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Here is the new release of the HBSI Converter that fixed the Windows Vista Issue. 

You will need to be Registed here with the site and logged in.

Please let me know if you have any issues.  Again, you will need to have 3.940 or later installed on your Humminbird Unit.

http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/index.php?topic=17.0

Thanks,

Robert
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 12:35:10 AM by RGecy »
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I am new to this forum and was wondering if you could tell me what the HSBI Converter is and how you use it. I didn't see anything else on this forum.  Thank you.

GWF

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GWF,

The forum is brand new.  I just got it set up 2 days ago.

The HBSI Converter basically reads the .SON recording files and converts them over to a format that can be viewed in software on the PC.  Humminbird has not come out with a viewer and we had to improvise a little.  YellowFin is playback software for Imagenex Side Scan Sonars.  You can convert the SON files to the YellowFin .872 format and view them.  Here is a screen shot of the software and a wreck I scanned last year.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Depth in SON files..
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 05:33:14 AM »
Robert, ¿where is the Field "DEPTH" in SON files?
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There is no straight forward answer to your question unless you are familiar with Binary Files.  If you are, then the son files are basically made up of a 67 byte header and then the sonar data for the ping.  The depth is stored in the header as a 32bit integer.  This number represents the depth in 10ths of a meter.  So if the stored value is 100, the depth is 10.0 meters. 

As for the position in the file, it is stored in bytes 35-38 of each header.  Remeber 0 is the first position.  Also, the Humminbird uses a motorola chip so the data is stored in Big Endian.

I have some files that show the structure of the header. I will pull them off the other computer later today.

Good luck.

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Robert,

Great information… keep it coming... what program language are you using for your code? I'm going to start making a program to view the data (hopefully get to mosicing), and thought it might be worth it to use the same language and share the sorce code. I’m currently working with .xtf file format with Tritons definition/format. It seems to be working good. Let me know if you have a definition/format of Humminbird .son files. The key to an .xtf is the magic number “FACE”.

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Sorry to take so long in getting back.  I was out of town at the Myrtle Beach 2009 Treausre Expo and Trade Show.

I am using VB.net.  Humminbird has not released the official format and probably will not.  They are using the son2xtf to convert the format over to the public. 

The information contained above is really the nuts and bolts of the HB format. 

I would love to see what you have done so far and certainly would be interested in talking with you.

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Robert,

I made a short recording the other day and was watching it in both yellowfin and SIview.  Pretty good stuff.  Is there a way to do the same with a screenshot?  I noticed in my snapshot folder each picture has a dat file.  It would be useful to be able to measure objects, distances from snapshots.

Thanks,

Matthew

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Re: *** NEW RELEASE *** of HBSI Converter - Fixed Vista Compatibility Issues
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 05:41:59 PM »
Has the HBSI Converter for yellowfin been updated to work with new firmware 6.6...

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Re: *** NEW RELEASE *** of HBSI Converter - Fixed Vista Compatibility Issues
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2013, 06:56:33 PM »
Has the HBSI Converter for yellowfin been updated to work with new firmware 6.6...

It has.  I will have to upload it to the download section.  I will post it here when that has been done.

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Re: *** NEW RELEASE *** of HBSI Converter - Updated for 6.6 Firmware
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 10:15:37 PM »
Here is the new version.

http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=178

Please let me know if you have any issues.

Robert
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Re: *** NEW RELEASE *** of HBSI Converter - Updated for 6.6 Firmware
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 08:55:02 AM »
Hello, just down load on PC but get the 1.1.0.1 version not the 1.1.2 , so doesn't work with my 1198 dat log.

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Re: *** NEW RELEASE *** of HBSI Converter - Updated for 6.6 Firmware
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2014, 08:13:06 PM »
Yeah I downloaded from the link 1.1.2 and after install it comes up as 1.1.0.1. Link broken?

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Re: *** NEW RELEASE *** of HBSI Converter - Updated for 6.6 Firmware
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2017, 08:32:36 PM »
OK ... this is an old post.  Can someone let me know if there is an update.  Basically, I NEED to extract the LAT LONG & DEPTH from Humminbird SONAR files into something that I can import to Excel (e.g. CSV file, etc.  ... anything in text format that could be sucked into Excel with a little or no work). 

My need for this is to work the LAT LONG & DEPTH in Excel and then export it to a very sophisticated scientific contouring software app.

Appreciate if anyone out there did complete writing a software that can accomplish the above.

THANK YOU!!!


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