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Welcome to the GigaPan Forum!

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
Art Pollard Art Pollard
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Best Way To Backpack an Epic Pro ...

I travel a lot and want to take my Epic Pro with me on my travels. I usually have a F-Stop camera bag which for those who don’t know, is pretty much like a backpacking backpack with an internal frame etc. (They are really good and highly recommended.) However, I haven’t found a good way to attach the Epic Pro to the back, top, bottom or whatever. This last weekend, I gave up and just let it ride on the top of my tripod (which was on the back of the bag) but as you can imagine, it ended up getting caught on trees and bushes as I walked by.

There has got to be a good way to do this or perhaps a carrier that it will fit in which could then be strapped to the backpack.

Any ideas?

Guy Mor Guy Mor
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Battery charger's light turns off

Hi, I’m having issues with charging my Gigapan Epic Pro.

The charger, when plugged in to an outlet, lights up green, but turns off when I connect it to the Gigapan battery.

Connecting the charger directly to the Gigapan (with the battery removed) causes the light to remain green. As soon as I press the power button, the unit turns on, but shuts off as soon as I let go of the power button.

Now, while the charger is connected to the Gigapan without a battery and the battery light is still green, as soon as I insert the battery into the Gigapan, it turns off just like when I power the battery by itself.

So, there seems to be some sort of problem with charging the battery, but also some sort of problem with plugging the Gigapan in with no battery inside as that does not work either.

Is it the Gigapan, is it the charger?

Thank you.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Snapshot/Button Bar in New Viewer

Am I alone in thinking that the way new viewer has a big black bar across the bottom of the gigapan is horrible? I don’t like the aesthetics – which I accept is a personal thing – but why has it been put over the top of the gigapan? The bar covers up pixels I have worked hard to create – which I find offensive. Also, one of the design team’s objectives with the new viewer was to maximise the number of non-black pixels in the initial view, so why cover them up with a big black bar that contains two buttons? Further, I’d argue that neither of the buttons needs to be there.

The situation was worse when the snapshot bar was initially displayed over the top of the gigapan as well, and I note that GS did something about this. I thank them for that but they way they fixed it – by flashing the snapshot bar up for one second – doesn’t work for me. I think that new users won’t notice it which means that fewer snapshots will be investigated and created.

I could suggest that the snapshot bar is displayed for say 5 seconds and then faded out unless it is clicked on, but I don’t see the problem in going back to the system we had before because:

(1) It doesn’t hide any of the gigapan.
(2) It shows the snapshots.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Spammers in the Forum

JFI I notified GS of a similar issue but I sent my message to Customer Support. They responsed and removed the offender the same day.

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Getting more gigapans geocoded

I find it disappointing that not everyone geocodes their gigapans. I’d like GigaPan to send out an email to all members politely asking people to (1) geocode their gigapans after uploading and (2) consider revisiting their old ungeocoded gigapans and geocoding them.

What problems might there be with this idea? I am not expecting people with hundreds of ungeocoded gigapans to spend hours at the computer, but some people might do some of their old gigapans.

People (with more than 10 gigapans) can get a list of the gigapans they forgot to geocode by clicking on the “Who is geocoding?” link at http://www.kilgore.org.uk/stats/stats-home.html and following the instructions.

Paul Subelack Paul Subelack
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Lost my License Key

@Alicia,
Sorry for my late reply.
Thank you very much for sending my license keys. GREAT SERVICE!!

Paul Subelack Paul Subelack
Posted: Sep 2, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

When I start up Stitch I get a message that there is an update here:
href=http://www.gigapan.com/cms/shop/software'here/a

But this doesn’t work. Where can I find the update?

Thank you in advance

Melany Melany
Posted: Sep 1, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

Uh oh, I may have screwed up. Is this a free upgrade?
I purchased my Gigapan in July and got the key for Stitch 2.1
I just downloaded 2.3, but it appears to be a trial version for the .efx.

Now what?
Will my old key work?
(guess there’s one way to find out!)

Gerhard Korts Gerhard Korts
Posted: Sep 1, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Stitching Issues

The latter reason caused the problem. Meanwhile I shot 2 others and it worked fine. Thanks for looking into the issue
Gerhard

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Sep 1, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Spammers in the Forum

To whomever is responsible for maintaining the forum:

New Basic Member Sanath kumar (http://www.gigapan.com/profiles/sanath123) is spamming the forum – see his entries of 8/30/13.

Please nip this in the bud.

Ron

chris levering chris levering
Posted: Sep 1, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Bubble of Gigapan

The base that mounts to tripod on the pro is loose, and bubbles always tell the truth

360 Snapshots 360 Snapshots
Posted: Sep 1, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Bubble of Gigapan

My general recommendation is to ignore the bubble level on the Gigapan unit, instead use the bubble level on the levelling head such as the Manfrotto 438 – set and trust in it.

Have purchased two Gigapan Epic Pros, and both of the bubble levels are inaccurate.

chris levering chris levering
Posted: Aug 31, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Bubble of Gigapan

Of course i have the same problem, bubble moving out of center when Pro is moving, i found the epic pro mounting is loose, there is to much play. this unit is new, nice

Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

The link to the software is http://gigapan.com/cms/shop/download-the-gigapa…

-Paul
GigaPan Stitch/Upload Developer

Sanath kumar Sanath kumar
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / Camera alignment problems resulting in rotated images

Yes i have tried Autopano pro & it is best software as compared to other.

Sanath kumar Sanath kumar
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Topic: General Gigapanning / what lens would you choose?

Thanks for providing such a valuable post regarding lens. I like it.I want to buy 70-200mm this lens as it is best & the configuration is also best.As compared to other lens.

Sanath kumar Sanath kumar
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

It is correct. The Above Post you have provided.
Vancouver Architecture

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Stitch / Gigapan Stitch Version 2.3 is Now Available

My feedback is that you didn’t tell us where to get it like you did with 2.2.

Dave

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Voting Problems in Competitions

Hi Ron,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be fixing this issue.

Thanks again,
Becky Leung

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: api.gigapan.org / Impact of web site changes

Thanks Jenny. Great news :-)

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Searching For A Second Lens

I’m not sure what you mean. As far as I know, the difficulties that stitching programs have are independent of the type of lens used. I’d say the most significant thing about a 10-22 is that it’s going to give you a good depth of field but that’s not what I’d want for landscapes because the entire scene is more-or-less at infinity. A 10-22 will also have a wide field of view which means you will cover the scene with fewer photos so you will be able to take 360s very quickly. They won’t be very big though. If you shoot less than 360 degrees with a 10mm lens I think there’s a chance that the finished shot will be too small to upload.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Voting Problems in Competitions

I have been informed by a number of people trying to vote in the GSA Competition that the Voting Summary popup is blocking the stars, thus making it impossible to submit a vote (or change old votes). This appears to be a recent bug because I was able to vote successfully about a week ago. However, the low vote totals suggest to me that many potential voters have given up in frustration (to say nothing of other frustrations imposed by this highly gameable voting system).

Mamoru Suzuki Mamoru Suzuki
Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Changing the font size of the topic

Hi!
Displaying topics has been improved in this renewal.
I would like to thank the efforts of Giapan team.
Thank you.

aclike aclike
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Photo Editors / How to save a lower res Jpeg

there are many software on the internet that support tiff format. i would suggest you using this imaging sdk .net . it is able to save tiff to jpeg and vice versa or to other image formats.it is simple and powerfull but there is something i am not sure. how to save the full res to lower res by using this professional tool. you can give a try.

BeckyLeung BeckyLeung
Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Topic: Stitch / GigaPan Stitch 2.2 Beta Software Release

Stitch is updated to version 2.3! For more information, check out the latest forum post: http://gigapan.com/forums/9/topics/580

Thank you,
Becky Leung
becky@gigapan.com