NEW CHDK Features for Canon Powershot Cameras, CHDK Build #144 and Later

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by HokusPokus, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. HokusPokus

    HokusPokus Guest

    If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:

    A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    A630, Fw: 1.00C
    A640, Fw: 1.00B
    A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A

    And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ

    Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?

    A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    functionality:

    Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+ BILLION
    colors)
    Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel, in color)
    Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits & colors from
    zebra options menu)
    DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery limit alert in
    battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
    File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file selection too.
    Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on vacation, or keep
    reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD card.
    Perpetual Calendar
    Some fun tools and games

    And much much more.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    New Features Added This Month:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download any of the
    user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for 8"x10" prints
    or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to wide-screen. Or even a
    novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that part of your
    subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking your shots. Or
    overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes golden-triangle ratios
    in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds" approximation
    that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the pre-written color
    choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make your own
    grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu options and
    select new colors during your photo session.

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and you can't
    override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or less)? Now you
    can do something about it:

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its advertised
    speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the Debug Menu
    Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a true test of
    the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port, benchmark
    software, or card-reader.

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter speeds! This
    works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have to wait
    between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter speed takes
    16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual 33-seconds
    with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your camera in
    high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script and have
    your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time. Fantastic for
    lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply dark-frame-subtraction
    manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the camera's
    automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing actual
    photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures that last all
    night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just a series of
    dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse movie of aurora
    slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.

    Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned to live with
    them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL shutter speeds!
    Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for JPG or JPG +
    RAW.

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically control your
    camera:

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is optional)

    is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    to variable x; for timeout checking
    "no_key" is used as button name)

    Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including changing camera
    parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait for your
    input before going onto the next task.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom

    syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)

    range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)

    syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5 (slow) to
    100 (fast))

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)

    x = 0 to 65535

    Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in millimeter
    precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it printed to your
    EVF display.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    set_iso x, get_iso x

    -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    0 = Auto ISO
    1 = 50 (80)
    2 = 100
    3 = 200
    4 = 400
    5 = 800

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.

    uBASIC code like:

    if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...

    are now allowed.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    The new "print_screen" command.

    Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to text files on
    your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values during any
    photo session to a text file.

    Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also written to file
    '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.

    First call is either,

    print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file was there
    already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not removed.

    print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT". The new text
    overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .

    print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file number
    cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then the text is
    written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".

    The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.

    'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1 turns it back
    on.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    And so much more!

    http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
     
    HokusPokus, Jul 15, 2007
    #1
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  2. HokusPokus

    New2_S3 Guest

    On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:15:11 -0500, HokusPokus <> wrote:

    >If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >
    >A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    >A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >
    >And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >
    >Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >
    >A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    > functionality:
    >
    > Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+ BILLION
    > colors)
    > Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel, in color)
    > Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits & colors from
    > zebra options menu)
    > DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    > Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    > Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery limit alert in
    > battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    > Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
    > File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file selection too.
    > Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on vacation, or keep
    > reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD card.
    > Perpetual Calendar
    > Some fun tools and games
    >
    >And much much more.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Features Added This Month:
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download any of the
    >user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for 8"x10" prints
    >or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to wide-screen. Or even a
    >novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that part of your
    >subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking your shots. Or
    >overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes golden-triangle ratios
    >in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds" approximation
    >that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the pre-written color
    >choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make your own
    >grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu options and
    >select new colors during your photo session.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and you can't
    >override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or less)? Now you
    >can do something about it:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its advertised
    >speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the Debug Menu
    >Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a true test of
    >the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port, benchmark
    >software, or card-reader.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter speeds! This
    >works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have to wait
    >between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter speed takes
    >16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual 33-seconds
    >with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your camera in
    >high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script and have
    >your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time. Fantastic for
    >lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply dark-frame-subtraction
    >manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the camera's
    >automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing actual
    >photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures that last all
    >night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just a series of
    >dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse movie of aurora
    >slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >
    >Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned to live with
    >them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL shutter speeds!
    >Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for JPG or JPG +
    >RAW.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu




    WOW!!!! NICE!!!!

    Thanks for posting this!


    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically control your
    >camera:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is optional)
    >
    >is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    > "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    > to variable x; for timeout checking
    > "no_key" is used as button name)
    >
    >Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including changing camera
    >parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait for your
    >input before going onto the next task.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >
    >syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    > set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    > get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >
    >range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    > S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >
    >syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5 (slow) to
    >100 (fast))
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >
    >x = 0 to 65535
    >
    >Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in millimeter
    >precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it printed to your
    >EVF display.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_iso x, get_iso x
    >
    > -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    > 0 = Auto ISO
    > 1 = 50 (80)
    > 2 = 100
    > 3 = 200
    > 4 = 400
    > 5 = 800
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >
    >uBASIC code like:
    >
    >if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >
    >are now allowed.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >The new "print_screen" command.
    >
    >Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to text files on
    >your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values during any
    >photo session to a text file.
    >
    >Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also written to file
    >'/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >
    >First call is either,
    >
    >print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file was there
    >already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not removed.
    >
    >print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT". The new text
    >overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >
    >print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file number
    >cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then the text is
    >written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >
    >The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >"A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >
    >'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1 turns it back
    >on.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >And so much more!
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
     
    New2_S3, Jul 16, 2007
    #2
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  3. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:30:06 GMT, New2_S3 wrote:

    >> If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>
    >> A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >> A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    >> A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >> A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >> A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >> S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >> S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A

    > . . .
    >
    > WOW!!!! NICE!!!!
    >
    > Thanks for posting this!


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    > Yet another ersatz krelboyne has been added to the newly revised
    >
    > **** CHDK / Photoline 32 / anti-DSLR Sock Puppet Troll List ****
    >
    > Baumbadier, Brad M, CharleiD, , FrankLM,
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    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
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  4. HokusPokus

    Brad M Guest

    Thanks for posting!

    "New2_S3" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:15:11 -0500, HokusPokus
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>
    >>A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >>A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F
    >>first )
    >>A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >>A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >>A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >>S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>
    >>And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>
    >>Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>
    >>A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    >> functionality:
    >>
    >> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    >> BILLION
    >> colors)
    >> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB
    >> channel, in color)
    >> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits &
    >> colors from
    >> zebra options menu)
    >> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    >> limit alert in
    >> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer
    >> and more)
    >> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file
    >> selection too.
    >> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    >> vacation, or keep
    >> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD
    >> card.
    >> Perpetual Calendar
    >> Some fun tools and games
    >>
    >>And much much more.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>New Features Added This Month:
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download
    >>any of the
    >>user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for
    >>8"x10" prints
    >>or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    >>wide-screen. Or even a
    >>novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that
    >>part of your
    >>subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking
    >>your shots. Or
    >>overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    >>golden-triangle ratios
    >>in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    >>approximation
    >>that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    >>pre-written color
    >>choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make
    >>your own
    >>grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu
    >>options and
    >>select new colors during your photo session.
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and
    >>you can't
    >>override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or
    >>less)? Now you
    >>can do something about it:
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its
    >>advertised
    >>speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the
    >>Debug Menu
    >>Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a
    >>true test of
    >>the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    >>benchmark
    >>software, or card-reader.
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter
    >>speeds! This
    >>works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have
    >>to wait
    >>between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter
    >>speed takes
    >>16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual
    >>33-seconds
    >>with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your
    >>camera in
    >>high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script
    >>and have
    >>your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time.
    >>Fantastic for
    >>lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    >>dark-frame-subtraction
    >>manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the
    >>camera's
    >>automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing
    >>actual
    >>photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures
    >>that last all
    >>night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just
    >>a series of
    >>dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse
    >>movie of aurora
    >>slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>
    >>Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned
    >>to live with
    >>them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    >>shutter speeds!
    >>Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for
    >>JPG or JPG +
    >>RAW.
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu

    >
    >
    >
    > WOW!!!! NICE!!!!
    >
    > Thanks for posting this!
    >
    >
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically
    >>control your
    >>camera:
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    >>optional)
    >>
    >>is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>
    >>Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including
    >>changing camera
    >>parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait
    >>for your
    >>input before going onto the next task.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>
    >>syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>
    >>range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>
    >>syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5
    >>(slow) to
    >>100 (fast))
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>
    >>x = 0 to 65535
    >>
    >>Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in
    >>millimeter
    >>precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    >>printed to your
    >>EVF display.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>
    >> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >> 0 = Auto ISO
    >> 1 = 50 (80)
    >> 2 = 100
    >> 3 = 200
    >> 4 = 400
    >> 5 = 800
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>
    >>uBASIC code like:
    >>
    >>if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>
    >>are now allowed.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>The new "print_screen" command.
    >>
    >>Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to
    >>text files on
    >>your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values
    >>during any
    >>photo session to a text file.
    >>
    >>Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    >>written to file
    >>'/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>
    >>First call is either,
    >>
    >>print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file
    >>was there
    >>already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not
    >>removed.
    >>
    >>print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    >>The new text
    >>overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>
    >>print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file
    >>number
    >>cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then
    >>the text is
    >>written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>
    >>The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >>"A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >>
    >>'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1
    >>turns it back
    >>on.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>And so much more!
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
     
    Brad M, Jul 16, 2007
    #4
  5. HokusPokus

    BaumBadier Guest

    I agree with the others, thanks for posting this!

    (don't worry, I read the other threads and learned to put that ASSARE troll in
    my troll-filter)

    On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:15:11 -0500, HokusPokus <> wrote:

    >If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >
    >A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    >A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >
    >And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >
    >Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >
    >A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    > functionality:
    >
    > Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+ BILLION
    > colors)
    > Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel, in color)
    > Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits & colors from
    > zebra options menu)
    > DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    > Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    > Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery limit alert in
    > battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    > Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
    > File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file selection too.
    > Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on vacation, or keep
    > reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD card.
    > Perpetual Calendar
    > Some fun tools and games
    >
    >And much much more.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Features Added This Month:
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download any of the
    >user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for 8"x10" prints
    >or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to wide-screen. Or even a
    >novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that part of your
    >subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking your shots. Or
    >overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes golden-triangle ratios
    >in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds" approximation
    >that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the pre-written color
    >choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make your own
    >grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu options and
    >select new colors during your photo session.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and you can't
    >override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or less)? Now you
    >can do something about it:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its advertised
    >speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the Debug Menu
    >Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a true test of
    >the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port, benchmark
    >software, or card-reader.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter speeds! This
    >works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have to wait
    >between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter speed takes
    >16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual 33-seconds
    >with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your camera in
    >high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script and have
    >your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time. Fantastic for
    >lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply dark-frame-subtraction
    >manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the camera's
    >automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing actual
    >photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures that last all
    >night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just a series of
    >dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse movie of aurora
    >slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >
    >Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned to live with
    >them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL shutter speeds!
    >Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for JPG or JPG +
    >RAW.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically control your
    >camera:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is optional)
    >
    >is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    > "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    > to variable x; for timeout checking
    > "no_key" is used as button name)
    >
    >Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including changing camera
    >parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait for your
    >input before going onto the next task.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >
    >syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    > set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    > get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >
    >range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    > S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >
    >syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5 (slow) to
    >100 (fast))
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >
    >x = 0 to 65535
    >
    >Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in millimeter
    >precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it printed to your
    >EVF display.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_iso x, get_iso x
    >
    > -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    > 0 = Auto ISO
    > 1 = 50 (80)
    > 2 = 100
    > 3 = 200
    > 4 = 400
    > 5 = 800
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >
    >uBASIC code like:
    >
    >if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >
    >are now allowed.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >The new "print_screen" command.
    >
    >Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to text files on
    >your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values during any
    >photo session to a text file.
    >
    >Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also written to file
    >'/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >
    >First call is either,
    >
    >print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file was there
    >already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not removed.
    >
    >print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT". The new text
    >overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >
    >print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file number
    >cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then the text is
    >written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >
    >The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >"A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >
    >'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1 turns it back
    >on.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >And so much more!
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
     
    BaumBadier, Jul 16, 2007
    #5
  6. HokusPokus

    Lurk Guest

    "HokusPokus" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >
    > A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    > A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F
    > first )
    > A630, Fw: 1.00C
    > A640, Fw: 1.00B
    > A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    > S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    > S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >
    > And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >
    > Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >
    > A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    > functionality:
    >
    > Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    > BILLION
    > colors)
    > Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel,
    > in color)
    > Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits &
    > colors from
    > zebra options menu)
    > DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    > Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    > Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    > limit alert in
    > battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    > Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer
    > and more)
    > File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file
    > selection too.
    > Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    > vacation, or keep
    > reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD
    > card.
    > Perpetual Calendar
    > Some fun tools and games
    >
    > And much much more.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > New Features Added This Month:
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download
    > any of the
    > user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for
    > 8"x10" prints
    > or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    > wide-screen. Or even a
    > novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that
    > part of your
    > subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking
    > your shots. Or
    > overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    > golden-triangle ratios
    > in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    > approximation
    > that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    > pre-written color
    > choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make
    > your own
    > grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu
    > options and
    > select new colors during your photo session.
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and
    > you can't
    > override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or
    > less)? Now you
    > can do something about it:
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its
    > advertised
    > speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the
    > Debug Menu
    > Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a
    > true test of
    > the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    > benchmark
    > software, or card-reader.
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter
    > speeds! This
    > works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have
    > to wait
    > between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter
    > speed takes
    > 16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual
    > 33-seconds
    > with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your
    > camera in
    > high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script
    > and have
    > your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time.
    > Fantastic for
    > lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    > dark-frame-subtraction
    > manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the
    > camera's
    > automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing
    > actual
    > photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures
    > that last all
    > night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just
    > a series of
    > dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse
    > movie of aurora
    > slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >
    > Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned
    > to live with
    > them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    > shutter speeds!
    > Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for
    > JPG or JPG +
    > RAW.
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically
    > control your
    > camera:
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    > optional)
    >
    > is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    > "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    > to variable x; for timeout checking
    > "no_key" is used as button name)
    >
    > Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including
    > changing camera
    > parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait
    > for your
    > input before going onto the next task.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >
    > syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    > set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    > get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >
    > range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    > S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >
    > syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5
    > (slow) to
    > 100 (fast))
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >
    > x = 0 to 65535
    >
    > Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in
    > millimeter
    > precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    > printed to your
    > EVF display.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > set_iso x, get_iso x
    >
    > -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    > 0 = Auto ISO
    > 1 = 50 (80)
    > 2 = 100
    > 3 = 200
    > 4 = 400
    > 5 = 800
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >
    > uBASIC code like:
    >
    > if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >
    > are now allowed.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > The new "print_screen" command.
    >
    > Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to
    > text files on
    > your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values
    > during any
    > photo session to a text file.
    >
    > Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    > written to file
    > '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >
    > First call is either,
    >
    > print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file
    > was there
    > already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not
    > removed.
    >
    > print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    > The new text
    > overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >
    > print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file
    > number
    > cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then
    > the text is
    > written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >
    > The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    > "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >
    > 'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1
    > turns it back
    > on.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > And so much more!
    >
    > http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
    >



    GREAT! Thanks!
     
    Lurk, Jul 16, 2007
    #6
  7. HokusPokus

    Soujourner Guest

    Amazing stuff. Thanks for the info!

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:30:06 GMT, New2_S3 <> wrote:

    >On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:15:11 -0500, HokusPokus <> wrote:
    >
    >>If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>
    >>A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >>A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    >>A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >>A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >>A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >>S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>
    >>And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>
    >>Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>
    >>A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    >> functionality:
    >>
    >> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+ BILLION
    >> colors)
    >> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel, in color)
    >> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits & colors from
    >> zebra options menu)
    >> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery limit alert in
    >> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
    >> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file selection too.
    >> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on vacation, or keep
    >> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD card.
    >> Perpetual Calendar
    >> Some fun tools and games
    >>
    >>And much much more.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>New Features Added This Month:
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download any of the
    >>user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for 8"x10" prints
    >>or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to wide-screen. Or even a
    >>novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that part of your
    >>subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking your shots. Or
    >>overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes golden-triangle ratios
    >>in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds" approximation
    >>that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the pre-written color
    >>choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make your own
    >>grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu options and
    >>select new colors during your photo session.
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and you can't
    >>override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or less)? Now you
    >>can do something about it:
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its advertised
    >>speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the Debug Menu
    >>Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a true test of
    >>the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port, benchmark
    >>software, or card-reader.
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter speeds! This
    >>works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have to wait
    >>between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter speed takes
    >>16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual 33-seconds
    >>with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your camera in
    >>high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script and have
    >>your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time. Fantastic for
    >>lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply dark-frame-subtraction
    >>manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the camera's
    >>automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing actual
    >>photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures that last all
    >>night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just a series of
    >>dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse movie of aurora
    >>slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>
    >>Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned to live with
    >>them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL shutter speeds!
    >>Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for JPG or JPG +
    >>RAW.
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu

    >
    >
    >
    >WOW!!!! NICE!!!!
    >
    >Thanks for posting this!
    >
    >
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically control your
    >>camera:
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is optional)
    >>
    >>is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>
    >>Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including changing camera
    >>parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait for your
    >>input before going onto the next task.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>
    >>syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>
    >>range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>
    >>syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5 (slow) to
    >>100 (fast))
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>
    >>x = 0 to 65535
    >>
    >>Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in millimeter
    >>precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it printed to your
    >>EVF display.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>
    >> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >> 0 = Auto ISO
    >> 1 = 50 (80)
    >> 2 = 100
    >> 3 = 200
    >> 4 = 400
    >> 5 = 800
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>
    >>uBASIC code like:
    >>
    >>if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>
    >>are now allowed.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>The new "print_screen" command.
    >>
    >>Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to text files on
    >>your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values during any
    >>photo session to a text file.
    >>
    >>Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also written to file
    >>'/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>
    >>First call is either,
    >>
    >>print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file was there
    >>already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not removed.
    >>
    >>print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT". The new text
    >>overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>
    >>print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file number
    >>cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then the text is
    >>written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>
    >>The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >>"A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >>
    >>'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1 turns it back
    >>on.
    >>
    >>----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>And so much more!
    >>
    >>http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
     
    Soujourner, Jul 16, 2007
    #7
  8. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:31:58 -0500, BaumBadier wrote:

    > I agree with the others, thanks for posting this!
    >
    > (don't worry, I read the other threads and learned to put
    > that ASSARE troll in my troll-filter)


    Hmm, this seems to indicate that your filter isn't very effective.
    But if true, it's a shame that such a SelfImporantName as yourself
    won't see :

    > The new ersatz krelboynes just added to the newly revised
    >
    > **** CHDK / Photoline 32 / anti-DSLR Sock Puppet Troll List ****
    >
    > Baumbadier, Brad M, CharleiD, , FrankLM,
    > GilfordBrimly, GoKiting, HokusPokus, JoeBS, Lurk, New2_S3,
    > , RockyZ, SayWhat, SelfImporantName,
    > SelfImportantName, Soujourner, spamless, TryinToHelp,
    > WillyWonka and X-Man.
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #8
  9. HokusPokus

    DOCJohnson Guest

    On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:15:11 -0500, HokusPokus <> wrote:

    >If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >
    >A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    >A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >
    >And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >
    >Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >
    >A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    > functionality:
    >
    > Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+ BILLION
    > colors)
    > Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel, in color)
    > Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits & colors from
    > zebra options menu)
    > DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    > Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    > Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery limit alert in
    > battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    > Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
    > File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file selection too.
    > Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on vacation, or keep
    > reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD card.
    > Perpetual Calendar
    > Some fun tools and games
    >
    >And much much more.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Features Added This Month:
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download any of the
    >user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for 8"x10" prints
    >or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to wide-screen. Or even a
    >novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that part of your
    >subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking your shots. Or
    >overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes golden-triangle ratios
    >in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds" approximation
    >that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the pre-written color
    >choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make your own
    >grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu options and
    >select new colors during your photo session.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and you can't
    >override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or less)? Now you
    >can do something about it:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its advertised
    >speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the Debug Menu
    >Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a true test of
    >the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port, benchmark
    >software, or card-reader.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter speeds! This
    >works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have to wait
    >between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter speed takes
    >16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual 33-seconds
    >with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your camera in
    >high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script and have
    >your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time. Fantastic for
    >lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply dark-frame-subtraction
    >manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the camera's
    >automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing actual
    >photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures that last all
    >night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just a series of
    >dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse movie of aurora
    >slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >
    >Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned to live with
    >them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL shutter speeds!
    >Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for JPG or JPG +
    >RAW.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >


    I doubt I'll use all that scripting stuff, but this is really going to be nice!
     
    DOCJohnson, Jul 16, 2007
    #9
  10. HokusPokus

    NameHere Guest

    Do you know if this is going to be made for any other Digic II cameras?


    On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 08:15:11 -0500, HokusPokus <> wrote:

    >If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >
    >A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F first )
    >A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >
    >And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >
    >Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >
    >A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    > functionality:
    >
    > Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+ BILLION
    > colors)
    > Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel, in color)
    > Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits & colors from
    > zebra options menu)
    > DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    > Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    > Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery limit alert in
    > battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    > Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
    > File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file selection too.
    > Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on vacation, or keep
    > reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD card.
    > Perpetual Calendar
    > Some fun tools and games
    >
    >And much much more.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Features Added This Month:
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download any of the
    >user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for 8"x10" prints
    >or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to wide-screen. Or even a
    >novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that part of your
    >subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking your shots. Or
    >overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes golden-triangle ratios
    >in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds" approximation
    >that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the pre-written color
    >choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make your own
    >grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu options and
    >select new colors during your photo session.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and you can't
    >override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or less)? Now you
    >can do something about it:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its advertised
    >speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the Debug Menu
    >Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a true test of
    >the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port, benchmark
    >software, or card-reader.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter speeds! This
    >works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have to wait
    >between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter speed takes
    >16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual 33-seconds
    >with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your camera in
    >high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script and have
    >your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time. Fantastic for
    >lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply dark-frame-subtraction
    >manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the camera's
    >automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing actual
    >photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures that last all
    >night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just a series of
    >dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse movie of aurora
    >slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >
    >Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned to live with
    >them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL shutter speeds!
    >Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for JPG or JPG +
    >RAW.
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically control your
    >camera:
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is optional)
    >
    >is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    > "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    > to variable x; for timeout checking
    > "no_key" is used as button name)
    >
    >Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including changing camera
    >parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait for your
    >input before going onto the next task.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >
    >syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    > set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    > get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >
    >range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    > S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >
    >syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5 (slow) to
    >100 (fast))
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >
    >x = 0 to 65535
    >
    >Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in millimeter
    >precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it printed to your
    >EVF display.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >set_iso x, get_iso x
    >
    > -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    > 0 = Auto ISO
    > 1 = 50 (80)
    > 2 = 100
    > 3 = 200
    > 4 = 400
    > 5 = 800
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >
    >uBASIC code like:
    >
    >if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >
    >are now allowed.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >The new "print_screen" command.
    >
    >Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to text files on
    >your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values during any
    >photo session to a text file.
    >
    >Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also written to file
    >'/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >
    >First call is either,
    >
    >print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file was there
    >already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not removed.
    >
    >print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT". The new text
    >overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >
    >print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file number
    >cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then the text is
    >written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >
    >The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >"A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >
    >'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1 turns it back
    >on.
    >
    >----------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >And so much more!
    >
    >http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
     
    NameHere, Jul 16, 2007
    #10
  11. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:26:32 -0500, DOCJohnson wrote:

    > I doubt I'll use all that scripting stuff, but this is really going to be nice!


    But what isn't nice, at least from your standpoint is that almost
    all of the replies in this thread are from you and your sock puppet
    troll pseudo siblings. Your attempt to stimulate interest by
    creating fake praise from several new sock puppet troll clones
    doesn't seem to be working. Maybe you need create a few more.
    Yeah, that's the ticket. And if you do, they'll be just as quickly
    added to latest version of the :

    > **** CHDK / Photoline 32 / anti-DSLR Sock Puppet Troll List ****
    >
    > Baumbadier, Brad M, CharleiD, DOCJohnson, ,
    > FrankLM, GilfordBrimly, GoKiting, HokusPokus, JoeBS, Lurk,
    > NameHere, New2_S3, , RockyZ, SayWhat,
    > SelfImporantName, SelfImportantName, Soujourner, spamless,
    > TryinToHelp, WillyWonka and X-Man.
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #11
  12. HokusPokus

    ASSARE Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:37:10 GMT, "Lurk" <> wrote:

    >
    >"HokusPokus" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>
    >> A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >> A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to 1.00F
    >> first )
    >> A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >> A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >> A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >> S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for 1.00G)
    >> S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>
    >> And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>
    >> Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>
    >> A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    >> functionality:
    >>
    >> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    >> BILLION
    >> colors)
    >> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel,
    >> in color)
    >> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits &
    >> colors from
    >> zebra options menu)
    >> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    >> limit alert in
    >> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer
    >> and more)
    >> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file
    >> selection too.
    >> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    >> vacation, or keep
    >> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD
    >> card.
    >> Perpetual Calendar
    >> Some fun tools and games
    >>
    >> And much much more.
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> New Features Added This Month:
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition. Download
    >> any of the
    >> user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for
    >> 8"x10" prints
    >> or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    >> wide-screen. Or even a
    >> novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that
    >> part of your
    >> subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking
    >> your shots. Or
    >> overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    >> golden-triangle ratios
    >> in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    >> approximation
    >> that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    >> pre-written color
    >> choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make
    >> your own
    >> grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids menu
    >> options and
    >> select new colors during your photo session.
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and
    >> you can't
    >> override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or
    >> less)? Now you
    >> can do something about it:
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its
    >> advertised
    >> speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the
    >> Debug Menu
    >> Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a
    >> true test of
    >> the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    >> benchmark
    >> software, or card-reader.
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL shutter
    >> speeds! This
    >> works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you have
    >> to wait
    >> between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter
    >> speed takes
    >> 16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual
    >> 33-seconds
    >> with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your
    >> camera in
    >> high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK script
    >> and have
    >> your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time.
    >> Fantastic for
    >> lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    >> dark-frame-subtraction
    >> manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the
    >> camera's
    >> automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing
    >> actual
    >> photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures
    >> that last all
    >> night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be just
    >> a series of
    >> dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse
    >> movie of aurora
    >> slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>
    >> Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned
    >> to live with
    >> them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    >> shutter speeds!
    >> Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed for
    >> JPG or JPG +
    >> RAW.
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to automatically
    >> control your
    >> camera:
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    >> optional)
    >>
    >> is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>
    >> Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including
    >> changing camera
    >> parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait
    >> for your
    >> input before going onto the next task.
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>
    >> syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>
    >> range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>
    >> syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom, 5
    >> (slow) to
    >> 100 (fast))
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>
    >> x = 0 to 65535
    >>
    >> Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate in
    >> millimeter
    >> precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    >> printed to your
    >> EVF display.
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>
    >> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >> 0 = Auto ISO
    >> 1 = 50 (80)
    >> 2 = 100
    >> 3 = 200
    >> 4 = 400
    >> 5 = 800
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>
    >> uBASIC code like:
    >>
    >> if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>
    >> are now allowed.
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> The new "print_screen" command.
    >>
    >> Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to
    >> text files on
    >> your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values
    >> during any
    >> photo session to a text file.
    >>
    >> Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    >> written to file
    >> '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>
    >> First call is either,
    >>
    >> print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file
    >> was there
    >> already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not
    >> removed.
    >>
    >> print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    >> The new text
    >> overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>
    >> print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The file
    >> number
    >> cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then
    >> the text is
    >> written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>
    >> The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >> "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >>
    >> 'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1
    >> turns it back
    >> on.
    >>
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> And so much more!
    >>
    >> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
    >>

    >
    >
    >GREAT! Thanks!
    >
    >


    Good thing that ASSARE is taking such an interest in this thread. The more he
    posts the more replies it gets!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!
     
    ASSARE, Jul 16, 2007
    #12
  13. HokusPokus

    CoolGuy Guest

    "ASSARE" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:37:10 GMT, "Lurk" <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"HokusPokus" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>> If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>>
    >>> A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >>> A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to
    >>> 1.00F
    >>> first )
    >>> A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >>> A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >>> A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>> S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for
    >>> 1.00G)
    >>> S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>
    >>> And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>>
    >>> Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>>
    >>> A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the following
    >>> functionality:
    >>>
    >>> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    >>> BILLION
    >>> colors)
    >>> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB
    >>> channel,
    >>> in color)
    >>> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits &
    >>> colors from
    >>> zebra options menu)
    >>> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >>> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >>> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    >>> limit alert in
    >>> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >>> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing,
    >>> intervalometer
    >>> and more)
    >>> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file
    >>> selection too.
    >>> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    >>> vacation, or keep
    >>> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD
    >>> card.
    >>> Perpetual Calendar
    >>> Some fun tools and games
    >>>
    >>> And much much more.
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> New Features Added This Month:
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition.
    >>> Download
    >>> any of the
    >>> user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for
    >>> 8"x10" prints
    >>> or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    >>> wide-screen. Or even a
    >>> novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if that
    >>> part of your
    >>> subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking
    >>> your shots. Or
    >>> overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    >>> golden-triangle ratios
    >>> in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    >>> approximation
    >>> that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    >>> pre-written color
    >>> choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make
    >>> your own
    >>> grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids
    >>> menu
    >>> options and
    >>> select new colors during your photo session.
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session and
    >>> you can't
    >>> override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or
    >>> less)? Now you
    >>> can do something about it:
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to its
    >>> advertised
    >>> speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the
    >>> Debug Menu
    >>> Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a
    >>> true test of
    >>> the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    >>> benchmark
    >>> software, or card-reader.
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL
    >>> shutter
    >>> speeds! This
    >>> works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you
    >>> have
    >>> to wait
    >>> between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second shutter
    >>> speed takes
    >>> 16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual
    >>> 33-seconds
    >>> with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your
    >>> camera in
    >>> high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK
    >>> script
    >>> and have
    >>> your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time.
    >>> Fantastic for
    >>> lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    >>> dark-frame-subtraction
    >>> manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the
    >>> camera's
    >>> automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like doing
    >>> actual
    >>> photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have exposures
    >>> that last all
    >>> night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be
    >>> just
    >>> a series of
    >>> dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse
    >>> movie of aurora
    >>> slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>>
    >>> Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just learned
    >>> to live with
    >>> them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    >>> shutter speeds!
    >>> Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed
    >>> for
    >>> JPG or JPG +
    >>> RAW.
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to
    >>> automatically
    >>> control your
    >>> camera:
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    >>> optional)
    >>>
    >>> is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >>> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >>> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >>> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>>
    >>> Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including
    >>> changing camera
    >>> parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it wait
    >>> for your
    >>> input before going onto the next task.
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>>
    >>> syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >>> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >>> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>>
    >>> range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >>> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>>
    >>> syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed zoom,
    >>> 5
    >>> (slow) to
    >>> 100 (fast))
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>>
    >>> x = 0 to 65535
    >>>
    >>> Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate
    >>> in
    >>> millimeter
    >>> precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    >>> printed to your
    >>> EVF display.
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>>
    >>> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >>> 0 = Auto ISO
    >>> 1 = 50 (80)
    >>> 2 = 100
    >>> 3 = 200
    >>> 4 = 400
    >>> 5 = 800
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>>
    >>> uBASIC code like:
    >>>
    >>> if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>>
    >>> are now allowed.
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> The new "print_screen" command.
    >>>
    >>> Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to
    >>> text files on
    >>> your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x" values
    >>> during any
    >>> photo session to a text file.
    >>>
    >>> Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    >>> written to file
    >>> '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>>
    >>> First call is either,
    >>>
    >>> print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file
    >>> was there
    >>> already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not
    >>> removed.
    >>>
    >>> print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    >>> The new text
    >>> overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>>
    >>> print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The
    >>> file
    >>> number
    >>> cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then
    >>> the text is
    >>> written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>>
    >>> The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >>> "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the counter.
    >>>
    >>> 'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1
    >>> turns it back
    >>> on.
    >>>
    >>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> And so much more!
    >>>
    >>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>GREAT! Thanks!
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Good thing that ASSARE is taking such an interest in this thread.
    > The more he
    > posts the more replies it gets!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!
    >


    Well, that's one good use for a resident-troll. Every time they go on
    and on about how much they hate something, just keep reposting it
    until they blow a gasket. They're minds are already gone! LOL!
     
    CoolGuy, Jul 16, 2007
    #13
  14. HokusPokus

    EdBancroft Guest

    "CoolGuy" <> wrote in message
    news:8ENmi.110909$...
    >
    > "ASSARE" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:37:10 GMT, "Lurk" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"HokusPokus" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:...
    >>>> If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>>>
    >>>> A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >>>> A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to
    >>>> 1.00F
    >>>> first )
    >>>> A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >>>> A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >>>> A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>> S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for
    >>>> 1.00G)
    >>>> S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>>
    >>>> And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>>>
    >>>> Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>>>
    >>>> A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the
    >>>> following
    >>>> functionality:
    >>>>
    >>>> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    >>>> BILLION
    >>>> colors)
    >>>> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB
    >>>> channel,
    >>>> in color)
    >>>> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits
    >>>> &
    >>>> colors from
    >>>> zebra options menu)
    >>>> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >>>> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >>>> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    >>>> limit alert in
    >>>> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >>>> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing,
    >>>> intervalometer
    >>>> and more)
    >>>> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file
    >>>> selection too.
    >>>> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    >>>> vacation, or keep
    >>>> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD
    >>>> card.
    >>>> Perpetual Calendar
    >>>> Some fun tools and games
    >>>>
    >>>> And much much more.
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> New Features Added This Month:
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition.
    >>>> Download
    >>>> any of the
    >>>> user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for
    >>>> 8"x10" prints
    >>>> or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    >>>> wide-screen. Or even a
    >>>> novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if
    >>>> that
    >>>> part of your
    >>>> subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking
    >>>> your shots. Or
    >>>> overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    >>>> golden-triangle ratios
    >>>> in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    >>>> approximation
    >>>> that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    >>>> pre-written color
    >>>> choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make
    >>>> your own
    >>>> grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids
    >>>> menu
    >>>> options and
    >>>> select new colors during your photo session.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session
    >>>> and
    >>>> you can't
    >>>> override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or
    >>>> less)? Now you
    >>>> can do something about it:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to
    >>>> its
    >>>> advertised
    >>>> speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the
    >>>> Debug Menu
    >>>> Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a
    >>>> true test of
    >>>> the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    >>>> benchmark
    >>>> software, or card-reader.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL
    >>>> shutter
    >>>> speeds! This
    >>>> works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you
    >>>> have
    >>>> to wait
    >>>> between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second
    >>>> shutter
    >>>> speed takes
    >>>> 16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual
    >>>> 33-seconds
    >>>> with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your
    >>>> camera in
    >>>> high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK
    >>>> script
    >>>> and have
    >>>> your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time.
    >>>> Fantastic for
    >>>> lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    >>>> dark-frame-subtraction
    >>>> manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the
    >>>> camera's
    >>>> automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like
    >>>> doing
    >>>> actual
    >>>> photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have
    >>>> exposures
    >>>> that last all
    >>>> night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be
    >>>> just
    >>>> a series of
    >>>> dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse
    >>>> movie of aurora
    >>>> slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>>>
    >>>> Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just
    >>>> learned
    >>>> to live with
    >>>> them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    >>>> shutter speeds!
    >>>> Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed
    >>>> for
    >>>> JPG or JPG +
    >>>> RAW.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to
    >>>> automatically
    >>>> control your
    >>>> camera:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    >>>> optional)
    >>>>
    >>>> is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >>>> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >>>> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >>>> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>>>
    >>>> Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including
    >>>> changing camera
    >>>> parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it
    >>>> wait
    >>>> for your
    >>>> input before going onto the next task.
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>>>
    >>>> syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >>>> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >>>> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>>>
    >>>> range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >>>> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>>>
    >>>> syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed
    >>>> zoom, 5
    >>>> (slow) to
    >>>> 100 (fast))
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>>>
    >>>> x = 0 to 65535
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate
    >>>> in
    >>>> millimeter
    >>>> precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    >>>> printed to your
    >>>> EVF display.
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>>>
    >>>> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >>>> 0 = Auto ISO
    >>>> 1 = 50 (80)
    >>>> 2 = 100
    >>>> 3 = 200
    >>>> 4 = 400
    >>>> 5 = 800
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>>>
    >>>> uBASIC code like:
    >>>>
    >>>> if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>>>
    >>>> are now allowed.
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> The new "print_screen" command.
    >>>>
    >>>> Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to
    >>>> text files on
    >>>> your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x"
    >>>> values
    >>>> during any
    >>>> photo session to a text file.
    >>>>
    >>>> Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    >>>> written to file
    >>>> '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>>>
    >>>> First call is either,
    >>>>
    >>>> print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file
    >>>> was there
    >>>> already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not
    >>>> removed.
    >>>>
    >>>> print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    >>>> The new text
    >>>> overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>>>
    >>>> print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The
    >>>> file
    >>>> number
    >>>> cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then
    >>>> the text is
    >>>> written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>>>
    >>>> The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >>>> "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the
    >>>> counter.
    >>>>
    >>>> 'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1
    >>>> turns it back
    >>>> on.
    >>>>
    >>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>
    >>>> And so much more!
    >>>>
    >>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>GREAT! Thanks!
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Good thing that ASSARE is taking such an interest in this thread.
    >> The more he
    >> posts the more replies it gets!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!
    >>

    >
    > Well, that's one good use for a resident-troll. Every time they go
    > on and on about how much they hate something, just keep reposting it
    > until they blow a gasket. They're minds are already gone! LOL!
    >


    Resident trolls in any newsgroup are a pain in the ass, they're like
    shit on your shoe that you can't scrape off. But at least it's fun to
    **** with them. :)
     
    EdBancroft, Jul 16, 2007
    #14
  15. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:19:28 -0500, EdBancroft wrote:

    >> Well, that's one good use for a resident-troll. Every time they go
    >> on and on about how much they hate something, just keep reposting it
    >> until they blow a gasket. They're minds are already gone! LOL!

    >
    > Resident trolls in any newsgroup are a pain in the ass, they're like
    > shit on your shoe that you can't scrape off. But at least it's fun to
    > **** with them. :)


    Do you drool when you giggle? In any case, here's the new list :

    > **** CHDK / Photoline 32 / anti-DSLR Sock Puppet Troll List ****
    >
    > Baumbadier, Brad M, CharleiD, CoolGuy, DOCJohnson, EdBancroft,
    > , FrankLM, GilfordBrimly, GoKiting, HokusPokus,
    > JoeBS, Lurk, NameHere, New2_S3, , RockyZ,
    > SayWhat, SelfImporantName, SelfImportantName, Soujourner,
    > spamless, TryinToHelp, WillyWonka and X-Man.
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #15
  16. HokusPokus

    X-Man Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:19:28 -0500, "EdBancroft" <> wrote:

    >
    >"CoolGuy" <> wrote in message
    >news:8ENmi.110909$...
    >>
    >> "ASSARE" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:37:10 GMT, "Lurk" <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>"HokusPokus" <> wrote in message
    >>>>news:...
    >>>>> If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >>>>> A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to
    >>>>> 1.00F
    >>>>> first )
    >>>>> A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >>>>> A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >>>>> A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>>> S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for
    >>>>> 1.00G)
    >>>>> S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these pages:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the
    >>>>> following
    >>>>> functionality:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    >>>>> BILLION
    >>>>> colors)
    >>>>> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB
    >>>>> channel,
    >>>>> in color)
    >>>>> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit limits
    >>>>> &
    >>>>> colors from
    >>>>> zebra options menu)
    >>>>> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >>>>> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >>>>> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    >>>>> limit alert in
    >>>>> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >>>>> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing,
    >>>>> intervalometer
    >>>>> and more)
    >>>>> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files, multi-file
    >>>>> selection too.
    >>>>> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    >>>>> vacation, or keep
    >>>>> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your SD
    >>>>> card.
    >>>>> Perpetual Calendar
    >>>>> Some fun tools and games
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And much much more.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> New Features Added This Month:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition.
    >>>>> Download
    >>>>> any of the
    >>>>> user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display for
    >>>>> 8"x10" prints
    >>>>> or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    >>>>> wide-screen. Or even a
    >>>>> novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if
    >>>>> that
    >>>>> part of your
    >>>>> subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when taking
    >>>>> your shots. Or
    >>>>> overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    >>>>> golden-triangle ratios
    >>>>> in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    >>>>> approximation
    >>>>> that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    >>>>> pre-written color
    >>>>> choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and make
    >>>>> your own
    >>>>> grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids
    >>>>> menu
    >>>>> options and
    >>>>> select new colors during your photo session.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session
    >>>>> and
    >>>>> you can't
    >>>>> override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes (or
    >>>>> less)? Now you
    >>>>> can do something about it:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to
    >>>>> its
    >>>>> advertised
    >>>>> speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in the
    >>>>> Debug Menu
    >>>>> Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is a
    >>>>> true test of
    >>>>> the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    >>>>> benchmark
    >>>>> software, or card-reader.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL
    >>>>> shutter
    >>>>> speeds! This
    >>>>> works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you
    >>>>> have
    >>>>> to wait
    >>>>> between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second
    >>>>> shutter
    >>>>> speed takes
    >>>>> 16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the usual
    >>>>> 33-seconds
    >>>>> with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put your
    >>>>> camera in
    >>>>> high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK
    >>>>> script
    >>>>> and have
    >>>>> your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the time.
    >>>>> Fantastic for
    >>>>> lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    >>>>> dark-frame-subtraction
    >>>>> manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting the
    >>>>> camera's
    >>>>> automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like
    >>>>> doing
    >>>>> actual
    >>>>> photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have
    >>>>> exposures
    >>>>> that last all
    >>>>> night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be
    >>>>> just
    >>>>> a series of
    >>>>> dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a time-lapse
    >>>>> movie of aurora
    >>>>> slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just
    >>>>> learned
    >>>>> to live with
    >>>>> them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    >>>>> shutter speeds!
    >>>>> Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed
    >>>>> for
    >>>>> JPG or JPG +
    >>>>> RAW.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to
    >>>>> automatically
    >>>>> control your
    >>>>> camera:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    >>>>> optional)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >>>>> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >>>>> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >>>>> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Now you can assign any button to perform any function, including
    >>>>> changing camera
    >>>>> parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it
    >>>>> wait
    >>>>> for your
    >>>>> input before going onto the next task.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>>>>
    >>>>> syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >>>>> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >>>>> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >>>>> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed
    >>>>> zoom, 5
    >>>>> (slow) to
    >>>>> 100 (fast))
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> x = 0 to 65535
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus accurate
    >>>>> in
    >>>>> millimeter
    >>>>> precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    >>>>> printed to your
    >>>>> EVF display.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>>>>
    >>>>> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >>>>> 0 = Auto ISO
    >>>>> 1 = 50 (80)
    >>>>> 2 = 100
    >>>>> 3 = 200
    >>>>> 4 = 400
    >>>>> 5 = 800
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> uBASIC code like:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> are now allowed.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The new "print_screen" command.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions to
    >>>>> text files on
    >>>>> your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x"
    >>>>> values
    >>>>> during any
    >>>>> photo session to a text file.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    >>>>> written to file
    >>>>> '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> First call is either,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the file
    >>>>> was there
    >>>>> already, the text is written at the end and the older text is not
    >>>>> removed.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> print_screen 1 The text is written to "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    >>>>> The new text
    >>>>> overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>>>>
    >>>>> print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The
    >>>>> file
    >>>>> number
    >>>>> cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5, then
    >>>>> the text is
    >>>>> written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >>>>> "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the
    >>>>> counter.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen 1
    >>>>> turns it back
    >>>>> on.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And so much more!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>GREAT! Thanks!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Good thing that ASSARE is taking such an interest in this thread.
    >>> The more he
    >>> posts the more replies it gets!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!
    >>>

    >>
    >> Well, that's one good use for a resident-troll. Every time they go
    >> on and on about how much they hate something, just keep reposting it
    >> until they blow a gasket. They're minds are already gone! LOL!
    >>

    >
    >Resident trolls in any newsgroup are a pain in the ass, they're like
    >shit on your shoe that you can't scrape off. But at least it's fun to
    >**** with them. :)
    >
    >


    LOL!! How much do you want to bet that he sits there and beats-off to the lists
    of names he keeps? It's all he has for company!!
     
    X-Man, Jul 16, 2007
    #16
  17. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    "X-Man" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:19:28 -0500, "EdBancroft"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"CoolGuy" <> wrote in message
    >>news:8ENmi.110909$...
    >>>
    >>> "ASSARE" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:37:10 GMT, "Lurk" <>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"HokusPokus" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:...
    >>>>>> If you own any of these Canon camera makes and models:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> A610, Fw: 1.00D (with CHDK version for 1.00E), 1.00E, 1.00F
    >>>>>> A620, Fw: 1.00F ( 1.00E is not compatible. You must upgrade to
    >>>>>> 1.00F
    >>>>>> first )
    >>>>>> A630, Fw: 1.00C
    >>>>>> A640, Fw: 1.00B
    >>>>>> A710 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>>>> S2 IS, Fw: 1.00E, 1.00F, 1.00G, 1.00I (with CHDK version for
    >>>>>> 1.00G)
    >>>>>> S3 IS, Fw: 1.00A
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And haven't heard of CHDK yet, you need to check out these
    >>>>>> pages:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Q. What does the CHDK firmware enhancement do?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> A. After loading of CHDK on your SD card you can get the
    >>>>>> following
    >>>>>> functionality:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Shooting in RAW (10-bit, 4096 levels for each RGB sensor, 6+
    >>>>>> BILLION
    >>>>>> colors)
    >>>>>> Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB
    >>>>>> channel,
    >>>>>> in color)
    >>>>>> Zebra mode (real-time under/over-exposure alerts, edit
    >>>>>> limits
    >>>>>> &
    >>>>>> colors from
    >>>>>> zebra options menu)
    >>>>>> DOF-calculator display in your EVF/LCD
    >>>>>> Hyperfocal Distance calculator in your EVF/LCD
    >>>>>> Battery indicator in your EVF/LCD, edit your own low-battery
    >>>>>> limit alert in
    >>>>>> battery options menu, accurate to 1/1000th of a volt.
    >>>>>> Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing,
    >>>>>> intervalometer
    >>>>>> and more)
    >>>>>> File browser, includes cut, copy, and paste files,
    >>>>>> multi-file
    >>>>>> selection too.
    >>>>>> Text reader, change fonts & colors, read e-books while on
    >>>>>> vacation, or keep
    >>>>>> reference material and tutorials handy, right on your
    >>>>>> SD
    >>>>>> card.
    >>>>>> Perpetual Calendar
    >>>>>> Some fun tools and games
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And much much more.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> New Features Added This Month:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Now make your own "grid" files for framing and composition.
    >>>>>> Download
    >>>>>> any of the
    >>>>>> user-contributed files to add frames to your EVF/LCD display
    >>>>>> for
    >>>>>> 8"x10" prints
    >>>>>> or 16:9 aspect ratio for when you convert your movies to
    >>>>>> wide-screen. Or even a
    >>>>>> novelty "binoculars" mask. No longer will you be wondering if
    >>>>>> that
    >>>>>> part of your
    >>>>>> subject will be outside of your prints or movie-frame when
    >>>>>> taking
    >>>>>> your shots. Or
    >>>>>> overlay a true Golden Ratio alignment-grid that includes
    >>>>>> golden-triangle ratios
    >>>>>> in your FOV, instead of using the dumbed-down "Rule of Thirds"
    >>>>>> approximation
    >>>>>> that all camera makers have adopted. If you don't like the
    >>>>>> pre-written color
    >>>>>> choices for the grid's graphics then edit them yourself and
    >>>>>> make
    >>>>>> your own
    >>>>>> grid-files, or more simply override them from the simple Grids
    >>>>>> menu
    >>>>>> options and
    >>>>>> select new colors during your photo session.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Grids
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Don't you just hate when you are doing a lengthy photo session
    >>>>>> and
    >>>>>> you can't
    >>>>>> override the camera turning off your display every 3 minutes
    >>>>>> (or
    >>>>>> less)? Now you
    >>>>>> can do something about it:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Misc
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Do you want to know if that new SD card is really living up to
    >>>>>> its
    >>>>>> advertised
    >>>>>> speed? Test it IN THE CAMERA with CHDK's benchmark option in
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> Debug Menu
    >>>>>> Tools. No longer will you be wondering if that card's speed is
    >>>>>> a
    >>>>>> true test of
    >>>>>> the card or if you're just testing the speed of your USB port,
    >>>>>> benchmark
    >>>>>> software, or card-reader.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#Debug_menu
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/Benchmarks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Turn OFF the Dark-Frame-Subtraction Noise Reduction for ALL
    >>>>>> shutter
    >>>>>> speeds! This
    >>>>>> works whether you are saving RAW files or not. No longer do you
    >>>>>> have
    >>>>>> to wait
    >>>>>> between shots for the noise-reduction routine. A 15-second
    >>>>>> shutter
    >>>>>> speed takes
    >>>>>> 16-seconds (1-second for file-processing overhead), not the
    >>>>>> usual
    >>>>>> 33-seconds
    >>>>>> with automatic dark-frame subtraction tacked-on. You can put
    >>>>>> your
    >>>>>> camera in
    >>>>>> high-speed continuous mode manually or with an automated CHDK
    >>>>>> script
    >>>>>> and have
    >>>>>> your shutter open for as long as you want up to 95% of the
    >>>>>> time.
    >>>>>> Fantastic for
    >>>>>> lightning photography and astrophotography. Apply
    >>>>>> dark-frame-subtraction
    >>>>>> manually later by using 3rd party software instead of letting
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> camera's
    >>>>>> automatic mode interfere with more important matters -- like
    >>>>>> doing
    >>>>>> actual
    >>>>>> photography. With "frame-stacking" software you can have
    >>>>>> exposures
    >>>>>> that last all
    >>>>>> night. No longer will your stacked-frames star-trail photos be
    >>>>>> just
    >>>>>> a series of
    >>>>>> dotted lines in the sky. Have you ever wanted to do a
    >>>>>> time-lapse
    >>>>>> movie of aurora
    >>>>>> slowly-evolving all night? Now you can do that too.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Or are you plagued with a few annoying Hot-Pixels and just
    >>>>>> learned
    >>>>>> to live with
    >>>>>> them? Turn ON Noise Reduction (dark-frame-subtraction) for ALL
    >>>>>> shutter speeds!
    >>>>>> Now you can map them out with every shot on every shutter-speed
    >>>>>> for
    >>>>>> JPG or JPG +
    >>>>>> RAW.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage#RAW_parameters_menu
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> New Scripting commands for your own uBASIC scripts to
    >>>>>> automatically
    >>>>>> control your
    >>>>>> camera:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/uBASIC/TutorialScratchpad
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> wait_click timeout (waits for any button is clicked; timeout is
    >>>>>> optional)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> is_key x "button-name" (if last clicked key was
    >>>>>> "button-name" the 1 will be placed
    >>>>>> to variable x; for timeout checking
    >>>>>> "no_key" is used as button name)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Now you can assign any button to perform any function,
    >>>>>> including
    >>>>>> changing camera
    >>>>>> parameters WHILE your CHDK script is running, or just have it
    >>>>>> wait
    >>>>>> for your
    >>>>>> input before going onto the next task.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> set_zoom, set_zoom_rel, get_zoom
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> syntax: set_zoom x (where x is 0 to 8, 14, or 129)
    >>>>>> set_zoom_rel x (x is +/- relative change)
    >>>>>> get_zoom x (zoom value placed in variable x)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> range: A-series x = 0 to 8 or 14 (9 or 15 steps)
    >>>>>> S-series x = 0 to 128 (129 steps)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> set_zoom_speed (S-series only, no effect on A-series)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> syntax set_zoom_speed x (where x is percentage of high-speed
    >>>>>> zoom, 5
    >>>>>> (slow) to
    >>>>>> 100 (fast))
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> set_focus x, get_focus x (where x is distance in mm)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> x = 0 to 65535
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Yes, you read that right. Use scripts to set your focus
    >>>>>> accurate
    >>>>>> in
    >>>>>> millimeter
    >>>>>> precision up to 65 meters! Or just read the distance to have it
    >>>>>> printed to your
    >>>>>> EVF display.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> set_iso x, get_iso x
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> -1 = Hi ISO (where applicable)
    >>>>>> 0 = Auto ISO
    >>>>>> 1 = 50 (80)
    >>>>>> 2 = 100
    >>>>>> 3 = 200
    >>>>>> 4 = 400
    >>>>>> 5 = 800
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Logical 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' now allowed in your scripts.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> uBASIC code like:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> if a=1 or b=3 and c>4 or d<>7 then gosub ...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> are now allowed.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The new "print_screen" command.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Now you can record what happens during your scripted sessions
    >>>>>> to
    >>>>>> text files on
    >>>>>> your SD card. Or just record any of the "get_(parameter) x"
    >>>>>> values
    >>>>>> during any
    >>>>>> photo session to a text file.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Whatever the script prints on the mini-console screen is also
    >>>>>> written to file
    >>>>>> '/CHDK/SCRIPTS/PR_SCREEN.TXT'.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> First call is either,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> print_screen 0 The text is appended to the last file. If the
    >>>>>> file
    >>>>>> was there
    >>>>>> already, the text is written at the end and the older text is
    >>>>>> not
    >>>>>> removed.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> print_screen 1 The text is written to
    >>>>>> "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00000.TXT".
    >>>>>> The new text
    >>>>>> overwrites any existing text in the file if there was any .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> print_screen N The text is written to the next file number. The
    >>>>>> file
    >>>>>> number
    >>>>>> cycles between 0 and N-1. If the resulting file number is 5,
    >>>>>> then
    >>>>>> the text is
    >>>>>> written to file "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS00005.TXT".
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The file number of the last written file is kept in file
    >>>>>> "A/CHDK/BOOKS/PS_COUNT.TXT". Delete the file to reset the
    >>>>>> counter.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 'print_screen 0 turns off writing to the file and print_screen
    >>>>>> 1
    >>>>>> turns it back
    >>>>>> on.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And so much more!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/HDK_firmware_usage
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>GREAT! Thanks!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Good thing that ASSARE is taking such an interest in this thread.
    >>>> The more he
    >>>> posts the more replies it gets!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Well, that's one good use for a resident-troll. Every time they go
    >>> on and on about how much they hate something, just keep reposting
    >>> it
    >>> until they blow a gasket. They're minds are already gone! LOL!
    >>>

    >>
    >>Resident trolls in any newsgroup are a pain in the ass, they're like
    >>shit on your shoe that you can't scrape off. But at least it's fun
    >>to
    >>**** with them. :)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > LOL!! How much do you want to bet that he sits there and beats-off
    > to the lists
    > of names he keeps? It's all he has for company!!
    >


    So? So what if I do? Quit telling my secrets. I'm going to go tell my
    mommy upstairs and then you'll be sorry!
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #17
  18. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:08:32 GMT, "ASAAR" <> wrote:

    >> LOL!! How much do you want to bet that he sits there and beats-off
    >> to the lists
    >> of names he keeps? It's all he has for company!!
    >>

    >
    >So? So what if I do? Quit telling my secrets. I'm going to go tell my
    >mommy upstairs and then you'll be sorry!
    >
    >


    Great, now I have to add another name to the list! When are you going
    to give up?

    Here's the revised list:

    > **** CHDK / Photoline 32 / anti-DSLR Sock Puppet Troll List ****
    >
    > ASAAR, Baumbadier, Brad M, CharleiD, CoolGuy, DOCJohnson,
    > EdBancroft, , FrankLM, GilfordBrimly, GoKiting,
    > HokusPokus, JoeBS, Lurk, NameHere, New2_S3, ,
    > RockyZ, SayWhat, SelfImporantName, SelfImportantName, Soujourner,
    > spamless, TryinToHelp, WillyWonka and X-Man.


    Mmmmmm.... another name to beat-off to. Thanks!
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #18
  19. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:08:32 -0500, ASAAR wrote:
    (not really!)

    >> LOL!! How much do you want to bet that he sits there and beats-off
    >> to the lists
    >> of names he keeps? It's all he has for company!!

    >
    > So? So what if I do? Quit telling my secrets. I'm going to go tell my
    > mommy upstairs and then you'll be sorry!


    And if it wasn't already obvious that the sock puppet trolls
    weren't as amused by my sock puppet troll list as they claim they
    were, they've now resorted to forging replies that appear to have
    been posted by me. Who is it now that needs to get a life?

    > **** CHDK / Photoline 32 / anti-DSLR Sock Puppet Troll List ****
    >
    > Baumbadier, Brad M, CharleiD, CoolGuy, DOCJohnson, EdBancroft,
    > , FrankLM, GilfordBrimly, GoKiting, HokusPokus,
    > JoeBS, Lurk, NameHere, New2_S3, , RockyZ,
    > SayWhat, SelfImporantName, SelfImportantName, Soujourner,
    > spamless, TryinToHelp, WillyWonka and X-Man.
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #19
  20. HokusPokus

    ASAAR Guest

    On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:48:56 -0500, ASAAR wrote:
    (not really!)

    > Great, now I have to add another name to the list! When are you going
    > to give up?
    >
    > Here's the revised list:


    Another forged reply . . .
     
    ASAAR, Jul 16, 2007
    #20
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