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April 20, 2006 at 8:40 am #180929
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Mirko

“Lieberman Bros.” wrote: So you’re saying that digital cameras die after a certain number of pictures?

Not after a certain number of pictures, but every mechanics dies at some time, shutters are no different in that regard. And you have to take into account that these cameras are not meant for what we use them for.

Mirko

April 20, 2006 at 9:35 am #180936
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An Old Ore

I was reading through all the information I could find from the production of Corpse Bride. It is the only major film (that I know of) that is made using digital cameras the same way we use them.

I know they bought 24 cameras, but I have not found any info on how they fared or if any of them got ‘worn out’ during production. It’s a fair bet that some got used more than others. With that kind of budget I suppose you could afford to buy the cameras and then get rid of them when you are finished. It’ll still be cheaper than buying thousands of feet of film stock and getting it developed.

Has anybody found any info on this?

April 26, 2006 at 9:53 am #183431
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Haukinger

I’ve uploaded a new version. This one finally has multi-level-onion-skinning among other features… and it might be a bit harder to crash it now ;)

April 26, 2006 at 1:23 pm #183447
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High Tower

I can’t wait until I get my A520!

-ht

May 11, 2006 at 4:37 pm #188878
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Prog Shooter

Sloth,

SMA.com has mentioned the Canon software. I’m not sure about Animateclay, though.

July 1, 2006 at 12:21 pm #204118
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Haukinger

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
* AF-preview
* Quick preview to review last few frames

Have fun !

May 21, 2007 at 3:40 am #287026
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garciawoosh

I’ve always been interested in stopmotion, but never had my own camera to do it. Now that I’ve bought one, I can start venturing into this wonderful art.

Today I started looking for software I could use, and CSMC seems to be one of the best alternatives around. My camera is a Canon SD1000, and when I create a new project on CSMC, it shows an error that says “Manual Exposure/Aperture not available”, and the program crashes. The software that came with the camera also doesn’t work for remote shooting (that button on Canon’s CameraWindow is grayed out)

While I’m still experimenting and learning the how-to’s, I’ll just take regular pictures with the camera, and then transfer them to the computer the old-fashioned way, but it would sure be great to have one of those programs working.

So, is CSMC not compatible with SD1000′s, or could it be a windows/driver issue? Well, even if you guys can’t solve my problems, I still hope I’ll learn a lot with this community, and Haukinger, congratulations on making such an interesting and useful software.

May 21, 2007 at 5:31 am #287040
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Haukinger

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 :)

May 21, 2007 at 5:49 am #287041
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RevMen

the way Animator DV handles this is by snapping a frame and showing it to you before you “accept it” into the frame sequence. It’s actually quicker than you’d think it’d be to take a frame and check it before adding it.

March 18, 2008 at 1:48 am #381690
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Tim

“Haukinger” wrote: Hi all !

I got my hands on the Canon SDK and wrote a little app for remote-capturing images. By now it has live-preview via USB, full resolution capturing, one level of onion-skinning and of course a possibility to review the already captured frames.
I’m going to add the following features: autofocus-lock (a shame manual focus isn’t possible remotely), macro-mode-switch, multilevel-onion-skinning and playback at constant (selectable) framerate. It won’t be an all-in-one solution, only for frame capturing (no sound or colour-keying or whatever, there are better tools for that)
Currently, I tested it with my A520, but nearly all Powershots should work.

Anyone interested ?

EDIT:

To get CSMC, look here… (free download)

I want to bone you.

Thanks a bunch man. A Life saver.

EDIT: nevermind all of that. It doesn’t work. it crashes everytime I turn it on.

March 18, 2008 at 8:04 pm #381867
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AncientBricks

I’m not sure why Tim’s having a problem with the app, but I just tried using CSMC with my Powershot S2 IS and it seemed to work fine. (Though it did finally crash on me when I was trying to do some zooming with the right and left arrow keys. Since it wasn’t zooming like it does when I move the slider with the mouse, I hit the ‘enter’ key and the app crashed.) Tim, did you install all the non-app files in the right place and in the correct order as indicated here and here.

Despite my inability to read German, I think it’s going to be a great tool that will allow me to stop having to manually snap frame captures on the camera itself. No more risk of moving the camera when I click the shutter release button!

One feature that I think would be very easy to implement and would be VERY helpful when animating to an exposure sheet would be if the captured frame numbers were displayed somewhere in capture mode. As it stands, I have to look at the frame file names in Windows Explorer to see what frame number I’m on.

Thanks so much for what I think is going to be a VERY awesome capture tool.

April 7, 2008 at 8:42 pm #385205
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PlateCaptain

Okay, if I’m reading these responses right, this program will only work if the camera can use Canon’s own Remote Capture software. Is this correct? So it won’t work with my SD550?

April 7, 2008 at 9:21 pm #385209
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MINTYfreshCOJO

:spam:

January 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm #404837
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Big Light

I tried to install CSMC 7, but I get a pop up window that says “The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.” I tried and it didn’t.

April 11, 2010 at 11:20 pm #411935
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Wisconsinlegoboy

Thank youThank youThank youThank youThank you! I’ve been looking for something like this forever! :o

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