I had an idea. Would it be possible to use the unit I built for rotating objects while taking a video to take a scenic panoramic video? Instead of having the camera fixed on a tripod and the object on the turntable the camera was placed on the turntable:
First attempts using the pocket Nikon and the tiny Toshiba cameras:
A few jerks but overall I'm pleased with the result. Next will be to build another system which is portable and able to be mounted on a tripod so I can take it out and about for some scenic views of the surrounding area.
3 hours ago