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SD1200 / IXUS 95
« on: 24 / March / 2009, 06:39:25 »
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Hi I was wondering if there were plans to release CHDK for the SD1200 / IXUS 95 (which I am assuming is the younger sister of the SD1100 / IXUS 80)

Canon page: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=18144#ModelDetailAct

Thanks

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Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #1 on: 24 / March / 2009, 07:39:35 »
Hi, welcome to the forum !

CHDK, being an open source project, does not have any central planning  :D
As you mentioned, this cam seems to be Canon's next gen equivalent of the current ixus 80 / sd1100,
so i think we can safely assume that it won't be too long before somebody starts porting this cam ...

In the mean time, if you own and/or have access to this cam, you could start off the porting process
by making a firmware dump -  under Windows you can use CardTricks (link in my signature) to do this.
( use the "NewDryOS" option for your cam, and a small SD card, the one supplied by Canon should do )

More info about firmware dumping is in the Wiki here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Porting_the_CHDK

hope that helps,

wim

Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #2 on: 24 / March / 2009, 16:31:56 »
I have tried using cardtricks - however I do not understand how to use it.
I have run the dryOS option on a 1gb card.
I have locked it as per instructions (which leaves me puzzled on how it can write the strings)
I do not understand how to ensure my camera is in play mode rather than shoot mode (i.e. when I switch it on it turns to shoot mode and then I have to press a button to see pictures, I do not have a way to start it immediately in play mode)

Anyway regardless of locked/unlocked (tried both) when I insert the 1gb card  the camera does not turn on at all (black screen no anything). I wait for 60 seconds and then check the card with cardtricks and I am always left with empty.dum that is empty (and no other .dum file).

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Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #3 on: 24 / March / 2009, 17:05:08 »
I do not understand how to ensure my camera is in play mode rather than shoot mode

when the camera is turned off, insert the prepared card, and then press on the play button (i suppose the ixus 95 has that one too? blue triangle). the cam will switch on then, even without you pressing the "power" button.


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Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #4 on: 24 / March / 2009, 17:17:05 »
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1) You can dump your fw with Cardtricks (use "NewDryOS" method)

* Use Cardtricks with an empty SD card (max. 2GB size !),
  select your card, press the NewDryOS button, read all the messages carefully & follow them.
* Lock the card (important !), insert it & start up the camera - you'll see NO activity,
  just wait 30 seconds, then remove the batteries & the card.
* Insert the card in your card reader, start Cardtricks again, select your card & press Strings.
* Now you should see some strings from the firmware; close the window, click Clean in Cardtricks,
  then store the cleaned dump on your hard disk.
* Zip this file and upload it somewhere, e.g. at a free file hoster like http://www.zshare.net,
  then post the link to this fw dump on this thread here in the forum:
  [DOWNLOAD LINKS] Firmware dumps available.

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Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #5 on: 24 / March / 2009, 20:40:25 »
I have locked it as per instructions (which leaves me puzzled on how it can write the strings)
The lock doesn't actually lock the card. It just holds a switch (on the reader) which in turn tells the software the what position the lock is in. If the software ignores this value, then it can still write to the card.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #6 on: 25 / March / 2009, 18:07:02 »
Thanks for the replies.
They have made much more sense of the process.
Regardless I am still getting no signs of the camera switching on when I insert the sd card (and no strings being recorded).

I wonder if this is due to the fact that I am using a microsd card (1gb) with an sd adapter.

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Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #7 on: 26 / March / 2009, 00:31:16 »
Thanks for the replies.
They have made much more sense of the process.
Regardless I am still getting no signs of the camera switching on when I insert the sd card (and no strings being recorded).
No sign of the camera switching on is normal.
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I wonder if this is due to the fact that I am using a microsd card (1gb) with an sd adapter.
If the camera fails to visibly power up, it must at least be attempting to load the program. Have you tried both dryos options ? (i'd expect it to be "new" dryos, but canon has done random stuff before)
Don't forget what the H stands for.


Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #8 on: 26 / March / 2009, 03:27:59 »
If the camera fails to visibly power up, it must at least be attempting to load the program. Have you tried both dryos options ? (i'd expect it to be "new" dryos, but canon has done random stuff before)

I have tried with dryos.
So the results so far are as follows

1) "new" dryos --> camera does not visibily power up and after 1 minute when removed no dump has been generated
2) dryos --> camera loads up immediately states that the card is locked and that "no image" is found again after 1 minute when the removed no dump has been generated

I have not tried VxWorks and the generic udumper (in case is different from the cardtricks one)

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Re: SD1200 / IXUS 95
« Reply #9 on: 26 / March / 2009, 04:58:25 »

Some microSD and (much more rarely) some SD cards will not allow the 'BOOTDISK' signature to be written to the first
sector, please retry with a real SD card of 4 GB or less; I'm not sure what Canon is putting in the box with these new
cams, but if it is an SD card, use that (i remember several cases where switching to a Canon 32 MB card made it work)

wim

 

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