• Multi-Camera Operation

Multi-Camera Operation

The APT installation creates in Windows Start menu 3 icons “APT”, “APT Camera 1”, “APT Camera 2”. The first two can be used if you have one camera. The last one is used when you want to use second camera. There is no limitation for cameras number you can use. If you want more, create more shortcuts to APT.EXE and put the corresponding number as start parameter in the "Target" field. The sample below shows the "Properties" of a shortcut and the number is set to 2
Note: Before you can start using multiple cameras in same time you have to create separate profiles via the Settings !
Multi-Camera Operation
For each camera APT will create folder “Camera X” into the Images Path folder set in Main settings tab. This will be root for the image taken with this camera. Depending on the settings of Files Grouping other sub-folbers could be created.
Every APT instance has its own configuration. This means that you can have one set of settings for CCD/CMOS, other for Canon EOS and third for Nikon camera, including different skins for easier camera management.
See the Select Camera Types section about details how to define the camera connections. When you are using multiple cameras at the same time you can configure the APT Dithering System to synchronize the exposures and the dithering. See Multi-camera Dithering / Synchronization section.
Tips & Tricks. Every time, turn ON your DSLR cameras in same sequence. The first turned on camera will be found from APT as Camera 1, second will be found as Camera 2 and so on.
Tips & Tricks. If you use different Nikon models in Select Camera Types set the Camera # to 1