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40 cameras - need help

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Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #60 on: 03 / June / 2013, 11:03:18 »
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So I plan to print the battery with a 3D Printer and mount my ac cables on the print - hope that works ;)


Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #61 on: 11 / June / 2013, 06:47:27 »
So - cameras arrived finaly - started to CHDK them. It works. But when I restart the camera (On/Off) the firmware is gone and my ALT Button does not work anymore. Do I have to "save" my Update?

FYI: SanDisk is working on my 40 cameras backup problem. I´ll let you know when there is progress.

Thanks - Laura


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Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #62 on: 11 / June / 2013, 07:31:55 »
So - cameras arrived finaly - started to CHDK them. It works. But when I restart the camera (On/Off) the firmware is gone and my ALT Button does not work anymore. Do I have to "save" my Update?

FYI: SanDisk is working on my 40 cameras backup problem. I´ll let you know when there is progress.

Thanks - Laura
You may want to follow this procedure instead of using firmware update to start chdk: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card#Bootable_SD_Card_Method

Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #63 on: 11 / June / 2013, 07:42:43 »
So - cameras arrived finaly - started to CHDK them. It works. But when I restart the camera (On/Off) the firmware is gone and my ALT Button does not work anymore. Do I have to "save" my Update?

FYI: SanDisk is working on my 40 cameras backup problem. I´ll let you know when there is progress.

Thanks - Laura
You may want to follow this procedure instead of using firmware update to start chdk: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card#Bootable_SD_Card_Method
The STICK utility referenced by the Information box at the top of that page is now the recommended way to install CHDK.  http://zenoshrdlu.com/stick/stick.html
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #64 on: 11 / June / 2013, 07:53:31 »
I did it with the bootable SD Card - works. Is there a chance to write the CHDK Firmware permanently to the camera? I dont know if the bootable SD Card will work with the eye-fi cards.

Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #65 on: 11 / June / 2013, 08:27:00 »
Is there a chance to write the CHDK Firmware permanently to the camera?
No - that's one of the big features of CHDK - no permanent changes.

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I dont know if the bootable SD Card will work with the eye-fi cards.
It should - many others have reported success here.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #66 on: 11 / June / 2013, 16:09:24 »
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I dont know if the bootable SD Card will work with the eye-fi cards.
It should - many others have reported success here.
I haven't followed very closely, but IIRC there are complications in some cases:
1) some (?) eye-fi cards do not physically have a lock switch, so you would need to modify the card to have a notch in the appropriate location.
2) eye-fi cards do not work well with multiple partitions. This would only be an issue for cameras released before 2011.

A forum search should find more detailed discussion of the issues.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #67 on: 11 / June / 2013, 16:13:39 »
2) eye-fi cards do not work well with multiple partitions. This would only be an issue for cameras released before 2011.
OP's A2300's were released in Feb 2012
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: 40 cameras - need help
« Reply #68 on: 25 / August / 2013, 15:31:51 »
Well i'm glad you got this sorted out nafraf [as per http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=10220.0].

I remember looking at the eye-fi forum a  while ago and reading this - all seemed a little prone to interference:

"...What you should do with the wifi is split the cards evenly across the 3 non-interfering channels; 1, 6, & 11 using 3 wifi routers. That should keep the noise down and reliability up. Then just use a switch on the back end with your pc(s) attached to the network. Given that 40 cards won't fit on a single account, you'll need to have a few accounts/helpers running. To do that on a PC will take some work. Using a something like VMware and running multiple OS instances could work but it would be much simpler to use multiple PCs."

Anyway, at that time I was talking to both James Gentles and Maurice Ribble [the CameraAxe designer http://www.cameraaxe.com/] to understand if there was any chance of interoperability between the gentSTEREO-proSDM TRIAC flash output [(2.5mm mono jack) variable between 2 and 50mS after the shutter release] and an input of the Camera-Axe. The Camera-Axe has a chainable opto-isolated multi-flash / shutter release add on card http://www.techphotoblog.com/tpb-50/.

The aim: to design a low-cost startup system with multi point&shoot contolled by CHDK and multi-studio flash controlled by camera-axe and [as funds would allow] to add dslr to the mix with the shutter release also controlled by camera-axe and dslr tethering/image download managed by something like smartshooter http://hartcw.com/.

Can you foresee any possibility that the electronics that you have developed could be further developed to provide the interoperability with camera-axe to create a truly flexible point&shoot / dslr solution ?

Any comment appreciated.
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