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Unable to take pics in 'ALT' mode (sx10is)

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Unable to take pics in 'ALT' mode (sx10is)
« on: 11 / April / 2011, 01:48:34 »
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I downloaded what I think is the correct CHDK.  I can pull up the menu in <ALT> mode and make changes, but I can not get the camera into 'capture' mode.  It seems to not recognize the shutter input, and I get a scrip run error msg.  Also, it shuts-off when I hit the preview button.   The camera works completely fine in normal mode, and this error occurs 100% of the time.

PLEASE HELP!   I want to be able to take time-lapse shots of the meteor shower in a week (4/22/2011)!

Info:
Camera: sx10is
Firmwhere: GM1.03a
CHDK file: sx10-103a-0.9.9-1133-full.zip (the only 'sx10' one I could find)
Error msg when I hit the shutter button:
*** STARTED ***
This is a default script. 
Scripts run when shutter
is pressed in ALT mode. 
Press shutter to exit.
*****

Thanks for any help!
Kevin

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Re: Unable to take pics in 'ALT' mode (sx10is)
« Reply #1 on: 11 / April / 2011, 02:15:30 »
Alt mode is only used to adjust settings or run scripts. To take pictures, leave alt mode.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Unable to take pics in 'ALT' mode (sx10is)
« Reply #2 on: 11 / April / 2011, 03:29:13 »
Thanks for the quick responce!

I set my override shutter speed to 256.  I hit the 'print' button to exit out of alt mode, but my shutter is just the 1/30 that is displayed (and used to take the pic).  Any more help??

kjb

Re: Unable to take pics in 'ALT' mode (sx10is)
« Reply #3 on: 11 / April / 2011, 04:02:44 »
I just tried the 'override shutter speed' = 32, and the 'value factor' = 1, and it worked!  Now some long nights trying to get exposure and shutter speeds just right!


Thanks reyalp !

time for bed (z_z)Zzzzz  And more reading tomorrow !

Thanks,
kjb


 

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