But wouldn't the light from the touch screen fog your paper?
From: olympus [mailto:olympus-bounces+sgoss=cerner.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ken Norton
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:14 PM
To: Olympus Camera Discussion <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [OM] Timing is everything - Literally
So, like a total idiot (hey, idiots are "in-season"), I came up with a
brilliant idea for a darkroom timer in the midst of thinking about divesting
myself of the darkroom. It's unfortunate that the total market for this type of
thing would be less than 500 units, so it makes no sense to do it, but it would
be awfully slick:
Imagine with me for a 22 seconds at F4.5...
1. A digital darkroom timer that is fully programmable from both internal and
external via apps, programs, scripts, etc. Both USB interface and WiFi built-in.
2. Built-in 7 inch touch-screen.
3. Sensor "puck" for moving around on easel to get specific readings.
4. Tiny camera mounted on lens-board that is reading and measuring the
projected light down on the easel. The software will invert the image and
present the picture in positive on the screen.
5. Software will use the captured image to help determine exposure and contrast
6. Spot "editing" by tapping on a portion of the picture and adjusting exposure
for the calculation and creating of additional burn-in sequences. The spot
"edits" can be labeled and numbered for sequence.
7. Both the digital image and all exposure information are stored in a database
and/or common directory file structure for reload, using EXIF data in the JPEG
file for reloading all the commands into the enlarger.
8. Standard split-grade support
9. Paper/process calibration (curves) can be loaded into software by the user.
10. Automatic exposure offset/correction when changing enlarger height or
adjustment in f-stop.
11. Voice command, audio playback of steps and instructions.
12. Process Timer built in and may be triggered by voice.
13. Open Source the whole thing and wash my hands of the entire affair.
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