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QVRemote allows your QV-series Casio digital camera to be remotely controlled by your EPOC machine via the serial port. It supports time-lapse photography by taking photos at pre-programmed fixed intervals, with an optional "pre-focus" time before taking the photo. The EPOC computer may be turned off or allowed to automatically switch off - QVRemote will automatically wake it up in time to control the camera. The camera, however, should be externally powered or at least have its LCD display turned off. It should take photos frequently enough to prevent its auto switch-off.
QVRemote should work on all EPOC machines, including the Series 5, Series 5mx, Revo, MC218, and Osaris.
Tapping on the buttons is the same as pressing the buttons on your camera. QVRemote should work with the following cameras:
If your camera isn't listed, then it probably depends if it was manufactured before or after the listed cameras. Camera manufactured after the above stand a good chance of working. Those manufactured before, such as the QV-10, will almost certainly not work.
To the right of the buttons is the status display. It shows if the camera is in "Manual" mode or in one of the "Time-lapse" states. If it is in a time-lapse state it will show the number of seconds remaining to the next event. Tapping on the "Stop" button or pressing "Escape" will cancel the current time-lapse sequence.
To connect your EPOC machine to your camera, you will need to use a null-modem adapter. Here is a wiring diagram:
The adapter is fully symmetrical - it doesn't matter which way around it is. I'm not sure if all of the pin connections are required. It could be that only the Ground and RxD/TxD connections need to be present. I can confirm that the full null-modem adapter does work, and therefore recommend that you use all the connections too.
qvremote.zip ( 50K) QVRemote program