RE: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Macro panoramas with webcam
- I made a spike that supports my tripod head. The lens base is 1.5" off the
ground. Basically a threaded steel rod with a couple of washers and a nut to
lock in the tripod head. The head sits right on the ground (you can also dig
it in a little). So your view is basically at mouse height. Obviously you
can't get in tight areas, but it works great in flower beds and the like.
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- Here is another kind of "orbit" webcam, also good for capturing panoramic views
... I've programmed it to look where I want pretty much
This movie is actually with my Logitech/Sunex webcam, being about the central 140 degrees of the fisheye view. The lighting is from the LED on the webcam -- a handy thing for closeup views, pity it is red.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Ken Warner <kwarner000@...> wrote:
> Gotham City! The first thing I thought was Batman.
> The images stitch well.
> What if you moved the lens farther from the sensor so that you
> could take 4 around. More detail. Sharper -- maybe? Or would you
> loose focus?
> panovrx wrote:
> > Ok here is a work in progress
> > http://www.mediavr.com/bridgestmodel.htm
> > This model is very dark in sections with the available lighting and looks much more colorful (though less atmospheric) with flash -- so I will try a panorama with flash next.
> > Here btw is what it looks like with flash (with my Canon TX1 cameras)
> > http://www.mediavr.com/3d/?p=46
> > Here are some shots of the model with the standard Zeiss lens on the webcam
> > http://www.mediavr.com/modelviews/webcamviews.htm
> > Peter Murphy
> > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Ken Warner <kwarner000@> wrote:
> >>This is a great project!
> >>Can we see some stitched panos?
> >>panovrx wrote:
> >>>I've done a bit more testing with my mini-fisheye webcam (Sunex 216 minifisheye lens + Logitech Notebook Pro webcam). The No Parallax Point is close to the front of the lens -- about 2mm behind the front glass surface, about 1mm behind the beginning of the metal lens barrel.
> >>>The images stitch ok, and the image circle calibrates to about 185 (probably 187 like they say) with low a, b, c distortion values. This corresponds to the visual appearance -- which looks normal fisheye, without the edge compression of the 10.5mm Nikkor.