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Title: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 17 14:09:44
Hi all

I have made some tutorial videos aimed at beginners! :D
I have felt that newbie's are sometimes put off by the supposed complexity of pixinsight , so I have made them as simple as I can ;) and relatively short, kind of bitesize.

I am sure the experts among you may do things differently and if you find any mayor problems with these let me know  ( I can take it  :P)
but as I said complex and full of tricks they are not meant to be , these can be learnt later if desired.

I am sorry for the voice but I was born with it :D

The video capture software I use does not capture everything correctly  ,mainely being that it does not pick up cursor changes correctly I hope this does not
spoil your viewing pleasure to much.

Regards Harry

Hi Fellow Pixies

I have found that my old website had become a bit of a mare to maintain as I did not have a clue what I was doing when I wrote it  :yell:

So I Have updated it after learning a bit of Dreamweaver ( If you write websites for a living you must be mad  ;D) , hopefully its a bit tidier now  8)

This Means unfortunately that a lot of old links do not work now  :'(  sorry about this , but does mean I can add more stuff more easily  :D

So Pixinsight home is now http://harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/Pixinsighthome.html   , bit long I know I will see what I can do about that

Please let me know if anything has broke , but after 6 weeks off work I have gone web blind

Kind Regards

Harry  ( may 2014 )


Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 17 18:58:22
Thank you very much for doing that Harry, if nothing else i really appreciate what you have done.  BTW i love the accent
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 18 12:17:08
Hi Houghy

Thanks for the support

If they are of help to people I was going to do a few more

Like
1) HDR wavlets
2) Colour correction
3) Noise reduction
4) Masked colour saturation stretch
5) Dynamic alignment and L rgb combination

Or is there something else people struggle with  ( I am talking newbie's here so do not ask for Atrouswavlet transform !!!!!!!!! >:D)

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: alintolea on 2009 May 18 12:58:20
Hi Harry,

Oh please do! I'm doing most of these things but oh so blindly and not sure if doing the right thing.

Thanks!

Alin

Hi Houghy

Thanks for the support

If they are of help to people I was going to do a few more

Like
1) HDR wavlets
2) Colour correction
3) Noise reduction
4) Masked colour saturation stretch
5) Dynamic alignment and L rgb combination

Or is there something else people struggle with  ( I am talking newbie's here so do not ask for Atrouswavlet transform !!!!!!!!! >:D)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mmirot on 2009 May 18 14:54:52
Do the new color correction tools.
I find the color calibration dialogue a bit complex.
All are helpful


Max
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 18 15:44:44
Hi Houghy

Thanks for the support

If they are of help to people I was going to do a few more

Like
1) HDR wavlets
2) Colour correction
3) Noise reduction
4) Masked colour saturation stretch
5) Dynamic alignment and L rgb combination

Or is there something else people struggle with  ( I am talking newbie's here so do not ask for Atrouswavlet transform !!!!!!!!! >:D)

Regards Harry
  please do them Harry.... the first 2 are great
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mmirot on 2009 May 18 18:21:13
I think they are great. Well done Harry.

Max
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dgilbert on 2009 May 18 22:54:44
Thanks Harry

It's an excellent idea. I'm still searching for process for my exposures and I'll be glad to see some 'PixInsight for Dummies'.

regards
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 19 12:11:35
Ok Gents

I will see if I can start at the weekend

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 May 19 14:00:42
Splendid!  I am afraid this is going to put the Conservatory well behind schedule:-((
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 19 14:48:26
in the video - how did you delete the selection boxes in the dynamic background extraction?
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mmirot on 2009 May 19 15:10:14
I have the same question.  How do you delete the boxes?

Max
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 19 15:59:58
Hi Gents

Did I not say I am sorry  ( you forget to say things )

Just pick the sample with your mouse and use the keyboard del  (delete) key

Harry

I might have to redo the dbe video again it only took me 18 takes!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 19 16:00:58
Hi Jack


Glass not coming for another 2 weeks ;D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 19 19:14:18
Hi Gents

Did I not say I am sorry  ( you forget to say things )

Just pick the sample with your mouse and use the keyboard del  (delete) key

Harry

I might have to redo the dbe video again it only took me 18 takes!
thanks Harry, I hope the glazier is held up (for our sake  LOL)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mmirot on 2009 May 20 08:22:21
Add a comment on the end of video.  I would not waste time on such a minor thing

Max
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 20 11:19:13
Hi All

I am sorry but I am having problems with my web provider and it may take a few days to sort out, so Juan has uploaded
my videos to this website

Tutorial number 1:
http://pixinsight.com/videos/hpage/tut%20no%201_Trimmed2.wmv (http://pixinsight.com/videos/hpage/tut%20no%201_Trimmed2.wmv)

Tutorial number 2:
http://pixinsight.com/videos/hpage/dbehistrim.wmv (http://pixinsight.com/videos/hpage/dbehistrim.wmv)

Hopefully I will back soon and with some more video's

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 22 12:49:11
Hi People

I have had to move web provider and change domain name   from www.harrysastroshed.co.uk    to    www.harrysastroshed.com

So tutorials are now at http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)
Sorry for the inconveniance

I will concentrate on some video's now  , unless this site comes down too


Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 May 22 14:06:31
Good work Harry.  Good luck with the next vdeos.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 24 12:26:46
Hi All

Next installment of harry's video tutorials for newbies is HDR Wavelet Transform    

You can get it at http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)
I think I will add a page to each tutorial with corrections and further tips , so if you have suggestions let me know  ,but  please remember though not
to complicated!

Please try and not  to break this web site :D

And I know the old site could do with a makeover, so little time so much to do   ;)


Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 24 19:24:47
Hi All

Next installment of harry's video tutorials for newbies is HDR Wavelet Transform    

You can get it at http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight.html)

I think I will add a page to each tutorial with corrections and further tips , so if you have suggestions let me know  ,but  please remember though not
to complicated!

Please try and not  to break this web site :D

And I know the old site could do with a makeover, so little time so much to do   ;)


Regards Harry
thanks Harry have downloaded it to view at lunch time
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 May 31 12:30:23
Hi All

Next installment of harrys videos for newbies is up for download
This being ACDNR noise reduction routine
You can get it at  http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Hope its of assistance  :)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 May 31 16:44:02
Well Susan Boyle may have got a second place but you, my good man, are maintaining your first place standing in "Britian's Best Tutorials".
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 31 19:39:18
looking forward to the next turorial, have just downloaded this one Harry.

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 May 31 20:29:50
Just watched the ACDNR installment Harry - really enjoyed it and BTW your chiming clock is 5 minutes slow LOL. 
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 01 12:39:31
Hi Jack

If only I was as pretty :D

And in the tutorial race I am first second and last , unless I find another challanger ;)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 01 12:41:44
Hi Houghy

I threw in the sound effect free of charge!

I hope the tutorials are a bit of help , but give you a couple of weeks you can tell me what to do  ;D


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 June 01 15:00:07
Hi Houghy

I threw in the sound effect free of charge!

I hope the tutorials are a bit of help , but give you a couple of weeks you can tell me what to do  ;D


Harry
Harry I am still falling off that cliff - a while to go yet to catch up to you.  Plus wit hthe Weather that the east coast of Australia has had over the past 12 months - I have not been able to image to get any data
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 08 23:21:53
Hi All

Next up newbies in video tutorials is colour calibration

You can get it at http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Let me know if its of help

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 June 09 13:01:44
Harry i have tried a couple of times to download your CC tutorial and it does not download??
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 09 13:07:16
Hi Jack

I have just tried it and downloaded Ok! , so not quite sure what problem is only to say that Juan had a problem playing it
on his MAC , Are you a Mac boy

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 June 09 13:12:33
Yep I am using a Mac, so that must be the issue.  However the other tutorials ran great on my Mac?????
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 09 13:20:23
Hi Jack

The only thing I can think of is that I used a new bit of software to edit the WMV file and perhaps its not Mac friendly!
or the file is a bit monkey  :)
Will redo and see if it becomes Mac friendly

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2009 June 09 14:38:07
Hi Harry,

Can you write-up a couple of sentences describing how you create your video tutorials (software used, screen size selected, etc.). Not wishing to 'steal your thunder', but I am sure others (like me) might have some simple hints that are easier expressed in 30s of video than 30 lines of forum text !!

FYI, I have Camtasia Studio and would be screen-capturing using that, before post-processing to minimise file size.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 10 11:26:22
Hi Niall

You can have all the thunder and Lightning you like just leave me the clear skies ;D

I have not seen the package you intend to use and would be interested in its capabilities
I tried a dozen or so software package and ended up with a very simple package called replay http://replay-video.com/ (http://replay-video.com/) as this offered the
best quality video I could find with small file sizes.
This package creates wmv files which are  very difficult to edit without recoding ( missing video quality and  creating bigger file sizes) , also does not pick up cursor changes correctly.
I capture the full frame ( 1440 x 900) at 20 fps and 22htz sound quality

I look forward to your videos

Harry

                                                                                           
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 10 12:09:39
Hi Jack

I have re super glued the video together again, please try again as I do not have a mac :'(

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 10 12:58:12
Hi Niall

I have tried the software package you suggest and indeed is very good and recodes the best I have tried.

Pity its 10 times the price  :'(

I have a 30 day trial to have a go with but video editing looks easier , but wmv still produces the smallest files,

regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 June 10 13:20:55
Works fine on my Mac now  Thanks
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 June 10 19:24:58
Harry,

i have used this program and the price is right http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBackExpress.aspx  maybe could save as a flash - the avi file can be huge though when converted?
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 13 09:46:20
Hi All

Short tutorial this week even though very useful it it is   :D

You can get  " Masked saturation boost " at  http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Hope its of help

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Stephane Murphy on 2009 June 13 16:26:04
Hi Harry, thanks a lot, very cool stuff. Just watched you masked saturation boost video and applied the trick to my image, fantastic result!

Stephane
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 June 13 23:14:15
Hi All

Short tutorial this week even though very useful it it is   :D

You can get  " Masked saturation boost " at  http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Hope its of help

Regards Harry
  keep churning them out Harry, thoroughly enjoying watching and learning from these
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 18 14:50:34
Hi Stephane and houghy

Sorry for late response :angel:

Glad to be of help!

will have to think of some more to do

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 June 18 16:56:27
Harry You are the Energizer Bunny.  Keep up the good work!  Jack
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 June 18 20:20:47
Hi Stephane and houghy

Sorry for late response :angel:

Glad to be of help!

will have to think of some more to do

Harry
how about stacking and aligning DSLR images, maybe processing a nebulae or two, or even a few methods of workflow to processing images?
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 19 04:11:43
Hi Houghy

I could and will do some of your suggestions, but I do not know about DSLR camera's   ??? what type of file do they ceate, do you connvert them into FITs files, Is there a particular problem with DSLR files?

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 June 19 04:55:53
Hi Houghy

I could and will do some of your suggestions, but I do not know about DSLR camera's   ??? what type of file do they ceate, do you connvert them into FITs files, Is there a particular problem with DSLR files?

Harry
pentax DSLR cameras use a DGN raw file while the canon camera use CR2 raw files, both do jpegs.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Nocturnal on 2009 June 19 05:26:59
Time for a DSLR user to step to the plate and do some videos or tutorials I think.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 19 10:09:37
Hi Loyal Viewers

Today's tutorial is

How to align a RGB and Luminance Image and then combine them in the LRGB combination tool

I Like this tool :-*

Get it at the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 27 08:31:50
Hi Ladies and Gents

This weeks video is  A Introduction to Pixinsight

I have gone back to the start with this video tutorial like for the new Newbies ;D
It is a quick oversight of the desktop and a look at a few of the Icons , oh and a little look at previews
Again its not meant to be all inclusive just hopefully enough to get you going ;) before my other videos
I did struggle with this a bit and if you have any suggestions about things that should be included let me know ( or excluded )

The video is at the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Regards Harry

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2009 June 28 19:40:24
Hi Ladies and Gents

This weeks video is  A Introduction to Pixinsight

I have gone back to the start with this video tutorial like for the new Newbies ;D
It is a quick oversight of the desktop and a look at a few of the Icons , oh and a little look at previews
Again its not meant to be all inclusive just hopefully enough to get you going ;) before my other videos
I did struggle with this a bit and if you have any suggestions about things that should be included let me know ( or excluded )

The video is at the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

Regards Harry


thanks Harry - certainly fills in a lot

edit - yeah i found it didnt work completely as well.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2009 June 29 00:01:36
Hi Harry,

I have downloaded your latest video ('An Introduction...') twice now - but I still do not seem to have any audio after you move to the subject of 'Previews'. Your commentary just 'stops', although the video continues to run.

Is it just me, or are others seeing this as well?

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 29 00:42:28
Hi Niall

You are right! ???

I will re edit tonight

Sorry about that

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 29 13:02:34
Hi Niall

Full audio service is resumed :laugh:

Got a few more video's to do before the nights  pull in and I can get back to imaging 8)


Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2009 June 29 15:03:27
Thanks Harry,

I'll go and download, and will re-check. But I am hoping to get out and re-test my setup after one of my 5m USB active extenders 'dropped the ball' and left me head-scratching for several weeks. Isn't it amazing how this sort of problem always happens at EXACTLY the same time as you try 'something new'  >:(  (I had just changed to Nebulosity and PHD/ASCOM, from Envisage, when I seemed to enter a world of hurt with USB device enumeration. I was actually reaching for the shotgun and petrol when I spotted that the fault always happened with one particular extension. Now, £30 later, I have ANOTHER two extensions up the pier to the scope, brand new, gold-plated, and hopefully working).

So, I'll hopefully get an hour or so around midnight - hopefully it'll get dark tonight  8) (it is sometimes amazing to see how dark it is already down in London - whilst watching the tennis live on telly a few minutes ago - yet right now at just turning 23:00, I can barely make out Vega, naked eye)

Looking forward to your 'next episode' - and, a suggestion for you: make a point of showing the application of a process to an image by dragging a process icon from the workspace, and dropping it on an image (the only point that I felt you missed in your 'intro' video).

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 June 30 12:54:34
Hi Niall

Thanks for the critical input Always welcome ;)

I know about the  "everything is working fine " till you do something like Improve things :footinmouth: and then spend ages trying to get
back where you were !!!


Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2009 June 30 13:32:10
No problems Harry - always 'here to help'

BTW, the new download was fine. Is it fundamentally 'the same' video? If it is then I will 'dump' the original 'corrupt audio' version.

(I never did get out last night, too knackered after Andy Murray's marathon  :D , but tonight is looking more hopeful)

Cheers,
Niall
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 July 01 12:20:26
Hi Niall

The new video is the same just with sound for a change :cheesy:

Who's this Andy murray guy  >:D


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 July 05 09:38:58
Hi People

This weeks video is Image registration ( using star alignment) and Integration

Get it at the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

I am personally very pleased with these tools and very good results are achieved easily

Hope its of help

Regards Harry

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 August 09 02:30:40
Hi People

I have made another video :D and it is available at the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthome.html)

This video shows you how to create a simple star mask and how and why you can use it with HDR wavelets and Morphological transformation ( Star reduction)

I have put this video under a intermediate heading as even though it is still not a complicated video its perhaps not where a newbie wants to start

Hope its of help 8)

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 August 09 13:56:25
As per usual. a very nice demo of two powerful but often confusing tools
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 August 10 10:53:11
Hi Jack


Thanks for the support :)

Can I ask what else people would like to see done in the newbie / intermediate area ( I will leave the full monty jobs to Juan and Alex )

Mind you it would be nice to see the night sky I have not done any imaging for 4 months :'(

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: georg.viehoever on 2009 August 10 11:17:08
Topics that might be interesting (dont' know if you already covered them):

- Image Container: Powerful but not necesarily intuitive
- HDR Composition Script
- Getting Help: a guide to the several places where you can  find help for PI...

Georg
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 August 10 12:17:36
Hi Georg

A few good ideas their and will put them on the list ;)

The help for PI is along standing thing and hope Juan is going to do something with WIKI thingy


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Cheyenne on 2009 August 10 14:33:31
First .. thanks for the new video.  Very helpful.  I played around with some of the techniques on an image where I was having problems with "star growth" that was flooding out a nebula, in addition, the image had some tracking issues, -- the techniques in your video helped to shrink the stars as well (didn't help the nebula of course ... but oh well).

As for future stuff... I would like to see something on the ATrousWaveletTransfrom process, in particular where it might "fit" in the overall workflow, and other "ideas" on how to use it.  I've played around with it a little, but it has been just stumbling around in the dark trying to find out what to do with it.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 August 11 09:47:27
Hi Cheyenne

Why does the star reduction effect the nebula ??? normally the mask stops this?

Now I must admit the ATWT is a bit fiddly and need more practice( Loads and Loads of practice ) myself before doing a tutorial


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Cheyenne on 2009 August 11 10:08:46
No.. the star masks were protecting the nebula (good thing).  I was able to clean up some star trails (good thing), but of course I couldn't help the nebula (not PI's fault... just bad tracking on my part).

-- I've only recently gotten a tracking issue resolved. I ended up having to do some worm gear adjustments to eliminate a periodic error that was combined with a backlash issue (took forever to track down -- no pun intended).
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 October 10 13:57:56
Hi All

its been a while since I did a video  :'(  and seeing a lot of you hard at work wikering I felt guilty  ;)

So up for your consideration is STAR MASKS FOR LINEAR IMAGES   

You can get it at http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html) under the Intermediate section

Let me know what you think

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2009 October 10 14:28:30
Another tour de force
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2009 October 11 07:42:35
Hi Jack

thanks for that  8)

I will try tour de france next time  :D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: José Manuel Pérez Redondo on 2010 January 15 10:51:35
Hello,

Thanks for all videos Harry! They are a fantastic help for me.

José Manuel
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 January 15 11:19:31
Hi  Jose


We aim to please  ;)

Look forward to seeing to some of your Images , don't be shy  O:)


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 January 23 07:38:20
Hi

As requested a  video giving a small insight on how to use the image and process containers  ( Got to keep the Niall at bay    >:D )

Get it at the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html)

Hope its of help as though they are not difficult ,they are not Intuitive


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jack Harvey on 2010 January 23 08:40:42
Great job Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2010 January 23 08:51:45
Hi all,

Great work Harry.

I have uploaded a 'sequel' to your video, showing just one extra way of working with the Image Container

Anybody who is interested can get it at

http://www.pixinsight.com/nsaunders/ImageContainer Followup.wmv (http://www.pixinsight.com/nsaunders/ImageContainer Followup.wmv)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 January 23 09:23:59
Hi Niall

Well I learn something new everyday , I did not know about the process to container icon / instance trick  ???


Thanks for that


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2010 January 23 09:39:51
That's what I find - NONE of us 'know everything' - and I often find that I learn somehthing totally unexpected from watching these VidTuts. I remember on one of Juan's early videos where the image was zooming in and out, inexplicably. And then I realised that you could zoom in and out usingthe scroll-wheel on the mouse !!

I almost had a 'gut-feeling' that you hadn't been aware of 'my way' (after all, I hadn't EVER thought about doing it 'your' way). Of course, neither way is 'the' way - it is whatever the user feels most comfortable with, after all.

Hence the desire to 'bang out' a sequel as fast as possible (less than 90 minutes this time, and that included downloading and watching yours twice, making and watching mine three times, uploading to the PI server, proving that my version would download, and then watching the download as final verification)

Hopefully others will stop being 'microphone-shy' and will help us all out with their little tips'n'tricks - Juan can hold 'Los Oscaros' at the end of the year  :D

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2010 January 23 09:42:02
Oh, and I meant to mention

Quote
the process to container icon / instance trick

was something I picked up back in the 'bad old' days of Pix LE - I don't think there was any 'other' way to do things back then - although I also cannot remember what I used to use it for now  ???

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2010 January 29 01:08:24
Juan can hold 'Los Oscaros' at the end of the year  :D

Los Óscares :) Cool idea 8)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2010 January 29 01:14:22
Harry and Niall,

You're doing a really great work. Your excellent videos are an invaluable resource to all PI users.

I'll have to work hard to keep you at bay guys, you are rising the bar! Poor Alex...  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: sleshin on 2010 January 29 08:04:22
Agree, the videos are great and appreciated. Thanks Harry and Niall.

Steve
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 January 29 09:24:32
Hi Juan

Thanks for the encouragement  8)

You are getting the hang of english slang  ;D I look forward to your next video as sometimes I am up a creek without a paddle >:D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2010 January 29 18:55:08
Hi Juan

Thanks for the encouragement  8)

You are getting the hang of english slang  ;D I look forward to your next video as sometimes I am up a creek without a paddle >:D

Harry
how you going with the processing of the data i gave you Harry?  Was looking forward to seeing the video of that one
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 January 29 23:36:55
Hi

I will finish it today mate , I sort of got side tracked sorry  :-[


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2010 February 15 19:01:48
Hi

I will finish it today mate , I sort of got side tracked sorry  :-[


Harry
how did you go with that Harry?  BTW i noticed you had another video up - the process container.  thanks for explainiaing that one!  I found that extremely informative, though i am not sure if i would use a process like that but will give it a go sometime.  I fear that there are heaps of functions i know nothing about yet in PI.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 February 16 11:53:13
Hi

Not really tutorials as there is not a lot of detail in them , but there a couple of video's on my website http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html)
showing how I did a quick process of data provided by dave ( M51) and the sword of orion provided by Houghy ( thanks for letting me use them )
They are one shot video's so please forgive the stumblings and better results could be had with a little more care

They might give people an idea of what you can achieve with non hubble data   8)


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2010 February 16 17:02:45
Hi

Not really tutorials as there is not a lot of detail in them , but there a couple of video's on my website http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html)
showing how I did a quick process of data provided by dave ( M51) and the sword of orion provided by Houghy ( thanks for letting me use them )
They are one shot video's so please forgive the stumblings and better results could be had with a little more care

They might give people an idea of what you can achieve with non hubble data   8)


Harry
its pretty good - showed me heaps i dont know and a way to process.  I certainly dont have a handle on most of the stuff you did, but i am learning Obeone
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 February 17 09:41:51
Hi

Glad you liked it , I think you undervalue your own skills and I am sure you are doing some great work !


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Ginge on 2010 February 17 15:02:19
Brilliant new videos Harry. Just what I needed, thanks a lot!!

Ginge
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mmirot on 2010 February 17 18:36:46
Nice Job Indeed.

I enjoyed watching Houghy's image come to life.

Max
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: sleshin on 2010 February 18 14:07:53
Another great video Harry. Keep them coming.  :D

Steve
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2010 February 19 03:13:04
Harry,

Outstanding work as usual. Very nice video! ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Tex on 2010 February 24 14:46:31
 :D
Harry,

With the help of your Tutorials, as I was making a descission to buy PixInsight, You made the difference!!

Thank very much for your effort; they ought to give you a commission.

Looking forward to more tutorial help.

Many thanks,

James Hawkins.
Texas, USA
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 February 24 14:55:52
Hi James and welcome to Pixinsight

Glad to be of help  ;D

I am sure you will enjoy your purchase , if you get any problems ask the gang here as someone will try and help

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2010 March 01 19:14:38
thanks to harry I have had several hacks at my image LOL all different but i hope this one is OK. Thanks Harry, you deserve a medal
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2010 March 01 23:44:29
Very nice Houghy - it does get easier as time goes on, doesn't it  ::)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2010 March 02 00:47:00
Very nice Houghy - it does get easier as time goes on, doesn't it  ::)

Cheers,
after watching the process over and over and over and over and over... :-[....until i thought i had it right - LOL then i had to watch it again to be sure :).  yes if you are doing it all the time it does become easier - but if you have no idea in the first place then its a challenge ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 March 02 10:29:30
Hi

I think you have made a fine job there  ;D

As I found out it was difficult to work with image as there is stuff all over the place  ;)

Your skills will soon outstrip mine  O:)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Christoph Puetz on 2010 May 06 03:22:41
Hi Harry,

I bought PI about 2 weeks ago. Your tutorials were very helpful to me to get quickly in touch with PI.
Thank you !!

Chris
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 May 06 09:57:27
Hi Chris

Welome to pixinsight world  ;D

Nice to know the video's are of help  ;)

If you need more help there are plenty of willing people here  :cheesy:

Regards harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: yock1960 on 2010 May 20 03:27:42
Harry,

I finally got around to watching the last two videos. As soon as I got a chance, I re-processed my M51 data and made some very nice improvement over my previous efforts. Great stuff!

Steve
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 May 20 10:18:11
Hi Steve


I am sure your skills have improved as well  ;D

But thanks for the thanks  ???


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2010 May 20 17:58:30
;) Harry has made me what i am today,








confused but with slighlty better knowledge ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: RBA on 2010 May 31 10:50:02
An added bonus of Harry's videos is that besides getting acquainted with PixInsight, you get to learn to speak like an Aussie ;)
Keep'em coming, mate!

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 May 31 11:00:53
Hi Mr RBA



I think you are way past my video's  :D

Now who has called me a Aussie , not that I have anything against my cousin's , but I am English , from the county of lincolnshire  8)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 August 04 13:15:30
Hi All


well 10,000 hits on this topic, ain't I popular  >:D

I would like to apologize for the lack of work on video's and written user guide  recently as I have been tied up with work and have had little spare time

But I will get back on the horse soon I promise  :-* but there a lot of work particularly in the user guide , no wonder Juan hides from this  :o

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 August 05 10:01:33
Hi


I thought I would put a post up saying I have started a written user guide http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixuser/pixuserhome.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixuser/pixuserhome.html)

It is a long way of finished and do not know if it is of help or not ( opinions please good or bad )

I see from the traffic on my site the video's are used a lot  8) , but not so many look at the above this is why ask for your opinion / help

Should I carry on ?

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Christoph Puetz on 2010 August 05 14:23:49
Hi Harry,

in the past I really enjoyed your site for getting help about the PI parameters - especially in the beginning of my work
with this software. Your work should indeed be included as a standard users guide for all PI users.

So please carry on !

Thanks a lot !
Christoph
Title: HTTP 501 error
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 August 29 17:18:11
Harry,
I used your videos in my initial research when considering what image processing software to use as I delve into the digital image aquisition world.....they were VERY helpful.  I even put that address as one of my favorites for future reference.  Thank you for taking your own time and creating this aid for people like me....it is invaluable. 

I tried to go back and watch your videos again tonight and got the following:

HTTP501/HTTP505 not implemented....I don't understand why I am getting this error message as I have watched these videos before.  Am I doing something wrong or is something going on with the website/server??? 

Regards,
Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 August 30 01:00:55
Hi Andy


Always a pleasure to help  O:)

My site is still there I believe that error is to do with a problem at your end ( google the error and it will tell you )


Keep the faith


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 August 30 07:45:04
Hi Andy


Always a pleasure to help  O:)

My site is still there I believe that error is to do with a problem at your end ( google the error and it will tell you )


Keep the faith


Harry

Harry,
I did as you suggested and searched on the error and got the following.....

The website is unable to display the webpage (HTTP 501 or 505)
 Error 501 (HTTP 501 - Not Implemented) means that the website you're visiting is not set up to display the content your browser is requesting.

Error 505 (HTTP 505 - Version Not Supported) means the website does not support the version of the HTTP protocol your browser uses (HTTP/1.1 being the most common) to request the webpage.
 These errors might occur if you have HTTP 1.1 enabled. To disable HTTP 1.1, click the Tools button, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab. Under Settings, scroll down to the HTTP 1.1 settings section, and then clear the check boxes for Use HTTP 1.1. These errors might also occur if a third-party product is interfering with Internet Explorer. Try closing all programs and then attempt to access the webpage again.

I followed the instructions about disabling HTTP 1.1 and closing all programs and even rebooted all to no avail.  I am not asking you to do anything or respond.....just wanted to let you know I received your response and appreciate your time.  I will keep researching to see what might be causing this error.  As an aside.......your website is the only one to produce this error but as I said, a couple of months ago I was able to access the site and watch the videos just fine. 

Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 August 30 07:56:59
Hi

I have not changed the website very much latley  :D

what browser are you using , as I can not repeat this error on my computer  >:D


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 August 30 10:16:35
Hi

I have not changed the website very much latley  :D

what browser are you using , as I can not repeat this error on my computer  >:D


Harry

I am using IE 8.0....have been for a year or more if I recall accurately.  I will check and see if there are any updates.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Nocturnal on 2010 August 30 10:19:37
I went to http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html using FF and IE from Windows XP and it worked fine.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 August 30 11:25:48
I went to http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html using FF and IE from Windows XP and it worked fine.

I am on W7 x64 and have been for the better part of a year.  As I said above, no other site, so far, presents me with this error.  I can view PI's videos and Craig Stark's videos with no issues.  I can't access Harry's website at all even with Compatibility View enabled and disabling HTTP 1.1.  What is weird, is that I was able to access and view Harry's turorials 2-3 months ago on this exact same computer with the exact same browser.   ???   I don't want to start dismantling my software and trying other stuff (browser or OS)....that shouldn't be the answer. 

Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Nocturnal on 2010 August 30 11:30:14
Andy,

I'll try from my Vista x64 machine later but IE should be installed in both 32b and 64b flavors. The 32b one is more stable in my experience although I also use FF on Vista x64. Try both types if you haven't yet.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 August 30 11:31:13
Hi

I am not a web page expert   ???, I will try other computers and see what happens  >:D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 September 29 19:15:46
Hi Andy


Always a pleasure to help  O:)

My site is still there I believe that error is to do with a problem at your end ( google the error and it will tell you )


Keep the faith


Harry

Harry,
I did as you suggested and searched on the error and got the following.....

The website is unable to display the webpage (HTTP 501 or 505)
 Error 501 (HTTP 501 - Not Implemented) means that the website you're visiting is not set up to display the content your browser is requesting.

Error 505 (HTTP 505 - Version Not Supported) means the website does not support the version of the HTTP protocol your browser uses (HTTP/1.1 being the most common) to request the webpage.
 These errors might occur if you have HTTP 1.1 enabled. To disable HTTP 1.1, click the Tools button, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab. Under Settings, scroll down to the HTTP 1.1 settings section, and then clear the check boxes for Use HTTP 1.1. These errors might also occur if a third-party product is interfering with Internet Explorer. Try closing all programs and then attempt to access the webpage again.

I followed the instructions about disabling HTTP 1.1 and closing all programs and even rebooted all to no avail.  I am not asking you to do anything or respond.....just wanted to let you know I received your response and appreciate your time.  I will keep researching to see what might be causing this error.  As an aside.......your website is the only one to produce this error but as I said, a couple of months ago I was able to access the site and watch the videos just fine. 

Andy

Harry,
I have researched further on Microsofts Support site and after making some changes as to how my computer reports website issues I now receive the following when I try to access your site.....

>Method Not Implemented
>GET to /pixinsighthome.html not supported.
>
>
>Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


Harry,
I am not positive but everything I have read suggests that this error is sourced at the server that your website is stored on, not on my computer.  I have done everything suggested by MS to help get around these errors but nothing has worked.  I am not asking for you to do anything.....I just wanted you to know that I have exhausted all I know to do to access your website short of using another browser.  Since I have never encountered this error anywhere else on the Internet using IE, I am loathe to make a wholesale app change for the sake of one site.

Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Enzo De Bernardini on 2010 September 29 21:00:05
Try this link...

http://bit.ly/aEDodv (http://bit.ly/aEDodv)

...is a short url of this link...

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pix%20videos/pixinsight%20intro%20(2).wmv (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pix%20videos/pixinsight%20intro%20(2).wmv)

...to direct download one of the wmv videos. Maybe it's a weird error in HTML, and a direct link to other files type works. If this works, you can at least download and watch the excellents Harry's videos.

Best,

Enzo.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 September 29 23:10:10
Hi

I am sorry you are having this problem , but I do not know how to resolve the problem  ???

I am not aware that anyone else has had this problem  :'(

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2010 September 30 00:06:45
Quote
>Method Not Implemented
>GET to /pixinsighthome.html not supported.
>
>
>Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Hi Andy,

I am trying to figure out 'why' your PC needed to to anything as far as "pixinsighthome.html" is concerned.

How are you trying to access Harry's tutorials? Are you relying on 'links' from verious thread responses here in the Forum, or have you tried a 'direct approach' - where you open a fresh instance of your internet browser, and type in (not 'look up', or 'accept a previous shortcut') the actual address of Harry's 'home page', and then navigate, by mouse-click, from Harry's home page down to his video tutorials.

We need to see 'where' in that process the problem is ocurring - after all, it could be that it isn't your internet browser, as such, that is causing the problems, but it might rather be the way that your browser has been (incorrectly) setup to 'deal with' the detection of Harry's actual video.

Have you tried 'saving' copies of his videos to your local machine, and then simply 'playing' the videos from there? This is BY FAR the 'most reliable' way of dealing with videos like this - you keep a copy of the video on your OWN hard drive, always ready for replay. That way, if Harry's site did experience any kind of glitch or hitch, that problem would NOT affect you.

Nowadays there are so many OTHER situations that occur to try and wrestle control of your browser away from you that it is almost CERTAIN that the problem lies in the setup/configuration of YOUR machine - but that does NOT mean that the problem will be easy to identify, especially not when it might be associated with Microsnot Windoze >:(
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: georg.viehoever on 2010 September 30 01:19:11
Andy,
Website works perfectly fine for me on 3 different Win7-x64 machines. I guess something is misconfigured on your system.
Georg
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 October 01 17:23:02
Try this link...

http://bit.ly/aEDodv (http://bit.ly/aEDodv)

...is a short url of this link...

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pix%20videos/pixinsight%20intro%20(2).wmv (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pix%20videos/pixinsight%20intro%20(2).wmv)

...to direct download one of the wmv videos. Maybe it's a weird error in HTML, and a direct link to other files type works. If this works, you can at least download and watch the excellents Harry's videos.

Best,

Enzo.

Enzo,
I really do appreciate trying to find me a solution but I am afraid that didn't work either.  I got the following error report from IE......

>Method Not Implemented
>GET to /pix videos/pixinsight intro (2).wmv not supported.
>
>
>Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

As I said, I have encountered this at NO other site on the Internet and I have even visited some forums on this issue and it appears to be some sort of HTML problem/error at the server Harry's site is stored on....not necessarily Harry's page itself but I can't rule that out either.

Again, thank you very much for trying!

Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 October 01 17:57:56

Hi Andy,

I am trying to figure out 'why' your PC needed to to anything as far as "pixinsighthome.html" is concerned.

I don't know why this is being returned in the error message....thus the frustration.

How are you trying to access Harry's tutorials? Are you relying on 'links' from verious thread responses here in the Forum, or have you tried a 'direct approach' - where you open a fresh instance of your internet browser, and type in (not 'look up', or 'accept a previous shortcut') the actual address of Harry's 'home page', and then navigate, by mouse-click, from Harry's home page down to his video tutorials.

I have his website stored as a favorite and tried that.....didn't work.  I tried the link on the PI website....didn't work.  I tried the link on the PI forum.....didn't work.  I deleted all cookies, temp Internet files, and cache and tried the methods above....didn't work.  I typed www.harrysastroshed.com in directly....didn't work.  I have an XP machine I will try from and if successful I will download the vids and save them to my portable HD.

We need to see 'where' in that process the problem is ocurring - after all, it could be that it isn't your internet browser, as such, that is causing the problems, but it might rather be the way that your browser has been (incorrectly) setup to 'deal with' the detection of Harry's actual video.

This is what I don't understand.  I watch videos from all over the world on YouTube and other sites and have NEVER had this problem before.  Why would my browser allow access to all sorts of other videos and/or websites but not allow any access to Harry's website much less his videos?

Have you tried 'saving' copies of his videos to your local machine, and then simply 'playing' the videos from there? This is BY FAR the 'most reliable' way of dealing with videos like this - you keep a copy of the video on your OWN hard drive, always ready for replay. That way, if Harry's site did experience any kind of glitch or hitch, that problem would NOT affect you.

You can rest assured that if I ever do get to his site again, this will not be a problem for me again  :-[

Nowadays there are so many OTHER situations that occur to try and wrestle control of your browser away from you that it is almost CERTAIN that the problem lies in the setup/configuration of YOUR machine - but that does NOT mean that the problem will be easy to identify, especially not when it might be associated with Microsnot Windoze >:(

Hate on Windows if you want.....many folks do.  It very well could be some setting in my browser but I have reviewed them all carefully and just aren't finding much to go on.  I am running W7 x64 w/IE8 and as I said earlier I think......on this same machine, I originally viewed Harry's videos with no problems.  The only changes to my system are the addition of any Windows Updates which are automatic and the trial version of PI.  I would think something that causes this error message with Harry's site would also wreak havoc on other sites I try to acces too....but NOTHING.   ???

See inside quote above to see replies

Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ammcdavid on 2010 October 01 18:37:46
Okay, I got on my daughter's XP machine and retrieved all of the vids in about 10 minutes to a stick drive... :footinmouth: so it very likely is something weird on my machine though for the life of me I can't figure out what.  Maybe this thread can now die a merciful death.  I couldn't download his vids from work due to security policies....don't know why I didn't jump on her machine a couple of weeks ago when this first came up.  Well, I did have a nasty sinus infection that turned into orbital cellulitis and was on its way to meningitis until I spent last week in the hospital getting IV antibiotics pumped through me so I will claim temporary mental incapacitation......  ::)

Andy
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2010 December 10 17:31:32
Hi Harry

I have also found your videos extremely useful.  I downloaded them but several of them become very pixelated as they progress - mainly the images in the process window rather than the process icons or mouse.  Has this problem been encountered by others?  I am using a Mac.

Many thanks

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 December 11 11:02:23
Hi

Not a problem I have heard about  ???

Are you downloading them to your desktop and playing them from there ? , this is better than playing them from your browser as there can be a lag if your internet connection has a slow down  ;D

Let us know how you get on


Harry

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Josh Lake on 2010 December 21 06:58:00
Harry, this is my first post (hopefully among many) on these forums. PixInsight was mentioned to me by one of my friends who works with image data from the Chandra X-Ray telescope, so I tried it out. I was confused at first, but by following your tutorials, I was able to process some 'throw away' image data I had (or so I thought) into one of the best images of M31 I've ever taken! After hours of processing in other programs, I found your intro into the unusual but effective PI interface to be enlightening.

As I run an observatory at a small school, I'll now be able to show my students the power of professional-level tools rather than try to gear them up to learn some obscure functions in Photoshop...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 December 21 10:15:46
Hi

Ah another satisfied customer  ;)

Welcome to PI ask , Please ask any questions you have as there are many here to help  ;D

I am hopping over the christmas period to update a couple of the video,s and tidy them up for better viewer consumption , Also to add some new which I hope will continue to help people  ;D

Regards Harry


Harry, this is my first post (hopefully among many) on these forums. PixInsight was mentioned to me by one of my friends who works with image data from the Chandra X-Ray telescope, so I tried it out. I was confused at first, but by following your tutorials, I was able to process some 'throw away' image data I had (or so I thought) into one of the best images of M31 I've ever taken! After hours of processing in other programs, I found your intro into the unusual but effective PI interface to be enlightening.

As I run an observatory at a small school, I'll now be able to show my students the power of professional-level tools rather than try to gear them up to learn some obscure functions in Photoshop...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 December 23 04:42:52


Hi Everbody

I am going to tidy up and update some of my videos over xmas , so I am asking for feedback

Was there anything I should have included and or missed and of course new ones like calibration etc


Many thanks

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dougj7 on 2010 December 23 06:46:18
A video version of this tutorial would be awesome:

Multiscale Processing of Deep-Sky
Images with PixInsight

http://www.pixinsight.com/tutorials/M33-vperis/en.html (http://www.pixinsight.com/tutorials/M33-vperis/en.html)

-Doug

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 December 31 09:17:32
Hi

Perhapes will put it on the list but not this christmas  >:D

Harry

A video version of this tutorial would be awesome:

Multiscale Processing of Deep-Sky
Images with PixInsight

http://www.pixinsight.com/tutorials/M33-vperis/en.html (http://www.pixinsight.com/tutorials/M33-vperis/en.html)

-Doug


Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2010 December 31 09:23:24
Hi

I have updated a few video's being STF / DBE and the histogram stretch and re rendered a lot of videos to make them smaller (better for yours and my bandwidth  :-*)

Also I have made the raw stacks of the image I used in the video's if you wish to have a play  ;D

All in the usual place http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomenewbie.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomenewbie.html)

So onto some new new ones  :angel:

Have a good new year everyone

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: georg.viehoever on 2010 December 31 10:29:22
Hi Harry,

to save you some bandwidth and to promote PI, how about uploading your tutorial to Youtube (or whatever you prefer)?
Georg
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2010 December 31 11:07:59
Excellent idea, Georg. If Harry agrees, we could upload the videos to PixInsight Studios (http://www.youtube.com/user/PixInsight) 8)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2010 December 31 14:43:21
Hi Harry

I am using Equinox to image and use it for dark subtraction and LRGB conversion from a color camera.  Any advice about pre-processing of images, and automating the steps from channel extraction to producing a stacked image may be useful. 

Many thanks and all the best for the New Year.

regards

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 January 01 01:37:09
Hi

I am not heard of equinox  >:D I presume its a capture program with some calibration capabilities  ;)

So you need to decided what you want to do in pixinsight if you want to calibrate your images in equinox and bring them into pixinsight you can just the registration and integration as per my video's :D
I suspect you are using a DSLR and if you are i would read this http://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=2570.0 (http://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=2570.0) done by mr Astropixel  ;D

I do not quite understand a couple of things 1 ) a OSC camera creates RGB images not LRGB images  2) channel extraction is easy but why do you want to do it  ;) there is no reason in pI to process each channel separately

Have a good new year

Kind regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2011 January 03 03:32:28
Hi harry

I am using an SBIG XCM2000 one shot color camera.  Equinox come bundled with it (for Macs) and controls the camera and G11 through the autoguide port.  The process is to capture the images, dark subtract and then convert to LRGB in equinox.  The individual color channel files are then combined in Image Integration in PixInsight and then move on from there.  I'd be happy to do everything in PixInsight after capturing the image.

regards

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 January 03 09:53:19
Hi

I see that you are subtacting darks  O:) are you using flats yet ?

I find it strange that the image files are saved in seperate files , I can not see the reason for this ,  you also keep using the lum word is are you getting a lum file as well ?

I am working on a calibration video now and should have it ready soon

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2011 January 03 14:02:18
Hi

I do subtract flats as well (but not always if I am being lazy).  As I understand it the LRGB files are saved separately, perhaps something to do with removing the Bader mask.  It certainly would be easier if the single file could be handled but would that allow processing of the luminosity separate from color?  Is there any tutorial on Pixinsight and single shot color cameras?

regards

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 January 03 14:09:37
Hi

I think the lum you are getting is a seudo lum and will bring no new info to the party  ;Dand because of this there is nothing to be gained by processing the lum seperatley from the RGB 

All of my tut vids from the newbie section are from a OSC camera ( sxvf m25 )  O:)

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2011 January 03 20:24:29
Hi

Sorry to be slow about this.  To be clear, with a OSC camera image, you simply 1) dark/flat subtract, 2) star align and 3) stack images with Image Integration?

regards

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 January 04 07:38:59

Hi

Yes as simple as that  :angel:


Harry



Hi

Sorry to be slow about this.  To be clear, with a OSC camera image, you simply 1) dark/flat subtract, 2) star align and 3) stack images with Image Integration?

regards

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Josh Lake on 2011 February 12 19:42:23
Hi, Harry,

Because of your tutorials, I've really progressed with learning PI over the last month or so. One thing I see a fair bit is use of the Atrous Wavelet tool and I can see that it's very powerful for doing multiple things, even for creating masks. Do I have any hope of another great tutorial from the Astroshed?

Thanks. If not, no worries, you've been amazingly helpful.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 February 13 09:34:03
Hi

This was on the list to do at christmas  ;D

Just been so short of time latley , but I will do it soon  :D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2011 March 06 01:42:06
Hi

Sorry to be slow about this.  To be clear, with a OSC camera image, you simply 1) dark/flat subtract, 2) star align and 3) stack images with Image Integration?

regards

David

Hi Harry

I wonder if you could advise a couple of things about the OSC workflow. Presumably the above sequence also requires a 'de-bayer' step to remove the grid.  Is it possible to do this batchwise? is there anything else in the sequence needed?  Lastly, do you know if there is any support material on one shot camera workflows?

regards

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 March 06 02:00:33
Hi

Yes it should be
1) Dark /flat application
2) debayer
3) Alignment
4) Image integration

There is also a Batch debayer tool under scripts , also there is the new script to do all this in one go  ;D

All my basic videos were created using a OSC camera  8) and even if you were using a mono camera and created a RGB this way there is no difference in processing

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DB on 2011 March 08 02:42:13
Excellent thanks.  I found that the 'superpixel' setting was required.  That seemed to work OK.

Another basic question - when it is debayered and integrated, it is recorded as a RGB file, yet it appears greyscale. Just an image (M83) with no color?
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 May 15 00:40:32
Hi

I did a quick process of a lum image to go with the RGB one I did a while ago , showing how you combine them as well

Includes a look at my new favorite tool the LHE

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Part2%20LRGB.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Part2%20LRGB.html)

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: georg.viehoever on 2011 May 15 04:59:40
Another great tutorial! Thanks Harry! Even a seasoned PI user can still learn something. Will try the LHE tool as soon as possible 8).

One remark though: I would recommend to do a FormatConversion to f32 as a first step (you are using i16). In particular during the histogram stretches, I tend to see posterization when doing this in i16 space with my DSLR photos.

Georg
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 May 15 05:07:10
Hi

Yep you caught me there I agree full 32 bit all the way  :-*

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Alejandro Tombolini on 2011 May 15 14:28:06
Excellent as always Harry. Thank you.

Alejandro.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 June 12 08:53:19
Hi

Up for your consideration is how to add Ha to a galaxy image http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Hagalaxy.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Hagalaxy.html)

Many thanks to vicent Peris for All the Formulas  8)  Far to bright for his own good  O:)

Sorry about the cursor problem , but camtasia does not seem to like windows 7 much  ???

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: sleshin on 2011 June 12 09:58:41
Another great addition to your collection.

Steve
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 June 23 10:58:06
Hi

A little one for the collection , on mosaic creation   [urlhttp://www.harrysastroshed.com/Mosaic.html][/url]

Not complicated but someone asked me to do it  ;)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: DarrenS on 2011 June 24 00:24:23
thanks again Harry,

a question - in the Ha vid at 3.40 you have 'too many stars and too much continium' ??? any pointers on how this decision is made.

Darren
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 June 25 07:13:06
Hi

There is a tech way of working this out which Vicent sent me , which I think is beyond the capabilities of most amateurs ( well me any way )  so he created the by eye method , which as shown in the vid is about reducing the size of your red Bandwidth until the background Galaxy's and a lot of the fainter stars disappear which in the process also removes a lot of the continuum :D

So in the true harry way its trial and error , trying not to over do it and removing the wanted Data  ;)

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Lex on 2011 June 25 23:30:13
Harry,

Just wanted to thank you very much for your gigantic help that you offering us!
Me personally I learned very much with your great tutorials!! It is a great job what you have done there, deepest respect!!

Thanks again, Mr. Tutorial ;-)

Lex
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 June 28 10:42:39
Hi

you are most welcome  :D , thanks for the Thanks always welcome  ;D


Harry


Harry,

Just wanted to thank you very much for your gigantic help that you offering us!
Me personally I learned very much with your great tutorials!! It is a great job what you have done there, deepest respect!!

Thanks again, Mr. Tutorial ;-)

Lex
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: netwolf on 2011 July 09 11:02:42
My very first post and it is to thank you Harry, because if not for your tutorials I would not have bought Pixinsight. Indeed i was going to try the Trial version, but after watching your tutorials I was convinced this software was for me.

As I am new I am not aware of the rules here fully yet, something i will read up on in due time. But I would like to post the link here to another local forum where I have posted my first run at using PI.
 
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=77974

One question, I understand that one learns by trial and error, but how did you learn to sequence you actions in a certain workflow. Is it just something you already knew from using other software?

Also is there some repository here or on the general internet of data you can get to test your processing skills?

My sincere Thanks and Regards
Fahim
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 July 10 04:45:48
Hi

Always happy that my little vids were of help  ;D and welcome to Pixinsight

As for work flow , don't follow other software as you have found out PI is different  ;) as a start follow the order of my newbie vids and watch one of my demos for a idea  ;D

There is not any data here to play with , but I am sure there is some out there jim misti etc

Keep us all informed of your progress

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dayers on 2011 July 10 13:42:59
Jim Misti's location for his great collection of raw data at http://www.mistisoftware.com/astronomy/index_fits.htm  (http://www.mistisoftware.com/astronomy/index_fits.htm) is temporarily down, but I got an email from him saying that he is working to rectify the situation and it may be a month or two before the lights go on again. The situation has to do with a change of web hosting services.

Dave
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: LukeB on 2011 August 16 19:07:42
Harry,
Thankyou very much for all your great tutorials on PI.

Although there is a huge amount of tutorial information on the PI website, your video tuts have been instrumental in getting me up to a level with PI where I can begin to get some pleasing results from my images.

I have just looked at you latest tutorial on building Mosaics and just like your other tutorials, this will be a great help in my learning process. So again, I thankyou.

At the risk of being a bit cheeky  ;) it would be really great if you were ever inclined to make a tutorial on the process you use to create your Dark and Flat calibration frames as this is an area where I continually struggle.

I have used the information available on the web site and although helpful in getting me started, some additional guidance in the form of a tutorial along similar lines to your other video tuts would be a huge help.

Again, thanks for all your great work.

Cheers,
Luke


Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dayers on 2011 August 17 06:31:40
All,

Just in case you missed it, Jim Misti's collection of image data for practicing on is back in operation at http://www.mistisoftware.com/astronomy/index_fits.htm i (http://www.mistisoftware.com/astronomy/index_fits.htm i).

Dave
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dayers on 2011 August 17 09:07:53
All,

Oops! Bad link. Try this one.

Just in case you missed it, Jim Misti's collection of image data for practicing on is back in operation at http://www.mistisoftware.com/astronomy/index_fits.htm

Dave
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 August 17 12:47:00
Hi

As I have never used a dark , I have not really got into PI calibration  :surprised:

I was going to do a tut with the new Pipeline which was undergoing development , but this seems to have stopped  :o  I do hope

it does get finished as it does need a tut  ;D

Harry





Harry,
Thankyou very much for all your great tutorials on PI.

Although there is a huge amount of tutorial information on the PI website, your video tuts have been instrumental in getting me up to a level with PI where I can begin to get some pleasing results from my images.

I have just looked at you latest tutorial on building Mosaics and just like your other tutorials, this will be a great help in my learning process. So again, I thankyou.

At the risk of being a bit cheeky  ;) it would be really great if you were ever inclined to make a tutorial on the process you use to create your Dark and Flat calibration frames as this is an area where I continually struggle.

I have used the information available on the web site and although helpful in getting me started, some additional guidance in the form of a tutorial along similar lines to your other video tuts would be a huge help.

Again, thanks for all your great work.

Cheers,
Luke
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2011 August 17 16:30:15
Quote
it would be really great if you were ever inclined to make a tutorial on the process you use to create your Dark and Flat calibration frames as this is an area where I continually struggle.

We are working on a new series of video tutorials that will cover this topic, among many others. The first two videos will be released at the end of August, and we'll continue the series during next Fall and Winter. So just be a bit patient ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 August 18 10:54:50
Hi

Are we digging Alex out of his box  >:D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2011 August 18 11:11:28
Quote
Are we digging Alex out of his box

I'm afraid not. The new series will have different voices :)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 August 18 12:08:47
Hi 

Have you found a man or new and improved digital man  :D


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2011 August 19 09:32:09
My lips are sealed...  8)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: midcon07 on 2011 August 26 12:16:28
Harry,
I'm just getting started with PixInsight this week and your tutorials were the first place I went for assistance. Well done, easy to understand and they got me through my first set. I would encourage you to continue with the new ones. Thanks for your help.

Jerry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 August 26 12:59:41
Hi

Always pleased to be of service  :D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2011 September 04 11:41:06
Hi

Its been suggested that my vids might sit well on youtube   :D so I have uploaded my newbie ones to start with and will do the rest ASAP


http://www.youtube.com/user/harrysastroshed (http://www.youtube.com/user/harrysastroshed)


Kind regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: skoop on 2011 October 26 12:32:14
I got my trail version few days ago. Harry, your videos are the best.
Thank you for all the hard work.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 January 01 05:47:36
Hi All

I see this topic has had 20,000 hits 8)
Really happy the old vids have been of help  :D

I will put up 3 more this week to add to the list

Happy new year and clear skies to you all

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 January 06 13:31:34

Hi

A simple one for today the " Local histogram equalization" tool

This seems to be a underused tool which give your image more contrast , Really gives a image a huge lift particulary usefull after HDR wavlets  :D

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/LHE.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/LHE.html)

More in the next few days

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 January 07 08:02:43
Hi

Linear noise reduction with Atrous wavelets

Really good for avoiding the lumpy background  :-*

Be brave have a go  >:D

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/at%20noise.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/at%20noise.html)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jules on 2012 January 07 15:16:50
Nice one Harry,

Thanks you for the effort! I have watched them both, actually I have watched all your videos, they are brilliant!

Regards

Julian
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Raymond on 2012 January 09 01:51:57
Hi Harry
More than one year ago, I was searching for a good software for astro-processing. Your tutorials (among some others) mainly influenced my decision in purchasing PI - and I still do not regret it  :D  And I'm still looking forward to seeing more tutorials.    :)  :)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 January 10 09:37:21

Hi

Cheers me deers  :D

Always glad to be of help

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 January 21 14:01:12
HI

A little vid for HDR composition

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/HDR%20comp.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/HDR%20comp.html)


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: marekc on 2012 January 21 22:24:40
Hi Harry,

Thanks very much for posting that HDR Composition video!

At first, I didn't think of HDR Composition as a very complicated tool. I said to myself `well, I know how to use that one, I'll just watch this because Harry's videos are fun to watch.' (They really are!) I foolishly thought I didn't have much to learn.

Now I'm having a `facepalm' moment, over my arrogance. Of course! HDR Composition can help replace the burned-out cores of the stars! I never thought of that. I spend most of my `Pixinsight mental bandwidth' thinking about how to make stars look better. I have to try this. Maybe some short exposures and some HDR Composition should just be part of a standard workflow, hmmm...

Thanks! I definitely learned something I didn't know!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 April 21 12:17:55
Hi

A new video on how to use the new calibration script  ;D

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Calibration.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Calibration.html)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Lex on 2012 April 21 15:54:58
Hi Harry,

just wanted to thank you for your never-ending efforts and the great video tutorials  :D
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: astropixel on 2012 April 30 00:41:29
Harry. Thank you very much for the Preprocessing script tutorial. Life just got easier.

I think the CFA option should be selected for DSLR raw files and OSC ccd cameras - is that correct?

Rowland
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 April 30 12:38:35
Hi

Yes you got it , I thought I mentioned it in the vid !!

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: astropixel on 2012 April 30 14:28:07
Thanks Harry. Indeed, you did. I was thinking auto CFA detection as in image calibration, but CFA needs to be selected in any case for debayering.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Rory on 2012 May 08 12:17:57
I know these have been around for quite some time, but still-- thanks a lot! I have no idea how I would have learned anything in PI without your videos.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 May 08 12:20:33
Hi
You are very welcome  ;D

I do try and keep them up to date as much as I can , but if you see something not up to scratch let me know  O:)

Harry

I know these have been around for quite some time, but still-- thanks a lot! I have no idea how I would have learned anything in PI without your videos.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: jdonald on 2012 May 18 10:34:40
I agree, I wouldn't have learned anything if it weren't for your videos Harry.  Thank you for making them.

I want to do all of my work in PixInsight now.  Right now I am using DSS for stacking.  Will this script also align everything or will it only work with images already aligned?  I will be working with DSLR Canon RAW files so I am excited to give this a go!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 May 18 10:41:54
Hi

Yes the script will produce you some nice calibrated and aligned frames  :D

And always glad to be of help  :laugh:

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: whiteLion on 2012 July 14 00:31:20
great tutorials
Thank you!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Tex on 2012 August 27 18:49:51
 :) :) :)   Many thanks for your hard work as you create these much needed VIDEOs    :D :D :D
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 August 28 12:04:33
Hi

Great to hear they are still of help  :-*

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Grey on 2012 September 07 03:42:25
Hi Harry,

I am just watching your H alpha adding video tutorial and there is one thing which really annoying me. In the first pixel math step, you say just use the red channel here, but you add your RGB image there. So to my understanding this is wrong? Or do I miss something? Then I have an addional question, is it normal only to add the H alpha to the red channel? Then I also know, to add it in linear stage, but when should I do the ATrousWavlet Noise Reduction, befor or after it?

Thanks,
Tobias
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 September 07 11:51:25
Hi

I will at video and see if I have it wrong there  :'(  But split your channels and add to the red only  :laugh:

Then recombine and then do your noise reduction

Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Shelyak on 2012 November 13 08:42:24
Hey Astronomers :)

I'm  completely new in this hobby  so I've some questions(or more  ^-^ )

I followed this tutorial: http://pixinsight.com/tutorials/master-frames/en.html to step 1: By creating a Masterdark PI gives out 3 Images called: Gray_Integration, Gray_rejection low and Gray_rejection high. Which oh these images is my Masterdark? And analogue which of these images will be my master-bias?
And is this correct?
Darkframe same exposure as a Lightframe?
BIAS-frames less as possible exposure?
Flatframes should be saturated that the peak is in the middle of the graph?


Greetings from germany :D

Martin
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 November 13 10:10:21


Hi

The integration will be your new dark frame  :D Rejection high and low are the maps which show you which pixels have been rejected during integration ( outliers as we call them )
Non of these is a bias frame, you need to create one separately, and you are right on the rest  :laugh:

I personally would not create them one at the time and would use the batch processing script as it is far easier  >:D

Kind regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Shelyak on 2012 November 13 10:36:53
Thanks. But does the batch processing script work on my PI 1.7?

Kind regards
Martin
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 November 13 10:41:46
Hi

Sorry I do not know that  >:D  But try and you will find out  ;D


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Shelyak on 2012 November 13 10:48:58
Eye, eye :D
But you said that i've no Masterbias, but i've made bias and integrated them as shown in the tutorial.
So the integrated frame is my masterbias or isn't it?

Kind regards
Martin

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 November 13 11:01:28
Hi

Your list did not mention a Bias , but yes intergration is your new Bias or dark or light or flat etc  :-*

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 December 22 06:09:45
Hi

A small one for the collection

" Selective colour Saturation"   http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Selectcolour.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/Selectcolour.html)

Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to you all

Kind Regards Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Josh Lake on 2012 December 22 07:58:11
Great one, Harry. I never knew about the readout-mode cursor tracking on the Color Saturation dialog... very handy!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: marekc on 2012 December 22 13:07:45
I agree with jlake... that cursor trick is *exactly* what I've been wondering about for a long time! I always figured there was a feature like that, built into that tool, but I could never figure it out. Very handy!

- Marek
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2012 December 22 14:44:42
Hi

It does the same on the histogram tool and curves as well , Handy as you say  :angel:

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 May 19 11:05:22
Hi
My Friends

I have been getting a lot of questions lately about my vids, mainly due to the" old look" so as there has been a lot of updates to PI recently and does look very different from a lot of my video's even if the underlying method is the same, I shall redo them all in 1.8 .

So a question for you all , where can I improve , did I miss something ?  and while I am at it what new ones would you like ?

Please do tell

Kind Regards

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jules on 2013 May 19 12:43:28
Harry

How about Deconvolution, TGV denoise, dynamic PSF, or using some the multichannel synthesis scripts for starters. I have enjoyed what you have done so far Harry!

Regards

Julian
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 May 19 13:29:35
Hi

Decon and psf is done  ;D , will put the others on the list  8)

Cheers

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Jules on 2013 May 19 13:31:02
Brilliant, thanks Harry.

Julian
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Terry Danks on 2013 May 22 09:43:56
. . . .   I shall redo them all in 1.8 .

Harry

Wow! That would be a lot of work!
While I too notice that PI looks quite a bit different in its latest incarnation than in the videos, I have had no trouble following them. Being totally selfish, I'd prefer you spent your efforts on new videos rather than redoing old ones.   :P

A suggested workflow for images from first opening them in Pi to closing the programme would help me. I am often confused about when to make the switch from linear to stretched.

And thanks for your mighty efforts to date. I'd never have gotten off the ground with PI were it not for your videos!

Terry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: georg.viehoever on 2013 May 22 12:08:41
Setting up Color spaces. Color space conversion before exporting to WWW.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 May 22 12:09:03
Hi

I just do not want them to become dated  8) , and I need to get back in the sadle as I have been a bit negligent

In the video section  >:D

I will take your other suggestion on board and add them to the list

Regards

harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dzso.bacsi on 2013 May 23 00:53:00
Hi,

I'd like to put in a "+1" for Terry's suggestion. There is no problem to follow the videos with the older PI versions. However, for me as a beginner it was/is hard to put them together to a basic workflow. A DSLR workflow from the beginning to the end with common tasks, hints/tool suggestions (like different approaches for nebulae/galaxies, incorporating Ha into DSLR-RGB, etc) would be an enormous help to anyone first encountering PI.

By the way, many thanks for the "What do they do" section on your page.

Finally: a repetition of Terry's last sentences: "And thanks for your mighty efforts to date. I'd never have gotten off the ground with PI were it not for your videos!"

Jozsef
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 May 23 11:02:48
Hi Jozsef

I am not a expert on dslr images , but after calibration I see very little in how you handle the data , say from my OSC colour camera

But I think as well as the video update I might collate some of the very good imformation from this forum into say

" a quick start guide " and a more advanced section

Many thanks for your input

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Geoff on 2013 May 23 16:24:32
Hi Harry
Keep up the good work.  Not sure what your schedule is, but I would suggest that new stuff should come before updates.
Geoff
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2013 June 30 06:15:00
Hi Jozsef

I am not a expert on dslr images , but after calibration I see very little in how you handle the data , say from my OSC colour camera

But I think as well as the video update I might collate some of the very good imformation from this forum into say

" a quick start guide " and a more advanced section

Many thanks for your input

Harry

Harry your videos are legendary and I applaud your resilience and determination to update them.  I have lost touch with the software for well over 12 months due to the horrible weather we have been experiencing on the East Coast of Australia.  I really need to get back into it, and what better way then through your tutelage :D ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 November 28 12:45:17
Hi

Just added a short video on RGB channel combination in the newbie section as I get more questions on this than I thought I would  :-[

Also it shows how to use the" Linear fit " process to balance the channels on difficult images with a hard to remove colour Bias

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/RGB%20Combination.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/RGB%20Combination.html)

Harry

BTW

Finished doing up the house again , so hopefully over the next few months I will get back on the horse and release some new overdue vids  :-*



Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Alejandro Tombolini on 2013 November 28 17:22:42
Thank you Harry!. Good to have a video explaining Linear Fit.

Saludos.
Alejandro
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: papaf on 2013 November 28 23:03:11
Appreciate it, thanks!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2013 November 29 18:22:09
Hi

Just added a short video on RGB channel combination in the newbie section as I get more questions on this than I thought I would  :-[

Also it shows how to use the" Linear fit " process to balance the channels on difficult images with a hard to remove colour Bias

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/RGB%20Combination.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/RGB%20Combination.html)

Harry

BTW

Finished doing up the house again , so hopefully over the next few months I will get back on the horse and release some new overdue vids  :-*
thanks Harry - your efforts are greatly appreciated - especially by me as i haven't been imaging for quite some time and they are gold to go back over and prep oneself
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 December 15 14:14:50
Hi


Updated the LRGB combination video ( should have done this long ago  :-[)

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/lrgb.HTML (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/lrgb.HTML)

Also shows how to use linear fit with LRGB if needed  ;)

regards

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2013 December 24 01:12:43
Hi All

Another vid for you " comet alignment and star field replacement"

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/comet.html (http://www.harrysastroshed.com/comet.html)

Happy Christmas to all and hope 2014 brings you many new goodies  8)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: h0ughy on 2013 December 24 01:32:49
brilliant Christmas gift for us Harry.  Merry Christmas Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Alejandro Tombolini on 2013 December 24 11:43:13
Thank you Harry, very instructive video!

Saludos. Alejandro.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 February 02 11:11:01

Hello fellow pixies I hope you are all well 8)

Here is a video on my take on how to use TGVDenoise on non linear images ( stretched )

http://harrysastroshed.com/TGV.html (http://harrysastroshed.com/TGV.html)

Regards

Harry

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Zocky on 2014 February 02 15:44:44
Tnx Harry.
I hope you will also cover up a MaskedStretch ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Geoff on 2014 February 02 18:14:20

Hello fellow pixies I hope you are all well 8)

Here is a video on my take on how to use TGVDenoise on non linear images ( stretched )

http://harrysastroshed.com/TGV.html (http://harrysastroshed.com/TGV.html)

Regards

Harry
I've just had a look at this one,  Nicely done! Thanks Harry
Geoff
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: oldwexi on 2014 February 03 07:14:25
Hi Harry!"
Thanks for the new Tutorial. it is a nice help to use this excellent denoising tool.

Gerald
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Carlos Milovic on 2014 February 03 12:30:15
Nice go, Harry.

Just for the sake of experimenting, could you try to find the correct settings with the local support (use the automatic one, default settings), and compare it to the result you achieved with the masked one?
I think that the edge protection should be the same, but the strength will be too high.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 February 03 12:36:08
Hi

I will have a further play , lots to learn with this tool  :D

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: papaf on 2014 February 05 04:53:37
Many thanks for this new video! I applied it quickly on a previously discarded image and it made a world of difference!
I may take something out of this for a future italian video, if you don't mind... :)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 February 05 11:24:31
Many thanks for this new video! I applied it quickly on a previously discarded image and it made a world of difference!
I may take something out of this for a future italian video, if you don't mind... :)

Of course help yourself  :-*

I am not saying my way is the definitive way , just a way  >:D

Regards

Harry Page
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: terryh on 2014 February 25 03:56:29
Keep up the good work Harry, I would not be able to use any of PI if it wasn't for you. Your vids are short enough to take it all in plus the little bits you put in are teasers to tempt us to go further. Once again, Good job. :smiley:
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 February 25 12:08:50


 ;D

Harry

Keep up the good work Harry, I would not be able to use any of PI if it wasn't for you. Your vids are short enough to take it all in plus the little bits you put in are teasers to tempt us to go further. Once again, Good job. :smiley:
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cdesselles on 2014 February 25 13:21:39
I totally agree, Harry.

Just keep more of them coming!  P-L-E-A-S-E !!! :smiley:
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cdesselles on 2014 February 26 06:29:19
While IP4AP has excellent and very complete information, the delivery of the narrative is so slow and deliberate that is becoming very distracting and annoying in my mind.

Harry, your videos not only deliver the goods but do so in a way that is much more entertaining as well and keeps one's attention focused much better.

The only other YouTube series of videos on PI that I have found that come close to your level are those by Jason Brown.
Between the two of you, any relative newcomer to PI (like myself) should get up and running in no time at all. 
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: pfile on 2014 February 26 09:22:29
i suggested to warren that he find an embedded flash player that can do time stretching, but i think he didn't understand; he suggested the user find such a player. that kind of doesn't work unless you download the video.

anyway if you look at coursera or edX or whatever, they have video players that can time stretch and they work pretty well. if the narrator/professor speaks too slowly, just speed up to 1.25x or 1.5x or whatever and you're good.

rob
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 February 26 10:46:42
Hi

Always happy when people find the tuts of use  8)

I believe warren deliberately does his narrative carefully so non native English speakers are able to follow him

a difficult balance to be had  :o  , some people find my ramblings hard to follow  >:D

Regards

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: pfile on 2014 February 26 12:15:51
yes he does do it on purpose, that's my point - he can serve both audiences simultaneously with a minimum of frustration by upgrading the flash player he uses to embed the videos.

rob

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cdesselles on 2014 February 26 14:22:01
Guys!  I didn't intend to stir up anything here.  Just to say how much I admire Harry's and Jason's efforts to reach out to us who aren't very proficient at PI.  Wahren's videos are great in content, but for a "pay to play" product I thought they needed a bit more polish.  In fact, (my opinion only) Both Harry and Jason beat out Wahren in thier ability to connect with the viewer.  The only problem is a lack of depth in the content when compared to Wahren.  But I'm certainly not complaining. Who knows, in time it may get there (only so much can be expected from a free tutorial series).  In the meanwhile, I eagerly await new videos from my top 2 PI guys! 
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 February 26 14:34:42
Hi

Most of my vids are not meant to be to in-depth  :D

I try not to overload the viewer , perhaps I should do some more in-depth vids  I could do a  whole hour on DBE alone  8)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cdesselles on 2014 February 26 15:02:48
Hi

Most of my vids are not meant to be to in-depth  :D

I try not to overload the viewer , perhaps I should do some more in-depth vids  I could do a hole hour on DBE alone  8)

Harry

The current vids are a near a perfect length.  Especially when taken in sequence when doing a whole process on an image.  But I agree that some (pixel math for instance) could use a bit more time as a stand alone topic. 

As a relative newcomer to PI, I can truthfully state that my first wish was to actually get results from a processing run.  You series of vids accomplished that very admirably.  Now that I am sort of getting used to the feel of the program and a less vague understanding of what different tools are for I find a desire to understand why certain parameters can be changed and how to make a condiered decision on what to change them to.  Tolerance for instance,  or maybe sample radius in DBE.  It is well and good to say "try this" and I do it and achieve an acceptable result.  But until I get a proper understanding of what I am trying, I will be forever tied to the suggestions in the vids.  "Just experiment through trial and error" - this works but is very time consuming and still doesn't teach me anything about what I am changing and why.  Of course, some of the terminology used in PI is definitely Klingon or some other alien language.  I'm sure they are all very proper terms to accurately decribe the tools, but they are definitely in some form of greek.

To summarize:  You could break a PI users experince into 1) newbie - can't do anything without the videos 2) know just enough to get into trouble unless the video is running in the background for quick reference   3) Can do it OK on at least half of the attempts without video support but fails the other half and don't know why [decribes me perfctly] 4) can process most images on my own with only intermittent need for assistance, probably by questions here on the forum 5) got it covered - know what I'm doing now 6) As you put it -Jedi Master, able to impart my vast knowledge and experience to others.

What I seek is something in the level 2 or 3 area, with some type 4 every now and agian.  Call it intermediate if you will.  A discussion of why we make certain choices under differing conditions would cover most of this.

Well - I fell like I'm rambling now.  But I think you get my intent.     ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 04 00:31:53
Hi Fellow Pixies

I have found that my old website had become a bit of a mare to maintain as I did not have a clue what I was doing when I wrote it  :yell:

So I Have updated it after learning a bit of Dreamweaver ( If you write websites for a living you must be mad  ;D) , hopefully its a bit tidier now  8)

This Means unfortunately that a lot of old links do not work now  :'(  sorry about this , but does mean I can add more stuff more easily  :D

So Pixinsight home is now http://harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/Pixinsighthome.html (http://harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/Pixinsighthome.html)   , bit long I know I will see what I can do about that

Please let me know if anything has broke , but after 6 weeks off work I have gone web blind

Kind Regards

harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ClausDuerr on 2014 May 04 00:45:04
Thanks for your great work Harry :-)

The sublinks in the video Section seem to be broken:

Not Found

The requested URL /pixinsighthomenewbie.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache Server at harrysastroshed.com Port 80
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 04 00:48:48
Hi

Sorry Fixed , worked on my desktop  O:)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ClausDuerr on 2014 May 04 01:23:22
no need to be sorry :-)
the new webpage looks nice - thanks!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Alejandro Tombolini on 2014 May 04 02:42:14
Hi Harry,  it looks excellent! Very easy to navigate.
Tanks for your hard work
Saludos, Alejandro :)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: prefetch on 2014 May 08 04:51:55
Please let me know if anything has broke , but after 6 weeks off work I have gone web blind

Harry  ( may 2014 )

harry - i'm a new guy and i love your videos. 

i noticed that the colour correction video is missing from this page: http://harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/pixinsighthomenewbie.html

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 08 06:12:43
Hi

Sorry about that , I told you I was blind and perhaps stupid  O:)

I will fix it tonight when I get home

Regards

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 08 10:11:07
Hi


All fixed  8)  , thanks for the heads up

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cfranks on 2014 May 08 17:16:43
Hi Harry,

Just a minor hiccup, the SGP Video page has the Plate Solve and Information Tabs reversed.

Nice looking website!

Charles
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 08 23:03:47

Hi

Thanks for looking , I am not sure what you are seeing as I can not see a problem ??

Harry


Hi Harry,

Just a minor hiccup, the SGP Video page has the Plate Solve and Information Tabs reversed.

Nice looking website!

Charles

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Sean on 2014 May 11 14:04:44
Hi Harry,

I'm updating my page of PixInsight links with your updated video tutorial links, and it looks as if the link for the Sword of Orion Demo isn't working.

Thanks!

Sean
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 11 14:15:44
Hi

Sorry Fixed , thanks for reporting

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2014 May 14 13:28:01
Hi

A little look at " Masked Stretch"

http://harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/pixinsighthomeinter.html (http://harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/pixinsighthomeinter.html)

As always hope its of help

Its the one at the bottom BTW 8)

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Geoff on 2014 May 14 20:29:27
Very helpful Harry.  Nice trick of transferring the stars from one image to the other.
Geoff
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Alejandro Tombolini on 2014 May 15 17:01:00
Thank you Harry!, very useful.  :)

Saludos, Alejandro.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: scotttxusa on 2014 June 20 15:11:21
Harry:

I've found all of your videos to be 'the best'.  I look forward to future vids.  A sincere thank you,

All the best,
Scott

PS  A newbie vid that shows how to modify the gui colors to use in lower-light environments would be an amazing addition
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: fwm891 on 2014 August 21 10:34:38
Hi Harry - first thanks for the comet alignment tut (and the others) but its the comet one I'm having problems with when the comet is near any nebulosity. Against a plain star background there's no problem with stacking the comet data and applying as per you tut to the star background.
When there's nebulosity in the area the stars are removed but the nebulosity is left and of course this is then trailed across the image depending on how far the comet has moved during the series of exposures.
Is there any way of removing the nebulosity from the comet aligned image before continuing with the integration?

Asked this in the general section with some attachments:
http://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=7433.0
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mikalovich on 2015 February 16 00:35:24
Harry.....Thank you...Thank you...Thank you for your tutorials!!  I am a beginner user and just downloaded this program today and in 4 hours of watching your vids and playing around with what you are showing I have learned more then I have trying to use photo shop for 45 days.  I have only made it thru half of them so far and look forward to watching the others and then re-watching them to keep learning and refining how to use and process my images. I wanted to let you know and to let other beginners know that if you are new to this please watch Harry's vids to learn the different parts and aspects of this program. Thanks again!!!
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2015 February 16 12:19:11
Hi

Thanks for the Thanks  ;D 

I still get a kick when people find them useful  8)

Keep well

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cdesselles on 2015 February 16 13:38:00
Still enjoying those kicks?  So when do we see the next new video?  ;D
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2015 February 16 13:48:19
Hi

Yes I really should add some new content  ;D

Requests please  :-X :-X

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: cdesselles on 2015 February 18 12:19:50
I understand the PI Team is working on a Planetary Module.  That would be a prime target for you when it comes about.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mikalovich on 2015 February 24 14:44:46
Hey Harry...again thanks for doing the vids to show us newbies how to use and work with pixlnsight.  I do have a request for a new video if you are so inclined to do one.  I have watched all your vids for the newbie but I am confused on where to start and in which order do you go to process and astro photo. I am using the Orion StarShoot G3 Deep space CCd imager to get my images right now (I also bought a Canon 70D DSLR but haven't used it much yet). I use Deeps space stacker to get my images stacked and aligned and then open that image in pixlnsight but from this point I do not understand where to start and in which  order do you go to start processing your pics.  I have your basic "workflow chart" but again I find it a bit confusing and I, personally learn better by watching a vid and following along.  Have you done a video of starting to process and image and then go all the way thru to where you save it? I am going to insert 2 attachments (hope they go thru) of M51 and M106 I processed fumbling my way thru the program. I wanted you to see how far I have progressed using your tips and vids but they still are not clear enough or just not as good as I know they can get.  Thanks again Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: niteman1946 on 2015 February 25 05:56:37
Hi Mikalovich,

I suspect Harry can fix you right up.

You might also want to post in the General section and see if Jim Morse chimes in.  He has an excellent "Crib Sheet" which he is quick to share.  It's a text document with basic steps 1, 2, 3 .... etc.  It is also extensive with some pretty sophisticated stuff.

Mark
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mikalovich on 2015 February 25 10:48:36
Thanks Mark...I will do that and look for Jim's stuff. I am actually finally starting to get some images but I suspect I am not doing it right lol When I stretch the image with the histogram, the image I see on the desktop is completely white, with no definition or object in it but when I save it to my folder I can see the image and at times it is still dark so I have to stretch it again.  At times I will have to stretch it out 9 times before I get a decent image that I can see, so like I said I susect I am doing something wrong.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2015 February 25 12:49:46
Hi

Sorry I am down with no computer at the moment , will get back to you

ASAP

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dzso.bacsi on 2015 February 26 01:30:58
Hi Mikalovich,

As a beginner in Pixinsight, it was a tremendous help for me to follow Harry's video tutorials. I came from the same background (DeepSkyStacker), so I dare to strongly recommend you to use Pixinsight exclusively - meaning forget DSS, start Introduction and Overview and with the BathcPreprocessing script, and follow Harry's tutorials in that order as you can see them on his website Pixinsight Newbie Tutarial videos. They built on each other and gives us a fairly good path to follow.

I also learned a lot from Kayron Mercieca http://lightvortexastronomy.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html (http://lightvortexastronomy.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html) about workflows and different technics. If you use DSLR, see his Pixinsight Workflow for DSLR http://lightvortexastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/12/tutorial-post-processing-pixinsight.html (http://lightvortexastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/12/tutorial-post-processing-pixinsight.html)
Jim Morse "Cribsheet" is one of the best "practical" documentation of PI.

As for the Histogram Transformation and white pictures, it seems to me the typical case when you have no perfect understanding how to handle ScreenTransferFunction and HistogramTransformation, when to reset HT and how to use preview in HT. Harry's video and DSLR workflow of Kayronim can be help for that.

PI is still a big mistery sometimes for me, but I hope the above will give you a start for quick succes to postprocessing with PI.

Cheers
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials Adding Ha to RBG
Post by: alcol on 2016 January 11 01:43:04
Hi

Just started out with a Ha filter and I am looking to use the video tutorial you produced http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/pixinsighthomeinter.html and Vicent Peris' equation. I have a small query on the first PixelMath equation used. The number 12 is used in the video and said to be the size of the filter. Can you clarify was the size refers to?

Many thanks

Alec

Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials Adding Ha to RBG
Post by: kayronjm on 2016 January 11 04:58:09
Hi

Just started out with a Ha filter and I am looking to use the video tutorial you produced http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsight/pixinsight%20video%20html/pixinsighthomeinter.html and Vicent Peris' equation. I have a small query on the first PixelMath equation used. The number 12 is used in the video and said to be the size of the filter. Can you clarify was the size refers to?

Many thanks

Alec

Hi Alec,

This refers to the filter bandwidth, such as 7nm, 3nm, etc.

Best Regards,
Kayron
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: alcol on 2016 January 11 05:18:13
Thanks Kayron

Helpful as ever, what would we do without you guys.

Kind regards

Alec
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2016 January 11 10:33:35
HI

As The man said  :D


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: chemstock1 on 2016 February 03 20:25:04
Harry;
Like your website, I keep it up while I'm working with Pixinsight. I have used Pixinsight for a few years now but not often enough to have memorized key strokes and shortcuts. 
 Some items a Newbie might find helpful... Some simple things like keyboard shortcuts and some scripts (for example Aggregating Previews) that are used within your videos are not listed on the table of contents on your webpage.  As I come across the need for a tool, I have a hard time finding where it is, sometime I find it easier to search your videos than the program itself.  On your topic screen, maybe put a list of functions that video is using. 
An idea for an intermediate video: Is there a way to register and combine frames from different sources; different cameras and different imaging trains?  I have played with the NASA Hubble library and from Slooh to learn Pixinsight and have always wondered how those guys combine images from different sources.  I have a few different imaging trains I use and other than Photoshop, I find it difficult to combine images that have different pixel/angle densities, dimensions and distortion. 

I enjoy your videos. 
CAH
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2016 February 04 10:39:12
Hi

Many thanks for your suggestions , I will take these on board

as for your image registration problem , can you let me have a look at your problem images and I will see what we can do


Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: chemstock1 on 2016 February 05 23:26:13
sent you an email with links
Thanks
CAH
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: absorbedpath on 2016 March 01 13:27:00
Quick question regarding your M31 Workflow.  You perform CC after debayering, however, would the reverse be suitable for hot pixel issues?
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2016 March 01 14:04:07
Hi

by cc I presume you mean colour correction !  this is obviously is done after debayering

hot pixels need sorting out with either cosmetic correction and or pixel rejection during integration

not sure what you mean by reverse of cc ?

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: mmirot on 2016 March 01 15:01:05
Harry,

The tutorial for TVG denoise. Does not play.
 All other tutorials are working great.

Thanks

Max
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2016 March 02 11:51:19
Hi

I have just tried the TGV vid and it downloaded ok , So not sure what the problem is ??

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dennis1951 on 2016 November 28 13:42:37
Love all your Vids, and downloaded them too,  AND made a well deserved Contribution to the cause !!   :smiley:

My question is this:  How do I combine BINNED color images (2X2)   to non-binned images ??   You mention it in one of your videos but then you just used the Star Alignment tool and LRGB tool.   Is that all there is to it ??  Don't I have to use the Resample Tool ??   

Thanks again,

Dennis
Florida
USA
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2016 November 28 13:48:51
Hi

9.9 out of 10 times the star alignment tool will resample the binned image to the non binned image automaticaly ( make sure the lum is the referance image )

on the odd occasion it does not work you can as you say resample the binned to match the lum and this will manage the other 0.1 :)

Many thanks for your help  ;D

Regards

harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dennis1951 on 2016 November 28 18:23:37
Hi Harry, 

Thanks for the quick response !!

I just tried the star alignment method and YES it worked andregisterd them to each other.   BUT,  when I tried to combine into an HSO image , it didn't work.   Let me add,  I am only using ONE sub of each HA, OIII, SII  and they are still LINEAR with NO processing.  I was just trying it out for the first time.   Is the problem the fact that they are LINEAR and therefore won't combine using the Channel Combination tools ?? 

Still a Newbie after almost two years of this crazy hobby,

Dennis   :smiley:
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2016 November 29 12:01:41
Hi
combination at the linear stage is common and should not cause you a problem ?

You say it did not work , could you explain more - did you get a error message etc   , we can then see if we can help

I would say a single sub of each is likley to be very noisey

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dennis1951 on 2016 December 01 12:47:22
Hi Harry,

Got it to work.   My fault.......as usual....... :surprised: 

Thanks Again !!     ;) ;)
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ftherrmann on 2017 May 15 08:29:09
Harry,

Great set of PI tutorials!

How's about figuring out the cryptic CometAlignment process and helping us out?

Regards,

Fred
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2017 May 15 14:16:35
Hi

http://www.harrysastroshed.com/pixinsighthomeinter.html

10 th one down  :D   a old version of the module but will get a long way down the road

Harry
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: ftherrmann on 2017 May 15 14:53:18
Harry,

Ask and yea shall receive!  I just knew you had to have us poor PI users covered...

Thanks,

Fred
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Lex on 2017 August 03 14:27:24
Hi Harry;

Thanks a lot (again) for your instructive tutorials! I just wondered if you still upload your videos to your YouTube channel? I really found this really awesome to learn stuff even when abroad!

Very Best!

Lex.
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dshadrach on 2018 September 12 01:10:36
Hi,
I am having difficulty accessing your tutorials for newbies. After downloading and trying to open I get a message saying "Quick Time" can't open it. I am a Mac user (completely locked into their eco system and do not intend starting again with Windows equipment). Is there some other way I can open these video tutorials - which hopefully will not be too complicated.
Thanks in advance for any help/guidance.
David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2018 September 12 03:10:01
Hi David,

When you decide on which tutorial video(s) you want to watch, these should ideally be downloaded to your machine. Your Web Browser should tell you the name of the file that you are downloading and, more importantly, it's file extension - amd it is the file extension that determines how the video was encoded.

When you then want to 'play' the video, you need a player that is capable of 'decoding' the downloaded file.

If you don't therefore have the correct codec installed in your machine, then you won't be able to play the video in question.

I just checked one of Harry's videos, selected at random, and it had an .mp4 file extension. From my experience of QuickTime, this application is geared up towards Mac victims, sorry, users who are going to work with .mov extensions.

There are, unfortunately a bewildering (and, imho. wholly un-necessary  :police:) number of video and audio codecs available for users to select - and so you cannot blame the person who performed the encoding process. It is when 'locked-up' or 'hooked-in' OS vendors specifically obfuscate the solution process that users, like yourself, are left somewhat 'peeved'.

Perhaps another Mac user has resolved the problem and can help here?
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: Harry page on 2018 September 12 08:38:27
Hi

Most of the vids are mp4 and will play fine on a Mac no probs

But there are a couple that are wmv files which are not directley supported by macs , but do know there are free wmv players out there which will work fine  :smiley:

I did wmv files when I first started as they create small files , but found mp4 to be more comparable with more os. So I changed to these. ( yes those Mac people  >:D)

Regards

Harry




Hi,
I am having difficulty accessing your tutorials for newbies. After downloading and trying to open I get a message saying "Quick Time" can't open it. I am a Mac user (completely locked into their eco system and do not intend starting again with Windows equipment). Is there some other way I can open these video tutorials - which hopefully will not be too complicated.
Thanks in advance for any help/guidance.
David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: dshadrach on 2018 September 12 09:56:20
Hi Niall and Harry,

Thanks for your help/advice. There is always a Mac user trapped in the ether !!!!!!!

David
Title: Re: Harry's video tutorials
Post by: pfile on 2018 September 12 16:24:48
just download VLC, it plays everything. or download mpv. both exist for OSX. nothing is locked down or locked in on OSX.

for crying out loud, there is even a finder plugin for FITS files which lets you use quick look on FITs files.

rob