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A570IS CHDK Video Tips?

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Offline KenO

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A570IS CHDK Video Tips?
« on: 23 / September / 2011, 10:30:46 »
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Hi

Am going to try video on my A570IS so checked the latest user guide.   While the Video section gave a lot of usable information   http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110731154511/chdk/images/2/24/CHDK_Quick_Start_User_Guide_-_Booklet.pdf  am especially interested in what other A570IS CHDK users have found the "best settings" for this camera.

Even if you do not have a A570IS but are using CHDK video am open to all suggestions or tips.

Thanks

Ken

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Re: A570IS CHDK Video Tips?
« Reply #1 on: 23 / September / 2011, 10:52:40 »
Forgot to mention, searched the forum using A570IS video and did find mention by fudgey "My a570is can go 640x480 in 30 fps and half resolution in 60 fps, that's a whole lot more than the slightly more than 1 fps in burst mode..."  http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=1337.msg12961#msg12961

Decided to Google using same key words and found http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A570_IS which gave this model specs but no video info or tips.

Ken

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Re: A570IS CHDK Video Tips?
« Reply #2 on: 23 / September / 2011, 12:01:07 »
Noticed there was a link from A570IS CHDK Wiki to a review I had never read.
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Canon-PowerShot-A570-IS_Digital-Camera_review

Saw "My only real complaint was that I found that the zoom control to be rather unresponsive. The zoom is stepped rather than continuous, with only seven positions between telephoto and wide angle, so accurate in-camera framing proved to be impossible."

Has this complaint zoom unresponsive and stepped aspects been solved with CHDK?  For Stills?  For Videos?

Ken

Re: A570IS CHDK Video Tips?
« Reply #3 on: 23 / September / 2011, 20:51:36 »
Noticed there was a link from A570IS CHDK Wiki to a review I had never read.
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Canon-PowerShot-A570-IS_Digital-Camera_review

Saw "My only real complaint was that I found that the zoom control to be rather unresponsive. The zoom is stepped rather than continuous, with only seven positions between telephoto and wide angle, so accurate in-camera framing proved to be impossible."

Has this complaint zoom unresponsive and stepped aspects been solved with CHDK?  For Stills?  For Videos?


Probably not - CHDK just calls existing camera functions to operate the zoom features.  If the camera runs the zoom in "stepped" mode then CHDK will run the zoom in "stepped" mode.

However, I have to ask,  if you hadn't found the article you quoted,  would you even have noticed ?



 

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