Hey, I am not much around either these days.
Could I suggest you rename this thread to 'Pre-Recording for Raw_Rec Module'? Its confusing to search for this on the forum when the thread does not correspond with the name of the feature.
So I downloaded latest nightly build yesterday, very eager and surprised by this new feature. Very very happy with it.
Though I had troubles getting any Module to Link as it said. I suppose it was because I had the Crop_rec module on there aswell, not sure? Deleted everything of the SD card and then it worked, used to be I just copy paste and overwrite whatever was on. Is Crop_rec Module not compatible with the latest nightly ? I mean for MLV_Rec aswell ? I don't remember if Crop_rec was only Experimental. Crop_Rec modules is also a Killer feature that I really enjoy working with. anyways, back on topic.
Could it be possible to adjust the desired amount of Pre-Recording by scrolling the shutter wheel in increments of 8-16 frames or so or just 1 second at a time? And that it showed more precisely how much is pre-recorded, preferably in X.X secs or even Frames? I had an issue today when I set it at 5 seconds, trying to film waves breaking over this ship I am shooting on. First of, it counted 3 seconds and when I hit record again a message popped up everytime saying something like "Buffer can not reach desired amount" and it would cancel the recording, so had to set it to 2 Secs. I don't remember exactly the message because when I was done shooting and trying to replicate the problem for this post, it worked with the 5 Seconds e.g. Counting to 3 secs and hitting record worked.. So I don't know what was going on there today. All settings were the same when I tried to replicate.
Which brings me back to why it would be nice to have clearer information on how much I am Pre-Recording. When it says "3 Secs" pre-recorded? Is that precisely 3 secs e.g. 3x 24 Frames or is it 3 secs and some more frames until it reaches 4x24 frames and it says 4 Secs ? I assume the buffer is not always holding the exact same amount of frames depending on background processes and other settings on camera?
Oh! and one more question, will this feature be seen in MLV_Rec in the future? for sound and metadata recording ?
Anyways, thank you so much for you're continued efforts with these cameras. My MK III still feels on par with anything else coming out these days.
Latest Nightly: March 12 - 2017
1920x1080 14 bit
EDIT: What steps could I take to increase the amount of Buffering in 14 bit ?