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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
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.

Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Taking 2 shots at a time

Also just found out recently that this also happens if you use live view on the camera, if anyone has any ideas why then please let me know.

Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

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

Although autopano giga has a manual it does not go into its colour correction in much depth. Does anyone know of a site or video that shows how to use this feature properly, I have seen many panos on this site where people are getting the stitching right with this program so it must be possible, I would very much appreciate a push in the right direction .

Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Nov 25, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

Hi Pete,

Although I use canon I found that I needed to set mirror lockup on both the gigapan and my camera, I also found that if you use live view then mirror lockup did not operate properly even if you had it set on camera and gigapan.

Daniel Ford Daniel Ford
Posted: Nov 24, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Wrong see image from the viewer

I believe an image viewing library may be helpful to display your uploaded images in the website if there is no problem of your image. If there is a problem of your image, you may need to create an image again.

pete claussen pete claussen
Posted: Nov 24, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / mirror lock up

I shoot a d800. when I want to use the mirror lock up feature on the gigapan, do I set the camera to mirror lock up also, or does the gigapan command on the menu screen take care of this??

Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Nov 24, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Multiband or Linear in Autopano Giga 3

Can anyone tell me the advantages that might be gained in using linear blending as opposed to multiband blending when outputting a file in autopano giga 3. I thought that by changing the way I shot a pano I would get more consistent results, I moved from column down to row down hoping the skies would come out more uniform but am getting the stripes down the picture, overlap is set to 35 percent and have tried various focal lengths but it seems more obvious with longer focal lengths. Have tried the plugin in autopano that is for vingetting and chromatic aberration but it does not make any difference, at the moment I feel that this is all trial and error but when I do get it right the next one always seems to be wrong even if I have done exactly the same thing.

Any help would be much appreciated as I do want to improve and get these as good as I can.

Also noticed for anyone that’s having this problem , when you have Liveview on all your shots are doubled up so a pano having 50 shots would give you a hundred.

Andrew Golden Andrew Golden
Posted: Nov 23, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Visit counter ?

The image I uploaded yesterday is still stuck at zero views as well, even though there have been a couple snapshots taken, so clearly some people have viewed it. Why is the number even shown if the site doesn’t accurately track the data?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Nov 18, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Gigapan going across instead of down

Absolutely. Look in the imager menu for PIC ORDERING under EXPERT OPTIONS. The option you need is Rows-Down

Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Nov 18, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Gigapan going across instead of down

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to change the way the gigapan moves so that instead of going down and then back up it goes across a row and then moves down to the next row and goes across. As I feel I might get more consistent skies by doing this it would also mean I could change the exposure for the sky and then set a new one for anything else.