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FLIR T440bx hacking - custom application for Ex/Exx/Txxx cameras, UltraMax

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Spirit532:
UPDATE: The hack has been released! For more information, downloads, and full tutorial, go to https://spirit.re/projects/flir_hack.php
This hack works for all Ex, Exx, and Txxx cameras.

Video tutorial(referencing the page):






Original post:

I recently managed to acquire a used FLIR T440bx for a good price, but when it came to me I was slightly surprised.
FLIR advertise this model as having support for UltraMax - their proprietary super-resolution algorithm.

When I looked at the manual for enabling and using this feature, the steps detailed within it did not match my unit at all - the menus were missing, the structure was completely different.
Now, knowing that the camera is an early unit, from 2012(serial number 62100xxx, part number 62101-0701), I sort of expected having to update the firmware, and so I connected it to my PC, installed the drivers, and sure enough, when I checked in FLIR Tools+, it said that I needed a new firmware for the unit.
However, when I clicked update, not only did it not start a remote update process(which is expected with the Txxx series units), it gave me a prompt saying that my firmware version is 1.4.1(which doesn't exist!). I thought, alright, maybe it's just a bug.
But then when I tried to updating to the version it linked me to - 1.38.21, via the "eFLIRInstall.exe" and "E3Comb_v.1.38.23.fif" files placed on the SD card, the camera crashed halfway through the update with "E11 Bad Checksum on Transferred OS", and only managed to start(in the old firmware) after I pulled the battery out.

Before doing this, I did grab a full dump of the file system via RNDIS - looks like the firmware is one of the earliest versions, with the "conf.cfg" file in plain text(see below).


--- Code: ---#
# appcore_config
#
# Generated at 2012-03-27 17:54:04
#
.caps entry
.caps.config entry
.caps.config.name text "app T440bx"
.caps.config.revision text "1.0"
.caps.config.direction entry
.caps.config.direction.sensorAccel entry
.caps.config.direction.sensorAccel.enabled bool true
.caps.config.direction.compass entry
.caps.config.direction.compass.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image entry
.caps.config.image.framegrab entry
.caps.config.image.framegrab.fusion entry
.caps.config.image.framegrab.fusion.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.framegrab.fusion.pip entry
.caps.config.image.framegrab.fusion.pip.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.framegrab.fusion.hcf entry
.caps.config.image.framegrab.fusion.hcf.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sensor entry
.caps.config.image.sensor.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.services entry
.caps.config.image.services.store entry
.caps.config.image.services.store.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.services.store.radiometric entry
.caps.config.image.services.store.radiometric.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.services.store.incompatible entry
.caps.config.image.services.store.incompatible.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.services.store.incompatible.level int32 0
.caps.config.image.settings entry
.caps.config.image.settings.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.settings.downsample bool false
.caps.config.image.settings.resIR int32 320
.caps.config.image.sysimg entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.measfunc entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.measfunc.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.measfunc.maxCount int32 4
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.humidity entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.humidity.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.humidity.maxCount int32 1
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.insulation entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.insulation.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.alarms.insulation.maxCount int32 1
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.spot entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.spot.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.spot.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.arrow entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.arrow.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.arrow.maxCount int32 4
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.box entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.box.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.irMarkers.box.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.diff entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.diff.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.diff.maxCount int32 1
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.diff.calcMask int32 65526
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.calcMask int32 20
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.dual bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.fixScale bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.interval bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.invInterval bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.isotherm.maxCount int32 1
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mbox entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mbox.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mbox.calcMask int32 1924
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mbox.maxCount int32 5
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mcircle entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mcircle.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mcircle.calcMask int32 1924
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mcircle.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mline entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mline.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mline.calcMask int32 1924
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.mline.maxCount int32 1
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.reftemp entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.reftemp.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.reftemp.calcMask int32 1924
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.reftemp.maxCount int32 1
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.script entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.script.enabled false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.script.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.spot entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.spot.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.spot.calcMask int32 514
.caps.config.image.sysimg.measureFuncs.spot.maxCount int32 5
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.spot entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.spot.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.spot.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.arrow entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.arrow.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.arrow.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.box entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.box.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.sysimg.visualMarkers.box.maxCount int32 0
.caps.config.image.sysimg.gps entry
.caps.config.image.sysimg.gps.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.targetNoise entry
.caps.config.image.targetNoise.enabled bool false
.caps.config.image.targetNoise.targetNoiseMk int32 0
.caps.config.image.zoom entry
.caps.config.image.zoom.enabled bool true
.caps.config.image.zoom.maxFactor double 8
# ID 62100eev
# CRC01 33vb10ge
--- End code ---

For once the noise generator is not enabled...

There doesn't appear to be much to hack in terms of features, but UltraMax is definitely interesting - 4x the effective resolution on >9Hz cameras, for free, based only in camera firmware.

Here is the official FLIR link for the 1.38.21 firmware:
http://cdn.cloud.flir.se/swdownload/assets/cameradownload/flir_t420-t440_pn62101_02_v1.38.23_update_pack.zip

Does anybody have any ideas on what is going on here?

Chanc3:
Alas the older models (pre 2014) don't have the actual physical hardware to support the UltraMax feature (nor MSX).

Not sure what is going on with your firmware however... That is a mystery!

Spirit532:

--- Quote from: Chanc3 on February 02, 2018, 10:39:57 pm ---Alas the older models (pre 2014) don't have the actual physical hardware to support the UltraMax feature (nor MSX).

--- End quote ---

My T440bx supports all three - isotherms, picture in picture, and MSX, so I'm assuming UltraMax is possible too.
My model is also listed as supporting UltraMax - but this firmware version is a mystery.

Chanc3:

--- Quote from: Spirit532 on February 02, 2018, 10:48:52 pm ---
--- Quote from: Chanc3 on February 02, 2018, 10:39:57 pm ---Alas the older models (pre 2014) don't have the actual physical hardware to support the UltraMax feature (nor MSX).

--- End quote ---

My T440bx supports all three - isotherms, picture in picture, and MSX, so I'm assuming UltraMax is possible too.
My model is also listed as supported - but this firmware version is a mystery.

--- End quote ---
Interesting! It wasn't really until 2014 that MSX was released. Have you looked at the gui.cfg file?

Spirit532:

--- Quote from: Chanc3 on February 02, 2018, 10:54:37 pm ---Have you looked at the gui.cfg file?

--- End quote ---

There is no such file in my dump.

However, there is .system/ui.d/config.d/conf.cfg, and that file contains an interesting line:

--- Code: ---.caps.config.save.fastShoot bool false
--- End code ---

Could this be the UltraMax feature?

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