License policy

 Feature list

Free casual mode

Lucam Recorder operates in casual license mode when no valid license was installed for the operated camera. Most features are enabled. The major restriction with casual license mode is the image capture limitation to JPG file format. Additionally, Lucam Recorder premium license mode features are disabled.

Professional license mode

With professional mode, Lucam Recorder can be used with the following image capture file formats:

          16 Bit: RAW, SER, TIF, FIT,

          8 Bit: RAW, SER, TIF, FIT, AVI, BMP, PNG, JPG 

  To use Lucam Recorder in professional mode you have to install a camera serial number based license file.

  A license is valid for the licensed Lucam Recorder version and all future minor updates.

  A camera serial number based license can be used on more than one computer.

Premium mode

Premium license mode is fully featured. Premium license mode provides the following additional features in respect to the professional mode.

          False color coding

          Realtime image processing

  To use Lucam Recorder in premium license mode you have to install a camera serial number based license file.

  A license is valid for the licensed Lucam Recorder version and all future minor updates.

  A camera serial number based license can be used on more than one computer.

Evaluation license

  30 day free evaluation license for premium mode is available on request. See section “License order” to learn how to obtain a test license.

 

License fee

  Test Lucam Recorder premium 30 days free of charge by ordering your evaluation license.

  The fee for a permanent professional license when used by a non institutional user for up to two cameras is EUR 75  excl. VAT
(Update from Lucam Recorder 1.x professional is EUR 20 excl. VAT)

  The fee for a permanent premium license when used by a non institutional user for up to two cameras is EUR 125 excl. VAT
(Update from Lucam Recorder 1.x professional is EUR 50 excl. VAT)

  License fees for institutional users or more than two camera serial numbers on request.

 

License order

Lucam Recorder licenses are available through the following specialist astronomy dealers:

 

Austria, Germany, Switzerland and other european countries

  Shop link to premium license

  Shop link to professional license

 

Italy and other european countries

  Shop link to premium license

  Shop link to professional license

 

People from other countries can order by email at Astrofactum.

In case you are ordering Lucam Recorder together with a camera at one of the dealers above, your dealer will ship the camera together with the Lucam Recorder software and your license.

In all other cases the dealer needs to know the serial number of your camera(s) to be able to issue your license for Lucam Recorder. Please follow these steps to collect the needed information:

  Download, install and start Lucam Recorder with your camera connected.

  If you wish to license more than one camera, run Lucam Recorder with each of these cameras at least one time. This is necessary to let Lucam Recorder read the serial number of each camera.

  Open the Lucam Recorder license manager in menu “Info”. Press the “Order license” button and follow the order process.

  Send the license data to your dealer or to Astrofactum

 

License installation

After you have received your license, you have to import it to your Lucam Recorder software installation in order to enable the licensend mode.

  Save the license file to the hard disc of the computer there Lucam Recorder is installed. Unpack the license file in case it is zipped.

  Open Lucam Recorder license manager in menu “Info”. Press the “Add license” button and follow the license import process.

  Once the license file was imported successfully it can be removed from your hard disc.

 

 

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Design, features and specifications are subject to chance without notice.
         

Last update

11.04.2011