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Help for noob with SD700is?
« on: 19 / October / 2008, 13:34:48 »
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hello, maybe someone here can help me, maybe not.

quite simply, i can't to get CHDK to work. i've tried both direct copy-to-card and CardTricks and get nada.

i also can't even pull up my current firmware version. what am i doing wrong?

i've got a Canon Powershot SD700is.
i'm using a 2G Sansa card formatted FAT.
I've downloaded CHDK-ixus800_sd700-101b-0.5.5-527 from http://grandag.nm.ru/hdk/autobuild/download.htm.

when i copy the files to the root, i get the firmware update option in the menu, but after selecting it, there is no difference (no splash, no change in options, nothing different).
when i use CardTricks i lock the card like it says to, but then the camera won't even power up (however it will power up when using a card that is locked but has NOT been copied to by CardTricks.)

as to even finding the OEM firmware version, doing the "SET / Disp" yields no results, and the Canon FAQ says to plug in via USB and a GUI with the info will pop up, but again ~ no.

yes, i've read The Guide For Dummies. no help for me.

any clues? anything? i mainly just want to get around the 1G file limit. if there is another work around for that specifically, i'll be a happy camper.

any help is appreciated, TIA.

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Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #1 on: 20 / October / 2008, 06:55:56 »
Well, even if the 'ver.req' Func.Set+Display doesn't work, you could still try the other 2 versions of the
firmware available for ixus800_sd700, 100B and 101A. Nothing will work unless you get the version
of CHDK appropiate for your cam

this page SD800IS - CHDK Wiki seems to indicate that it should work though ...

wim
« Last Edit: 20 / October / 2008, 07:03:29 by whim »

Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #2 on: 21 / October / 2008, 21:38:11 »
.... you could still try the other 2 versions of the
firmware available for ixus800_sd700, 100B and 101A.

excellent advice! worked backwards and got 100B to work (still can't pull up the OEM firmware version, though.)
i said i was a noob at this. i'm so used to grabbing the latest releases for PC progs that it never occured to me to work down. thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #3 on: 22 / October / 2008, 01:09:59 »
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still can't pull up the OEM firmware version, though

do you mean you still can't get the cam to show the version ?

wim

PS glad to hear you got CHDK to work, have fun !


Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #4 on: 25 / November / 2008, 11:33:56 »
whim, thank you for replying back. i apologize for not being more on top of this thread.

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still can't pull up the OEM firmware version, though

do you mean you still can't get the cam to show the version ?

wim

PS glad to hear you got CHDK to work, have fun !

correct, the OEM firmware version doesn't seem to be available to me, at least not that i can find. also, when in CHDK mode(?), i can't pull up any menus aside from the Canon default options, though CHDK seems to be loading. i do get the splash and icon mods, plus a few basic commands (light histogram, zebra).

AND... my primary goal of circumventing the 1G limit is snafu'd by (apparently) a one hour video recording limitation, even though at 320x240 @ 15fps it has the capacity for 86min of recording (2G card).
this only gains me 4 minutes or so over the 1G limitation using the same video settings.
SO, where i'm at now even if there is a work-around script for the 1 hour vid problem, i wouldn't be able to load it 'cause i can't pull up the CHDK menu (?).

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Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #5 on: 25 / November / 2008, 11:59:44 »
just realized i forgot to mention that grand's autobuild site is no longer updated (not recently, at least)
Go to Hacki's autobuild site CHDK Download - build 0.8.2, revision #591 to get latest versions (591 ATM)
Don't know if that would help with your video problem though - i prefer a dedicated videocam.

wim

Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #6 on: 26 / November / 2008, 10:32:52 »
Hey! that one worked ( ixus800_sd700-100b-0.8.3-593-full )!
Thank you! i can access everything now!

though i still can't get around the 1 hour vid limit, at least now i can increase the vid quality for the time allowed.

just realized i forgot to mention that grand's autobuild site is no longer updated (not recently, at least)
Go to Hacki's autobuild site CHDK Download - build 0.8.2, revision #591 to get latest versions (591 ATM)
Don't know if that would help with your video problem though - i prefer a dedicated videocam.

wim


yeah, i'd prefer a dedicated videocam also, but being on a wee budget the Canon is my only means for taking digital video (i've a analog handycam, but no analog video input card on my computer).

before i begin to delve into the whole script writing thing, perhaps you or someone else here would know offhand whether a work-around is even possible? if not, no worries. you've been a big help and i do appreciate your time and patience. thank you.

cheers!

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Re: Help for noob with SD700is?
« Reply #7 on: 26 / November / 2008, 11:14:25 »
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increase the vid quality for the time allowed

Be carefull though not to crank it up higher than your SD card writing can handle;
also be aware that max writing speed decreases as the card fills up.

have fun,

wim


 

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