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Nephersir7 09-14-2009 10:45 AM

New firmware brings official camera app, SD card support
 
Zii labs just posted a new firmware update (92.02).

I am currently installing it....
It is worth noting that it deletes all media on the device



EnzoTen EDIT: Here is video showing off the features of the new firmware: Creative Zii EGG Frimware 92.02

EnzoTen 09-14-2009 10:49 AM

Change Log:


Enhancements:
  • Includes Camera application.
  • Adds support for media content playback from external SD Card in the Photo, Video, and Music applications.
  • Supports the 3D clothline effect when browsing photos, videos, and music in landscape mode.
  • Adds stretch effect in list view browsing.
Fixes:
  • Improves HD TV detection after the device resumes operation from idle mode.

Olley 09-14-2009 11:13 AM

Anyone got their HDMI cable yet? I'll guess it's required for that last "fix".

And those who have it, is the firmware camera app better than the one the developer posted for users? I'm seriously thinking about signing up and getting one. Maybe not until all the hardware is demonstrable though. The addition of camera and SD card support is a good start.

Nephersir7 09-14-2009 12:01 PM

The official camera app is very nice and sleek. it has zooming options, touch focus, shutter focus, and option to select the resolution

http://imgur.com/qQzyk.jpg
http://imgur.com/iXuEol.jpg
http://imgur.com/jXCD2l.jpg

sumx4182 09-14-2009 12:36 PM

still haven't seen a photo i liked from that thing. Seems like there's so much fuzziness and/or blurring to the photos.

Nephersir7 09-14-2009 12:42 PM

Sample video:

Hirudin 09-14-2009 12:50 PM

Hmmm... still not too good. I'll still have high(ish) hopes though since these samples are from the first (official) release.

RioT 09-14-2009 12:55 PM

Now I really want one.

EnzoTen 09-14-2009 01:24 PM


Slaghead 09-14-2009 01:24 PM

Wow, Nephersir, you're fast. I took some still images this morning. The display seems kind of jerky at the moment. It will probably get better. I'm actually pleased with the image quality of the stills. It's not a dedicated camera, so I didn't expect it to have the quality of one. Plus, it is still really early.

A manual white balance option would be nice (I didn't see one), but it appears to be trying to be doing an automatic adjustment.

Too bad you can't screencap the device... Or can you? I thought the new clothesline photo viewer was kinda' cute.

EnzoTen 09-14-2009 01:57 PM

has anyone been able to get the HDMI out to work? I have been trying without success. Interestingly when i changed my source off of the EGG my TV said "disconnecting from anynet+" so it may have support for remote control over HDMI. But it could have been something else with the TV.

RioT 09-14-2009 07:37 PM

sooo.... Any videos of the new 3D clothline effect? :D

arvindrad 09-14-2009 09:48 PM

anyone try out the sd card support yet?

Olley 09-15-2009 07:14 AM

Does anyone even know what the Clothesline effect is?

SideSwipe 09-15-2009 09:21 AM

you can move through items like you would move through clothes on a clothes line.....

LoneArchon 09-15-2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EnzoTen (Post 394829)
has anyone been able to get the HDMI out to work? I have been trying without success. Interestingly when i changed my source off of the EGG my TV said "disconnecting from anynet+" so it may have support for remote control over HDMI. But it could have been something else with the TV.

I was able to get my to work. I hook it up a computer monitor via an DVI-HDMI adapter and it did not display correctly the casue seem to have been the Adapter. Hooking up to my projector it work correctly. The Output is only active when a video is actively playing on the device. The screen on te Zii is still active for the video controls.

Olley 09-15-2009 12:12 PM

So that clotheline effect works for the horizontal album art view in the music app, and the photo app doesn't have that effect looking at single photos, but does do it when hoizontal looking at thumbnails of the photos. Am I right about that? I'd love to see a video. Is it a convincing animation?

EnzoTen 09-15-2009 12:25 PM

I will do a vid or take some pics of the close line effect and list stretch. hopefully today if i dont fall asleep -_-

Nephersir7 09-15-2009 12:32 PM

somebody on another Zii forum posted a video:


RioT 09-15-2009 03:26 PM

Hey thanks for that video.


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