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How do u enable SuperFine on SX20IS ?

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How do u enable SuperFine on SX20IS ?
« on: 27 / January / 2011, 14:18:56 »
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Actually have 2 questions.....


I have an SX20IS.

The Firmware on the camera is 1.02c.  I read that I should use CHDK for 1.02d.

I loaded a 4Gb card with CHDK 1.02d.  I see the camera boot into it but other than the immediate extra OSD values (battery indicator...) I can't find how to enable Superfine.

Also, will this camera work with a 32Gb card (class10) ?

We will be going on a vacation and I wanted to take HD video.  I currently have a 16Gb (class6) card but the max it can hold are 4 movies, the camera will only allow you to record for ~22 minutes at a time, then it stops recording. Each of those ~22minute recordings are ~4Gb in size.

Wish there was a way for CHDK to bypass that short coming (the recording time limit when in HD video mode).

THX ALL!

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Re: How do u enable SuperFine on SX20IS ?
« Reply #1 on: 27 / January / 2011, 15:27:41 »
...I can't find how to enable Superfine.
Check this posting: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=5662.msg55114#msg55114

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Also, will this camera work with a 32Gb card (class10) ?
Yes

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We will be going on a vacation and I wanted to take HD video.  I currently have a 16Gb (class6) card but the max it can hold are 4 movies, the camera will only allow you to record for ~22 minutes at a time, then it stops recording. Each of those ~22minute recordings are ~4Gb in size. Wish there was a way for CHDK to bypass that short coming (the recording time limit when in HD video mode).
Regarding the 4G limit - files larger than 4GB are impossible even on FAT32, so CHDK cannot change this: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=5852.msg57236#msg57236

I remember another posting a while ago that suggested the only alternative (using a single camera) might be to write a script that would save a movie and then immediately start recording the next. However, the gap between movies would probably be unacceptably long if they were 4G in length (due to time needed to save each movie), however it would probably be acceptable in some situations. At least a script would result in the least time gap between when the movie finished saving and the camera started recording again because there would be  no user interaction required. Perhaps saving smaller movie lengths using a script might be more acceptable. Probably a good candidate for testing on the SX20...
« Last Edit: 27 / January / 2011, 16:23:12 by SkyWalker9 »

Re: How do u enable SuperFine on SX20IS ?
« Reply #2 on: 27 / January / 2011, 17:09:57 »
« Last Edit: 27 / January / 2011, 17:14:30 by rms8 »

Re: How do u enable SuperFine on SX20IS ?
« Reply #3 on: 27 / January / 2011, 20:56:58 »


Ah....found it in the "ALT" menu.

WOW, there are so many features in there.


 

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