help with intervalometer on a4000

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help with intervalometer on a4000
« on: 31 / October / 2013, 20:15:47 »
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I have several a4000s. On one I put the a4000-101a-1.2.0-2999-full_ALPHA firmware and another the a4000-101b-1.2.0-3186-full_ALPHA. The problem with both is that when I load the intervalometer scripts on the cameras and hit the shutter button it only takes 1 photo. I've used CHDK extensively on the a3300 and a1100. The setup and steps to initiate the intervalometer are very similar, but I'm running into this problem. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
« Last Edit: 04 / November / 2013, 21:42:47 by jdf35 »

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #1 on: 31 / October / 2013, 20:36:45 »
How often are you trying to take the pictures?  If I enable RAW, it takes over 5 seconds on my A4000 to process a shot.  Also, which scripts are you using?

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #2 on: 31 / October / 2013, 20:43:15 »
I'm using interval.bas set to 10 second intervals.

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #3 on: 31 / October / 2013, 20:59:13 »
The problem with both is that when I load the intervalometer scripts on the cameras and hit the shutter button it only takes 1 photo.
After the camera takes the 1 photo,  what happens?  Does the camera just hang?  Power off?  Or do you see this message :

*** FINISHED ***

on the CHDK LCD console?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #4 on: 31 / October / 2013, 21:24:30 »
It acts as though the script is still running. The intervalometer text is still on the screen. There are no messages of any kind. It *looks* like it is running.

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #5 on: 31 / October / 2013, 21:38:40 »
It acts as though the script is still running. The intervalometer text is still on the screen. There are no messages of any kind. It *looks* like it is running.
So,  its an intervalometer.  I hate to ask this but  you do realize that if you don't change the default setting,  it will appear to just hang there for the interval period (15 seconds by default) before taking another picture?

Other questions ?    What happens when you full press the shutter key again while the script is running?  What do you see on the LCD console display?

Here's something else you can try. Load the attached script and see if it takes single picture and shuts down properly?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #6 on: 31 / October / 2013, 21:48:35 »
Yes, you can wait for an hour. It only takes 1 pic. If I hit the shutter again it says

*** STARTED ***
**** INTERUPTED ****

When I run the jdf35.bas file it takes one picture after depressing the shutter and the camer stays on, screen stays on. Is this a good clue to problem?

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #7 on: 31 / October / 2013, 21:54:49 »
When I run the jdf35.bas file it takes one picture after depressing the shutter and the camer stays on, screen stays on. Is this a good clue to problem?
Might be.  When I run it on one of my cameras,  I see :

*** STARTED ***
started
done
*** FINISHED **

You should have at least seen the "started" message ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #8 on: 31 / October / 2013, 22:19:03 »
It probably doesn't help you, but I have two A4000 cameras with the 101b firmware.  One has the 2698 revision of CHDK, and the other the 2847 revision (both from about 6 months ago), and the intervalometer works on both.  I tried the default 15 seconds, and 12, 11, 10 and 8 second intervals, and they all worked.  I'll try the current version of CHDK on one of them a little later to see if it works, too.

...  I tried with CHDK_DE_a4000-101b-1.2.0-3192-full_ALPHA_rev_3192, and the interval.bas script works, too, with an interval of 10 seconds.
« Last Edit: 31 / October / 2013, 22:42:50 by rkomar »

Re: help with intervalometer on a4000
« Reply #9 on: 31 / October / 2013, 22:29:51 »
It probably doesn't help you, but I have two A4000 cameras with the 101b firmware.  One has the 2698 revision of CHDK, and the other the 2847 revision (both from about 6 months ago), and the intervalometer works on both.  I tried the default 15 seconds, and 12, 11, 10 and 8 second intervals, and they all worked.  I'll try the current version of CHDK on one of them a little later to see if it works, too.
So you have two 1.01B firmware version A4000 cameras that work.   And two other cameras  with 1.01A and 1.01B that do not ?

More basic questions then?  How are you determining what firmware version is in each camera?

Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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