Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: What about using a laser level for an artificial horizon?
- Have you ever used a monopod?
paul womack wrote:
> Ken Warner wrote:
>> Sorry but leveling the camera is not the solution.
> If you need to have the camera non-level (for some reason I don't understand)
> you could level the camera, take a reference shot of (part of) the scene,
> then re-set your camera as desired for the pano, and shoot away.
> During post processing the reference image can be used as the to set the angle
> of the pano, either by eye, measuring, or control points.
> The reference image need not be part of the stitch.
- 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"