I updated the blog entry with what you have pointed out, please let me know if when I say that the future solderless kit availability for the Tronisoft will be from Kolor at Autopano.net? (I don't think anyone reads that blog so its unlikely to confuse anyone, but maybe it will get readers in the future)
I was excited about the unit when I wrote it and was pointing it out from my perspective. At the time the Tronisoft seemed harder to follow in the forum threads and the Sparkfun company is so cool. As per Windows, well I run Vista 64 on my desktop (I must have the plague)- it allows me to run Photoshop CS4 in 64 bits, I like that. I had to disable that terribly annoying User Account Control (UAC) Vista feature and since then I have been quite happy with it. I would certainly not run out and pay Micro$oft upgrade fees for the OS, but as I got it, I don't hate it. When I wrote the bit seven weeks ago only Alpha 9 was out for Windows. I have properly updated the blog entry in this regards.
On another note, has anyone in the Linux community have any experience with gphoto http://www.gphoto.org/
Its open source camera control and capture software revered engineered for most cameras over the USB, for Linux. It has both a graphical and a command line interface. It says it can compile for Debian. Does anyone think I would get the command line version to compile and run on the Nokia? What I am envisioning is running it alongside papywizard on the Nokia to do things like possible focus bracketing. Would have to drive the USB port in host mode on the Nokia and it would not be wireless anymore. (and some cameras, the Nikon included, will not store the image data on the camera card when in PTP mode so the nokia would have to store it, don't know if its fast at storing data) Maybe this is a better project for a laptop than a Nokia?
Thirdly, as far as the pause and 'go back' function. It could be all fancy with a graphical representation,etc. but what is really needed is just a button that becomes active when paused that allows you to go back one step. You could hit the button multiple times for multiple steps. (maybe have a number indicator on how many steps you have gone back, but not necessary, my brain works usually)
Fourth, I don't think I have properly communicated my desire for a 'shoot a photo now' button while in the manual move mode. There is room for a button on the stage at that time for shoot a photo now function. Would like it to record the position into the xml data file that was last used or create a new file. This is integral in getting the interesting bits of a scene after taking in the whole scene in mosaic mode. For instance, please look at this gigapan http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=5888
of the Space Shuttle launch. Look at the rightmost snapshot (the first snapshot) to see where I have the space shuttle captured in its ascent on what appears to be a beach scene. That did not randomly happen when the camera was capturing its mosaic. I captured the mosaic and then had the camera pointed at where the launch would be, but I had to go align that myself and put it in after stitching with the gigapan stitcher. With Autopano giga and the data file, it should be possible to have the software directly use these images when building the stitch. Conceivably it might be nice to be able to pause a mosaic capture, freely move the camera to take a photo of a section of the scene that suddenly gets some interesting action, have papywizard record those positions, and then resume a mosaic capture where it was left off.
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