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HELP I am sooooo lost

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HELP I am sooooo lost
« on: 27 / January / 2013, 16:48:16 »
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I know there have been so many like this but please indulge me. I have a sx40 for over a year. I want to use chdk for a up coming trip.

1) How do I find which version I need?

2) What is the largest card I can use?

3) what do I need to do to it?

4) when I get the software how do I install it

5) what else is important that I need to know to get shooting?

Thanks.

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Re: HELP I am sooooo lost
« Reply #1 on: 27 / January / 2013, 17:01:54 »
This information is covered on the wiki http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

It's quite unlikely you will get a more complete answer on the forum than you'll find there. If there is some *specific* point you are confused about, people here may be able to help.

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1) How do I find which version I need?
Explained here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Downloads#Finding_the_Right_Build
See also this FAQ http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#Q._How_can_I_get_the_original_firmware_version_number_of_my_camera.3F

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2) What is the largest card I can use?
You can use any size card supported by the camera without CHDK. On older cameras, using cards larger than 4gb is more complex, but this does not apply to the SX40.

If you use an SDXC card (usually 64gb or larger) you'll have to reformat it fat32.

More information here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Bootable_SD_card
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3) what do I need to do to it?
4) when I get the software how do I install it
The preceding links cover these.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: HELP I am sooooo lost
« Reply #2 on: 27 / January / 2013, 17:02:11 »
1) How do I find which version I need?
Start with this :  http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/ACID

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2) What is the largest card I can use?
Pretty much the largest card you can afford will work.  Speed counts so go for a class 10 if you can.

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3) what do I need to do to it?
4) when I get the software how do I install it
You probably want to start with this :  http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card

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5) what else is important that I need to know to get shooting?
Patience.

And you probably want to do some reading :
link> Forum Thread on Getting Started
link> CHDK in Brief
link> CHDK User Quick Start Guide
link> CHDK User Manual
link> CHDK for Dummies
link> CHDK Wiki FAQ
link> CHDK Firmware Usage
link> CHDK Installation Guide
link> One Page Users Guide
« Last Edit: 27 / January / 2013, 17:10:21 by waterwingz »
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