I'm about to implement a custom manual speed. In the current version, the Merlin accelerates at full-speed; it takes some time, and it is not very easy to do accurate moves near the wanted position.
How do you see this custom speed feature? Do you need several speeds? How to choose them (menu, combobox, radiobutton, circular list button, keyboard)?
My first idea was to reallocate the +- keys of the Nokia to that function, allowing to increase/decrease the manual speed. It is more intuitive, as the keys are labeled +-, but I like the idea to be able to point/shoot mosaic mode without the need to use the pen. On the other hand, it is better to point to the center of each side, as it is where the pano is the smallest. So, the pen is needed.
What about the idea of having one of the speed as an auto-switch speed from low to high, after a certain delay? Such feature can be nice, or bad, depending of the implementation...
Also think that there is not a lot of space left on the GUI
I plan to move the Home button to the hardware menu, so speed could be displayed here...
Let me know.
Canon 20D + 17-40/f4 L USM + 70-200/f4 L USM + 50/f1.4 USM
Merlin/Orion panohead + Papywizard
on Nokia N800 and HP TC-1100