I am going to be building a camera slider for both time lapses and video production. I am going to have three separate stepper motors moving the camera in three ways: - Rotating the camera in the x axis (panning). - Rotating the camera in the y axis (tilting). - Sliding the camera horizontally in the x axis.
For time lapses the motors will need to move a specified distance, stop, wait for the camera to take a photo (triggered by an infrared light), and then continue moving. This whole process will then repeat.
The amount the camera moves is determined by the user. They decide: - The time length of the final video - The degree of movement in the final video (measured in radians and millimeters) - Frames per second in the final video - Options of 30 and 60fps. - Shutter speed of the camera (only needed for time lapses)
From these, the program will need to calculate: - Amount of photos that need to be taken - Degree of movement between photos
I want the user to be able to adjust the variables themselves whilst away from a computer. I think this is achievable using an LCD screen, a shield and an arduino Due. However I have very limited experience with programming. Could anyone please give me the location of a tutorial or somewhere I could get information specific to what I am trying to code.
Thank you very much in advance :)