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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
Chob PT Chob PT
Posted: May 13, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / What lenses do you guys use?

70-200 has a very good aperture on 200mm, if you’re talking about the L one..
Very good for quick shooting or night panoramas.

Also curious why would you say that Hassan

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: May 13, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Replacing a Gigapan

Unfortunately, replacing an individual GigaPan on the website has never been possible. The best one can do right now is upload an improved version and link in the description back to the original. I’ve made it a personal policy not to remove older versions of my GigaPans if someone else has commented or made snapshots on them, but whether you choose to do the same is up to you. If I have a GigaPan that’s been updated but where the deprecated version hasn’t been commented upon or snapshotted I tend to simply make them private rather than outright deleting them. This could come in handy later on if I want to document how my stitching or shooting technique has improved.

sauvand coline sauvand coline
Posted: May 12, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Replacing a Gigapan

and is it possible to replace my gigapan and keep the comments?

Taylor Malone Taylor Malone
Posted: May 12, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Zoom Options

Wow, those are some beautiful photos!

I finally got out and tested the T3i quickly. Definitely would like to get a 300mm lens if possible.

Thanks for your help!

GIGAprint GIGAprint
Posted: May 11, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / PRINTING giant digital photographs, panoramas

Should anyone need professional gallery quality giga panorama print for a good price, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have done prints for galleries, murals, etc. in USA and EU. Can take projects from any stage – from raw file stitching to ready-for-output panoramas. Printing can be done on media rolls up to 10ft wide. No project too big or too small: 10in x 40in, or 10ft x 40ft – can do it all.

markus hoerl markus hoerl
Posted: May 11, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Image size when shooting

hey david, i am doing all my pictures in raw first, then go into nikon nx (if i would have lightroom i would use this) make the corrections (if there are any ;-) ) and export the pics as tiff and stitch the gigapan ….works better than jpg and gets sharper images markus

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: May 11, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

Rofl. Ron, I’m working on the list, will be posting it soon.

Aloysious A Gruntpuddock Aloysious A Gru...
Posted: May 11, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / delete snapshot

There is a little ‘comment’ box under each snapshot which opens up when you put the mouse pointer over it.

‘Delete’ is one of the options in that box.

Berti & Edi Mainzelmännchen Berti & Edi...
Posted: May 11, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

Keep dreamin’ big guy! We’ve got better things to do than edit your metadata.

mskp mskp
Posted: May 10, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Voltage

No information regarding this issue?
I´ve found a thread in the older forum but as I own the latest Epic100 I don´t know if the info refers to it also because the post is about the older one.
Here´s the link:
http://forum.gigapan.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69…

Thanks and regards,
Martin

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: May 10, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

Great to see the new fixes to the website today – I’m particularly pleased to see that Most Popular Galleries now does what it should. :-)

Please update us with a full list of fixes, Angelko. I don’t think you ever got around to it after the last round of updates. :-(

[Update: Okay, my favorite update is officially the addition of “Geology” to the categories list. :-) Of course, it also means I’m going to end up spending many hours editing the categories of my 900+ GigaPans and 80+ Galleries. :-( Hmmm, maybe I can put Berti and Edi on that task…]

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: May 9, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Finally found a good battery carrier

Ever since I’ve been gigapanning, I’ve been in search of the “perfect” AA battery carrier. I always carry 3 or 4 loaded battery trays, but on longer shoots I’ll carry several additional sets of eneloops.

I just got a couple of these from Amazon, and they meet all of my requirements: multiples of 6 batteries, durable, usable one-handed, ability to distinguish spent cells from fresh, protect both ends of the batteries, batteries can’t fall out.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YG7JXW/ref…

ejk ejk
Posted: May 9, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

euGenius digital imaging & photography in Chicago does panorama printing on paper and canvas for over 13 years. Any size you can imagine! Owned by an artist-photographer. Perfect quality! Every project priced individually. eugenius@eugenius.net

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: May 8, 2012

Topic: Embedding / How to use GigaTag?

Try this page and let me know if this works for you:
http://www.gigapan.com/gigatag/learn

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: May 8, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 'Galleries' in 'Groups' do not allow adding Gigapans

John, as a group gallery owner, you should be able to add your public gigapans. Would you check if the gigapans at question are public or private?

bkaylor bkaylor
Posted: May 7, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Software Won't Open

Has anyone had trouble getting Stitch or Uploader to open at all? I have them both installed on a Win 7 64bit machine at work, and neither will open. Double clicking results in a short “thinking” graphic on the mouse icon, then nothing. I’ve tried:

-turning off antivirus
-running as administrator
-reinstalling

And the curious thing is we have an identical machine here which has no issues. I wonder if there is some vital Windows component that I may have deleted. Any suggestions?

mark test mark test
Posted: May 7, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Sticher 2.0 and EFX

I am not sure if this discount information has been sent out yet, if it has I will contact support to make sure they have my correct e-mail. I have used the EFX in trial mode and it’s great to be able to move some pictures around and do colour adjustments.

Planet Vision Planet Vision
Posted: May 6, 2012

Topic: Stitch / RMS Error !

Xavier,

While I can’t help you directly with this, I wonder if you’d be interested in sharing the full specifications of the machine you’re stitching this on. I see you have 64GB of memory and with that I’m assuming you’ve probably put this together or had it built to your specifications. I’m working on building a unit now myself and struggling with the components trying the balance cost and performance. Some additional details may also help the gigapan guys troubleshoot this. Most likely you’ll get a response once they are in tomorrow.

Bob

Xavier Barluet de Beauchesne Xavier Barluet ...
Posted: May 5, 2012

Topic: Stitch / RMS Error !

Hi,

With my previous PC (Windows Vista 32bit, 2GB RAM and Stitch 1.0) I managed to assemble panoramic. It’s perfect.

I have a new PC (Windows 7 64-bit, 64GB RAM, and Stitch 1.0 et 2.0), Stitching will stop being calculated :
Reading the log.txt, this is written at the end:

2012-05-05 15:54:41 {16} [ console ] : * Greedy feature-based alignment results:
2012-05-05 15:54:41 {16} [ console ] : Overall rms error= 10.5554
2012-05-05 15:54:41 {0} [ console ] : [Time 20120505-155441, RAM usage 275.628 MB, peak 287.22 MB, Progress 11%]
2012-05-05 15:54:41 {16} [ console ] : Global error is 1061.91 pixels RMS
2012-05-05 15:54:41 {16} [ console ] :

  • Finding GigaPan model
    2012-05-05 15:54:41 {16} [ console ] : Iteration 1, error = 16.7707
    2012-05-05 15:54:44 {16} [ console ] : Iteration 101, error = 3.50192
    2012-05-05 15:54:47 {16} [ console ] : Iteration 201, error = 3.0712
    2012-05-05 15:54:48 {16} [ console ] : Iteration 1, error = 3.07074
    2012-05-05 15:54:50 {16} [ console ] : Iteration 1, error = 3.07074
    2012-05-05 15:54:52 {16} [ console ] : Gigapan model found: GigapanModel:
    pan_increment: 2.94077 degrees
    tilt_increment: 1.55972 degrees
    equator_row: -8.64143
    camera_roll: -0.000280552

2012-05-05 15:54:52 {16} [ console ] : Global error is 111.724 pixels RMS
2012-05-05 15:54:52 {16} [ console ] : * Finding extrinsic models from GigaPan model: start
2012-05-05 15:54:52 {0} [ console ] : [Time 20120505-155452, RAM usage 275.628 MB, peak 287.22 MB, Progress 11%]
2012-05-05 15:54:52 {0} [ console ] : [Time 20120505-155452, RAM usage 275.628 MB, peak 287.22 MB, Progress 11%]
2012-05-05 16:01:36 {0} [ console ] : ReportWizard::files_for_upload: redirecting log to: E:\01.data\log20120505-160136.txt
2012-05-05 16:01:36 {0} [ console ] : Redirecting log to: E:\01.data\log20120505-160136.txt

Whether it’s with Stitch 2.0 and Stitch 1.0, the result is the same, and therefore I can not seem to pan assembly.

Please HELP !

sauvand coline sauvand coline
Posted: May 5, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / delete snapshot

how have you done ?
can you help me ? I don’t find by myself !!

EPN EPN
Posted: May 4, 2012

Topic: Embedding / How to use GigaTag?

Hi guys, I’ve been trying to embed my GigaPan with the option to let the users tag themselves but I just can’t find it. In the GitaTag section there’s no clue on how to do it nor link to the place where the embed (w/FB tags) should be generated.

Could someone help me out here? Thanks a lot!

mskp mskp
Posted: May 4, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Voltage

Hi!
Before I make my question, let me clarify that I know that any modification done to the unit will void the warranty.
Now, despite that in case I use an AC/DC power supply adapter what should the voltage and amperes be. I´ve already searched the forum, but I´m a little confused. Following a logical thought (at least from my point of view) using 6 AA batteries you should be able to use a 9 volt adapter, but the rechargeables deliver only 7.2 volt. So would the range be between 7.2 and 9 volts? Sounds a lot. Right? What about the amperage (mah.)
Thanks,
Martin

mark test mark test
Posted: May 4, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / new camera or not, from 6mp to 24mp

I am currently using a Nikon D70 with an epic100 (I got it to work, I moved shutter release a little higher). Question, would getting a new 24 megapixel Nikon D3200 give me better pictures when zooming in then the D70,6 megapixel that I have? I would be using the same lens for each to rule that out. The pictures from the 24mp camera are twice the size as the 6mp camera, so would I be able to zoom in more and closer to objects when viewing them here?

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: May 4, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Zoom Options

I’m now using a Canon T2i on an Epic100 with a Canon 70 to 300mm zoom as my primary GigaPanning setup.

To appreciate the quality of the T2i at full zoom compare these two GigaPans I shot of the Robbers Roost Pluton in the Southern Sierra Nevada Batholith:

1) Canon SX10IS at full zoom (less than optimal light): http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/51713
2) Canon T2i with Canon EF 70-300 zoom lens at full 300mm zoom: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/103988

Even at less than the full 300mm zoom, here’s what the T2i is capable of: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/104068

I think you’ll be very pleased – I know I am. :-)

jessegittens jessegittens
Posted: May 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / 7D issues

Thanks for the very fast help i am now waiting for a new cable. Just out of curiosity has anyone had this problem with their Epic Pros? ( cables not working/ locking up camera )

Today i took it into my local pro shop, Leos Camera and we tried it out with all the canon cameras they had on display and anything with the N3 connector won’t shoot. Fingers crossed my new cable thats on its way will fix this issue.