This section describes getting started quickly and is intended for the experienced or impatient user.
Download the latest camera driver from the manufacturer’s
Install the camera driver – there may be a need to approve an
administrator prompt or run the installer as administrator.
Restart the PC/laptop.
Attach the camera.
Download the latest SharpCap from http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/downloads .
Install SharpCap – there may be a need to approve an administrator
prompt or run the installer as administrator.
Go to the camera menu and select the camera from the list of
If the camera is attached to a telescope or lens, a picture from
the camera should be seen in the display area.
Use the Camera
Control Panel at the right-hand side of the screen to
control settings such as exposure and gain. The image should
change in response to the controls being adjusted.
Use the Start
Capture (or Quick Capture)
buttons to start a video capture to a new file or the
Snapshot button to
capture a single frame to a file.
Once the capture has completed, a Notification Bar will appear directly below the Tool Bar. Click the highlighted link to go directly to the folder holding the captured image.
11. The installation and testing of SharpCap is now complete.