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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
Anne Rowland Anne Rowland
Posted: Sep 7, 2013

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Remotely control the gigapan unit

I too would like a remote way of triggering the epic pro. cwinhall’s seems swell. My extra prob is that I can’t hook up my Leica to trigger automatically so usually do it manually….. Gigapan Curator, please update us all on this remote trigger thingie.

rick rick
Posted: Sep 6, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

its disappointing to see that its not exactly made clear that you have to pay for this upgrade. i suppose a free one is an update rather than upgrade?
i, like most, do this as a hobby. my batteries dont last long and are expensive, the backpack to put it all in is expensive. is the software upgrade really worth paying A hundred plus bucks for? i think not. i dont like companies that try to slug you more money and seem to try and hide this..it should all be perfectly transparent… or i will find another hobby.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 6, 2013

Topic: api.gigapan.org / Impact of web site changes

Not that I know of. I vaguely recall asking the same question years ago when CMU were running the show. I suppose I could grep my code for api calls and if Jason the same then we might be able to come up with a something but it would be better if GS provided an official page because I think some of my code refers to servers than don’t exist any more.

irenevandertop irenevandertop
Posted: Sep 6, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Seeking Gigapan artists in Toronto, Canada

We are looking to meet artists who have experience or interest in gigapixel and 360° video stitching who are based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

We are a small team producing a documentary using this technology and are looking for someone to work with us and stitch our media. Details are:

THE ROLE:
-stitching video elements into 360° spherical panoramas for use in an interactive documentary.
-stitching gigapixel panoramas.
-part-time hours, for approximately 4 weeks, starting mid-September 2013.

YOU ARE:
-from a image-editing, or multimedia arts background
-very organized, precise, with attention to detail
-familiar with stitching gigapixel photographs, 360 panoramas, 360 video footage
-experienced with professional 360 video stitching software (such as Kolor or VideoStitch), OR keen to learn 360 video stitching using our specialized software (we will provide training and workstation).
-based in Toronto, able to work flexible hours in our downtown office.
-eager to use the cutting-edge modern technology of 360° video in a narrative capacity

WE ARE:
-www.deep-inc.com
-an award winning interactive storytelling studio
-based in downtown Toronto
-able to provide training and workstation for this role

If interested please email
courtney@deep-inc.com

Melany Melany
Posted: Sep 6, 2013

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Full Frame or Cropped sensor camera with Epic Pro?

Has anyone compared the two camera bodies with the Epic Pro?
I’ve just bought my Gigapan, and I have a Nikon D80 and D700, but I’ve only used the D700 on it. Never really though about the D80, but with the power of the Gigapan, I’m not sure the FX is really necessary.
I think I’ll make the D80 the Gigapan body – that way I don’t have to remember to change the settings back from JPEG to RAW when I take it off the Gigapan (oops!)

Tad Evearitt Tad Evearitt
Posted: Sep 6, 2013

Topic: api.gigapan.org / Impact of web site changes

Is there documentation on the existing API that I can use as a reference? Please post the link if it’s out there. Thanks!

arronlee arronlee
Posted: Sep 6, 2013

Topic: Stitch / GigaPan Stitch 2.2 Beta Software Release

Thanks for your nice sharing. I have never used it before. I wonder whether it offers a trial package for users to check. I used to process diffrent image formats with the help of other imaging SDKs. And I also like the tools which can be customized according to its programming guides. I am looking for more fine image processing tools. I hope I can have a try for it. Thanks for your sharing again.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 5, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Snapshot Ids Still Missing?

I don’t know how to find out the URL of a snapshot on someone else’s gigapan. I raised this as an issue (Case 16802) as was told this feature would be restoring this feature in a couple of weeks. It is now 6 weeks since I raised the matter.

Did I miss something or are we still waiting?

Jenny Walsh Jenny Walsh
Posted: Sep 5, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Next release on September 11

We are happy to post a release update of feature additions and bug fixes to the forum if members are interested. We conduct regular sprint releases on a one to two week basis depending on a variety of factors.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Sep 4, 2013

Topic: Embedding / Full screen option

Thanks Ronnie.

I tried an earlier version, and the updated version is an option, at least for now.

I’m still hoping for a fully-realized embedding solution that doesn’t require a 3rd party workaround. With everything that they’re doing to gigapan.com I’m far from confident that they won’t break Joseph’s solution before they’re done.

Art Pollard Art Pollard
Posted: Sep 4, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Best Way To Backpack an Epic Pro ...

Thanks! I am however trying to find a solution that will work with my current bag. (The F-Stop Satori — a bag that I highly highly recommend and is hands down better than my old (top of the line) Lowepro bag.) With my LowePro, if I hiked even a few miles fully laden, I felt pretty beat up. With the F-Stop bag it rides so much better that I can go 10 miles and not feel beat up at all.

I typically pack quite a bit of equipment other than the Gigapan so using a smaller bag isn’t much of an option.

It would be great if there were a cloth case that could be easily strapped to the back of an existing backpack.

Thanks for pointing out your backpack though, it may have a place in my future. (But for my immediate needs, I’d like to find something that I can use with my existing backpack.)

Thanks again!

-Art

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 4, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Next release on September 11

Jenny says there is to be a new release of code on Sept. 11 (http://gigapan.com/forums/13/topics/583)

Can we have a list of bug fixes and changes for this and all future releases please?

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Sep 4, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / what lens would you choose?

An interesting possibilty with the mirrorless CSC (compact system cameras) that are now appearing, is they accept, via an adapter, DSLR lenses. Cameras like the Sony NEX7 and Pentax Q. Put an old 300mm full frame lens on a Pentax Q, and you have great depth of field and a reach of 1000mm equivalent. Their resolution is increasing too – the NEX7 has 24 megapixels.

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Sep 4, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

BTW, Kilgore, you have done it again – written a great little program that makes gigapanning all the more interesting! Well done.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 4, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

Thanks Jenny. Good idea Glen.

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Best Way To Backpack an Epic Pro ...

Art,

Kilgore 661 is referring to our Pro Backpack and our newly released Gigapan Field Backpack: http://gigapan.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-gigapan…

To purchase, visit http://www.gigapan.com/cms/shop/gigapan-accesso…

Kilgore 661, it shouldn’t be too much longer when your local Gigapan reseller will have the new Field Backpacks in stock. http://gigapan.com/cms/support/gigapan-distribu…

Any questions about these let us know!

Thanks,

-Alicia

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

I think a step in the right direction would be to allow geocoding at the time of the original uploading, and/or automatic geocoding if the GPS info is present in the EXIF data. This would save you having to navigate back, convert to decimal, and enter everything by hand, which is the way you have to do it now.

Jenny Walsh Jenny Walsh
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

Thank you Ron and Kilgore661. I can confirm that the request to move the geolocation parameter management space back up to the right of the map to prevent unnecessary scrolling is part of our code development queue. It will be part of the next sprint release scheduled for next Wednesday, September 11.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Snapshot/Button Bar in New Viewer

@Ronnie. Thanks for pointing out the original thread which contains comments and links of interest. I was going to do this myself but forgot in my haste to raise a thread dedicated to this issue.

@Ron. What you describe sounds cool and I want that too but I would call it “the expert interface” and not make it the default.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

GS are definitely aware of the problem if for no other reason than I raised it as Case #17011. Response: `The Dev Team is aware of this issue and they will be restoring this feature soon.`

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Best Way To Backpack an Epic Pro ...

Gigapan sell a backpack for the pro – there are two models. The expensive one looks great and I’d get one if it wasn’t for the cost of international delivery.

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Spammers in the Forum

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have removed the spammed posts.

Thank you,
Becky Leung
becky@gigapan.com

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Battery charger's light turns off

Hello Guy,

I see you also opened a tech support case with us and I responded. Please check your email for further instruction. From what you describe, this sounds like it’s an issue with the battery.

-Alicia

Phillip Simpson Phillip Simpson
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Snapshot/Button Bar in New Viewer

I agree with Kilgore661, the solution to the snapshot bar “problem” doesn’t work for me either and more importantly, it doesn’t work for my friends who are casual users. If you must fade it out for those trying to look at a GigaPan on a 3" touchscreen, a 5 second delay is better, plus having it reappear when you mouse over the area would help. Also changing the button label from “Snapshots” to “View Snapshots” would be more descriptive.

Ronnie Miranda Ronnie Miranda
Posted: Sep 3, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Snapshot/Button Bar in New Viewer

This issue was also discussed here http://www.gigapan.com/forums/13/topics/536

The placement and function of the Snapshots and Explore More bars are a bad design and a waste of space. They should be placed outside the image.