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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2018, 05:05:32 AM »
sounds good, yeah i like the colors to look real i can wait

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #76 on: April 08, 2018, 04:50:16 PM »
I've noticed a couple of bugs with this beta firmware.

1) The software complains that the file already exists when the typing dialog box is not closed and when the save button is pressed.
2) After about 40-50 video saves, pressing save sometimes changes the camera screen to a gray screen, instead of giving an indication that frames are being saved. However the video gets saved, and after saving.. the camera does not return to live view. I can only get back to the live view if I power down the camera and restart.




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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #77 on: April 25, 2018, 01:44:09 PM »
We have opted to delay the release until this is done, because colour is a fairly important feature of the colour cameras. We're hoping to have something ready next week.

Soooo, how are things with you? Work going OK? ;)

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2018, 08:01:15 PM »
Our current plan is to release the upcoming version of the software, 0.3, on Wednesday. "For real this time. We swear." We've been testing the new version internally, which has led to some bugs being caught and fixed. Simon fixed the colours and it looks great - reds especially show up way better now. 8) We've also fixed the issues we were having with our alternate recording modes, so that's good to go now as well.

I've noticed a couple of bugs with this beta firmware.

1) The software complains that the file already exists when the typing dialog box is not closed and when the save button is pressed.
2) After about 40-50 video saves, pressing save sometimes changes the camera screen to a gray screen
Both the issues should be fixed by the upcoming release.

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #79 on: May 01, 2018, 01:19:29 AM »
I cant wait to see the results.
Color on most of the Chronos Footage i have seen so far looked wrong to me somehow.
I am realy happy you found the problem here.

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2018, 10:19:58 AM »
Simon fixed the colours and it looks great - reds especially show up way better now.

Oh THAT'S exciting!

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2018, 10:23:19 AM »
are there already sample images [edit] or Footage [/edit] from that?
Something like bevore - after shots?
Would realy like to see that.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 12:17:42 AM by Nikon1 »

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #82 on: May 02, 2018, 02:05:35 PM »
Simon fixed the colours and it looks great - reds especially show up way better now. 8)

Did you hire somebody else named Simon who also wanted to look at the colour processing pipeline, or did I clone() or time-machine mysqlf? ;) Let me know if you'd like any testing/help here! This is a tricky area.

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated Jan 4 2018
« Reply #83 on: May 03, 2018, 01:19:01 PM »
Our current plan is to release the upcoming version of the software, 0.3, on Wednesday. "For real this time. We swear." We've been testing the new version internally, which has led to some bugs being caught and fixed. Simon fixed the colours and it looks great - reds especially show up way better now. 8) We've also fixed the issues we were having with our alternate recording modes, so that's good to go now as well.

Because today is thursday, I wanted to ask, where is the update?  ;)

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated May 3 2018
« Reply #84 on: May 03, 2018, 08:31:28 PM »
New update posted, see here

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated May 3 2018
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2018, 01:40:41 AM »
can someone please update his chronos and take a Quick Shot of something with some different colors in frame?
Just the Same Shot with same Settings bevore and after Software Update.
I would just realy like to see how much better colors became with this release, but cant test it on my own because i have no chronos yet.
I never realy liked the colors of Footage from the chronos, but i think colors should be much better now.

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated May 3 2018
« Reply #86 on: May 04, 2018, 04:49:25 AM »
These are framegrabs shot with the same setup just the firmware is different.
Scene lit with 5500K panel, settings were 1280x1024, 50% shutter.
H.264 @ 2bit/pixel
WB and BL set just before each recording

Ver 0.2.5:



Ver 0.3.0 RC1:



RAW frame (no processing done other than convert to .png):

« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 07:48:51 AM by John DeLonghi »

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated May 3 2018
« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2018, 04:58:23 AM »
Wow, thanks a lot for that quick answer.
That is quite some difference.
is it just me, or does the new firmware have a bit of an yellow touch in this one?
Besides of that it looks good to me.

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Re: Software V0.3 Beta - Updated May 3 2018
« Reply #88 on: May 04, 2018, 07:32:49 AM »
I white balanced and black levelled both just before shooting each clip but it does look different. I'm going to do a few more tests to see how the WB is affected.
I've now had a chance to carry out some correction to both clips and once I correct WB and bring the level up on the 0.3.0 clip, they look pretty similar.

The lighting and lens settings were the same for both clips BTW.

A bit later I'll post the videos.

I'd be interested to know why there seems to be a pink cast in the raw image even though I set WB.

From the above, it's obvious that raw is still the way to go if you want the best possible results, but I suppose that will always be the case.
It would be good if the H.264 image could be a bit brighter and sharper. I find that more of an issue than colours being a bit off.

Anyway, here's the video straight out of the camera using the 0.3.0 firmware and saving in H.264:

https://youtu.be/eBRqvvl5TdM

and here's the version put together from the RAW frames with a bit of tweaking to show the ultimate quality:

https://youtu.be/IQM21j73wO4
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 11:14:08 AM by John DeLonghi »