Hm have to say the twisting and turning was all a bit too sudden for my liming. I think I am going to stick with my GoPro mounted right at the front of a Bogie Car as was done in this Vid. Perhaps it is the wide angle and also I have 4ft Radius Curves so the effect is not so sudden.There is also an article in the October 2010 issue of Garden Railways Magazine.
The author, John Steele, is in my Garden RR club.
Here is a video of the car featured in the article.
I have to agree with John, and I've found the same issue in my experiments to date. The problem is that until the bogie truck or trucks have completely entered a curve the camera doesn't turn fully into the curve. The same delay occurs when the truck(s) enter a straight section. I've been experimenting with the length of the pivot arm attached to the camera. As my contraption is made from Meccano this is easy to do. I've found that rotating the camera through a smaller angle gives a much better result. I will, eventually post a video of my mechanism in operation.Hm have to say the twisting and turning was all a bit too sudden for my liking.
Another one with nice smooth transition to the curves oh dear Meccano or Plastic Coated Foam Board? Tricky decisions now. Love the little flower left at the top of the bank and right just before the Tunnel. Must try for a cutting when next in Somerset as there are lots of it around in Watchet.I will update my thread when i have time, but I find the delay on mine not as bad as some
The video really does show the advantage of having a camera that pans to follow the curves. It definitely has a real advantage on tighter radius curves. I agree it does work very well and very smoothly. I'm impressed!I will update my thread when i have time, but I find the delay on mine not as bad as some
I've watched the video again and read your blog. This mechanism is a real winner! Very clever.