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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
Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 6, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Following users

I absolutely second this request. I’ve previously asked for RSS feeds for users and tags. I first made this request in early 2008 and have repeated it numerous times since then. This is one of the most glaringly missing social features of this website. I suspect no other single feature addition would do more to promote conversation on the site.

The only RSS implemented on the website remains feeds for individual GigaPans, which largely duplicates other notification methods and is useless for what Tim and I are seeking.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 6, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Following users

Hi, is there any way (or any plan or add) the ability to follow other users? Some people shoot great gigapan saw and it’s would be great to be able to keep up with their work. I don’t see any way to friend or follow or like somebody.

Tim

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 5, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Simple question

Ron, thanks for the information! I dont know this.

I have my own hosting accounts, where can i start?

Thanks for all!

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 5, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Simple question

Although the GigaPan.com viewer currently utilizes Flash, the GigaPan files hosted on their servers are image pyramids, not SWF files.

To duplicate the functionality of GigaPan.com on your own server you’d need to host your own image pyramids and build your own image pyramid viewer. Nobody is preventing you from doing that.

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 5, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Simple question

I have a simple question:

Why if i pay for one GigaPan Epic Pro and i want to upload my work yo MY server there isnt any information??

Why i need to upload my work yo the servers of gigapan? I dont want to give free publitity of Gigapan in my work!

How can i do to upload my work to my server in SWF format whitout the logo of GIGAPAN?

Thanks and sorry for my bad english

Mamoru Suzuki Mamoru Suzuki
Posted: Jun 5, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

Hi Joseph
I agree completely with your opinion.
And I will share on my blog a great source for you.
Of course, it has all been completed only on my server.
My brog:
http://uhrp.imagefitter.com/
Thank you.

John Opie John Opie
Posted: Jun 5, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Recommended Tripod

Manfrotto 028b. Bogen 3038 ball head. Extension without center pole taller than me, with center pole extended realllllly tall. :-)

Extremely stable. Not a lot of fun to schlepp all day, but eminently doable (I’ve spent a 12-hour day on the streets of New York schlepping it around) and solid, solid, solid…

lucavascon lucavascon
Posted: Jun 5, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Epic100 limits?

Hi, I was thinking about purchase of an epic 100, use with mirrorless cameras on high poles.
I will have to modify the head a bit to take the camera in portrait.
I’d like to know if I can manually set a program for the sequence (I will shoot with fisheye, 4shots looking down -15, one for the zenith. What are the hardware-software limits of the tilt?
Thanx.
Luca.

Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Posted: Jun 4, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / What's in your bag?

1. A plastic mirror to see the bubble level when the GigaPan is at eye level or otherwise in an awkward place
2. Small flashlight
3. Extra bubble level. Sometimes it’s easier to level the tripod before mounting the GP.
4. Homemade lens hood, a very efficient one

I’ve made several supports for the GP:
http://tnphoto.com/giga/

Tom

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jun 4, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

Very clean look, nicely done Joseph!

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / PowerShot SX40

Sorry to hear that, Mosley, but thanks for documenting it. As I go through all my old GigaPans shot with the SX10 (adding metadata) the issue becomes more and more noticable. I’m sorry to have to say it, but I think you’re making the right choice. It’s a shame, because otherwise this would probably have been a great camera for GigaPanning.

Bjorn Rettig Bjorn Rettig
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / interesting result....

yep, works perfectly:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=e99cd276-ea…

Bjorn Rettig Bjorn Rettig
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / interesting result....

found the answer myself, I believe…

Bjorn Rettig Bjorn Rettig
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / interesting result....

It’s probably a setting I messed up – I just got my Gigapan Epic Pro yesterday and this is my first try.

I want to make 360 photosynths and tested it out in our yard. The images stiched together well and the panorama worked great, but when you rotate left and right the rotation is not straight.

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=889885f8-d2…

Any ideas on how to correct this?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Share your mistakes!

Bring multiple battery trays. Nothing will ruin your day faster than dropping your only tray when swapping batteries and watching it shatter on the ground or fall over a cliff (I’ve seen both – I now carry 4!)

Purchase a good charger tha allows you to test and condition your batteries.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / NEW TO GIGAPAN

At least Class 6, a reputable brand like SanDisk, and as large as you can afford.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jun 3, 2012

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / PowerShot SX40

After a bit more experience with it, I’m afraid the SX40 is ebay-bound. Pity.

It seems to have the same problem that Ron Schott found with his SX-10 as documented in this thread: http://forum.gigapan.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=736 .

Specifically, it processes the color in JPEG files regardless of whether iContrast is off or not. When shooting skylines, it will brighten the sky in shots where part of a building appears, making it impossible to get an even colored sky in the final Gigapan without a lot of Photoshop work.

Without a workable way to shoot RAW, that makes it unreliable for Gigapanning, at least for me.

Joseph Saracino Joseph Saracino
Posted: Jun 2, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

I’ve updated the sample code to dynamically generate the page + image data using php — it’s no longer an (embarrassingly hack-ish) copy/paste job.

The php code now takes a single parameter corresponding to the gigapan id. For example:
http://www.saracino.com/gigapans/gigapan.large….

The data is parsed one of two ways:
1. An attempt is made to use the “stitcher_notes” field returned in the json data
2. If that is empty (which is common when using 3P stitchers like Autopano), the code looks at the contents of the “Description” field. It assumes there is a block at the end of the description starting with “\—Image Details—” and parses the remaining text as though it were the “Stitcher Notes” attached by the Gigapan stitching application.

Typically, I always make at least one stitching pass using the Gigapan Stitcher. If I later decide to publish/post an image stitched using Autopano I can copy the output of the original Gigapan stitcher pass (found by clicking on the “More Stitch Notes” button) into the contents of the “Description” field to ensure that the data travels with the image (and will be parsed correctly by this code).

Kudos to Jason Buccheim, who’s comments in this thread (http://gigapan.com/forums/14/topics/223) provided further inspiration :)

— Joe

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 'Search' function for forum

Better yet, search is a likely candidate for next release.

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 'Search' function for forum

Tim, yes, we are planning on making forums searchable. @Ron, thanks for the followup.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 'Search' function for forum

I agree – Search is sorely missed here in the forum. However, I’ve found the following workarounds usually get me what I need:

To check recent forum posts, simply scan: http://www.gigapan.com/posts

If you’re seeking out older posts do a Google Advanced Search with your search term and ‘site:www.gigapan.com/forums

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitcher 2.0.0501 crashes with Windows 7 64-bit

We appreciate you sharing your solution; I’ll have our developers look into this issue as well.

geoparadigm geoparadigm
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / NEW TO GIGAPAN

Hi Everyone,

So excited to get started with Gigapan. I have an EOS t2i and a 100 setup and I am looking at buying a memory card for the camera. Any suggestions?

Alex

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / NEW TO GIGAPAN

You’ll need a plug adapter for the charger but it is listed to take 220v. Can’t think of anything else that would be an issue in the uk.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Inconsistent light in stitch

I ran into this issue on my canon dslr and fixed it by covering the viewfinder so the camera is only metering through the lens and not also through the viewfinder. Not sure when this is an issue, it was the first time I ran into it.