The File Extensions Database

.SER File Extension

  • Developer by: Heiko Wilkens
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .SER file?

.SER is Astronomical Capture Video File

A SER file contains a series of frame captures saved in the Lucam video format, which is used to store astronomical captures, such as planets, the sun, and the moon. It stores data about image frames and includes metadata, such as timestamps, exposure time, instrument, telescope, and observer.

SER file open in SER Player 1.7

SER files were originally created by only Lumenera and DMK cameras. However, as the SER format became more widespread, more digital cameras and programs adopted the format. SER files may be opened by a variety of programs, such as SER Player, FireCapture, ImagesPlus, RegiStax, SER-Reader, and PIPP.

There are several iterations of the SER format with the first two versions only supporting monochrome images. However, version 3 provides support for color images.

Programs that open Astronomical Capture Video File
SER Player
SER Player
SER Player
File Type 2 GeneMapper Project File
Developer by: Applied Biosystems Category: Data Files

Project exported by GeneMapper, a genotyping program that provides DNA sizing and quality allele calls; stores the results of a capillary sequencer analyzed with GeneMapper; used by Applied Biosystems electrophoresis-based genotyping systems.

How to solve problems with SER files

  • Associate the SER file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SER file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SER files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SER file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SER is Astronomical Capture Video File. Because only the current version supports the latest SER file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Heiko Wilkens manufacturer website after an available .SER is Astronomical Capture Video File update.
  • To make sure that your SER file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.