• Matching type: Set this option in order to meet your image pre-processing workflow needs. Remember that a scheduled AutoFlats run will build the Flat Event work list dynamically just before it runs. This option defines how that work list is created.
    • Capture flats for all active Light Events: Selecting this option will create a work list containing a Flat Event for every active Light Event in the current sequence. A Light Event is considered active if it has its “Run” checkbox checked and belongs to an active target.
    • Capture flats for all Light Events in active targets: Selecting this option will create a work list containing a Flat Event for every Light Event belonging to an active target in the current sequence. A Light Event qualifies for this option if it belongs to an active target. Its “Run” status in the Event Table is not considered.
    • Capture flats for all Light Events: Selecting this option will create a work list containing a Flat Event for every Light Event in the current sequence. A Light Event qualifies for this option simply by existing. Neither the active status of its parent target or its “Run” status in the Event Table is considered.
    • Capture Custom AutoFlats Run: Use this option to override the dynamic nature of the Flat Event work list. Using this option, a scheduled AutoFlats run will use the work list you define here. To build the custom work list, click on the “Custom AutoFlats Run” link. When the AutoFlats tool appears, follow the instructions above for “Adding Flat Events”. Note that, for any SGPro Sequence, only one custom AutoFlats run can be saved. In other words, however you modify the AutoFlats worklist for the custom scheduling here, will also modify any work list you may have created by using the tool manually.The opposite is also true… modifying the work list manually will modify the “custom work list” that is captured as a part of the sequence. In this case, you will be presented with a warning stating so.
    • Automatic Flat Event Ordering: For details, see Flat Event ordering above. The only difference in the scheduler is that the chosen ordering properties are displayed in the (readonly) box below the dropdown. You can clear sorting properties by choosing the “Reset sorting (clear)” option at the bottom of the list. If no ordering properties are specified, the Flat Events will be run in the same order that their corresponding Light Event appears within the SGPro Sequence. To add auto-ordering to the scheduled AutoFlats run, choose and add ordering properties in the order that they should be applied (ranked ordering). For each property chosen, be sure to click the “Add” button. Note: The actual value displayed in the “Order by” dropdown control is of no consequence to the Scheduler and, unless it is added to the ordering properties with the “Add” button, it will not be used.


Note: For options above that will dynamically match Light Events with Flat Events, the resultant (visual) list will make no effort to deduplicate compatible Flat Events (i.e. when a single Flat Event is compatible with multiple Light Events), but AutoFlats is smart enough to know not to capture this data more than once. The deduplication currently takes place during the run and not as part of the displayed list in order to more effectively convey that all of you Light Events have been considered.