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    AaronL reacted to John Parker in Samsung NX1 Film Convert is out!   
    Hi all, FilmConvert here. We've just released a v2 of the NX1 camera profile which corrects some of the color issues you may have experienced. Download from www.filmconvert.com/download/camera-profile
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    AaronL got a reaction from vaga in Where can I get a New NX1?   
    build quality is also a major difference, nx1 is built like a tank.
    also it is weather proof and has a built in flash.
    nx1 also has different profiles suchas Gamma DR which nx500 doesnt have.
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    AaronL got a reaction from Pavel MaÅ¡ek in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    That's my son, he showed me this forum!, he will be 11 in july, ..My little Speilberg!
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    AaronL got a reaction from Pavel MaÅ¡ek in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    agreed DPStewart, for me personally, I dont care about any of the additions, bit rate is the only thing I care about so far as I have an NX1. I am still yet to try it, as my camera is currently travelling with my brother. but looking forward to giving it a go when I get it back! keep up the good work all involved,
    ..and I think most following the progress of the hack know where credit is due where the credit is due.
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    AaronL got a reaction from DPStewart in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    agreed DPStewart, for me personally, I dont care about any of the additions, bit rate is the only thing I care about so far as I have an NX1. I am still yet to try it, as my camera is currently travelling with my brother. but looking forward to giving it a go when I get it back! keep up the good work all involved,
    ..and I think most following the progress of the hack know where credit is due where the credit is due.
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    AaronL reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    You may want to read this :-). Enjoy.
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    AaronL reacted to DPStewart in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    I don't exactly understand why anyone would even want to use a hack that doesn't increase the bit rate and image quality.

     
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    AaronL got a reaction from sandro in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    That's my son, he showed me this forum!, he will be 11 in july, ..My little Speilberg!
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    AaronL got a reaction from Liam in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    That's my son, he showed me this forum!, he will be 11 in july, ..My little Speilberg!
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    AaronL reacted to Geoff CB in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Yeah this pulling the bitrate from the hack to support the newest firmware is not good, splitting an already small community up in to two groups
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    AaronL got a reaction from MountneerMan in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    4k Raw at 24fps would be amazing, if even for a few seconds.
     
    edit:.. since the nx1 can shoot raw at 15fps burst mode, would it be possible to get 24fps out of it with silent shutter?
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    AaronL got a reaction from Davey in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    I bet you were that button smashing friend that always played as Eddie gordo in Tekken.
     
     
    Also, nice work op, I enjoyed the music vid!
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    AaronL reacted to sandro in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Great footage, the ultimate test is high ISO...
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    AaronL got a reaction from Zak Forsman in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    I bet you were that button smashing friend that always played as Eddie gordo in Tekken.
     
     
    Also, nice work op, I enjoyed the music vid!
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    AaronL got a reaction from Marco Tecno in NX1 - Firmware Update V1.41!!!   
    Its just for people using bluetooth with androids marshmallow. If it doesn't relate to you, then best off not installing it.
    ye ol code debugging curse..

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    AaronL got a reaction from Marco Tecno in FILMCONVERT's new poll ! : "which camera profile should we do next" // our chance for NX support   
    As somebody that doesnt have film convert, can somebody please explain how it works, (if they were to make an nx1 profile) if i purchase the software, will the nx1 profile come as standard?, or do i have to purchase the different profile for the differently cameras that I have.
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    AaronL reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    not yet, keyscan is killed in the process of updating the hibernation image. Please be patient, I received the burner so i am working on it.
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    AaronL reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    (1) and (2): Some explanations.
    Scripts are stored on the SD card. SD cards are optimized for sustained writes and generally slower than internal emmc flash, especially for mixed read/writes. When you start to mix script reads and video writes you are confusing the sdcard (internal) flash memory controller and since the card is optimized for large writes it will behave badly for short reads like those of scripts. Especially when these are comparatively rare in between long sustained writes. The ARM core running Tizen and the user interface is single threaded and not very fast (the fast ones are running the non-Tizen T-Kernel operating the camera hardware). You WILL see slowness because the UI has to wait for the keyscan to finish which in turn waits for the scripts to finish which in turn get read from a (comparatively) slow card the SD before it (the UI) can continue with whatever it was doing. the scripts heavily use the Linux shell, launching it every single time a script is launched (and remember for us scripts are launching other scripts - nested scripts). Bottom line, there are several things someone will need to do before you will get better performance:
    RUN, don't walk, from storing any script/mod/hack on SD card. This is the single greatest reason for slowness, and to make things worse, it is highly dependent on card model (and more expensive cards will not necessarily make things better because it may happen that high end cards will work less well for small reads than cheaper "non-optimized for writes" cards. Otto is doing something about this but AFAIK it is still experimental although not rocket science. But you will also have to overcome your fear of storing mods internally. After all, once you did the BT mod, you basically did 95% of what is required anyway and successfully passed the "dangerous" phase of changing camera rootfs. I do think that we need to improve that mod to enable mod bypass during boot just in case something goes wrong with any of the internal mods, and that we need to have a "mod witness" permanently on the screen to show that mods are enabled, but this is minor. Eliminate multiple scripts from "production" mods. Scripts are fantastic for getting functionality in your hands and to allow fast test turnaround and mod interface evolution but ultimately there needs to be a consolidated mod that sits in ONE binary. This is, by the way, I think, one of the reasons for the fat di-camera-app that runs the entire camera UI. Script support needs to stay (both card and internal) but over time, all mods should aspire to be part of a main mod binary. Ideally, a mod should go through multiple stages: SD card based while it is evaluated and goes through fast changes and updates and while we are NOT CERTAIN that it will not damage the camera internal when determined as safe for camera and changes are not so frequent once stable and generally accepted, optimize and integrate as binary (non-shell script) in a main executable mod for fastest speed. There you go.
    Also, from what I can see in the firmware, it seems that the data flow in the camera goes: Sensor => DRIME (that is operated by T-Kernel) => Tizen kernel => write on card. The reason Tizen and not T-Kernel writes on card is that you cannot have multiple operating systems write on the card at the same time. This means that if we bloat memory use on Tizen, its capacity to maintain sustained writes is lowered compared to what it might achieve with more free RAM. In turn, this means: avoid shell scripts or heavy programs (like my gdb bitrate mod version).
    This, IMO, is also the reason the "poker" method allows faster performance than the "gdb" method. It is also the reason I am working towards an even better method than "poker" which will consolidate the "memory change" mods in one binary without the need to stop the di-camera-app multiple times (which is very time consuming for the CPU).
    Finally: Would anyone mind starting something like a gofundme campaign for a NX500. Mine needs a replacement power button (I kind of abused mine I guess) and I am reluctant to keep working on it after I get it repaired.
    It is too bad because with time, based on what I see in the camera, and if there was a developer community built around it, the hardware could achieve wonders. And to be clear, Otto, Kino Seed, Chant, and me do not "community" make IMO, like for example Magic Lantern. If you guys want anything close to ML you will need to do a lot more about spreading the word and competing for developers time/recruiting new ones.
    Regards
    Vasile
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    AaronL reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57685081
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    AaronL reacted to Chant in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Just caught up with this thread, are most people formatting with the windows/other os format program?

    Ive been using https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
    For the longest time it has worked way better than anything windows does, as my first test with a sandisk extreme pro 32GBs uhs-1 gave me 200mbs right off the bat. Try this and reformat the cards and see if you gain speed. Might work for the uhs-2 card that seem slower than they should.

    Still sorting through firmware and dumping data from the camera. My day job has gotten busy so I have not had the time to post here but I have not slowed down my work. But whats happened is amazing, seems like more people are finding these mods, maybe samsung will notice.
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    AaronL reacted to Geoff CB in Warning: Do not get Devinchi Resolve for NX1 Native editing.   
    Just a heads up, I purchased the pro version of Resolve to unlock the H265 editing. Unfortunately the program does not support the audio stream from the camera, so you will get great looking video, but will not get any audio on your clips!
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    AaronL reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    No idea but I doubt it w/o replacing the codec. Chant might eventually be able to do something about it but don't hold your breath. At the moment I see a slight chance to get:
    more resolutions (i.e. 2.5K on NX1) the high rate 2.5K on NX500 (subject to dangerous manipulations on burner cam) maybe higher res and rate MJPEG out of NX1 (although TBH I do not think it would reach the quality of 150-160 Mbps hevc) with a lot of luck disable or reduce video NR (I might take a look at this at some point in the future but this will definitely involve weeks of work so not too keen to start). Basically Chant is looking into adding true new stuff.
    I have been looking more on the side of tweaking what's already in there - easier than Chant's ambitions but I already picked the low and medium hanging fruits.
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    AaronL reacted to DPStewart in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Well well well, do 30-days for a minor felony and I come back to THIS! A bit-rate hack. Outstanding.

    Now, I'd like to make very clear that in the case of the GH2 just increasing the bit-rate often caused as many new problems as it fixed. Generating a compressed image involves a whole slew of data factors that affect each other. That's why there was like 200 different hack patches folks made as they tried experimenting with the different data points.
    Many of the attempts simply crashed or injected all sorts of other instability. Some made certain artifacts worse. Some fixed one thing but broke another.

    The fact that this mod can double the bit-rate is amazingly promising. And remember - you often won't see any "overall" difference. Especially because this camera generates such a great image already. I would advise looking only at the areas that previously had been problems. That's really all we need anyway. Just those few problems fixed. Then this camera is much more of an all-around winner.

    SD-Cards: I would not even attempt to record at these new high bit-rates without a card like the Sandisk Extreme PRO or a similar card. You're begging for heartbreak if you do.

    We may very well find that there are hidden data matrices that need to work in conjunction with each other to do things like lessen macro blocking, over sharpening, and noise.
    That's what there was on the GH2's. It's reasonable to expect some similar complications.

    Rock-On everybody!
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    AaronL reacted to Chant in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Minor update, still doing what Im doing, still digging and documenting what changes Im finding in the firmware, have started to explore with telnet and the camera. Its looking good. Have a few ideas on how it utilizes firmware updates but nothing solid yet. But I like how both stages are progressing. Although i wish I had more to show haha but dumping c isnt going to have a point! I should have a major update in a few days though!
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    AaronL got a reaction from Kisaha in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    hear hear
     
    on a side note, I got a response from the filmconvert guys today with regards doing an nx1 profile, seems promising..
     
     
    "Hi Aaron,
    Most likely
    Not quite definite yet though.
    Best Regards"
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