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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« Last post by Chronos_User on July 17, 2018, 11:28:32 PM »
You're right Fyodor,
my thoughts where with my Canon DSLR, not the chronos :D

The problem that I've got is that the machines I'm filming with the chronos are running for a few minutes before I would be able to get to my camera. I just can't start recording and do an auto save, as the memory card would be full of worthless video before I even see the action I want to record..
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« Last post by John DeLonghi on July 17, 2018, 02:56:45 AM »
Anyone tried these lights. I hope it doesn't flicker

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCJSK5V/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A25BIGUW7MK12R&psc=1

I am planing to buy two of these lights in additional to my Godox. Yes I only do macro shots and hopefully it works ok

Look at the power consumption - 40W @12-15V. That's not going to be a bright enough light for our needs.
It's maybe similar output to the Godox LED500.
I've got a Godox LED1000 and I don't find it much use for high speed work other than maybe using it as a weak fill-in.
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« Last post by Fyodor 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 amazon.de 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...
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« Last post by Fyodor 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.
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Trigger can just stop recording
« Last post by Chronos_User on July 16, 2018, 10:57:54 PM »
If you're right and most cameras work that way, that would be really sad.
From my point it makes much sense to be able to start AND stop recording with the trigger. Otherwise the camera would be "shaking" from pushing the button every time, which can make some videos worthless.

@tesla500, can you impliment that trigger option into the next update please?
Otherwise, I bought the camera without and it's now worthless for me :/
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« Last post by dominoguru2 on July 16, 2018, 08:47:32 PM »
Anyone tried these lights. I hope it doesn't flicker

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCJSK5V/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A25BIGUW7MK12R&psc=1

I am planing to buy two of these lights in additional to my Godox. Yes I only do macro shots and hopefully it works ok
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« Last post by Nikon1 on July 16, 2018, 01:25:36 AM »
If you could find a cheap way to Power and Cool those 500W LED-Chips, it might be a realy cheap way of getting Tons of Light:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/500W-Watt-High-Power-LED-Lamp-Chip-60000LM-Natural-white-Light-60-70V-5500K/222391258897?hash=item33c78d4f11:g:MxwAAOSwciVXP81z
I have not tried those one yet myself.
But i Have a Giant Heatsink Lying around, which could take 2000 to 3000W for sure.
My Plan was to buy four of those LEDīs for a Total of 2000W LED-Power.
Because we have 230V here in Germany i wanted to use some easy circut with an transformer to boost the Voltage from the Wall a bit up to 280V and build an simple Current-Regulator.
That would give me a portable, passive cooled 2000W LED-Lamp for around 300€, because i have the Heatsink, an Transformer and most of the other stuff already lying around here.
If i want to use the Lamp for Longer at a time, i maybe need to add a Fan then.
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« Last post by Nikon1 on July 16, 2018, 01:13:59 AM »
I bought a godox 100W and it doesnt't flicker however the lighting is so dark still. I am not sure how many Godox I need to buy until the lighting is good like my slr which lighting is perfect every time. With good lighting comes good quality slo motion videos. With not so good lighting, the quality is not good.  Chronus is a very expensive hobby.
Depends mostly on how big of a Scene you want to Light with that one 100W LED-Light. Also depends a Lot on your exposure-Time /Framerate.
If you want to Light some small part of your Desk and take some Macro-Shots in Slow-Motion, it should be Plenty of Light for most of the time.
If you want to Light a football-Field (realy stupid big example) with that one 100W LED you will run into problems, even with Modern DSLRīs for normal Video.
The closer you (can) place your Light to the Object, you want to Light, the brighter it will be.
And if you have a smaller Area to Light up, it will also be Brighter.
If you want to Light something of the size of an normal Room you will need quite some Light for that, even at "just" 1500fps.
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I did hear a Fimmaker once say, that you should invest as much money into Lighting than you spend on the Camera you are Using, if you want a realy good result.
And i think, that especialy for Highspeed-Video it is mostly true. An exception might be, if you are able to Use Sunlight (and maybe reflectors) all the time when you are Filming.
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Let's talk lighting
« Last post by dominoguru2 on July 15, 2018, 06:52:39 PM »
I bought a godox 100W and it doesnt't flicker however the lighting is so dark still. I am not sure how many Godox I need to buy until the lighting is good like my slr which lighting is perfect every time. With good lighting comes good quality slo motion videos. With not so good lighting, the quality is not good.  Chronus is a very expensive hobby.
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Chronos User Discussion / Serial numbers
« Last post by Michaelslimb on July 14, 2018, 08:56:03 PM »
Like many items with serial numbers, that should Identify the chassis mainly.

D/P
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