Ok, it's time to think about this feature. The idea is to implement something simple for the release 1.6; complete timelapse features will be for the v2.
For now, I propose to add a timer, to start a pano at a specified time (several shooting times could be defined), and an intervalometer, to shoot a pano every x hour/minuture/second.
Are these two separate functions or can they be rolled into one?
One might want to auto start the Intervalometer in which case that involves the Timer function. OTOH you might want to shoot at irregular intervals at specific times and that would need the ability to set specific times for shoots in the Timer.
Hmm....I need to think through some of the more likely scenarios and see how they 'map' to Timer and Intervalometer.
I would prefer that we don't make these things more complicated than we need.
How do you want it implemented? Where do you want to define it in the GUI?
First thoughts are to keep the settings for Timers and Intervalometer in new tabs in Configure and then provide check boxes to turn them on/off in the Shooting tab of Configure?
Then we need some indicators and some feedback displayed in the Shooting window. Something to indicate that these functions are on and perhaps some indication of when last shot was taken or when next shot will be taken (like a countdown)? Problem with that sort of running feedback is that I guess it will use a lot more battery power?
In any event we are going to run in power issues - and storage - when using these functions espscially in relying on battery power.
How many cameras will remain powered up for long periods unless supplied with power from external power sources?
How long will a Nokia Tablet run Paywizard with Intervalometer and/or Timer active before batteries are exhausted?
How many shots can be accommodated on removable storage on the camera?