Add ability to time set and sync camera date.
Bug 20430 imported from GNA! bug tracker
Submitted by: dnwilson on 2013-01-13 21:09:12
Please add checking and setting the camera time and date, with an option to sync to the PC's time ? Perhaps even an option to auto-time-sync on connection.
I have checked the manual and see that Nikon's Camera Pro 2 can change and sync the camera time. Also, I believe that libgphoto2 has the ability to set the date.
Comment by: danpb on 2013-11-23 12:27:56
Thanks for the request, both valid feature requests I'd like to see added.
Comment by: danpb on 2014-02-04 21:36:44
There are now two new UI options. A menu which allows for one time sync of time to camera,and a preferences which allows for enabling automatic sync when the camera is connected to
commit 6b19ecfbf99251c6fa6f76fb34bd556197df74bb Author: Daniel P. Berrange <email@example.com> Date: Tue Feb 4 21:30:09 2014 +0000 Add ability to auto-sync camera time on connect Add a preference to control whether the camera time will be automatically synchronized with the computer at time of connection Fixes bug #20430 Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <firstname.lastname@example.org> commit dee8a05c9ae08eb4fe0d41134a494108b383f27e Author: Daniel P. Berrange <email@example.com> Date: Tue Feb 4 20:22:44 2014 +0000 Add menu option to sync camera clock with PC Fixes bug #20430 Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Comment by: dnwilson on 2014-02-05 04:14:02
I tried the timesync out. It is setting the clock one hour ahead of my time. My Kubuntu desktop is set to Melbourne Time Zone and My Nikon D7000 is set to Melbourne Time zone as well. is this one System UMC/local time issues ? Or not taking Summertime into account ?
Comment by: danpb on 2014-02-05 09:13:58
Hmm, that does smell like a DST issue. In your camera menu is the DST / Summertime checkbox enabled ? I had assumed that the camera always stored time in UTC and just used the timezone / dst field when displaying it.
Comment by: dnwilson on 2014-02-05 21:42:29
This is how I interpret what is happening;
The Good news: I had my camera time sent incorrectly. I set it to the correct time so now both UTC and Melbourne time with daylight savings ON is correct. It was screwed up somehow.
The Bad news: entangle is setting the camera, still set to 'TZ=Melbourne Daylight saving ON', to UTC time and date, that is -11 hours from local time.
Local time at test 8:36 am 6/2/14, Entangle sets the camera to 19:36 5/2/14.