I for one do understand the Parallax view issue having worked in the military flight simulator business and aerospace on helmet/weapons tracking etc. Regards scarf joints. Yes, I had already planned on that method even though it will make wing ribs somewhat weaker and will have to be reenforced across the joint.
My concern is not that one cannot find a work around since you can for most everything. My concern is that I do not see much of an improvement on the optics side in the last nine months or so. Example… If you go back and look at the video by Adam Savage from tested who was given a prototype GF before anyone else. You will see in that video that the optical alignment is totally off from the cut placement file. This is still the same alignment issues that are still with us today.
Another issue with using fixed cameras is that each electronic device will have a certain amount of drift based on ambient and or working temperatures which also adds to difficulty in alignment. It makes you wonder if it may be worthwhile placing a fixed bed referencing graphic/scale of some type that the cameras/SW can reference to?
So again… My concerns is that not much that I can see is being done on the actual development and improvement of the SW. I read a lot that lots of work on the manufacturing test side is in progress. Regards agreeing to a Beta unit at this time. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! After two years plus wait do you think that most everyone would agree to anything that GF says just so they can finally get what they paid for. By having to agree to a Beta unit after so long a wait is a way that the GF folks can manipulate us once again. Its called good marketing and promises. Look back in history of all the vids that have been posted. Not much difference today that was being shown in maker vids two years ago.
Its seems that a lot of effort is put fourth in to making proof grade products available. I for one will never purchase any PG products due to the prices being outrageous for serious parts making. At this time I would rather see the effort going into making the product actually work the way we where originally sold on.
I find it unfortunate that many people see Dan has a Messiah or similar and hang onto every word that he says and go along with whatever he tells you all. In reality we have been duped from day one with his never ending promises of delivery that never came about until two years plus later. So do I believe that the items in the hopper will get fixed and or implemented in a timely manner… DO NOT THINK SO.
I’m sure most of you reading this will think that I’m a Pr&*^&K and that is fine. I purchased this product based on good faith to what was promised up front. That is not what I received. But I will say that the physical hardware is very nicely designed and looks to be quite robust so that is something to cheer about. However, I would have rather have had a metal box that was functional with all the features working than a fancy cabinet with flaky functionality.
Just my view…