March 22nd, 2010 @ 00:13

A few days ago, I discovered I had a miniUSB-A (or something along the line) plug on my beloved EOS 450D camera. Fun stuff, I could read pictures directly from the camera without having to swapping my SDHC card back and forth, at a pretty decent transfer rate (yet quite slower than through the cardreaded of my laptop).

I then discovered libghoto2, which is the library behind the Linux support of this feature. After a little bit of googling, I stumbled upon the gphoto2 website, where they mentionned that it was possible to command shooting from the computer and directly get the resulting image on the computer. Immediately tried and… it works great ! (though I haven’t figured yet how to get the picture on the sdcard instead of directly on the computer).

Not sure what I’m going to do with this, but I’m confident there is a bunch of hacking possibilities here. Maybe should I write a simple GUI on top of it someday to begin with. Or I could try building a motorized base and remote control the whole thing from my n900 (and attempt to do things like Paris 26 Gigapixels). Hmmmmm…