Re: [canondigicamhacking] Re: controlling a 350D via USB
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On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 11:49 PM, TristanMoore<tristanmoore@...> wrote:
> Take a look at gphoto <http://gphoto.org/> (specifically libgphoto2)
> It's open source and able to control my 20D via USB no problem (the 350D is
> also listed on there)
> If nothing else, it'll give you a head start on the protocol.
> --- In email@example.com, "yuval_levy" <yuval_levy@...>
>> Hello all, my first post here
>> I'm looking to control the 350D via USB. I have Canon's SDK but it only
>> works on x86 and I would like to use a microcontroller for this. So I need a
>> documentation of the USB communication protocol.
>> I've seen <http://www.graphics.cornell.edu/~westin/canon/> and the 350D is
>> not supported there.
>> Before I get down to painfully reverse engineer and document the
>> communication, is anybody here aware of a document describing the
>> communication protocol of the 350D?
>> If I find no such document, I will go about reverse engineering. My plan
>> is to attach the camera to a PC, write a set of basic operations with
>> Canon's SDK and use <http://www.pcausa.com/Utilities/UsbSnoop/> to observe
>> them so that I can mimick them on the microcontroller. Since I am new to
>> this kind of things, there may be better alternatives to my plan? I am open
>> for suggestion and hope to get help from the vast amount of expertise
>> collected in this group.