Igors cross hair generator

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davepem
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Igors cross hair generator

Post by davepem » 28 Sep 2013, 13:36

I have just knocked up a little vid on you tube of Igors cross hair generator on one of my Effio-P's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9pxTe1S ... e=youtu.be

Sorry about the focus as I had my laptop balanced on something and wires dangling every where and the camera on a window looking at next doors gate,so I was a few feet away from my laptop to see the camera view which made it difficult to focus.
But you get the idea, I will re do it tonight to see it in the dark.

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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by weebster » 28 Sep 2013, 14:43

Smart,focus looked ok :thumbup:

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Torchwood
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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by Torchwood » 28 Sep 2013, 14:56

Lots of variations, scopeless is getting easier to build.
Can you post a link or is it one that was made to order.
Was the controls easy to operate? Can you post a pic of actual board?
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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by davepem » 28 Sep 2013, 15:28

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAX7456-OSD-P ... true&rt=nc

It looks like Igors is making them as he goes along .I got mine last week but on ebay it says it is closed but that is what it said two weeks ago .
They are not pretty to look at but they work well.
I will be etching new boards for the switches for my own use.

I have only two minor gripes one it uses about 120 mA ,this is unavoidable as the MAX7456 uses about 100mA on it's own.

The other is it would be better if the cross hair was red as you can imagine white and black can be hard to see in black and white video,same again this is unavoidable as the max7456 is a monochrome chip.

davepem
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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by davepem » 28 Sep 2013, 20:10

This video is same as before but in the dark.
As usual it looks crap compared to on the LCD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXL72aGw ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by andybig » 28 Sep 2013, 20:41

Looks even better at night mate.
Cant wait to get stuck into mine.
Im in the process of designing my camera mount for a board camera and a CS mount.

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some bloke
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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by some bloke » 29 Sep 2013, 03:04

They look very good Dave thanks.
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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by Plowboy » 29 Sep 2013, 11:37

davepem wrote:This video is same as before but in the dark.
As usual it looks crap compared to on the LCD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXL72aGw ... e=youtu.be
What did you record this with? Now a dumish question too. When you guys refer to "better with the LCD," do you mean its better on the screen or are you talking about a whole different screen?

davepem
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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by davepem » 29 Sep 2013, 16:49

Yes Plowboy the picture I see on my LCD attached to the camera is much clearer than the video you see on youtube.

I don't have a DVR yet, I have one on the way on a very slow boat from China .
So I use at the moment a Video to usb capture thing ,mine is similar to this one http://www.ebuyer.com/222836-ezcap-108- ... e-ezcap108

It's not ideal because it has to be plugged in to a computer and it always seems to look soft focus and I have to look at the laptop screen when using the camera which makes it difficult to use and focus .Especially when like at the moment experimenting my set up looks like a pile of spaghetti .

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Re: Igors cross hair generator

Post by snoopy » 30 Sep 2013, 14:30

i'm having a spot of bother with mine, no probs getting the cross, and no probs getting a vidio image, just cant get both lol..eeee
'who is that masked man? its the kemosabby der..the bloody injun tells you every week!'

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