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Hi Sebastian, I am sorry to admit that I did not end up using Chronomotion. We stuck with papywizard and just dealt with the fact that the timing interval was not always the same. This decision was mainly because I could not figure out how to correctly use the motion time line that presets the motio...
by sbell
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:26 am
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Hi Vincen, My focus is definitely for time lapse and I have a little experience using papywizard for just that purpose. However, I found that using a software based control system was difficult in the field. So I am trying to find a hardware solution that fills all my requirements. if I can't find s...
by sbell
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:02 am
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Experience with MX2
Replies: 3
Views: 4117

Experience with MX2

Hello All,

I would like to hear from people who have experience with controlling a Merlin head with the MX2. It looks to me like the MX2 does not have the flexibility that Papywizard offers, particularly regarding presets. Any information regarding this combination would be great!

Thanks,
Simon
by sbell
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Experience with MX2
Replies: 3
Views: 4117

Hi Sebastian, Thanks for the information. I just got back from a 2 week long holiday in Iceland with a good mate, aiming to shoot the Northern lights in time lapse. We're very happy with our results and videos will follow after they've been through editing! From our experience on the trip we have de...
by sbell
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Hi Claude, Thanks for the tip, Chronomotion looks like an interesting option. Do you have any experience using it? I have installed and got it talking to the Merlin, but can't figure out much more than that! The information on how to use it is much more limited, no real info in the wiki and can't fi...
by sbell
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Sadly no improvement by switching to the text based view. Could this have something to do with the pulse width high, and pulse width low settings for the camera trigger in the Merlin head plugin? I don't really understand what these parameters do. But it looks like is just something I'm going to hav...
by sbell
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Hi Frédéric,

Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried turning off the data logging, but still get the same issues.

I understand that getting a very precise interval is difficult, but a difference of 2 seconds seems like a very long time for such a system. Surely there is something else going on?
by sbell
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Sorry I just noticed that I had logger level set to debug, I did it again with trace. The shooting intervals are now: 2, 2, 4, 2 and 4 seconds. Settings are otherwise as stated above. Trace log: None 2013-01-24 12:50:29,626::Main::INFO::Starting Papywizard... 2013-01-24 12:50:29,627::Main::DEBUG::ma...
by sbell
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Thanks for the quick response guys, you are both making papywizard a really fantastic community to be part of! Ok details. I did a test moving the Merlin head from 0.0 to 0.5 degrees by 0.1degree steps in yaw between each shot, using a preset file I built myself. The camera is fully manual, 1/10s ex...
by sbell
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence

Hi Folks, I'm running a Merlin head using papywizard on a Raspberry Pi, connected with a USB to serial connector. Everything is going great, except for one issue. I cannot get the camera to trigger at regular intervals for the time lapse. For example, with the camera set to shooting at 1/10 of a sec...
by sbell
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Getting regular shooting interval for a time lapse sequence
Replies: 17
Views: 10169

Hi Claude,

The R Pi is connected using a USB to Serial to 5V cable, with the Merlin connector soldered on. Works a dream!
by sbell
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Android ... possible?
Replies: 37
Views: 15386

I got myself a Raspberry Pi and everything works very nicely! I can remote desktop from my laptop into the R Pi with an Ethernet connection, get Papywizard running, then disconnect the connection and everything runs nicely. I have a 12V 7Ah Li ion battery to run the Merlin and a DC/DC converter to g...
by sbell
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:45 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Android ... possible?
Replies: 37
Views: 15386

Thanks for the welcome!

Has anyone tried using a Rasberry Pi <http://www.raspberrypi.org/> to run the papywizard software?

This seems like a great option - cheap, portable and low on power consumption.
by sbell
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Android ... possible?
Replies: 37
Views: 15386

I was hoping to avoid buying the internet tablet, but I might just have to consider it.

Thanks for the info guys.
by sbell
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Android ... possible?
Replies: 37
Views: 15386

Hey folks, I'm new to the community and still trying to find the best solutions for a portable time lapse rig based on a Merlin and papywizard. Biggest hang up at the moment is the laptop required to run Papywizard. Is there any news on getting this on to an android? That would be fantastic!! Cheers...
by sbell
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Android ... possible?
Replies: 37
Views: 15386

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