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Old Aug 8, 2008, 6:37 PM   #11
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Yes, the camcorder can be flashed back to the original firmware. PM me if you need it. I just could not handle the audio loss during zoom. Nevertheless, the new FM seems to be working out just fine right now.

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hoping for the best. we tend to jump in fast, would giving the old Fw a chance to show the potential the camera had?

1 did you as

k DXG if the Fw can be reflashed back to old if you knew the FW?
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Old Aug 8, 2008, 6:39 PM   #12
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Same for me. I re-calibrated the easier stuff. I'm going to shoot DXG another email to see if any further calibration is necessary.

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I installed the firmware update and I was pleasantly surprised, because of the slower zoom rate the AF seems to work much better.

Before the upgrade it said:

Sensor Calibration -> OK
Defective Pixel -> OK
EB Calibration -> OK
Lens Calibration -> OK
EIS Calibration -> OK
Factory Setting -> OK

After the firmware upgrade all the OK's are gone so I assume they must be redone. Factory setting is easy, EIS calibration fine, Lens Calibration great (actually the images seem a bit sharper now). But when it comes to WB it says "No WB Param Insert SD WB.WT" I don't have this so it can not be done. A similar thing happens for "Defective Pixel." Sensor Calibration asks please connect USB, I do this and it does something then turns off the camera. When it comes back on it says "Sensor Calibration -> NG" I am not sure what this means. All in all the firmware made a big improvement. I will post some more videos when I get a chance with it.
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Old Aug 8, 2008, 7:17 PM   #13
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that is great news that now the Ambrella chip can be brought back to its orginal state,while we are being misslead by other manufactures, saying no.


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Here are my bitrate findings:

@ 1080P = ~ 9.5 Mbps
@ 720P = ~ 6.5 Mbps


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Old Aug 8, 2008, 10:01 PM   #15
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When you capture video in a quiet environment does your mic pick up some interference? It sounds almost like a train moving down a train track? Mine does but my the audio on my notebook has to be maxed out for me to notice it. I'll try to post an example.
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When you capture video in a quiet environment does your mic pick up some interference? It sounds almost like a train moving down a train track? Mine does but my the audio on my notebook has to be maxed out for me to notice it. I'll try to post an example.
I have not tried that, I will test it out and let you know.
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How is the still shots feature works? Should the shutter button be half-pressed first until focus frame became green? Timings?
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Old Aug 8, 2008, 10:35 PM   #18
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Yup, that is correct. Timing shots are available as well. Here are some samples:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_E5kfoMfhpL...h/FILE0023.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E5kfoMfhpL...h/FILE0024.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_E5kfoMfhpL...h/FILE0022.JPG



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How is the still shots feature works? Should the shutter button be half-pressed first until focus frame became green? Timings?
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Old Aug 8, 2008, 11:08 PM   #19
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Here are some macro video samples:

http://www.vimeo.com/1495015

http://www.vimeo.com/1495076
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Here is the problem I have with my video aka "Train Track Audio":

http://www.vimeo.com/1495104

Turn your volume all the way up to hear the inference noise. Note I can only notice this when I film in extremely quiet environments.
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