Hacks News and Development http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/hack-development/feed.rss Sat, 19 Aug 17 16:15:23 -0600 Hacks News and Development en-CA Panasonic GH1 firmware research, testing http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8601/panasonic-gh1-firmware-research-testing Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:15:54 -0600 humpman 8601@/talks/discussions i'm looking for constants in the encoder of gh1 to stabilize and improve image qualaty. One of my targets is get stable gop1 settings. I did tons tests and i tired to do this work alone. So i need testers, if someone still want improve gh1 qualaty and want to help in testing, please send me PM. I have found some new settings, i list it below.

  • QP step sizes table.
  • Scaling tables just like in GH2.
  • Min and Max QP.
  • All intra turner.
  • I-frame or somelike limit constant.
  • Min frame size limit(works incorrectly)

Main problem is i can't control min bitrate, for example when shooting deep black scenes. There is steel error out after 3 sec shooting in such scenes. There is min frame size limit, i guess, i have found. But it's just increases last frame in 1-sec sequence. So need more and more testing.

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Official GX1 hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2902/official-gx1-hack-development-topic Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:40:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2902@/talks/discussions I got the dump. Initially all looks pretty good.

I hope to start to work on hack soon.

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Sony Alpha hacks talk http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12756/sony-alpha-hacks-talk Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:43:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12756@/talks/discussions All discussion that moved from nex-hack.info site.

Useful info:

ILCE-6000 Level 2 & 3 Service Manual Level 2 and 3 document is available on elecktrotanya.com

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PTool v3.66d public beta topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3964/ptool-v3.66d-public-beta-topic Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:46:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3964@/talks/discussions PTool v3.66d public beta released

http://www.gh1-hack.info/wiki/PToolSoftware
Changes:
http://www.gh1-hack.info/wiki/VersionHistory


  1. You'll need to download firmware from http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html

  2. StreamParser by Chris Brandin as help tool to analyse AVCHD streams - http://www.gh1-hack.info/StreamParser.zip

    Other good idea is also use trial version of Elecard StremEye - http://www.elecard.com/en/download/products.html

  3. Remember that Testers section patches are for testers. Use simple bitrate patches.

  4. How can I make encoder hold better in low detailed scenes? Use Auto Quantizer patches.

  5. How to update firmware:

    • Load your camera firmware, see 1. how to get it.
    • Check all necessary patches, Version increment must be always checked.
    • Save firmware. Just change last digit to any number you want.
    • Copy firmware to root of SD card. Fully charge you battery. Do not even attempt to use AC coupler!
    • Power off your camera if it was on.
    • Power on camera. After this press (not hold) green play button.
    • You'll see hourglass and prompt to update.
    • Press down arrow and after this Menu/set.
    • Wait until upgrade will be completed.
  6. How to provide reports in this topic?

    • Post here only problems and questions about new patches. For all else we have special topics.
    • Use systematic approach (one-two changes at a time with careful thinking).
    • Shift-Click on round button in PTool to save your particular settings.
    • Attach here settings with detailed observation + MediaInfo screenshot + StreamParser screenshot in case of troubles.

7. Read FAQs at http://www.personal-view.com/faqs

8-999. Reserved.

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Panasonic Imgapp web protocol hacks http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17042/panasonic-imgapp-web-protocol-hacks Mon, 29 May 2017 11:47:13 -0600 Grimor 17042@/talks/discussions Not a hack at all, but really interesting thing.

Have you seen those new features that can be unlocked to some lumix cameras like Gx80 and Lx100 with web browser using the imgapp web protocol? This is the conversation: http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/24995-would-you-perhaps-be-interested-in-a-different-gx8085-colour-profile/

This is the web file for the browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B10Ows_xNNgHQXNMLWpkZXNkQUE/view?usp=sharing

In my G80, when Option Availble request is send, this is the camera answer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B10Ows_xNNgHR3RDOHdCNUFqLXM/view?usp=sharing

You can see parts like this:

item enable="no" id="menu_item_id_ph_sty_vlog_l" option="detail"/

item enable="no" id="menu_item_id_v_quality_mp4ed_c24p_200mbps"/

Can a simple .html file unlock vlog or higher bitrates for free on Lumix G80?

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Samsung NX300, NX500, NX1 Cameras Hack http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7404/samsung-nx300-nx500-nx1-cameras-hack Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:55:36 -0600 Ralph_B 7404@/talks/discussions PV FAQ section, will be updated regularly - http://www.personal-view.com/faqs/start#samsung-hacks-information

Samsung NX500 / NX1 Mods

KS pack page and downloads:

https://www.facebook.com/NXKS2/

Otto team hacks pages:

Firmware format info - https://sites.google.com/site/nxcryptophotography/diy-firmware


Developers menu access information - http://www.personal-view.com/faqs/samsung-hack/developers-menu


Samsung NX300 Open Source Hack

As most of you probably know, Samsung has released the source code for their NX300 camera. This camera produces an amazing picture, as good if not better than the GH2/3.

And here's the link to download the source code:

http://opensource.samsung.com/

Type "NX300" in the search box and you'll go to the download page.

The archive is 2.2 GB and it expands to 4.55 GB with 282,385 files in 16,329 folders. It's massive. I have no idea how to navigate through this thing. I hope somebody more knowledgable will take a look at it. In particular, where is the code for the H264 compression?

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Official StreamParser topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/370/official-streamparser-topic Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:27:52 -0600 cbrandin 370@/talks/discussions
Remember to uninstall any old versions of StreamParser first.

Chris
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HV20 and HV30 firmware hack - Blast from the past http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16282/hv20-and-hv30-firmware-hack-blast-from-the-past Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:21:05 -0700 zcream 16282@/talks/discussions I had used the mods by jollyrogerxp many years ago to limit gain and to change NTSC to PAL models. Turns out that the HV20.com site is no longer in existence.

I'd like to upload the hack files for archival purposes.

Links :-

Canon Firmware Decryption Tools

https://github.com/protyposis/CanonCamcorderFirmwareTools

https://protyposis.net/blog/decrypting-canon-camcorder-firmware-updates/#comment-128

From Time Machine :-)

http://web.archive.org/web/20100727174315/http://hv20.com/showthread.php?t=20098

Features:

  • PAL/NTSC region change
  • Zero gain option
  • LCD Flip option

Flip hack firmware tested successfully, available here!

PLEASE NOTE: even if you have region-switched your camera with the other firmware hack, you must use the proper version for your camera. The NTSC version is for original NTSC ('Vixia' & 'iVIS') HV30s, the PAL version is for PAL ('Legria') cams.

LCD Flip Firmware — NTSC Cameras Download link: http://hv20.info/yopu/HV30_Modified_Firmware_v1_1b.zip

LCD Flip Firmware — PAL Cameras Download link: http://hv20.info/yopu/HV30_Modified_..._v1_1b_PAL.zip

Region Change firmware hack is here!

Our fearless leader has agreed to host the 'patched' firmware here at HV20.com. It's here! Follow this link to download:

Region Change Firmware Download link: http://hv20.info/yopu/HV30_Region_Hack_v1_0.zip

WARNINGS: For the moment, these firmware modifications are only known to work on the HV30. Attempting to install either on any other model might well brick your cam. These are non-factory-authorized, use-at-your-own risk, version 1.0 firmware modifications. Installing either may void your warranty. Be sure to carefully read and follow jollyrogerxp's instructions. You will also need to download the "official" HV30 firmware update from Canon.

These hacks may also work with the HV20, however there is a significant risk they may brick the camera. A partially-broken HV20 has been purchased from the hack fund for Jolly to experiment with.

BELOW IS THE OLD STATUS FROM FEB 2010:

Check the main thread, and 5.1) WIKI: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/HF10/100_Firmware_Analysis 5.2) WIKI: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/HV20 5.3) WIKI: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/HV30_Firmware_Analysis

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A7Rii - need to control continuous mode 2 exposures only http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16137/a7rii-need-to-control-continuous-mode-2-exposures-only Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:37:38 -0700 BenjyvC 16137@/talks/discussions I have a need to control the number of exposures fired in quick succession, whether via bracketing or continuous mode, would pay for a hack to control the following action: shutter release held causes two, not three, exposures to fire in the quickest succession the camera is capable of. I can live with the two exposures being bracketed, doesn't have to be identical. I see no route to control this in camera or with a remote, correct me if I'm wrong. Many thanks.

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Firmware dumping? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13068/firmware-dumping Thu, 28 May 2015 14:05:00 -0600 fght 13068@/talks/discussions Hi, did anyone ever post info about how to dump firmware from Panasonic cameras? I'd like to assist in the dumping/decryption of one of the as-yet-unsupported models but cannot find information as to how dumping was actually done.

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what makes spanning work in GH2? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15306/what-makes-spanning-work-in-gh2 Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:34:34 -0600 apefos 15306@/talks/discussions Please share your knowledge and experience.

Which patches do spanning in 24p , hbr30p and 720p60?

What settings in ini file makes spanning work?

Thanks!

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GH2 prest color grade http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15287/gh2-prest-color-grade Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:19:42 -0600 Jessy 15287@/talks/discussions Excuse me a question, for my GH2 with Flowmotion V2 you look at my file attachment, and according to you is fine as I set? I mean then apply for mounting the color grade film style.

Or do you recommend to change the presets? They told me with flow motion v2 should not then into the PC mounting apply the LUT cinemas because they are already applied flow of motion and then risvhia to ruin the colors, and all this true? thank you

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Pentax (Fujitsu FR) hacking http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15152/pentax-fujitsu-fr-hacking Tue, 31 May 2016 15:33:22 -0600 Preyr 15152@/talks/discussions I am trying to start reverse engineering the Pentax firmware. I have already got some clue but i have questions which you probably may help me with.

1) Does there exist any FR-V instruction manual at all? I could find "disassemble" command in Softune manual but I cannot find any programming manual for FR-V at all, even for FR400 board which seems to be FR-V based. Even if I can disassemble code, I will stugle to read it.

2) Can I disassemble FR-V code with IDA Pro (5.0)? It seems to me that I can't.

3) How do I know entry point without any processor user manual? I do not know how an entry point looks like. - My guess is: I probably should convert all data into code and check out all positions which do not accept any jumps.

4) How do I know base address in RAM? - My guess is: I probably should count occurencies of all bytes in every alignes uint32_t (assuming that there might be addresses stored somewhere) and plot them ti see any fluctuations.

5) Does IDA 5.0 Pro Free has scripting support?

6) Which firmware should have bigger size: for DSP or for CPU? Which firmware should contain strings: one for DSP or one for CPU? I have dumped firmware using debug mode but the bigger file has "DSP" in it and also contains strings.

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Official GF2 hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1732/official-gf2-hack-development-topic Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:04:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1732@/talks/discussions
Right now it'll be closed. I'll open it after I get dumping results in about a week.]]>
New Sony A7 series source code enabling access to whole OS? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13957/new-sony-a7-series-source-code-enabling-access-to-whole-os Mon, 19 Oct 2015 03:45:54 -0600 vroem 13957@/talks/discussions A few days ago @nabfathi15 published a chunk of source code on his twitter account that can allegedly be used to develop custom software on a whole bunch of recent Sony cameras: the A7S, A7S II, A7R, A7RII, A6000, RX100M3 and others. He says that this code provides low level access to the entire camera.

Is there anyone out here with java skills and a Sony camera to verify this?

The Source Code info.rtf file reads:

App Source Code include

  • Sony Imaging Source Code
  • Sony Base Source Code
  • Sony FW Source Code
  • Sony TimeLapse Example Source Code
  • Sony AVI Source Code (Use by TimeLapse App Example)
  • Sony Util Source Code.

This is not 100% Source Code of the Sony Camera System
This is at least 80%.
I will release other alternative Source Code.

Why this is helpful ?

Anyone who have a experience in Java/Android Coding can build a application based on the actual source code
This give you the possibility to call specific function of the camera.
You can control the entire camera and even build third party control.
AVI source code is a good example of what is possible to do.

The last few weeks I discover how to reverse engine the system.
How to gain access by injecting code and bypass root permission problem.
I’ve been able to dump important information about the system.

To let you know, that source code has nothing to do with the PlayMemories camera remote API SDK.
The Camera remote SDK provide only a way to control your camera remotely not to gain low-level control or build strong app etc…
Sony will never share the source code of their system layer, because they are needed to make important app for your Camera and this will be problematic, anyone could control the camera in a high advanced way.

I’m going to repeat, the source code I share is bigger than you think, far more bigger than what was release recently, because it include all the boot process, layer control, dsp/soc control, etc… that give the capability to the play memories app to gain low-level access and third party control.
Again you can build third party app based on the actual source code and make something really big of it.

Right now I’m finding how to flash the firmware by using a SD Card in a certain service mode (something I share on Olympus camera in the past). But with this big open source code, it is completely useless, you can even install apk directly from the SD Card without the need of PMCA anymore, you only need to build an Android app for that and place your apk on SD card.

Few problem with the Sony System.

  • Sony can block that by removing in the future play memories access or restrict completely.
  • Sony can release a firmware and block everything
  • You mostly need to respect what have on the source code and limit your application to specific priority, also work under GB SDK.
  • When you reset the camera, you lost the application.
  • At the moment, you will need to install the APK using the PMCA website. https://sony-pmca.appspot.com (mostly work with IE explorer, main problem with other browser is that they disable the NPAPI function) but you can try. Here’s the source code of PMCA by ma1co https://github.com/ma1co/Sony-PMCA-RE

Basically you have class/string for certain function of the camera
XAVCS4K for example -> public static final int XAVC_S_4K = 2130772533;
This is just a example, I’m not going to explain the entire source code.

Camera compatible ?

Basically almost all the play memories camera, including a6000.
RX100M3, etc…

Do want you want to do with the source code, have more to come, I have confirmation that one sure coder build a android app based on this that will offer extra features.

Enjoy and be creative.
I’m done with Sony Camera.
Nab

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Official GF3 hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2043/official-gf3-hack-development-topic Wed, 18 Jan 2012 04:47:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2043@/talks/discussions I got GF3 body, so, I am making this topic.

Right now it'll be closed. I'll open it after I get dumping results in about a week.

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Official GH2 "Stalin" hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/50/official-gh2-stalin-hack-development-topic Wed, 04 May 2011 08:07:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 50@/talks/discussions
First good news. It looks like all video related setup routines in GH2 work in RAM, instead of ROM for older models.]]>
Official Nikon Hacks, D7000, D7100, D3100, D3200, D5100, V1, V2, J1, D4, D800 and Nikon Tool http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1494/official-nikon-hacks-d7000-d7100-d3100-d3200-d5100-v1-v2-j1-d4-d800-and-nikon-tool- Sat, 19 Nov 2011 00:16:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1494@/talks/discussions



I made tool aimed at end users.

Click here for download.

It uses full fledged PTool engine and easy to run on Mac and Linux also (using Wine or WineBottler).

Version history

v2.55, 14 June 2013

* Added battery patch for D3200 v1.01.
* Added support for Nikon J1 v1.30 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon J2 v1.10 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon J3 v1.10 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon V1 v1.30 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon V2 v1.10 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon S1 v1.10 (only text patch).


v2.50a, 27 May 2013

* Added support and patches for D7000 v1.04.
* Added support and patches for D3200 v1.01.
* Added patches for D3100 v1.01.
* Added patches for D5100 v1.01.
* Added support for D600 v1.01 (only text patch).
* Added support for D800 v1.02 (only text patch).
* Added support for D800E v1.02 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon J1 v1.20 (only text patch).
* Added support for Nikon V1 v1.21 (only text patch).

v2.00a

* Added support for D7000 v1.03 (video limit and text patch).
* Added support for D3100 v1.01 (video limit and text patch).
* Added support for D5100 v1.01 (video limit and text patch).
* Added support for J1 v1.11 (only text patch).
* Added support for V1 v1.11 (only text patch).




P.S. Many patches originally made by S. Pilgrim.


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Official TZ10 Hack Project Discussion http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15/official-tz10-hack-project-discussion Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:49:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15@/talks/discussions This is dedicated topic about TZ10 hack project.

Short info:

1. TZ10 is very good, compact camera, with manual controls in photo mode. Has 12x zoom, GPS.

2. It was first target in our new dumping approach.

Short FAQ:

Q. Can you tell us TZ10 dumping status, was it success or not?
A. We completely dumped TZ10 firmware.

Q. Does this mean that you'll distribute dumped firmware?
A. Certainy no. And we do not need this.

Q. How it'll be possible to hack TZ10 in this case?
A. We reversed TZ10 encryption and will use public TZ10 firmware.

Q. Can this info be applied to GH2?
A. Unfortunately, no. GH2 uses different encryption (most probably) or different encryption key, so we need to dump it separately.

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lpowel reliable in camera playback not playing back in camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11754/lpowel-reliable-in-camera-playback-not-playing-back-in-camera Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:55:32 -0700 disease8 11754@/talks/discussions Hi I recently got the gf1 and have applied the lpowell reliable in camera playback, but I do not get reliable camera playback. It says error and stops playing, it seems this happens when there is a lot of light or a lot going on in the screen. I don't see how this could be the read speed of the card though because the Transcend card I have it way over the 35mbits read speed of the mjpeg bitrate... Am I doing anything wrong? Can I tweak the settings in ptool to give more reliable playback?

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Official G3 hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3284/official-g3-hack-development-topic Mon, 21 May 2012 01:24:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3284@/talks/discussions Got the dump. All looks perfect.

I'll start to work on hack soon.

P.S. remember to support our project, as due to your constant support this place is possible.

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G2 Hack Development http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/46/g2-hack-development Tue, 03 May 2011 02:55:05 -0600 producer 46@/talks/discussions Is G2 hack development available about 4:2:2 and 1080p?]]> Development plans http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4049/development-plans Thu, 26 Jul 2012 03:30:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4049@/talks/discussions I thought it could be good to have topic containing all current hacks development plans :-)

GH1

  • We want to allow to change some of the matrixes

Cameras without manual video modes

  • Introduce manual video. Current idea is to inherit your stills settings upon pressing video record button.

All cameras

  • New round of work considering film modes (or picture modes).
  • Display of hack name in the version information screen.

P.S. Right now, and some time in August I am at the rest. :-)

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Collecting for GH3 and FZ200 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4724/collecting-for-gh3-and-fz200- Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:43:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4724@/talks/discussions As Photokina is over, and all donations collected went to our team already, we are starting collecting money towards two cameras.

Best mirrorless upcoming camera, and best existing ultrazoom.

Disclaimer.
This projects can be quite long shot, as it was in case of GH2.
As it is completely new cameras, new hardware and many other new things.

So, check proper option and click button on top.

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Development status topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6718/development-status-topic Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:02:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6718@/talks/discussions Status as of Aufust, 2013

  • GH3 - working on making dump
  • FZ200 - some work done, but needs public firmware for PTool patches development
  • LX7 - some work done, but needs public firmware for PTool patches development
  • GF5 - some work done, but needs public firmware for PTool patches development
  • GH2 - small fixes in video patches, understanding film modes - working on it
  • GX1 - needs some fixes in MP4 side, manual video modes - working on it
  • G3 - same as GX1
  • G5 - in plans, firmware available.
  • G6 - in plans, firmware available.
  • GF6 - in plans, firmware available.

P.S. I'll try to keep it in updated state and will add more detail

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ST: MJPEG Encoder team http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/655/st-mjpeg-encoder-team Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:05:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 655@/talks/discussions
Anyone with systematic approach can participate.

I need very stable MJPEG settings (for table) from default bitrate up to highest possible (4-5 steps):
a) 720p mode
b) 720p upscaled to 1080p
c) 720p upscaled anamorphic
d) 480p upscaled
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CHDK-Like Motion Detection Possible on GH2? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6358/chdk-like-motion-detection-possible-on-gh2 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:59:46 -0700 ragnar 6358@/talks/discussions I've been experimenting and using the motion detection scripts from the Canon CHDK hack on my Canon S100 and from what I've done it looks like it's going to come in real handy for set-and-forget bird photography, which is what I mostly do. It made me wonder if such a motion detection parameter might be possible in the GH2 hack? It's been fun going into the various motion.bas scripts and turning on/off masking areas of the screen and changing the sensitivity of the motion detection so it got me thinking of doing the same with my GH2? Possible? No? Yes? Hope so, but I probably would have heard about it by now.

I did do a search of the term 'motion detection' but only found one incidence which was a request for it in the coming GH3 hack.

Thanks, Harold House

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Diary Of An x264 Developer http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5563/diary-of-an-x264-developer Sun, 23 Dec 2012 12:10:24 -0700 Ralph_B 5563@/talks/discussions I stumbled onto this site. Highly technical, but interesting for people working with H264.

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/archives/472

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/archives/458

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Pro: AVCHD Quantization process http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/366/pro-avchd-quantization-process Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:03:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 366@/talks/discussions
It is about QStep table (52 elements table each [i+6] item is doubled compared to [i] item).
As I am looking at this table in GH2 video encoder code.
I want to complety understand its role in quanization.

Useful links:
http://www.vcodex.com/files/h264_transform.pdf
http://www.vcodex.com/files/H264_4x4_transform_whitepaper_Apr09.pdf
http://www.addpac.com/addpac_eng2/down.php?file=267_f11.pdf
http://www.amazon.com/MPEG-Handbook-Second-John-Watkinson/dp/024080578X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310313414&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/H-264-Advanced-Video-Compression-Standard/dp/0470516925/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310313609&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/H-264-MPEG-4-Video-Compression-Generation/dp/0470848375/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1310313609&sr=8-2

Do not post there if you do not understand that it is about.
Any stupid questions will be deleted instantly.
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PTool v3.65d topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2712/ptool-v3.65d-topic Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:34:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2712@/talks/discussions PTool v3.65d released

http://www.gh1-hack.info/wiki/PToolSoftware
Changes:
http://www.gh1-hack.info/wiki/VersionHistory


  1. You'll need to download firmware from http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html

  2. StreamParser by Chris Brandin as help tool to analyse AVCHD streams - http://www.gh1-hack.info/StreamParser.zip

    Other good idea is also use trial version of Elecard StremEye - http://www.elecard.com/en/download/products.html

  3. Remember that Testers section patches are for testers. Use simple bitrate patches.

  4. How can I make encoder hold better in low detailed scenes? Use Auto Quantizer patches.

  5. How to update firmware:

    • Load your camera firmware, see 1. how to get it.
    • Check all necessary patches, Version increment must be always checked.
    • Save firmware. Just change last digit to any number you want.
    • Copy firmware to root of SD card. Fully charge you battery. Do not even attempt to use AC coupler!
    • Power off your camera if it was on.
    • Power on camera. After this press (not hold) green play button.
    • You'll see hourglass and prompt to update.
    • Press down arrow and after this Menu/set.
    • Wait until upgrade will be completed.
  6. How to provide reports in this topic?

    • Post here only problems and questions about new patches. For all else we have special topics.
    • Use systematic approach (one-two changes at a time with careful thinking).
    • Shift-Click on round button in PTool to save your particular settings.
    • Attach here settings with detailed observation + MediaInfo screenshot + StreamParser screenshot in case of troubles.
  7. Read FAQs at http://www.personal-view.com/faqs

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