Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

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Robert Whitfield

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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostThu Dec 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Thanks for help!
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostSun Dec 16, 2018 9:05 pm

I got a used CFast card and just pushed a new (public) beta version that finally supports both storage slots.
It also supports not-yet-known cameras better
and may possibly fix the 1 (one) smartwatch-related crash I got reports via Google Play Store.

https://marcuswolschon.blogspot.com/201 ... ocket.html

Update: Displaying and changing storage cards is not implemented and part of the latest relase-version.

If someone could try the app with an URSA Broadcast, that would be great.
It should ask when detecting an unknown camera and the email program should open
with a pre-typed email to me containing all the data I need.
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostTue Dec 18, 2018 7:11 pm

Marcus
when I choose codec and other multi choice menus I don't get the "set" link at the bottom. using samsung SNT820 with android 8.0.0
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostTue Dec 18, 2018 7:21 pm

MarcusWolschon wrote:If someone could try the app with an URSA Broadcast, that would be great.

No information from the camera displayed in the app.

Pressing record on Tablet goes red, but camera does not go into record.
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostTue Dec 18, 2018 8:56 pm

David Hutchinson wrote:Marcus
when I choose codec and other multi choice menus I don't get the "set" link at the bottom. using samsung SNT820 with android 8.0.0


Strange. That should not happen.
I'll try to set up an emulator for Android 8.0 and manipulate a copy of the app, to get the dialog.
(No Bluetooth in an emulator.)

Update: This may take a while longer. There seems to be known issue in Android Build Tools 28.0.0. :(

David Hutchinson wrote:
MarcusWolschon wrote:If someone could try the app with an URSA Broadcast, that would be great.

No information from the camera displayed in the app.

Pressing record on Tablet goes red, but camera does not go into record.


Damn.
What's the camera firmware version?

There was no dialog "Unknown camera model.Would you like to tell us about it?" Yes/No ?
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostTue Dec 18, 2018 10:59 pm

MarcusWolschon wrote:Damn.
What's the camera firmware version?

There was no dialog "Unknown camera model.Would you like to tell us about it?" Yes/No ?


Using latest firmware for Broadcast 5.1

Brought up all codex options for Mini Pro, not broadcast.

and correct - no dialog re camera type.
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostTue Dec 18, 2018 11:49 pm

David Hutchinson wrote:
MarcusWolschon wrote:Damn.
What's the camera firmware version?

There was no dialog "Unknown camera model.Would you like to tell us about it?" Yes/No ?


Using latest firmware for Broadcast 5.1

Brought up all codex options for Mini Pro, not broadcast.

and correct - no dialog re camera type.


Thanks.

Chooser Dialog with no buttons:
It could be that they changed the default colors and the buttons are merely white on white in this Android version.
If so, then I just fixed it in the public beta version 1.2.15 of the app.


Camera Dialog:
If it doesn't come up, that would mean the URSA Broadcast identifies as an URSA Mini Pro or a BMPC4K or not at all via Bluetooth.
Bugger!

Record:
My BMPC4K uses Firmware 5.2 .
I would guess that the UMP that was tried and works fine would have had Firmware 6.0.
I did just fix a very minor thing with the record-command
(10.1 "media transport mode" was missing a 0-padding for a 32bit boundary at the end)
that was always ignored by my BMPC4K and by the UMP. Maybe firmware 5.1 was more strict here.
I'm publishing the fix as a public Beta version"1.2.15" of the app.

It's well past midnight, I'm running out of caffeine and I'll be away for the holidays.
I don't think this will be solved easily without getting my hands on an URSA Broadcast.
Maybe something comes up during the 35C3 in Leipzig in-between the holidays. Probably not.

Can I contact you via PM, when I have come up with something we can try?
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostWed Dec 19, 2018 11:09 am

MarcusWolschon wrote:
Chooser Dialog with no buttons:
It could be that they changed the default colors and the buttons are merely white on white in this Android version.
If so, then I just fixed it in the public beta version 1.2.15 of the app.

I have confirmed it's a white on white problem, the set and cancel are there but cannot be seen. How do I update to 1.2.15?

MarcusWolschon wrote:Can I contact you via PM, when I have come up with something we can try?

Sure, no problem
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostWed Dec 19, 2018 7:25 pm

David Hutchinson wrote: How do I update to 1.2.15?


At
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/bi ... cc4krecord
you can choose to also get Beta-versions instead of just the release-versions.



PS:
I Finally figured out what I did wrong in decoding the fixed-decimal f-stop numbers sent by the camera.
Aperture control is coming after the holidays.
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostTue Dec 25, 2018 7:58 pm

Marcus

Maybe I'm a little stupid, but how can I restore the focus points?)
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostWed Dec 26, 2018 7:31 pm

jinndos wrote:Marcus

Maybe I'm a little stupid, but how can I restore the focus points?)


By starting the recording.
Then the buttons change from save to restore.
Not the most intuitive way but the best I could come up with in the limited screen real estate at that point.
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostThu Dec 27, 2018 2:44 am

Wow, so simple)

Yes, it is not very intuitive). Please consider making it more accessible.
Since it is normal to spend from 20 to 80% for a rehearsal without recording (this is not about the cards memory, but about managing media), it would be great to do it on separate screen, or may be on the main screen.

Thanks!
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Re: Pocket Cinema Camera 4k Image App

PostFri Dec 28, 2018 9:51 am

Blog: http://marcuswolschon.blogspot.com/2018 ... ocket.html
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... cc4krecord
Public Beta access: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/bi ... cc4krecord

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Version 1.2.19 of my Android app is published now.
Aperture and Gain can now be controlled and the UI has been cleaned up a lot (There will be more cleanup later. Especially on the Wireless-Focus screen.).
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