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Script command to freeze the edge overlay

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Script command to freeze the edge overlay
« on: 25 / April / 2012, 14:08:00 »
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Hi,

We are planning a project using CHDK.  We are trying to do a stop-motion animation, and would like to use two features at the same time:
  • remote control
  • edge overlay (with the panorama mode set to Free)


We have noticed that the edge overlay gets frozen only when the Shutter is pressed.  And when using the remote this never happens.

Is there a command that we can call from a script to freeze an overlay edge?  Can the overlay edge be frozen when taking a picture using the remote control?

This may sound weird since normally you don't look at the camera screen when using the remote.  But in the context of stop-motion it can be very useful to always have in the screen the edges of the previous picture taken.

Thanks a lot for the CHDK it is a Brilliant piece of work!!

Re: Script command to freeze the edge overlay
« Reply #1 on: 25 / April / 2012, 16:02:48 »
Did you try using the built-in USB remote code rather than handle the USB remote via a script ?
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Re: Script command to freeze the edge overlay
« Reply #2 on: 25 / April / 2012, 16:44:46 »
Edge overlays only works when shutter is pressed.

Script or  built-in remote commands don't work.

I think we need some improvements for the edge overlay. There is also a bug in status display. Trunk version don't displays the FROZEN or PANO message. In Release-1.0 version the status display works fine.

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Re: Script command to freeze the edge overlay
« Reply #3 on: 25 / April / 2012, 16:55:05 »
Edge overlays only works when shutter is pressed.

Script or  built-in remote commands don't work.

I think we need some improvements for the edge overlay. There is also a bug in status display. Trunk version don't displays the FROZEN or PANO message. In Release-1.0 version the status display works fine.
And while we are on the subject,  edge overlay menu entries cannot be stored in the User Menu in the trunk version as the menu and edge overlay load as a module in that version.

Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Script command to freeze the edge overlay
« Reply #4 on: 26 / April / 2012, 17:31:45 »
Thanks for the quick answer.

Is there a workaround?
Or anyway I can help to fix/implement this bug/feature?

thanks

Re: Script command to freeze the edge overlay
« Reply #5 on: 26 / April / 2012, 19:11:54 »
Is there a workaround?
Probably not - the edge overlay code monitors the state of the camera switches.  It will have to be heavily modified to also monitor the USB remote status.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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