Lunar Eclipse Maestro 1.3.0 for MacOS X released

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Lunar Eclipse Maestro 1.3.0 for MacOS X released

Postby xjubier » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:03 am

Lunar Eclipse Maestro 1.3.0 is now available for download.

This release fixes all the reported bugs since the previous version and many more; under the hood improvements were made as well and an interesting new feature was added for Nikon DSLRs: shooting at full resolution with the mirror always raised is now possible (shouldn't be confused with video mode) using two new instructions LVPSTART and LVPSTOP. This will give even better results and reduce the time needed between successive frames as you don't need to wait after locking-up the mirror. Two versions are available: one is a Universal Binary running on Tiger or newer and the other, Intel only, running on Snow Leopard and newer.
Both versions support all the Nikon DSLRs including the latest D4s, but the latest Canon cameras (EOS 1200D/Rebel T5/Kiss X70, 1100D/Rebel T3/Kiss X50, 100D/Rebel SL1/Kiss X7, 600D/Rebel T3i/Kiss X5, 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i, 700D/Rebel T5i/Kiss X7i, 70D, 6D, 5D Mark III, 1D X and 1D C) are only supported on the Intel version. Legacy Canon cameras (EOS 350D/Rebel XT/Kiss N, 20D/20Da and 5D) are only supported by the Universal Binary version.
All the SBIG CCD cameras and their filter wheels are supported as well and it does also work with a few Nikon Coolpix cameras.

Users of all the previous releases are strongly urged to upgrade to this version as it fixes a lot of bugs.
You will be able to enjoy new or improved features and bug fixes as well as eclipses even more without worrying about operating your digital cameras. Support for previous versions is terminated as of this day. Browse the ReadMe file to know more.
Please report soonest any problem you may encounter.

Here is a short list of the latest improvements and bugfixes:
- Improved compatibility with Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks
- Adjusted the ∆T value for lunar eclipses from 2012 to 2014
- Added a leap second starting 2012 July 1st
- Corrected the PDF displaying the eclipse diagram at each contact
- Fixed multiple problems with Live View on Canon cameras
- Fix for a problem when referencing the Nikon D800/D800E and D4
- Ability to take a serie of exposures while keeping the mirror locked-up
- Various improvements in Live View
- Fix for a problem during movie recording on the Nikon D7000, D600, D800/D800E and D4
- Ability to set the burst speed in frame per second (Nikon only)
- Corrected a regression bug affecting mainly Nikon cameras (burst not working, etc)
- Added the display of YRGB histograms during Live View
- Fix for a potential crash on quitting the application when a DSLR or a GPS are connected
- Support of the Nikon D3200, D5200, D5300, D7100, D600, D610 and Df, Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i, 6D, 5D Mark III, 1D X, 1D C, 700D, 100D/Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 and 70D
- Corrections for the Canon 350D/Rebel XT/Kiss N, 20D/20Da and 5D (UB version only)
- Workaround for an error 70 caused by the Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i/Kiss X3 firmware when setting custom functions
- Preliminary support of the Nikon D4s and D3300, Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5/Kiss X70
- Improved the mirror lock-up handling
- Corrections for bracketing (Nikon only)
- Mirror lock-up wasn't always properly configured on a Nikon D600 and side effects could occur on other Nikon cameras
- Display of roll and pitch of the virtual horizon during Live View (Nikon only)
- Fix for a Configuration Wizard subtle bug
- Added the ability to switch the recording bit depth (Nikon only)
- Corrections for the scripted movie recording
- Ability to record a movie directly on the memory card on supported Nikon Cameras
- Fix for a bug where the date and time was only synchronized on the first camera
- Added support for USB or Ethernet SBIG CCD cameras and their filter wheels
- Fix for multiple potential crashing bugs
- Implementation of a new atmospheric rendering
- Corrected a display bug in the Hardware Configuration window where the Canon 7D was displayed as a 5D
- Added the gridded set of points generator to create very high resolution maps and animations (for Michael Zeiler)
- Updated the timezone service
- Minor user interface tweaks
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and enhancements

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PS: please take note that I will be travelling to Chile around the April 15th TLE, so you're strongly advised to check your setup soonest as I won't be able to provide support during that time
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