Turn screen off using when interval.bas script

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Turn screen off using when interval.bas script
« on: 19 / June / 2014, 07:34:53 »
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Camera: Canon A590 IS.

I enabled the interval.bas script (that comes preloaded with the build) to take pictures at 5 second intervals. Works fine.
However to save the battery I would like the following:
1. turn off the screen when the interval.bas is running
2. stop camera from auto-focusing before every picture

Is this possible?

Thanks,
Tom

Re: Turn screen off using when interval.bas script
« Reply #1 on: 19 / June / 2014, 07:42:43 »
The intervalometer script included with CHDK is very simplistic.  It was included more as an aid to people learning to program than as a complete application.

Almost all of the other various intervalometer scripts out there will do what you ask and a lot more. 

Here are some links : Intervalometers

You might want to look at Drivelapse , AccurateIntervalometer or Ultimate_Intervalometer for some ideas.

« Last Edit: 19 / June / 2014, 07:44:27 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Turn screen off using when interval.bas script
« Reply #2 on: 19 / June / 2014, 07:49:04 »
Thanks, I will try the AccurateIntervalometer.

TOm

Re: Turn screen off using when interval.bas script
« Reply #3 on: 19 / June / 2014, 07:55:10 »
Thanks, I will try the AccurateIntervalometer.
I took a further look at that one - it's old and has some camera specific dependencies.

Try the attached script instead ?  Does exactly what you want with options for when the display turns off and how the focus is set.  Pressing any key aborts the script.

Note : requires CHDK 1.3.0  ( the "unstable" or "Develoment" version)
« Last Edit: 19 / June / 2014, 08:39:11 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Turn screen off using when interval.bas script
« Reply #4 on: 19 / June / 2014, 08:04:57 »
This is amazing! Exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks waterwingz.

Re: Turn screen off using when interval.bas script
« Reply #5 on: 19 / June / 2014, 08:09:04 »
TLapse1.lua script on wikia page upgraded to also allow exposure lock.
« Last Edit: 19 / June / 2014, 17:47:41 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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