Could you please tell us how to configure the DigiSnap to take pictures on a daily schedule?
The Advanced Time-Lapse process is what you need. Connect the DigiSnap to a terminal, and start it up. You should see a menu presented on the screen.
From the main menu, set the operating mode to ATL... [command M].
Enter the ATL menu... [command A].
There are 8 sequences that you can configure, but the majority of applications only need to use one. If you are going to monitor a parking lot during times of peak activity, you might use three different sequences to take series of pictures in the morning, noon, and evening. Many of the time-lapse packages are used to monitor construction sites, and configuring a sequence to take shots evenly all day long seems to be the most appropriate for most customers.
If the scan the list of sequences listed on the screen, most likely they are all disabled. Let's configure sequence 1... the sequence number isn't important.
Start Hour: 0
Start Minute: 1
Number of Shots: 10
Interval Hours: 1
Interval Minutes: 0
Interval Seconds: 0
Enter Q to exit the ATL menu...
Enter Q to save the changes, and shut the DigiSnap off.
This will configure the DigiSnap to take 10 shots, one hour apart, starting at 1 minute after midnight. Obviously you can change the numbers to suit your application.
Please note that the DigiSnap does not know the time of day... it was originally designed to get this information from a Coolpix camera, but when connected to an SLR camera such as the Pentax used in the Time-Lapse Package, it cannot read the time of day, so when it powers up, it presumes that it is midnight.
So, this means that the above configuration will cause the DigiSnap to start taking pictures 1 minute after you power it up. This is convienent if you are going to be on site when you want the DigiSnap to start taking pictures... Set it all up, and cycle the power on the DigiSnap at the time of day that you want it to start taking pictures. The camera will start taking pictures one minute later, and take one picture every hour for the next 10 hours. The next day, the DigiSnap will start taking pictures again at the same time of day... day after day.
If it's not convienient to be on site in the morning when you want to start taking pictures, you can configure the start time differently. For instance, if you want the camera to start taking pictures at 7 AM, but are going to be on-site at 4:30 in the afternoon to cycle the power on the DigiSnap, then you would set the starting time to be 14 hrs, 30 minutes. The means that 14 hrs, 30 minutes after you turn the DigiSnap on, it will start taking pictures.
Play with the settings a few times to get comfortable configuring the DigiSnap, and convince yourself that you understand the process!