do you want an Attitude Sensor for your camera?
- new invention!
starting from a discussion on the hugin list,
I think I'm going to build (well - i'm going to ask my intrepid friend Robot Boy to build for me) an "attitude sensor" - it will record the Yaw, Pitch, Roll of a photo, and write it directly to the Exif data when the picture is shot. It will work only with Nikon SLRs I guess (only nikon has those tethered gps devices which write to the exif - it will be similar to this)
This will theoretically allow you to shoot panos and then just load them on your computer and view the pano without stitching them; alternately it will let you load the images into your stitching program with the "rough position" of your images already there - similar to what you already do if you use a gigapixel robot such as papywizard or clauss, in order to drastically improve stitching reliability.
I can imagine that it will allow you to shoot "Dorin's Stitchless Panos" very very easily. And other good stuff.
Is anyone interested in such a device? Maybe this could end up as a kickstarter project... I for one find it exciting. Am I alone? :)
- Great find, thanks Bjorn!
I would already be using it if I didn't leave my phone in my car a few minutes ago :)
this is a good start, if only for testing and playing around.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Bjï¿½rn K Nilssen <bk@...> wrote:
> Pï¿½ Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:57:06 +0100, skrev Roger D Williams <roger@...>:
> > On Dec 13, 2011, at 9:48 AM, "Richard" <richard_j_powell@...> wrote:
> >> Panoramatic 360 iPhone app does this.
> >> It has an aid which shows you when to take photos when panning around, or can automatically do it.
> >> It also has a useful guide to show you if the rotation or tilt of the phone is optimal for each shot.
> >> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Roger D. Williams" <roger@> wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:25:58 +0900, Rick Drew <rick@> wrote:
> >>>> Wouldn't a digital compass, GPS with compass or Droid/iPhone with compass
> >>>> display app work? I've used that in the past with great results on my
> >>>> monopod. I have a harder time with pitch and roll than rotation. There
> >>>> are also Attitude apps for the Droid and iPhone.
> >>> I think you're onto something there, Rick. I've just checked the compass
> >>> app on my iPhone 4 and it seems reasonably precise and reproducible. Of
> >>> course it's not designed for pointing out precisely spaced points of the
> >>> compass 45 or 60 degrees apart, which is what I need. Or to make it a
> >>> bit more widely applicable, at any convenient fraction of 360 degrees.
> > Thank you. This looks worth testing, athough some of the claims are scarcely believable!
> There's an Android app called Geocam (free version too) that works with compass/azimuth as well as pitch and roll, and of course GPS position.
> It even records photos, hence you don't even need another camera ;)
> Bjï¿½rn K Nilssen - bk@... - 3D and panoramas