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Using the Gigapan EPIC Pro

Using the GigaPan EPIC Pro

To shoot a panorama with the EPIC Pro, you can select ‘New Panorama’, ‘360 panorama’ or select ‘Previous’ under ‘Panorama Memory’ if you have saved a previous set-up. Remember that you will need to repeat the camera set-up instructions in Chapter 2.7 if you change lenses or focal lengths.

3.1 Start a new panorama

  1. Turn the EPIC Pro on by holding down the Power/OK button. The first menu item is ‘New Panorama’.
  2. Press OK to select ‘New Panorama’. The EPIC Pro will prompt you through the following steps.
  3. Use the directional keys to point the camera to the top left corner of your scene, and press OK when you’re ready.
  4. Now use the directional keys to point the camera to the bottom right corner of your scene, and press OK when you’re ready.
  5. While you’re doing this, you’ll be able to see how many horizontal and vertical pictures the EPIC Pro is going to take.
  6. The EPIC Pro will display ‘Show Panorama?’ to let you preview the panorama before it begins. Press OK if you want it to, or press X to continue without a preview.
  7. You’ll now need to confirm if you want to go ahead with the panorama by pressing OK.
  8. Watch the scene while the EPIC Pro takes your panorama.
  9. If someone steps into your frame, or if your camera misses a picture, press X to pause the panorama, use the directional keys to go back to an earlier camera position and retake the photo.
  10. Access the Quick Menu at any time by pressing and holding the X button until the Quick Menu is displayed.


3.2 Shoot a 360 degree panorama

Taking a 360 degree panorama is easy and is similar to shooting any other panorama. Instead of setting the EPIC Pro to the upper left and lower right corners of the panorama, you just have to set it to the top and bottom.

  1. Use the directional keys on the EPIC Pro to navigate to ‘360 Panorama’ in the menu and press OK.
  2. Use the directional keys to point the camera to the top of your scene and press OK.
  3. Use the directional keys to point the camera to the bottom of your scene and press OK.
  4. The EPIC Pro will display ‘Show Panorama?’ to let you preview the panorama before it begins. Press OK if you want it to, or press X to continue without a preview.
  5. Confirm whether you want to go ahead with the panorama by pressing OK.
  6. Watch the scene while the EPIC Pro takes your panorama to make sure it does not miss a picture and no one steps into your frame. If so, press X to pause the panorama and use the directional keys to go back to an earlier camera position.


3.3 Repeat a previous panorama

The EPIC Pro can save the data for your previous panorama, so you can repeat it and correct it if something went wrong with your first try, or if you just want to try the same panorama with a different camera setting.

Following are different options for repeating a panorama.

To save a previous panorama for future use:

  1. After finishing shooting your panorama, use the directional keys to select ‘Panorama Memory’ in the main menu and press OK.
  2. Select ‘Save Previous’ and press OK.
  3. To save a prevous panoroama, the EPIC Pro requires a reference point in order to return to the same position. Move the camera to a reference point and press OK.
  4. The EPIC Pro will display ‘Reference Set!’ and ‘Panorama Saved!’


To recall a previous panorama:

  1. Use the directional keys to select ‘Panorama Memory’ in the main menu and press OK
  2. Select ‘Recall’ and press OK.
  3. To recall a previous panorama, the EPIC Pro requires a reference point in order to return to the same position. Move the camera to the reference point you selected and press OK.
  4. The EPIC Pro will display ‘Reference Set!’ and ‘Taking Panorama!’
  5. The rest of the process is the same as any other panorama.


To repeat a previous panorama:

It is not necessary to use a reference point to repeat the last panorama unless you physically move the EPIC Pro.

  1. Use the directional keys to select ‘Panorama Memory’ in the main menu and press OK.
  2. Select ‘Save Previous’ and press OK.
  3. The EPIC Pro will display ‘Show Panorama?’ to let you preview the panorama before it begins. Press OK if you want it to, or press X to continue without a preview.
  4. The rest of the process is the same as any other panorama.