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Forums » General Gigapanning » Continuous Pan/Tilt

Continuous Pan/Tilt
Kevin Kevin
Total Posts: 91

Can the GigaPan system perform continuous pan and tilt movement? Will it do this in Time Lapse?

Kevin Kevin
Total Posts: 91

The continuous pan and tilt movement is currently not possible with the GigaPans imagers; they pan and tilt, stopping at each position to take a picture. In regards to Time Lapse, the EPIC Pro will shoot the entire gigapixel image then wait x amount of time and reshoot the same gigapixel image. It will not create a time lapse between the pictures within the gigapixel set.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Total Posts: 54

I tried getting my epic 100 to do a panning timelapse – I set it to just shoot a single row of images and set the camera fov to be 0.1 degree which is the min FOV. The idea was to set the field of view to be tiny so the gigapan would make very short movements between images. Then I set the epic to shoot a 1-row 360 degree pano. Turns out the max columns is 255 which wouldn’t be smooth enough for a timelapse. As an aside, does this mean there is a max resolution you can shoot with a gigapan head (255x max # rows x max camera resolution)?
A cheap hack for doing panning timelapse is to use an egg timer with a camera mount glues to it (google it). also look for the user milapse on youtube, he’s produced some good solutions for cheaper panning camera mounts and hacking telescope mounts for this purpose.
I also noticed that if you set FOV to 0.1 and tell the epic pro to shoot a 360 degree 10row pano it only shoots 75 images – is this a bug?

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