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Does anyone have the backyard eos program and a long USB cable if so does it work with it, my problem at the moment is that  on my tablet i have dslr controller & a 10metre usb cable but it won't , but with my laptop it works with eos utilities  so before i go spending any of my hard earned i was someone  with backyard eos could let me know thanks for looking

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Depends what operating system your running, BYEOS only runs onWin  XP, Win 7 & Vista.

Steve

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Works fine in Windows 8 :)

Shows how long its been since  I last used it  :grin:

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Is the 10m usb cable an 'active' one?

5m is about the reliable limit for a passive cable.

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yes the usb is an active one & the system is 8.1 windows the cable works fine with the l/top & utilities but i'd rather have used dslr controller it's alot easier but i will buy backyard eos if i have too 

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I use APT - which is similar to BYE but free to download and try out. It can be used with PHD and Stellariul also  - it also has live view so you can centre and focus.

You can program the canon or other DSLR or CCD (most are covered)  to do a run of  x minutes x times etc

http://www.ideiki.com/astro/Download.aspx

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Will BYE work on a 64 bit Win 7 OS?

Thats what I used it with.

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I use APT - which is similar to BYE but free to download and try out. It can be used with PHD and Stellariul also  - it also has live view so you can centre and focus.

You can program the canon or other DSLR or CCD (most are covered)  to do a run of  x minutes x times etc

http://www.ideiki.com/astro/Download.aspx

You get a free months trial with BYEOS aswel  :smiley:

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BYEOS works fine on my laptop running windows 8 and I also use a 10 foot USB extension. Love BYEOS by the way!

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My cable is activecable 10 metres long & it works on my win 8.1 with eos utilities ok on my laptop, it wont work with my DSLR controller on my tablet Im wondering the reason tit wont work is the cable is to long for the tablet, I also have a 1.5 metre cable that works ok on both tablet & laptop for the moment i can cope with utilities as im just a noobie at the game

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I'm not familiar with the electronics in tablets but possibly the USB socket on the tablet does not provide a 5V supply that would be needed to power the "active" bit of the USB lead?

I can imagine that they might do this to avoid draining the tablet battery.

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Works fine in Windows 8 :)

Yes, BackyardEOS runs on XP, Vista, W7, W8 (including 8.1).

Guylain

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BYEOS works fine on my laptop running windows 8 and I also use a 10 foot USB extension. Love BYEOS by the way!

Thank you for the vote of confidence, I like it too :grin:

Guylain

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Does anyone have the backyard eos program and a long USB cable if so does it work with it, my problem at the moment is that  on my tablet i have dslr controller & a 10metre usb cable but it won't , but with my laptop it works with eos utilities  so before i go spending any of my hard earned i was someone  with backyard eos could let me know thanks for looking

If it works with EOS Utility is will work with BackyardEOS.  I use the same drivers to access the camera as EOS Utility does.

Hope this helps,

Guylain

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I'm not familiar with the electronics in tablets but possibly the USB socket on the tablet does not provide a 5V supply that would be needed to power the "active" bit of the USB lead?

I can imagine that they might do this to avoid draining the tablet battery.

You can stick some sort USB accessory in the socket to see if it's powered, something like a light or fan.

Dave

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Had a looksee on dslr controllers webpage & it says that it may causes freezes & other issuses, so looks like i'll be downloading  byeos, whilst we are  on the subject does anyone know what the difference is between  byeos classic & premium 

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The microUSB sockets on Android tablets don't support devices, they are just for power.

Maybe same with Windows tablets, though that seems too harsh.

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Had a looksee on dslr controllers webpage & it says that it may causes freezes & other issuses, so looks like i'll be downloading  byeos, whilst we are  on the subject does anyone know what the difference is between  byeos classic & premium 

Go to the web site, click Products... then click [ compare edition ] at the bottom of the page :)

Guylain

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thanks for that guy roch, & thanks for everyone who has replied all this for is to run my mount and camera from the backroom

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downloaded byeos last night,but had a few issuses with the license number but sorted it now ( not byeos's fault mine )tried itr tonight when i came home from work works a treat with the 10 metre cable, just got to sort the long data cable now & weather permitting it's a go

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Some Android tablets , dependant on firmware can utilize otg USB cables. I can use DSLR dashboard with an otg USB cable to control my Nikon D7100 / D300.

Google USB otg cable and your tablet model

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000EORX7U?pc_redir=1396792359&robot_redir=1

Hi.

There's also free Canon remote and something called DLSR Controller for Androids. Now, what I really want is a budding Android programmer to produce an app that records the live view feed onto my HTC? That would be extremel very useful.

Tom

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Backyard EOS is telling me that EOS Utility is running, close and restart BYEOS. BUT IT AIN'T RUNNING!!!!. Cannot get past go!!!!!! - Windows 8.1

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