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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
Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / EPIC vs EPIC 100 vs EPIC Pro

http://www.gigapan.com/cms/support/tech-specs

viksra viksra
Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / EPIC vs EPIC 100 vs EPIC Pro

What are the main differences between each? Why is there no chart comparing the differences? I want to buy one, but I don’t see an easy way of comparing them against one another.

sule macheu sule macheu
Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Remotely control the gigapan unit

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arronlee arronlee
Posted: Apr 15, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Exposure, Cropping, Adjustments

Hi, Jimmy Schaefer .
I have ever tested another imaging toolkit about its image cropping process before I used gigapan stitch software. Autopano Giga is more expensive. But it allows pre-editing work before uploading the gigapan. You’d better select the one which is manual and can be customized by yourself accoring to your own favors. Remember to check its free trial package first if possible. I hope you success. Good luck.

Best regards,
Arron

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Posted: Apr 15, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Batterie / Chargeur Pour ASUS Eee PC T91

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Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Only columns being stiched

Without knowing more about the gear you’re using and how the Epic PRO is set up, it’s hard to tell what’s going on. The first, most obvious question is do you have sufficient overlap (20 – 40%) between the columns? If the Epic wasn’t set up properly, you may not.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Shooting a full 360 around a tower by moving the camera

Nice images, both of those.

We’re thinking of getting one of these: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/996063-RE…
so we can run the Epic Pro around tower on the railing.

Ajmal Nazir Ajmal Nazir
Posted: Apr 13, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Only columns being stiched

Just got the Epic PRO and using the stitch software for the first time.

Took a 5(rows) x 17(coloumns) picture. Set up the software to create the stitch, it ran for about an hour but in the show panorama only the 5 vertical images in each column are stitched together (vertically).

Going across in the horizontal plane, there seems to be a black band between the columns.

I tried it twice, same thing. What am I doing wrong.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / alaamiah

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Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Shooting a full 360 around a tower by moving the camera

If the foreground is far enough away, most stitching software will cope, parallax is negligible when you are so high and far from the ground. Kilgore has used this technique, with a hand-held pano, made up of 12 shots from each of the four corners of the Bath Abbey
http://gigapan.com/gigapans/7536
I used a similar technique to shoot this gigapan, but I only shot 29 images, one image at each position.
http://gigapan.com/gigapans/124218
I just moved the tripod around the perimeter of the observation tower… The tower was still under construction, and will have windows when its finished, so it was lucky the engineer let me in to take that panorama: future panoramas from this particular position will have to be shot through window glass.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Apr 9, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Shooting a full 360 around a tower by moving the camera

Many lookout towers have a nice walkway that goes around them but there is no way to get the full view with a gigapan from one side. So I’ve always thought it might work to take a column of images and then move the camera a bit and repeat until I’d gone all the way around the tower. This way the number of columns is the number of photo points you stop at as you go around the full circle.

I never tried it because it seemed like it would take forever. Finally had a chance to try it out yesterday and the results were excellent. This is a great way to get a full 360 view from a tower or other circular viewpoint.
http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/152901

This image was created by taking 8 rows of images at each of 38 points around the entire tower. The railing had nice even markings so it was easy to keep the spacing between each photo point even. We moved the tripod with the Epic Pro to each photo point and used the menu to repeat the previous pano. It worked great and didn’t take that long (<1hr). About 30 sec per set plus time to move the tripod, so about a minute per imageset.

Next up is to to repeat with a 500mm lens instead of the 105mm I used for this one. This will be a more significant undertaking because it will require 144 photo points around the tower. We are going to try and build a skateboard based system for the gigapan to sit on that will let us easily wheel it around the tower on the guardrail. I think we’ll be able to put the Epic Pro in timelapse mode with just enough time between repeat images to move the rig to the next position. This should make transition times much quicker.

My rough calculation is:
500mm len FOV = 5deg.

We want 50% overlap on the images so usable FOV is 5*0.5= 2.5deg

360/2.5 = 144 “columns” needed for the full 360.

Has anyone else tried this technique? How well has it worked for you? Any examples online?

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Apr 9, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Camera mounting problems

Are you using the stock camera mount that came with it or the “Vice Clamp” base mount (http://www.amazon.com/GigaPan-Camera-Mount-Clam…)? The stock camera mount is really terrible in my experience. I found it unusable. I think the current gen Epic Pro’s now ship with the vice clamp base but you may not have gotten that one. Definitely need to upgrade to the vice clamp before it is usable.

And yeah mount to the foot of the lens if possible

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Apr 9, 2014

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Epic Pro & 1DX

As far as drop, you may need (as I did with a D800) extended down struts Here: http://www.gigapan.com/cms/shop/parts

andrascik1978 andrascik1978
Posted: Apr 9, 2014

Topic: Web Site and Forum / deposit panoramas

Hello, you still have a problem in that you can not re-download back to my computer once my uploaded panoramas on gigapan.com in any form. Fix it, I always thought that the panorama gigapan.com I safely stored on this server and I can get them at any pullback.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Apr 6, 2014

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

This may be a stupid question, but have you tried raising your problems via the Tech Support page? The response you get depends on how many staff they have working for them and the number is low at the minute, but it is worth trying.

Martin Taylor Martin Taylor
Posted: Apr 4, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Geolocation Problem

I got an email from Mike above
“We are having problems with feature and our development team is working on fixing it. " Any estimate when it might be fixed?

dfs fds dfs fds
Posted: Apr 2, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / In what format to save the Image plus 65535 × 65535

if you want to save to tiff image, you can compress tiff file after getting the image, or you can choose a small image formats such as jpeg or other formats.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / alaamiah

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Quoc Ngo Quoc Ngo
Posted: Apr 1, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Can't Register; No Stitch?

The customer service finally get back to me for not only the Stitch software, but the Stitch Efx. Thank you!

Michael Franz Michael Franz
Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Geolocation Problem

I have a development person looking onto this. I want to geolocate the WTC image!

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / 1 World Trade Center Epic Pro

I had a very nice chat with Mike shortly after he posted the message above.

I thought it was exceptionally kind of him to take the time to address my concerns “live” rather than in a forum post or email. We spoke for 30 or 40 minutes, and I came away convinced that Gigapan as a company is back on the right track. They realize that their current user base is critical to their success moving forward, and seem committed to re-engage with them (us).

And by the way, the EPIC Pro used in the 1WTC shoot was stock – no special mods other than attachment points for safety cables.

Hendric Stattmann Hendric Stattma...
Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Topic: Upload / GigaPan upload from Linux

Dear Eric et al.
I can report that Wine 1.7.2 runs the uploader just fine!
Tested under OpenSUSE 13.1 with stock version of wine.

Michael Franz Michael Franz
Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / 1 World Trade Center Epic Pro

Hi there Mosely, Michael Franz with Gigapan here. I understand that you have a few questions regarding the shoot from the top of 1WTC.

Personal phone call coming your way.

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Geolocation Problem

Seems like one half of the problem is now solved – Google Earth now loads. But on my computer, “Switch to simplified Google Maps view” mode still does not work.

Aloysious A Gruntpuddock Aloysious A Gru...
Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / d800 nodal points.

Some limited info here, but only for the extremes. http://wiki.panotools.org/Entrance_Pupil_Database

I used a this rig to measure the points for my Fuji S9500. Set the zoom then slide the wooden strip backwards & forwards to determine the ‘no parallax’ point then mark that point & the zoom value on the wood.

Set the next zoom value & repeat. Was surprised to find that the point lay behind the camera body @ full zoom!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73571158@N00/29955…