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Just run the software on my Mac. (Thanks for making it easy Dnmc), loaded up a treat and works well.
I purchased a great watch microphone, probably a piezo device, which is effective.

Can I just ask what is probably a stupid question, I'm unclear what it is I'm looking at! The top bar is obvious, beat error, amplitude and timing. To the left is the conventional paper type reading. But there are two other panes, I guess they are the tic toks? These panes are marked as milliseconds and degrees? And the blue line that varies in position?
I could ignore it all and just take the readings, but I would like to be able to "read" properly what is on the screen, would be very useful in diagnosing escapement problems.

A fabulous piece of software, really good!

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Thanks for your response, that seems to make sense! So the two top graphs, one is the tic and the other is the toc?

It's a great bit of software and in comparison to my timegrapher 1000, pretty accurate. I do however get great variance in beat error between the two, around 5ms. Now given others don't get this, I've put it down to ack if output from the mic. So I've bought an amplifier which should sort it. In terms of timing accuracy,it's within a few seconds, certainly good enough for my purposes, and as tg relies on the sound card clock, probably as good as it gets.
Once I've resolved the beat error, I'll probably sell on the timegrapher and just use tg on my Mac.

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The microphone preamp arrived today, BTec BT26, (cheap and cheerful) , I've connected it up to my Mac and the watch mic, and it works a treat.
The additional amplitude had resolved the beat error variance and in comparison to my timegrapher, the results are almost the same. BE is identical, amplitude within a few degrees, and BPH show -6secs compared to the t1000.

All in all, it close enough for me, the timing errors will be due to the internal clock of the Mac, so if the designer gets a chance to put in some kind of tuning, that will sort that.

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Looking forward to tryout no the new version, however, not being a OS X specialist (just a user), not sure how I update the software. Running the install command tells me it's already loaded.
Any help anyone?
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Hi DMNC,

Is there a way of creating an icon that calls Terminal and then TG-Timer? It would be nice just to click the icon and away we go!

Thanks

Snake
Mac users, with the new version of tg (0.4.0) a few things have changed.

We now have versioned releases which will make it much easier to upgrade existing installations.

Everything below assumes that you have already managed to install Homebrew correctly. If you haven't, please see brew.sh

However, if you installed originally using the --HEAD option, you will need to do the following to get on the new versioned train:

Code:
brew update
brew uninstall tg
brew install tg
For new users, everything is simple:

Code:
brew install dmnc/horology/tg
After this, upgrading is easy:

Code:
brew update
brew upgrade tg
Please post here, or on the github repo (https://github.com/dmnc/homebrew-horology) if you have any issues specifically with mac installation.

Lastly, and very important, the executable has been renamed from tg to tg-timer, so to open the application, you now need to run

Code:
tg-timer
 
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