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  1. for NX500: Mod-menu > Custom Func. > Mod Resolutions > (select) DC as 2.5K in camera-settings set and record DC video, it will be 2.5K at 24fps
  2. NX500/NX1 have programmable hardware and in essence you set up the hardware which resized the input for the encoder. We found the registers, but working with them directly is problematic as soon as you update part of the registers stream gets out of sync and drops out (outerbeat gets the credit for that one). Modifying the encoder's resolution can't be effective at all by itself, as no matter how you change it's recording resolution the feeding video will be already downsized. This at least should be quite clear. You can change any resolution to any other (with NX-KS it was available even for the last firmware) as they in fact only shuffle the available resolution, so you don't set anything "real". When it comes to MJPEG, something similar will be much easier achievable by setting IPeriod: 1 (or 0?), thus forcing HEVC with I-frames only. This is something that I shared with the vasile more than a month ago, when there was still some illusion for cooperative work. ; ) My linux skills are far less advanced and takes me more time to figure some of the things, and this was not on my list. cheers
  3. Before someone again asks for dna-proofs and starts spreading his sheets, and to avoid "measuring of calculations" contests... here's a short clarification (ex 40mbps): when you look at vasile's code you will see: 2362F2C0 2300F645 when you use vasile's mods you end up with those values set in memory: (45f6023 c0f26223) where these values: (4ff4b443 c0f26223) are set by SAMSUNG for the same bitrate, before any mods, and for sake of sanity, let's take them as the "correct" ones. ( you can verify that yourself ) That closes the topic about the bitrate values as far as I am concerned.
  4. btw, if you are wondering how "set $bitrate_040 = 0x2362F2C02300F645" actually "works out" in the end: - it's written backward in pairs (to get what you set in memory, you get the last pair "45" from the end and make it first, "f6" second, and so on), which was rectified before setting in memory, so you in effect set this: 0x45f6023 c0f26223 which gets you half way to the correct value, which is: 0x4ff4b443 c0f26223 Thankfully the miscalculated first part is of non significance, so you get the bitrate, even though you set garbage in 50% of the memory patch. again, be very sure what you patch and where
  5. And one should be very careful what values are used if you mod the bitrates. for example lets take 40mbps, vasile's mode has: set $bitrate_040 = 0x2362F2C02300F645 However this is not the bitrate that should go in the address, but the real one is: 0x4ff4b443c0f26223 (and of course nx500-pro has a spacial case) so keep that in mind too, if you plan to make changes you better use the real bitrate values ps. if vasile's "had it" or not is his problem, but so far what I said were only facts ps2: if you have questions, or look for the latest info/downloads for nx-ks, please use the facebook page, as I don't check the forums often. https://www.facebook.com/NXKS2/
  6. I guess some clarifications are in order. NX-KS works with the new fw versions (1.12 / 1.41) for both cameras, and sets the bitrates as before, with one addition of 400Mbps for time-lapses. @MountneerMan, vasile was never really part of NX-KS, from the very start I did uses his mod, but very soon after Otto made "poker" I started using that, which allowed for faster loading, and higher stable bitrates. Vasile, even tough apparently he obfuscated the bitrates and had to be "hacked" to be used with "poker" was given full credit. Lets say that "falling out" is put mildly as there was never a "functioning team", often resulting him demanding of proof for this or that, like when I posted a very high-bit video, he demanded that I show him jump-table for a hack or give him credit for the video that I made, as "apparently I modified the bitrates using his spreadsheet" ... and so forth. Lets say the constant slander was almost a harassment. When the new FW showed up, I gave him the new addresses, but the values were suspect, and after waiting a week for him to produce the new bitrates (as I suspected were different) he just said "they are the same" while apparently he's been working on his "mod". Well something didn't add up as the values from Samsung did not match Vasiles. So I redid his hack, and found he had miscalculated the values 4 bits out of 8 bytes, (which was not critical in the end, but gave different values) maybe it was not from his calculations, but error from his obfuscation - no idea, didn't really care to check his work that much. I can't speak of his new "mod", as I have not checked it, and don't intend to. But since he didn't contribute anything for the latest NX-KS mod, and only made sure his work can't be really used as opensource, was enough to let him go and do his own thing, although teaming with Otto was great. That about sums it up. : ) But of course I had to say Otto has my full respect! He is the one that made it all possible.
  7. NX-KS has been available for the new firmwares for a few days now: https://www.facebook.com/NXKS2/ (there is absolutely no need to stay with the old firmware)
  8. The process you describe will never produce contrast halos, only add blur. Debayer does take information from grb photosites to calculate the value of a pixel, but again, that happens in software, uses a weighted matrix, and there is only one that I saw in the kernel. (no probabilities are involved) More on debayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_filter @Daniel Galli you can start from here: https://github.com/ottokiksmaler/nx500_nx1_modding
  9. Doubt it. Sharpening has nothing to do with the debayer, and there was only one such pattern in the kernel that I saw, and if you were right, there would be only 2 settings. However the most common (and seems here is no difference) is the USM (hence the halos). And yes, even debayer is done in software. ; ) imho to avoid the USM use -10 cheers
  10. Bulbramping (minus the need for a "bulb") just keep in mind, that NX500 when in rolling-shutter mode will not do longer than 1/15 exposures have fun
  11. about the exact setting, honestly - can't remember it must have been with shot with the Rokinon, so assume F2 the original footage looks close the the second grading here, the first - curves correction was to check the details and info in the highlights, and the second for the shadows.
  12. honestly, those cameras are a bit like a black-box, and you never quite know what and why they do it. if your 2.5K turns out "interlaced" is absolutely useless. imho, it is not really interlaced, but looks like it, and you will not be able to fix it. It is not the temperature, as in the span of 15 min, I shot 4-5 clips, and only one was "interlaced". Why - no idea. I don't think I changed the settings then. My own camera can't be used as a reference as it has been messed with extensively, however I noticed that @outerbeat's video looks much more NRed, and at least here (on my nx500), the effects of NR are far less noticeable. In the mod there isn't anything that specifically changes NR. However especially at ISO 3200, I get quite a nice grain, which does not look NRed at all (at least at the very high frequency) I though that it may be due to the different models, and the NX1's are the one suffering a lot from NR, but if you notice fine grain on NX1 footage, maybe it's something else. edit: if you have noticed it only on the NX500, and is different than before, the only difference from NX1is setting the VGA to 2.5K, which I'm not sure how may affect it, but there is also the "silent shutter" which you probably have enabled (but if it affects the NR - I don't know).
  13. I included the 2.5K as option to be set on the DC channel (for testing), and ran a few test shots today, and looks like there is no difference in quality from when being on VGA. However with regard to the "interlacing" you are talking about, I get it only once in a while - maybe once in 50 recordings. 2.5K does exhibit more problematic artifacts indeed, and increasing the bitrate does not help here, however it's far from "useless", well... I guess it's a matter of personal preference. here is an example from today's 2.5K / 180Mbps test out of camera: applied RGB curves only:
  14. Checking-firmware is not essential, as if you don't have the proper one, the installation will let you know. Wiping-card is not essential, as you can have other files and directories during installation, and it won't be a problem. Resetting to defaults is not essential either, as it will work (i guess) with wherever you've mapped EV button to be. recommended tool for SD-formatting is this one: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ there is almost no difference in the cards (almost), and the recommended bitrate depends a lot on whether you can with a few dropped frames, what fps you intend to shoot, what scene, at what ISO. (btw, my personal ISO choices are 100 and 3200, as they show least amount of high-frequency band stop effects). My personal settings are -180Mbps. Got m42 graphite adapter (costs more than some of the lens), which apparently was created "upside-down", so when I mount the lens, the dials that have to be on top, are on bottom, (hope yours doesn't have that design issue) however it doesn't bother me, but the only really big concern is cold temperatures, and extreme condensation from the old lenses in winter days (which need to be removed immediately) Since it's not a DSLR I guess the polarizer does not need to be circular, and you can go with linear (if they still sell them) and save yourself part that brings LP light to circular (which is sort of sandwiched in the circular polarizer filetr). You can stack two of them and make yourself a variable ND too. ; ) Other than that, if you have questions feel free to ask.
  15. It's ok not to have the BT icon. You can turn on the bluetooth from the menu (which looks like you can't start) Sounds like the keyscan is not loading, or maybe you are pressing EVF instead of EV? sorry.. can't think of a reason why it wouldn't start.
  16. It would not install if you didn't have the correct firmware, so you don't have to worry about that. If after boot, you see something like [Mod V1.xx], that means Mod is loaded. Now check the key-scan. Press EV_UP, if it works you will get a message "Preset missing" (I wonder if the keyscan didn't load for some reason, or your buttons are mapped differently)
  17. Don't forget to turn-on Bluetooth, then press EV, hold it, and while pushed down, press OK (if you are an NX1 user), otherwise double-click EV. When in doubt, follow the instructions to a tee.
  18. I can't agree. Here is a 4K frame from 160Mbps mod, nx500, pushed around to check the latitude for grading. (it was done in the rain, can't tell you the ISO, it's a bit soft as it was shot wide-open, and there are raindrops on the lens ... but it worked for me ) I did put the video on youtube, and it showed banding, macro-blocks and so forth, only after it was converted to h264, here are some frames direct from HVEC (the original is slightly underexposed):
  19. you can try this: http://***URL removed***/forums/post/57581215
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