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I installed a the dev version and I was able to find the plug-ins. After the patch I can still only set the pulse width to 1000. But I gather by reading the code that now Papywizard simply replaces pulse high with "TIME_VALUE", correct? This is basically a hack to implement the feature we spoke abou...
by lordtangent
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:03 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: "long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 6630

Hi Frédéric.

I'm running 2.0.0, which I installed on the N810 from the .deb . I can't find abstractStandardShutterPlugin.py anywhere in /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/papywizard/

(I used find and it's nowhere in the hierarchy)
by lordtangent
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:13 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: "long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 6630

Since I was the one that originally brought this up, I'd like to give my feedback of how this is working for me so far. 1000ms seems to work fine for daytime shots when the 20D or 7D can grab every frame in that time. For night shots with longer exposure times it isn't long enough. Frédéric, what is...
by lordtangent
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:07 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: "long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 6630

I ran into problems also. But I didn't even get as far as fma38. I was basically stuck at trying to run as Root.
by lordtangent
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:20 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: gphoto2 and bracketed exposure short intro
Replies: 133
Views: 63013

Any way to "wrap around" back to home position?

My goal is to keep the head from having to slew all the way back the the "home" position if I just want to reshoot the same spherical pano. I've found myself re-shooting the same 360x180 panos frequently during "magic hour" or other times when the light is changing rapidly and I can see it's actuall...
by lordtangent
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:44 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Any way to "wrap around" back to home position?
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

To update my progress on getting gphoto2 running on the N810: I received the cable today and installed the build of gphoto2 at https://garage.maemo.org/frs/?group_id=837&release_id=2456 First of all, I want to report the OTG cable for the N810 from "business2828" works like a charm. I was able to po...
by lordtangent
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:25 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: gphoto2 and bracketed exposure short intro
Replies: 133
Views: 63013

The description of the cable for the N810 states: "It works fine on Nokia N810. You don't need USB Control any more. Automatically Host mode, easily connect with card reader, flash disk, digital camera...." Which I take to mean, yes... it does switch to Host Mode automatically. (USB Control is the t...
by lordtangent
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:34 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: gphoto2 and bracketed exposure short intro
Replies: 133
Views: 63013

Thanks for the links! I will order a usb adapter and make some tests. gphoto2 port for maemo is here: https://garage.maemo.org/frs/?group_id=837&release_id=2456 Also have a look at this thread: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=13868 If someone can make some tests... Looks very promising! I'm ...
by lordtangent
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:31 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: gphoto2 and bracketed exposure short intro
Replies: 133
Views: 63013

I did some Googling into it and it is totally possible. There are even off-the-shelf cable kits: http://wiki.maemo.org/USB_host_mode It seems that many devices DON'T require external power. However, if power is required, there are battery powered hubs! (CyberPower CP-H420MP 4-Port USB Hub) http://ww...
by lordtangent
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:23 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: gphoto2 and bracketed exposure short intro
Replies: 133
Views: 63013

I notice you are using the command line version of gphoto2. Is there a compile of gphoto2 out there anywhere for the Nokia N810? Is it even possible to use the N810 to control a camera via USB? (I have a Netbook I could use for this also. But I want to try and get everything as compact as possible a...
by lordtangent
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:08 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: gphoto2 and bracketed exposure short intro
Replies: 133
Views: 63013

After some thought I decided on going with the Tokina FE 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye. Thanks everyone for all the great input and data. It helped me figure this out. Here is my final logic: Based on the input I got here, and elsewhere, it seems fish eyes are better than rectilinear lenses for Panos, s...
by lordtangent
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:41 am
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC
Replies: 15
Views: 8023

Speed is not really an issue in panos--you will probably use f/11 or f/16 to get lots of DOF -- and sometimes f/2.8 lenses get worse above f/5.6 or so. Good point. I usually try to shoot at the smallest non-diffracting aperture I can for panos anyway, since the camera is on a tripod... and I want e...
by lordtangent
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:29 am
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC
Replies: 15
Views: 8023

I initially stated that I'd dismissed the Canon 10-22mm EF-S based on cost compared to the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. But now that I've read more reviews I'm not as put off by the extra cost. It sounds like a really great lens. However, now that GURL has put these extra ideas about fish eyes in my head, ...
by lordtangent
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC
Replies: 15
Views: 8023

Why am I in doubt about ultra-wide-angle lenses and spherical panos ? When the goal is approximating a sphere with flat rectangular images what it's important is: - how many degrees of the sphere surface each source image can cover - how bad is the spherical image at some location on the sphere sur...
by lordtangent
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC
Replies: 15
Views: 8023

I didn't realize rectilinear lenses created MORE problems in stitching. For some reason I thought it was fisheyes that were tougher to un-distort. I'm glad I asked! (Though, Ken Rockwells review of the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX stated the distortion was "simple" and easier to remove than ...
by lordtangent
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:30 am
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC
Replies: 15
Views: 8023

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC

I'm interested in shooting 360x180 HDR panos with a crop camera (Canon 7D). I'd like to keep the pixel density higher than what I could get with a fisheye like the Peleng 8mm, but I also want to keep the shooting time under control since I might need to bracket really wide in some cases for the HDR ...
by lordtangent
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:08 am
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX vs. Sigma 10 - 20mm f/3.5 EX-DC
Replies: 15
Views: 8023

The pulse width is only a Papywizard limitation (in the GUI definition, in fact). I can change it without problem. But I think a better solution is to add a flag like: x Keep contact closed during shooting As you will have to set the 'Time Value' param to be as long as your bracketing sequence, the...
by lordtangent
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:29 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: "long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 6630

Surely you've gotten "ghosts" on some projects, even with Smart Blend.
by lordtangent
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: "Roto" tool and Proxy mode
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

It is possible to change the 'pulse high width' value, in the plugin config, but it is limited to 1000ms (1s), Is it enough? I can increase the max value, if needed (something like 9999ms, for example). Is the maximum 9999ms 'pulse high width' value a limitation of the Merlin hardware? My request w...
by lordtangent
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: "long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 6630

"long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?

Does anyone know if a "long press" of the shutter (for continuous drive) can be sent through the built-in camera control of the Merlin? My hope is to use the cameras own bracketing feature and Continuous "motor drive" shooting for simple bracketing. If the Merlin's built-in shutter release can send ...
by lordtangent
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:16 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: "long press" of shutter through NON-Goto interface?
Replies: 25
Views: 6630

klausesser, hankkarl, you are missing my point and dwelling on semantics. Notice I used the word "somewhat" and that is regarding how APP seems to function internally. (It doesn't care what the input res or output res is. It generates the OUTPUT pixels at render time.) GURL seems to "get" my thinkin...
by lordtangent
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: "Roto" tool and Proxy mode
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

Really, all we need is an "eraser" tool and a "highlight" tool to edit the source files in APP. No need for bezier curves or the like. Just erase what you don't want, highlight what you do want, and let the blenders work. APP uses the alpha channel to determine what not to put into a pano. So you c...
by lordtangent
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:27 am
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: "Roto" tool and Proxy mode
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

"Roto" tool and Proxy mode

It would be nice to be able to hint SmartBlend or MultiBlend with some Bezier curve shapes. You could use them to cut stuff off an image you absolutely didn't want to blend into the final pano. Actually, the curves don't even need to be as fancy as a Bezier curve. Simple natural curves or even linea...
by lordtangent
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:15 am
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: "Roto" tool and Proxy mode
Replies: 23
Views: 4790

Nice stuff!

But as I mentioned, for mapping video to tiles, a single sphere has it's limitations also. Of course, it would be possible to stitch the bulk of the sphere and line up moving tiles by eye. But what if all the tiles have video on them?
by lordtangent
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:29 am
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: Feature request: Tile export / Projection based stitching
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

What are you find particularly difficult about the UI? - perhaps we can help. Mainly it's the early part of the process. The "Groups" window. What are Groups? They don't seem like they do anything and the bins have so few controls for anything useful I wonder what the point is. I would imagine this...
by lordtangent
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:06 am
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: How to generally improve stitching (bracketed shots)
Replies: 19
Views: 4386
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