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    CHDK mod with timestamp feature
    « on: 14 / May / 2008, 06:57:52 »
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    I'd released mod of CHDK with timestamp and custom label captions.
    last build you'll find at canons5is.clan.su.
    there's a build for S5 IS, A650 IS, A460 only for a while.
    to build for other devices I need your RAW file to analize its bayer sequence (need for raw print in RAW).
    user manual on russian only, but firmware zip includes rus\eng lang files.
    download page here http://canons5is.clan.su/load
    if you're interesting this build I'll write eng user manual to understand using timestamp features.

    to be continued...

    timestamp feature allows you to print date, time (with or w\o seconds) and\or custom label captions on photo picture by one of 7 colors and one of 5 font sizes using your preferred RBF fonts or system monowidth. some examples are in user manual at http://canons5is.clan.su/load/0-0-0-24-20 (usermanual.chm)

    to print your custom labels you must create txt file and type as this: <NUMBER><SPACE>"<TEXT in QUOTES>"

    1 "Hellowin"
    2 "Birthday party"
    3 "Vacation"
    4 "Any text here"
    5 "Yet another text"

    and save this as any name in text format, for example labels.txt.
    labels.txt can content 5 records only, but you may create any number of files like this with any 5 captions.
    save labels.txt into CHDK\LABELS on your flash card by cardreader.

    as firmware loads, call it Print - Menu and go to submenu Timestamp and custom labels and choose your labels.txt, an then you can select your captions. check timestamp and other options (alignments, colors, font options) you want as your desire and ... enjoy.

    to use RBF-font option to print timestamp you must use CHDK' screen font option to choose RBF font. that is feature of using RBF font option.

    timestamp recommended settings:
    very small font size is best printed and recognized with ext outline thick is 0 and ext outline color is any,
    int(ernal) outline thick is 1 and int outline colors:
    white for RED,BLUE,MAGENTA,
    black for  GREEN, AQUA, YELLOW,WHITE



    « Last Edit: 16 / May / 2008, 03:55:39 by pethead »
    canons5is.clan.su Allbest+ with timestamp features

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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #1 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:02:29 »
    i'm interested, but i dont know any russian, can you summarizes what it does in more detail?

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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #2 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:07:56 »
    empty post
    « Last Edit: 15 / May / 2008, 09:06:07 by pethead »
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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #3 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:17:16 »
    i cant find the mentioned chm file, mind you - i dont speak russian :(
    how did you do the captio0n part, i mean - how do write a caption, did you implement a "virtual keyboard"? or are they predefined in chdk/config file?


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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #4 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:20:00 »
    ihow did you do the captio0n part
    see above
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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #5 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:21:56 »
    i cant find the mentioned chm file, mind you - i dont speak russian :(
    ??????? ? ???????
    my photo map

    my chdk page with tutorials, scripts and more

    >> finally back from vacation (was a bit longer than intended) <<

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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #6 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:29:23 »
    i cant find the mentioned chm file, mind you - i dont speak russian :(
    ??????? ? ???????
    it's true, i cant find it. searching for "chm" in firefox has no results. i assume it is having to do with "chm" being a MS windows filetype and probably can only be rendered in IE on Windows, not in firefox on linux.

    anyways, nice feature!
    What are the reasons this cant be applied to ALL cameras?
    Good solution using predefined captions via the use of a txt file, still a built-in keyboard would be nice (but thats wontollas task ;))!
    can this be extended maybe that your captions are written not only to the image directly but also or exclusively to the EXIF data of the jpg?

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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #7 on: 14 / May / 2008, 07:32:32 »
    Sorry, this wasn't supposed to be a bunch of smilies with questions, but the Cyrillic text you have to click to get the chm, but somehow it got lost during posting.
    Let's try again:
    ??????? ? ???????

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    Strange, it displays correctly in post preview...
    Anyway, look beneath the line of green text there ist text next to "(273.3Kb) ]" click there.
    « Last Edit: 14 / May / 2008, 09:09:19 by GrAnd »
    my photo map

    my chdk page with tutorials, scripts and more

    >> finally back from vacation (was a bit longer than intended) <<


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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #8 on: 14 / May / 2008, 09:10:55 »
    I'd show you the way to the direct chm link here. if don't russian just see a picture examples with timestamp.
    I wrote "to build for other cameras I need your RAW file to analize its bayer sequence (need for raw print in RAW)." see above. :)
    as I analized the RAW file (maked any other chdk that run on your camera) from your device I can build firmware for your device too. :)

    still a built-in keyboard would be nice (but thats wontollas task ;))!
    can this be extended maybe that your captions are written not only to the image directly but also or exclusively to the EXIF data of the jpg?
    I wrote above "you may create any number of files like this with any 5 captions" that satisfied any your events to descript.
    I print directly onto RAW data before any JPEG' data created. it's not controlled by CHDK as I know (or don't).
    « Last Edit: 14 / May / 2008, 09:26:43 by pethead »
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    Re: timestamp feature mod of CHDK
    « Reply #9 on: 14 / May / 2008, 13:11:35 »
    Nice feature pethead. I remember my old Nikon could print the date. But now we have many timestamp options in our CHDK Canons.

    Here is a Powershot S3 IS RAW sample (6 megapixels) for when you have time to add it to your feature. Just change the file extension to CRW because my web host didn't like it. (I'll ask for my money back from that "freeweb7" server, grrrrrrrr!)

    http://wontolla.freeweb7.com/CHDK/S3IS_RawSample.jpg

    Thanks for the addition. I just hope that wontolla guy really exists and turns up with that alleged file editor so we can set the timestamp on site.

    Edit: I was thinking about learning Chinese but it looks like Russian is the way to go!
    « Last Edit: 14 / May / 2008, 13:15:36 by wontolla »

     

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