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QVRemote


History

QVRemote Version History
VersionDateDescription
1.052003-05-25
  • SIS file now supports all English language (UK, US, Aus, NZ) installs
  • INI file gets program icon
1.042003-05-15
  • No change to program, but now has colour icons
1.042003-04-07
  • Now disables Link if the serial port can't be opened, and then restores it on exit
  • Several minor bugfixes and improvements
1.032003-03-31
  • Fixed variant number in SIS file
  • ZIP now includes a WINS (emulator) version
1.02.52002-09-01
  • Added QV-4000 support
  • Fixed INI file creation bug
  • Added null-modem diagram to help file
1.02.32001-10-20
  • Added QV-3500 support
n/a2001-07-01
  • Added Sysram1.sis to QVRemote.sis
1.02.12001-02-12
  • Forgot to clean up after help on exit
1.02.02001-02-11
  • Added online help
  • Added toolbar support
  • Settings are now saved in an INI file
1.01.12001-01-20
  • Disabled keyclick sounds while keys are held down
1.01.02001-01-04
  • Supports use of the keyboard (press and hold Tab for keys)
  • Added QV-2800
  • Updated commands for QV-2000/2300/2800/8000 cameras
1.00.02000-12-04
  • Initial release
QVRemote screen shots
QVRemote screen shots

Description

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.


Connecting Cable

To connect your EPOC machine to your camera, you will need to use a null-modem adapter. Here is a wiring diagram:

DCE/DCE Null Modem Adapter 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.

Pod Limited sell a Null Modem Connector that will likely work.


Download

qvremote.zip ( 50K) QVRemote program


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