Hello, People for @smith288 regarding room glare with double and triple pane windows, here is an idea. If the window of interest was completely covered with an opaque covering around the camera, there would be no room glare in the camera’s view. So apply successively larger opaque frames around the camera until glare is under control, and hope the results are acceptable to you. Or maybe there is some kind of one-way film that can be applied to the window around the camera?
For @Owl regarding a flexible camera-to-window shield, look into folding your own billows. Here is a screen clip of a lady on YouTube showing how to fold one up. It is fuzzy because I stopped a video to screen clip it. Maybe someone could 3D print one out of soft flexible material?
I like @holocron 3D printed perimeter shield/support method. I have printed several types of hoods, bonnets, caps, and collars for the V3 camera. I would modify holocron’s concept by removing the camera’s base (and its weight) and continue the top and side camera flanges around the full cross-sectional shape of the camera. Only 10mm of this full flange (collar) is needed to securely hold the camera, of course, 15 to 20mm would be more than enough support. Increasing the outer dimensions of the shield to 125 x 125mm would provide plenty of tape area. Instead of Command Tape, I think a framing of duct tape lapping the back surface of the shield and the window would be enough. This could be printed at a local library at very little cost, maybe a dollar or two?
Below is my method of providing an angled (horizontally and vertically) camera view through a single pane window. It doesn’t rely on tape because it sits on a stand, also it works fine even if the contact between it and the window is not sealed. It is made from cut and folded cardboard. You can specify the horizontal and vertical angle required for your camera’s location and what thickness of cardboard you will be using. The link to the spreadsheet will provide all of the information needed to construct a Square Tube Shield. Below is the link:
Sq Tube Glare Shield.xlxs
Below is a screen clip of the Sq Tube Calculation sheet and then followed by a closer, partial view of the same sheet. Notice in this first clip the names of the other three sheets.
This spreadsheet has plenty of pictures on additional sheets. A closer view:
In the sheet above all that is input is in the light blue cells only.
The next links are for the collar stl files. The collar provides a nice interface between the shield and the camera. The camera can be easily pulled out of the collar.
V3 Collar Ver 2.stl
V3 Collar Stop Ver 2.stl
I plan to make an STL file for a 3D print of the kind of glare shield that holocron inspired in me and make it available to you so you can take it to a friend or library near you for printing.