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From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.

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From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« on: 01 / June / 2013, 14:58:32 »
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Hey everyone, this is the first time I'm trying anything like this. Frankly, this is my first digital camera.

I'm taking a motorcycle from philadelphia to key west and want to do a time lapse of the trip.

bought a SD1200 with the recommendation of using CHDK...but now that I'm in the thick of it, I'm way over my head.

got a 32 gig SD card, partitioned, put on the appropriate script, flipped the lock and every time I put the card in i just get a message that says "Card Locked!"

To make matters worse, I'm using a mac. I attempted both guides. the SDM installer, which didn't really work and the disk utility walk through

I know the list of things I did wrong could be a mile long, but I'm just not very good at this stuff and was hoping someone could shed some light on what to do next.

thanks so much.

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #1 on: 01 / June / 2013, 15:14:19 »
Did you read through this :
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card
Its pretty much the best (and only) comprehensive guide to setting up CHDK.

You might want to pay particular attention to the message box at the top that points you to the STICK utility. 

It should handle everything for you and "just work"  (a term I understand you Mac addicts find comforting :)  )

When you have everything working,  take a look at this : http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Drivelapse
and possibly this (older) stuff : http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=2589.msg24632#msg24632
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #2 on: 01 / June / 2013, 16:31:41 »
Thanks so much, I ran the STICK program, flipped the lock, but when i place it in the camera and power up it says "Card Locked!"

ugh...what am i missing?

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #3 on: 01 / June / 2013, 16:37:54 »
Thanks so much, I ran the STICK program, flipped the lock, but when i place it in the camera and power up it says "Card Locked!"
Can you edit the file   stick.properties   and add a line that says :

debug=yes

rerun STICK all the way through and post the resulting    sticklog.txt  file here as an attachment ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #4 on: 01 / June / 2013, 16:48:35 »
I honestly don't know how to re-write the file, and i looked in the folder and subfolders, and i can't even find the daggone thing, but here is the log if that helps at all....



loading tables - please wait ...
Downloading build information from http://mighty-hoernsche.de/
Downloading build information from http://mighty-hoernsche.de/trunk/
Downloading build information from http://autobuild.akalab.de/CHDK-DE_full.txt
Downloading build information from http://autobuild.akalab.de/CHDK_DE_full.txt
tables loaded successfully
Handling drop - please wait ...

IMG_4235.JPG dropped
/Volumes/CANON_DC/DCIM/101CANON/IMG_4235.JPG is being processed
Downloading http://zenoshrdlu.com/acid/acidchdk.properties
 - searching for build for Stable CHDK ixus95_sd1200-100c
 - build found - Stable CHDK bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip
Stable CHDK build is available for this camera
Processing completed
Downloading  - please wait ...
bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip zip file being downloaded - please wait ...
bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip has been saved
All files downloaded and extracted
Scanning for cards - please wait ...
Scanning for suitable cards (64GB or less) ...  - please wait ...
Skipping 0 - too big - size = 160GB
Skipping 1 - too big - size = 2000GB
Skipping 2 - probable hard disk (size in Gb not a power of 2)10GB
Skipping 4 - not a card
Cards scanned - 1 cards found

awaiting permission to install
Preparing Device disk3 31.9 GB - please wait ...
Making card bootable  as FAT16
Copying files from /Users/buddymercury/Desktop/stick/ixus95_sd1200-100c/ to disk3
Installation failed - see log for details
Cards scanned - 1 cards found

Scanning for cards - please wait ...
Scanning for suitable cards (64GB or less) ...  - please wait ...
Skipping 0 - too big - size = 160GB
Skipping 1 - too big - size = 2000GB
Skipping 2 - probable hard disk (size in Gb not a power of 2)10GB
Skipping 4 - not a card
Cards scanned - 1 cards found

awaiting permission to install
Preparing Device disk3 31.9 GB - please wait ...
Partitioning ' /dev/disk3 into two partitions named CANON_DC and PHOTOS
Making card bootable  as FAT16
Copying files from /Users/buddymercury/Desktop/stick/ixus95_sd1200-100c/ to disk3
Card is prepared

Ejecting card  - please wait ...
Card ejected - lock before inserting in camera

Handling drop - please wait ...

IMG_4236.JPG dropped
/Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/101CANON/IMG_4236.JPG is being processed
 - searching for build for Stable CHDK ixus95_sd1200-100c
 - build found - Stable CHDK bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip
Stable CHDK build is available for this camera
Processing completed
Downloading  - please wait ...
bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip zip file being downloaded - please wait ...
bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip has been saved
All files downloaded and extracted

Scanning for cards - please wait ...
Scanning for suitable cards (64GB or less) ...  - please wait ...
Skipping 0 - too big - size = 160GB
Skipping 1 - too big - size = 2000GB
Skipping 2 - probable hard disk (size in Gb not a power of 2)10GB
Skipping 4 - not a card
Cards scanned - 1 cards found

awaiting permission to install
Preparing Device disk3 31.9 GB - please wait ...
Partitioning ' /dev/disk3 into two partitions named Pics and CHDK
Making card bootable  as FAT16
Copying files from /Users/buddymercury/Desktop/stick/ixus95_sd1200-100c/ to disk3
Card is prepared

Ejecting card  - please wait ...
Card ejected - lock before inserting in camera

Handling drop - please wait ...

IMG_4237.JPG dropped
/Users/buddymercury/Desktop/IMG_4237.JPG is being processed
 - searching for build for Stable CHDK ixus95_sd1200-100c
 - build found - Stable CHDK bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip
Stable CHDK build is available for this camera
Processing completed
Downloading  - please wait ...
bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip zip file being downloaded - please wait ...
bins/ixus95_sd1200-100c-1.1.0-2821-full_BETA.zip has been saved
All files downloaded and extracted
Scanning for cards - please wait ...
Scanning for suitable cards (64GB or less) ...  - please wait ...
Skipping 0 - too big - size = 160GB
Skipping 1 - too big - size = 2000GB
Skipping 2 - probable hard disk (size in Gb not a power of 2)10GB
Skipping 4 - not a card
Cards scanned - 1 cards found

awaiting permission to install
Preparing Device disk3 31.9 GB - please wait ...
Partitioning ' /dev/disk3 into two partitions named CHDK and Pics
Making card bootable  as FAT16
Copying files from /Users/buddymercury/Desktop/stick/ixus95_sd1200-100c/ to disk3
Card is prepared

Ejecting card  - please wait ...
Card ejected - lock before inserting in camera

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #5 on: 01 / June / 2013, 17:04:13 »
Thanks for posting that.   Looks like you tried several time after it failed the first time.  Everything else looks okay so I'm at a loss.

If you could not find the stick.properties file in the same folder as the stick app (after its been run), just create a new text file called stick.properties in the same directory and put the single  debug=yes line in it.

Meanwhile,  I'll try to ping zeno to see if he has any ideas.

Incidentally,  with the SD card switch not locked,   can you use the "firmware update" method listed in the link I posted above?
« Last Edit: 01 / June / 2013, 17:07:02 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #6 on: 01 / June / 2013, 17:11:00 »
I'll try the firmware steps first...thanks so much for the help...i get the feeling i ain't gonna succeed at this either. hahaha

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #7 on: 01 / June / 2013, 17:16:38 »
Just took a look at the porting thread.  Should have done that right away - sorry.

Its not clear from there that the camera will work properly with larger SD cards :
http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=4324.msg97125#msg97125

Can you try a 2G or 4G card?  Use STICK - its working fine - the CHDK port might be the issue here.

Otherwise,  reformat you large card from scratch with a single partition (in the camera if necessary) and try the firmware update method.


« Last Edit: 01 / June / 2013, 17:18:26 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #8 on: 01 / June / 2013, 17:24:25 »
I have a smaller card i can try, but will that matter for how many photos I'm taking? it's gonna be like a 20 hour drive....wont i run out of space on a smaller card?

Re: From soup to nuts, I need help with a sd1200 on a mac.
« Reply #9 on: 01 / June / 2013, 17:32:47 »
I have a smaller card i can try, but will that matter for how many photos I'm taking? it's gonna be like a 20 hour drive....wont i run out of space on a smaller card?
That depends on how quickly you shoot and the size of the image you configure your camera to take.  The math is pretty simple.

If you can get firmware update working then you can use a single FAT32 full size partition and have lots of space.  It just takes a couple of extra steps every time you start your camera.

By the way,  you do realize that you camera's internal battery won't last for 20 hours ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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