Author Topic: Soldering more memory for Raw recording  (Read 3938 times)

Schmeknicolor

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Soldering more memory for Raw recording
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:50:50 PM »
Just a thought...
With a proper PCB machine could it be possible to change the memory chip with a greater one, could it work?
Would this help in raw recording buffer size and transfer to the cards?

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Re: Soldering more memory for Raw recording
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 08:44:48 PM »
While there's always a possibility of doing that, it is a bit too impractical.  The BGA memory chips would have to be the exact same pin out and voltage requirements.  Then we'd have to make sure that the entire memory is addressable and not conflict with other peripherals (speculating, maybe possible if there's some slack, and with ML).  Even if we could theoretically increase the Memory, it would only minimally increase recording time because the buffer offloading speed to cards would have to be fast enough. 

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Re: Soldering more memory for Raw recording
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 08:47:21 PM »
To the point of physically altering the camera... I think you should just buy a new one that does what you want.

Software that unlocks features in one thing... hotroding a camera is another.

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Re: Soldering more memory for Raw recording
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 03:54:38 AM »
To the point of physically altering the camera... I think you should just buy a new one that does what you want.

Software that unlocks features in one thing... hotroding a camera is another.

Will you please stop trolling and go hang out on a BMCC forum? Jesus.
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Re: Soldering more memory for Raw recording
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 04:24:26 AM »
Will you please stop trolling and go hang out on a BMCC forum? Jesus.

Report the post and let a mod handle it please.  Posts such as that add nothing to the discussion and only serve to derail the thread.

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Re: Soldering more memory for Raw recording
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 04:29:37 AM »
I did this with routers.. it worked.. but I think this memory has even smaller pins (or bga).  I guess you could do it in a reflow oven. Or try with a hot air gun. Just clean the spots from de-soldered memory really well and do it with the paste + balls. Probably easy to find stencils/memory chips.

All cameras were bga ram?

Then of course you probably have to patch the fw or maybe it will hang and need some stuff changed. I guess you would have to experiment