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SDR & HDR 1080p/4k capable setup with Hyperion-NG for Media Center

Discussion in 'Hyperion Setup Showcase' started by Awawa, 27 July 2020.

  1. Tyler983

    Tyler983 Member

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    Hey @Awawa you just know my situation... do you know i can solve my issues installing your latest fork?
     
  2. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    Yes, I know but I suspect that your lightberry usb converter isn't compatible with Rpi4 or Hyperion.NG or it's broken: there is no communication on virtual RS/USB port (/dev/ttyACM0) in Linux.
     
  3. Tyler983

    Tyler983 Member

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    I was suspecting the same yesterday... luckily i have a new one somewhere, when i'll be at home i will install the new one and we'll see...
     
  4. Tyler983

    Tyler983 Member

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    Yesterday i used the second usb converter and the result is the same. When i'll be at home i'll try with the rpi3... maybe the problem is inside the rpi4
     
  5. pho08

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    hey awawa

    a big THANKS to you for this fork. with the newest version i was able to pretty much solve two problems at once:

    1) HDR no longer looks washed out (even though there is a slight green bias)

    2) (more importantly) for some reason the new version also solved my "flickering-in-dark-scenes" problem almost completely! the picture is much more stable now recording at 720x480 --- and that's with my cheap 15€ hdmi grabber. even if the picture is almost pitch black there is hardly any perceivable flickering. interestingly this problem originally also occured with SDR content running the official hyperion.ng branch. So i couldn't be happier :)

    cheers
     
  6. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    Glad it helped :)
    For the flickering did you have Smoothing & continues output enabled on Hyperion.NG maybe? It gave me massive headache as it caused flickering in dark scene in my case. I almost endup with 3.3/5v level converter but it was totally unnecessary as it was caused by that plugin/settings.

    The only thing that come to my head is higher FPS or/and lower CPU usage on fork for some reason helped with LED refresh and reduced flickering in your case.
     
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  7. pho08

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    i have a level converter in place AND played around with every conceivable setting (including smoothing in all forms), nothing helped. so no, this one's on you ;)
     
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  8. pclin

    pclin Active Member

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    I've now also built this on the Dreambox TWO, looks good!

    I use this cheap HD grabber
    [email protected]:/# v4l2-ctl --all
    Driver Info:
    Driver name : uvcvideo
    Card type : USB Video
    Bus info : usb-xhci-hcd.0.auto-2.2
    Driver version : 4.9.0
    Capabilities : 0x84200001
    Video Capture
    Streaming
    Extended Pix Format
    Device Capabilities
    Device Caps : 0x04200001
    Video Capture
    Streaming
    Extended Pix Format
    Priority: 2
    Video input : 0 (Camera 1: ok)
    Format Video Capture:
    Width/Height : 1920/1080
    Pixel Format : 'MJPG' (Motion-JPEG)
    Field : None
    Bytes per Line : 0
    Size Image : 4147200
    Colorspace : sRGB
    Transfer Function : Default (maps to sRGB)
    YCbCr/HSV Encoding: Default (maps to ITU-R 601)
    Quantization : Default (maps to Full Range)
    Flags :
    Crop Capability Video Capture:
    Bounds : Left 0, Top 0, Width 1920, Height 1080
    Default : Left 0, Top 0, Width 1920, Height 1080
    Pixel Aspect: 1/1
    Selection: crop_default, Left 0, Top 0, Width 1920, Height 1080, Flags:
    Selection: crop_bounds, Left 0, Top 0, Width 1920, Height 1080, Flags:
    Streaming Parameters Video Capture:
    Capabilities : timeperframe
    Frames per second: 20.000 (20/1)
    Read buffers : 0
    brightness 0x00980900 (int) : min=-128 max=127 step=1 default=-11 value=-11
    contrast 0x00980901 (int) : min=0 max=255 step=1 default=148 value=148
    saturation 0x00980902 (int) : min=0 max=255 step=1 default=180 value=180
    hue 0x00980903 (int) : min=-128 max=127 step=1 default=0 value=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/41j8cwuf49ijbiq/Video 20.09.20, 16 46 41.mov?dl=0

    Thanks and greetings pclin
     

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  9. qwasy

    qwasy New Member

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    Awawa, could you create a release as a Coreelec/Kodi Addon?
    I would love to try it on my Odroid N2, but I'm not sure if these .deb will work there (or break something..)
     
  10. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with that setup/system but if it's based on screen grabber from Kodi output and you aren't using any USB grabber (v4l2 grabber interface) then my fork has no benefits over standard Hyperion.NG edition.
     
  11. qwasy

    qwasy New Member

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    It can be used for grabbing Kodi. But v4l2 as well.
    I'm using it with an ezcap269 and would like to get a better result with that.
    But yeah, I'm not really familliar with it myself, or I would have tried to compile it myself ^^'
    https://relkai.coreelec.org/addons/...e.hyperion.ng/service.hyperion.ng-9.2.104.zip
    only fyi for the structure^^ even just unzipped, it can be run without a problem.
    So maybe something like that would be possible?
     
  12. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    Well, if that plugin is working for you then you could try to replace hyperiond executable with one from the extracted .deb archive on fork page and see what will happen. The .deb packages are related to Hyperion.NG ones beside new Raspbian Buster release. It's a rough ride and there's a lot of thing that can go wrong but shouldnt break anything (if you backup your hyperiond file first) so compiling from sources is recommended. I've got no idea how to build dedicated package for that system, sorry.
     
  13. qwasy

    qwasy New Member

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    Ok, thank you anyways^^
    I will try some stuff, maybe I can figure something out.
    And great work never the less^^
     
  14. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    Testing lag (1080p and 4k HDR):





    Smoothing was disabled for that test (I use it on daily base with settings 100/100/0 and disabled continues output).
    No size decimation, I removed that option in my fork anyway.
     
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  15. Tyler983

    Tyler983 Member

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    Colors looks great!!! Well done, i'm waiting a second sd to test it.
     
  16. Awawa

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  17. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Active Member

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    Would it work on a Pi ZeroW also ?
    thx
     
  18. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    This release is using Hyperion-8.2.0.8A-Linux-armv7l.deb so it doesn't work with Pi zero. But this/next week I'm planning to release new version of HyperHDR build with Debian Buster Images and then I'll try to prepare version for v6/Pi zero if everything goes smoothly.
     
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  19. Tyler983

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    Installed on the sd. This evening I will try it in my problematic rpi4 and I’ll see if, playing with baudrate, it will function
     
  20. Awawa

    Awawa Active Member

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    Last edited: 29 September 2020
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