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11-25-2018, 08:35 AM - 2 Likes   #121
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nice work Adam !



Usb-Mode (linux) without card, works fine for delay > 10 s.

pic 1 : 12 x 10 sec.


pic 2: longrun queue 60 a 1 min , just the last picture didn't.

look for the second-hand

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nice work Adam !



Usb-Mode (linux) without card, works fine for delay > 10 s.

pic 1 : 12 x 10 sec.


pic 2: longrun queue 60 a 1 min , just the last picture didn't.

look for the second-hand
Those are some super cool looking shots! I'm not sure how much more precise we can get with the timing, but I'll see what can be done

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I uploaded Beta 17, with a slightly more optimal queue processing approach. I think this is as good as it's going to get for the time being. Will continue tweaking later on.

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Regarding USB support for the K-70, that’s only possible in MSC mode, I guess that makes it impossible to include K-70 USB support through the Ricoh SDK
I’ll have to stick to libgphoto2 to get some USB tethering on my K-70.

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Regarding USB support for the K-70, thatís only possible in MSC mode, I guess that makes it impossible to include K-70 USB support through the Ricoh SDK
Iíll have to stick to libgphoto2 to get some USB tethering on my K-70.
Well, regardless of the USB mode, the SDK wouldn't support it. We could, however, integrate libgphoto2 as an intermediate driver between the app and the camera. This is what I did with the USB SDK since it's platform specific.

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Just a note on beta 17 with USB connections. There was no detectable difference in interval timing from previous versions. Still within a few hundredths to a few thousandths of a second for interval timing. Also, it takes about 4.5 seconds to get the thumbnail back to the PC with beta 17 so any interval less than that will not complete as required. 5 seconds and above are fine, though.

A summary from my testing of the program so far:

Wifi mode - Needs 2 cards in camera.
- File transfer speed very slow.

USB mode - Needs no cards in camera.
- Needs intervals of at least 5 seconds.
- File transfer speed fast.
- Power hungry compared to wifi.

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- Power hungry compared to wifi.
Interesting! On my end, the Wi-fi definitely drains the battery faster, but that's assuming the connection is maintained the whole time. The side of the camera gets a bit hot, too.

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Wifi would be a winner for me due to not needing a physical connection if only the transfer times were faster. But I can't see myself sticking it out at -25 temps during a winter astro shoot waiting for the files to transfer. Power draw is a moot point if you run your equipment off external power. I have yet to determine how long a usb cable you can get away with before the transfer goes south. - Jack

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Wifi would be a winner for me due to not needing a physical connection if only the transfer times were faster. But I can't see myself sticking it out at -25 temps during a winter astro shoot waiting for the files to transfer. Power draw is a moot point if you run your equipment off external power. I have yet to determine how long a usb cable you can get away with before the transfer goes south. - Jack
Yeah, the wi-fi speed is a show-stopped for raw files. I hope the next model gets faster speed support.

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Awesome! I was hoping someone would do something like this. Now if it would only talk to ascom, but that might require a separate driver for the Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
That message is indicative of the software being run in wifi mode. Use the launcher for USB mode and you should be good.
Ok. Is the run_mac_unix_usb.sh file supposed to launch the app? When I double click it, it opens as text file.

I moved the content folder to my user root and pasted "java -jar PentaxWifi.jar usb" in to Terminal (my Terminal skills are limited to pasting stuff).

So far it works fine but the transfer speeds also in USB mode are a bit slow. Usability of the UI is great. Most wanted feature would be an automated focussing row/queue. Let's hope focus control comes to the SDK. And faster wifi transfer
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I hope Adam doesnt mind a Mac geek chiming in on the shell/text file question above.

The reason that a .sh file opens as a text file when its double clicked in macOS, is because it is a text file.

If you want all shell scripts to launch as executables, or only specific scripts, there are various ways of dealing with this. I would not want to make a global recommendation. Try a search for "launching shell scripts on Mac" and see how comfortable you feel about the methods you find. Feel free to send me a PM.

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Today I thought about how to increase the range but all offers did not look tempting.

so back to existing
and it works wifi tethering
but only with the helper in the middle in this case the notebook of my wife.with usbip installed.
USBIP ? Wiki ? ubuntuusers.de
Camera via usb to the notebook. notebook in the wifi. usbhib on the desktop and run_mac_unix_usb
usbip works stable and fast with both ethernet and wifi.
the delays are manageable


"wifi"

picture 1 postpone
picture 2 direct download


both raw + 10x30sec. delay 40sec

Now think about a Raspberry Pi

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forgot it's ten times faster than Pentax wifi ; )
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Ok. Is the run_mac_unix_usb.sh file supposed to launch the app? When I double click it, it opens as text file.

I moved the content folder to my user root and pasted "java -jar PentaxWifi.jar usb" in to Terminal (my Terminal skills are limited to pasting stuff).

So far it works fine but the transfer speeds also in USB mode are a bit slow. Usability of the UI is great. Most wanted feature would be an automated focussing row/queue. Let's hope focus control comes to the SDK. And faster wifi transfer
If you'd like to make it executable, use chmod +x {filename}

I don't know if this will allow you to launch it by clicking on it from the finder, but you'll be able to run it by typing the filename on the terminal


You can AF by right clicking on the capture button. Right now it's not part of the queue, but that could easily be added in the future because it is supported by the SDK.

Also, a note to windows users: I just realized that you need visual c++ 2015 and 2017 redistributable to be installed on the system, otherwise the USB driver will not run.

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unix wifi works

unix usb works

windows wifi works.
windows usb don't
installed visual c++ 2015 redistributable

tried cmd.. tried adm etc..
anybody success with windows usb ?
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