StereoData Maker (SDM) is a CHDK variant that simplifies using your CHDK enabled Canon Powershot camera. If you are unsure what CHDK is, please visit the wiki here. I personally use SDM on my Canon G9, and will hopefully use it on my G11 and SD990 someday. Being able to easily run scripts for Kite Aerial Photography is my main focus for using SDM, which allows for custom intervelometer sessions. SDM is also very handy for timelapse photography. I thought I would post instructions on how to download and install SDM on a memory card that is larger than 4GB, which is the size limit if you use the normal CHDK hack.
- On my G9, I press the Shortcut/Direct Print button, this activates SDM(CHDK), and pressing Menu brings up the SDM menu.
- Here is an example of the Wind Watcher script.
- Make sure that the SDM_Boot partition is active before locking your card and putting it in the camera. You'll know that it's active, as windows should only see the 1.96 MB drive letter called SDM_Boot. If it says SDM_Data, you need to use the SteeroData Maker executable to swap partitions. You can only swap partitions if the card is unlocked. Here is an example of what the SDM Installer will look like if you are on the boot partition:
- Here is an example of what the SDM Installer will look like if you have the data partition active.
- In order to copy scripts into the SCRIPTS folder, you'll need to make sure that the Data partition is active, and the card is unlocked.
- Basically, in order to use the SD card on your PC, it needs to be unlocked. In order for the SD Card to work in your camera, it needs to be locked.