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Comments on Gigapan: Clifton Suspension Bridge v2


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  1. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (October 02, 2009, 08:26AM )

    We seem to be covering much the same subjects. Get in touch sometime if you'd like to discus methods. krbristol@gmail.com Keith

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 02, 2009, 02:43PM )

    What a pain. And what a pain. Still, the FZ28 looks like a great camera - I nearly bough one myself but I already had the H7 and decided to try a DSLR. PS Love the avatar.

  3. Jon Herbert

    Jon Herbert (August 02, 2009, 01:34AM )

    Some research has revealed that whilst the Panasonic FZ28 can take pictures in RAW mode, there are two big holes in that plan - firstly, it's not standard RAW, so I'd have to add a step through Panasonic's own software to convert it first... and second, the JPGs have significant processing done in-camera to adjust for distortions caused by the lens, but the RAWs don't. So I've made the decision to abandon RAW output from this camera - I don't think the extra problems are worth the benefits, to me.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 01, 2009, 04:51PM )

    An interesting experiment. When I first read "three copies" I thought you were going to say that you did this to do some HDR or tone-mapping (which is an interest of mine). What format are your original images? If they are jpegs then I can see why you'd be interested in removing noise, but wouldn't shooting in RAW instead be an idea? I've created tinyurl.com/nq52n6 Will open in
a new tab or window to compare with add360's snapshot tinyurl.com/mlkces Will open in
a new tab or window. I'd say that the noise-reduced image is 'smoother' than the 'raw' one, but it has lost some detail. For example, in the raw one you can see the shadow cause by a rumple in the right shoulder of the jacket of the guy on the left which is not apparent in the smoothed one. Anyway, nice shot. It complements other panos taken from the other side of the bridge eg tinyurl.com/mp2mwe Will open in
a new tab or window or on it eg tinyurl.com/nn2ove Will open in
a new tab or window.PS Please geocode! Gigapans look so much better in Google Earth. PPS You might also add some tags. Not everyone know contextual things like the bridge was in Bristol or creted by Brunel. Just my 2c you understand - life is short!