I recently bought a Panogear with Panoshoot to replace my GigaPan Epic100 I was using for several years. The Panogear looks great, and after the lecture of the manual it was rather easy to install Panoshoot, make the update to the newest SW release and hop out for a test shooting. I did NOT manage to install papywizard - neither on my mac (I'm using 10.8), nor on my PD Windwows 7 or my Acer Netbook with Windows 8. I simply can't figure out how to set up the virtual com ports for the bluetooth connection - but that's another theme I will put in a thread in the appropriate forum.
I have a couple of questions regarding Panoshoot:
1. In "Camera Profile" under FoV, orientation gives choices of landscape.left and landscape.rigth. What does left and right refer to? The position of the Panogear to the camera or vice versa? If I have set up Panogear to the rigth of my camera shooting in landscape mode, do I have to select .left or .right?
2. Under "Smart Calibration" i see an iPhone picture and the message: "Smart Calibration not available on this device". ??? Does that refer to an iPhone or is smart calibration not available on my Panoshoot module?
3. Under "Config" I see the entry "default joystick runner" - what's the purpose of that?
4. When shooting a panorama, is it possible to change the shot sequence to columns first and then rows, and how can this be achieved?
Thanks for all your input and help
I hope this helps clear up your questions.
1. The left and right refer to the position of the camera when looking through the viewfinder relative to the Panogear. If you try to setup a Pano by defining the FoV you will notice purpose of this because Panoshoot will not accept the corners if the camera is in the wrong position. For example, when you are in Portrait-right the standard is to set the top left and bottom-right corners. However if the camera is in the portrait right position from your perspective what Panoshoot reads as up is down and vice versa. Left and right are absolute. It is the pitch that is inversed.
2. Smart Calibration is not available on the iPhone. This feature is intended for astronomy application and is not fully developed at this time. It does however work with android devices but the result does not add any benefit for panoramic photography application.
3. Panoshoot has a function that lets you run a default mosaic without the use of any external device. Simply hold the joystic button down for 4-5 seconds and Panoshoot will initiate the default mosaic profile.
4. Currently this feature is not available unless you create your own preset for a specific pano and import using the import CSV function under presets.