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(Current version: linked to MDFB2013.lua)
 
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:'''[[File:9.jpg|thumb|398px|Canon s5is running fudgeys fast motion detect script]]Written for/on:''' Powershot S5 IS
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:'''[[File:9.jpg|thumb|398px|Canon s5is running fudgeys fast motion detect script]]'''
:'''Also works on: '''A470''', '''A530''',''' A540, A550, A570, A590, A720IS, SX10IS, SX100IS, SX110IS, SX240, SD750, SD980 (Ixus 200IS), SD990 (Ixus 980IS), SD1100IS (ixus 80), SD1000 (ixus 70), G11, S90, IXUS85IS,SX40(tested few photos only-didnt crash,worked fast and like a charm) so far (Edit me).
 
:'''Doesn't works on:''' A560 (freeze camera, You need to remove batteries to make it work again), <strike>A720 IS</strike> (I tested it with allbest firmware and works!) and some others&nbsp;; Update 7/02/2009&nbsp;: With the latest version of CHDK ( autobuild ) , verison B for PowerShot S5IS it causes camera crash. update 4/03/2011 Tested on SX200''IS, freezes camera on load, takes one picture then have to remove batteries and delete script.''
 
   
 
This is basically a very fast and responsive motion detection script. This will definitely solve your problems if you want to catch lightning (thus the title) or anything fast, however some objects will blur when the light conditions are insufficient. Enjoy this script!
 
This is basically a very fast and responsive motion detection script. This will definitely solve your problems if you want to catch lightning (thus the title) or anything fast, however some objects will blur when the light conditions are insufficient. Enjoy this script!
 
=='''Current version'''==
 
=='''Current version'''==
   
The version "080205" listed below seems outdated. See version "080914" (released 14 September 2008) [http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,471.msg21328.html#msg21328 in this forum thread]
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<span style="font-size:13px;line-height:21px;">The version "080205" listed below is outdated.   </span>See version "MDFB-080914.BAS" (released 14 September 2008) [http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,471.msg21328.html#msg21328 in this forum thread]
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'''UPDATE :'''  2013 version of this script is here [http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=10864 MDFB2013.lua]
   
 
=='''See also'''==
 
=='''See also'''==
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=='''Script Code'''==
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=='''Original Script Code'''==
 
Save as "Lightning script.bas" to your /CHDK/SCRIPTS/ folder
 
Save as "Lightning script.bas" to your /CHDK/SCRIPTS/ folder
   
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release "shoot_full"
 
release "shoot_full"
 
goto "md_burst"
 
goto "md_burst"
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=='''History'''==
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Written for/on: Powershot S5 IS
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Also works on: A470, A530, A540, A550, A570, A590, A720IS, SX10IS, SX100IS, SX110IS, SX240, SD750, SD980 (Ixus 200IS), SD990 (Ixus 980IS), SD1100IS (ixus 80), SD1000 (ixus 70), G11, S90, IXUS85IS,SX40(tested few photos only-didnt crash,worked fast and like a charm) so far (Edit me).
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Doesn't works on: A560 (freeze camera, You need to remove batteries to make it work again), A720 IS (I tested it with allbest firmware and works!) and some others ; Update 7/02/2009 : With the latest version of CHDK ( autobuild ) , verison B for PowerShot S5IS it causes camera crash. update 4/03/2011 Tested on SX200IS, freezes camera on load, takes one picture then have to remove batteries and delete script.
 
[[Category:Scripts]]
 
[[Category:Scripts]]

Latest revision as of 22:35, November 26, 2013

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Canon s5is running fudgeys fast motion detect script

This is basically a very fast and responsive motion detection script. This will definitely solve your problems if you want to catch lightning (thus the title) or anything fast, however some objects will blur when the light conditions are insufficient. Enjoy this script!

Current versionEdit

The version "080205" listed below is outdated.   See version "MDFB-080914.BAS" (released 14 September 2008) in this forum thread

UPDATE :  2013 version of this script is here MDFB2013.lua

See alsoEdit


Original Script CodeEdit

Save as "Lightning script.bas" to your /CHDK/SCRIPTS/ folder

Version 080205:

rem Author: fudgey - based on BarneyFive's MD Lightning6 and MLuna's Motion Detect scripts     
  rem Tested on A570IS, Allbest build 16     
  rem For bursts, set the camera in continuous shooting mode and set j>0     
  rem If j>0 in single shot mode, you will see your shot for j seconds on screen.     
  @title Fast MD with Burst/Preview 080205     
  @param a Columns     
  @default a 6     
  @param b Rows     
  @default b 4     
  @param c Threshold (0-255)     
  @default c 10     
  @param d Compare Interval (ms)     
  @default d 1     
  @param e Trigger Delay (0.1 sec)     
  @default e 42     
  @param f Rows to Exclude     
  @default f 0     
  @param g Pix-Step(speed/accuracy adj)     
  @default g 8     
  @param h Reg Mode(0-no,1-incl,2-excl)     
  @default h 0     
  @param i Measure Mode (1-Y,0-U,2-V)     
  @default i 1     
  @param j Burst/Preview (sec,0=off)     
  @default j 0     
  if a<1 then a=1     
  if b<1 then b=1     
  if c<0 then c=0     
  if g<1 then g=1     
  if f<1 then f=1     
  if j<0 then j=0     
  e=e*100     
  j=j*1000     
  print ">[";a;",";b;"] threshold: ";c     
  x=30000     
  if j>0 then goto "md_burst"     
  :md_singleshot     
    press "shoot_half"     
    t=0     
    do     
     md_detect_motion a, b, i, x, d, c, 1, t, h, 1, 1, a, f, 0, g, e     
    until t>0     
    click "shoot_full"     
    goto "md_singleshot"     
  :md_burst     
    press "shoot_half"     
    t=0     
    do     
     md_detect_motion a, b, i, x, d, c, 1, t, h, 1, 1, a, f, 0, g, e     
    until t>0     
    press "shoot_full"     
    let X=get_tick_count     
  :contloop     
  let U=get_tick_count     
  let V=(U-X)     
  if V<j then goto "contloop"     
  release "shoot_full"       
  goto "md_burst"

HistoryEdit

Written for/on: Powershot S5 IS

Also works on: A470, A530, A540, A550, A570, A590, A720IS, SX10IS, SX100IS, SX110IS, SX240, SD750, SD980 (Ixus 200IS), SD990 (Ixus 980IS), SD1100IS (ixus 80), SD1000 (ixus 70), G11, S90, IXUS85IS,SX40(tested few photos only-didnt crash,worked fast and like a charm) so far (Edit me).

Doesn't works on: A560 (freeze camera, You need to remove batteries to make it work again), A720 IS (I tested it with allbest firmware and works!) and some others ; Update 7/02/2009 : With the latest version of CHDK ( autobuild ) , verison B for PowerShot S5IS it causes camera crash. update 4/03/2011 Tested on SX200IS, freezes camera on load, takes one picture then have to remove batteries and delete script.

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