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Canon 5D3 over kstar/ekos : indi crashes, no capture

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That's what I was also driving at:



The problem is likely file size related. Since you are using a full frame Canon, your full size RAW files are larger than the images most other Canon users here are dealing with, so they don't encounter the problem.

The tmpfile should then tell you where in the transfer gphoto aborts.

There is another test you could do: Just try to download large full size RAW files from the memory card of your Canon 5D3. If that also fails then this has nothing to do with the capture process per se, but with the file transfer process from the camera to the Pi/?communication speed?.

Here a link to all the relevant gphoto commands:

gphoto.org/doc/manual/ref-gphoto2-cli.html

And here a link to a somewhat older, but still informative, youtube tutorial on communicating with your camera:

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Muchas gracias otra ves Jo ! :)

So i did many tests .. and the results are ... weird ! .. here the thing :

dev-driver (2.5.15.1 & 2.5.16.1) :
RAW/mRAW/sRAW => Err70 on the camera, and tmpfile=0ko
JPG => OK fully

stab-driver (2.5.15 & 2.6.16)
RAW = blocked at some % like 26% (see file : tmp-RAW-stab-blocked) size 3.1Mo
mRAW = fully ok (see file : tmp-mRAW-stab-OK) size 8.3Mo
sRAW =!!! blocked at some % like 30% (see file :tmp-sRAW-stab-blocked) size 2.6Mo
JPG = fully ok (see file : tmp-JPG-stab-OK) size 655ko

Very strange to see the sRAW doesn't pass !!! And i did the test 3x for each format, and i get the same result each time, with same size of tmpfile !

hope you can see things there ;)

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OK, I admit defeat! This has got to be a 5D3 specific driver problem.
Jasem always wins.. :-))
But I suspect/hope, this will help the gphoto team to figure out what they need to change in the driver.
Please let us know if you see the same behavior when you test gphoto file transfer on your laptop or if any of the numbers change.
The only thing I still don't understand is that in your previous post you stated that an image was transferred and rendered when you used mRAW and sRAW. Not sure how I can reconcile that with these tests.
Anyway, thanks so much for you extraordinary patience with me. Hopefully these driver issues will be resolved soon.
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Well thank you Jo for your time and explanation!
I learnt a lot about the gphoto lib with this and it's highly appreciable. !!

So you right in mRaw & jpg it was all OK (except with the dev-driver that i found today) -- but honestly i did not try the sRaw before, for me if mraw&jpg were fine the sraw should have beeen also....
But making the full detailed test for the tmpfiles.. i discovered the sraw doesnt pass to the rpi3 ! Strange....

I posted the same results to gphoto issue team.. keeping finger crossed it will give thdm some ideas !

I will keep posted any progress here for the sake of the community and if anybody has the same issue .. (i would love to know if anybody with 5d3 & pi3 get same results btw ..)

Best regards,
Pask
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I have to tell, that i have the same Problem from today on. Worked like a charme since about 5 months, but today the issue began. Cant save file, file is no raw image, everything like discribed in this thread. The only thing i made was a system-update... no way to get a preview...

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Hi!

Here is the logfile. The crash is shown on the very end.

also i get the message now "KStars detected INDI driver indi_canon_ccd crashed. Please check INDI server log in the device manager"

Since i am not very firm on Linux, where do i find this Device Manager? So i can check the log...

I have to admit that unlike the other people with this problem, i had no issues at all with my canon 5DMarkIII at all, until yesterday...

Only thing i did was to accept the system update, that was prompted...

EDIT: Tryed around a bit with updates and suggestions from this thread here, so now my camera shows me an "ERROR 70" on the Camera display, and i have to switch it off... Now its not working anymore at all...

The last Logfile is attached



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In the Menu select Tools>Devices>Device Manager>CCDs>CanonDSLR

Out of curiosity: Does the file transfer work when you select FITS format instead of Native?
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I have to check that later... Did it yesterday, there it was of no use...
After the updates of the system i made today, Sudo apt-get update and Sudo apt-get upgrade, the cam is crashing with a crash report on the cameras screen, which is totally new...

Tryed the things Jasem wrote on the first page too, and now it seems to me i messed the whole thing totally up...

Maybe you guys have a suggestion for me, for a total new installation? ATM i use Lubuntu, on a dedicated machine just for controlling the whole thing, i wouldn´t mind to install another distribution if someone thinks that could help. But i would not know what...

EDIT: Tried to change to FITS in the Options, but that did not change anithng...
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FYI I just tried this with my laptop and rpi3 which both run Ubuntu Mate 16.04 with Jasem’s ppas for KStars and libgphoto. Ekos let’s my Canon EOS 700D DSLR camera happily take pictures without any problems. Both are fully updated to the latest versions of all software. And both are very recent installations. As a matter of fact, I had to run the wizard when I started Ekos on my laptop since apparently I hadn’t done that before. Come to think of it, the config files on the rpi3 are older since I store them on a USB stick and have been using that for a few weeks now.
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Tried that recently... no effect...

I have no ideas anymore. The whole kstars is useless now.

How do i deinstall the whole program on ubuntu? I don´t know how to do so...
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I sent you a private message a couple of hours ago
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