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by MikeCT
07.06.2016 21:22
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Question for Mac users
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

Re: Question for Mac users

MacBook 1.4Ghz Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB iMac 3.5 Ghz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB I have talked with Apple technical support and they say the iMac should be 3-5 times faster, especially with graphics processing. Each machine takes roughly th...
by MikeCT
06.06.2016 17:19
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Question for Mac users
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

Question for Mac users

I capture my stacks on an external drive connected to my MacBook Air, and then take the drive home to process the files using Focus on my iMac. Sometimes I will process files at work, on the MacBook, and find that both machines take exactly the same time, even though the iMac should be 3-5 times fas...
by MikeCT
02.06.2016 19:32
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Aperture stuck at zero
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

Aperture stuck at zero

I am connected to my Nikon D7200 and suddenly the Aperture control is grayed out and stuck at zero. Everything was working until a few minutes ago, and no changes have been made to the system. Helicon remote 3.6.5
by MikeCT
01.06.2016 21:55
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Batch processing
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

Batch processing

I am using Focus to batch handle about 100 stacks. It works fine, but it would be nicer if there was a simple counter letting me know how far it has got. While there are little icons at the bottom, scrolling through them doesn't really give much information.
by MikeCT
01.06.2016 19:39
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Forcing new folder
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Re: Forcing new folder

I see. Didn't think the remote shutter release from Stackshot would work while USB remote control is active. Until we add support for multiple stepper devices so that everything could be done from Remote, the only thing I can think of is to add pause between stacks in Stackshot settings (if at all ...
by MikeCT
23.05.2016 21:28
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: NEF file problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3019

NEF file problem

I just updated to 6.7.0 Pro on an iMac and get a 'Failed to open image' error when using NEF files.
by MikeCT
10.05.2016 19:34
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Dust map files
Replies: 5
Views: 6190

Dust map files

I have two questions.

Does the Dust Map file have to be same file type as the stack files?
Can the Dust Map file be NEF? It doesn't seem to recognize them.
by MikeCT
25.04.2016 19:55
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Stacks all overexposed
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

Re: Stacks all overexposed

Thanks Stas, that took care of it. I have no idea how that setting got changed: I didn't even know it existed!
by MikeCT
23.04.2016 15:15
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Trinamic + Microscope
Replies: 5
Views: 4818

Re: Trinamic + Microscope

Would you be willing to post the details on how you put this together?

Thanks
by MikeCT
23.04.2016 13:54
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Stacks all overexposed
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

Re: Stacks all overexposed

I have upload the stack in a file name Mike Adams

Thanks
by MikeCT
21.04.2016 17:58
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Stacks all overexposed
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

Stacks all overexposed

When I run a stack through Focus, the final image is very much overexposed, even though the individual shots are fine.The output looks the same no matter what setting I use in the creation of the stack. The attached single image is from a series shot at f5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO 100 RAW. The Focus settin...
by MikeCT
25.03.2016 11:49
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Forcing new folder
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Re: Forcing new folder

The movement is still all controlled by Stackshot, as is the shutter release. Remote is used to adjust the camera, and to determine where the images will be stored.
by MikeCT
25.03.2016 01:22
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Forcing new folder
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Forcing new folder

Ii don't know if this is possible, or if Helicon and Cognisys could work together to find a solution. I am using Stackshot3 to obtain a series of focus-stacked files. The subject is photographed with a 40 image series, it then rotates 10 degrees and another stack is shot. This continues until a full...
by MikeCT
25.03.2016 01:08
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Failed to load source image
Replies: 3
Views: 4414

Re: Failed to load source image

So, today I cannot reproduce the problem. If it reoccurs i will send the file
by MikeCT
24.03.2016 13:09
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Moving camera vs lens focus change
Replies: 11
Views: 13204

Re: Moving camera vs lens focus change

There is an additional potential problem when moving the camera: if you are using a camera-mounted flash, the lighting will become more intense as you approach the subject. This can lead to over or underexposure, depending on where you chose to use as the image for adjusting exposure.