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Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS

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Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« on: 09 / September / 2010, 14:58:39 »
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I have tried both ver.req and vers.req  on my SDHC card to find out my firmware version. It only shows 1.0.0.0

I have tried CameraVersion.exe with a jpeg shot in the camera and it gives no information.

Can I try one CHDK version and then the other if the first does not work?

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #1 on: 09 / September / 2010, 15:12:10 »
Try my Acid program - it will definitely tell you the version AND download it for you. Just take a picture with the camera and drop it on the ACID window. It will be quicker than trying the two versions.
See http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/acid/acid.html
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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #2 on: 10 / September / 2010, 09:39:56 »
Zeno,
Your Acid program did the trick. I got my firmware version 100e and CHDK up and running on my A570 IS. Now I need to get an intervalometer script to do time lapses. I used to do lots of time lapses on my Super 8 cameras, but I can no longer justify the processing and telecine expenses when I see the beautiful results of CHDK time lapse.

I am a little confused on how to put a script on my SD card. My understanding is that I copy a script as a text file into the Notebook program and save it into my SD card .

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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #3 on: 10 / September / 2010, 10:17:02 »
You have the right idea. Download a script from the CHDK Wiki section here http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/UBASIC/Scripts
The easiest way is to use cut-and-paste - select the script lines in your browser, copy to the clipboard, then paste into notepad. Then save to a file (make sure you give it a .bas extension) and copy that file into the CHDK/SCRIPTS folder on the camera card.

To start you off, here's a VERY simple intervalometer that takes a photo every 'd' seconds (d=8 by default) :

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@title Simple Intervalometer
@param d delay (seconds)
@default d 8
@param w wait before starting (seconds)
@default w 1

sleep w*1000
while 1
   shoot
   sleep d*1000
wend
end
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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #4 on: 10 / September / 2010, 13:38:10 »
When saving the script to the SCRIPTS folder does the title need quotation marks?

Simple Intervalometer.bas or "Simple Intervalometer.bas"


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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #5 on: 10 / September / 2010, 14:11:11 »
No quotation marks. In fact it's best to use an 8.3 name like simpint.bas - chdk doesn't display long names very well.
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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #6 on: 10 / September / 2010, 14:54:50 »
I tried putting them in with quotation marks but when they were saved no quotation marks showed up. I saved yours and several other scripts and now they show up in the SCRIPTS file much like you suggest.

What are the steps I need to take to utilize your very Simple Intervalometer script?

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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #7 on: 10 / September / 2010, 15:21:45 »
Start the camera with CHDK. Press the Alt button then Menu to display the CHDK main menu.
Scroll down to "Scripting parameters" and press Func/Set - the scripting menu should appear.
Select the Load script from file item and press Func/Set
Scroll through the list until you have selected the simple intervalometer script and press Func/Set to load it
Now press Menu again to come out of the CHDK menus

Now when you press the Shutter, the script will start. It's a never-ending script - to stop it you have to press the shutter button again.

Good luck!
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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #8 on: 10 / September / 2010, 15:31:50 »
I just tried it out on a short run and it worked great! I need to experiment with it.

How do I change the interval?

Can I use any manual or automatic exposure setting?

Is their a good tutorial or instructions on how to set parameters and variables on CHDK scripts in general?

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Re: Trying to get Firmware version in A570 IS
« Reply #9 on: 10 / September / 2010, 18:02:55 »
You can adjust the parameters before you start the script - scroll down to the appropriate one and use the left and right arrows to increase of decrease the value.

You can put the camera into any mode you like (aperture, shutter speed, iso) - the script just does the job of clicking the shutter.
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