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Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?

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Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #20 on: 03 / October / 2009, 15:00:17 »
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Thanks a lot. I will look at those links as soon as I have time.

I think a wiki page about good timelapse techniques would be helpful for a lot of people. (Maybe there is one, but I couldn't find it.) It's very confusing to try to make sense of all the timelapse scripts there are.

Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #21 on: 03 / October / 2009, 18:27:25 »
Is there another way to do a timelapse with the screen off? Is there a better script I should be using?

Replace DISKBOOT.BIN with SX10 version :-

http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/sdm/index.htm

Did you mean to say SX110?

Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #22 on: 03 / October / 2009, 19:36:45 »

Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #23 on: 04 / October / 2009, 21:23:51 »
I tried it out with the blank screen parameter set. It never turned the screen back on again after it was off, though. It also didn't take any pictures when the screen was off. I figured it would probably turn the screen back on once the script finished, but it didn't. It was taking 5 pictures total with 3 second intervals or something (that's what it was supposed to do). Was I doing something wrong?


Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #24 on: 05 / October / 2009, 16:59:45 »
I tried it out with the blank screen parameter set. It never turned the screen back on again after it was off, though. It also didn't take any pictures when the screen was off. I figured it would probably turn the screen back on once the script finished, but it didn't.


i have just tested on my A620 and it locks autofocus, blanks the screen, takes 3 photos at 5 second intervals, turns screen back on and unlocks autofocus.

Now, that code is the same for every single camera except for a couple of Canon firmware functions that are used.

It is likely those functions have incorrect addresses in the CHDK build.

Try this script :-

Code: [Select]
@title afl
sleep_for_seconds 3
press "shoot_half"
sleep_for_seconds 1
lock_autofocus
"! locked"
"! 'AFL' top left"
sleep_for_seconds 3
"# half-press  + right"
"# to unlock"
sleep_for_seconds 3
end

If it works, AFL will be displayed top left.
When script finished, half-press + right button unlocks autofocus.

Then, try this script :-

Code: [Select]
@title blank screen
sync_off
" LCD will blank"
sleep_for_seconds 2
turn_backlight_off
sleep_for_seconds 1
shoot
sleep_for_seconds 3
shoot
sleep_for_seconds 2
turn_backlight_on
sleep_for_seconds 2
end

The LCD should blank, two photos are taken and LCD turned back on.



Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #25 on: 10 / May / 2010, 23:51:11 »
@Microfunguy So, if those scripts don't work how would I get them to work?

I'm using a SX100IS with 0.9.9-889

EDIT: 0.9.9-890 is the same story
« Last Edit: 10 / May / 2010, 23:56:26 by ryu.tenchi »

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Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #26 on: 14 / May / 2010, 08:15:47 »
Hello & welcome, ryu.tenchi !

@Microfunguy So, if those scripts don't work how would I get them to work?
I'm using a SX100IS with 0.9.9-889
EDIT: 0.9.9-890 is the same story

Those scripts are for the SDM fork, NOT for CHDK.

Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #27 on: 12 / October / 2010, 22:17:04 »
I have a S90 and the only way I found to turn the display off is by setting the Shortcut button to do it... then I can't use it to enable CHDK :s Is there another way to do it?


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Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #28 on: 14 / October / 2010, 04:45:16 »
I have a S90 and the only way I found to turn the display off is by setting the Shortcut button to do it... then I can't use it to enable CHDK :s Is there another way to do it?
This should also work fine on your S90...
The function/feature you register to the PRINT/SHORTCUT button in the Canon menu is avaliable when you hold the button a bit.

--> short button press: <Alt> mode / CHDK
--> long (~1s) press: original Canon function

Re: Ultra Intervalometer -- can I turn off the screen?
« Reply #29 on: 16 / October / 2010, 13:10:56 »
Thank you very much fe50!! I wouldn't have found it by myself

I was taking one picture per minute but, with the display always on, the battery wouldn't last more than 90 minutes. I'll try again now with the display off, let's see how long the battery lasts now.

It's nice to see how vegetables grow in stop motion :)

Thanks!

 

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