CHDK NEWS: Now Available for Canon A560 v1.00a & A570 v1.01a

Discussion in 'Canon' started by KevenGaston, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. KevenGaston

    KevenGaston Guest

    See the News Section at:

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

    If you own a Canon P&S camera (or any camera for that matter), or are
    considering buying a new camera and don't know about CHDK, you owe it to
    yourself to see what CHDK can do. No other cameras in existence, DSLRs included,
    are capable of what a CHDK-compatible camera can do today.
     
    KevenGaston, Nov 14, 2007
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  2. KevenGaston

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    Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be anything added to that section of the
    Wikia yet. http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A540

    The most recent developments will be eventually listed in the links on this page
    http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/For_Developers Unless you are fluent in Russian and
    can follow the discussion threads on the Russian forums. Links available on the
    main http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK page. As well as the "News" banner section
    there that might report someone finding something new in another place on the
    net.

    You can sometimes get a jump on things by just checking the available downloads
    from EWAVR's download page for his experimental builds. (Link available in this
    section http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Downloads ) He sometimes provides a new port
    to other makes and models before others do. Being Ukrainian and involved with
    the Russian teams and forums he has a head-start on a few things at times. Not
    to mention finding ways around limitations that everyone once thought was
    impossible. Like a simple USB remote-cable release, all the different video
    compression options.

    If you have an A540 and the ambition, I would strongly urge you to find a way to
    get the firmware out of your camera and to the main developers. Once they have
    that then the 2 little files needed for your camera are usually available within
    a day or two.

    UPDATE: I just went and checked another discussion. Apparently someone with the
    A540 firmware trying to find a way to get it to the main gurus earlier today.
    Your wait may not be as long as you thought.

    Anyway, new CHDK ports and features seems to come in huge jumps. Soon as a new
    feature is found or invented then everyone is porting it to all the cameras
    already supported. All the new buzz on the many dozens of discussion forums
    interests people who have never heard it before. One of those new bystanders
    invariably has a different camera model as well as the intellect and drive to
    figure out how to provide a new firmware for all the developers. That new one
    (or ones) gets added to all the others' builds. Then everyone settles down to
    explore and use all the new features again. It seems to be following this
    pattern since day one.
     
    KevenGaston, Nov 15, 2007
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    See the News Section and Download page at:
    The SD700 version of CHDK is in preliminary beta phase but appears to be working
    (from reports so far).

    Any bug reports and comments can be found here
    http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SD700_CHDK_Porting
     
    KevenGaston, Nov 17, 2007
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  4. KevenGaston

    KevenGaston Guest

    See the News Section and Download page at:
    The SD700 / IXUS800 IS version of CHDK is in preliminary beta phase but appears
    to be working (from reports so far).

    Any bug reports and comments can be found here
    http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SD700_CHDK_Porting
     
    KevenGaston, Nov 17, 2007
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    H.S. Guest

    Does the scope of the CHDK software depend on the digic processor? I
    have A520. It appears to have Digic processor (not II or III I think).
    So is it a potential candidate for CHDK work?

    ->HS
     
    H.S., Nov 19, 2007
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    I know of no cameras that have the Digic(I) processor to which CHDK have been
    ported. It doesn't mean its impossible (afaik), it's just not been done yet. If
    you have the backbone to start the process I'm sure that many of the head gurus
    would be very interested in obtaining the firmware from that camera to see how
    it relates, and what can be done with CHDK to make it compatible with Digic(I)
    cameras. There's nothing nicer than seeing some older equipment updated to
    better-than-new capabilities by just pressing a button to install new code in
    it. That alone is a fun incentive.

    Check out this section http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/For_Developers to see if
    anything there can be used to help get CHDK into your camera one day. If not,
    start a section on the forums there asking how it might be done, or if its even
    possible. http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Index
     
    KevenGaston, Nov 19, 2007
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