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Zoom & Interval

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Offline Dapjazz

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Zoom & Interval
« on: 08 / February / 2008, 20:51:09 »
Hi everyone,

First, thanks for the chdk stuff!!! It changed my life!

Well I've just playing with the scripts and made one to help me in my searching of the perfect-photo when I leave my cam to shot alone.

The idea is:
- Use the script to take photos at an interval time.
- Zoom in/out to take several detail/whole scene (uses 8 levels of zoom, like my A550, you can change it for other models)
- Take more than one picture on every zoom level
- Take continuous shots on every shot (the cam must be on continuous shot mode, otherwise the cam will take the picture and then shows the pic taken)

and the most important to me:
- All of these at same time!
- All optionally!

The script will take pictures forever, until interrupt it with a click. I made it this way because it's the way I always dream of  :D

I leave the REMs out to gain speed, but I think the code is simple to understand.

Maybe it's a good idea to merge this with motion detect, or other stuff  ::)

Hope you'll find it usefull, like I do.. It's great to just leave the cam away, and be completely "natural" with friends or whatever and then found at least one great picture at a great zoom level  :lol

cheers and LONG LIFE TO CHDK!

Code: [Select]
rem Author: Dapjazz
@title * Zoom & Interval *
@param a Delay 1st shot (mins)
@default a 0
@param b Delay 1st shot (secs)
@default b 0
@param c Delay betw shots (mins)
@default c 0
@param d Delay betw shots (secs)
@default d 0
@param e Zoom steps (1-8,0=No Zoom)
@default e 0
@param f Min zoom (0-7)
@default f 0
@param g Max zoom (0-7)
@default g 7
@param h ContinuousShots (secs,0=No)
@default h 0
@param i Shots per zoom level
@default i 1
if a<0 then a=0
if b<0 then b=0
if c<0 then c=0
if d<0 then d=0
if e<0 then e=0
if e>8 then e=8
if f<0 then f=0
if f>7 then f=7
if g<0 then g=0
if g>7 then g=7
if h<0 then h=0
if i<1 then i=1
if e>0 then print "[*] Zoom Mode"
if h>0 then print "[*] ContinuousShot Mode"
if e>0 then set_zoom f
if b>0 then gosub "pause"
if e=0 then goto "nozoomshot"

 for w=1 to i
  print "Shot ",w;"/",i;" at zoom ",z
  if h>0 then gosub "continuous" else shoot
  if n>0 then gosub "pause"
 next w
 if z>g then z=g
 if z>=g then e=e*-1
 if z<f then z=f
 if z<=f then e=e*-1
 set_zoom z
 goto "zoomshot"

 if h>0 then gosub "continuous" else shoot
 if n>0 then gosub "pause"
 goto "nozoomshot"

 press "shoot_half"
 sleep 1500
 press "shoot_full"
 wait_click h*1000
 release "shoot_full"

 for m=0 to n-1
 print "Timer ", q/60; "min", q%60; "sec"
 sleep 960
 next m

« Last Edit: 08 / February / 2008, 21:20:44 by Dapjazz »


Offline gtrecordings

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Re: Zoom & Interval
« Reply #1 on: 06 / November / 2008, 00:18:38 »
script works in non-zoom mode on my sd550 but crashes the camera when I try zoom mode. i love the countdown on the screen. thanks for making the script!

Re: Zoom & Interval
« Reply #2 on: 13 / November / 2008, 08:07:13 »
Yes, the missing "M" mode indeed seems to be the problem.
Is there any way to get the "TV-Value" which is selected by the camera when doing a half press?

I mean, the IXUS70 chooses the "TV" automatically on half press and I'd just need to read that
value but I somewhat got confused with all those LUA get_prop and set_prop's



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