Also just unzipped it and discovered that the instruction file and the timing script are both missing from the zip file...
What is a PPBM6?
Thanks, Ann… according to the note on www.ppbm6.com, the test methodology
is significantly different, and I know for a fact by looking at the zip
file that there is a lot of different footage included in the one they
designed for ppbm6. So I guess I’ll just wait till they get it done. Harm
or Bill, any idea on when that might be?
Yes i posted the wrong link, thanks for correcting.
And indeed no instructions and output text file.
David & others interested,
Bill and I are still struggling with the test, the download size, the reduction of measurement errors, the statistical accuracy, the hardware info gathering method, the features we want to add to the site, but we are both unpaid volunteers who have to make do with our time available, not to mention our severe lack of expertise required to make things come true.
I have redesigned the timeline, mainly with three thoughts in mind:
- To improve statistical accuracy and reduce measurement errors, and
- To more closely reflect the wide variety of formats used by adding Canon XF 422, Red 4K and XDCAM HD material.
- To reduce the impact of caching algorithms in the various versions.
This phase is complete, but there are some negative consequences to this new timeline, it increases the download size significantly and it increases the testing time hugely.
I am busy writing the new instructions and have added AME presets for the new testing to be performed, in order to avoid mistakes by using different presets than instructed, making the testing phase easier. I still need to include a script that will gather the hardware info in more detail and will easen the task of submitting your data. I am working with a third party to help develop this new data submission format, and to add new functionality to the site.
For the meantime, I have added CS6 functionality to the PPBM5 website, so you can test, submit and select CS6 results. I have also added the possibility to query GTX 6xx cards.
As soon as we are ready, we will announce it on the fora.
Great, thanks Harm!
Bill and Harm, thanks so much for taking the time to put this new version together. It really will help a lot of folks stuck at a transition point (i.e. leaving Mac for PC) make a crucial decision. Hats off to you guys.