Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: What about using a laser level for an artificial horizon?
- Sorry but leveling the camera is not the solution.
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Sacha Griffin" <sachagriffin@...> wrote:
>> You didn't read the discussion.
>> It's for the situations where there are no visible cues and trying to get
>> degree accuracy, not just something kinda close.
> You may want to try the Seculine Action Level - it's tiny, electronic, mounts on the cameras flash bracket, and can be set for high accuracy. See: http://tinyurl.com/ybbhjfm or look at Ebay.
- Ken Warner wrote:
> [sigh] i mention monopods just to provoke your imagination. TripodsRight - I wasn't suggesting an anchor image as part of the stitch.
> also can move out of alignment during the shoot and as I have described
> in other posts, shooting an anchor image is not always either
> guaranteed to work or practical.
It you take a photograph with the camera level,
you have a measure of the angle of the scene w.r.t gravity.
If you like, the base edge of the image *IS* a reference level.
After that, the camera/tripod can do what it likes.
Since the orientation of some parts of the scene is a "known"