File naming


#1

I there any way to save the camera temperature (%ct ##.#) to whole numbers with no decimal place, ie: %ct ## ?


#2

Not at the moment.


#3

Thanks Ken. Not sure why I need fractions of a degree. The value kicks around between, say, -24.9 and -25.1 and throws off the alpha order of the files during processing but no biggie,


#4

@toml

That’s reasonable… if there is not a strong disagreement, we can probably just round it.


#5

Thanks for considering ti Ken…I know you have bigger issues to attack.


#6

Some (like this one are truly simple… just a couple minutes). Others might seem simple, but require more time than you might expect.


#7

I’ll go with the consensus.


#8

What camera is this please ? I have a Moravian G3-16200 and I’m seeing exactly the same fluctuation.


#9

It’s an SBIG camera with a single stage cooler so fluctuations of a couple of tenth’s of a degree are normal in mine. If the Moravian has two stage cooling I would expect tighter temperature control. Someone on the list should be able to tell you what is normal for yours.


#10

Why don’t you just change the naming tokens to something like this:
%tn%ft%bn_%el_%bi_%fe_%fn%ct

Since the sorting process looks first at the frame number (%fn) before the camera temperature (%ct) the files should be sorted in order.

I also have the G3-16200 and the temp does fluctuate by 2-3 tenths of a degree, but the sorting stays in numerical order based on the frame number.


#11

That actually makes a whole lot of sense Joel…senior moment…thanks.


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