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ColorHCFR v2.0 Available...

post #1 of 985
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Hello,

About a year after releasing v1.22f we are now proundly announcing availability of ColorHCFR v2.0.

You will find it here : http://www.homecinema-fr.com/ColorHCFR/index_en.php

I would like to take the oportunity to thanks all our team members and especially Georges G. that drive and code a huge amount of this new version (almost 80% of code is different )
Also many thanks to Benoit (Ki) and Michel (mlill) for their huge number of tests and feedback... and obviously to many AVS posters and testers, Zoyd, alluringreality, hwjohn, lovingdvd and many others.

We really hope you'll enjoy this new release, we have tried to add many features you were asking for... Everything won't be there, some may find this and that not the way they'd like, but as usual we had to make some compromise, but really think the goal is acheived.
This version is faster, better and even more accurate than before (especially when using third party probes).


This version did not install itself in same directory as 1.22 (this is on purpose)
You can chose to do so, no problem, but you'll have to ammend the default install dir (now "ColorHCFR")
I would anyway recommend you de-install v1.22f (although there is no problem at all to install v2.0 on top of it).
Take care, if you zap former version, you may have copied some probe DLLs in the "Colorimeter_HCFR" directory, you will have to copy them again to the new v2.0 "ColorHCFR" dir.


Version 2.0 fully open and manage v1.22f files, the reverse is not true (file format change).
BTW, we strongly encourage you to upgrade

Many changes in this version, starting with a new user interface and many other cool things, build-in pattern generator, fixes, probe tunning, build in help file in French & English, etc, etc...

We let you discover all this and are waiting for your feedback

Obviously this version (and any others) is free and is release under GPL licence.

We are hoping you'd be pleased by this version, we will now work on upcoming v2.1 (yes, there is still some stuff to do, especially add new probes and some feature not tuned enough to make it to v2.0)


Update 19/01/2009, Release 2.1 now available, main addition being Spyder III probe support.

Enjoy,
--ColorHCFR Team
post #2 of 985
I was going to install on previous 1.22 but I thought that if the software need shaping it's better to wait?

Is there a known bug list? Just to let user decide if they want to overwrite 1.22 or keep both.

Thanks
post #3 of 985
Thread Starter 
No bugs... yet

We don't expect big problems, this version is running as beta with quite a lot of people since a few months...

Anyway, you can have 1.22 and 2.0 alongside (not i same dir).

--Patrice
post #4 of 985
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Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post

I was going to install on previous 1.22 but I thought that if the software need shaping it's better to wait?

Is there a known bug list? Just to let user decide if they want to overwrite 1.22 or keep both.

Thanks

I have been running it for a couple months or so and no problems (I told Patrice I would report any problems and never had to message him )... the new GUI is great and there are some useful new features... definitely give it a try.
post #5 of 985
I agree that the new GUI is improved. I'll report back after downloading the final version, but I only noticed two items with the last beta:

1) I'm not sure if the red saturation patterns were correct for 16-235 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=980723)
2) I seemed to get different values for *Lab using brucelindbloom.com than what the program reported (Brought up by another person in main ColorHCFR thread)
post #6 of 985
I've read that version 2 has more accurate reading, with third party sensors; will we get better results?

Also another question: my DVD player and my sat decoder, while being PAL, have an option to output PAL or RGB and currently are set to output RGB.

Does it mean I have to choose special settings within HCFR?
post #7 of 985
A Big thank you for 2.0 to all of the HCFR team.....
post #8 of 985
Regarding the paypal link for donations on HCFR website: I put my home address in the form, and left the Country listing as "France" because I did not see a "USA" option. Do you know if this will result in a correct payment?
post #9 of 985
Hello
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Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post

I've read that version 2 has more accurate reading, with third party sensors; will we get better results?

The most evident gain in accuracy concerns Eye One Display 2 used to measure plasma screens. It was an issue in V1.22 we corrected in the new release. We also found a very subtle accuracy problem, in some particular conditions. Something so tiny nobody noticed that before. Something which couldn't make your measures wrong, but in an intellectual way, it was not perfectly satisfying.

I don't want to say what was that bug... Maybe one day, we could find that bug inside competitor programs. And since competitors do not reveal their own secrets, I will keep mine
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Also another question: my DVD player and my sat decoder, while being PAL, have an option to output PAL or RGB and currently are set to output RGB.

Does it mean I have to choose special settings within HCFR?

No, nothing special to do with that

Regards
Georges
post #10 of 985
A massive thanks to all the team concerned, worth the wait indeed, thank you!
post #11 of 985
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One note to all beta testers, obviously you must upgrade to final version...

--Patrice
post #12 of 985
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Originally Posted by Orwellflash View Post

Regarding the paypal link for donations on HCFR website: I put my home address in the form, and left the Country listing as "France" because I did not see a "USA" option. Do you know if this will result in a correct payment?

I got an email from paypal in french that indicates the payment was handled correctly. The only thing odd about it is that it puts France as last line in my address. If I had used my paypal account in the US, perhaps it would have listed my address correctly. Anyway, the paypal form, though in french, is easy enough to follow for non-french speakers, and works with US credit cards. Using the form on the right side of the paypal screen to enter your paypal account name and password (if you have one) is probably the preferred route. Otherwise, just entering your name, address, account number, expiration date, and your 3-digit security code works fine.
post #13 of 985
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Originally Posted by Georges G View Post

...The most evident gain in accuracy concerns Eye One Display 2 used to measure plasma screens....

You see? I was right to PayPal you!!
post #14 of 985
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orwellflash View Post

I got an email from paypal in french that indicates the payment was handled correctly. The only thing odd about it is that it puts France as last line in my address. If I had used my paypal account in the US, perhaps it would have listed my address correctly. Anyway, the paypal form, though in french, is easy enough to follow for non-french speakers, and works with US credit cards. Using the form on the right side of the paypal screen to enter your paypal account name and password (if you have one) is probably the preferred route. Otherwise, just entering your name, address, account number, expiration date, and your 3-digit security code works fine.

Thanks for the info, I will soon add a bit more stuff on the initial page so people can leave more details (if they want to)...

As for Paypal process itself, I dunno really HCFR obviously have it's account but I have limited info on setup, it should be possible to instruct it to swap to english... i'll investigate.

--Patrice
post #15 of 985
Un gros merci. Really, the fact that this program is available really amazes me. Greatly appreciated, especially as a learning tool as well. Anyway, can't wait to try this new version later
post #16 of 985
There goes my weekend! Clogged gutters can wait even longer. I look forward to playing with it. Thank you. Thank you.

Dave
post #17 of 985
Outstanding! Thanks to all of the HCFR team for their great work!
post #18 of 985
My congratulations for your huge efforts. I didn't try it yet, but all that work is worth at least our thanks and gratitude.
post #19 of 985
Yeah, there goes my weekend as well

Many thanks to the continued efforts of the entire ColorHCFR team
post #20 of 985
I managed to take 2.0 for a quick spin with my DisplayLT. My comments as follows.

1. It took me a few minutes to get used to the new user interface, but now that that is done I think I've got it down.

2. It's definitely much better in terms of response time for readings. I never had any of the "pauses" that used to happen in 1.22.

3. I like the new "Measures" panel and the way it gives you detailed information when you select reading.

4. Continuous measurement are much better now and the RGB levels are very useful.

That's it for now.

Good work guys!
post #21 of 985
I have what might be a stupid question. When starting calibrations with the Eye-One that I just got in Color HCFR 2.0 it asks if I want to calibrate the Eye-One and if yes to put it on a "planar" surface.

Is it telling me to put it on a flat horizontal surface? Am I supposed to be pointing it at any particular color during the calibration?
post #22 of 985
It's doing a dark calibration so you don't want any light going into the sensor.

What I do is leave the diffuser on and put it on the TV stand out of the light.
post #23 of 985
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Originally Posted by jvincent View Post

It's doing a dark calibration so you don't want any light going into the sensor.

What I do is leave the diffuser on and put it on the TV stand out of the light.

Thanks!
post #24 of 985
Is it possible to enter measurements manually if a non-supported instrument is used?
post #25 of 985
Thanx to the HCFR team to do so much for us....and this for free!!!!

Hope they dont forget to support my Spyder3 probe

Perhaps in v 2.1????

Ok I got some parts from Sylvester (Germany forum *********.de) to build a HCFR sensor...., but need to calibrate it when its ready......

Merci beaucoup pour tout

Salut Ã* Laric et toute l'equipe de HCFR

Daniel
post #26 of 985
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Originally Posted by odyssey View Post

Is it possible to enter measurements manually if a non-supported instrument is used?

Hi
You just have to check box "Editable data"
post #27 of 985
Is the Chroma5 meter supported?
I know it is not listed, but maybe it uses the same as D2?
post #28 of 985
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mr.beam View Post

Hope they dont forget to support my Spyder3 probe

Perhaps in v 2.1????

Who knows

--Patrice
post #29 of 985
Patrice,

Great job!

Was the Spectrum diagram for the i1Pro deleted in this version? I know it was not very useful, but it was interesting to look at.

Thanks,
JD
post #30 of 985
Hi.
The spectrum still exist.
You can access it with the information combo box but can't have it in a tab.
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