Free raw webcams

;o) ) The RAW mod's are made to modify the datas in the EEPROM of our webcams...

(no risk foor the webcam, but if you don't do that, you will have B/W pictures) - As you can read in the title of this macro, she is made to get back to a "standard" webcam eeprom, by replacing modded values of the upper part of the eeprom by original datas (no more RAW, pre-mat gain standard, original matrix, offsets and HVGain)...

I hope we will have soon new version of our favourite astronomical acquiering softwares who will handle real time RAW to RGB conversion, or at least an automated and optimized post processing to make all files or Avi's RAW to RGB in one time, just before the standard processing :o) BTW, in the two possibilities (B/W or Color CCD's) the RAW will bring you finest pictures and even more sensitivity in low light :o))) You will also see that the noise will be really less present in frames with the Sharpness OFF...

Last important point to know, those macros makes TWO job's: First the put the webcams in RAW mode, then the set 'Factory parameters' used by the drivers for optimized RAW use...

(The Color RAW frame is in B/W, this is absolutely normal for RAW frames ;o) ) Then to decode RAW frame, you must click on the little camera icone, and choose the GOOD decode version...

For the To Ucams Pro 1 or 2 , the 'old' Vestas and the color ATK Perseu, select the 'NIKON' mode (not Nikon10D) For the 'recent' Vesta's, select the 'CANON' mode and click 'OK' You just have now to select the menu 'Photo Numerique/Conversion d'une image CFA' and if all is ok, you should see a color picture decoded from the B/W RAW frame you have just before :o))) Your RGB picture seems to have really strange colors ???

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