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by MikeCT
27.04.2018 00:59
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Light Variation During Stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 665

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: 362

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: 345

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: 355

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: 850

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: 2626

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: 2475

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: 2571

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: 2571

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: 2571

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: 2571

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: 1380

Re: Nikon 105 only focusses one direction

And, today it s working again. I will keep an eye on it.
by MikeCT
24.01.2017 19:01
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Nikon 105 only focusses one direction
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Nikon 105 only focusses one direction

My Nikon 105 Macro lens suddenly will only change focus from Remote in one direction. No settings have been changed since yesterday, when it worked fine. I don't know if this is a problem with the lens, or Remote.
by MikeCT
22.11.2016 16:06
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: FTDI driver
Replies: 3
Views: 9185

Re: FTDI driver

Stas Yatsenko wrote:Windows or Mac? The FTDI is not required on either system, so the solution is to remove the driver.

But I keep getting this error message, which leads to the installation of the FTDI driver.
by MikeCT
13.11.2016 00:52
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stacks by focus adjustment OK?
Replies: 2
Views: 3404

Re: Stacks by focus adjustment OK?

The general consensus seems to be that, for extremely close or highly magnified subjects, the rail provides the potential for smaller steps and therfore less chance of having a portion skipped.