I believe that Panoshoot offers a feature to repeat an entire pano shoot automatically, either immediately a shoot finishes or after a timed delay?
In such a scenario does the XML data file created for the first pano shoot get overwitten by the repeat pano shoot; or are all automaticalle repeaed pano shoots of this type recored in a single XML data file?
If the later is the case, how can such a file later be used with the APP/APG Papywizard Import wizard?
Currently the xml file does not accumulate the data for each mosaic (But this is something to look into and I believe we will have to explore how APP/APG will handle such a file) .
I think you'd end up with a 'mess'.
My point was that, in my opinion, when the user specifies automatically repeated shoots then Panoshoot should create a separate XML data file for each of the repeats.
Now it sounds as if it might already do that.
My understanding (misunderstanding?) from reading the User Manual is that if the user chose not to download an XML file after pano shoot the the next shoot would overwrite that file with a new XML data file.
So is this what happens with an automatically repeated shoot scenario?
In the case of the repeated shoots of the same session the same file can be used for the import of each mosaic since the data will be identical.
In light of all this however I found that there is really not much use for the xml file with the pattern the Panoshoot follows. The accuracy in stitching is identical no matter which method you use. hence it would save you more time to just use the auto detect setting. For custom presets with complicated patterns I think that the xml file will be most useful since it will communicate to APP/APG the pattern of the shots.
Woa there....I've had to read this through several times to se if you had indeed written what I initially thought you had written.
I think you are suggesting that if you shoot pano using a regular grid/matrix pattern (in Papywizard-speak, a Mosaic pano), which would typically be a partial pano because it would be better to use a preset for any pano with HFOV of 360. Then there is never an advantage in using the Panoshoot created XML data file with the APP/APG Papywizard Import wizard.
If that's what you really think and intended to communicate then I think you are very mistaken; and in my opinion your statements (highlighted) are just plain wrong. And I have to wonder if you have grasped the idea (and reality) behind recording shooting positions and the APP/APG Papywizard Import wizard.
You will I'm sure understand that if you shoot panos with longer focal length rectilinear lesnes then it is quite likely that you will end up with some 'featureless' images (blue sky, white celing/wall and so on) that the autodetection system cannot link to it's neighbouring images, and these 'featureless' images will consequently be omitted from the stitch.
The XML data file of recorded shooting positions provides the APP/APG (and PTGui Pro) stitchers with data to enable the placemnt of 'featureless' images that the autodetection system would otherwise not be able to place.