Good news, everyone! I have upload the driver and capture software for SV305 camera on our site—www.svbony.com. And in our second patch of SV305 camera, we didn’t put the CD in the package. So
1, Download the driver and capture software online
If you buy the SV305 camera in November, 2019 and later, your package doesn’t include the CD. Please know it first.
Don’t worry, download it from our site:
2, How to use the SV305 camera?
Some customers contacted me and told me they have the SV105 camera, and buy the SV305 camera. But it seems the SV305 camera doesn’t work. It gives totally green images. And all the settings don’t work. Please don’t worry. Let me show you how to use the SV305 camera.
Firstly, after receiving the parcel, please check if the parcel is damaged, or if the product is damaged. If any problems, contact your seller directly, they will handle it for you.
Secondly, download the driver for SV305 camera on the site. And install it to your computer.
Thirdly, download the sharpcap 3.2.6086 and over version, or latest version sharpcap software for your SV305 camera. Don’t run your sv305 camera on the sharpcap version before 3.2.6086. No sharpcap 3.1. No sharpcap 3.0. and no sharpcap 2.9.
Or download the one we offer on our site. Install it to your computer.
Forthly, connect your SV305 camera to the computer, enter the sharpcap software, Click the [camera]—[svbony sv305 camera], then you will see a black screen, not the grey back ground. Then adjust the camera settings and image settings, you will see the light on the screen.
Fifthly, connect your SV305 camera to your telescope. And adjust the focus wheel to get a clear image.
Remember that you can’t get a clear image if you don’t connect the SV305 camera to your telescope.
Note 1: the SV305 camera is GRBG color space, so you may get a green image if you didn’t adjust the settings well.
Note 2: the SV305 is Color Camera, and it has RAW & RGB format. If you choose the RAW format, you could get the mono color image. It means the white and black color original image. If you choose the RGB24 format, then you will get a color image. For example the colorful flowers, the beautiful birds, the blue sky and green landscape.
3, Why the Gain only shows 0 -- 28.1?
For the gain control, the SDK currently reports a minimum value of 10 and a maximum value of 300. SharpCap shows this instead as a range from between 1.0 to 30.0.
The reason for this is that the gain value that SharpCap shows is then a meaningful number – gain 7.5 is 7.5 times brighter than minimum gain, gain 20 is 20 times brighter than minimum gain and so on.
4, Why not add the USB3.0 port on SV305 camera?
We all known the USB3.0 is faster than the USB2.0 in the transport speed. You also know the SV205 camera is USB3.0, this is our first test with the USB3.0 on our camera. However, the 8MP image is so big to transit to the capture software, and saving to the computer holder. So it is not that fast as we expected. And if we add the USB3.0 port to a 2MP camera as SV305, then it would be a great update. We will do that in the near future.
5, Will the SV305 have a mono version?
For now, we only have the Color SV305 camera. we are working on our new camera now, and you will see our next camera in 2020. The mono SV305 camera is in our plan, it will meet you soon.
6, Will your SVBONY cameras work on ASCOM plat form?
One customer send me email: I'm not seeing it（SV305） in SharpCap 2.9, Firecapture 2.6, Phd2 or SGP. Is this camera ASCOM compatible?
I have to say sorry, our engineer is working on it now. we are trying our best to make more softwares to support our SV305 engineer. Now we are producing the SDK and Driver for the Linux system. And Steve Wainwright, who programs the AstroDMx capture software for Linux system, is helping us to support the SV305 camera to the Linux system.
And next, we will do the works step by step, all your needs on SV305 camera will be come true.
Download ASCOM driver on svbony website, install it to your computer, and USE svbony cameras on ASCOM plateform.
Thanks for your reading, my dear friends. If you have any suggestions on the SVBONY SV305 camera, welcome all your suggestions. If your suggestion is adopted and implemented on our products, you will receive a beautiful gift. Comment in the following or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!