I was like, “I need sprites to test with, oh wait, I’ve got all the NES SMB tile sets!” Bullet Bill worked out well because he’s (mainly) a two colored sprite. Color doesn’t transfer well to OLED/GLCDs because you have no pixel intensity control (it’s either on or off), so you really have to go in and apply a halftone effect to grays, which is difficult when you only have a 128x64 canvas!
Anyway, that display is the Digole 1.3" White OLED which runs $14.49 shipped from Canada (or $13.99 from China, but I’d pay the buck-fifty more to get it in a week). You can also get a 0.96" version (with the same 128x64 resolution) in white or blue for $10.49.
They also have a 1.8" True Color OLED for $28.99, which is a killer deal. I’m dying to get one of them, but I’m really on a tight budget the next couple of months.
They all have a beefy 64MHz PIC on them doing the heavy lifting (though you can still pass calls directly through to the controller chip). You can upload a 1KB start screen image and up to 16KB of font data, which is stored in non-volatile memory. The color screen supports the same command sets as the mono displays (so it’s 100% backwards compatible) with the addition of color commands (which support both 1 byte per pixel (256 color) and 3 bytes per pixel (256K color) modes).
Here’s the User’s Manual which gives the raw command set plus the Arduino Library commands. [It’s a bit engrishy, but better than most Chinese documentation.]
I’ve actually only recently started dabbling with video, but I’ve been a serious photographer for as long as I can remember (starting out with my dad’s Canon A-1 35MM SLR in the late 80’s). I suppose most of the fundamentals are the same, no matter if you’re shooting still or video, especially these days with modern DSLRs shooting high-speed 1080p!
I picked up my DSLR right before they started doing halfway decent video (none the less I love my Canon 40D). Anyway, I’m digressing…
I was pretty impressed with the quality of the video too; no tearing or blurring! It took a couple of minutes to get the exposure dialed in just right. Would you believe me if I told you I shot it with my cell phone? Because that’s literally the highest resolution video recording device I own; I’ve been using it to shoot all the videos for my book and they’re coming out really great!
Ugh, I remember 20 years ago carrying (what was essentially) a fucking VCR with a lens and giant ass battery around on my shoulder. Then you’d have to pop a bottle of Dramamine just to watch the tape because it was shakier than Michael J. Foxx filming Cloverfield while on a meth bender in the middle of the San Andreas Fault!
Man, I think I need some sleep…