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Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable



 
 
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Old October 13th 07, 08:13 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
KevenGaston
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Default Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable

More cameras that Canon originally crippled by not including a cable-release
option have been made available to the USB Remote Cable-Release function of
CHDK.

To download the files needed see: http://hem.passagen.se/fsmmal/chdk2.html

(Note that S2 IS camera files are available there but at this time I don't think
they support the USB cable-release function. The author included them for the
extended features he created, like the LED and other enhanced uBASIC commands
for CHDK scripts.)

To learn how to use these files see: http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

You can now do anything with just your P&S camera that could only be done before
by tethering your camera to a laptop or desktop computer running remote-capture
software. Just build a simple button-battery+switch to plug into any USB
extension cable. CHDK also includes elaborate intervalometer sequences (and
more) and also includes motion detection triggering for still-frame AND video
modes--which isn't even an option in Canon's remote-capture software.
Motion-detection triggering for still-frames is only available in the better
3rd-party "Cam4You Remote" software.

CHDK's motion-detection routine is even fast enough for lightning photographs
using just your unattended camera (see links on main CHDK page about lightning
photography). The lightning's pre-strike leader triggering the camera's shutter
in time to capture the main lightning-bolt. No need to buy many-hundred-dollar
bulky lightning-detection devices that were once only available to D/SLRs. It's
already built into your compact, portable, and inexpensive P&S camera, with
CHDK.

Previous announcement regarding the USB Cable-Release function included below:




On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 18:59:40 GMT, KevenGaston wrote:

One of the people working on CHDK has managed to port the code from an A710
build, where someone found a way to apply 3V to the USB's normal 5V cable pins
to trigger a CHDK script command. Something that they thought nobody would ever
be able to do since Canon started to cripple all their P&S cameras from having a
cable-release option. Part of Canon's "let's find ways to force people to buy
DSLRs" marketing campaign.


See these pages for photos on how to build a super simple USB remote-cable
release: http://ewavr.nm.ru/chdk/remote.htm

It can be fitted into any USB cable plug and attached to the end of any USB
extension cable when needed. One small switch, one little button battery, it
doesn't get simpler than that.

Here's the link for the binaries and source code for the A710 IS version if
needed http://ewavr.nm.ru/chdk/


Here's the page for the new S3 IS version!

http://hem.passagen.se/fsmmal/chdk2.html

Now you are able to remote trigger your S3 IS camera by any device you can think
of. Just apply a small 3volt button battery current to the normal 5volt pins on
the USB cable. The same signal that tells the camera to switch to download mode
has now been rerouted to a CHDK script command. Use any devices you can think
of, IR remote controls, RF remote controls, light-triggers, any simple
electronic switching circuit in existence!

Just run this simple CHDK script, or insert this simple routine in any of your
own more elaborate specialized scripts to detect whenever 3volts are applied to
the USB cable pins. Just plugging your camera into your computer will trigger
your camera to take a photo, as that applies 5V to the pins, a simple way to
test if it's working.

@title Remote button
:loop
wait_click 1
is_key k "remote"
if k=1 then shoot
goto "loop"
end



S3 IS + CHDK =
Remote Control (w/o computer tether)
Motion Detection, fast enough to take lightning photos.
Extensive Intervalometer Events, with 0.1 second or greater accuracy.
User Written Scripts, HDR bracketing, automated Focus Bracketing, etc.
User Written Cropping & Framing Grids
Hi-compression Video Mode
(long list of features available at CHDK Wiki pages
http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK )

Just when you thought it couldn't get better it happens again!

This is like getting a new camera every week, for FREE!

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Old October 13th 07, 10:53 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
KevenGaston
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Default CHDK for Canon Cameras now has its own dedicated Wikia Site

CHDK has now grown to deserving its own dedicated Wikia. Please refer any
newcomers to the new homepage:

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page


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Old October 14th 07, 12:18 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
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Default CHDK for Canon Cameras now has its own dedicated Wikia Site

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 21:53:53 GMT, KevenGaston wrote:

CHDK has now grown to deserving its own dedicated Wikia. Please
refer any newcomers to the new homepage:


Due to the bogus email addresses used by the hordes of sock
puppets (examples: , ,
, , etc.) one might
have assumed that you wouldn't attempt to spam this newsgroup with
notices relating to your software. Might. But we know better,
Biddy.

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Old October 14th 07, 01:01 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
Garison o`keeF
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Default CHDK for Canon Cameras now has its own dedicated Wikia Site

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:18:25 -0400, ASAAR wrote:

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 21:53:53 GMT, KevenGaston wrote:

CHDK has now grown to deserving its own dedicated Wikia. Please
refer any newcomers to the new homepage:


Due to the bogus email addresses used by the hordes of sock
puppets (examples: , ,
,
, etc.) one might
have assumed that you wouldn't attempt to spam this newsgroup with
notices relating to your software. Might. But we know better,
Biddy.



Usenet Trolls with no lives, no valuable information, nor informative opinions
about anything often invent a purpose for themselves. Some do it by comparing
ASCII strings in post headers because that's something they can do. It's a
challenge for them, one they know they can do. Even though it often taxes the
very limits of their abilities. Like playing with their favorite "Where's Waldo"
book which still leaves them befuddled at times. No doubt ripping out and
throwing away any pages that reveal their limitations to themselves. They can
tell the difference between an A or an E in post headers as they sing along to
the tune of "One of these things in not like the other, one of these things just
doesn't belong," while Sesame Street on PBS is playing in the background.

Unfortunately, this being the limits of their ability to reason and think leaves
Usenet trolls like Assaar erroneously ass-uming that everyone online is a
sock-puppet. Anyone posting from the same news-feed is a potential member of
that group in their minds. If all of those posters disagree with Assaar's
blatant stupidity then they must all be the same person posting as sock-puppets.
He has proof from that. That's all the proof he needs. This is all that he has
going for him in life so nobody mentions it, out of pity for him. That's as
creative and intelligent as he'll ever be. If Usenet was the Special Olympics
Assaar would be sure to be awarded a bright shiny honorable-mention like every
other participant. Then he could feel good about his asstounding, but wrong,
accomplishments. A good thing that news readers have a kill-filter in them. He
can rip out pages/participants from his "Where's Waldo" level of mental activity
while reading posts. He won't have to be faced with the ego-shattering proof
that he's wrong, again, and again, and again.

Trolls like Assaar never once stop to realize that the brighter people on Usenet
change their names continuously to evade the resident trolls in any newsgroup.
It's the only way to avoid them. Once you get one stuck to the bottom of your
shoe just change your name again. Just like changing email addresses to dump the
useless spam. It's that simple. The only drawback is that this leaves the few,
much more stupid resident trolls now thinking they are all sock-puppets of each
other.

They're not even bright enough to figure that out, even when you tell them. :-)

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Old October 14th 07, 08:16 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
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Default Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable

On Oct 14, 5:13 am, KevenGaston wrote:
More cameras originally crippled..
You can now do anything with just your P&S camera...
CHDK's motion-detection routine is even fast enough for lightning photographs...
Something that they thought nobody would ever be able to do...
Part of Canon's "let's find ways to force people to buy
DSLRs" marketing campaign....
it doesn't get simpler than that....
Here's the page for the new S3 IS version!
any simple electronic switching circuit in existence!
a simple way to test if it's (sic) working.
just when you thought it couldn't get better it happens again!

This is like getting a new camera every week, for FREE!


The superlatives, grammar errors and rantings of a ******.

If this thing was promoted by anyone with credibility, I might have
given it a try.

I pity whoever wrote CHDK, because this turkey of a thousand
identities is going to sink it single-handed.
(well, it's just the one hand in all those socks....)

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Old October 14th 07, 10:24 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
chester_helmsworth
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Default Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable

On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 00:16:19 -0700, wrote:

On Oct 14, 5:13 am, KevenGaston wrote:
More cameras originally crippled..
You can now do anything with just your P&S camera...
CHDK's motion-detection routine is even fast enough for lightning photographs...
Something that they thought nobody would ever be able to do...
Part of Canon's "let's find ways to force people to buy
DSLRs" marketing campaign....
it doesn't get simpler than that....
Here's the page for the new S3 IS version!
any simple electronic switching circuit in existence!
a simple way to test if it's (sic) working.
just when you thought it couldn't get better it happens again!

This is like getting a new camera every week, for FREE!


The superlatives, grammar errors and rantings of a ******.

If this thing was promoted by anyone with credibility, I might have
given it a try.

I pity whoever wrote CHDK, because this turkey of a thousand
identities is going to sink it single-handed.
(well, it's just the one hand in all those socks....)


Ah, the power of the written word. Being able to self-filter out those that
don't deserve something as nice as CHDK. It's wonderful how much power that
written words can have over others stupidity! LOL!

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Old October 14th 07, 11:18 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
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Default Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable

On Oct 14, 7:24 pm, chester_helmsworth wrote:
(nothing of substance)

Oh, hi, "Chester". New here, are you?

Do you realise how GUTLESS you look, with all these socks?

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Old October 14th 07, 11:35 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
trenton banks
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Default Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable

On 14 Oct 2007 03:18:09 -0700, wrote:

On Oct 14, 7:24 pm, chester_helmsworth wrote:
(nothing of substance)

Oh, hi, "Chester". New here, are you?

Do you realise how GUTLESS you look, with all these socks?


OH LOOK! A usenet troll that can't get attention any other way! How rare!

LOL

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Old October 14th 07, 10:54 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
Doug Jewell[_2_]
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Default Canon A610/20/30/40, A710, S3 IS + CHDK = Remote Cable Release Via USB Cable



wrote in message
ups.com...
On Oct 14, 5:13 am, KevenGaston wrote:
More cameras originally crippled..
You can now do anything with just your P&S camera...
CHDK's motion-detection routine is even fast enough for lightning
photographs...
Something that they thought nobody would ever be able to do...
Part of Canon's "let's find ways to force people to buy
DSLRs" marketing campaign....
it doesn't get simpler than that....
Here's the page for the new S3 IS version!
any simple electronic switching circuit in existence!
a simple way to test if it's (sic) working.
just when you thought it couldn't get better it happens again!

This is like getting a new camera every week, for FREE!


The superlatives, grammar errors and rantings of a ******.

If this thing was promoted by anyone with credibility, I might have
given it a try.

I pity whoever wrote CHDK, because this turkey of a thousand
identities is going to sink it single-handed.
(well, it's just the one hand in all those socks....)

Funny, I didn't read it like that (well yes some of the statements are a
wank, but I ignored that to get to the real meat of the matter). I read it
as someone offering something FREE that will be of benefit to owners of the
relevant cameras. Admittedly it is off-topic in r.p.d.slr-systems, since the
cameras in question are all P&S but it is a useful tool none-the-less. I
didn't know of it's existence prior to this post, and when I investigated, I
discovered that CHDK would breath new life into my S2IS. Doesn't look like I
can use the remote release, but I can benefit from RAW (my main gripe with
the S2IS is it's propensity to clip highlights - yesterday's play revealed
there is a lot in the RAW that doesn't make it to JPG). I will also benefit
from things like improvements to timed exposures. I don't use the S2IS much
anymore - mainly use my DSLR, but the S2IS is handy because of it's small
size, and it does very good video, so I occasionally take it instead of the
SLR. Having improved capabilities is a big plus, so I'm saying thankyou to
the OP, not sledging him.

 




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