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Hello from a Newbie ;-)

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Hello from a Newbie ;-)
« on: 09 / February / 2010, 00:05:29 »
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I can see that this is going to take a LOT of learning and effort on my part; I just got a new Canon SX20 IS, and would love to be able to do some of the things that are reportedly possible with CHDK. I do have a couple of questions, which I hope won't get me flamed right out of the gate... if you must swing the cluebat, please do so gently ;-)

1) First and foremost, I have a new Canon SX20 IS. Is this model currently supported by a stable build of CHDK?

2) Second, I used to be a programmer, and remember the painful experience of blowing out my sound card driver in assembly class... does this program have the potential to do low-level damage to my PC?

3) Third, Will using CHDK void my either the warranty on my camera or the warranty on my laptop (if the answer to #2 is affirmative)?

4) My coding skills are too stale to be of any help in development, but if I find myself able to use this thing, is there any other way I might be of service to your efforts?

Thank you,
Barbara

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Re: Hello from a Newbie ;-)
« Reply #1 on: 09 / February / 2010, 01:22:43 »
Hello & welcome, Barbara !

1) First and foremost, I have a new Canon SX20 IS. Is this model currently supported by a stable build of CHDK?
No, not a stable version.
A beta version version for the SX20 is available, you'll find the links here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SX20#Porting_process_.26_links

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2) ...does this program have the potential to do low-level damage to my PC?
No, not really.
CHDK runs exclusively on the camera, not on the PC; the development tools has been used for over 2 years without problem.
Additional (optional) apps or drivers could influence a computer's OS, but normally not the hardware...

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3) Third, Will using CHDK void my either the warranty on my camera or the warranty on my laptop (if the answer to #2 is affirmative)?
Read http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#Q._Does_using_the_CHDK_program_void_your_warranty.3F ...

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4) ...is there any other way I might be of service to your efforts?
Yes, read the SX20 porting thread accurate, also read the CHDK documentation available from the CHDK wikia, then help the porters with testing...

 

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