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Introducing the new Automatic Panorama Tripod

	Ever wish you could take wide-angle photos but don't have enough money or will
to go out and buy the equipment you would need to do so? You're in luck, there
just so happens to be a solution for you; panoramic photos! Panoramas are
photos which are composed of smaller individual 'tiles' stitched together. All
you need to do is take a photo of each section of an area you want in a
picture, then software can stitch it together to produce a panorama of much
greater size than just a single photo from your camera.
	There is a catch though; the software used to stitch panoramas together is good
but not perfect, and taking many photos by hand is not perfect either. To solve
this problem we've designed a tripod for your camera to mount to that will take
panoramic photos for you, avoiding the error encountered from shooting by hand.
The tripod is small enough to be used portably, and only some basic camera
information (focal length of your camera and dimensions of the image sensor
inside it) is needed to ensure it takes high quality panoramic photos whenever
you need. After setup taking a panoramic photo is simple, just enter the range
the panorama should cover on the keypad and hit the start button.
	This camera mount will take care of itself once it is all setup. Motors in the
tripod will pan and tilt the camera automatically to take photos at each
location needed for your panorama, and an infrared emitter (similar to a
television remote) triggers the camera to take pictures. By using infrared with
the camera this tripod can be reprogrammed to work with any camera that supports
infrared control, even those not yet out on the market! Throughout the process a
helpful display will show the progress of the photo and alert you to any
problems it may encounter.
	After the process is complete simply transfer the photos to any PC with
panorama creation software installed (many can be found for free on the
internet if your computer does not have one already). Give the photos to the
program and see how well shot photos can be combined to make a beautiful
panorama! With the Automatic Panorama Tripod, you'll never want to shoot normal
sized photos again.

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