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    Sporadic RAW images
    « on: 06 / July / 2008, 04:18:11 »
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    Using allbest-a650-100d-50. 

    I've discovered that RAW captures only occur sporadicly, even though I have RAW capture set on and do not have the checkbox for only 1st image set on.  This is a regular occurrence.

    For instance, on Saturday 7/5, I took about 85 photos but only got 7 CRW files.

    Has anyone else noticed this?  Is this a potential bug?  Why might it happen?
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    Offline fudgey

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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #1 on: 06 / July / 2008, 05:28:32 »
    You are accidentally hitting the RAW mode shortcut key (+/- key wile in alt mode).

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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #2 on: 06 / July / 2008, 18:14:08 »
    You are accidentally hitting the RAW mode shortcut key (+/- key wile in alt mode).

    I don't understand.  What is this RAW mode shortcut key?
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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #3 on: 06 / July / 2008, 18:25:00 »
    The "+/-" key, while in Alt mode (the mode where "<ALT>" is seen on the LCD).


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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #4 on: 06 / July / 2008, 21:23:25 »
    The "+/-" key, while in Alt mode (the mode where "<ALT>" is seen on the LCD).

    Sorry, I don't see any such thing on my screen in Alt mode.  In any case, I don't think I am pressing anything so consistently that would eliminate so many RAW captures.
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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #5 on: 07 / July / 2008, 06:47:38 »
    jojo99,

    what fudgey mean is the key shortcut (pressing the +/- key while the ALT-mode is active) you can switch the RAW capturing on & off the same way as you enable / disable it in the CHDK menu.

    If you have the RAW picture count enabled in the CHDK OSD you'll see it (the remaining RAW shot counter) as an indicator whether RAW capturing is on or off (RAW picture count visible in OSD = RAW capturing on).

    When you accidentally hit this shortcut once (and so turn off RAW capturing), from this moment you'll only have the JPEGs...

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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #6 on: 07 / July / 2008, 07:44:22 »
    my sister often activates accidentally RAW mode (A630)
    so i activated for her the user menu directly on alt button:)
    « Last Edit: 07 / July / 2008, 07:48:14 by dzsemx »

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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #7 on: 07 / July / 2008, 17:28:26 »
    jojo99,

    what fudgey mean is the key shortcut (pressing the +/- key while the ALT-mode is active) you can switch the RAW capturing on & off the same way as you enable / disable it in the CHDK menu.

    If you have the RAW picture count enabled in the CHDK OSD you'll see it (the remaining RAW shot counter) as an indicator whether RAW capturing is on or off (RAW picture count visible in OSD = RAW capturing on).

    When you accidentally hit this shortcut once (and so turn off RAW capturing), from this moment you'll only have the JPEGs...


    I understand what is being said but I don't know WHAT this shortcut key (+/-) is and I haven't been able to find a mention of it in the wiki's I have looked at.  I have RAW set on properly through the OSD entry.

    I don't go in/out of Alt mode often in the field.  Once I set RAW, I usually leave it on. 

    In the last batch of images the first 2 shots have RAW companions.  Then I have 21 shots with no RAW.  Then 1 RAW.  Then 8 w/o RAW.  The 2 RAW.  Then 27 w/o RAW.  Then 2 RAW.  Then 3 w/o RAW.

    Since I have been experiencing this problem previously, I had reformatted the card and reinstalled the CHKD software prior to the last shoot.  But based on the figures above, that did not help.  I think there is a problem with capturing RAWS (perhaps only on the A650 with the Allbest current stable software?).
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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #8 on: 07 / July / 2008, 17:36:40 »
    ;)

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    Re: Sporadic RAW images
    « Reply #9 on: 07 / July / 2008, 17:46:45 »
    Ah, now it is clear, said the blind man. 

    For others, pressing this button in ALT mode enables/disables RAW mode (you'll see the RAW remaining counter appear/disappear).

    But no, I don't believe I was pressing this button and didn't go into ALT mode (that I recall) while shooting.  But I will try to pay more attention to this on my next shoot.

    Thanks!
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