Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

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marz71
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Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

Post by marz71 » 08 Oct 2019, 09:03

Is it possible to add a feature which would trigger the startContShooting function instead of actTakePicture on for Sony cameras?

Cut & paste from API reference:

The continuous shooting mode and speed should be set properly via "setContShootingMode" and "setContShootingSpeed" to use this API. This API is only available when the shoot mode is "still". This API instructs the server side to start continuous shooting. When this API is called and the server starts continuous shooting, the camera status will change as follows. The camera status will be notified by "getEvent (v1.2)". After the shooting has started, the client may stop the shooting. To stop the shooting, "stopContShooting" must be called, and the camera status will change as follows.

It would be nice if this method could be used when exposure time is longer than X-seconds. Many Sony cameras (all?) takes automaticly dark frame when shutter time is longer than 3.2s. When exposure time is 30 seconds this messes up the workflow of dslrdashboard. Using startContShooting does not trigger the dark frame image. There should be plenty of time to call startContShooting, wait some time (1 second?) and then call the stopContShooting. This would result only one image and camera would be ready for next exposure right after.

This would do life much easier for Sony nightsky timelapse fellows.
Thanks!

hubaiz
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Re: Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

Post by hubaiz » 10 Oct 2019, 06:47

Will see if I could implement it.

marz71
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Re: Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

Post by marz71 » 10 Oct 2019, 07:39

Great! Thank you! :-)

hubaiz
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Re: Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

Post by hubaiz » 10 Oct 2019, 12:06

Btw on what platform do you use qDslrDashboard?
Also what Sony cameras do you have?

marz71
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Re: Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

Post by marz71 » 11 Oct 2019, 07:39

I'm using Android and have Sony QX1, Nex-6, A6300 and A7SII.

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Re: Sony API: Trigger startContShooting instead of actTakePicture?

Post by hubaiz » 11 Oct 2019, 11:16

When you have time contact me with the support email.

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