Cocoon Newsletter: 2000 - Second Quarter

In here you will find:
 

1. SoftTALK 2000 for F5 beta release v1.92

2. SoftTALK 2000 translation policy

3. HTFire remote control PalmPilot beta release v0.3

4. HarTALK ELECSPEC release 5

5. HarTALK/SoftTALK faq updated to v0.95

6. Nikon Flash System LKF release v0.01

7. Nikon Flash Bands release v0.01

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1. SoftTALK 2000 for F5 beta release v1.92

A preview to the long-awaited SoftTALK 2000 is now available on http://cocoon-creations.com
in the form of a public beta release. See the download section.

This beta release supports communication to the F5 camera for HarTALK users.
The forthcoming commercial release will include support for the F90/N90/F90X/N90s bodies,
and later also the F100 body will be supported. SoftTALK 2000 includes a demonstration mode
which shows off its features should you have no cable.

To current SoftTALK 98 users the forthcoming commercial release means a face lift with a more
modern user interface, and to existing users with F5 cameras and PC's it means Business.
 
 

2. SoftTALK 2000 translation policy

One of the big attractions of SoftTALK 98 to the non-english speaking world is the multi-lingual
approach. Previously the language options were pre-compiled, but as from SoftTALK 2000 user
language files will be available which may translated, tested, and eventually submitted to us for
download from our web site. We believe this will drive the SoftTALK wave to reach many more
uni-lingual non-english speaking customers.
 
 

3. HTFire remote control PalmPilot beta release v0.3

HarTALK has the much boasted about HS-Serial protocol, thus far only utilized in the SoftTALK
suite of programs. Now it is also available in the free Palm application HTFire. See the download
section on http://www.cocoon-creations.com.

This application allows fast remote control of any supported camera, i.e.
F5/F100/F90/N90/F90X/N90s. The increase of sales of HarTALK Palm connection cables
prompted our simple free Focus/Fire remote control application running on the Palm III or Palm V.
 
 

4. HarTALK ELECSPEC release 5

ELECSPEC has been available from the start of the HarTALK project, and has now been updated
with new images of the system, updated info and test results of Palm remote control applications.
See the download section on http://www.cocoon-creations.com.
 
 

5. HarTALK/SoftTALK faq updated to v0.95

The dated faq list 0.904 was updated to version 0.95 recently, and is now available on our site.
As questions about the new products are raised, it will be added to the faq list.
See http://www.cocoon-creations.com/COCOON-NiComm-FAQ.html.

The faq list is still in one large document it will be broken up into an easier reading multi-
document HTML format at a later stage.
 
 

6. Nikon Flash System LKF release v0.01

This is the beginning of a collection of very technical public articles and tests on the Nikon flash
system. Admittedly it is rather short still, but we plan to maintain this document and include test
results and other contributions from the public. This is no faq list for the Nikon flash system, but
it is a drive to reduce some technical flash system idiosyncracies to understandable public information.

Contributions are requested from the Nikon community. See the download section on
http://www.cocoon-creations.com.
 
 

7. Nikon Flash Bands release v0.01

An article on how to use double Nikon flash systems on one camera. See the download section
on http://www.cocoon-creations.com.