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do you want an Attitude Sensor for your camera?

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  • Jeffrey Martin
    new invention! starting from a discussion on the hugin list, https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/hugin-ptx/UqErsdCKoAk I think I m going to build (well -
    Message 1 of 31 , Dec 6, 2011
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      new invention!

      starting from a discussion on the hugin list,
      https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/hugin-ptx/UqErsdCKoAk
      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? :)

      Jeffrey
    • prague
      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
      Message 31 of 31 , Dec 14, 2011
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        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.

        Jeff


        --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Bj�rn K Nilssen <bk@...> wrote:
        >
        > P� 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 ;)
        >
        > --
        > Bj�rn K Nilssen - bk@... - 3D and panoramas
        >
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