License: Freeware
Downloads: 8
Op. System: Windows Vista/XP
Last updated: 2009-09-09
File size: 89 KB
Publisher: Fascinating Sky

Publisher description for DSLR-Timer

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DSLR Timer is a Freeware DSLR Interval Timer using the Parallel port or serial port of your notepad or PC. It can control series of long exposures of digital cameras as it is needed for astrophotography. For astrophotos it is usual to have series of exposures with 2 to 5 minutes Exposure time. DSLR Timer is the convenient tool to control this for you. I use it with Pentax *ist DS and Canon EOS 20D. It should work also with other cameras. The programs delivered by the manufacturer of digital cameras usually support only exposure times up to 30 seconds (exposure control M). However, this is too shor for usage in astronomy. There are also some other freeware programs, but they usually support only standard parallel port addresses. Using a PCMCIA-Interface as parallel port, you have other addresses, e.g. FED8. So I made my own program. DSLR-Timer can be used for single shots as well as intervall timer. It connects to the camera via the serial or parallel port of your computer. On the camera side it connects to the jack of the cable Remote Control. USB connection can be used in addition to download the images, but DSLR-Timer does not use USB. DSLR-Timer offers you the following functions: Single shot (Start - Stop). Mainly for testing the correct setup before starting an intervall series. Intervall timer. This is the main feature of this program Exposure time from 1 second to 1 hour per image DSLR Timer can consider the time for mirror Lock-up, noise reduction and the time which is needed to save the images. Pause-Function to interrupt and continue a series of shots. Using pause, the current image will be finished and saved. It STOPS before the next exposure starts. In this status you can change the settings or exchange the batteries of your camera. Then you can continue the series. Display of the total remaining time for the complete series, including the time for exposure, mirror lock-up, noise reduction and save.

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