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mccaincow
Tool for predicting the sun
on Apr 5, 2005 at 6:06:26 pm

I have a palm pilot program that plots the path of the sun, and I would like to measure where the sun will be at any point. I am interesting in purchasing a tool that is essentially a sextant and a compass. Does anyone have any experience with a tool that is well suited for cinematography, or recommend specific tools for accomplishing this task?


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Haze
Re: Tool for predicting the sun
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on Apr 7, 2005 at 2:15:17 am

I like to use a pair of dark sun glasses and a watch.


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Leo Ticheli
Re: Tool for predicting the sun
on Apr 9, 2005 at 4:58:00 pm

I think what you may be looking for is, or was, the Sundicator. Sadly, the product seems to have passed away with it's creator, Thomas Spencer.

I've still got mine and wouldn't part with it. You might be able to find one somewhere; snatch it up if you do!

Good shooting!

Leo
Director/Cinematographer
Southeast USA



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todd mcmullen
Re: Tool for predicting the sun
on Apr 10, 2005 at 1:03:36 pm

try sunpath from filmtools.com

Todd McMullen
Flip Flop Films
Austin


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sylde net
Re: Tool for predicting the sun
on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:06:58 pm

I've built an app for smartphones that can be considered as a "modern" sundicator.

See there: SunTrajectory.net


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Todd Terry
Re: Tool for predicting the sun
on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:45:02 pm

Looks interesting.

We also use the LightTrac app a lot. It shows the angle of the sun superimposed on a Google Map for any date/time and location. Can't remember exactly, but it was either free, or just a buck or two. It's excellent.

T2

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Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.
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sylde net
Re: Tool for predicting the sun
on Oct 16, 2012 at 10:05:13 am

Forgot to post a screenshot:


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