Serial API + GPS to follow a moving target
  • Hi all, I'm trying to set up some complex shots that involve a camera on a truck moving away from a specific target (up to a kilometre) whilst keeping the target always in the centre of the frame.

    I'd like to use the Alexmos system to do this and I've just started reading around and studying. Do the experts here have any suggestions?

    Could I have a small gps enabled computer that calculates the bearing of the target from the truck and feeds this info to the Alexmos board over the serial api? Will a magnetometer addition to the board help correct for drift?

    In essence I'm hoping that the the computer can do the slow calculations of bearing and that the Alexmos system corrects for the horrifically bumpy terrain we'll be driving over!
  • That would work in to some degree at least, but some smart filtering to keep it smooth is likely needed.

    I would try just manually tracking it.