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Long timelaps - need more space

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Long timelaps - need more space
« on: 02 / September / 2012, 11:23:18 »
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I'm going to do a very long time lapse video. I will try to shooting for 3 months on my IXUS 800 (unless it breaks halfway). However, currently I only have a 2GB SD cards and clearly need more space. I will connect my camera to a permanent power supply and to a computer, and I would like to know if there is any way to make either my camera push it's images to the computer or go into "play mode" (or whatever it's called) so I can pull the images with the computer.

And if not - is it possible (with CHDK) to put a high capacity SD card so I can run for a few days without switching cards

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Re: Long timelaps - need more space
« Reply #1 on: 03 / September / 2012, 14:17:13 »
According to http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_sd_series/powershot_sd700_is#Specifications ixus 800 (SD700) only supports SD, not SDHC. So 4gb is the largest card you can possibly use. 4 GB SD cards do exist, but most 4 GB cards are SDHC, so you will need to be careful if you try to buy one.

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I will connect my camera to a permanent power supply and to a computer, and I would like to know if there is any way to make either my camera push it's images to the computer or go into "play mode" (or whatever it's called) so I can pull the images with the computer.
You can't directly "push" images from the camera. You can use the CHDK PTP extension to http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/PTP_Extension to download and delete files. Automating this for your project will require some scripting.

You might also look into using eyefi http://www.eye.fi although I'm not sure if they ever made an SD (rather than SDHC) based card. The current generation appear to be SDHC.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Long timelaps - need more space
« Reply #2 on: 04 / September / 2012, 07:14:15 »
Thank you very much!

I will try to find a 4GB non SDHC card for my camera in order to have a larger buffer. But PTP was just what I was looking for

 

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