RealNC wrote:Amazing. This rivals a CRT any day of the week.
In many respects! But I'll need 1ms MPRT at sufficient brightness (CRT brightness even!) to make that declaration. 2ms is probably sufficient (LightBoost), but 1ms (without going dimmer than CRT) is truly needed.
That'll be an 83% light loss for a theoretical 120Hz OLED (1ms:7.3ms ON:OFF ratio of 1/120sec = 8.3ms refresh cycle), and a 75% light loss for a theoretical 240Hz (1ms:3.2ms ON:OFF ratio for 1/240sec = 4.2ms refresh cycle).
Vega wrote:Mark, just a small quibble with the news.
Thanks for the clarification, I've made a minor edits.
For example, "When this optional single-strobe
mode is enabled".
P.S. Your photos can improve greatly if you (A) increase number of UFOs to make it easier to track and (B) enable the sync track as a manual assist. It doesn't need a rail, the Sync Track can still help you more easily manually aim the speed of your hand-waved camera. Could you enable TestUFO pursuit mode on Ghosting
and then take a burst-shoot while waving your camera or smartphone horizontally across the screen? (holding it with both hands to steady). Works best if you use fixed focus, so the focus doesn't automatically hunt. Find the best photo, and then post it. Big kudos to you, if you could.
The name of the pursuit camera game (using our Blur Busters "sync track" invention, peer reviewed
) is to make sure that the photo captures photos containing a fully-aligned temporal test pattern.
For example, bad pursuits (your hand wave was erratic):
And better pursuits (your hand wave was more accurate):
Don't worry about image skew, just try to wave your hand while taking burst photos (hold shutter down). Remember to enable fixed focus mode -- you can do that on iPhones by tap-and-hold on the focus point. Then begin pursuiting and hold shutter button down (to take a burst of photos). View the photos, find the best pursuit with the least distorted "ladder" (sync track). That's the signal that tells you took an accurate pursuit photo (when that horizontal ladder optical illusion looks complete, it signals you've took a correct WYSIWYG motion blur photo via pursuit camera method). The ladder might have gaps or bright spots, but don't worry about those -- just make sure at least 3 vertical-line-segments appear in the photo.
Shorter exposures are easier, so try adjusting exposure compensation down a bit -- I suggest a ~1/20sec camera exposure for 60Hz. Anything slower is extremely hard, and anything faster makes the sync track too gapped looking. The sync track is designed to be easiest with 3 or 4 refresh cycles, so use 1/40sec-1/30sec camera exposure for 120Hz, or 1/20sec-1/15sec camera exposure for 60Hz. But 2 refresh cycles are acceptable for hand pursuits at 60Hz, so if you're having difficulty, 1/30sec exposure for 60Hz is fine. Usually, yes, a camera rail is used -- display reviewers usually need a rail for pursuit camera -- but the Sync Track is still useful for hand-waved smartphone photos, too. Heck, even videoing works too as a pursuit camera (use a frame stepping player, and then save clearest freezeframe as the pursuit photo).
Could you do me a HUGE favour, go to TestUFO pursuit mode on Ghosting
(with the "sync track" ladder temporal test pattern) and then take some pics again while waving your camera (with both hands holding it; steadier) along the direction of motion?