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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: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / How accurate is the Epic 100 with long lenses?

No, there wasn’t any significant wind. I think my next step will be to try another Pano with the epic 100, this time with the G9. That way the only variable is the imager.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / How accurate is the Epic 100 with long lenses?

Hard to comment without seeing the input image set and/or the stitched GigaPan. I’ve had good success with the Epic100/Canon T2i/Canon 70-300mm lens combo, so I don’t think its and inherent problem with the Epic100 and long lenses.

Did you have a lot of wind and/or notice any gear slippage during shooting? That might lead to these sort of odd overlaps. I ask about the wind because I know from experience that it can add enough force to cause the gears to slip if you don’t watch it closely when using a long lens.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / How accurate is the Epic 100 with long lenses?

After having used a silver Epic and a Canon Powershot G9 successfully since beta, I finally purchased a new Epic 100 and a canon Powershot SX40 super zoom to use with it. While the panos that I shot with the epic/g9 combo at 200mm typically had vertical and horizontal overlap value ranges that hovered around 30%, I’ve seen something much different with the few that I’ve shot with the epic100/sx40 at 840mm. As an example, for the most recent one, horizontal overlap ranged from 6.4 to 28.4 percent and vertical ranged from 4.3 to 91.8 percent. That seems excessive, although the pano stitched relatively well for a skyline. It makes me wonder if I got a bad imager, if the accuracy of the epic 100 isn’t up to a lens that long or if there’s a bug in the new stitch software.

Anyone care to comment?

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Problem 360

I forgot something, this is the “union” of the first row and the last row.

Thaanks!

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Problem 360

Hi, when i make one panoramic 360 in the software allways have this black line:

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3308/1609906…

how can i do to remove this?

Thanks for all

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Third-Party Stitchers / Upload GIGAPAN in your hosting

I’ve been looking for much, but there is not much information in this regard.
I understand that Gigapan will have their reasons so we raise our work to their servers, but I am not agree with “give” my work.

Therefore I am looking for and trying to find as creating a panoramic and upload it to my server but really have not found anything that serves.

I have found many softwares payments to this, example Panotour Pro 1.8, 300 euros.

But i cannot understand, because everything is so far-fetched that you have to upload work to the servers of Gigapan.

Does anyone have idea as upload it and see it from my server without having to pay additional software?

Best regards.

BTW. Sorry for my bad english, but i speach spanish.

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 10, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Customize Control Interface

Nobody?

Eddie S Eddie S
Posted: Jun 9, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Can't uncheck "Private"

I have the same issue:
http://gigapan.com/gigapans/d828196b2d203bd268e…

Thanks

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 8, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Why aren't Portfolios shown in My Galleries?

When I want to manage my GigaPan Galleries I naturally go to “My Home > My Galleries”. The problem is, one of my most important galleries “Ron Schott’s Portfolio” is not listed there, for reasons I cannot understand. My impression is that every user account has a default “User Name’s Portfolio” gallery, but very few people have discovered this or populated it. I don’t even remember how I first found my own, but the logical place to go looking for it is under “My Home > My Galleries”.

So I’d like to suggest the following…

First, each user’s (default) portfolio gallery should show up under “My Home > My Galleries”, even if they haven’t been populated yet.

Second, once a user has populated their portfolio, a link to their portfolio should be added automatically to the user’s profile page (with the option to opt out, if necessary for privacy reasons). Furthermore, once a user has populated their portfolio, I’d suggest that the default GigaPan images that show up on one’s Profile Page (e.g., http://www.gigapan.com/profiles/rschott) be drawn from the portfolio gallery rather than the user’s oldest images (as is currently the case).

And last, I’d like to be able to organize the GigaPans in my portfolio in a more granular way – I don’t think Explore Score should necessarily be the default organizing tool here. (I realize, however, that this request may require a bigger change to the way all galleries are handled – ideally I’d like this flexibility for all galleries – so I understand if it can’t be implemented quickly.)

[And another thing: I’d like to be able to edit the Forum title that I created but clearly didn’t proofread before hitting ‘submit’. D’oh!!!]

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 8, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Nodal Point?

Nobody use one Epic Pro And a Nikkor 70-200??

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jun 7, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

Second that :)

[x] Explore scores working
[x] Forum search implemented (being tested for next release)

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jun 7, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Following users

I’ll happily bring this up on the next feature planning meeting.

jaaaab jaaaab
Posted: Jun 7, 2012

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Gigapan Pro with D800 : what lens?

Hi,

I’d like to invest in a lens in order to produce high res spherical 360° with nikon D800.

Question is : can the gigapan handle the AF-S 300 mm f/4D at 300mm for spherical?

thanks for info!

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 7, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Nodal Point?

Thanks but nobody know the configuration of the gigapan rulz fon one Nikkor 70-200 2.8f in 200mm? Or of the Nikkor 17-55 2.8f in 55 mm?

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Jun 7, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / App no longer working

Will be great one free app for iPad. And one app to view the gigapans hosted in our web hosting.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 6, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Share your mistakes!

That’s a good question. Only way to find out is to run the experiment sometime, I suspect.

drg0012 drg0012
Posted: Jun 6, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Share your mistakes!

I understand turning off image stabilization, but are there times when it would help with a longer lens if there is a little bit of wind?

Aloysious A Gruntpuddock Aloysious A Gru...
Posted: Jun 6, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

Last post over 2 months ago!

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…