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Software Dev / Re: Problems updating
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:53:21 AM »
So today I tried to update the firmware to V2.

Just for my own curiosity, is this just a dry run update? You already have the latest firmware installed. ;)

Software Dev / Re: Problems updating
« on: November 15, 2017, 01:43:03 PM »
Maybe try the full-size USB port?

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:56:23 PM »
Curious: Are you using a filter? All of your videos, except the Beer vid, are pink.

Software Dev / Software v0.3?
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:01:20 PM »
I'm bored, so thought I'd harass David. :) Any idea when the next software rev might be coming, and what might be included?

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Recommended Lens brands...etc....
« on: October 14, 2017, 05:50:56 PM »

Software Dev / Re: Improving the Jog Wheel, ideas.
« on: October 14, 2017, 10:01:24 AM »
In the end, it's actually quite good the way it is. Slide the slider, adjust the play speed, L and R arrows, adjust play speed again, roll dial back and forth. I'd be fine if it didn't change, but the "click to toggle through roll speeds" idea could be cool.

Software Dev / Re: Improving the Jog Wheel, ideas.
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:41:14 PM »

Fair enough! Then I would suggest the following based on all the above:

Clicking the jogwheel will switch between the following speed settings:

- Single-step
- Slow
- Normal
- Fast

The textual representation of the currently selected speed would be displayed somewhere on screen during playback such that one gets feedback on what the current setting is when pressing the button.

The % settings for each such mode would have a reasonable set of defaults based on testing, but could optionally be fine-tuned in the camera settings somewhere if one wants to have more fine-control over those speeds.

Having those textual representations will make more sense to the average user, while still being able to be fine-tuned in camera settings if desired (to whatever granularity needed).

Good deal. I like.

Software Dev / Re: Improving the Jog Wheel, ideas.
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:19:56 AM »
disagree with the usefulness of frame by frame jogging

Don't fret, just a conversation, which will benefit everyone. :)

I wonder if you're concentrating too much on the Mark In/Out aspect of the wheel. I use it *inside* those boundaries to see, frame by frame, whether I got the shot I wanted.

Mark In/Out could certainly be made more course if the community desires it (n frames, n seconds, or 1/n of buffer), but being able to step forward/backward to study a captured event is a huge deal.

Software Dev / Re: Improving the Jog Wheel, ideas.
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:29:58 AM »
One frame per click is crucial to reviewing the footage before saving. Don't take it away.

Press-release to toggle between fine and course is a great idea (press+hold+turn is too hard).

A menu to choose your definition of "course" is ehhhh, find I guess, but better to just choose a happy common value and bake it in.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Focusing Troubles
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:23:08 PM »
What resolution(s) are we talking about here? Not to say that getting good focus isn't hard (it definitely can be), but I wonder if you're mistaking sensor softness for blurriness.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« on: September 29, 2017, 05:08:47 PM »
and I quite like the modular approach.

If you mean the ability to light from multiple angles, I agree: that's been fun to play with. Maybe one Godox as the primary, plus the two Stratus. ;)

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« on: September 29, 2017, 09:30:50 AM »
Darn it bishop, and here I was happy with my hacky Stratus lights. Now I might have to spend money again. grrr

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:00:30 PM »
Mine have screw terminals, so no soldering. I have a few of each of these, they seem interchangeable:
(and many others, some with V and A displays built in, which will be in my next order)

1) Attach your source, set the output V with the Voltage screw
2) Unscrew the Current screw all the way (it'll tick tick tick but won't actually stop)
3) Connect your vmeter in series with the lamp
4) Check the LED spec sheet for amps
5) Increase the Current screw until flicker stops and you get solid light output, note the amp draw and double check the LED spec sheet
(I actually gave an extra half turn of the CC screw to avoid starving the LED)

If you think you may have bumped or moved one of the screws, check it all again. Better safe than smoky.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
The boards I bought from Amazon, similar to sam's, have a constant voltage dial and a peak current dial. So yes, constant output voltage regardless of input.

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