qDslrDashboard V0.2.6

This a quick fix release with the following fixes:

  • fix LRTimelapse settings dialog UI
  • add LV (live view toggle) button for DSLR that do not open/close the aperture ring in live view (Nikon D750, D800, D800E, D810, D4, D4s)
  • add aperture +/- buttons in LRTimelapse screen when aperture ramping is enabled
  • fix for some of the buttons not working in the camera properties display (live view grid, live view ascpect ratio)
  • fix for D5200 HDR mode property
  • fix for crash on Nikon DSLR when BULB capture used while live view is enabled
  • for Canon DSLR with CF+SD card added a code that should recognize if RAW is set for CF and JPG for SD so that LRTimelapse can be entered (if someone with a Canon DSLR with CF+SD card can test)
  • initial support for Nikon D5500 (wireless connection and live view)
  • did some tweaks to the image viewer so RAW files should look better

For V0.2.5 forget that I added profile support for custom bracketing, sky stacking and LRTimelapse. Will see to also add profile support for the DSLR settings.

Sony wireless additions

In the V0.2.5 version I added the following for the Sony cameras that have wireless communication

  • exposure mode button – for models that don’t have an exposure mode dial
  • capture mode button – user can select with this button between still/movie mode
  • preview image size button – with this button the user can select the preview image size after capture. On a5100 it has the option original/2M
  • zoom in/out in live view
  • added LRTimelapse support
  • add touch AF to live view – after the user touches the live view surface the camera will try to focus at that point. Unfortunately Sony touchAF is a bit odd, as while it is in touchAF mode the properties can’t be changed, only the capture button will work. To exit the touchAF mode the user needs to press the ‘AF’ button.

Regarding the LRTimelapse support I did some testing (using the qDD interval timer) and it worked good for shutter speeds shorter then 1 second. Unfortunately on a5100 there is no option to disable the long exposure NR so a 8 second exposure becomes a 18 second one (with the processing).

Probably on the higher models it can be disabled so maybe someone can test it.

qDslrDashboard V0.2.5 and updated manual

New qDslrDashboard V0.2.5 with the following additions/fixes

  • added Sky Stacking – it can create series of captures that can be then used in application like DeepSkyStacker
  • added a simple Rule 600 calculator dialog
  • moved Custom Bracketing to a separate display
  • added option to start Custom Bracketing with shutter speed set to BULB (the camera must support BULB capture)
  • added option to Custom Bracketing to use BULB for shutter speeds longer or equeal to 1 second (the camera must support BULB capture)
  • add aperture ramping to LRTimelapse
  • added BLV (bright live view) button to live view
  • added 100% zoom to image viewer (single click/touch will toggle between not zoomed/100% zoomed
  • added left/right swipe for image viewer (will display next/previous image)
  • added a toggle button to image viewer that will show/hide the buttons and the quick gallery
  • added some more properties for Sony wireless models and also enabled LRTimelapse
  • added a ‘Connection lost’ audio option
  • added synchronized starting of movie recording (all connected cameras must be in live view and in movie mode)
  • some UI fixes
  • stability fixes
  • updated the manual to reflect the changes

The files can be download at http://dslrdashboard.info/downloads/

I also uploaded the V0.2.5 for iOS devices to Apple for review

qDslrDashboard V0.2.4 and manual

Here is the new qDslrDashboard V0.2.4 with the following changes:

  • added delayed capture
  • added live view fliping (vertical, horizontal, both)
  • fixed USB not working with Android 5.0
  • added Sony image preview after capture
  • EXIF data should be saved on iOS (the iOS version is uploaded to iTunes and awaits Apple approval)
  • lot of small fixes

The is also a qDslrDashboard manual (V1.0) that will extend in future. It is in .docx format, if anyone needs other format please let me know

Here are the Drive, OneDrive, Mega link (my hosting company asked me to provide mirrors as the downloads where generating to much trafic)

Drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxMZ8XY3H2wiZGVjdmV4TFpLT0U&usp=sharing

OneDrive: http://1drv.ms/1zqNiZC

Mega: https://mega.co.nz/#F!dsdmEbAS!MGeAN_UZAhKsO-ON4wR1FQ

qDslrDashboard V0.2.3

Released a new qDslrDashboard version V0.2.3

  • fixes for the Canon wireless communication
  • added a wakelock to Android when LRTimelapse is started (now it should work even if the screen goes off)
  • added focus points definition (works with Nikon and Canon – will see to make a tutorial)
  • changed the ‘Image viewer’ loading notification
  • added an option to disable image info download for images that are already on the camera SD card (you can still load them by pressing the ‘Refresh’ button in image gallery)
  • added a generic PTP class that should work with non Nikon and Canon DSLR that support PTP (I can’t test this as I only have a Nikon and Canon)
  • other small fixes

Files can be found on the Downloads page

In the upcoming days will also upload a new iOS version with these changes and also the ability to save images to ‘Photos’ – still working on it

qDslrDashboard for iOS update

Posted a new version (V0.2.2) for review with following fixes:

  • fix for Canon wireless not discovered
  • fix for Sony wireless not discovered
  • fix for video recording not working with Nikon D7000
  • fix for ‘Slowest shutter’ change not working in LRT
  • fix for ISO change not working after reaching ‘Slowest shutter speed’ in LRT
  • fix for black image on iOS 8
  • iOS8 stability fixes

qDslrDashboard V0.2.1

Here is the V0.2.1 for Android, Linux and Windows (OSX will come tomorrow)

Android ARM

Linux x64

Linux x86

Windows x64

Windows x86

Only executables – you can use these if you already have V0.1.7, just unpack the archive and overwrite the old V0.1.7 executable with the new one

Linux x64 executable

Linux x86 executable

Windows x64 executable

Windows x86 executable

The V0.2.1 is almost a complete rewrite of the V0.1.7. Mostly I needed to do this so I can add Sony support (probably Lumix also in future) but also needed to rewrite the UI handling

New in this version

  • Audio initiated capture (will see to make a video how to use it)
  • Sony support (for now very basic)

Improved or changed:

  • image review will prioritize JPG files (in an upcoming version I will add an option that can override this and prioritize RAW files
  • if qDD enters the image viewer for an image review it will stay there until the user exits it and it will display the upcoming captured images (captured with the camera capture button)
  • gallery is now dynamically created and only the visible items are displayed/loaded
  • thumbs are created in a separate thread and only when needed (as soon the user exits the gallery all the scheduled thumbs are removed from queue)
  • added option to delete the created thumbs upon application exit
  • the is a live view record option that will record the live view during movie recording (currently does not work on Android)
  • UI is now dynamically loaded so should use less memory
  • The A/B focus is not yet implemented as need to rewrite it
  • lot of small fixes