SJ7 Star Firmware - Wishlist

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  1. RBEmerson

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    Yes, yes, yes!! I've been begging for this since V1.15. In V1.20, we're half way there with being able to plug in external power without shutting down the camera. Why the other half of this isn't present escapes me.
     
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    Yes! Yes! Yes! If it's possible with 4K, I cannot imagine why it can't be done with the "coarser" resolutions.
     
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    Shooting 1080@60 fps, 4Gb file contains about 15 minutes of material. In producing the videos from my Alps trip, very rarely did I need more than two files. In the cases where I needed three or four, it was because there a few minutes of material needed to round out the main files' contents. (30+ minutes of video gets old fast.) When shooting a "film", a 15 minute take is highly unlikely. Or the producer and director are very, very brave...

    As 250 Gb, 300 Gb, 400 Gb, and 500 Gb SD's drop to affordable prices, a different file system will be needed. But for now, there are other wishes that deserve more attention.
     
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    Hello,
    my suggestion is:
    please please make the pipston louder for start and end sound !!!!!!
    It's terrible when I have the camera in the case and on the helmet, and there is no start-up sound !!! Way too quiet! Then I always have to remove the helmet and see if the lights are flashing, and the camera takes. That is very impractical!
    And why is the picture quality getting worse with EIS2.0?
    With firmware 1.8 the picture quality with EIS is much better, because the camera less zoomed!
    Make a new update with two options for EIS: EIS 1 and EIS 2!
    Thank you for this great camera!
    Sorry for the bad english.
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: File size larger than 4GB support.
    Description/Reason: It's an added inconvenience stiching togeather a bunch of little 4GB files. This should have been addressed long ago as resolution increases videos continue to consumes larger and larger amounts of storage for shorter videos. This is not Windows 98 days. If you can't fiqure out how to have it detect and automatically adjust file size for people who still use <=32GB cards, make a user selectable setting for 4GB or unlimited file size.
     
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    Sorry, Jeff, but I disagree on this one. Having spent time reducing about 500 Gb of 1080 video from a trip, and worked at turning them into YouTube videos, 4 Gb works out about right. Searching through larger files would be a pain, even though I have GPS logging to give me an approximation of when something happened. Dropping 10, 15, 20 Gb into an editor to find 5 minutes of material... no thanks!

    Maybe 4K files should be larger to cover the same time span as 1080 files (15 minutes), but most motorcycle, bicycle, etc. 4K @ 30 fps is simply too streaked to be of much use.
     
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    The test video I've shot with 4K and EIS on doesn't show these problems. I suggest discussing this problem on the SJCam SJ7 forum. Maybe we can help you with the problem.
     
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    I also mentioned programing in a user selectable switch for maximum file size for those of us that do.
     
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    Sure thing. Why not

    As a practical matter, plan on a lot of 4 Gb files, though, If inverting 1080 hasn't made it into the FW, flexible file sizes aren't likely to coming any time soon. I'm just sayin'... [/smile]
     
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    My wishlist for future firmware updates (hope it will be possibile):

    1- add stabilization to all resolutions, if possibile
    2- add rotation to all resolutions
    3- fix the soft sharpness setting (it soften the image too much, it's unuseful)
    4- add gyro stabilization setting (low-high) like the SJ6 Legend
    5- FOV in still (jpeg) mode
    6- fasten shutter lag in photo mode (1 sec is too high to me...)

    Now I'm running firmware 1.21
     
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    Sorry ;)
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: better WB
    Description/Reason: for now ... after more than 20 updates ... the camera doesn't have proper white balance settings. They are almost without differenses. Totally useless. The cheapest SJ4000 it's better in that.
     
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    For the record, since June 17 there have been only five firmware releases. V1.14, V1.16, V1.17, for example, were not released. As for white balance, all you can do is keep posting to the Wishlist and Firmware forums. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" and all that.
     
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    Or gets rusty ... ouch
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: add stabilization to all resolutions
    Description/Reason: In an action cam the gyro function is very important and is not useful to have resolution where you can't use it

    Many thanks in advance !
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: add rotation to all resolutions
    Description/Reason: In many cases you have to use the camera upside down ...

    Many thanks in advance !
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: add LOUDER BEEP when use remote control
    Description/Reason: In many cases you dont't know if you have correctly pressed the button of the remote control (so when you think to start record, you really STOP, and vice versa ...)

    Many thanks in advance !
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: TOUCH SCREEN LOCK
    Description/Reason: Add the opportunity to lock the touch screen. This could be like press 2 buttons for 5 seconds or like the Gopro. Any other lock mechanism like to so will also very nice, ;)
     
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    FEATURE REQUEST: decent raw converter
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    We do not actually have a decent converter yet
    for this model. It would be great to have
     

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