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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] aerial photography pointers

From: Tilman Baumann
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] aerial photography pointers
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:57:02 +0100
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On 13/08/12 18:48, Simon Wilks wrote:
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Tilman Baumann <address@hidden> wrote:
On 13/08/12 16:21, address@hidden wrote:

I am on the way to make a description on the wiki, but an abstarct now:
- Canon: look for the Canon Hack Development Kit. It has an USB Remote
function, which actually triggers the camera via the USB connector
Shame. My model is one of the few not supported. :(

- I fixed the camera to the fuselage without any gimbal. I applied only
some precautional measure to avoid the causes of a crash.
- if you implement the digital_cam and the photogrammetry module, you'll
get a telemetry message with attitude and position information on each
shot. The message additionally contains an incremental ID, that can be
paired with the image names of the camera.
- image stiching: Hugin. An own script is useful to create an initial
arrangement of images for the Hugin based on the telemetry messages.
I would be very interested in that workflow.

I'll be more detailed when I am back from holiday.
Sure. Thanks for helping out.
I will be busy with the physical aspects of that challenge for a while. And remote triggering will still be a issue.
I have to investigate if my camera has one of those IR triggers. Perhaps I can McGyver something...
Which Ixus model do you have exactly?
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 85 IS ( according to EXIF data )
If you are willing to pull it apart you can attach a PicoSwitch to the shutter pin inside the camera case. I did this with a Coolpix (photo and description at the bottom of this page:

That is actually not such a bad idea.

I was looking for IR triggers for this camera. But it does not actually seem to be supported.
I would hate to hack the thing open. But it's a option.

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