World Wide Podcast – FME 2011 Launch

1 hr recording from the FME 2011 launch – As FME 2011 was launched in March the Safe Software crew took of for an epic World tour. The liftoff was in Vancouver. Some of us could not go there. But we did follow the  livestream (of great qualit by the way. Check out the […]

Finally: Using the FocalLength in FME

Thanks to Graeme’s fantastic optical writeup I finally created a Workbench in FME. (Actually “Workspace” is the correct expression but rarely used…..) * For distance to the picture I decided to go with Graeme’s formula “(@Value(jpeg_exif_focallength) * 659.065) / 1000” * However, I did implement a formula “(4.1-0.0330*@Value(jpeg_exif_focallength))” for the width of the picture. * […]

FME GPS Camera and FocalLength results

Preliminary results Here are som charts for the Tennisball test. We can clearly see that the distance to the picture is NOT a linear function. * Using no zoom (FocalLength 4.25 mm) means approx 3m to the picture (middle tennisball) * Using 6.4 zoom (FocalLength 27 mm) means approx 16-17 m to the picture (middle […]

FocalLength with FME – I challenge Camera Nerds

I need to use Focallength but it’s tricky. In my previous blog-post I confessed that I never really quite understood all the technical lingo with SLR Cameras. Today I realized that positioning pictures in 3D with FME still demands some knowledge about photo-lingo. Good thing I studied remote sensing 15 years ago then… So understanding […]

FME + GPS Compass Camera

Bye bye SLR This weekend I decided to get rid of my Olympus SLR Camera and get something more mobile. Some major reasons for this: – My back sucks. Carrying lenses etc is just too much. – Honestly, I never really got into the SLR-thing. I always forget the P/M/EV stuff and go fully automatic. […]