Stress Test: Mobile pano capture 20′ up a wall, and hanging upside down

OK.  We admit it was a bit of a stunt, but we got to take advantage of the climbing skills of our longtime Test Lead, Tony Ernst. The fact that Tony is by far the most experienced photographer on our team didn’t hurt either!

What am I talking about? Check out this video from our friends at Channel9. It’s all interesting, and you get to meet Eric Bennett, the Program Manager for our mobile App, but if you want to get straight to the climbing, jump to about the 7 minute mark.

Below is the pano that Tony shot from on high. It is, we must admit, a little blurry due to the fact that the lighting wasn’t great, and Tony couldn’t hold very still in that position. But let’s cut him a little slack!

For comparison, here’s one I shot from ground level while they were examining Tony’s pano. Less blurry, but less fun too!   

Comments (2)

  1. natelawrence says:

    Heheh. That was fun.

    I was also glad to see Larry and Eric clarify, on camera, that there is a difference between photosynths and panoramas.

    By the way, the Channel 9 video embed is having problems in Safari for Mac. Opera, Chrome, and Firefox do alright, though, as well as Safari for Windows.

  2. Jonathan Park says:

    I'm loving the phone panorama app, It's kind of cool.  I just wish there was a way to link panoramas together.  Like if photosynth did a panorama at every point where your cameral origin points are similar enough.  That would be totally sweet.