Ok... I waited long enough for Markus to 'Toot his own horn'. So now I will help him. EVERYONE CHEER !!!!!
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Ah yes. Issue 24 for February - March ???? Arrgg 2005 ??? Oops !
He just showed me this article this morning. I know he has them on his website. I thought he took the Zurich images last August/ September 2005.
I thought this VRmag was new 2006. I had not seen it before.
Dave 8 February 2006. (at least I got todays date correct)
Nice to hear from you again. Thanks giving us the info on your procedure.
Have you looked at the systems from:
They have small round ballons as well as larger blimps. You use a rig similiar for use in kite aerial photography but attach it to the ballon instead of the kite. I have looked at examples of panos taken this way. This very intersting because you can capture low level panos at say 100 to 300 feet.
The smallest ballon can lift 2.5 pounds with 70 cu ft of helium. The next largest one can lift 7 pounds with 150 cu ft of helium. That's enough to lift any KAP rig.
I don't know what it would cost to use 70 to 150 cu ft of helium.
I would like do both helicopter and low level aerials. Sometime a helicopter can't do the job due to noise issues. I have already had a client tell me they can't use a helicopter for aerial photography because of the homeowners complaints about noise and so forth. I had to use a fixed wing instead.
I also like the "pole" rigs that attach to your car or have a drive on stand but these are very expensive at around $5000 to $10,000.
Thanks a lot for the info man. Yes the stabilization issue is something I have been wondering about. If there is no wind....no problem but when is there no wind. LOL. I live on the coast. The wind blows every day. KAP is definitly an option but you can't always fly a kite where you need to take pictures. Thanks for the tips.
But a pano from 500 feet like yours would be revolutionary in my market. I coud do 500 feet. But any lower would cause the noise issues.
The low altitude stuff is where the money is at. I am in a rapidly developing area with many large projects under construction. Projects that are just huge encompassing large communities and so forth.
I keep thinking if I could do this by ground and shoot stuff at 100 to 300 feet it would be just awsome. Site plan photography, time lapse over days, survery, and modeling views from condo units would be just $$$ in the bank. We have lots of entertainment venues and also lots of festivals, boat shows and all that stuff.
Cool deal with Logtech. We sure would like to hear about that rig you built. Mabey some pics.....later on of course after you are not too busy.
I just worked a deal with "Playground" (playground.com) a company owned by "Intrawest". They are a huge resort and real estate company. They ordered a 60 property shoot for virtual tours. I'll be busy too.
Thats one reason I need to find a low level aerial solution. This client could use this kind of work