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  • Firefly 7S MODx custom firmware.

    MOD3 custom firmware for Firefly 7S with 90- and 120- degree lenses GO TO POST

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    Video modes table

    Previous versions:
    MOD2
    MOD1
    Last edited by nutsey; 09-03-2017, 01:12 PM.
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  • #2
    I've added several new video modes to my 7S MODx firmware.

    1. "3K30" - 2880x1620 30fps 16:9. RAW Sample
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    This mode provides the highest resolution for 30 fps.

    2. "Superview" or "S_VU" - 2560x1920 30fps 4:3. RAW Sample
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    This mode provides the widest FOV to get all the details. The resolution is slightly lower than in 3K30.

    3. CCTV video mode. 1280x720 10fps. 800/1200 kbps bitrate.
    RAW Sample for 'High' bitrate setting.
    RAW Sample for 'Low' bitrate setting with 'Black&white' enabled (note that it is not completely b&w due to the bug in original fw).
    This mode can be used to replace a 720P HD security camera. It can record almost 3 days of video in 'low' bitrate (~2 days in 'high') with 32Gb memory card.
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    • petesimon
      petesimon commented
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      hey nutsey. I am using MOD3 firmware and I like 1080p60 best. But I tried 3k30 mode in a dark room setting (with small lamp light), and I set the Frame Preferred to ON, and Gyro OFF, and other settings were normal/default. Hey every 5th frame is a duplicate of the 4th frame. So the real frame rate is what...? uh 25 fps?

      here's my sample video - https://yadi.sk/i/TWmlMVRy3RQtaw

      also, when Gyro is ON, the 3k30 footage seems "slow" by %5 or %10. strange

      could you set the frame rate to 25 real frames/s in 3k30 in MOD4 ? ... or what settings could I change to improve the 3k30 footage?

      thanks for your work.
      Last edited by petesimon; 01-13-2018, 04:07 AM.

    • nutsey
      nutsey commented
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      So the real frame rate is what...? uh 25 fps?
      I checked this mode with same settings and can confirm the problem... the real frame rate seems to be 24 fps.

      I'll try to fix it. Thanx for reporting!

  • #3
    Dashcam gyro test in 1080p60:
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    • #4
      Stock 0329 Firefly fw vs MOD1:
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      • #5
        Hi, I would be happy to test.

        Is there a way of getting rid of the Firefly 7s Logo in the Date/Time Stamp?

        BTW I have the 120° Lens

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        • #6
          koronoo Hi, I need to slightly adjust some resolutions and bitrates and it's ready to be tested.

          There is no logo in the date/time stamp for MODx firmware:
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          BTW could you take a macro photo of your 120-degree lens from different angles?
          Last edited by nutsey; 08-21-2017, 07:12 PM.
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          • #7
            Sure I will do in few minutes.
            from your recordings I see that you are from Turkey as well.
            selamlar from Kütahya.

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            • nutsey
              nutsey commented
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              Aleykum selam from Antalya. I was in Kütahya several months ago. Very nice city

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            • nutsey
              nutsey commented
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              koronoo I don't have exactly same lens so could you check if 120-degree version works fine with gyro on?

          • #9
            MOD1/MOD2/MOD3 video modes.
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            * due to firmware bugs bitrates for “high” and “low” settings can’t be different

            H.264 video encoder works in ABR mode increasing bitrate when needed.
            Last edited by nutsey; 09-03-2017, 06:55 PM.
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            • petesimon
              petesimon commented
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              for the bit rates above 30, and especially above 40, I highly recommend a PRO or EXTREME or similar good quality U3 speed sd card.
              the front of the card will have a [3] symbol and will be UHS-I specification.
              Last edited by petesimon; 01-20-2018, 05:40 PM.

          • #10
            Wi-Fi is not working with this FW! I will try to fix it in next MODx version.

            MOD1 for 7S with low distortion 90-degree lens: DOWNLOAD

            MOD1 for 7S with wide fisheye 120-degree lens: DOWNLOAD

            Note: if your 7S camera has outdated firmware update to stock 0329 first.
            Last edited by nutsey; 08-24-2017, 11:50 AM.
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            • petesimon
              petesimon commented
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              nutsey - awesome!
              but I have ACRobin Zed2 030817 firmware now. Will your MODx update work okay?
              thank you.

            • nutsey
              nutsey commented
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              Yes. I successfully tried flashing it in many different ways

          • #11
            I will try those tomorrow and give some feedback, thanks for your efforts.
            ​​​​​

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            • #12
              You can try this firmware without flashing - rename file to FW96660T.bin and place it to your memory card. It will be loaded into memory on startup. Remove the card and reboot to undo.
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              • #13
                Can you please add an option to protect a video file from being overwritten in dashcam mode, that will be great, cam lacks this

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                • nutsey
                  nutsey commented
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                  Unfortunately this can't be done at the moment.

              • #14
                MOD2 FW for Firefly 7S.

                Changes: Added 'Flat' color profile. Improved 'B&W' mode.

                MOD2 for 7S with low distortion 90-degree lens: DOWNLOAD

                MOD2 for 7S with wide fisheye 120-degree lens: DOWNLOAD
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                • petesimon
                  petesimon commented
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                  cool! thanks!

                  I wonder how many shades of gray are produced in the 'B&W' mode... hm?

                  is it possible to do a "Vivid" color profile in which the color-saturation is higher?

                • nutsey
                  nutsey commented
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                  8 bits equal to 256 iterations (RGB values are linked together for grayscale).

                  Sure.One of the existing profiles can be transformed to anything else where we can set Cr, Cb, Y, Saturation and Vibrance values...
                  Last edited by nutsey; 08-30-2017, 09:20 AM.

              • #15

                MOD2 demo: Default 'Norm.' (ex 'Color') color profile VS 'Flat'.

                RAW video samples: Norm. / Flat
                Last edited by nutsey; 08-30-2017, 04:27 PM.
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                • petesimon
                  petesimon commented
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                  'Flat' looks like some cheap Novatek 9xxxx cams and looks like most Allwinner V3(s) cams.

                • nutsey
                  nutsey commented
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                  Yes 'Flat' always looks flat and unattractive

                • bruceballad
                  bruceballad commented
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                  I wonder if the "flat" option can be a little more useful as wide dynamic range footages like GoPro Hero's.
                  Since usually high end wdr camera footage look flat and unattractive without grading.
                  But you know, low contrast, WDR footages can be colour graded in the post process and get more high and low light details.

                  Edit: I just inspected sample footages and yes, clearly there are more details in the shadows with the Flat mode.
                  Last edited by bruceballad; 09-01-2017, 04:25 PM.

                • nutsey
                  nutsey commented
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                  bruceballad I also managed to get more details in highlights (as well as in shadows) with my custom firmware for GitUp Git1 cam. For some reason here I can't do that yet... Need to do more research.

                  UPD: Good news! I found a way how to improve highlights.
                  Last edited by nutsey; 09-02-2017, 09:40 AM.
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