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Canon S100 and up
« on: 08 / April / 2013, 09:54:59 »
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Hey guys and gals
My name is Kevin Cobello and I am new to this forum. I have been poking around for quite some time looking for a conclusion on the S series Canons. I am looking to remote activate the shutter with possible focus from my Walkera 12s RC Transmitter using a channel from that radio. I find some good answers but some questions as to it working. Currently I am using a GoPro Hero 3 BE. I prefer to use a Canon S100 or better P & S so anyone that can help would be appreciated. I am a owner of a photography business with my wife and an avid RC person.

Thanks
Kevin Cobello
K & D Action Photo
« Last Edit: 08 / April / 2013, 10:22:56 by kcobello »

Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #1 on: 08 / April / 2013, 10:27:15 »
Simple to do with kit from these guys :  http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/gentwire/index.htm   and a CHDK script.   You can even get the script from them if you don't want to write / modify your own.   Any Canon P&S with a CHDK port (i.e. most of them, including the S90, S95, S100, S110) will work.

« Last Edit: 08 / April / 2013, 10:31:49 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #2 on: 08 / April / 2013, 12:02:44 »
I am looking to remote activate the shutter with possible focus from my Walkera 12s RC Transmitter

There are many options.
One of the more advanced ones is this http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/clickpan/sdm.htm

I am currently helping an SDM user with his CamRemote rig :- http://vp-systems.eu/camremote.html



David
« Last Edit: 08 / April / 2013, 12:04:24 by Microfunguy »

Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #3 on: 08 / April / 2013, 12:17:16 »
I am looking to remote activate the shutter with possible focus from my Walkera 12s RC Transmitter
There are many options. One of the more advanced ones is this http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/clickpan/sdm.htm
If anyone is interested in a CHDK implementation for this rig, let me know and I'm sure we can work something out.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #4 on: 08 / April / 2013, 17:56:37 »
Thanks Guys.

Waterwings. You have a setup for this TX? I might be interested. Should I contact you via email?

Thanks
Kevin

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Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #5 on: 08 / April / 2013, 18:20:45 »
I should point out that the clickpanSDM device is essentially autonomous - a script running in the camera controls servos to pan and tilt and clicks the shutter. It's for what kite aerial photographers AUTOKAP - not for radio-control.

If you want to control servos and the shutter of a CHDKSDM Canon camera via standard R/C you need a gentWIRE-USB or gentWIRE-USB2. 
A570, S100, Ixus 127
Author of ASSIST, STICK, WASP, ACID, SDMInst, LICKS, WICKS, MacBoot, UBDB, CFGEdit

Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #6 on: 08 / April / 2013, 19:00:55 »
Waterwingz. You have a setup for this TX? I might be interested. Should I contact you via email?
No.  I just like to play with hardware, embedded software and CHDK.  I have a little experience with all three.  Oh,  and I also have the R/C gear- I just never got around to integrating it all.  PM me if you are interested - after doing blind ports of CHDK, helping with clickpan stuff seems like a cakewalk as long as I have an interested tester to work with.

I should point out that the clickpanSDM device is essentially autonomous - a script running in the camera controls servos to pan and tilt and clicks the shutter. It's for what kite aerial photographers AUTOKAP - not for radio-control.
I noticed it uses the camera's AF lamp to communicate - something CHDK does not currently support.  In the interest of helping SDM giving something back to its parent,   I thought I'd steal the idea as either a Lua lib or direct implementation in CHDK core.

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If you want to control servos and the shutter of a CHDKSDM Canon camera via standard R/C you need a gentWIRE-USB or gentWIRE-USB2
That's where my original link pointed :)
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #7 on: 08 / April / 2013, 19:54:38 »
I thought I'd steal the idea as either a Lua lib or direct implementation in CHDK core.

Interesting difference of philosophy.
Anyone who has the clickpanSDM simply uses SDM, they can use CHDK for other features if they so wish.
It is just a couple of files.
You are an upsizer, I am a downsizer.
You are primarily a software developer who knows a little about photography.
I am primarily a photographer who knows just enough about programming to get the job done.
Two quite different approaches with an audience for both.

After SDM 1.86 I will be creating a very lean SDM with all the time-consuming features omitted.
Makes for more play time and less work.


Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #8 on: 08 / April / 2013, 20:07:59 »
After SDM 1.86 I will be creating a very lean SDM with all the time-consuming features omitted.
I'll wait with bated breath to see what you come up with.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Canon S100 and up
« Reply #9 on: 08 / April / 2013, 20:18:47 »
I'll wait with bated breath to see what you come up with.


You will like my most minimal system (Changeset 0)  ... it does not do anything .. just boots with a locked card.
Changeset 1 autoruns motion detection.
Sadly, we are now at changeset 35  :)

 

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