I'm struggling with automatic exposure and automatic gain setting of my ZWO ASI 178MC camera (using Steve Marples Python bindings). Is it possible to use the builtin autoexposure and autogain algorithms also in still image capture mode? Background is the generation of time-laps videos over night with e.g. 20secs exposure every e.g. 30seconds. The video mode is then not possible because one cannot set a waiting time in between the frames. Thus by reverting to the still image capture mode, I have no idea how to use the autogain algorithm, to set the appropriate gain of the camera for a correctly exposed image (by leaving the exposure time constant to 20secs).
Thanks for the help,
Sorry, for the current, because the auto item need a series of images to analysis, so if it is in snap mode, on our side, because we did not know when the next frame will arrive, so our algorithm will have to wait for an unknow time, this will cause other serious problem. So it is only supported at video mode.