Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mono

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Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mono

Post by Rysmdoc » Mon May 16, 2016 3:14 am

Hi, I recently purchased this camera and used it for the transit. I am happy with it but I noticed that changing the gamma in Firecapture does nothing to the image. I then tried to change the gamma in FlyCap2 and I am unable to. The gamma slider immediately jumps back to its original setting. Am I missing something? is this normal behavior for this camera?
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Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Post by pstew » Mon May 16, 2016 6:18 am

I have just got a Chameleon3 (IMX264) and have noticed the same thing. It will work in FlyCap2 if you change the video mode to mono instead of raw.
Gamma works fine in Genika, I suspect FC is setting the mode to raw instead of mono.
I have seen your post in the FC forum and have added what I know, hopefully Torsten will get it sorted.
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Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Post by robert » Mon May 16, 2016 7:04 am

I have a ch3 and am used to Firecapture which I like. I found the gamma control does not work in any version beyond 2.3 so I use that and have no problems. Dump 2.4 etc and go back to 2.3 is one solution
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Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Post by marktownley » Mon May 16, 2016 8:03 am

robert wrote:I have a ch3 and am used to Firecapture which I like. I found the gamma control does not work in any version beyond 2.3 so I use that and have no problems. Dump 2.4 etc and go back to 2.3 is one solution
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Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Post by robert » Mon May 16, 2016 8:30 am

It works for me!
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Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Post by Rysmdoc » Mon May 16, 2016 11:25 am

Great! Thanks all I appreciate the advice. I'm going to download 2.3 and give it a go.

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Re: Question regarding Point Grey Chameleon3 with IMX265 mon

Post by pstew » Sat May 21, 2016 1:46 am

Torsten has modified the DLL's to allow FC to run in Mono mode instead of raw. Gamma will now work in FC 2.5 with a slight drop in FPS.
The DLL's can be downloaded here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/firecapture/files
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