Run Black Shading Calibration After Camera Software Update

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Jamie LeJeune

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Run Black Shading Calibration After Camera Software Update

PostSat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm

Something I've noticed about my Ursa Mini Pro is that updating the camera software seems to undo or reset the black shade to a less balanced default state.

So, after any camera software update, I'd recommend running a black shading calibration as described on p111 of the current manual.
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Re: Run Black Shading Calibration After Camera Software Upda

PostSun Sep 16, 2018 3:18 am

Shouldn’t you black shade every time you take the camera into a major temperature change?
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Re: Run Black Shading Calibration After Camera Software Upda

PostSun Sep 16, 2018 3:49 am

Jamie LeJeune wrote:Something I've noticed about my Ursa Mini Pro is that updating the camera software seems to undo or reset the black shade to a less balanced default state.

So, after any camera software update, I'd recommend running a black shading calibration as described on p111 of the current manual.

I noticed this recently also.
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Re: Run Black Shading Calibration After Camera Software Upda

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 12:48 am

michaeldhead wrote:Shouldn’t you black shade every time you take the camera into a major temperature change?

Yes, that is also considered best practice. One thing to remember (as stated in the manual) is to make sure to run the camera long enough that its internal temp has time to stabilize before running the black shade.
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Re: Run Black Shading Calibration After Camera Software Upda

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 3:39 am

I've noticed that it always gets reset after every update just like the presets and LUTs

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