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Help with Drivelapse Script

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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #10 on: 09 / May / 2013, 21:35:07 »
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Thanks!

Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #11 on: 09 / May / 2013, 22:49:41 »
Thanks!
Incidentally, what feature of caplapse were you interested in that you did not see in drivelapse ?
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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #12 on: 10 / May / 2013, 00:48:39 »
The motion detection and which pauses when stopped was interesting. Also seemed like the script took more control over exposure settings.

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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #13 on: 10 / May / 2013, 03:04:10 »
Try putting the camera in manual focus mode before starting the script. If there's a "safety manual focus" in the Canon menus, try turning it off, or on if that doesn't work.
EOS-M3_120f / SX50_100b / SX260_101a / G1X_100g / D20_100b
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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #14 on: 10 / May / 2013, 08:31:05 »
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Try putting the camera in manual focus mode before starting the script. If there's a "safety manual focus" in the Canon menus, try turning it off, or on if that doesn't work.

Set the camera to manual; same problem. Script starts, takes one shot and then the camera stops; blank screen, no controls, lens extended.

Thx.

Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #15 on: 10 / May / 2013, 08:40:56 »
Set the camera to manual; same problem.
Manual mode is not the same thing as manual focus mode (MF).   Did you put the focus into MF mode or did you actually put the whole camera into M mode?
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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #16 on: 10 / May / 2013, 08:49:18 »
Both; Manual focus while in manual mode.

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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #17 on: 10 / May / 2013, 14:15:46 »
I looked through the script, and the focusing parts are all messed up. It's an older script, and I'm not that excited about going through it to try to fix it.

The time lapse modifications to CHDK I've been doing work pretty well with a dashboard mounted camera. Using continuous drive mode, you can get around 2 shots per second (500 msec interval), and it adjusts exposure. Here's an example test video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nVZbV-MR4#ws
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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #18 on: 10 / May / 2013, 15:31:04 »
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The time lapse modifications to CHDK I've been doing work pretty well with a dashboard mounted camera. Using continuous drive mode, you can get around 2 shots per second (500 msec interval), and it adjusts exposure. Here's an example test video:

Thanks; which script are using for this video?
 
I tried the drivelapse script again today and seems to work fine with the default settings  and 1 second interval.

The script documentation states that the script sets the shutter speed and focus and ISO is adjusted within a minimum and maximum ISO range. Dumb question; which mode, Auto, P, TV, AV or M should the camera be set on prior to running the script or doesn't matter as the script takes control.

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Re: Help with Drivelapse Script
« Reply #19 on: 10 / May / 2013, 16:22:33 »
which script are using for this video?
It's a script and also CHDK modifications that are under development. If you'd like to test it, I can post a CHDK build for your camera. I need the firmware version and camera name.
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Dumb question; which mode, Auto, P, TV, AV or M should the camera be set on prior to running the script or doesn't matter as the script takes control.
I usually use the Av mode, since most scripts don't change aperture. Auto tends to mess up with time lapses, and crashes with some cameras. You should also set a fixed white balance, instead of auto. "Cloudy" works pretty well for sunsets. I go through all the camera menu setting and try to turn all the auto adjustments off that I can.
EOS-M3_120f / SX50_100b / SX260_101a / G1X_100g / D20_100b
https://www.youtube.com/user/DrLapser/videos

 

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