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A540 - Custom photo size for time-lapse?

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A540 - Custom photo size for time-lapse?
« on: 04 / January / 2011, 06:28:34 »
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I've been playing around with the Ultra Intervalometer script in my old A540 powershot.
We will be doing a very long road trip and I find the 2gb sd limit of the A540 quite limiting since I'd like to shoot the photos in 16:9 (since we will be using a 720p video camera for the regular videos). Is there any way to set the photo size to like 1280x720 to save space? I'm still new at using CHDK.

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Re: A540 - Custom photo size for time-lapse?
« Reply #1 on: 04 / January / 2011, 07:14:16 »
We will be doing a very long road trip and I find the 2gb sd limit of the A540 quite limiting since I'd like to shoot the photos in 16:9 (since we will be using a 720p video camera for the regular videos). Is there any way to set the photo size to like 1280x720 to save space? I'm still new at using CHDK.
No, CHDK doesn't add or change the available resolution modes.

But you may buy 4GB SD cards for your camera.

The A540 only support SD type memory cards, this card type is limited to a size of 4GB;
the A540 runs fine with those 4GB SD cards, formatted with FAT16 with a card reader.

Beware - since the A540 does NOT support SDHC cards, make sure you really get a SD card, not a SDHC one !
SDHC cards are often labeled with the speed class indicator, "(C2)" or (C4)" - don't buy such cards, they won't work on your A540 !

Re: A540 - Custom photo size for time-lapse?
« Reply #2 on: 04 / January / 2011, 15:28:17 »
Ah. Thanks alot. I didn't know about non-sdhc 4gb cards.

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Re: A540 - Custom photo size for time-lapse?
« Reply #3 on: 04 / January / 2011, 20:03:48 »
I owned a A540 and I made a stop-motion video in HD format.

If I remember well, I choose an existing 16:9 format but at higher resolution. I used Proshow Producer to get the all-together and produce rythmic video.


Re: A540 - Custom photo size for time-lapse?
« Reply #4 on: 07 / July / 2011, 10:53:23 »
Just wanted to say thanks. Bought a 4gb sd card that gives plenty of space when I drop the quality setting to Normal at the widescreen resolution. Now i just need to find a 12V car charger for the A540 :)
« Last Edit: 07 / July / 2011, 10:58:49 by Hellcat »

 

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