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Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #350 on: 01 / April / 2011, 05:49:43 »
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as yet the SX30 is not supported by SDM

A test build is available if anyone wants to test it.

Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #351 on: 01 / April / 2011, 10:04:59 »
Awesome!  One thing that I was wanting to do is to disable the auto off feature of the camera as well as using the A/V output all the time when I am SHOOTING, not just playback.  How would I enable these?

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Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #352 on: 09 / April / 2011, 22:58:41 »
For the SX30, the video cable supplied is "AV Cable AVC-DC400ST", which is the same as the sx130is.

In order to use the USB functions (for something like these remote units), as well as see the video output, you need to build (or buy) a USB/Video splitter.  I'm sure you can buy one pre-build somewhere, but I built one for myself.  A description and pictures are here -> http://www.achillies.com/CHDK_Files/USB_Splitter.htm

*Note: with my camera the only way to clear EVERYTHING from the display while shooting, is to use manual or program mode.  Most of the other modes leave a status icon in the top right.

« Last Edit: 09 / April / 2011, 23:01:30 by achillies »
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Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #353 on: 10 / April / 2011, 04:10:09 »
Thx achillies for the guide, i've added a link to this post & your guide to the CHDK wikia...
* http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/USB_Remote_Cable#Homemade_USB_remote_cable


Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #354 on: 21 / April / 2011, 12:37:23 »
Hi Everybody.

I'm new to CHDK having just installed it on my Canon PowerShot A570is. I'm interested in making a USB remote trigger so that I can use it when digiscoping. Mechanical remote cable releases are, at best, awkward and clumsy and the USB route seems to be the right way to go. Can anyone help?
Will appreciate any help and advice.
Many thanks

BillPCT

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Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #355 on: 21 / April / 2011, 13:03:06 »
Hi Everybody.

I'm new to CHDK having just installed it on my Canon PowerShot A570is. I'm interested in making a USB remote trigger so that I can use it when digiscoping. Mechanical remote cable releases are, at best, awkward and clumsy and the USB route seems to be the right way to go. Can anyone help?
Will appreciate any help and advice.
Many thanks

BillPCT
Welcome to CHDK! You have the correct forum if you want to build your own USB remote switch. There are a number of versions in the presious posting of this forum that should work.

I noticed that you are new to CHDK, so I wanted to let you know there are also commercial switch triggers that will work with CHDK as well. Here is a posting on one that I found/use (Ricoh CA-1 cable switch) and I carry it with me all the time because it is so small and light weight: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=4348.msg59492#msg59492

Whether you build your own or buy a commercial one it is simple to use with CHDK afterwards.

Update: I did a quick search for the A570 in this forum and found two posts mentioning the A570 (there may be others)
http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=294.msg9160;topicseen#msg9160
http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=294.msg8089;topicseen#msg8089
« Last Edit: 21 / April / 2011, 13:16:50 by SkyWalker9 »

Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #356 on: 21 / April / 2011, 14:21:43 »
Thanks Skywalker9.

Will look at the various options and decide which way to go.

Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #357 on: 22 / June / 2011, 15:45:11 »
http://tinyurl.com/5ruu9n5

I have an extra cable for my SX 120 IS but it has the hump in it...(see picture). Can I use this to make a remote, or do I need to buy another cord??  Please help...Thanks...
« Last Edit: 22 / June / 2011, 16:25:04 by CaptKAOS »


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Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #358 on: 23 / June / 2011, 05:19:16 »
http://tinyurl.com/5ruu9n5

I have an extra cable for my SX 120 IS but it has the hump in it...(see picture). Can I use this to make a remote, or do I need to buy another cord??  Please help...Thanks...
Your link gives me the "Welcome to Windows Live" sign-up page.

I'd guess that the hump is a ferrite bead, used to limit high frequency interference. This would make no difference to the slow speed switching that the remote control uses.

Re: building usb-remote-cable
« Reply #359 on: 23 / June / 2011, 09:41:30 »
Sorry about that...Here is a picture of the cable...



 

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