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I like the second one, good job on that. I'd only add the possibility to write custom text in addition to the presets (%frame%, ...) and the possibility to have the timings as 01:23:45.678 for example (because following a dozen digits number when you are editing or even just watching the video is not super easy) or even better: to be able to specify our own format (like the date() function in PHP for example) with something like h:m:s.M (or %h%:%m%:%s%.%ms% so we can have prettier tags (ms instead of M...)) for example.
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Software Dev / Re: Updating the UI: Battery
« Last post by Nikon1 on July 20, 2018, 01:18:18 AM »
I'd love to add in more "little sounds" to the UI, like a little click when pressing a button.
If you do that, then please also add an Option to turn off all those sounds as well, since some People (Like me) maybe dont like to have them.
I get the point, why someone maybe wants to have those Sounds on his UI, but for me one of the first things to do with a new Camera is to turn all those UI-Sound-Effects off...
That would be one of the most anoying things i could think of, if it makes all the Sounds, and you canīt even turn it off, if you would like to do that.
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Software Dev / Updating the UI: Motion trigger configuration
« Last post by DDR on July 19, 2018, 07:53:24 PM »
In a previous post, some time ago, I'd drawn up a revised triggers screen. I've produced a revised version for (hypothetical) motion triggering.

Trigger action screen:


Most of the modifiers for the electrical triggers don't apply any more, so they've been removed. A live preview of the motion trigger area has been added in. The active area can be dragged around like on the recording settings screen. Clicking the Configure button below it brings us to the motion trigger configuration screen.



Motion Trigger Configuration


Instead of describing how the motion trigger configuration screen works, I'd like to hear how you think it should work. Most people will be coming to this screen without foreknowledge when they're using the camera. First impressions matter! :)
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Software Dev / Updating the UI: Output Stamping (data, watermark on final video)
« Last post by DDR on July 19, 2018, 05:32:12 PM »
One of the more often requested features for the Chronos is the ability to see exact timing information, so you can figure out when an event occurred relative to a trigger. This is especially useful for trigger modes where the framerate may not be consistent, such as with shutter gating.


I've designed two screens. The first and the simplest is what I'm intending to include in the initial version of the redesigned UI. I think it covers most of the use-cases, and it's a lot simpler to implement.

(I'm not sure why the arrows on the number inputs got rendered as "a"s. They should just be up/down wedges. 🤷)


The second is a more advanced screen, which exposes more of the hardware capabilities. It would only be useful if we had more than three options, or if there were a solid use-case for having the flexibility to format timing and frame count.


The %percent-key% format would let you burn metadata into the video for easy consumption, since not every video player displays metadata so well. (eg., the pictured "Trg: %TimeFromTrigger%" would actually print something like "Trg: +204515.1ns" in the corner of a saved frame of video.) If in the future we capture metadata on a per-frame basis, then we'll have a bunch of fields which would be quite amenable to this interface.

In both screens, images are pulled from the root folder of a USB stick you insert. (We might get a proper file-browser some day, as part of an on-camera footage management and review system.)


As always, please let me know your thoughts on the matter. If I've missed anything you would find important, now is the best time to let me know. :)
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Software Dev / Re: Remote power on
« Last post by DDR on July 19, 2018, 03:39:48 PM »
We're aiming to have "wake on power" available through the planned battery/power screen. It'll start the camera when power is supplied. When we release the planned HTTP API, you'll be able to use that to turn off the camera remotely, as well as just unplugging it. Unfortunately, there will never be a 'turn camera on' api call, due to the logistics of the situation.

Hope that helps!
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Software Dev / Re: Updating the UI: Battery
« Last post by DDR on July 19, 2018, 03:21:15 PM »
What's Voltage vs Charge? What is each trying to tell me?
Nikon1 is correct.
Does the regular user need both?
No. The electrical engineers around the office wanted it though. ;)
It might be useful to determine battery issues when things go wrong.

Looks great so far. Can we also please get an audible alarm on low battery? I know there's a speaker in the chronos.  ;)
That seems reasonable. I should probably add a visual warning to the main screen, too, now that you mention it.
I'd love to add in more "little sounds" to the UI, like a little click when pressing a button.

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Software Dev / Re: Updating the UI: Battery
« Last post by NiNeff on July 19, 2018, 01:30:08 PM »
Looks great so far. Can we also please get an audible alarm on low battery? I know there's a speaker in the chronos.  ;)
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« Last post by Nikon1 on July 19, 2018, 12:48:07 PM »
Thank you :)
No no no, The real time part was filmed with a Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Cam. :) (also see the video discripton for all my (video)camaras)
I wish there will be a 4K Chronos-Version in the future ... or at least a FullHD Version * _______ * Oh my... Alone the idea lets me save money on it. :D
I am waiting for a affordable 1080p Highspeed-Camera with reasonable image-quality for a realy long time.
But i realy hope, there would come something up sometime soon.
The GH5, the Nikon1-Line and The Chronos are a big step in the right Direction, but we still have quite some way to go...
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« Last post by Buddlich on July 19, 2018, 12:12:05 PM »
It's bee time! :D

https://youtu.be/RY1jbDv8aOo
Nice Footage, have just been able to watch in 480p, because of slow internet and not so much time... but looks realy sharp at 480p.
Is that first real-time part of the Video also filmed with the Chronos? It has MUCH more Vibrant Colors and also more Contrast than the highspeed-Footage. Or is it just different Grading.
Havenīt seen the video in full resolution, but if the first part of the video would be actualy 4k resolution, then it was maybe shot on an GH4 or GH5 or alike anyways...?

Thank you :)
No no no, The real time part was filmed with a Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Cam. :) (also see the video discripton for all my (video)camaras)
I wish there will be a 4K Chronos-Version in the future ... or at least a FullHD Version * _______ * Oh my... Alone the idea lets me save money on it. :D
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Chronos User Discussion / Re: Chronos 1.4 Footage Thread
« Last post by Nikon1 on July 19, 2018, 11:32:08 AM »
It's bee time! :D

https://youtu.be/RY1jbDv8aOo
Nice Footage, have just been able to watch in 480p, because of slow internet and not so much time... but looks realy sharp at 480p.
Is that first real-time part of the Video also filmed with the Chronos? It has MUCH more Vibrant Colors and also more Contrast than the highspeed-Footage. Or is it just different Grading.
Havenīt seen the video in full resolution, but if the first part of the video would be actualy 4k resolution, then it was maybe shot on an GH4 or GH5 or alike anyways...?
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