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any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« on: 29 / April / 2009, 18:56:12 »
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Hi:
I just installed the CHDK and it is working great on my S3 IS.
One question: is it possible to have a PC "remotely" control the camera using CHDK. I dont need sophisticated controls at first -- just want to shoot at will from a program installed on a PC.
Does such a script exist?
I know that Breeze systems offers software for this at $75 which is not too expensive but my problem is that then i am stuck with their API and cannot have expanded functionalities that CHDK offers.
Please help!
cheers
kakadoo

Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #1 on: 29 / April / 2009, 19:51:13 »
is it possible to have a PC "remotely" control the camera using CHDK.

You could if you made some electronics controlled by the PC and providing variable-width pulses.
A script would then decide what actions to perform based on the pulse width.

An alternative method that SDM provides is to run a script in the camera and as soon as an image is captured upload to the PC using PSRemote.

For example, this is the complete script for doing that using the SDM time-lapse feature :-


@title PSRemote
make_usb_connection
time_lapse 0,15,0,10,5,0,0,3,3,0,2,3,0,50,500,0,0,0,0,0
end

There is no need for the images to be saved to the camera's memory card.



David

Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #2 on: 29 / April / 2009, 23:09:48 »
you can also transfer the image via an eye-fi card and trigger the shutter press via usb cable release. but that starts to make a $75 system rather competitive.

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Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #3 on: 30 / April / 2009, 10:28:32 »
You can use  cam4you


Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #4 on: 26 / August / 2009, 02:37:32 »
ey, My camera is sx10is the canon makers crippled the software functionality.
Are there any chances to do it by script with usb data not with the voltage ?

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Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #5 on: 26 / August / 2009, 02:40:28 »
ey, My camera is sx10is the canon makers crippled the software functionality.
Are there any chances to do it by script with usb data not with the voltage ?
Sure, all you have to do is implement your own USB stack in CHDK ;)
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #6 on: 26 / August / 2009, 03:01:17 »
ey, My camera is sx10is the canon makers crippled the software functionality.
Are there any chances to do it by script with usb data not with the voltage ?
Sure, all you have to do is implement your own USB stack in CHDK ;)

I would like to do it, I would like to know how thought  :/

Re: any scripts to make remote shots from a PC
« Reply #7 on: 26 / August / 2009, 05:31:59 »
I would like to do it, I would like to know how thought  :/

Reyalp is not being serious.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to do this.


 

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