Using orientation data from microprocessor controlled head  

Everything you need to motorize your head
no avatar
lovelace
Member
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:14 am
Location: Herefordshire, UK

Using orientation data from microprocessor controlled head

by lovelace » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:03 pm

I use a microprocessor-controlled 360 mount which creates an accurate digital output for elevation and azimuth for each image. This data can either be incorporated into the EXIF header of each image or saved a XML file or put into any other format as required. Is it possible to import this data into Autopano to improve the accuracy of the panorama stitch in the same way that Papywizard does?

no avatar
mediavets
Moderator
 
Posts: 14288
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:12 pm
Location: Isleham, Cambridgeshire, UK.

by mediavets » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:07 pm

Welcome to the forum...

lovelace wrote:I use a microprocessor-controlled 360 mount which creates an accurate digital output for elevation and azimuth for each image. This data can either be incorporated into the EXIF header of each image or saved a XML file or put into any other format as required. Is it possible to import this data into Autopano to improve the accuracy of the panorama stitch in the same way that Papywizard does?

Yes, if you put the data into the format required.

See: http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Panohead_XML_data_file
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.

User avatar
gkaefer
Member
 
Posts: 3386
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:01 pm
Location: Salzburg

by gkaefer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:12 pm

http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Autopano_Giga_-_Import...
several import plugins for heads does exist. the merlin head and the upcoming panoneed head xml files are compatible to papywizard format (gigapan too). papywizzard can also be used on macs, pcs and some mobile phones as standalone app witch can drive the merlin head via bluetooth or wire.
papywizard: http://www.papywizard.org/

so if your system would be able to create papywizard compatible xml files this would be a very easy way to go...

Georg

no avatar
lovelace
Member
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:14 am
Location: Herefordshire, UK

by lovelace » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:40 pm

Thanks for the links that all looks very doable. I'll see how I get on.
Last edited by lovelace on Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Return to Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests