SIView
SIView is a software program that will read the recordings from Humminbird’s® Side Imaging Units after the recordings have been processed through Son2XTF
SIView is absolutely free. However, if you are feeling generous you can make a donation by clicking the button below.
Table of Contents
Requirements & Recommendations
Download SIView
Sample XTF Recording
Converting a Humminbird® Recording to XTF
Opening a XTF File in SIView
Opening a Processed SIView Recording
Setting SIView’s Options
Previewing Images
Colorizing Your Images
Merging Multiple Images into One
Viewing Selected Images
Zooming In/Out Selected Images
Creating Waypoints
Measuring Targets
Viewing/Editing Waypoints
Saving Pictures
Exporting Tracks
Exporting Waypoints
Exporting Tracks and Waypoints
License
Changelog
Contact
 
Requirements & Recommendations
SIView System Requirements
Microsoft .Net Framework version 2.0 - The install file should install it for you if necessary
Son2XTF – From http://www.humminbird.com under My Account

SIView Recommended System Requirements
2 GB RAM
1.5 GHz Processor
Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
 
Download SIView
You can download SIView Version 1.0.0.5 From Here: SIView_1_0_0_5.zip
UPDATE Download the SIView Version 1.0.0.6 Patch From Here: SIView_1_0_0_6.zip Replace the existing SIView.exe file with this file. This fixes an issue where the images might not line up correctly
Note:Due to program changes version 1.0.0.2 or later will not work properly with *.siv files created with earlier versions. If you have any issues or errors, please report them to:
  
 
Sample XTF Recording
Here is a sample recording from my 797 on Lake Grapevine here in Texas.

This recording is compressed as Tar BZip 2.  I was able to get the most compression using that.
In order to be able to open this file, you will need a program like WinRaR or StuffIt.

Click Here to download the Sample.

 
Converting a Humminbird® Recording to XTF
1.  Open Son2XTF, and select the recording .DAT file that you want to process.
2.  Specify the name & location you want to save the generated XTF file to if you don’t like the defaults.
3.  Click “Convert Recording File to XTF”



 
Opening a XTF File in SIView
1.  In SIView, click File, Open and select the XTF file generated by Son2XTF, then click Open



2.  You will see a progress bar along the bottom of the screen that shows the processing status



3.  Once your recording is processed, you should see snapshots along the bottom of the screen



 
Opening a Processed SIView Recording
1.  In SIView, click File, Open, change the “Files of Type” to SIView Files (*.siv), and select the SIV file generated by SIView, then click Open



2.  Once the file is open, you should see snapshots along the bottom of the screen



 
Setting SIView’s Options
1.  There are several options available to you to change if you so desire.



Image Path: The default path where your images from processed recordings are saved
Units of Measurement: Either USA or Metric
Aspect Ratio: Different units have different screen sizes. With the different screen sizes images can look either a little more stretched or squished. You can let the program use the ratio of the original recording unit, or you can change it to that of another unit.
Maximum Image Height: Change this value if you are experiencing Out of Memory issues when you open an XTF file. Valid ranges are 500 – 3000.
Water Column Noise Rejection %: Increase the Percentage to filter the water column. The lower the percentage, the less is filtered.

 
Previewing Images
Click an image in the thumbnail pane at the bottom of the screen, and a preview will show



 
Colorizing Your Images
Once you have an image selected, the “Colorize” option appears under the “Options” menu



Hue, Saturation & Lightness: Adjust these values to change the color of your images
Set As Defaults: Sets these values as the defaults for all future images
Restore System Defaults: Restores the original values that came with SIView

 
Merging Multiple Images into One
You can select up to 3 consecutive images and merge them into one. This is useful if an image frame happens to split in the middle of something interesting.

1.  While holding the “Ctrl” key, click 2 to 3 of the images
2.  Once you release the “Ctrl” key, the image preview will show the merged images



 
Viewing Selected Images
Double click the image in the Preview Window to open the main Viewing window



 
Zooming In/Out Selected Images
Select “Zoom” in the “Mouse Options” section at the bottom of the main Viewing Window.

Left Click: Zoom In
Right Click: Zoom Out



 
Creating Waypoints
Select “Create Waypoint” in the “Mouse Options” section at the bottom of the main Viewing Window.

Click the place on the image where you want to create a Waypoint, and a new window will pop up.
Give the Waypoint a Name, and click “OK” to create the Waypoint.
Notes:
  - Nothing will show on the image showing the Waypoint you created.
  - When calculating the Lat/Long, the depth at the centerline is used and considered to be constant.



 
Measuring Targets
Select “Measure” in the “Mouse Options” section at the bottom of the main Viewing Window.

Click the start and end points you want to measure, and the distance will be displayed.
Notes:
  - You can't measure things in the water column across the center line
  - If measuring things in the water column, if the Lat/Long is the same between the start and end points
    the height is measured by the difference in depth.



 
Viewing/Editing Waypoints
To view or edit your waypoints that you have created, click “View” – “Waypoints” on either of the two SIView screens

Here you can adjust any of the values shown
If the values you have entered are not valid, a Red circle will show indicating that you have typed an invalid value.
You can not click “OK” until you have resolved the errors.



 
Saving Pictures
While in the main Viewing Window, Click “File” – “Save Picture” to save your picture

 
Exporting Tracks
After you have a recording (XTF or SIV) open, you can click “File” – “Export” – “Tracks” to export your tracks to either plain text or GPS Exchange format (*.GPX)

 
Exporting Waypoints
After you have created at least one Waypoint, you can click “File” – “Export” – “Waypoints” to export your waypoints to either plain text or GPS Exchange format (*.GPX)

 
Exporting Tracks And Waypoints
After you have created at least one Waypoint and have either an XTF or SIV file open, you can click “File” – “Export” – “Tracks And Waypoints” to export your tracks and waypoints to GPS Exchange format (*.GPX)

 
License
SIView License

Version 1.0+, February 2010

(c) 2010, Matt Norwood

YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE PROGRAM. BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THIS LICENSE IS VALID FOR ALL RELATED MATERIALS ABOUT THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING ALL VERSIONS AND COPIES OF THE 'SOFTWARE PROGRAM' (ALSO CALLED ‘SIView’) AND ALL OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS (WHETHER PRINTED OR ELECTRONICAL MATERIALS) THAT ARE SUPPLIED WITH A COPYRIGHT NOTE OF THE DEVELOPER.

EVERYONE IS PERMITTED TO COPY AND DISTRIBUTE VERBATIM COPIES OF THIS LICENSE DOCUMENT, BUT CHANGING IT IS NOT ALLOWED. IT IS ALSO EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN TO DO ANY REVERSE ENGINEERING ON THE 'SOFTWARE PROGRAM'.

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Every kind of using of the 'Software Program' is only allowed with the acceptance of this license document. 'Using' defines installing, copying or providing the 'Software Program' for third-parties.

The 'Software Program' ('SIView') is FULL FREEWARE to everyone using it AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR REDISTIBUTED COMMERCIALLY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE DEVELOPER!

This software is not supported by Humminbird, Inc., Techsonic Industries, Johnson Outdoors, Triton Imaging, Inc., or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries.

 
Changelog
Version 1.0.0.6
  - Fixed an issue where SIView would not stich the images together properly on some files.

Version 1.0.0.5
  - Fixed an issue where SIView would not open correctly in Windows Vista or 7. Changed default directory from Program Files to Application Data to correct the issue.

Version 1.0.0.4
  - Fixed an issue where an invalid date generated by Son2XTF would cause the program to not create the .siv file

Version 1.0.0.3
Added the following:
  - Saving of variables to ini file
  - Application can run using Mono under muiltiple Operating Systems

Version 1.0.0.2
Added the following:
  - Measurement of targets in the Viewing Window
  - Noise Rejection in the water column
  - Ability to change aspect ratio of images based on a unit model
  - Pre-Defined color schemes

Version 1.0.0.1
Fixed errors caused by dirty XTF files
  - Where the last ping is missing from XTF file
  - Where the offset between left and right sides bounces around
Fixed error when regional settings were those other than USA

Version 1.0.0.0
Initial Release

 
Contact
Matt Norwood

http://www.mnorwood.com/SIView