This is my first time here do please excuse me if this one is not the right forum.
I am looking for some advice. I am working in several 3D computer vision projects for which it would be nice to have inexpensive and lightweight cameras enhanced using CHDK.
One of these project uses more than thirty A590 cameras, prepared for remote control and image download the 'hard' way.
Each camera has a few narrow wires installed, carefully soldered inside the body for external control of on/off button, shutter button, and mode selection switch (play/record). They also have external power and an USB cable to download images through PTP protocol.
The cameras are manually prepared with the same settings. A computer controlled sequencer turns the cameras on, sets 'record' mode, shoot each camera in sequence, sets 'play' mode, and images are downloaded via PTP.
Obviously I think this would be greatly improved using CHDK, but so far I am not sure if it is possible to switch modes remotely. Can someone give me some hint about how to do this using CHDK?
If not possible, do you know any other camera that can achieve that (switching between record and play mode remotely)
Thank you very much