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Help needed with image mis-alignment

by yoshiharra » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:43 pm

First I would like to thank every one in this board for helping new comers like me. I was able to shoot first set of test image after setting up my Merlin GoTo head (Firmware v02.07.81) with Deltawave BlueTooth (thanks to Claude). I am using Nokia N810 (firmware DIABLO_5.2008.43-7) with Papywizard development v2.1.21-1.

But I have little problem with alignment of image by column correctly. Plese see the attached screen capture. FYI, I am using PTGui Pro v0.1.3. bellow is the xml code if this helps.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<papywizard version="c">
    <header>
        <general>
            <title>
                Test
            </title>
            <gps>
                Here goes the location
            </gps>
            <comment>
                Generated by Papywizard 2.1.21
            </comment>
        </general>
        <shooting mode="mosaic">
            <headOrientation>
                up
            </headOrientation>
            <cameraOrientation>
                portrait
            </cameraOrientation>
            <stabilizationDelay>
                0.5
            </stabilizationDelay>
            <counter>
                003
            </counter>
            <startTime>
                2012-07-02_19h53m40s
            </startTime>
            <endTime>
                2012-07-02_20h03m12s
            </endTime>
        </shooting>
        <camera>
            <timeValue>
                0.5
            </timeValue>
            <bracketing nbPicts="1"/>
            <sensor coef="1.6" ratio="3:2"/>
        </camera>
        <lens type="rectilinear">
            <focal>
                320.0
            </focal>
        </lens>
        <mosaic>
            <nbPicts pitch="5" yaw="11"/>
            <overlap minimum="0.25" pitch="0.40" yaw="0.29"/>
        </mosaic>
    </header>
    <shoot>
        <pict bracket="1" id="1">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h53m52s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-23.2"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="2">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h54m04s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-21.3"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="3">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h54m11s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-19.4"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="4">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h54m27s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-17.5"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="5">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h54m42s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-15.6"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="6">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h54m53s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-13.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="7">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h55m11s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-11.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="8">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h55m23s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-9.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="9">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h55m35s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-7.9"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="10">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h55m47s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-6.0"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="11">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h55m53s
            </time>
            <position pitch="111.3" roll="90.0" yaw="-4.1"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="12">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m01s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-4.1"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="13">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m09s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-6.0"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="14">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m16s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-7.9"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="15">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m26s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-9.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="16">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m37s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-11.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="17">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m47s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-13.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="18">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h56m58s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-15.6"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="19">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h57m06s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-17.5"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="20">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h57m15s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-19.4"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="21">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h57m24s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-21.3"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="22">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h57m35s
            </time>
            <position pitch="108.9" roll="90.0" yaw="-23.2"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="23">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h57m43s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-23.2"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="24">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h57m54s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-21.3"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="25">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h58m07s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-19.4"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="26">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h58m16s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-17.5"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="27">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h58m25s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-15.6"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="28">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h58m37s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-13.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="29">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h58m46s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-11.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="30">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h58m54s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-9.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="31">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h59m01s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-7.9"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="32">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h59m13s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-6.0"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="33">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h59m25s
            </time>
            <position pitch="106.5" roll="90.0" yaw="-4.1"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="34">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h59m36s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-4.1"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="35">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h59m46s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-6.0"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="36">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_19h59m58s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-7.9"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="37">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h00m09s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-9.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="38">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h00m17s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-11.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="39">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h00m25s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-13.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="40">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h00m35s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-15.6"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="41">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h00m47s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-17.5"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="42">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h00m56s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-19.4"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="43">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h01m04s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-21.3"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="44">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h01m16s
            </time>
            <position pitch="104.0" roll="90.0" yaw="-23.2"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="45">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h01m24s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-23.2"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="46">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h01m34s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-21.3"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="47">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h01m46s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-19.4"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="48">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h01m56s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-17.5"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="49">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h02m08s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-15.6"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="50">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h02m17s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-13.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="51">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h02m29s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-11.7"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="52">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h02m42s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-9.8"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="53">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h02m51s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-7.9"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="54">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h03m04s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-6.0"/>
        </pict>
        <pict bracket="1" id="55">
            <time>
                2012-07-02_20h03m12s
            </time>
            <position pitch="101.6" roll="90.0" yaw="-4.1"/>
        </pict>
    </shoot>
</papywizard>

How can I make sure the motor aligns vertically in every rows?

Thanks in advance.


Last edited by yoshiharra on Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Canon EOS T3i, EF 100-400mm, Tokina 100mm, Sigma 15mm, Samyang 8mm, Nodal Ninja 5L & R10, Merlin - Papywizard on Nokia N810

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by mediavets » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:19 am

This seems to be an example of 'undocumented feature' (aka a bug) that goes back a long way.

Some of us early adopters spent quite a while exploring the circumstances in which this occurs. The developer (of Papywizard) was unable to work out why it occurs but as I recall one can prevent it by disabling (unckecking) the Alternate drive on Yaw and Pitch axes plugins.

It makes the shoot take approx. 50% longer but should stop this 'stepping'.

FWIW it doesn't occur if you use the T&C/Panogear Touch Controller.


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Many different Nodal Ninja and Agnos pano heads. Merlin/Panogear mount with Papywizard on Nokia Internet tablets.
Nikon D5100 and D40, Sigma 8mm f3.5 FE, Nikon 10.5mm FE, 35mm, 50mm, 18-55mm, 70-210mm. Promote control.

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by yoshiharra » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:19 am

Thanks mediavets, for prompt reply. I will try that.

Just wondering, is the touch control sold separately? How much does it cost?

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by mediavets » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:13 am

Andrew Stephens
Many different Nodal Ninja and Agnos pano heads. Merlin/Panogear mount with Papywizard on Nokia Internet tablets.
Nikon D5100 and D40, Sigma 8mm f3.5 FE, Nikon 10.5mm FE, 35mm, 50mm, 18-55mm, 70-210mm. Promote control.

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by yoshiharra » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi mediavets

Thanks for that info. :)
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