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Welcome to the GigaPan Forum!

This is the place for Gigapan.com members to offer peer-to-peer support for exchanging tips, ideas, comments, etc.

Those who need direct technical assistance with their GigaPan EPIC Series imagers, stitching software or gigapan.com membership account should contact us.

Recent Posts
Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Dec 13, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / What are you using to capture your gigapan images, Raw, Tiff, Jpegs ?

An under-publicized feature of the Epic Pro allows you to add a flash sync cable (<$3 on ebay) to provide feedback to the imager. If it doesn’t detect a “flash” from the sync cable it will try again up to 10 times. Bingo – no more missed frames.

From the manual:

SHUTTER FEEDBACK – Used to automatically detect a missed photograph at each position and retry again up to ten times. You must set the camera to focus priority, set ‘Expert Options’-
>’Shutter Retries’ and connect a sync cable between the camera and the EPIC Pro. The sync cable has a PC connector at one end and a mini plug at the other end. You connect the PC connector
to the camera and the mini plug to the EPIC Pro remote trigger cable port. If your camera does not include a PC connector, you can purchase a hot shoe adapter that has a PC connector.

Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
Posted: Dec 12, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / What are you using to capture your gigapan images, Raw, Tiff, Jpegs ?

Usually, TIFF and JPEG image formats are used. The TIFF format is widely supported by image-manipulation applications, by publishing and page layout applications, and by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition and other applications. The JPEG standard specifies the codec, which defines how an image is compressed into a stream of bytes and decompressed back into an image, but not the file format used to contain that stream.

Gonzalez Villena Gonzalez Villen...
Posted: Dec 12, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Problem with snapshots

regards

I am new to the community gigapan, and I have uploaded two images even in private, for I am in the process of editing, I wanted to comment as an incidence that the command of snapshots does not work well, ie do not move the zoom to the correct zone or maybe this is what I quie not doing it correctly. Can anyone help me?.

thanks

ashley ringrose ashley ringrose
Posted: Dec 10, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Timelapse panning ability

any update on this feature?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Dec 6, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Pocket Wizard as remote trigger

No personal experience with this, but see if this thread helps – http://www.gigapan.com/forums/1/topics/504

Nathan Wong Nathan Wong
Posted: Dec 6, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Pocket Wizard as remote trigger

I’m surprised and disappointed nobody replied to this. I’m interested if you can get this going.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Dec 6, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Aperture Priority

I agree with Tom – not recommended.

That said, if you’re inclined to try it anyway, I suggest that you shoot one or two test panoramas and pick up the demo of PTGUI. It has a facility to “even out” exposures shot on “Auto” prior to stitching. Depending upon the planned use of the resulting panos, that may give you acceptable results.

Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Posted: Dec 5, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Aperture Priority

Aperture priority is inadvisable. The camera exposes dark parts of the scene more and light parts less, giving a patchwork appearance. You might be better off using something like the sunny-16 rule and hope for sunny weather.

Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
Posted: Dec 5, 2013

Topic: Stitch / GigaPan Stitch 2.2 Beta Software Release

You mentioned that it was possible to export to TIFF, JPEG, PNG or Photoshop Raw. Will it support Bitmap or Jbig in the future? Thank you!

kendidit kendidit
Posted: Dec 2, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / setting for nodal point

What’s the best way to find the nodal point of a lens, mainly a macro lens. After looking at a shot that I’m trying with sequins… I’m thinking it could be done a small prism. Anybody?

Gigapan Curator Gigapan Curator
Posted: Dec 2, 2013

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Gigapan Update

As many of you are aware, there have been some significant changes at Gigapan over the past several months. We appreciate the support many of you have shown and want to keep you updated on what the future holds, as well as address some of the concerns and questions you may be experiencing.

Gigapan has gone through a significant restructure and will continue to rebuild and strengthen the company. During this process, we’ve refocused our efforts on improving existing hardware, developing new hardware and software, and creating some additional digital products and services.

We have fielded several questions regarding the website and what will happen with Gigapan member images. The website will continue to exist and every member will still be able to upload, view, snapshot, comment, print and embed their images. We will also continue to focus on the development and user experience of the website over the next six months.

We are also aware of a few glitches and bugs on the website. We are working towards fixing these issues and appreciate you bringing them to our attention. Please keep in mind, Gigapan has limited development staff and these changes will take time.

We appreciate your patience and loyalty as we work towards restoring Gigapan as a leader in gigapixel community. We remain committed to supporting our existing hardware and website users and if you have any specific questions, please feel free to email us directly at customerservice@gigapan.com.

-Team Gigapan

Aleksandr Reznik Aleksandr Rezni...
Posted: Dec 2, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Visit counter ?

mine http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/144243 stuck at 477 views for several days

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Dec 2, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / We Have a Problem Here :(

I’m not sure if it will do any good under the current circumstance, but I will add my voice to David’s: please try and find a way of fixing this problem.

arronlee arronlee
Posted: Dec 2, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

Hi, classpass.
I have ever tried to print Tiff images using a free trial package of another Image SDK. It worked well with my Tiff reader. And I am testing I am testing with the related projects these days. I want to employ a formal condition to help me with the related Tiff processing work. Do you have any ideas about it? Or any good suggestion? Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Arron

David Engle David Engle
Posted: Dec 1, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / We Have a Problem Here :(

Can we fix the viewcount problem that is afflicting us at the moment, actually for a number of weeks?

Historically, this is not a unique problem for GigaPan as it has happened before, but when it has happened, the team has been fully staffed, which I don’t believe is the case or situation at this moment-in-time.

I would be happy just to hear an ETA when this feat may be accomplished.

Thanks,

Engle

Olli Kauppinen Olli Kauppinen
Posted: Nov 30, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Export in mercator projection

Can’t help you but I’m having the same problem.

Frank Johnston Frank Johnston
Posted: Nov 29, 2013

Topic: Third-Party Stitchers / Autopano giga 3 colour correction

Hi – http://www.kolor.com/image-stitching-software-a… is a basic keypoint over view of all autopano giga’s functions.

Personally I process images in Lightroom first. Adjusting light/colour balances, lens correction and sharpening etc and export images at 300 dpi jpeg. I then render a low res (29999 pix max) jpeg in autopano to review on my computer so I can check for stitching errors and overall colour/light. If you have the processing power you can render full res pano as a psb file (without layers) and correct in Photoshop. This can then be uploaded.

I noticed that you have vignetting where your pictures overlap. Try increasing the overlap on your Gigapan unit (I use 25%) to stop this. Obviously this will increase the amount of images taken to create pano.

Tip. make sure you save autopano preview file so it’s easy/quick to return and make stitching correcetions.

I’m still experimenting myself but I hope this is helpful.

pete claussen pete claussen
Posted: Nov 27, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

Thanks so much for your expertise

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Nov 27, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

I usually use no more than .75s of lockup time, to overcome “mirror slap” vibration. I use pre-trigger delay to let the lens settle (and let the camera finish writing to the card, if necessary).That said, there’s no reason that you couldn’t use lockup time for both and dispense with the pre trigger delay, though.

As for anti-shake, prior to starting the pano I’d focus on my subject, turn on live view and magnify it to see if you see any residual movement with the camera still. If so it might be worth trying the anti shake, but if not definitely leave it off.

Bruce Perry Bruce Perry
Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Geolocation Problem

I’m trying to geolocate a recent gigapan:

http://gigapan.com/gigapans/145360

I’ve run into a problem. On the geolocation page, no maps load and there a “loading” message along with a spinner. I’ve waited 5-10 minutes several times, but nothing happens. Clicking the link “Switch to simplified Google Maps view” does nothing.

This applies to Chrome and Firefox browsers. I haven’t tried IE.

I’ve geolocated before, but the site has been updated since then. Am I doing something wrong?

Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Nov 26, 2013

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Need to swap for a 10 pin Nikon cable

Hi Mosley,

Send me your address and I will post one to you, I bought a spare canon one from red door so don’t need your canon one but will look out the Nikon one for you.

pete claussen pete claussen
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

One more question guys. when shooting a 70-200, subject will be mountains a few miles away, do you prefer anti-shake on or off. It will be windy

pete claussen pete claussen
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

Thanks guys for your reply. When you shoot with mirror up, how long do you set the interval between shots?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Need to swap for a 10 pin Nikon cable

Am I the only EPIC Pro owner that wants to have a spare cable?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

Pete – Alan is correct. (I use a D800e) You need to set the camera to ML mode. The Imager sends two shutter pulses to the camera – the first locks up the mirror and the second fires the shutter.