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El Paso, Texas by Paul Garland

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Taken by
Paul Garland Paul Garland
Explore score
119
Size
0.33 Gigapixels
Views
13056
Date added
Apr 23, 2009
Date taken
Apr 17, 2009
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Nikon

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Nikon D40X 10.2 mp on Gigapan Epic 100, 759 pictures, 69x11
Lens Nikon AF 70 - 300mm f/4-5.6G fully zoomed out to 300mm actual; i.e. 450mm in 35mm format, CPL, focus mode manual, noise reduction off, Epic 100 set to FOV 3.2 degrees
Manual exposure, aperture f/10, shutter speed 1/100 second, ISO Speed 100, fine, large, WB direct sunlight, image optimization more vivid, sharpness Hard, saturation High, Contrast High, color space sRGB


Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. scuttled monkey

    scuttled monkey (August 18, 2010, 12:03PM )

    RE: Your comment on the Texas Flag-Actually, MOST Texans voted overwhelmingly for McCain. Most Texans do not like nor did they vote for Obama. A little fact checking could have helped here :)

  2. Paul Garland

    Paul Garland (April 23, 2009, 06:47PM )

    Yes, I agree absolutely with both comments. Excessive overlap. Next time need to use a larger field of view. And patience was indeed required. Six days, 24 hours per day. But the poor computer finally got it all stitched together and it doesn't look too bad.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (April 23, 2009, 04:42PM )

    (11 minutes per image x 759 images )/(60 min/hr x 24 hr/day) = 5.8 day stitch time ! That is pretty high for a 0.33 gigapixel image. You have a lot more patience than what I have. I just U/L a GigaPan, 10 times larger than yours [http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan .php?id=21682], but the average stitch time per image was about a minute. Like Apapane suggests, increasing your FOV decreases your overlap and thusly reduces your stitch time.... considerably. Looks good though.

  4. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (April 23, 2009, 03:22PM )

    Very nice gigapan, but small for the number of frames taken. 759 frames x 10 Mpixels/frame = 7.59 Gpixels max, divide by 2 to estimate loss from overlap = ~3.8 Gpixels. Your overlap is WAAAAAY to much (>80%). Your overlap should be 30%; 40% max. Can you try setting the Epic-100 FOV to 4.5 degrees to test the overlap?

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 325 megapixels (45041 x 7218 pixels)
Input images: 759 (69 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 164.8 degrees wide by 26.4 degrees high (top=11.8, bottom=-14.6)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D40X
Image size: 3872x2592 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-04-17 12:54:23 - 2009-04-17 13:47:50
Aperture: f/10
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 105.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 83.7 to 85.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 80.7 to 83.9 percent
Computer stats: 1981.87 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 139:53:14 (11:03 per picture)
Alignment: 9:34:47, Projection: 1:29:48, Blending: 128:48:38

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