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Re: XML Information for Autopano when using Arduino

If you are looking for a simple XML generator for mosaic panoramas (where the number of columns doesn’t change with the pitch angle) I’ve attached a Javascript powered webform that may help. Just download it to your PC and change the file type from “.txt” to “.htm” and open in a web browser. You may...
by phill.butte
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: XML Information for Autopano when using Arduino
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Re: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 1

I get similar results from both XML files for the small (5x10) test pano I did both before and after stitching and rendering. The stitcher corrected all the images with enough texture in them to create control points and the clouds were indistinct enough that the errors didn't matter. I would say it...
by phill.butte
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 100
Replies: 8
Views: 13481

Re: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 1

I just ran a comparison on the two methods and here's what I found for the test pano I did yesterday. The pano was 10 columns by 5 rows with a Canon 60D and 200 mm lens. The image FOV was 5 degrees. The first problem is that the horizontal and vertical overlap figures for the Epic 100 are different ...
by phill.butte
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 100
Replies: 8
Views: 13481

Re: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 1

That's correct, a different amount for each FOV. I sent GigaPan support a request for information on the formula or lookup table they used but never got a response. I can't say if its unreliable in practice, but % overlap is a derived value from my measurements of the angles. It might turn put to be...
by phill.butte
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 100
Replies: 8
Views: 13481

Re: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 1

The only information available from the Epic 100 when you set up a panorama is the vertical field of view of the image and the number of rows and columns. A key variable is the amount of horizontal and vertical overlap and that's not available from the Epic 100. I measured a vertical overlap of arou...
by phill.butte
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 100
Replies: 8
Views: 13481

A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 100

I’ve attached a JavaScript web page program for generating a Papywizard XML output file for the GigaPan Epic 100. One of the great features of Papywizard is its ability to generate an XML output file with all the image position information that can be fed into the stitching software to help orient t...
by phill.butte
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: A Papywizard XML output generator for the GigaPan Epic 100
Replies: 8
Views: 13481

Re: Papywizard/Merlin communications protocol?

Thank you, Claude. I tried it using Hyper Terminal and it works quite well. It's completely different than the protocol supplied in the Skywatcher AllView manual, I don't know where the tech writer that put the manual together got the info. The documentation in the manual appears to be the Celestron...
by phill.butte
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Papywizard/Merlin communications protocol?
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Papywizard/Merlin communications protocol?

I have a question on the communications protocol used between Papywizard and the Merlin/Orion/AllView mount. As I understand it from looking at the instruction manual for my AllView mount, most of the commands are sent in ASCII with only a few commands using byte level values. For instance, I should...
by phill.butte
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Papywizard/Merlin communications protocol?
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Re: PapyWizard and Windows 8.1

My problem running Papywizard on Windows 8.1 on a Dell Venue 8 tablet is now solved. While trying to fix a problem with the sensitivity on the on-screen keyboard I came across Dell driver updates for the tablet's Qualcomm BT chip and a newer version of the bios. After applying those with the other D...
by phill.butte
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:53 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PapyWizard and Windows 8.1
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: PapyWizard and Windows 8.1

mediavets, The post of yours I was referring to was the one where you used it on 8, not 8.1. Sorry for not being more clear. I'm using Windows 8.1, 32 bit standard edition. And I'm using the default MS Bluetooth drivers connecting the same way you did. So there's either a difference between the 32 a...
by phill.butte
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PapyWizard and Windows 8.1
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

PapyWizard and Windows 8.1

I recently purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet that comes with Windows 8.1 installed and thought I'd try out PapyWizard to see if it would work. The short answer is - it doesn't. It won't connect to a serial port at all, either using a Keyspan USB to RS232 adapter (with their latest 8.1 driver) or t...
by phill.butte
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:29 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PapyWizard and Windows 8.1
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: The "Big" Merlin ? =====>>>>> AllView Mount

The AllView will accommodate up to about 60mm from the centerline of the lens to the bottom of the camera or battery grip. Beyond that and the arm hits the bottom of the mount preventing it from pointing at the zenith. But I'm with mediavets, don't use the battery grip, buy a new battery.
by phill.butte
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:08 am
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: The "Big" Merlin ? =====>>>>> AllView Mount
Replies: 67
Views: 30368

Re: The "Big" Merlin ? =====>>>>> AllView Mount

I can confirm that the hand controller limitation has not been fixed. However, even if it was I would still continue to use PapyWizard. It's so much easier to use and gives excellent control for lenses with a very small FOV. There's a bonus in that it gives you an xml file to help the stitching soft...
by phill.butte
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: The "Big" Merlin ? =====>>>>> AllView Mount
Replies: 67
Views: 30368

The answer to the original question is a qualified yes. It will pan as fast or slow as you want at a constant speed. they call it "Video Coursing". You set the starting pan and tilt location, then the ending pan and tilt location, then the amount of time you want it to take from start to end up to 9...
by phill.butte
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: all view speed range for video ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6453

I'm out of town right now but I can test this when I get back next week. As I recall from the manual you set a start point, an end point, and the amount of time to take between start and end. So it's not fast to set up and there's no option to ramp the speed up and down.
by phill.butte
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: all view speed range for video ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6453

You forgot to mention the Teletype Model 33, the Baudot code, and the start and stop bits, all of which I remember from the 60's and 70's. :)
by phill.butte
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: What is your internet speed on average?
Replies: 40
Views: 6753

Klaus is correct that 1 Byte = 8 bits, however it's not that simple. Internet speed is almost always measured in bits per second (bps) or Mega-bits per second (Mbps). When it is stated in Mega-Bytes per second it is usually shown as MBps. To compound the problem there is a lot of communications over...
by phill.butte
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: What is your internet speed on average?
Replies: 40
Views: 6753

Mine (and yours too) holds 10 batteries @1.2 volts each = 12 volts.
by phill.butte
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:40 am
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: Upgrading Skywatcher AllView Lipo Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 4515

After reading this I wondered how long AA bateries would last in the standard AllView battery holder. Using the batteries pictured below and with my BT adapter plugged directly into the base (no hand controller used) it ran for 22 hours doing a 500 image panorama over and over. It took 3 days to get...
by phill.butte
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:24 am
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: Upgrading Skywatcher AllView Lipo Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 4515

I'm not familiar with the Orion Teletrack but I would suspect if the hand controllers are the same the pin-out and operation will be the same. I would measure the voltages on the socket where you plug in the hand controller using pin 5 as your ground without the hand controller plugged in. You shoul...
by phill.butte
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: Bluetooth Adapter for AllView Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 4517

Bluetooth Adapter for AllView Mount

After being successful in duplicating FLA’s Bluetooth adapter for the AllView Skywatcher’s hand controller, I was inspired to see if I could build a homemade Bluetooth adapter that would plug directly into the AllView mount. Yes, I know that Panogear already makes a fine BT adapter but I like to...
by phill.butte
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Allview
Topic: Bluetooth Adapter for AllView Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 4517

The N810 is a great solution for bright sunlight. In fact, the best visibility is with the sun behind you shining directly on the screen of the N810. Visibility of the PapyWizard text and buttions is excellent and it's much easier using the stylus than the track pad and buttons on my laptop.
by phill.butte
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:27 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Visibility of Nokia N810 Screen in Daylight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Done, seems to work fine on the workbench. I'll try it out in the sunlight tomorrow.
by phill.butte
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:51 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Visibility of Nokia N810 Screen in Daylight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

It got fixed while I was out and about. So I've finished all the steps to load python 2.5 and I'm loading PapyWizard.
by phill.butte
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:22 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Visibility of Nokia N810 Screen in Daylight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

I got the OS updated after figuring out which button to hold down (the one right under the webcam) and that it didn't like a USB 1.1 connection, only USB 2. Now I'm stuck because the Maemo site is unreachable this afternoon. I'll go do something else and try again later.
by phill.butte
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Visibility of Nokia N810 Screen in Daylight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2267
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