3.4 is now available with the following changes

  • added BULB capture for Sony cameras that support it (needs the latest ‘Smart remote‘ on camera)
  • added custom bracketing for Sony cameras (A and M mode)
  • added Lumix GH4 (and probably other Lumix models that support PTP mode) USB connection (their PTP implementation is very basic, capture, change shutter/aperture/iso, browse/download images)
  • other fixes reported by users

I wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

qDslrDashboard V0.3.3

qDslrDashboard V0.3.3 is now available for all the supported platforms.

Starting from this version the Android version is available from the Google Play Store.
Also the Android version isn’t free anymore (one reason for this change is that I’m still unemployed and the second reason is to make it equal to the iOS version)

For the Raspberry Pi 2 version the latest Raspbian (Jessie) image was used. You must use the raspi-config to set 256MB memory for the GPU.

On OSX El Capitan the only way I could get USB working was by executing ‘sudo killall -9 PTPCamera’ after the DSLR was connected with USB (hope there will be a better solution in future)

I also got reports that there is still a problem on iOS version with the Canon 5D MII DSLR (changing focus point in live view will crash the application) that I will address with a quick fix.

In V0.3 version I rewrote most of the core classes and fixed lot of the stability problems present in V0.2.9
Also reworked the UI and it should be faster now including live view.
New in V0.3 is the NMX control screen and the interval controller.

The NMX screen can be used for controlling the Dynamic Perception NMX Controller. On Android and iOS it can be controlled using Bluetooth, on desktop versions the USB connection (USB serial connection) can be used.

The Interval Controller (IC) can be used to create advanced interval captures using the NMX Controller and connected DSLR cameras.

qDslrDashboard V0.3 beta10 Android ARM

Here beta10 for Android ARM:  qDslrDashboard V0.3 beta10 Android ARM

  • added a live view preview for NMX screen if there is an active DSLR
  • some changes to the Nikon capture handling (should improve interval timer)
  • fixed the interval ramping in interval timer (also added easing for ramping)
  • added checks for LrTimelapse screen (exposure mode should be M, not in bulb capture, auto ISO disabled, RAW+JPG image format)
  • fix for NMX USB serial communication (should improve OSX USB serial communication)

Will see to build beta10 for other platforms in the coming days.