DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera includes a utility called Multi-Camera Animator which can be used to automatically create animated GIFs and MP4 videos from the photos taken using a multi-camera rig. Multi-Camera Animator can adjust for pan, tilt, roll and zoom to stabilize the images from the cameras and compensate for camera alignment errors. It can then monitor the folder where the photos are downloaded from cameras and automatically create animated GIFs. This process is fast enough for events where the finished results need to be avaiable as quickly as possible e.g. processing the photos from a small 5 camera rig takes less than 10 seconds including the time it takes to download the photos from the cameras. The animated GIFs or MP4 videos can be viewed and shared using our Breeze Kiosk software.
Here are some examples of animated GIFs created using the Multi-Camera Animator with a 5 camera rig controlled using DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera:
"Freeze frame": 5 cameras with flash
"Painting with light": 5 cameras, 3 second exposure and flash
Step 1: Place a vertical pole in the center of the camera array. Use a spirit level to check that the pole is vertical or fix a plumbline to the pole to provide an accurate vertical reference. Place a marker on the pole at the same height as the cameras and a second marker at the top or bottom to provide a reference for correcting zooming
Step 2: Use live view in DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera to accurately focus and visually align each camera
Step 3: Take a set of test photos to calibrate the set up
Step 4: Use the calibrate tool in Multi-Camera Animator to adjust the alignment of each camera using the pole or plumbline for reference
Step 5: Adjust the crop settings in the calibrate tool in Multi-Camera Animator to remove unwanted portions of the photos
Step 6: Remove the pole and place a marker on the floor so that people know where to stand
Step 7: Set Multi-Camera Animator to "Run" mode and take photos using the camera rig. Multi-Camera Animator will monitor the download folder and automatically create the animated GIFs and MP4 movies. It will also update DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera so that the next set of photos are saved in a different folder
Please see the help file for more information on how to use the Multi-Camera Animator.