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Can Scripts be made for Video Mode?

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Can Scripts be made for Video Mode?
« on: 23 / May / 2010, 10:18:06 »
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That says about it all.  Can Scripts be made for use in Video modes?

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Re: Can Scripts be made for Video Mode?
« Reply #1 on: 23 / May / 2010, 10:42:35 »
Yes, scripts run fine in video mode, even while recording. Also, you can enter ALT mode during video record and start a script if you wish, without interfering with video record.

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Re: Can Scripts be made for Video Mode?
« Reply #2 on: 23 / May / 2010, 14:10:55 »
Awesome,

Now  what kinds of things can be done in when the camera is in Video Mode?

Thanks!

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Re: Can Scripts be made for Video Mode?
« Reply #3 on: 23 / May / 2010, 15:53:50 »
Well anything you do with still photos that applies to video could be done if a suitable script were written, like taking 10 secs of video once per hour, shoot video on motion detect, stop shooting video when motion stops, monitor disk space to automatically work stop+restart record to work over max file size limit etc...

Scripts most definitely can't do any sort of video signal processing if that's what you're wishing for. I have no clue whether pause, refocus and zoom will work from scripts during video (those being three things CHDK may add to cameras that don't do them normally).


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Re: Can Scripts be made for Video Mode?
« Reply #4 on: 23 / May / 2010, 17:19:00 »
Well anything you do with still photos that applies to video could be done if a suitable script were written, like taking 10 secs of video once per hour, shoot video on motion detect, stop shooting video when motion stops, monitor disk space to automatically work stop+restart record to work over max file size limit etc...

Scripts most definitely can't do any sort of video signal processing if that's what you're wishing for. I have no clue whether pause, refocus and zoom will work from scripts during video (those being three things CHDK may add to cameras that don't do them normally).
I think most of these aren't available from script.

Hmm, it should be possible to add to a "do chdk menu item" or "do chdk shortcut" option to lua.
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