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Software Dev / Re: Chronos V0.5.0 Full Release
« on: August 13, 2020, 11:21:05 AM »
Saw the tweet about the minor update but nothing pertaining to what the update was about.
Ist an update mainly for the 2.1 of the New batch which have some issue at higher gain-Values.I allready updated, and while i never did a direct comparison, the new update improoved Image Quality a bit from What i can tell and removed a bunch of issues with no image at all beeing displayed at some Resolutions/ Framerates at Very high gain.I dont think the Update does anything to the 1.4 or the older batch of 2.1s but is mainly for the New 2.1s.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Timekeeping
« on: August 09, 2020, 12:22:41 PM »
I've twigged that this is probably a timezone issue. So how do I tell my Chronos it's not in British Columbia any more ? :)
Go into "util" menu, go to "Factory" Tab, Click into the "Clock" field and type in the time of your timezone, click "Save". Should change the time.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Is Krontech still in business?
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:40:38 AM »
We placed a paid order weeks ago for a new Chronos camera, and have been completely unable to contact Kron Technologies via Email or phone since then.  I am concerned they may be closed or out of business entirely; does anyone here have any additional information on their status and whether this is normal?
Also, apart from Canadian holidays, sometimes it can take a while untill they answer mails. at least from My experience since the Order. i am not completely sure why, but sometimes you get an Answer a few Hours later or right away, sometimes it can take a Week or even longer in some Cases. However, i always got a reply at some point. Could be Hollidays (never looked up their Hollidays on an Calendar or something... so i dont know how often that was the case), but could also be a lot of people writing mails asking about their ordered Cameras because they are late on the deliverys from Earlier this year due to various reasons.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Is Krontech still in business?
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:32:57 AM »
Who knows where the tab went where I could see the status of my order and at any time could cancel the order in this tab. Now I go to the site and can't find it
When did you order you camera?

February 19 made a payment
i orderd my 2.1 on January 1st,... got it friday. so.... maybe will still take a few days more for yours
 Unless they notified you about the Shipment, i would assume you can still cancel it if you actually wanted to.
 Just send them a mail, if you give them something in Written form, stating that you are Canceling your order, i think it should be valid.
 From what i heard, they have quite the struggle right now, keeping up with demand. So if you want a 2.1 better prepare a good amount of patience, you will most likely need it. Mine is Serial Number #00082.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Is Krontech still in business?
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:59:54 PM »
Got My Camera shipped Last Week, so i think not.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:08:57 AM »
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so i would expect that more heat means, battery drains faster, and that High gain would draw more power.
As far as I'm aware recording does not consume more power than idling.
The power consumption is pretty constant apart from the fan, which obviously depends on the external temperature.
For my test today, Room Temperature was 26C for the whole test. But i think you are right, heard something like this also somewhere.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:08:34 AM »
Just curious. How many hours of battery life are you getting on yours?
I just did a propper test, charged the Battery untill the Status LED turned Green, disconnected charger and Powered the 2.1 on. Then waited for the Startup Sequence to finish, double check Settings very Quickly (Set it at FullHD 1000fps, 180 Shutter, 0dB Gain, no lens mounted Just a Bodycap, so completely Black image all the time), doing a Black Calibration and hit record, so it would allways just record to RAM over and over. Letting it run that way, recording, waiting how long it would hold untill it would stop recording. From the Moment of hitting the Power button to power it on, to the Camera Showing 0% Battery live was around 1 Hour 7 Minutes, but it didnt Stop recording, so i left it running. At exactly 1 Hour and 10Min 0 Sec it hit 8.88V and i stopped recording, powered it down (soft power down, no hard power down) and hooked up the Charger again, because at that kind of voltage i was pretty sure, that the Chronos itself would propably not stop recording any time soon on its own, but i will possibly damage the Battery because of deep discharge. I dont know what will happen, if you just would continue recording way after 0% Battery live, but 8.88V was the point, where i decided to stop. At some Point either the Camera itself or the Battery will give up, but i dont want to challenge damaging something, especially the completely new battery.
 For any further Questions about batteries and such, if there are any more, it would propably best to move to an other topic with this or make a new one to not get off topic with this one, which is supposed to be a 2.1 Footage Thread.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:00:25 PM »
Shure, that a 14,8V V-mount akku will work? My 1.4 need at least 16V  ;)
Well, things like Voltage Converters do exist....:
 https://www.globalmediapro.com/dp/A2HG93/Globalmediapro-VLP-U-V-Mount-to-DC-Multi-Voltage-Converter/
 Plenty of those are available in all kinds of Voltage Variations. If you need some Strange Voltage, it wouldnt also be all that difficult to build one on your own for some Special Voltage...

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 03:37:13 PM »
Just curious. How many hours of battery life are you getting on yours?
I only got through 1,5 Battery cycles so far, so i cant really say anything from experience yet, also i didnt watch the time with my first bit of goofing around.... But i noticed that on the First Shot with the Screws, which i did in the middle of the night with my "weak" 50W LED Panel and High gain, the Camera got way more hot than with the other Shots on 0dB gain today, with better light. so i would expect that more heat means, battery drains faster, and that High gain would draw more power. But that is just a wild guess from my side right now. Time Will tell about that. However, just from my general sense of time, it drains rather Quick, at least compared to my Nikon1 J5. Have only used those very rarely, but i think (based off the first battery cycle and my few hours with an Sony A7ii...) battery live is somewhat compareable with the Sony A7ii, when i used it indoors for event shooting (Mid-High iso, not too much light... Shooting images, not video, basically change battery every like 20 to 35Minutes to make absolutely sure you dont get below 30 or 25% at any point in time, to not miss potentially important shots). Battery live is kinda decent for what the camera does, in my opinion at least. I mean at least its stand-Alone, runs off of a battery at all, and has an integrated Monitor. Looked at 35k Highspeed-Cameras, that need an huge Beefy Power Brick and a PC to even work. Camera itself is just a 3" Cube with a mount and an Ethernet Jack... With the Chronos you can actually get work done, without an hour of setup...
 I really have no idea but i guess it must be between 1 and 3 Hours, lost track of time when playing. For what i do, its certainly to little battery live to leave the house without additional Batteries, so i will buy two more batteries and keep the three as Backups or for Smaller Shoots. But i think i will go with V-Mount for Power. 200Wh V-Mounts are Affordable, tough, and i allready have a bunch for my lights, so they will be around for shoots anyways most of the time. this should allow for Plenty of shooting time without changing Batterys.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:41:38 PM »
My USB-Soundcard finally broke completely yesterday after Years of hard use and Abuse. Litteraly into pieces... So today i went and bought a New USB-Audio-Interface. And the first thing to do with it is obviously hooking it up to the Trusty Hameg Osciloscope and blast Globetrotter on it to film it with the Chronos. Looks way better than the old one. Settings used: FullHD @1kfps; somewhere around 180 Shutter; 0dB Gain; Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm 0.95 @f/1.2; No grading/ Editing/ Sharpening on this one, also no denoise, just run it to AE very quickly to compress it for posting here and turn up the Saturation a bit on the Green. This one is rather long, but i kept it as is from the Camera .h264 .mp4 File anyways.
 Also, i just noticed, i maybe forgot to do Black-Calibration on the Bottle one, hence the Weird Lines all over the Shadow areas in the Image. Have to keep an eye on this, but still new to the cameras Workflow, so Black-Cal is a thing to remember bevore shooting important stuff.
 For those Who dont know it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2YQD8Go_Hc
That walking Stick-figure is awesome! Also congrats on finally getting your Chronos ;)
Am very happy too. Has been Great fun so far, and so far i havent even used it with propper monitor / Lights/ Lenses, so, really looking forward to this. Also thanks for the Tipps about shipping, those saved at least three days.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 12:16:31 PM »
My USB-Soundcard finally broke completely yesterday after Years of hard use and Abuse. Litteraly into pieces... So today i went and bought a New USB-Audio-Interface. And the first thing to do with it is obviously hooking it up to the Trusty Hameg Osciloscope and blast Globetrotter on it to film it with the Chronos. Looks way better than the old one. Settings used: FullHD @1kfps; somewhere around 180 Shutter; 0dB Gain; Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm 0.95 @f/1.2; No grading/ Editing/ Sharpening on this one, also no denoise, just run it to AE very quickly to compress it for posting here and turn up the Saturation a bit on the Green. This one is rather long, but i kept it as is from the Camera .h264 .mp4 File anyways.
 Also, i just noticed, i maybe forgot to do Black-Calibration on the Bottle one, hence the Weird Lines all over the Shadow areas in the Image. Have to keep an eye on this, but still new to the cameras Workflow, so Black-Cal is a thing to remember bevore shooting important stuff.
 For those Who dont know it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2YQD8Go_Hc

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:18:25 AM »
Slapping Bottle gently. Settings: FullHD @1000fps, 0db Gain, 88 Shutter, Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 25mm 1.4 @ f/4 or f/2.8?; This time no denoise at all (meaning way quicker render), just a preset for color from Magic Bullet Quick Looks, a very Quick Contrast adjustment with Curves (Cutoff to make blacks blacker and White more white), and a small amount of sharpening. Also Higher Bitrate render this time.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:51:31 AM »
Wanted to shoot something today in Sunlight for the first time, and found some Fly that was very interrested in the Chronos 2.1, so i picked her up and brought her into frame. Dont mind the Vignetting and Weird flares, i was trying out a bunch of weird lenses for Super16mm which are actually not fully covering the Sensor, but still very nice and Sharp otherwise. Settings: FullHD @1000fps, 0db Gain, 88 Shutter, Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 25mm 1.4 @ f/4; Grading and a little bit of denoise in AE.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:31:35 AM »
You could try adding film grain if you want to get less banding after denoising.
i could, but i tried a bunch of stuff with all kinds of adding grain to footage a few years ago, and it just ended up completely killing Image Quality after compression for Web/ Delivery. Sure looks pretty nice if you got the Bitrate for that, or even the original uncompressed file on your end when Shooting/ Editing, but the final image, the Viewer gets to see, that is compressed looks even worse then the original with the banding... Might try very subtle grain at some point, but for now i wont add any grain untill i got good enough handling the Camera itself, still rather Tricky for me to find the Sweetspot for some Settings but i will find it out eventually.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Post Chronos 2.1 clips here!
« on: July 31, 2020, 11:30:03 PM »
i would have loved to use Shorter Shutter Speed and Smaller Apperture for Crisper Images and more Depth of Field, also Lower gain allways just improves The Image.... I need to feed that Camera way more Light for that, but wanted to shoot at least something yesterday, that would be worth sharing. Made Screenshots of the Settings. Also that Denoising in AE CS6 renders forever (i allready knew that bevore and also did a lot of other Heavy stuff on my PC, also its an Netbook from 2015, so considering that its not that bad after all...)

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