...Also a simple way to disable the screen is to plug in something to the A/V port.
After reviewing some threads/similar projects I'd like to have the following:
-iso at 80.
Thanks to @reyalp, I now know how to set the ISO via script - many thanks to @reyalp!
You could manually set the ISO to 80 on your camera while in Tv mode using the ISO button (page 110 of your Users Manual) or use a "set_iso" statement in your script. The script statement uses indexing as follows: 0=AutoISO, 1=50(80), 2=100, 3=200, 4=400, 5=800, 6=1600). Insert the following statement near the beginning of an interlometer script, just after the parameter declarations: set_iso 1
For example, using my "Selective Intervalometer" script at http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=6105.0
rem Author SkyWalker9
@title Selective Intervalometer
@param a Number of Shots
@default a 10
@param e Interval (mins)
@default e 5
@param f Interval (secs)
@default f 0
@param p Starting Hour (24 Hr)
@default p 7
@param q Starting Minute
@default q 0
@param r Ending Hour (24 Hr)
@default r 18
@param s Ending Minute
@default s 0
rem Check input variables for proper values
if a<0 then a=2
if e<0 then e=0
if f<0 then f=0
if p<0 then p=0
-have the camera set to TV
-auto aperture adjust
I didn't know from your comment if you wanted to do this via script or your were just describing something you were going to do with the camera. As you may already know, you can set the "Mode" dial on your camera to Tv
-have the focus stay constant at infinity.
Can anyone help with this? I'm horrendous at scripting/programming. I'm not going to lie.
Use the AF Lock on your camera (page 104 of your Users Guide). Focus camera on distant object/scene and then set AF Lock before sending aloft. The focus will remained locked at infinity for all shots
Other things to consider with your camera to save on battery load:
- Set your "Review" to off (camera Menu item)
- Set your "Display Off" to 10 sec (camera Menu item); the plug in the A/V port will avoid the LCD from displaying but there is other background processing the camera is still doing during the time the LCD would normally be on, so keeping the LCD display processing times short will lengthen battery life. ref: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=2622.msg24354#msg24354
- Set your "Auto Power Down" to "OFF" (camera Menu item)
- Set your "Shooting mode" to "Standard, no information" using your camera's DISP button
Good luck on your project and let us know how it comes out!