(a) I guess I'll wait before doing further tests on the filename stuff
(b) I forgot to mention, for the number, the user should be able to select
the # of digits to use. Having 8 digits (or whatever default is now) is too
much. The question is how to handle going over the max # of digits. E.g.,
if the digits are set to 3, what happens after image/video 999 is stored?
The choice would be either to keep counting (I'd pick), or to stop saving.
(d) Dummy items in the menu works for me.
(f) Merging FTP into save shouldn't be to difficult to do, but I agree that
save should be finished; in addition FTP should be working properly, as I
previously mentioned, coriander crashed on my when typing in the FTP info.
(i) I'm pretty sure RAW1394 has worked before on the kernel I'm using
(2.4.28). I'll test a little more, but when it hard crashes like that, it
forces fsck to run, which takes a long time; I can't test it too much.
Maybe someone else on the list may want to give a '3rd opinion'?
(k) The problem still exists in the CVS I updated as per what was on the
sourceforge servers at 11am Eastern Standard Time this morning (GMT -5h).
For whatever reason, I must have missed reading that particular e-mail as it
came the same time as another. I just read it now, I'll try and do some
testing on it in the next few days, when I get a chance. Maybe I should try
it with writing image sequences in buffered mode too, to see what happens.
From: Damien ?? Douxchamps [mailto:douxchamps@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 8:46 PM
To: Jacob (Jack) Gryn
Cc: 'coriander devel list'
Subject: Re: [Coriander-devel] Initial tests from latest CVS
First, thanks for all your beta testing :-)
On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 12:29 -0500, Jacob (Jack) Gryn wrote:
> I just tested out the latest CVS this morning. PVN works well now,
OK, good to know.
> thanks for including my patches; however, I have found the following
> GUI Issues:
> I like the new layout for the save tab. but .
> a) I typed in the word 'test' in the "Base" section, and selected PVN
> as the format. My assumption is that it would create a file called
> 'test.pvn', rather, coriander created a file called 'test.' (note
> the . at the end); in addition, the static text box below that says
> "Filename:" remained empty.
The new file entry is not complete yet. The 'Filename' box is not
updated, and... there might be other troubles. There is at this point
nothing that fills the extensions is they are not provided.
> b) When I select what to append (btw, I haven't test this), if I'm
> saving a video, it still gives me the option to append a number. This
> should either be greyed out for videos (maybe for now), or should find
> a way to look at existing filenames and somehow auto-increment for
> saving multiple videos to help prevent accidentally overwriting old
> videos (maybe for the TODO).
Yeah, that's right. I wanted to leave the option to have a date but I
forgot about the number. I think adding an auto-increment thing is
> c) I forgot to mention in the TODO e-mail thread earlier, we should
> confirm overwrites of files (especially videos), but longer term, even
> image sequences.
I'm adding this to the TODO
> d) To make things slightly less confusing, in the Format pull-down,
> there are a few items that say (video), maybe the others should say
> (image [sequence])
I planned to add dummy items like 'still formats' and 'video formats'.
> e) Another thing I noticed is the 'Frame Drop'. This is kind of weird
> that the default is to "Drop Every 1 frames", I think it should read
> "Save every 1 frame(s)" [also note the 's' in brackets], but I may be
> misunderstanding how this works.
You're right, I will upgrade that.
> f) Maybe the Save and the FTP tabs should be merged? (e.g., in the
> save tab, you could select local or ftp, and if ftp is selected, a
> button could be ungreyed allowing you to enter path and filename,
That might be a bit difficult to do, but when the save tab works we'll
see more clearly what to do with the FTP one.
> g) The overlay option in the display menu is interesting, I just
> noticed it now. It may be useful to have a checkbox to save the
> overlays in the actual output. It may come in useful for camera
Interesting point, -> TODO
> Non-GUI Issues:
> h) There's a printf statement that must have been used for
> testing that says "PVN header write", which can probably be removed
> i) When trying to "Receive" data from camera in RAW1394 mode,
> the system hard-crashes.
This appears to be a kernel problem. It works for me with
2.6.10-rc3-bk15 (rev 1219)
> j) I tried out saving to MPG, however, I can't display the
> files; what codec does it need? I want to see if the extra green
> frames appear in the YUV4:1:1 + buffered mode.
I'm currently working on the MPEG integration (i.e. it is not working,
and might crash). The batch being a bit old it will take some time.
> k) I'm not sure where to start looking to fix that YUV411 extra
> green frames bug, any suggestions?
Do you still have the problem with the CVS? (I sent you an email about
_ Damien 'Takahara' Douxchamps
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