I'm 100% convinced that the Automate control software is not an implementaion of the Papywizard software.
100% trumps 99%, thanks for reviewing the Automate.
There seems to be some uncertainty about the weight of the MP-101b motorized auto pan & tilt head. In the material you link to in one place it quotes the weight as 2.5lb (1.13Kg) in another 800g.
The one I have is 1 lb - 15 oz, suspect the 2.5 lb is with the controller and in the box.
No camera would be close to the correct NPP on the MP-101b.
The MP-101b offers a very limited range of vertical rotation - just +/- 15 degrees.
Actually not a problem. I checked one of my most vertical arrays, taken 3-years ago:
This is a 33 frame array, 190MP, with a 31 deg V FOV, the foot mounted lens was sitting on top of a video head, so maybe 6" higher than the tilt center. The nearest object is ~100' from the camera. A typical array I might shoot.
The MP-101b head appears to offer no form of camera control - eg. shutter triggering.
I'm not sure what it is you hope to do? Do you hope to use The Papywizard software to control your standard MP-101b head?
That was the hope from my 99%. Clearly not going to happen.
If the Automate head syetem - which appears to be based around a heavily modified MP-101b head - best meets your needs why not buy that?
- As I mentioned, I already own the video robot.
- $600 for the AutoMate w/o the computer, but I'd need one anyway for the TeleTrak.
- Much hinged on the 99% certainty that it used Papywizard.
Bottom line, I'm still coming up to speed on all this. Didn't even know TeleTrak and Papywizard existed before yesterday. The coincidence of Win CE, bluetooth, robot software had me sure the AutoMate was a derivative of Papywizard. That's why I posted. Are you always so rough on newbies? I thought I started with a friendly hello, no reciprocation?