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Software for remote shooting
« on: 03 / October / 2008, 03:41:57 »
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Used to have an S500. This included PC software that allowed shooting and downloading the image immediately to the PC:
1. Hook the camera up with the USB cable.
2. Press <SPACE> on the PC to shoot a picture.
3. Get it downloaded immediately to PC, and not stored on the camera.

This was great for taking many photos (such as aerial photography)

Is this software possible to use with CHDK. Or is there a setup that allows the same operation?

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Re: Software for remote shooting
« Reply #1 on: 03 / October / 2008, 11:53:04 »
Most Canon P&S cameras don't have such remote control features these days.

CHDK is not able to implement this functionality (at least not yet, and don't hold your breath...it's difficult), although some more or less awkward and DIY-involved hacks involving USB remote shutter, uBasic or Lua scripts and Eye-Fi WLAN SD cards have been cooked up.

Re: Software for remote shooting
« Reply #2 on: 08 / October / 2008, 16:23:54 »
ewar was working on this feature ;)
See this:
A630 remote function issue

Re: Software for remote shooting
« Reply #3 on: 12 / January / 2010, 09:10:20 »
Hi there,
Is possible to delete images from the g9 while it's shooting with any of the intervalometer script?
I would like could be possible to endless shoot deleting the old images on the sd card.
this would be really amazing with an eye-fi sd card. In this way we could be able to have a wireless endless shooting mode.

Please let me know.

thanks


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Re: Software for remote shooting
« Reply #4 on: 12 / January / 2010, 17:00:21 »
Yes, lua can delete files.

However, you still may not be able to shoot endlessly, the canon OS may eventually become confused or run out of memory.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Software for remote shooting
« Reply #5 on: 05 / March / 2010, 07:55:35 »
Thank you for your reply but I don't mean endlessly to end of the camera life ;)
Just wondering if is possible while the camera shoot to delete the old images after
the remaining space reach a minimum space on the card. This could be defined
by the user.

And by the way how can I do this? What are the command I can put in the script?

Thanks

Davide

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Re: Software for remote shooting
« Reply #6 on: 05 / March / 2010, 14:35:47 »
function disk.deleteUntilJpgFree(min,target)
function disk.deleteUntilMbFree(mbMin,mbTarget,dirName)

from mattkime's lualibs package http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,3291.msg34010.html#msg34010, module disk.lua are probably closely related to this... (oh, don't be fooled by the file header, I think I wrote the first two funcs in that file).

 

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