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The script listed below is an accurate intervalometer that takes advantage of the latest features in CHDK 1.3.0 (or newer).

Should work on any CHDK supported Canon P&S camera.

FeaturesEdit

  1. Accurate time interval based shooting
  2. An option to turn the display off after the first or fifth shot.
  3. An option to lock focus (or to lock focus at infinity) when the script starts .
  4. An option to lock exposure when the script starts.
  5. The ability to stop the script by pressing any button.

Lua ScriptEdit

TLapse1.lua : for CHDK v1.3.0 or greater (see note below)

--[[
@title Time Lapse One
 
@param     i Interval (sec)
  @default i 15
  @range   i 2 3600
@param     d Display Off Time
  @default d 0
  @values  d Never 1_shot 5_shots
@param     f Focus
  @default f 0
  @values  f Auto Locked Infinity
@param     e Exposure
  @default e 0
  @values  e Auto Locked
--]]
 
    interval      = i*1000
    display_mode  = d
    focus_mode    = f
    exposure_mode = e
 
--  ========================== Useful Functions ================================= 
 
    function lock_focus()
        if ( set_mf(1) == 0 ) then       -- set MF mode
            set_aflock(1)                -- fall back to AFL if set_mf fails
        end
    end
 
    function unlock_focus()
        set_mf(0)
        set_aflock(0)
    end
 
    function restore()
        if (exposure_mode == 1) then set_aelock(0) end
        if (focus_mode > 0    ) then unlock_focus() end
        if (display_mode > 0  ) then set_lcd_display(1) end
    end
 
--  ========================== Main Program ================================= 
 
bi=get_buildinfo()
version= tonumber(string.sub(bi.build_number,1,1))*100 + tonumber(string.sub(bi.build_number,3,3))*10 + tonumber(string.sub(bi.build_number,5,5))
 
if ( version < 130) then 
    print("CHDK 1.3.0 or higher required")
else
    -- disable shutter button to allow orderly shutdown on any key press
    set_exit_key("no_key")
    set_draw_title_line(0)    
    set_console_layout(1 ,5, 45, 12 )
 
    -- switch to shooting mode if necessary
    if ( get_mode() == false ) then
        sleep(1000)
        set_record(1)                 
        while ( get_mode() == false) do sleep(100) end
        sleep(500)   
    end
 
    -- enable ae lock or af lock if requested
    if (exposure_mode == 1) or (focus_mode > 0) then    
        press("shoot_half")     
        count = 0
        repeat  
            sleep(50)
            count = count + 1     
        until (get_shooting() == true ) or (count > 40 )
        if (exposure_mode == 1) then set_aelock(1) end
        if (focus_mode > 0)  then lock_focus() end
        release("shoot_half") 
        if (focus_mode == 2) then 
            sleep(500)
            set_focus(50000)  
            sleep(1000)
        end
    end
 
    -- shoot and loop forever until any key pressed
    shot_count = 1
    next_time = get_tick_count()
    repeat
        if ( next_time <= get_tick_count() ) then
            print("Shot : "..shot_count)   
            press("shoot_half")         
            if ( exposure_mode == 1) then 
                if ( focus_mode > 0 ) then 
                   sleep(500)                                         -- ae and af locked
                else
                    count = 0
                    repeat  
                        sleep(50)
                        count = count + 1 
                    until (get_focus_ok() == true ) or (count > 40 )  -- only ae locked
                end
            else
                count = 0
                repeat  
                    sleep(50)
                    count = count + 1      
                until (get_shooting() == true ) or (count > 40 )      -- only af locked or nothing locked
            end
            press("shoot_full")
            sleep(1000)
            release("shoot_full")
            shot_count = shot_count + 1 
            if ((display_mode == 1) and (shot_count == 2)) then set_lcd_display(0) end
            if ((display_mode == 2) and (shot_count == 6)) then set_lcd_display(0) end        
            next_time = next_time + interval
        end
        wait_click(100)
    until not(is_key("no_key"))
    restore()
end

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