Question 1: When the camera is sitting idle waiting for the next shot is it using lots of power? Although I did have the screen on several times adjusting and testing various settings the batteries are not lasting a whole day. Are there other power saving options that I missed? Or is this a bug with the A800 beta software. With so few pictures being taken I was hoping the batteries would last several days.
Question 2: Can the zoom setting be remembered from when the camera was last on?When ever the camera is turned back on (like when the batteries need changed), the previous zoom setting is not remembered so I need to interrupt the script, get into regular mode, adjust the zoom, then start the script again. Is there a way to avoid this?
Question 3: Even though I think I set the camera to use a focus distance it is refocusing for each shot. What are the correct steps to ensure the camera does not refocus? Trying to save battery power.
Add a set_zooom() command to your script. You'll need to figure out what setting to give it but at least it will go the same place every time when you restart the camera.
Add a set_aflock 1 to the start of the script ...
The best solution in your case is to use an A/C Power Supply
Is there any possibility to shut down the Display between the shots?
We going to start a timelapse project probably this week for about 9 Months. The interval should be from Monday-Friday with a power supply from 07:30 AM to 16:30 PM. Every 10-15 Minutes one picuture should be captured. I´m little bit scared if the power supply and the camera will be broke in a couple days or weeks if i cant turn the display off.
And another thing i really dont get is the first parameter:Number of ShotsDoes it mean, how many shots it take till the script will be finished and stop doing pictures?
1) Is there a preferred model of camera or features to look for to let this script run at its best in perpetuity for (ostensibly) the entire 15 months?...I noticed the ultra-intervalometer script had "tested" models...or will any camera running CHDK have the cajones to handle this?
2) It looks like this CAN be set from, say, 7AM to 6PM M-F, and just go infinitely in this routine, correct?
4) can the script be made to auto-start in the event of a power failure? Ideally I'd like it to self-start and just pick right back up where it left off if it loses power for any length of time.
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