With my old Spinshot rotating camera for film I could fasten the camera and
let the handle roll to have it worl like at "finish line slit-camera".
Wouldn't it be possible to do the same with the Spheron - just remember to
rewind the cable before you take the next shot ;-)
My link in the former mail didn't work because the use special danish
charecters in the file name - didn't knew it was possible at all!!
But here you also find a collectin of fish line photos:
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From: "Ian Wood" <
> It's a static camera with moving film.
> If it were rotating it would be the ground would be clear and the
> cars would either be long blurs (if travelling in the same direction
> as the camera) or very short blobs (if travelling against the camera).
> But it could be done with a Spheron or other scanning camera if you
> turned the rotation motor off - might not be enough control over
> speed, though.
> On 2 Mar 2007, at 14:58, d9616 wrote:
>> Recently went to FOCUS on imaging exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham
>> (UK) and saw this 360 camera by Spheron
>> My guess is that the NASCAR photos were taken with something similar
>> with the 360 revolution matched to the average laptime of the cars,
>> thus rendering the complete oval blurred whilst recording the cars as
>> Just my 2p worth
>> Dave H