Hi, I think I need some help with this one.

3 Questions.

I have done mods to make the video capture take a sequence of videos also select a list of filters. However I can't find a way of triggering a filter change,

I am trying not to make large re-write mods but I am in the Object Oriented trap of doing mods in the wrong place.

We have capture-->>CCD-->>Stream -->>VideoOptions and I have been modifying Video options mainly.

I need to get a filter e=request back to capture but privacy issues ar blocking me.
For some reason QT signals are not working for me.

1) Does anyone have any suggestions how to trigger a filter change?

2) Can someone point me on how to submit my mods for testing/merging?

3) Would it be daft to clone the Capture module and write a Video Capture Module?

(There was a business man walking through farming country, hes stopped to ask a local farmer for directions, the farmer replied "Well, I wouldn't start from here".)


OK so I grabbed the code, and it built quite easily.

I have added a few controls to the video recording configuration pop up.

I now need to understand how it all hangs together. I can see how it starts a recording but still looking for haw a recording comes to an end.

Looks promising.


If nobody minds I will place my thoughts in this thread, Feel free to make suggestions.

I have downloaded Kstars source in the hope I can perhaps change the record button to record say n times R,G,B.

Perhaps duplicate the record toggle button. add a number of cycles and filter selections.

A messy hack I know, but....

1st step see if I can build this project.
2nd see if I can override the filter selection.
3rd run the video stream nxf times.


HMM? wonderiing if I could do an RGB imaging sequence and then use the post capture script to grab a video after each filter change, not ideal but...


Does any one have any tips for the best planet R, G, B work flow under INDI/EKOS?.

As the planets are rising to photogenic altitudes here in the UK I am hoping to get some images.

I am struggling with the camera page on INDI/EKOS

What I am trying to do with ASI/ZWO mono camera and SX-Wheel and optional SX guide camera,
is take videos of R, G, B, R, G, B, R, G, B ready for de-rotation and processing.

I have used all the hardware in image mode many times.

I have managed to take single Luminance videos, as target_datetime_filter.SER
RGB or LRGB seems quite difficult though.

Ideally I would set up the videos in the sequencer and get a number of correctly named SER files for each filter.

I have used Fire capture under widows, years ago (when planets where in fashion) but so far have failed under Linux due to hardware support.
Planetary Imager doesn't help much.

Does any one have any tips for the best planet R, G, B work flow under INDI/EKOS?.
Failing that any tips for automated R, G, B under Linux?

I am on the latest apt-get update version under Ubuntu.

Thanks for all the effort that goes into this great tool.


John replied to the topic 'weather watcher cloud parameter' in the forum. 1 year ago

Great thanks, that sounds briliant.

My plan is to hook up a few sensors to an Arduino (or similar) grab some numbers, send a serial message to a 433MHz module. Then I will have multiple 433 receivers, one in bedroom or tent and one on my mount computer feeding into indi.

Your answer fill in the missing piece of the puzzle.


John created a new topic ' weather watcher cloud parameter' in the forum. 1 year ago


I am building a weather station and hoped to use indi_watcher_weather to read data passed over a radio link then into a text file then into indi/ekos.

The drivers weather watcher web page mentions a key word, clouds, but I can't find any way to add the clouds parameter in ekos.

Is this my misunderstanding or is it a mistake on the web page?

Is there a better way to achieve loading cloud status from a text file?

Or alternately could weather watcher support the clouds keyword.

Thanks for looking.


John replied to the topic 'PI upgrade?' in the forum. 2 years ago

I can't answer your question directly but here is my experience.
I run indi on a PI 3B+
I run kodi (media player) on a Tinker board. It has run for months 24/7 with any issues, no reboots..
The Tinker Board is great.

However I use Raspbian on the PI and Tinker OS on the Tinker Board.

I have not yet tried indi on the Tinker but may do one day.

I guess you my need to go the source build route to get the latest versions of indi etc. Also true fro Raspbian on PI.

I am consitering upgrading my indi PI to a Gigabyte Brix so I can run the intel builds of indi etc.
It does use more power though.

If it fails to work, you can make a media player out of it.


I am going to try a quick mosaic arrount M87 to celerbrate the Black hole image. It's a bit low for me and patchy cloud so....
I am hoping the mosaic works smoothly now I have upgraded.