New User - Not sure if can configure digiCam to do what I want.

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pd2
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New User - Not sure if can configure digiCam to do what I want.

Post by pd2 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:22 pm

First thanks for any advice as I have just discovered this software. I could not find posts describing what I want to do so...

A bit of background.
A few months ago I met this guy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_St%C3%BCcke
who is now 77 and agreed to try and help him with organising his slide collection. He has no money to pay an agency to do it.

Whilst I have a high quality scanner it would take far too long to scan his 100k slides. He might be dead before the volunteer team complete the job!

But he has a projector and I have an old Canon G9. so I have this idea that digiCamcontrol could bridge the gap. But how?
How would I trigger slide load on the projector from a PC, wait say 1 second for the slide to settle, take a photo down the throat of the projector lens and then wait say 4 seconds for the picture to be saved. In my head its easy but...

I hope that I have explained the problem in enough detail and would appreciate the experience of other posters who have probably done the same kind of job.

New User - Not sure if can configure digiCam to do what I want.

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Re: New User - Not sure if can configure digiCam to do what I want.

Post by admin » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi check this video https://www.facebook.com/www.iedro.org/ ... sHguc5xaI4 in that page there are more info how was used the software and which cameras are used.

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Re: New User - Not sure if can configure digiCam to do what I want.

Post by pd2 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:45 pm

Thanks for the feedback.
Are you sure that it is the correct link because I could not see the info you mentioned. The guy in the video is managing the process manually and that is not going to work for 100k slides.

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Re: New User - Not sure if can configure digiCam to do what I want.

Post by pd2 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:39 pm

The project has taken shape now and all the parts have been purchased. A Raspberry will control the projector and send a signal to the PC to trigger the camera.

I want to use the centre mouse button as the trigger as this is an easy usb interface to the pc.
I can only see a keyboard trigger available on Digicamcontrol.
Have I missed something?


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