robot camera success! (video included!)

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robot camera success! (video included!)
« on: 01 / April / 2009, 11:14:17 »
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this is a test with my updated sunset script. obviously the settings need to be tweaked but the night pictures are beautiful.


Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #1 on: 01 / April / 2009, 11:58:01 »

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Offline fbonomi

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Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #2 on: 02 / April / 2009, 04:53:58 »
what exactly do you mean by "robot camera"
maybe I'm dumb ... bu tI don't undersand what is happening!!!

Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #3 on: 02 / April / 2009, 17:56:38 »
sorry, my project has taken on the name "robot camera" because i need a way to talk about it with my friends. no, there are no upright and walking robots taking pics like japanese tourists but just a camera that can adjust its exposure and continue taking pics pretty much forever.

this is the first satisfying results. still needs more work but the end is in sight. (it hasn't always been)

the video shows the exposure setting working well until morning. i think i can fix that by reading up on the sunsetF14 script and understanding the settings better.

the bottom image is from midnight in so little light that you'd see almost nothing. its a 15 second exposure at 400 ISO. I would prefer a 60s image at 100 ISO.

the script ran for nearly 24 hours to create the movie at top. it has not crashed since i switched to shoot() from press("shoot_full")


Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #4 on: 19 / May / 2009, 16:15:07 »
Very interesting script!
Where I can download this script? I don't see any code or link on this page((

Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #5 on: 22 / May / 2009, 11:05:46 »
i'll post it. i've been running it through its final tests. is there a specific aspect of the script that you're interested in?

Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #6 on: 11 / June / 2009, 23:23:26 »
I'm interested time-lapse shooting session that make your script. I think that is mutch better than other scripts. Or you asking something else? (i'm not so good with english, sorry)))
PS the only shortcoming (excluding errors on sun shining scenes) is that day/night/morning/evening looks almost same. Can you force script to make photos more dark after 20:00-21:00 (using camera clock)?

Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #7 on: 22 / June / 2009, 10:15:47 »
there's a lot of documentation and posts about these scripts:  http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,2156.0.html  You can set parameters as you want...for the night, dusk and day...it's amazing but not really easy...lots of tests to do
I have some trouble with it for the moment (press shutter to close...)...it crashes at moments...and i don't know codes...
good luck
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Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #8 on: 29 / June / 2009, 23:37:04 »
my script doesn't use the parameters. while people like to see night pictures looking like night, its a technically incorrect way to take a photo. further, its extremely difficult to program a camera to take night pics accurately. my script makes the best exposure possible (most detail) and its up to the photographer to darken them later.

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Re: robot camera success! (video included!)
« Reply #9 on: 10 / November / 2010, 17:22:55 »
mattkime,

I didn't read your script but autoexposure with intervalometer is very simple to get, day and/or night.

Continue to search and work, you will find :) at your experience

 

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