Camera Calculator Adds Personal ScenesBy: John Honovich, Published on Aug 25, 2014
By popular request, now you can visualize and optimize your own applications with your own images.
The IPVM Camera Calculator has added personal scenes to our 6 pre-set ones. You are going to love being able to use your own scenes when calculating.
Take a 1 minute look at what you can now do:
And here is a 30 second looped video, with no audio, showing how to add your own images.
Getting The Most Out of Your Scenes
You can add any image you want. But the wider the FoV of the image, the more flexibility you have experimenting and calculating.
The max image AoV supported is 180° which many of today's panoramic / fisheye cameras support. You can use anything lower, e.g., a phone but their AoV/HFoV tend to be fairly narrow, 60° or less.
Here's a comparison of 180 vs 120 vs 60. All of them work in the calculator, wider just allows more panning / tilting / adjustments.
We automatically size your input image to match the AoV entered. Notice the black 'border' around the two narrower images above.
This fall, we are adding a number of exciting new features, including:
- Projects / Saves / Snapshots: Save your calculations, organize them into projects, export them for sharing with colleagues and clients (September).
- Camera Models Added to Calculator: Select your preferred camera model and the Calculator will automatically show performance based on the limits of lenses and resolution of that specific model (September).
- Auto Calculations: The calculator will automatically determine the ppf / ppm for key targets as the AoV or scene width changes. Simply enter in the distance to target once (November).
- Mobile App Version: The calculator as an iOS and Android app for use on phones and tablets (November).