after having read quite a bit of the "Creative Uses of CHDK" forum and done a few searches I like to ask for your input:
I need to build a camera array to take 360 degree panorama pictures. Kind of google streetview-like.
To be mounted ontop a car.
Now the trick is to take all the pictures needed for the panorama AT ONCE.
And every vew seconds.
At the moment idea of the setup looks like this:
8x Canon cameras, no optical zoom. Each to cover at least 55 degrees to allow for a bit of overlapping.
8x sd cards or whatever the cameras need to store pictures.
1x netbook and 1 or 2 USB-hubs.
8x USB cables to connect the cameras.
1x power supply as needed.
Download all the pictures (hundreds per camera) from all 8 cameras and then stitch them together to lots of panoramas using hugin.
What camera do you recommend?
Please keep in mind:
- Must be a production camera that will be available for a few extra years.
- Optical zoom is unnecessary.
- resolution isn't really important. 4 MB would totally do.
- take hundreds of sets of 8 pictures at the very same moment (triggered by USB).
- download all pictures by USB every few hours.
Can the Linux software available right now trigger 8 cameras at once?
What have I forgotten to ask?
Your ideas please?