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B Software to adjust exposure? webcam, astrophotography

  1. Apr 18, 2016 #1
    I'd like to use a webcam and take images of the planets directly from my computer but I can't seem to find a software though that let's me adjust the exposure for the live video while it's streaming.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Apr 18, 2016 #2
    You could try ManyCam or SplitCam. Neither are made for what you're wanting to do, but ManyCam will allow you to adjust contrast, lighting, and a few other items. It might help, but may not. Good luck!
  4. Apr 18, 2016 #3
    Thanks for the advice! Turns out my cam does have it's own software that allows you to adjust brightness, which apparently means exposure. I tested it out on my lamp and it worked. Not sure why it's called brightness and not exposure.
  5. Apr 18, 2016 #4


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    You may want to look harder for other settings. Brightness may not be exposure.
  6. Apr 19, 2016 #5
    Your avatar is a circuit board... can you program?

    You can use the OpenCV API to talk to your camera and tell it to do whatever you want. I'm planning on building a telescope with a camera soon, I've always planned on writing my own software for it.
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