More on the Cameravan: http://www.cameravan.com
Automorphosis trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tMO-5sCacQ
I enjoyed chatting with Harrod. Before he took off, I shot some pics of the Cameravan to make into an object movie. Sorry for the low quality; all I had with me was my cellphone camera, shot handheld. Click on the image below to view the object movie.
Scientists working in secret
laboratories have created one of the first practical applications
of anti-gravity technology: A panorama head that floats above your
tripod and automatically levels itself. The scientists strongly
denied that the technology involved was taken from alien spacecraft
hidden in Area 51 (a secret military facility north of Las
Under the terms of the non-disclosure agreement reporters were required to sign, no photographs of the actual panohead were allowed. However, this clandestine composite photo of the shadow of the tripod and head clearly show the camera, unsupported, in both the vertical and horizontal orientations. Even the shadow of the cable release is visible on close inspection.
Members of the photographic community are understandably skeptical, but can't help being excited by the possibilities of such a device, should one exist. One skeptic stated: "This clearly is an example of a crop from a panorama stitched on a Mac, using Smartblend in AutopanoPro. Nothing here to be excited about outside of being able to use Smartblend on a Mac and the implementation of fisheye lenses in AutopanoPro." The photographer who snapped the controversial image was unavailable for comment and requested that he remain anonymous for fear of reprisals.
More updates to follow as details emerge.