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by MikeCT
27.06.2018 17:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Stacking HDR series

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I feel foolish: I had used this to batch process a time series, I just never looked at the other options. Works like a charm. The attached is from 3 levels of exposure, 60 shots in each stacked then merged into HDR. The actual size of the flower is ~1/4" across. The full file is 72MB
by MikeCT
26.06.2018 16:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Stacking HDR series

Hi

I saw the thread, and tried to contact you, but it was locked. I will give it a try.

Thanks
by MikeCT
22.06.2018 20:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Stacking HDR series
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Stacking HDR series

Remote allows you to take several shots at different exposures for each step in a stacking sequence. Is there a way for Focus to detect this and stack all the +1EV shots, then all the 0Ev, followed by the -1EV?
by MikeCT
27.04.2018 00:59
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Light Variation During Stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: Light Variation During Stacking

I described exactly this problem last week, seeing in Remote. Also using a Nikon, but with LED lighting. Exposure bracketing was NOT on. The reply was “Helicon Remote does not manipulate live view image, except for the case of "Live view brightness increase" option enabled in the settings. So, whate...
by MikeCT
26.04.2018 20:49
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Radius and Smoothing in method C
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Radius and Smoothing in method C

Didnt method C allow adjusting these parameters in the past? Is there a reason these options are in A and B but not C?
by MikeCT
11.04.2018 17:41
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Two new Remote problems
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Two new Remote problems

I am using the current version of Remote on a MacBook Air, running High Sierra, and have two problems. I am working with a Nikon 7100 with a Nikon 105 Macro lens. Lighting is from constant illumination LEDs. First problem. During a shoot, the images cycle from bright to dark every 5-6 shots. The dif...
by MikeCT
27.03.2018 02:39
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3D
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Stackshot 3D

Any word on a version of Remote that can control all three axes on Stackshot 3D?
by MikeCT
27.03.2018 02:25
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Helicon Focus Macro in the field recommened set up
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: Helicon Focus Macro in the field recommened set up

I use a laptop along with a collapsible chair that has a swing-out platform to rest it on. I also use a long connector so I can sit some distance from the camera. That way I can often find shade for the screen, or at least a better angle. If all else fails a sheet to drape over me and the laptop sto...
by MikeCT
13.03.2018 01:25
Forum: Shooting
Topic: The usual newbie question... plus an hint from me about illumination
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

Re: The usual newbie question... plus an hint from me about illumination

I would recommend method C. I have had similar problems with some of the very hairy caterpillars
by MikeCT
04.06.2017 02:35
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Helicon Remote and StackShot issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3199

Re: Helicon Remote and StackShot issue

If you look in the top right, where it shows it is seeing the Nikon, does clicking on it bring up the option to use Stackshot instead?
by MikeCT
15.05.2017 17:58
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Screen image very dark
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Screen image very dark

Stas Yatsenko wrote:That happens only when live view noise averaging is enabled, turn it off for now. We're looking into it right now.
Thanks, that helped.
by MikeCT
11.05.2017 14:43
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Screen image very dark
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Screen image very dark

The new version still whites out everything and also flickers continuously. In addition the 'Focussed' button now causes the entire object to show as focussed; it starts at one spot and spreads over the entire object. This is true at all sensitivities and the Adaptive setting. This makes the feature...
by MikeCT
09.05.2017 14:22
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Screen image very dark
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Screen image very dark

As you've discovered, the brightness boost was broken - it should be fixed in the latest 3.8.5 version. So if you download and install the latest Helicon Remote from our website +1 EV will work. As for the actual fix, make sure live view exposure simulation is enabled, assuming your camera supports...
by MikeCT
04.05.2017 16:09
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Screen image very dark
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Screen image very dark

Recently I notice the image on my screen is much darker than the saved version. The screen brightness is maxed out, so I can't get any improvement there. If I use Preferences to set to +1EV the screen goes totally white. Are there any other adjustments I can make?
by MikeCT
26.01.2017 02:55
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Nikon 105 only focusses one direction
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: Nikon 105 only focusses one direction

And, today it s working again. I will keep an eye on it.