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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
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.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Command line arguments for Stitcher

Can someone post a list of available command line arguments for the Stitcher. In particular a list of the commands to use the ‘timestitch’ feature for aligning time-series gigapans would be great.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Big Project

I’ve stitched 2-3 gigapixel panos on an old netbook without a problem it just takes forever. The stitcher does seem to do a very good job with system resources. However if you have a very old computer with too little ram I can imagine you might run into errors from lack of memory. The 2.0 version of the stitcher is very fast, but I haven’t stitched anything as large as 50gp.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitch 2.0: Dig up the old panorama photos

I can confirm that the new stitcher works really well with bad image sets. For example below is a pano I shot where I made the camera FOV too wide for what it actually was so there wasn’t enough overlap between images to get a good stitch with the older stitcher. You can see that the new version does a way better job. (The EFX image adjustment features are also very nice and definitely worth the money if you shoot a lot of panos).

Original Stitch (v1.x): http://gigapan.com/gigapans/88326
Stitched with 2.0: http://api.gigapan.org/gigapans/101140

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 1, 2012

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

Any chance we’ll get a Search feature for the forum? This would greatly improve the utility of having a forum since it allows people to see if their question had already been answered before posting it. I see the search bar on the top of the site but choices are only “groups, galleries and gigapans”

GIGAprint GIGAprint
Posted: May 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / PRINTING giant digital photographs, panoramas

We can produce large format gallery quality panoramas not only from digital files. I have done this even before the “digital revolution”. So if you have old negatives/transparencies – I can help with my Heidelberg Primescan D8400 drum scanner.

GIGAprint GIGAprint
Posted: May 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / PRINTING giant digital photographs, panoramas

Yes, I do have pricing schemes, but they vary depending on the materials used, file prep stage, and print size (larger size = less $/per foot).
I also offer free color proofs with no obligation to proceed with a printing order. Generally prices start at $6/square foot. I usually show several material/pricing /finishing options when estimating a project. A pricing table often is not fair to a customer or print producer – since every situation is different – I know this from my years of experience. it is not a mass production, or “one hour photo” – we offer personal professional approach to every project with compatible or even lower pricing.
So don’t be shine – ask, request estimates, etc. – no sales pressure, no obligation guaranteed.

Leonie Holmes Leonie Holmes
Posted: May 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / NEW TO GIGAPAN

Hi Trevor, I just got my gigapan pro and so far just experimented in the kitchen with a long snapshot. I am going to go out and photograph the Bay which is just beyond my garden. I’m not sure what I’m doing yet so will probably make a few mistakes before getting it right. The kitchen shot looks ok but the overlaps aren’t too good. My mistakes not the gigapan. I will upload some images next week when I, hopefully, get the hang of it. Good luck, Trevor and yes, I would recommend buying one. The images I’ve seen by other people are spectacular. I am using a Nikon D700.
Leonie (Canada)

Richard Gillespie Richard Gillesp...
Posted: May 31, 2012

Topic: Cold-weather Gigapanning / Does it work in cold weather?

I would also put it in a plastic bag like I do my cameras, in and out of the cold to prevent condensation.

Nathan Wong Nathan Wong
Posted: May 29, 2012

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

Had a problem with Stitcher 2.0.0501 crashing each time I tried to add files using Windows 7 64-bit. It was annoying as heck. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it still crashed. I tried repairing the program and again, it still crashed.

I finally thought about what was going on and decided to go into the Gigapan stitch folder, right clicking on the stitcher.exe and going into properties, then compatibility. I changed it to XP SP3 mode. That seemed to fix the problem.

PalinImages PalinImages
Posted: May 28, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / NEW TO GIGAPAN

Hi Everyone, firstly I absolutely love a lot of the images being shown on the site. I’ve not actually got my gigapan yet but I’m looking at ordering the pro. I would appreciate any tips, I use a 5d with various lenses.
Do you think that if I ordered my Gigapan from this site, I live in the UK, that I would have any problems with using the system in the UK? I know I sound stupid so please excuse me for this. It’s a lot of money and I want to get it right.

Thanks for some cracking shots!

Trevor

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: May 28, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Inconsistent light in stitch

Looks to me like contrast enhancement going on, like with Canon cameras. The function in Sony cameras is called DRO. It should be disabled. See p 28 of the camera manual.

Dave