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The perfect miniature USB remote?

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Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #10 on: 21 / November / 2009, 13:51:01 »
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For CHDK, the easiest way is to use Cardtricks http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Cardtricks

there is also a pictured installation guide http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Installing_with_Cardtricks

For SDM, the easiest way is to use the sdminste.exe which is included in the common files download

For full instructions see http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/sdm/quick.htm
Is there an advantage to SDM over CHDK?


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The cable length is up to 110 cm so you can specify which length you desire. There are no issues for using a long cable.
I am requesting a 61 cm cable.


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If I prefer to use 3 AG3 batteries, where can I find a suitable spring?

I will include one if needed or you can shorten a spring from a ballpoint pen.
Thank you.



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Do I send payment to the email address in your setepontos profile?


No, I will send you a personal message with my e-mail address for Paypal payments.
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The card reader is used just like any other ordinary card reader. The only difference is that the card reader has been modified to ignore the lock switch so you can write to the card or delete files from the card even if the switch is in the lock position.

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,1664.msg33945.html#msg33945

The card needs to be in the locked position in order for CHDK or SDM to auto-load on the camera.
The lock switch is not a physical protection, it's position is recognized by the software and normally this will prevent the camera from writing files to the card. CHDK and SDM ignore this setting and instead use it to auto-load.
The modification on the card reader makes Windows think that the card is writable.

I am not quite understanding. The card reader is mostly for convenience? If I don't use it I will have to move the SC card from unlocked to locked when I am loading CHDK on my camera? Then change it back to unlocked to take photos and when I download the photos to a Windows PC?

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Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #11 on: 21 / November / 2009, 14:18:20 »
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Is there an advantage to SDM over CHDK?

I use SDM for stereo photography and I think it is more user friendly for general photography as well but I suggest you study the CHDK wiki and the SDM site and decide for yourself.

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I am not quite understanding. The card reader is mostly for convenience?

Yes it is.

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If I don't use it I will have to move the SC card from unlocked to locked when I am loading CHDK on my camera? Then change it back to unlocked to take photos and when I download the photos to a Windows PC?

No, you do not unlock the card to take photos, with CHDK / SDM, the camera will write to the card even though the switch is in the lock position. With an unmodified card reader, downloading to the PC is also possible while the card is locked but to write to or erase pictures from the card, you will have to unlock it.

All the answers to your questions can also be found wiki and the SDM website.

Frans

Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #12 on: 21 / November / 2009, 19:27:59 »
$20 for 61cm USB remote cable and $7.50 for the card reader including shipping to United States?

Since I plan to use 3x AG3 batteries, please send a spring.

How long is shipping to United States, any idea?

Thank  you.

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Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #13 on: 21 / November / 2009, 20:00:21 »
Shipping to the US usually takes 4 to 10 business days if not delayed by customs inspection.


Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #14 on: 23 / November / 2009, 15:15:50 »
I am going to try to install CHDK to make sure I can do it before I order your USB remote.


Once I get CHDK installed, what would be the steps to utlize the USB remote? After I start the camera I will need to navigate the CHDK menu to invoke the use of the USB remote shutter, is that correct?

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Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #15 on: 23 / November / 2009, 15:58:58 »
I think that in CHDK it is enabled by default (it is in SDM) but if not, you have to navigate to the "miscellaneous stuff" menu and than the "Remote parameters" menu. The Enable Remote option should be on.

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Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #16 on: 23 / November / 2009, 16:13:27 »
@testerc

A good overview of CHDK settings can be found in the User Guide (updated by an0n), download 1 of the pdf's here:

http://drop.io/chdk_new_UserGuide_booklet_pdf

around page 50 or so for USB, IIRC

hth,

wim

Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #17 on: 17 / June / 2010, 00:05:46 »
this thread is very informative!
keep asking and keep answering guys!
thanks a lot!


Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #18 on: 19 / June / 2010, 11:18:38 »
Hey, fvdk, if I sent you a cable that I bought, how much (USD) would it be to have you make it into the chdk cable?
"I don't care if he IS 8, I'm putting that kid on a milk carton!" - Anthony Bourdain.

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Re: The perfect miniature USB remote?
« Reply #19 on: 19 / June / 2010, 15:25:02 »
Hey, fvdk, if I sent you a cable that I bought, how much (USD) would it be to have you make it into the chdk cable?

That would be US$ 15.- which also includes the return postage via priority airmail.
Is there any specific reason you want to use your own cable?

Frans

 

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