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

Discussion in 'Canon' started by KevenGaston, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. KevenGaston

    KevenGaston Guest

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

    To download the files needed see:

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

    To learn how to use these files see:

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

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

    Previous announcement regarding the USB Cable-Release function included below:
    KevenGaston, Oct 13, 2007
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    KevenGaston, Oct 13, 2007
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  3. KevenGaston

    ASAAR Guest

    Due to the bogus email addresses used by the hordes of sock
    puppets (examples: , ,
    , , etc.) one might
    have assumed that you wouldn't attempt to spam this newsgroup with
    notices relating to your software. Might. But we know better,
    Biddy. :)
    ASAAR, Oct 14, 2007

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

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

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

    They're not even bright enough to figure that out, even when you tell them. :)
    Garison o`keeF, Oct 14, 2007
  5. The superlatives, grammar errors and rantings of a wanker.

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

    I pity whoever wrote CHDK, because this turkey of a thousand
    identities is going to sink it single-handed.
    (well, it's just the one hand in all those socks....)
    mark.thomas.7, Oct 14, 2007
  6. Ah, the power of the written word. Being able to self-filter out those that
    don't deserve something as nice as CHDK. It's wonderful how much power that
    written words can have over others stupidity! LOL!
    chester_helmsworth, Oct 14, 2007
  7. (nothing of substance)

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

    Do you realise how GUTLESS you look, with all these socks?
    mark.thomas.7, Oct 14, 2007
  8. OH LOOK! A usenet troll that can't get attention any other way! How rare!

    trenton banks, Oct 14, 2007
  9. KevenGaston

    Doug Jewell Guest

    Funny, I didn't read it like that (well yes some of the statements are a
    wank, but I ignored that to get to the real meat of the matter). I read it
    as someone offering something FREE that will be of benefit to owners of the
    relevant cameras. Admittedly it is off-topic in r.p.d.slr-systems, since the
    cameras in question are all P&S but it is a useful tool none-the-less. I
    didn't know of it's existence prior to this post, and when I investigated, I
    discovered that CHDK would breath new life into my S2IS. Doesn't look like I
    can use the remote release, but I can benefit from RAW (my main gripe with
    the S2IS is it's propensity to clip highlights - yesterday's play revealed
    there is a lot in the RAW that doesn't make it to JPG). I will also benefit
    from things like improvements to timed exposures. I don't use the S2IS much
    anymore - mainly use my DSLR, but the S2IS is handy because of it's small
    size, and it does very good video, so I occasionally take it instead of the
    SLR. Having improved capabilities is a big plus, so I'm saying thankyou to
    the OP, not sledging him.
    Doug Jewell, Oct 14, 2007
  10. KevenGaston


    May 19, 2008
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    does this work with s2?

    I just download the chdk latest version "g" for the canon s2 and hooked up a usb cable and under the ALT menu enabled the usb remote function by bulleting the item. It doesn't seem to work. Just makes the display turn on and off for a moment? Am I doing something wrong, or is this feature not availabe with that camera model?

    Peace, Roland
    rollandelliott, May 19, 2008
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