A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)

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A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« on: 01 / November / 2008, 04:58:32 »
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I just downloaded the A630 "all best" and it has a timelapse feature... I think it does anyway, I have one shooting right now but I am not 100% sure yet.  :P

It has a maximum of 10 shots and a maximum interval of 30 seconds. How can I make it more shots and longer intervals?

Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #1 on: 01 / November / 2008, 05:05:19 »
yup, it worked... I would L-O-V-E to be able to do a long one!!!!!

I need it to be at least a good 360 or more pictures which would only give me 15 seconds...
« Last Edit: 01 / November / 2008, 05:38:49 by USlatin »

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Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #2 on: 01 / November / 2008, 06:02:06 »
I think you are confusing the "custom timer mode" with a real intervalometer script.

Custom timer mode is native in your camera, is not a product of CHDK. Try to see if the function you used is there even without CHDK

If you want a real time-lapse, you need and intervalometer script like the following:

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rem Interval shooting

@title Interval shooting
@param a Shoots (*100)
@default a 10
@param c Interval (Seconds)
@default c 10

t=c*1000
if a<1 then let a=1
a=a*100
if t<1000 then let t=1000

print "Total time:", t*a/60000; "min", t*a%60000/1000; "sec"

sleep 1000

print "Shoot 1 of", a
shoot
for n=2 to a
    print "Shoot", n, "of", a
    shoot
    sleep t
next n

end

Save this in a text file called "interv.bas" and put in in SD folder CHDK/SCRIPTS

Then, set the parameters and run the script.

for more info, see CHDK/End-Users-Guide-AllBest50 - CHDK Wiki

« Last Edit: 01 / November / 2008, 06:40:04 by fbonomi »

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Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #3 on: 01 / November / 2008, 06:02:43 »
You can do that via scripting.

For example with this script: UBASIC/Scripts: Ultra Intervalometer - CHDK Wiki

Just have a look for "intervalometer", you'll find plenty of threads here.


Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #4 on: 01 / November / 2008, 06:17:54 »
oh, yea, I think it is a feature that was unlocked because I don't have it in normally and those values seem very consumerish

ok, so how the crapola :) do I enter the script into my CHDK?

I guess I could read those threads but I am afraid they won't say how to enter the script... but I'll check them out now.
And will they have a menu option that allows me to enter the desired interval and frame total?


Thanks for your help so far!
« Last Edit: 01 / November / 2008, 06:19:41 by USlatin »

Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #5 on: 01 / November / 2008, 17:44:05 »
ok so I think I get it... I was reading the Ultra Intervalometer page Hacki linked to

For example with this script: UBASIC/Scripts: Ultra Intervalometer - CHDK Wiki

It seems you just need to save the script to a /SCRIPTS/ folder... but where do I make that folder? Inside the DCIM folder? Or at the root of my card?

And can I make multiple scripts and then access then based on what I think would best suit the particular timelapse I want to shoot when out on the field? Or can I only have one script? And how do I make a .bas?

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Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #6 on: 01 / November / 2008, 18:13:41 »
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but where do I make that folder

ahem....

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Save this in a text file called "interv.bas" and put in in SD folder CHDK/SCRIPTS

as I said, read the manual here: CHDK/End-Users-Guide-AllBest50 - CHDK Wiki
especially the section "Scripting parameters"

Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #7 on: 02 / November / 2008, 01:25:47 »
oh... sorry, I was a bit overwhelmed with work and I thought you guys were pointing me to the same thing on two similar threads so I only looked at the last one.

thanks!


Re: A630 timelapse interval (need to make it longer)
« Reply #8 on: 02 / November / 2008, 02:32:39 »
got it all working!

SWEET!!!

:D

 

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