The only feature that would have to be duplicated is to actually take a picture.
QuoteYou are making unwarranted assumptions here.How so?
You are making unwarranted assumptions here.
Quote from: RaduP on 29 / April / 2009, 03:12:21QuoteYou are making unwarranted assumptions here.How so?Study the firmware until you figure it out.
For example the metering can be done manually
WiFi, with an SD WiFi card. This can allow transforming a Canon camera into a remote webcam.
Advanced power control, such as placing the camera into a very low power state, for very long time time lapse photos.
Take a picture in RAW mode, no conversion/processing needed, as that can be done 'offline' on the PC.
QuoteWiFi, with an SD WiFi card. This can allow transforming a Canon camera into a remote webcam.With manual metering?
Long timelapses made in RAW? there is no space on SD card.
You see, most of these "useless" features are important and required by each other. Take one away, and the camera becomes much much less useful.
I am not saying that it cannot be done, only that such a software requires a lot of work and gives benefits for very few people.
Moreover, it would be an expensive software, as it would make your camera unusable as an ordinary camera. BUT if you are really willing to throw away money for such a specific project (for example, for a very long timelapse), then there are other, simpler for the very specific project (for example, external power provided by 4 car batteries :-)
Yes, or some auto metering. It's not that complicated.
QuoteLong timelapses made in RAW? there is no space on SD card.I totally disagree. A 16GB card can store more than 1K raws.
Besides, for long time lapses, the raw to JPG conversion speed is not important, and there are algorithms that can do it pretty well.
QuoteYou see, most of these "useless" features are important and required by each other. Take one away, and the camera becomes much much less useful.As I was saying, you can still use the regular camera firmware, no?
Depends. Say you want to take a time lapse capture of a birds nest in a tree. Have fun putting 4 car batteries there.
I am already doing timelapses with more than 1.000 frames with CHDK. That's not what a I call a long timelapse, I am thinking of something like 10.000 frames.
Well, first you say conversion shouldn't be there, then you realize conversion should be there.First you say metering shouldn't be there, then you realize metering should be there.As I said before, list the features you would find acceptable to lose. This can become a clear project to speak about.
You CANNOT call "fragments" of the original firmware without giving full control to the original software to do the start-up, like CHDK does.
A project like your would give me less features, not more features.
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