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Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550

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Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« on: 19 / December / 2015, 08:28:07 »
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Hey there,

I see two problems that have come to me with two camera models :

1. With the Canon A800 and autobuild versions ( a800-100b - 1.4.1-4306 ) and ( a800-100b - 1.5.0-4314 ) can not go in < alt > , although starts properly without CHDK problems .
With the release of autobuild ( a800-100b - 1.1.0-2976_BETA ) whether the < alt > mode works correctly , this version of the firm is quite old .
In the canon A800 is entered in < alt > slightly pressing the PLAY button. :(

2. The second issue corresponds to the Canon A550 camera. From the video mode when you press < Alt> ( print) automatically switches to photo mode , so I can not use scripts in video motion detection mode.
       This occurs with all versions of the firm I've tried : ( a550-100c - 1.4.1-4306 ) ( a550-100c - 1.0.0-1982 ) and ( a550-100c - 1.1.0-2976 ) :blink:
Any suggestions ... ?

Thanks and regards
Luis

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Offline nafraf

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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #1 on: 19 / December / 2015, 10:37:52 »
A800 now uses the standard <ALT> button mode: KEY_Playback.

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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #2 on: 19 / December / 2015, 14:05:27 »
1. With the Canon A800 and autobuild versions ( a800-100b - 1.4.1-4306 ) and ( a800-100b - 1.5.0-4314 ) can not go in < alt > , although starts properly without CHDK problems .
With the release of autobuild ( a800-100b - 1.1.0-2976_BETA ) whether the < alt > mode works correctly , this version of the firm is quite old .
In the canon A800 is entered in < alt > slightly pressing the PLAY button. :(
Are you saying that in 1.4, pressing play does not enter alt mode?

If so, can you check 1.3? You can get builds from the "conserved versions" section if needed http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Downloads#Conserved_Versions

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2. The second issue corresponds to the Canon A550 camera. From the video mode when you press < Alt> ( print) automatically switches to photo mode , so I can not use scripts in video motion detection mode.
       This occurs with all versions of the firm I've tried : ( a550-100c - 1.4.1-4306 ) ( a550-100c - 1.0.0-1982 ) and ( a550-100c - 1.1.0-2976 ) :blink:
It looks like there's a bug in the key mask for this port. Here's a test build.
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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #3 on: 19 / December / 2015, 15:09:52 »
Looking at the a550 code, there was another possible error I noted when I did the keyboard re-write for 1.4.

Here's a second test build. Please test both this and the one posted previously.

Also, since this port hasn't been verified since the keyboard re-write, checking the items listed in http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Testing_Needed#Test_needed would be helpful.
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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #4 on: 19 / December / 2015, 16:49:59 »
Thank you very much for your responses.

Reyalp , in the camera A800 the problem has been solved with the " conserved versions" ( a800-100b - 1.3.0-4296 ) :) :)
It is also , with versions autobuild ( a800-100b - 1.4.1-4306 ) and ( a800-100b - 1.5.0-4314 ) I can not get in < alt > mode

In in the camera A550 the problem persists . With both test compilations the camera does not even turn on. :-[
a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 - reyalp - KeyMask -test -1
a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 - reyalp - KeyMask -test -2.

Many thanks for your help.
Luis

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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #5 on: 19 / December / 2015, 17:18:45 »
Reyalp , in the camera A800 the problem has been solved with the " conserved versions" ( a800-100b - 1.3.0-4296 ) :) :)

It is also , with versions autobuild ( a800-100b - 1.4.1-4306 ) and ( a800-100b - 1.5.0-4314 ) I can not get in < alt > mode
OK, that probably means I broke it in the keyboard re-write. I will take look.

Just to confirm, you are using the "play" button to access alt mode, correct?


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In in the camera A550 the problem persists . With both test compilations the camera does not even turn on. :-[
a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 - reyalp - KeyMask -test -1
a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 - reyalp - KeyMask -test -2.
but the 1.5 autobuild from http://mighty-hoernsche.de/trunk/ turns on, but switches to photo mode when you press alt? This is strange...
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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #6 on: 19 / December / 2015, 18:09:05 »
The second issue corresponds to the Canon A550 camera. From the video mode when you press < Alt> ( print) automatically switches to photo mode
What happens if you press that button in video mode without CHDK loaded?

@reyalp
I hope it's not related to the compatibility check (it seems OK to me), but try disabling that to be sure...

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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #7 on: 19 / December / 2015, 18:40:06 »
@winterspace
Here's another test build for a550 https://app.box.com/s/vbchuygpr8loln4u5czw4w1gywg53upe

@srsa
Seems like it should be the same between my build and the autobuild, but I'll check if this one doesn't work, or if the current 1.5 autobuild doesn't.

Regarding the A800
I haven't found anything obvious yet. It's one of the inverted logic cams where I re-used the existing kbd.c code. It has some code to swap DISP and PRINT when a script is running, but neither of those keys is in the key map  :-[
« Last Edit: 20 / December / 2015, 18:09:49 by reyalp »
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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #8 on: 20 / December / 2015, 08:24:07 »
Hi, thanks for your answers .

On the A550 camera I tested version build ( a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 ) and it did not work the problem is . :(

Then I loaded the test version ( a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 - reyalp - KeyMask -test -3) and finally it worked properly without any problem. :) :)

Entering < alt > with the button (print) while in video mode you selected in the DIAL, so as not to change  to photo mode, video mode continues .

On the A800 camera , I confirm that to access the mode < alt > , you must press the PLAY button.

thank you

best regards

Luis

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Re: Problems with Canon A800 and Canon A550
« Reply #9 on: 20 / December / 2015, 15:01:12 »
Then I loaded the test version ( a550-100c - 1.5.0-4314 - reyalp - KeyMask -test -3) and finally it worked properly without any problem. :) :)

Entering < alt > with the button (print) while in video mode you selected in the DIAL, so as not to change  to photo mode, video mode continues .
Thank you. I have made this change in CHDK 1.4 and 1.5. It will be in autobuilds 4315 and later.

There are still some things I'd like to understand better.

With the 550-100c-1.5.0-4314-reyalp-keymask-test-2.zip build that didn't start, were you turning on the camera using the playback button (on the back) or the power button (on the top), or did you try both?

If you only tried one, can please try the other? If you try one and it doesn't start, you should open and close the battery door before trying another, because the camera might be hung.

Also, with the test-3 build, if you are in alt mode, does the camera respond to clicking the play button?

edit:
For completeness, there has been previous discussion of issues with A550 play button http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=12382.msg122782#msg122782

Thanks again for reporting and testing. I'm still looking into the a800 problem.
« Last Edit: 20 / December / 2015, 17:03:39 by reyalp »
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