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Software Dev / Re: Updating the UI: Main Screen Edition
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »
I'm not a big fan of these modern menus Sure they look nice, but are they easy to use? When you have more than two layers, they become very confusing. It would make the viewing area larger, though, wich I would prefer... hard to decide.

I guess, an overlay menu that only appears when needed would be a good idea. Also some options like shutter angle, resolution, etc. can be overlayed as in your example.

Just make sure that the menu looks the same all the time, no matter when and where I click on the screen. What constantly annoys me with the ribbon menus in modern software is the "context sensitivity". An item needs to be in the same place each and every time I want to access it. It mustn't jump around erratically. If this can be achieved, I'm happy. Settings screens etc. should then still be opened full screen and can block the video completely. Just a few important quick settings should be overlayed. In that case it isn't too important to have text labels, because you learn quickly the meanings of the icons.

Software Dev / Re: Updating the UI: Main Screen Edition
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:33:55 PM »
I'm totally with NiNeff!

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:53:52 PM »
Yes, we know that. It also doesn't eat through the battery faster. So basically there's no need for the camera ever to be not armed... except between triggering and saving.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:47:15 PM »
That's a very interesting light! It can be battery powered, and there is a great bundle on that includes two lights and stands and four batteries and loaders. I think'll give that a try, because I needed battery powered lights anyway.

But I start to feel an urgent need for an aluminum crate to carry all that stuff by now...

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:43:59 PM »
Otherwise the camera would be "shaking" from pushing the button every time, which can make some videos worthless.

I think if you need to start the camera in the instance you want the first frame to be recorded, your setup is wrong.

Still I'd prefer to be able start a recording remotely. The auto save and restart setting only works when you always save the whole buffer. I don't usually do that. So for me it's more a thing of getting used to, because I need to walk up to the camera after each shot anyway. It's just counter intuitive to start a new recording immediately after saving, and not just before the actual scene taking place. Even if it doesn't affect battery life.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:28:45 PM »
Still I think it would be more consistent to be able to start recording via trigger, too.

I usually don't save the whole buffer, so I'll walk to the camera in between shots anyway. But it's just not intuitive to stop recording by remote trigger, walk to the camera to safe the file, start recording on the camera, walk away, do whatever I want, and stop recording remotely. If I want to redo the shot, but already triggered the camera, I need to walk up to it and start recording, even if I have a large button right in front of me.

I'll be much more intuitive if both triggers worked the same.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos Meetup Germany
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:16:48 PM »
He lives not too far from Heidelberg.

Software Dev / Re: Remote power on
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:14:12 PM »
Use a model airplane servo motor instead...

Not a nice workaround, but will keep the camera intact.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:30:11 AM »
The trigger on top of the camera does start and stop, if I remember right.

I also think it would be very useful. If I use a remote trigger, usually I'm not at the camera. So it would be very helpful to also arm the camera remotely to take several shot without going back and forth.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: May 13, 2018, 11:34:25 PM »
having a gun sight on the camera makes following a target super easy!

Sounds very interesting. Can you show us what you made there?

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Anyone from Berlin?
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:59:27 AM »
Aber im Schwarzwald bin ich gerade für ein paar Tage, genauer gesagt in Baden-Baden. Also, wenn ich die Kamera mal sehen könnte, sie würde mich schon interessieren! Sind wir in der Nähe?

Schade, erst jetzt gesehen... noch näher als Baden-Baden wäre beinahe nicht gegangen. Bist Du noch dort? Ich bin derzeit in Elternzeit, und daher sehr flexibel.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Anyone from Berlin?
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:02:12 AM »
Ich kann leider nur den Schwarzwald anbieten.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:21:40 AM »
Wow, impressive hangfires... never saw that so obviously.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: 2nd battery
« on: January 21, 2018, 10:32:50 PM »
As suggested, I bought the AkkuKing batteries in replacement. They have the same snug fit as the originally supplied DSTE battery. They look so exactly the same, that I'm sure they actually are from the same factory.

But still I need a tool like a popsickle stick to pry the battery out the first few milimeters. The cover closes hard on the batteries, DSTE and AkkuKing. The compartment does shave off a little plastic on all of these batteries.

I'm aware this was a first production run, but for a series production 4000$ camera this seems not OK. The battery compartment needs to be changed on the next batch. Even if the price of spare batteries is small in comparison to the camera value, any EN-EL4a should fit, not only certain brands, and not only when jammed in forcefully and extracted with the use of a tool.

I really like my camera and I'm very happy that I got mine from the kickstarter campaign. But the battery compartment is an annoying pain for me, where I film I usually don't have power. A conveniently changeable battery is an important point to me.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Focus Aid
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:07:30 AM »
Good idea, thanks! I'll give that a try.

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