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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Home made accessories
« on: October 26, 2019, 05:48:48 AM »
... picatinny rail...

Since my metal working tools consist of a hacksaw & a few files & I don't (yet) have a 3D printer I made mine out of hard maple finished with tung oil to match the pistol grip.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:14:15 PM »

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Home made accessories
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:36:25 PM »
Nice accessories Sael.
I'm interested in your attachment for tracking fast moving objects.  I don't have a 3D printer (yet) but I'm sure I can figure out another way to attach some kind of sighting device to the camera. What is the thing that's labelled RioRand?

Found it on Amazon

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: August 01, 2019, 07:26:03 PM »
I'm sure you've heard about the Hydraulic Press channel. I'm thinking of starting the Redneck Hydraulic Press channel:

The wiring is easy using these

You don't need a signal - the trigger will work with a simple open/close switch.  And you don't need BNC cable, any 2 conductor wire will work.  The BNC to 2-wire connectors I found on Amazon makes things easy.

You can see my home made trigger switches here:

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: July 23, 2019, 03:18:57 AM »
Diet Coke & Mentos

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:30:21 PM »
Slo mo birds at our feeders. All video recorded at 1057 fps, edited with PowerDirector 16.

That is awesome!
I've been a space geek since the 1960's, now I'm a slo mo geek.
Question: is the blue Danube recording public domain? My biggest problem with posting my YouTube videos is selecting music that's not copyrighted with the associated problems if it is

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Home made accessories
« on: June 26, 2019, 05:26:26 PM »
Great idea! I'm sure you could also 3D print something sturdy enough too with a good design. Perhaps PETG?

Yes I could.
If I had a 3D printer.
(next toy - maybe)

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Home made accessories
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:20:58 PM »
Here are 2 trigger cables I made.
The one on the left uses a snow shovel handle for the grip & a mini push button I had lying around.  The other one uses a stick handle with a mini limit switch leftover from another project for the trigger.  In both cases I used flexible speaker wire & BNC to Screw Terminal connectors I got from Amazon.
Both work fine but I like the feel of the limit switch better since it has a noticeable click when depressed.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Home made accessories
« on: June 16, 2019, 05:34:23 PM »
... could you please explain what this sort of grip is for?

I'm playing with recording birds around our feeders, sometimes without a tripod. When the camera is hand held & I'm changing settings or adjusting the lens etc I find it awkward to hold the camera securely with one hand so I thought I would try this.  It does feel more secure to me but I've noticed, as I mentioned above that it is a little front heavy.  Once I find a more ergonomic stick, version 2.0 will move the mount point closer to my wrist.

Chronos User Discussion / Home made accessories
« on: June 15, 2019, 03:45:26 PM »
I was looking for a pistol grip for my 1.4 but the ones I saw on Amazon all have a mounting screw that is too short (the female thread is the bottom of the camera case is a bit recessed) so I made my own.
I started with a small maple branch that felt good in my hand & cut it to size. The mounting screw is made of an old plastic knob with a piece of 1/4" bolt epoxied into it. Sanded then finished with tung oil.
High tech meets low tech.
Its a bit front heavy so I'll keep my eye open for a more suitably shaped branch when I'm cutting firewood this summer.


Chronos User Discussion / Re: Segmented recording problem
« on: June 13, 2019, 05:58:10 AM »
It doesn't explain, why the last segment is double the frames.
I think I have an explanation:
When I did the test, the camera was sitting on my desk & I rotated it after each trigger so that I could see the beginning & end of each segment on playback.  After I triggered the last segment, I didn't change the camera position. As foobar noted above, the camera would immediately start recording the next segment, overwriting the first.  Since I hadn't changed the camera position, the overwritten 1st segment looked the same as the last segment on playback.  I thought it was a double length segment whereas it was really 2 segments of the same still scene.

Chronos User Discussion / Re: Segmented recording problem
« on: June 08, 2019, 05:13:00 AM »
But, we do want to add an option to disable the ring buffer.
Good idea

One more thing regarding Segmented & Gated Burst recording - a software wish list item:
I'm not sure there is enough display real estate but it would be handy to see how much memory has been used in each of these modes. 
In Segmented mode "used of total Segments"
In Gated Burst mode "pct% used" or "seconds used of total Seconds" or a full/empty type gauge.

I would be willing to give up a bit of image space on the display for this feature.

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