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revamping get_exp_count, need help

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Offline Jucifer

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Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #20 on: 04 / June / 2008, 14:28:59 »
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The Total Shoot -related counter is even worse, as it doesn't update after shots. :/

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Offline wontolla

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Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #21 on: 04 / June / 2008, 14:50:54 »
@ewavr
Gotcha!, but Jucifer asked for some figure that increases without changing mode. Parameter #1 in S3 is in fact the number of total shots matching the vers.req information.
If I'm not mistaking, we can use the get_file_counter() figure. (Unless we rename the folder while a script is executing.  :) )

Interesting IDA lesson, it reminds me microcontroller programming. Although I understand a little of this, I bet I'll never be able to discover what you guys find in there.

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Offline PhyrePhoX

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Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #22 on: 04 / June / 2008, 15:16:07 »
Well you could also use the get_jpg_counter...

Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #23 on: 04 / June / 2008, 15:27:11 »
Well you could also use the get_jpg_counter...

Actually that counter doesn't quite work, as mentioned in

Bracketing series (for example for timelapse HDR)

this thread, which is the reason I'm (personally) pursuing this other route.
Using Canon PowerShot A620 & A560


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Offline quietschi

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Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #24 on: 04 / June / 2008, 15:40:17 »
@all
Param 2 on ixus70 seems to be total shots at all because its about the same number as the file name. It also increases by 1 when i take a movie.

cheers quietschi

Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #25 on: 07 / June / 2008, 11:44:09 »
it should be reset when the internal battery is low on voltage.
I am having trouble with my internal battery on my A720is.  The clock has reset several times, seemingly randomly, but often overnight.  At any rate I have removed the CR1220 battery (is this the "internal battery" you mention?) several times and the total shot number was retained, as well as latest error codes.  For instance once I once had an obstruction (my hand) prevent the lens from opening.  So the camera reports an E18 error.

Anyone else have a problem with the date resetting on the A720?

Jon

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Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #26 on: 07 / June / 2008, 11:59:54 »
Yes, my 4+ month old A720 randomly looses the date too (about 10 times so far)... My guess is poor contact with the battery (weak springs/contacts, or just not designed correctly)?

Has not be worth sending it back for repair (at least yet).

-Bill

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Offline whim

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Re: revamping get_exp_count, need help
« Reply #27 on: 07 / June / 2008, 13:40:34 »
@BB

Yoy probably already know/did this, but if not:

Try cleaning the battery contact points in the cam and on the batteries with a pencil eraser
and/or a Q-tip and alcohol
A sometimes useful trick for battery operated devices, especially if you expect grease/dirt
to be cause of the problem. Less invasive for the camera than bending contacts (but be sure
to vacuum out any rubber particles afterwards)

wim

 


 

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