If I were you, I’d look for one which has remote-capture functionality (rules out 620 and 540). 640 might have, but won’t work with all software.
I use a 520, btw.
Those are the lights from the 12V-trains (the *real* lego trains 😉 ), like this one: 7740
They are a bit expensive at bricklink, though. And you need a 12V-transformer and cables…
SD1000 is not compatible with CSMC, as it doesn’t support remote-capture.
Anyway even if it did, you wouldn’t want to use it if it doesn’t support manual exposure (in remote mode) as suggested by the error-message. Maybe CSMC should be a bit more verbose here
No, normally it won’t work. It might work if your camera explicitly supports hard drives connected by fire wire for storing video, though. If the camera doesn’t, it won’t work. I’d recommend plugging the usb hard drive into your laptop along with the camera and then telling your recording software to store the video-files on the external hard drive.
Could you tell me what program your father uses ?
Are you sure you can set the focus manually from the computer ? If that’s true, I’m sure it can be done for other canons, too, say my A520 or your S40.
Actually, Canon-cameras that are remote-controllable seem to have the capability of remotely setting the focus. However, those functions aren’t documented and not supported by Canon. If someone is willing to experiment a lot, he might well find the right codes that have to be send to the cam to adjust the focus manually.
Hi all !
A new update is available (finally ;)) ! I’ve added a bunch of new features, which you hopefully find useful.
Among these are:
* Live-histogram in viewfinder
* Settable image quality and size
* Quick preview to review last few frames
Have fun !
It’s obvious, isn’t it ? You capture the frames and move the minifig in normal increments, then save the clip with a framerate of 1. Then load it videomach and tell videomach to make it 15fps by repeating every frame 15 times.
But it look’s quite crappy, sorry 😉
The only option is as dave said, smaller increments. Then the minifig moves slower.
637991 could be the ‘eastern’ part of british national coordinates. The ‘northern’ part should be around 600000 too not 800000.
EDIT: damn, each british to rest-of-the-world converter I find on the web gives different coordinates :roll
The A520 has full manual mode in normal operation, and ‘manual mode except focus’ in remote-controlled operation.
The “Digital Ixus” series has no remote functions at all !
PS SD450 = DI 55, PS SD600 = DI 60.
Multi-level onionskinning will come in the next version, including zero-level (turn it off).
Image size is a nice idea, I’ll have a look at the sdk-documentation and add it, too.
Exposure settings are there in plenty, but not sorted by exposure time but the internal 16bit-int that represents each setting. Scroll down and you will find those…[Read more]
I’m still missing the constant-frame-rate-playback-feature, but everything else from my todo-list in the opening-post is in.
I improvised something like a webpage here.
Might be a bit slow though, it’s dsl-upstream only…
The A610 is not listed on the Canon developer-site, and dpreview.com says it has no remote-control
You should look for one of those:
Digital IXUS, Digital IXUS 30, 300, 330, 40, 400, 430, 50, 500, 700, i, i5, II, IIs, v, v2, v3
PowerShot A10, A100, A20, A200, A30, A300, A310, A40, A400, A510, A520, A60, A620, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, G1, G2,…[Read more]
DSLRs are great for brickfilming, because you can attach a manual lens. You need a webcam or dv for live-preview, though, because a DSLR can’t do this (Olympus E330 being the notable exception).
Shutter lifetime is another aspect… I don’t hesitate ‘murdering’ a cheap 150euro A520 for brickfilming, but a $1000 E330 ?
Ok then it’s the the camera, not the sdk. I wonder what about the S2 for example. It has 12x zoom… in 7 steps ?!
The QC4000 has no zoom at all, so 7 steps are a big improvement.
Autofocus is poor in tele-macro, you can’t get closer then about 30cm… but distortion is much higher in wide-macro.
A new screenshot…
Now I have controls for shutter-speed, aperture, white-balance and autofocus-mode. And a button to start the auto-focussing-process, not to mention a zoom-slider It’s not continuos but has 7 zoom-settings. Another limitation of the SDK, I think.
A problem with manual focus might be, that you never know whether you are in focus or not until you actually capture a frame. So manual focussing would not be very useful, BUT I would like to be able to restore the af-state, in case something unpredictable interrupts your shooting.
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