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Re: Night Sky Pano's

To gkaefer: Thanks for the info and since tomorrow is May 1st and 2nd, are going to be in the mid 80's around here with clear sky's, I'll head up to the hills in the Gifford Pinchot and use Mt. Saint Helens for a background and put your advice to use and see how things turn out. So after post proces...
by zhiker
Sun May 01, 2016 2:27 am
 
Forum: Motorized Panoramic Heads
Topic: Night Sky Pano's
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Night Sky Pano's

Hope I state this question correctly, Does anyone know of xml file to use with a Merlin non-goto head to shoot night sky pano's? I searched the forum's archieve and came up blank, so I'm just basically looking for a good example to get started with. My plan is to use Canon T3i, PandroidWiz, Samsung ...
by zhiker
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Motorized Panoramic Heads
Topic: Night Sky Pano's
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Re: interesting rig:

One big question, how does one cover a 25% overlap for pano's with this setup?
Just curious is all, like to hear your comments on this. zhiker.........
by zhiker
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: interesting rig:
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Merlin, Galaxy Tablet, qDSLRdashboard, all wireless.

To klausesser and mediavets: First, I apoligize for taking so long to reply but windy weather and a new vehicle all eat at time and plans. So here is a short video demo showing how I'm using the Merlin Head and PandroidWiz running on the Dell tablet communicating via Bluetooth, with qDSLRdashboard r...
by zhiker
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Merlin, Galaxy Tablet, qDSLRdashboard, all wireless.
Replies: 0
Views: 2013

Soloshot Motion Timelapse Hardware

So the question is what are the differing thought's on this timelapse hardware. Here is the Youtube web link to the Motion Timelapse Tutorial, approx 10 minutes but worth the education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9siUs9i8rCQ Here is the web link to the home page: http://shop.soloshot.com/# Than...
by zhiker
Sun May 31, 2015 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Soloshot Motion Timelapse Hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Re: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.

To klausesser and mediavets: As for Magic Lantern I've been using it on the Canon T3i since I bought it, here is a timelapse example I did a Lower Lewis River Falls a couple weeks ago with Magic Latern built intervolmeter, Watch the sticks......................... :) http://www.pnwhiker.org/ylrtl041...
by zhiker
Wed May 27, 2015 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.

To mediavets: But you are now having to trigger the shutter via the USB port using DSLRdashboard because the remote control port on the camera is broken - is that the situation? Answer: For the Canon XS that is correct and it works just fine so far if I set PandroidWiz Timevalue at 4.0 and Pulsehigh...
by zhiker
Wed May 27, 2015 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.

To mediavets: Why do you need to use both PandroidWiz and DSLRdashboard? To make long story short, some guy walked up to Merlin waved his hand in front of the bluetooth and Merlin went amuck, and before I could stop it the Rebel hit the ground and the the Canon Rebel XS dislodged and completely brok...
by zhiker
Tue May 26, 2015 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.

To mediavets: Thanks for the reply, gave me something to mull over as they say and decided to try qDslrDashboard's interval timer and PandroidWiz together, using a Canon Rebel XS, Best I could get so far was setting the PandroidWiz Timevalue to 4.0, PulseHigh 0.0, qDslrDashboard interval timer to 9....
by zhiker
Tue May 26, 2015 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.

Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence using a preset. I have question using a Merlin Non-Goto via Bluetooth & PandroidWiz, is it possible to set a delay between shoot sequences using a preset, Say something like this short example: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
by zhiker
Mon May 25, 2015 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Question how to set a timed delay in shoot sequence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

LILY

To Destiny: Before you goto far astray with any purchase, check out LILY, Or are you the young lady in the kayak? Here is the youtube video link and website link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YLxGFLpOl0 Web Link is https://www.lily.camera/ FYI: Cost $499 US and is waterproof also. GOPRO is fallin...
by zhiker
Wed May 13, 2015 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: LILY
Replies: 14
Views: 2831

Merlin Non-Goto & DSLR's - Wifi or USB:

The following info is to extend your DLSR's use for Pano shooting, Timelapse, Depth of Field, and Focus Stacking using either Android Phone or tablet, or Iphone/Tablet. The following info is for those of you that have a Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto and either DSLR (Canon,Nikon,Sony) and would like you...
by zhiker
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Merlin Non-Goto & DSLR's - Wifi or USB:
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: GH4 with motorized head

To itominski: As for yur GH4 and lens questions take a look at this youtube by Dave Dugdale, I'm sure you will find the info most helpful. YouTube Link Below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxGekOHEPuc GH4 Aerial Test link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkq-ZOzRXts Battery and Power Adapter...
by zhiker
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: GH4 with motorized head
Replies: 21
Views: 5649

Andriod Phone and Tablet Wallpaper Setup

Andriod Phone and Tablet Wallpaper Setup: The following info is for those of you who don't or didn't and wonder how to! This work's for stitched Panorama's. Steps 1 thru 4 are to be worked on your PC, Step 5 for the Android Device. Here a couple of simple solutions for setting up a full wallpaper yo...
by zhiker
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Andriod Phone and Tablet Wallpaper Setup
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)

Suggestion for Star Tracker example of a Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto) What would be a sample Preset code as a star tracker for Merlin Non Goto Mount and PandroidWiz? What would be a good setting for a time-lapse with a star tracker in the preset of a PandroidWiz? Any thoughts on this wo...
by zhiker
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)
Replies: 4
Views: 3212

Re: is that what we expect from Google´s VR?

I don't know about anyone else but the only part of the VR that was in focus was the center picture
in the middle of IE page, Klaus I take it your working for Google as either a consultant or mentor, EH? :cool:
by zhiker
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: is that what we expect from Google´s VR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

To All: The App's work on my Andriod, Pantech Burst , android_version 4.0.4 all I did was click the uninstall button on Google Play Store then the Install Button. Here is a link to a movie I made a couple weeks while Beta testing Pandroidwiz App: http://www.pnwhiker.org/rucklecrk/rucklecrk.htm Takes...
by zhiker
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PandroidWiz - control the Merlin mount with an Android phone or tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

To vincen: You are correct that the link to the andriod software (Panoramaapp) really does work. The only thing was, I had to get was get a ATT conection, since my GoPhone didn't have accessibility, switched to a ATT Account. Not that big of issue, so if you you have bluetooth on your Skywatcher Mer...
by zhiker
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: How to install Papywizard 2 on a tablet with Bluetooth built in?
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

How to install Papywizard 2 on a tablet with Bluetooth built in?

Since I'm having a real problem of getting my head to wrap around the concept of installing Papywizard 2 on a tablet (Dell Streak - Andriod 2.2.2) with Bluetooth built in. So the question is, what are the correct steps to installing Papywizard on a Andriod Tablet with built in Bluetooth, if they exi...
by zhiker
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: How to install Papywizard 2 on a tablet with Bluetooth built in?
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Thanks mediavets for the info, so off I went to Radio Shack and as usual the only package they had was already torn open, but the Car Power Adapter works and they gave me a 1 year extended warranty, so no harm, no foul, so far. here are the stats for Car Power Adapter: enercell 12vdc*2A Stock No. 27...
by zhiker
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - Celestron Power Tank Best Connection?
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - Celestron Power Tank Best Connection?

So here is the simple question, if you have Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto and
Celestron Power Tank Model #18774 what would be your best choice for a connection?
Tek Info, 2 Car Plugins (DC 12 volt output), or 3 output connections (3v, 6v, 9v).
Thanks in advance for the info. zhiker
by zhiker
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - Celestron Power Tank Best Connection?
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

First thanks to Mateusz Malinowski for your reply, it was a great help. So here is what I finally did, went to Radio Shack and purchased a universal adapter and here is the info for those of you interested in knowing what product actualy work with the merlin mount. (1) enercel AC-to-DC Power Adapter...
by zhiker
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - DC 12volt what is the correct Amp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - DC 12volt what is the correct Amp?

This last weekend while coming back from hike in the gorge, my friends wife insisted we stop at this neighbor hood garage sale, setting there in the rain was a merlin non-goto mount marked for $20.00, well I have one already but 2 is better, right, and for $20.00 as is, what the hay. So now I'm look...
by zhiker
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - DC 12volt what is the correct Amp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - which SynScanâ„¢ AZ hand control

Does anyone know which SynScanâ„¢ AZ hand control unit model works with
the Merlin Non-Goto unit?
I would appreciate the specific model number and software info, if available.
Thanks......zhiker
by zhiker
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: The Skywatcher Merlin Non-Goto - which SynScanâ„¢ AZ hand control
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

To gkaefer: Thanks for the info, the Pass Code 1234 worked, had to goto Plugins rechoose the bluetooth option under devices, select browse and do the bt search and exit out of papywizard, then reopen papywizard, got the tap screen to add device, got the pass code screen You can find the passcode on ...
by zhiker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Panogear Bluetooth Transmitter Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1295
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