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- Override display off for liveview
« on: 21 / May / 2021, 14:17:08 »
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Hi!

I'm trying to use my G7X Mark II for streaming. I'm successfully sending the HDMI signal to my computer... but the camera shuts it down every 3 minutes. I loaded CHDK looking for and option to override it, but I found none. Is there a way to override it?

My next plan was to write a script to press a button every X seconds, but I think the camera will need to stay in <alt> mode, which will include an <alt> icon on the screen. Is there a way to hide the <alt> icon?

Alternatively, is there a way I can prevent the display from going off by running a script outside <alt> mode?

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Re: - Override display off for liveview
« Reply #1 on: 21 / May / 2021, 15:09:39 »
CHDK Settings->Disable LCD Off = Always should prevent the display from turning off. However, there have been some reports of this failing with HDMI out on some cams for reasons that aren't currently fully understood: https://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=13993.0

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My next plan was to write a script to press a button every X seconds, but I think the camera will need to stay in <alt> mode, which will include an <alt> icon on the screen. Is there a way to hide the <alt> icon?
It is possible to exit alt mode with a script running, see here https://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=14341.0 for technical details.

The tl;dr is normal CHDK scripted key presses probably won't work if you exit alt, but you could use post_levent_to_ui. You'd need to find one that reset the power saving timer without doing anything that disrupts your streaming.
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Re: - Override display off for liveview
« Reply #2 on: 21 / May / 2021, 17:13:24 »
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CHDK Settings->Disable LCD Off = Always should prevent the display from turning off. However, there have been some reports of this failing with HDMI out on some cams

Awesome!

FWIW, it does work for me (G7X Mark II, firmware 1.1.0.0b, CHDK g7x2-110b-1.5.1-5908-full_PREALPHA with Bootable SD Card). I set it up to `Always` just once, and still works after a restart without going to <Alt> mode.

Re: - Override display off for liveview
« Reply #3 on: 25 / June / 2021, 11:44:22 »
Hello,

I wanted to try with bootable SD Card, but STICK tells me there is no official build for this camera.... a Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II with Firmware 110b

Well, anyway i downloaded the CHDK by myself and put it on the SD card, loading CHDK with firmware update method.
And i saw the splash screen.... but after it, there is nothing i can change on the camera.
There is no new menu, etc.
And i can't even access to any alt mode.

So if some of you guys have any idea, i would need help


 

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