EPIC 100 Introduction
1.1 What is the GigaPan System?
Capturing stunning gigapixel images is easy with the GigaPan System. It is a complete solution with integrated equipment, software and website. The GigaPan EPIC 100 works seamlessly with the GigaPan Stitch Software and GigaPan.com to capture, upload and share gigapixel panoramas. Zoom into thousands of stunning panoramas from around the world with the amazing GigaPan Viewer. Join GigaPan.com to view and share with friends, take snapshots and embed panoramas on your own website.
Here is an overview of how easy and fun it is to use the GigaPan System, in 4 simple steps:
Pick a Scene
The GigaPan EPIC 100 automates the panorama-taking process by taking hundreds of images of the selected scene.
The GigaPan EPIC 100 automatically operates your camera to take a series of photographs of your scene.
The Gigapan Stitch software assembles, aligns and blends the individual images into one large panorama.
GigaPan Stitch Software then uploads your panorama to GigaPan.com to share with friends and the GigaPan community. You also have the ability to embed your uploaded panorama onto any website.
1.2 GigaPan EPIC 100 Parts
1.3 EPIC 100 Special Features
The EPIC 100 has all the same great capabilities as the EPIC, plus several extra features, including:
- Designed for use with a broad range of large and small point-and-shoot digital cameras
- An extendable metal plate on the camera base to accommodate larger cameras
- A greater elevation of the camera plate from the EPIC 100 body of 33.5 mm to allow for a greater range for camera pitch (tilt or elevation)
- The gearing for the pitch is 15:1 (versus 5:1 for the EPIC) allowing for greater holding torque and finer precision movements
- Multiple Shutter - Setting allows GigaPan EPIC 100 to take up to 9 pictures at each image location (See Chapter 3.4 for more information)
- Digital Remote Shutter - EPIC 100 supports remote shutter actuation through the remote shutter port available on most DSLR cameras (See Chapter 3.4 for more information)