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Xtreme Camera

[Version 2.0]

Michael Burns

Rock Mallin

[Xtreme User Manual] This document will introduce you to the wonders of the MallinCam Xtreme Camera. It

will include instructions on how to connect the Xtreme to your computer along with

explanations of the cameras various settings. Imaging techniques with the various

hardware and software options will be covered. Both the standard Composite Video

output and SVideo output will be discussed along with hints and suggestions on how

to resolve any problems that you encounter with this camera. Enjoy the adventure

with Rock Mallins professional Deep Sky Video camera, which will provide you with

amazing images in near Real Time.

Revision Sheet

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Revision History

Version Date Revision Description

1.0 3/25/2014 Template Creation

2.0 4/25/2014 Typos and more detail in some chapters

3.0 2/16/2016 Updated information

Table of Contents

Contents Revision History ................................................................................................................................... ii

Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................... 0

1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 4

The Contents of the Xtreme Package .................................................................................... 5

MallinCam Xtreme Deluxe: ................................................................................................................... 5 MallinCam X2 Deluxe: .......................................................................................................................... 5 MallinCam Xtreme/PC version: ............................................................................................................. 5 MallinCam X2/PC version: .................................................................................................................... 5

The Camera (Just the Facts) ................................................................................................... 6

The Camera (its Anatomy) ....................................................................................................... 7

2. Making Connections ............................................................................................................. 9

The Camera (Connection Diagram) ........................................................................................ 9

Connecting Xtreme to Monitor .............................................................................................................. 9 Composite .............................................................................................................................................. 9 SVideo ................................................................................................................................................. 10 Checking out the Xtreme for the First Time ........................................................................................ 12

3. Operating the Xtreme ......................................................................................... 14

Fixed: ......................................................................................................................................... 14

Extended: .................................................................................................................................. 14

Hyper Mode: ............................................................................................................................. 15

4. Controlling the Xtreme by Hand .......................................................................... 16

The Moon (Fixed Exposure) ................................................................................................................ 16 A Bright Star or Bright Deep Sky Object (Extended Exposure) .......................................................... 19 HYPER MODE (Deep Sky Objects) ................................................................................................... 21

5. Controlling the Xtreme by Computer ................................................................... 25

Connecting Xtreme to Computer .......................................................................................... 25

Controlling the Xtreme using Software ................................................................................. 26 Attaching the RS232 Cable .................................................................................................................. 27 Attaching the Video Cable ................................................................................................................... 28 Using MallinCam Control Xtreme Software ....................................................................................... 29

Installing ........................................................................................................................................... 29

Starting Mallincam Control Extreme Software ................................................................................ 31

Checking out the Xtreme with the Xtreme Control Software .............................................................. 35 Using Miloslick Software .................................................................................................................... 38 Video Mode (the Moon and Daytime Objects) .................................................................................... 42 Sense Up Mode (Bright Stars and Dim Planets) .................................................................................. 43 Hyper Mode (Deep Sky Objects) ......................................................................................................... 44 Connecting to Night Skies Network (NSN) using Miloslick Software ................................................ 46

6. Appendix ........................................................................................................... 55

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Appendix A On Screen Display (OSD) Menu .................................................................. 55

MENU .................................................................................................................................................. 55 TITLE .................................................................................................................................................. 55 SENSE UP ........................................................................................................................................... 55 ALC/ELC ............................................................................................................................................. 56 ALC ..................................................................................................................................................... 56 ELC ...................................................................................................................................................... 56 BLC ...................................................................................................................................................... 57 PEAK ................................................................................................................................................... 59 AGC ..................................................................................................................................................... 60 White Balance ...................................................................................................................................... 61 ATW .................................................................................................................................................... 61 AWC .................................................................................................................................................... 61 Manual (MANU) ................................................................................................................................. 62 SYNC ................................................................................................................................................... 63 OPTION ............................................................................................................................................... 64 MASK A, MASK B, MASK C, MASK D .......................................................................................... 64 POSI/NEGA ......................................................................................................................................... 64 H-REV ................................................................................................................................................. 64 V-REV ................................................................................................................................................. 64 FREEZE ............................................................................................................................................... 64 PRIORITY ..........................................................................................