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IXUS750(SD550) - metering modes query

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IXUS750(SD550) - metering modes query
« on: 16 / August / 2012, 04:23:04 »
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IXUS750 / SD550
1.1.0-2004 rev 0
fw 100f

Have been using CHDK for a few months now, really only to gain raw support

One irritating thing about the 750 is that it will not default to spot metering mode, which I use all the time.

Is there a workaround for this by scripting ? It would be good for the camera to run a script on startup which set it to spot mode.
Or is this beyond what CHDK can do or is designed to do?

thanks in advance for any help or suggestions
« Last Edit: 17 / August / 2012, 03:18:38 by pdh »

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Re: IXUS750(SD550) - metering modes query
« Reply #1 on: 16 / August / 2012, 07:04:23 »
Hello & welcome !

Is there a workaround for this by scripting ? It would be good for the camera to run a script on startup which set it to spot mode.
Yes - write a simple script which emulates the needed key presses & exits <Alt> mode...

--> http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Scripts
--> http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_User_Manual#Scripting_Parameters (Script Autostart)
« Last Edit: 16 / August / 2012, 07:06:05 by fe50 »

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Re: IXUS750(SD550) - metering modes query
« Reply #2 on: 16 / August / 2012, 08:58:25 »
OK thanks.
I know it's been said before, but navigating the wiki to find the basic information needed is horrible, and understanding what's written there must be a nightmare for anyone who's never been involved with code of any sort.

this however seems to work, ugly as it is:

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@title set-spot-meter
click "set"
sleep 500
click "up"
sleep 500
click "up"
sleep 500
click "up"
sleep 500
click "right"
sleep 500
click "right"
sleep 500
click "set"
sleep 500
exit_alt 0

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Re: IXUS750(SD550) - metering modes query
« Reply #3 on: 17 / August / 2012, 03:18:10 »
I have marked this as "solved" but have a further query on the functionality of the script and so have opened a further thread here ...

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=8558.msg89475#msg89475



 

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