View Full Version : Lightspeed/PXAclocker. Nz90, camera
11-02-2003, 08:26 PM
As many of you know, the nz90 has a very long camera startup time. If one were to use lightspeed or pxaclocker and increase the speed, would the startup time diminish?
Just a theory..can any one confirm this?
11-02-2003, 09:39 PM
It is unlikely as there are several things happening in the PDA while the camera is starting. Capacitors are charging in the event that a flash is needed. The camera will charge the flash capacitor through a "charge pump" (the flash voltage is pretty high and needs to be stepped up). If you were able to "boost" the charge rate for the capacitor you will really suck down on the LiIon battery.
Maybe some of the bus speed for moving a camera image off of the CCD and into memory would be improved but it would be such a insignificant improvement over the total charging time for the camera on initialization.
11-02-2003, 09:48 PM
so really it isnt' the PROGRAM that is slow, but the CAMERA starting up
11-03-2003, 09:25 AM
> As many of you know, the nz90 has a very long camera startup time. If one were to use lightspeed or pxaclocker and increase the speed, would the startup time diminish?
I have tried it but no noticable difference.
The updated still camera app claims to be a bit faster (I didn't notice a big difference either).
The NZ90 camera is different and slower than all the other CLIEs.
11-03-2003, 11:05 AM
I just had the idea that if the screen backlight was turned off the startup time would be the quicker, but it's the same.
Please note as has been said many times in the past:
The startup time on the NZ at 8 seconds is long, but NOT unheard of.
My Minolta D7i, a 5MP SLR digicam, takes 5-6 seconds for startup, and it's considered a prosumer camera. Most digicams are going to run in the 3-4 second range. There is NO digicam that I know of that has absolutely NO startup time, and digital photography is a serious hobby for me. I've had 6 digicams in the last 5 years.
If you are aware of this relatively minor limitation, it's possible to anticipate the shot and get the camera turned on. After all, it's only 3-4 seconds slower than most other cameras, and the benefit of having it always with you far outweights the detriment of the slower startup time.
Repeat after me:
One thousand one,
One thousand two,
One thousand three,
One thousand four.
That was 4 seconds, not that bad.
11-03-2003, 12:16 PM
I saw your avatar... I am aware of, but not that familiar w/ Sony's pet robots. Can you control your robot pet with your clie? What can the pet do?
11-03-2003, 12:31 PM
That was the wrong question to ask CliePet.... I think with some of his software he has his little Aibo doing his shopping, operating a lemonade stand in his front yard and giving his car an oil change.....
11-03-2003, 01:02 PM
os overclocking the camera app doesn't seem to make a difference, thanks
11-03-2003, 07:34 PM
> Can you control your robot pet with your clie? What can the pet do?
The CLIE version of AiboCam show's AIBO camera image on your CLIE. You can remotely control his walking and ball kicking.
The CLIE and the AIBO must be WiFi capable (ERS-210 or ERS-220, the photo in my avatar is a wireless model)
Lots of other AIBO info on my main site: http://www.aibohack.com
11-03-2003, 11:19 PM
Before someone accuses us of being off topic... Is your software compatible with the upcoming ERS-7, which is also 802.11b ?
11-04-2003, 09:38 AM
> Before someone accuses us of being off topic...
> Is your software compatible with the upcoming ERS-7, which is also 802.11b ?
Not yet. There will be a similar program for the ERS-7 (AiboSpeedRacer)
For any Aibo related discussions, I recommend the AiboLife BBS
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