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Remote trigger for an Ixus700-SD500 camera...
« on: 12 / March / 2008, 23:17:00 »
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Hi everyone...

I'm not sure if this question will be OK in this section...

I've build a remote trigger for my camera (sd500), enabled the remote option in the script menu, started the script,
then, when i try to take some pictures nothing happen... does this means that ixus700 has no support for remote triggering yet?

I started with a safety 3 volts cell battery (for testing purposes), then upgraded to a 6 volts battery because I've read that some cameras worked with 4.5volts or plus (6 volts was the first option available for me :) but again the same negative result.

when I displayed the "Misc Values" under debug option, the camera showed the following:

Case 1: Remote trigger untouched or camera disconnected from the PC (iddle)

Camera Modes:
ReviewAutoManualSceneVideo
1: 1b
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 1f
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 1e
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 1c
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 1d
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0

Case 2: Remote trigger pressed or camera connected to a PC

Camera Modes:
ReviewAutoManualSceneVideo
1: 5b
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 5f
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 5e
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 5c
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0
1: 5d
2: affe
3: 0
4: 0

As far as i see, the camera recognize when I press the remote trigger because the values "1:" change from case 1 to case 2 and back again when I release the trigger (this worked fine with 3 and 6 volts batteries)

Is it possible to enable this feature for this camera ? or There's something wrong in my testings?



Chdk version: Allbest, ixus700_sd500_101a, release 37

The script used...
Code: [Select]
@title Remote button

:loop
wait_click 1
is_key k "remote"
if k=1 then shoot
goto "loop"
end

then

Code: [Select]
do
  do
   a = get_usb_power
  until a>0
  if a>0 then print a
until is_key "set"
end

Thanks in advance for any help...
Ixus700-SD500 owner.

Re: Remote trigger for an Ixus700-SD500 camera...
« Reply #1 on: 13 / March / 2008, 15:44:02 »
Hi,
remote is not yet supported for this cam in trunk. I have put testbuilds on
http://hem.passagen.se/fsmmal/CHDK/allbest-ixus700_sd500-101a-42.zip
http://hem.passagen.se/fsmmal/CHDK/allbest-ixus700_sd500-101b-42.zip
then you can test your version of camera with remote. When we get success, I will add result to official trunk.

Re: Remote trigger for an Ixus700-SD500 camera...
« Reply #2 on: 14 / March / 2008, 08:52:58 »
Ok,

I'll do some tests tonight and post the results.

Thanks!
Ixus700-SD500 owner.

Re: Remote trigger for an Ixus700-SD500 camera...
« Reply #3 on: 14 / March / 2008, 21:50:01 »
Hi,
[...]
then you can test your version of camera with remote. When we get success, I will add result to official trunk.

Hi fingalo,

it works perfectly :D,  Thank you!!!!

I tested the remote with the following script... (the shoot command did'nt work in "video mode" so I made some modifications... just some logic)

Code: [Select]
rem Ixus700-SD500
@title Remote Control

@param v Capture Video? 0=OFF, 1=ON
@default v 0

if v=1 then
rem Check the current camera operation mode...
rem Modes [0=review/playback, 3=Auto, 1=Manual, 13=Scene, 15=Video]
get_prop 0 m
if m<>15 then
print "Change Dial to Video..."
goto "lend"
endif
endif

:loop
wait_click 1
is_key k "remote"
if k=1 then
if v=1 then
rem Recording Video...
rem One click to start recording and another click to stop it
click "shoot_full"
else
rem Just taking pictures...
if k=1 then shoot
endif
endif
goto "loop"

:lend
end

 :lol  :lol

Thanks again!
Ixus700-SD500 owner.


 

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