David Kronstein has published a walkthrough video of the Krontech warehouse, assembly installations, and offices located near Vancouver Canada, in what could be described as a rapid expansion of a startup that just a year ago was just coalescing. With now 337 Chronos 1.4c cameras shipped to Kickstarter backers and also direct purchase buyers; this is a significant number of units for any high-speed camera and we can probably expect that number to increase!
David also goes shares his thanks to the people who helped make the camera project possible and where the company can grow from here. We expect great things from Krontech not that they have shown the ability to mass produce gear that works and as it continues to improve with software releases. We are excited about their future and congratulate them on their success thus far.
Chronos Kickstarter update – One year later Video:
We are eager to see what David and his team of software engineer coders and electrical engineers can cook up now that their first project is maturing. We would love to see a 1080p camera with a larger sensor and possibly a 4k capable high-speed unit with windowing in the 1080p and 720p modes. All of this with the touchscreen ability of the Chronos 1.4c which makes it a breeze to run and gun with the camera.
Chronos Kickstarter Camera announces- Open Source Code on Chronos 1.4c:
“At long last, the Chronos Camera application source is now available at the following git repository:
Currently, we only support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a build environment. 17.04 is known to NOT work due to different compiler versions included. You’re welcome to try other environments, please let us know what works and what doesn’t.
Follow the instructions in the repository readme to set up your build environment.
We suggest not doing any significant changes or customization right now. We are in the process of breaking out the low-level camera control into a daemon controlled over D-Bus. This will allow the cam app to talk to the camera seamlessly, whether local or operating remotely over a network connection. Ideally, the exact same application will be able to be compiled to run on the camera or on a PC.
Once you have the application compiling, you can connect to your camera over SSH. Plug the mini-USB port into your computer, and it will enumerate as a USB to Ethernet bridge (serial numbers 00050 and above, earlier cameras need an update, this should be available in the next day or two). You can then log into the camera using root/<no password>
I’m sure there will be many questions, please let us know any problems so we can provide better build instructions.
It is encouraging to see that the source code for the Chronos 1.4c is already up, ready to be explored and played with by enthusiasts. We expect many new features and improvements added by the community over time with the possibility as well of improved UI and automation. The Chronos 1.4c code is still maturing with it still in the testing phase to support the majority of the ports on the camera side. The LAN support is taking longer than expected because it requires a host interface to be supported with it as well for it to be useful for the common user.
Releasing the code is a big first step and we can’t wait to see what talented coders are able to do with it.
We are also working on an initial look at the Chronos 1.4c which will have answers to several questions we have been asked. We will look into the quality and shooting experience as well as the continued feature evolution. We received a new camera last week that will allow us to review it without setbacks which caused a delay with an early unit we received. -HSC
For more information about the Chronos 1.4c camera and ordering information please visit: http://www.krontech.ca –
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