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Turn off "14g"

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Turn off "14g"
« on: 09 / May / 2013, 18:26:09 »
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I just got CHDK running on my G15. Been waiting since the camera's release date. BIG THANKS GUYS!

Only thing I still haven't figure out. I'm cleaning up my shooting screen and at the top it says 14G. I have absolutely no idea what it means or how to turn it off. Any suggestions?

Oh also, I have an auto script running when I boot up my camera, however if I switch to "view" mode to look at a picture and switch back, the script doesn't automatically rerun, I have to hit the shutter button to reboot the script.

Is there any feature where the script is either held as activated when switching back and forth between shooting and viewing or is there a way that every time I switch back to shooting mode it automatically runs the script (not just from power up). If not, I'll just get used to having to remember to hit the shutter when coming back from view mode.

Once again guys, thanks so much for all you guys do. I appreciate all your hard work!

-Jim

Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #1 on: 09 / May / 2013, 19:10:11 »
Only thing I still haven't figure out. I'm cleaning up my shooting screen and at the top it says 14G. I have absolutely no idea what it means or how to turn it off. Any suggestions?
Sounds like you have the "Show Filespace in MB" menu item selected in the Filespace OSD Menu setttings.

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Oh also, I have an auto script running when I boot up my camera, however if I switch to "view" mode to look at a picture and switch back, the script doesn't automatically rerun, I have to hit the shutter button to reboot the script.
Normal behavour for CHDK.  The auto script setting means the script runs once when the camera is first turned on.  You are getting it to run again when you are <ALT> mode by pressing the shutter button - the normal method of starting a script.  This has nothing to do with switching back and forth form "view" mode.

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Is there any feature where the script is either held as activated when switching back and forth between shooting and viewing or is there a way that every time I switch back to shooting mode it automatically runs the script (not just from power up).
There is nothing standard to do this.  Depending on what you are trying to accomplish with your running script,  there may be tricky things to do that would accomplish what you want.  So what is it that your script is doing?

Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #2 on: 09 / May / 2013, 20:45:52 »
I have a script that enables eTTL flash mode in Manual mode. My absolute goal would be that when I have my camera in shoot mode and M, the eTTL script has run and activated the full eTTL option.

This works great when I first power up the camera since it automagically runs the script, but being an underwater photographer, I flip between shoot and view to check results as I go to make changes. Every time I flip back to shoot mode, it doesn't run the script without me remembering to do it.

In a perfect world, Canon would enable this feature in their firmware to begin with. In the not so perfect world, I'd like that feature to be automatically activated whether I power up my camera or if I flip quickly to view a picture and then back.

It's not a huge issue, it's just another step I need to do. When you're on a time clock and using your brain to calculate decompression profiles etc, I'd like to try to make that feature as automatic as I can so I can focus on more important things.

Hopefully that made sense :)

Thanks
Jim

Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #3 on: 09 / May / 2013, 21:28:25 »
I have a script that enables eTTL flash mode in Manual mode. My absolute goal would be that when I have my camera in shoot mode and M, the eTTL script has run and activated the full eTTL option.
Can you post the script?  Or a link to where you found it please ?

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This works great when I first power up the camera since it automagically runs the script, but being an underwater photographer, I flip between shoot and view to check results as I go to make changes. Every time I flip back to shoot mode, it doesn't run the script without me remembering to do it.
I assume you have to manually go back into <ALT> mode to do this ?

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Hopefully that made sense :)
Yup - perfect sense.   (Other that you calculating decompression profiles "on the fly" underwater rather than using a dive computer or a pre-dive plan that is.)
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #4 on: 09 / May / 2013, 22:08:53 »
Here is the code. Worked on the G1x, still works on the G15:

@title Flash TTL
@param a Flash :0 TTL,1 Manul power (0,1)
@default a 0
@param c Flash compensation (-3~3)
@default c 0

rem DIGIC3 Flash Power id:121 0:auto 1:Manual
rem the default setting

sleep 4000

get_prop 121 q
print "Default TTL: ", q
set_prop 121 a
get_prop 121 q
if q=0 then print "Flash in TTL mode"
if q=1 then print "Flash in Manual mode"


sleep 500


e=0
set_prop 127 e
get_prop 127 P
c=c*96
print "Old compensation:",P
P=P+c
set_prop 127 P
print "New compensation:",P

exit_alt

end




As for "on the fly", obviously I calculate everything beforehand. Sloppy writing on my part. Point was I'd like to remove as much unnecessary button pressing so I can focus on diving and shooting and watching my profiles and not trying to figure out if the script ran or not. :)


Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #5 on: 09 / May / 2013, 22:47:53 »
Here is the code. Worked on the G1x, still works on the G15:
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@title Flash TTL
@param a Flash :0 TTL,1 Manul power (0,1)
@default a 0
@param c Flash compensation (-3~3)
@default c 0
rem DIGIC3 Flash Power id:121 0:auto 1:Manual
rem the default setting
sleep 4000
get_prop 121 q
print "Default TTL: ", q
set_prop 121 a
get_prop 121 q
if q=0 then print "Flash in TTL mode"
if q=1 then print "Flash in Manual mode"
sleep 500
e=0
set_prop 127 e
get_prop 127 P
c=c*96
print "Old compensation:",P
P=P+c
set_prop 127 P
print "New compensation:",P
exit_alt
end
Last year, tsvstar had a version of CHDK he created that (amongst other things) would automatically launch specified scripts when certain camera mode changes were made.  His version had a lot of other complexity and never made it into core CHDK.  I realize that doesn't help you much although there have been periodic conversations about going back and incorporating some of his changes.

Meanwhile,  I think its possible to leave scripts running after exiting <ALT> mode.  I haven't played with it myself so I don't know the limitations but it seems possible to leave your script to either detect mode changes and poke the necessary props or maybe just repeatedly poke the props.  If I get a few moments this weekend I'll play with that.



Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #6 on: 09 / May / 2013, 22:50:59 »
Thank you very much. All I want is eTTL in M mode....something Canon doesn't want to seem to do unless you buy their SLRs....DOH :)

Re: Turn off "14g"
« Reply #7 on: 09 / May / 2013, 22:55:36 »
I knew this conversation sounded familiar :
http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=8770.0

Just reread that and realized I didn't tell you that you can mod the script to switch to shooting mode on startup so that you don't have to do the "hold the power button down" trick.  Might be useful underwater too?

Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


 

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