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This is the place for Gigapan.com members to offer peer-to-peer support for exchanging tips, ideas, comments, etc.

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Gigapan Curator Gigapan Curator
Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Gigapan Epic Line of Robotic Camera Mounts Acquired by OmegaBrandess

Gigapan Epic Line of Robotic Camera Mounts Acquired by OmegaBrandess
Enables Expanded Production and Allows Gigapan to Focus On Digital Products

Portland, Ore. – November 21st, 2014 – Gigapan is pleased to announce that its Epic division of robotic camera mounts has been acquired by OmegaBrandess.

Gigapan EPIC robotic mounts empower cameras to take hundreds, even thousands of photos, which are combined to create one highly detailed image with amazing depth and clarity. The Gigapan EPIC and EPIC 100 are compatible with a broad range of point-and-shoot cameras and small DSLRs to capture panoramic images quickly and accurately. Light and compact, they are easy-to-use and remarkably efficient. The EPIC Pro is designed to work with DSLR cameras and larger lenses, features advanced technology, and delivers stunning performance and precision. Strong enough to hold a camera and lens combination of up to 10 pounds, the EPIC Pro enables users to capture enormous panoramas with crisp and vivid detail.

Gigapan was formed in 2008 as a commercial spin-off of the successful research collaboration between a team of researchers at NASA and Carnegie Mellon University. The company’s mission has been to bring this powerful, high-resolution imaging capability to a broad audience. The original Gigapan prototype and related software were devised by a team led by Randy Sargent, a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon West and the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and Illah Nourbakhsh, an associate professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.

“OmegaBrandess is a leading distributor and manufacturer of photography related technologies and products, a respected brand, with a loyal following. They are the perfect company to grow our products moving forward,” said Jason Larson, Chief Executive Officer, Gigapan. “OmegaBrandess has the expertise and resources necessary to meet the market demand for the Epic line of products, and to continue to advance its features. This is very positive news for our users worldwide.”

Gigapan will continue to focus on supporting and developing its digital products, including their hosting and viewing at www.gigapan.com, Stitch/Stitch.Efx and Capture Studio.

For all orders and inquires about the Epic line of products, OmegaBrandess can be contacted at: gigapan@omegabrandess.com

For all orders and inquires for Gigapan digital products, Gigapan can be contacted at: customerservice@gigapansystems.com

All media inquires, please contact: press@gigapan.com

Kenneth B. Headley Kenneth B. Head...
Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Topic: Products / What's up with the Gigapan store?

I have same problem I cannot register or contact anyone

Gigapan Curator Gigapan Curator
Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Topic: Products / What's up with the Gigapan store?

Felix,

Please email us.

customerservice@gigapansystems.com

Gigapan Curator Gigapan Curator
Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Why can't i buy Stitch EFX?

Brian,

Please email us.

customerservice@gigapan.com

Mark Rich Mark Rich
Posted: Nov 13, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Why can't i buy Stitch EFX?

Hi Brian,

A few of us are in similar circumstances as Gigapan are undergoing a bit of a “transition” at the moment.

The sales and support have basically been offline for about two months so far.

The good news is that OmegaBrandess do appear to be attempting to ramp up the brand again – see http://www.omegabrandess.com/GIGAPAN

About 10 days ago there was a brief period of some contact from support staff, but it appears things have gone quiet again.

I think we just need to give the new company some time to come up to speed and to work out the best way forward – can’t be a small task for them.

Regards,

Mark

brian emery brian emery
Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Topic: Stitch / Why can't i buy Stitch EFX?

Hello,
GIGAPAN- WHERE ARE YOU? I’ve been trying to buy Stitch EFX but the online store is not working. I have tried contacting customer support and I get no response. I tried registering the software with an older license key and I get nothing. Can anyone help me buy Stitch EFX? I can’t understand why nothing is working!!!
If customer support is watching this, please help me!!!

Olivier TERLEZ Olivier TERLEZ
Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Fujifilm X-T1, Would it work?

I think it will take a few weeks to be operational… For your X-T1, read the manual of Epic 100. For Stitch’s software leave a new post and you should be contacted by mail…

Hamado Ado Hamado Ado
Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Fujifilm X-T1, Would it work?

Thanks Olivier. But what does this means for us? is OmegaBrandess going to honor the warranties and take customer support for the current Gigapan owners?

Also, I still didn’t find any info regarding the Epic 100 support for the X-T1!

Hamado Ado Hamado Ado
Posted: Nov 9, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Fujifilm X-T1, Would it work?

Hi,

I just ordered a Fujifilm X-T1 camera and bought an Epic 100 to use it with the Fuji.

I don’t know if the Gigapan Customer Support is still in touch with us here, but I was also hoping that any of the device owners could help me and tell me if it would work with this camera!

jaif 2001 jaif 2001
Posted: Nov 8, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

I guess that Gigapan’s sever will stop immediately.

Does anyone know tools or methods to save or salvage Gigapan garally data ?

ex.Batch download tiles and joint to big tiff…..

Tomas Miskovsky Tomas Miskovsky
Posted: Nov 7, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Remote control of Gigapan - pressing OK

I have tested Gigapan Capture with bad result – without Canon camera connected it is not able even initialize itself, so it is not solution of my problem, until it will support Nikon cameras or I will switch to Canon DSLR. Sad :-(.

Mark Rich Mark Rich
Posted: Nov 5, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

Hi Olivier,

Interesting find.

As it’s a cable designed to trip the camera in the length of time of a camera flash it would be interesting to know if it has both the focus and shutter connectors wired up, and in the correct order?

If it does, in theory I suppose you could then go:

1) Your SONY multiconnector camera to 2.5mm plug cable find – http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2-5mm-Remote-Shu…
+
2) 2.5mm female to female adaptor – http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/DISTRIBUT
+
3) EITHER
3.1) EPIC 100 flat connector to 2.5mm plug – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/744593-RE…
OR
3.2) EPIC Pro USB connector to 2.5mm plug – http://www.adorama.com/GPCBL1500.html

This would then handle either of the Gigapan units without any modification and a quick change between Epic 100 and Pro.

Of course that doesn’t cover if we should be using various resistors etc.

Gigapan Curator Gigapan Curator
Posted: Nov 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Arca-Swiss adapter and Fuji cable

John,

If you need the software, email us back @ customerservice@gigapan.com

John Moore John Moore
Posted: Nov 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Arca-Swiss adapter and Fuji cable

I’m replying to my own post because befor this post I posted something and it has not appreared, After mailing the new owners this is the response I got:

John,
Naturally we will be honoring warranty claims on the products and yes
the software is still part of the package. We entered into an agreement
before we took over the company. The process for retrieving the software
is included in the box and has not changed. Rest assured you will be
taken care of as a customer.
Thanks
Jim Graham
Product Specialist
Omega Brandess

John Moore John Moore
Posted: Nov 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Arca-Swiss adapter and Fuji cable

I plan to buy an Epic 100 for my Fuji X-T1. Can someone tell what cable to get and where plus an acra-swiss plate as I like to use an acra L-barcket on my camera.

Any info appreciated.

John

Tomas Miskovsky Tomas Miskovsky
Posted: Nov 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Remote control of Gigapan - pressing OK

Hallo, yes, it can be the solution, but my DSLR is Nikon 5300. Do you have experience with that software – does it work even in “half mode”, controlling just head but not camera??? If so, I can use it, because Nikon camera I already can control via USB with another standalone application.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Nov 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Remote control of Gigapan - pressing OK

Is this any use?
http://gigapan.com/cms/shop/software/gigapan-ca…

Tomas Miskovsky Tomas Miskovsky
Posted: Nov 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Remote control of Gigapan - pressing OK

Hallo, I am happy user of Gigapan but now I meet a limitation. For my project I need to have control of each step of taking panorama, so I am running it in manual mode. So it needs to press [OK] for each next move. Is there any way to do it remotelly? I have Canon remote lugged in, it can start automatic sequence, but in manual mode it has no influence. Or even any other way? Thanks in advance form any help.

Gigapan Curator Gigapan Curator
Posted: Nov 3, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / cables - unreliable to complete rubbish

Rufus,

Please email me, I would like to hear more about what issue you are having and how we can fix it.

customerservice@gigapan.com

gigapan gigapan
Posted: Nov 3, 2014

Topic: Products / Do you have an Epic PRO? (Need charger info)

Graham and Mark, please email me.

Jason.Larson@gigapan.com

Olivier TERLEZ Olivier TERLEZ
Posted: Nov 3, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

Thank’s. But this ssems better for me : http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2-5mm-Remote-Shu…

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Nov 3, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

Oops!

Try this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JJC-MA-F2-Remote-Switch…

Olivier TERLEZ Olivier TERLEZ
Posted: Nov 2, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

Your link doesn’t work (basket). If youmake a cable wich works, I’m interested how to make it.

I’ve foud this. See multi terminal section ! http://www.doc-diy.net/photo/remote_pinout/

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Oct 31, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

I have one of these, which works with the RX100 II : http://cart.payments.ebay.com/sc/add?ssPageName…

and I have previously built an EPIC 100 trigger cable for Panasonic cameras. Since I have the schematic from the Panasonic project and some extra parts, I’ve ordered another of the cable releases and will see if I can successfully make a Sony cable for EPIC 100.

No promises, but I’ll give it my best shot.

Olivier TERLEZ Olivier TERLEZ
Posted: Oct 31, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Is it worth trying???

Unfortunaly Gigapan company seems to be closed… I’m not sure to buy my Epic 100. It’s still not possible to download any software. See this topic : http://gigapan.com/forums/211/topics/1728

Thank’s anyway
Olivier