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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Type of RAM
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
1 x 16, so get another 16 to upgrade to 32

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Type of RAM
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:29:02 AM »
For anyone in the UK looking for a RAM upgrade, MrMemory has the correct modules. I've upgraded both of my cameras with them and no problems at all.

https://www.mrmemory.co.uk/all-products/16gb-ddr3-pc3-12800-1600mhz-204-pin-sodimm

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Type of RAM
« on: March 16, 2018, 07:15:12 AM »
You take the 4 bolts out from the back, carefully disconnect the 3 ribbon cables so you can separate the display from the body.

Then take 4 screws out securing the main PCB from the body.

Carefully disconnect the 2 (i think) ribbon cables linking it to the main sensor PCB and then you'll have full access to the memory module connectors on the other side of the main PCB.

It's not difficult as long as you're careful with the ribbon cables and their connectors. If you are unsure how the ribbon cable connectors work, ask here first or do some googling.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Type of RAM
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:42:37 AM »
This is what David has said before:

"while opening the camera doesn't void the warranty, damage due to improper user repairs isn't covered."

So, upgrading the RAM won't void anything but you need to be sure you are using the correct module(s) and you don't damage anything.

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As long as you've installed Python as David details, the easiest way is to create a folder on your PC, copy the pyraw2dng.py file and your .raw file from the Chronos into it, then create a batch file to run it.

I've attached an example .bat file you can use.

So, in the folder you should have test.bat, test.raw and pyraw2dng.py. Edit your .bat file with a text editor to get the resolution and raw filename correct then just double click the test.bat file and it should run.

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Quote from: patrickrebstock
how do you execute the script can you post screenshots for us not familiar with terminal?


Are you PC-based?

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
A couple of new clips taken recently to test out RAW mode capture:

A black powder cannon:

https://youtu.be/Pvo1mEXXQ2s

Snow on a holly leaf:

https://youtu.be/rnCRfNZI0lE

A snowflake:

https://youtu.be/cDkK7L4CzS4

(Yes, we've had some snow here!)

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Software Dev / Re: Updating the UI: Record Settings Edition
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:23:05 AM »
Something which might help those of you worried about 'fat finger' syndrome...

(This also helps when outside in the cold and wearing gloves).

I had one of these I got originally to use on an old smartphone which had a terrible touch screen. I've now got a better phone, so this was lying around and I thought I'd try it with the Chronos. 

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Executive-Stylus-Touchscreen-Devices/dp/B008ULX012/ref=sr_1_5?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1519842118&sr=1-5&keywords=Touch+Screen+Stylus+Pen

It works a treat, so much so that I've tethered it to the side of my Chronos so it's always to hand.


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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 RAW conversion tool - pyraw2dng
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:13:25 AM »
I've now managed to get over the 4GB limit using the method Dan D found, but on a Windows 10 PC.

If you want to save RAW files larger than 4GB, here's what you do:

Download and install the free utilities 'MiniTool Partition Wizard Free' and 'Ext2Fsd'.
Format a USB stick or SD card as EXT3 using MiniTool Partition Wizard. I've used a 128GB USB stick successfully.
Plug it into the Chronos and select it in the Save Location dropdown. If it doesn't appear, something's gone wrong with the formatting of the drive.
Record and save to the EXT3 drive (when you get the 4GB warning message just tell it to save anyway.)
When finished saving, plug the card/stick into your PC and use Ext2Fsd to copy the contents to an NTFS drive. 

I just did this with a 21GB recording. It took 47 minutes to save to the stick, but we know it's going to be slow at the moment.
The main thing is it worked I don't have the 4GB limit any more.

I think I better free up some hard drive space now  ;D

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 RAW conversion tool - pyraw2dng
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:46:20 AM »
I have made some raw recordings at different resolutions but didn't make a note of the settings.

How can I find out what length and width to put into the script just from the RAW file?

You'll need to use trial and error for now, unfortunately. Try different values for horizontal resolution, leaving the vertical resolution set to 1024, until you get an image that looks clear. Once you have horizontal resolution set correctly, it's much easier to figure out the proper vertical resolution just by looking at the output image.

This conversion tool is very much a stopgap measure until we have this functionality built into the camera.

Ok I guessed the right number, so I can process those raw files now! Thanks.

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Camera (16GB Color) for sale
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:54:43 AM »
Can you confirm a price in GBP?

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 RAW conversion tool - pyraw2dng
« on: February 26, 2018, 01:58:59 AM »
Absolutely agree with all of that. RAW is the only way to go IMO but to make it usable we need:

Remove 4GB filesize limit
Speed up write to the SD/USB
Include metadata somehow with each recording

I'm happy to do a lot of post processing as that can be largely automated and I am about to order a nice new i7 8700-based PC :)
RAW+jpg would be nice, but not if it impacts on save time too much.

Of course, if all of this can be achieved once we have tethered ethernet working, that will probably be the better way to go anyway.

I still need some way to find out what resolution is of some of the raw files I recorded yesterday...


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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: February 25, 2018, 02:32:35 PM »
Some shotgun shooting from today. The sun was out for a change!

https://youtu.be/955eyc2-8_A

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 RAW conversion tool - pyraw2dng
« on: February 25, 2018, 09:27:56 AM »
I have made some raw recordings at different resolutions but didn't make a note of the settings.

How can I find out what length and width to put into the script just from the RAW file?

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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 RAW conversion tool - pyraw2dng
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:13:05 AM »
The 4GB limit is going to be an issue when saving in RAW mode, so I'm hoping you can solve it soon!

I tried EXT3 formatting, but I couldn't get it to work.

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