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Hello everyone I am new to this and feel a litty silly writing to the unknown so to speak.
I am a Surveyor and require to take pictures of roofs without climbing up onto the roof.
I currently use a canon G9 Powershot along with a laptop and its EOS system and canon software which allows us to see the shot we need from ground level and to take the picture via the computer.
The camera itself is held aloft via a tripod system, which is to say the least is cumbersome and heavy a 2 man opoeration effectively.
The current system allows us to zoom and take the picture via XP platform on a elderly laptop.
What we are trying to acheive is the same result and operation, but with a newer laptop,or a smaller and or and I pad or similar, and a new camera if neccesary, WE must however have the zoom facility and if possible a wireless set up to avoaid the cable problems and issues,
is there sanyone out there that can help a aged philistine who like to belive he,s on top of things technically . I hope so look forwrad to your advise and possible suggestions to my dillema.
regards and many thanks to whoever takes the time to respond.
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A wired system will be more cost effective and far superior in this case. The crux of this is obviously the boom.
Give me some more variables, such as heights, resolution needs, specifics and payment and I will aid you further.
Thanks for that but can you please elaborate I am not going to decry any method as there are ways to overcome the cable issue
I have done thus far I am just tihkning is there anything better if so what. ?
£10,000 camera boom.
£3000 wireless rig.
You can't do what you want, with your current hardware without significant cost.
You have asked for full wireless remote control of a camera, single man operation, to an unspecified height, utilizing tablet / newer hardware.
Is this what a forum throws up ?
Whilst I appreciate yuo may have considerably more knowledge than myself regarding this opeartion it is working quite effectively as is, What I am trying to do is to streamline and possibly update obviously there are going
to be variants I am attempting to find out what they are and how to do it.
should that need to cost. ?
You could do worse than looking at a Samsung SH100 compact camera.
It comes with built in wi-fi, that allows it to connect with, and be controlled by smart devices (phones & tablets etc), using them as a remote viewer and enabling transfer of the pictures. There are also other models.
As for getting it up there, well that's up to you, but I have seen people using telescopic poles on various forums over the years.
I meant your cost, how much are you looking to spend?
I have seen all types of set-ups but to give you the best advice you need to tell me some specifics!
currently a budget of approx £2000k has been set aside to update upgrade the system the pole etc is a simple solution of getting upbove the roof.
2000000 is a quite the amount.
Most of the cheap wireless systems (like EyeFi cards) don't allow you to wirelessly control the camera. There's no system for iPad (that doesn't also require another computer as a server).
It's a common topic. Have a look here http://www.ephotozine.com/site-search/wireless-tethering
The Samsung idea is interesting. I wonder (I'm totally serious) how practical it might be to use a small helium balloon and some strong string. I've even seen photos taken with cameras attached to kites and remote control model helicopters. All avoid the use of poles.
Weather balloons are a viable option however require helium and the various skills knowledge to handle and operate pressurized gasses. Again much more than one man operation generally. A decent boom crane is what you want.
Take a look at these totalmastsolutions.com I'm sure they have what you are looking for.
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