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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
Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Oct 28, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Windows 8 Gigapan Blues (Flash problems)

Windows 8 Internet Explorer has troubles with FLASH files that are not on the official white list when viewed in the ‘Modern’ or ‘Metro’, fullscreen mode of the browser.

Be sure to submit your Flash site (like Gigapan) to the whitelist. Here is more info: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/jj19…

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Oct 28, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / spherical panos

Hello Tve,

If people were truly interested and would use it, I could easily add the snapshot and comments functionality. I was thinking about doing it anyways, linked in with Facebook so that comments and snapshotting would get some social attention. What do you think?

Jason

tve tve
Posted: Oct 28, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / spherical panos

Jason, thanks for pointing out your service. What attracted me to gigapan are the snapshots and comments one can take on an existing pano. Your site doesn’t render those, unfortunately.

txrpls txrpls
Posted: Oct 27, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Replacement OS

Is there anyways to replace or modify the operating system software. I would like to be able to shoot a linear path over time rather than a grid. Start a point A and end at point B and shoot x amount of shots over y amount of time.

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Oct 27, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Gigapan 2006

Wow, those are some beautiful prototypes, and displayed in a Gigapan nonetheless ! I really enjoyed looking at each one and thinking of all the thought that went into each creation! It truly has been an evolutionary revolution.

In particular I really like the big weatherproof housing on the left, was it ever operational? There is a big box crate, was it housing computers? I liked seeing the original was servos, not steppers. The Gigapan v2 circuit board was interesting, powered by at attiny.

Having been trying myself to create such devices before the Gigapan Beta ever came out, I have some various things around here that look like this stuff, including a bunch of steppers, servos, and arduinos. I think I have spent more money on prototype gear from sparkfun.com than I have with Gigapan, but the Gigapan stuff works far better than my creations;)

Thank you for sharing this Rich!

Jason

Rich Gibson Rich Gibson
Posted: Oct 26, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Gigapan 2006

This Gigapan of Gigapans shows more of the early devices:
http://gigapan.com/gigapans/43813

It includes the first gigapan, the unit mounted to wood leaning against the wall, which Randy had set up in his back yard for 6 months :-)

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Oct 26, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Bing search engine panoramas

Was looking at http://www.bing.com today and they featured a nice panorama in a 360 degree viewer on their homepage. Comes from 360cities.net Looks really nice. Come on Gigapan.com, when will Google connection feature Gigpans on the homepage???

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Oct 26, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Gigapan 2006

I think the 2006 device actually looks pretty nice. It has USB control of the camera, something the Beta, Epic, and Epic 100 lacked, not till the Epic Pro in 2010 did it show up. If the electronics were packed in a waterproof container and throw in a Bluetooth connection, and that would be a great system for taking panoramas with an Iphone. I think the sample is held sideways also, it should probably be taking photos with camera vertical, but maybe not. I wish they would have come out with this as a hacker kit, open source, build one yourself.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Oct 26, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Gigapan 2006

Amazing how far things have come. . .

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/26/visualized-g…

Kenneth Wong Kenneth Wong
Posted: Oct 26, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Epic Pro Help Required

No one able to help?

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Oct 25, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

That did it. I got another error regarding the datetime function, but deleting that section of your PHP file solved it. I don’t care about providing that info anyway.

Thanks again!

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Oct 25, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Bubble of Gigapan

What we had found was a small bug in GigaPan Stitch. The light black line is the seam where the left and right edges of the spherical image come together. It appears that some of the calculations are off by a pixel or so. This is on our software developer’s bugs-to-be-fixed list.

fotoflash fotoflash
Posted: Oct 25, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Bubble of Gigapan

Can anybody paste the answers?, they will be very usefull for anyone.

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Posted: Oct 24, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / spherical panos

All Gigapanners are welcome to use the 3d-360 degree Gigapan viewer I have created for viewing Gigapans in a spherical viewer. You may embed this in your site within an iframe tag, or link to it. You only need your Gigapan image URL to make it work (http://gigapan.com/gigapans/12345/ , you use it as http://www.3d-360.com/view-remote-image-in-3d-3… ) . The viewer uses the same technology as 360cities.net, the fantastic krpano viewer. The 3d-360.com site is a merely a browser plugin enhancement, providing html code for viewing an image in a 360 degree viewer, it does not host any images. The files and image tiles all remain hosted and served from Gigapan. No image or image tile is ever hosted, stored, transmitted, or manipulated through 3d-360.com site.

Hope this helps.

Jason Buchheim

John Ogresko John Ogresko
Posted: Oct 24, 2012

Topic: Embedding / iOS link

Is it possible to add controls and snapshots to the iOS version. When I view the source of the iOS version I see:

var snapshotBrowser = null;
var gigapanControlPanel = null;
var isControlPanelEnabled = $.query.get(‘is-control-panel-enabled’) != ‘true’;

Which leads me to beleive it is possible or being worked on.

panoramicessentials panoramicessent...
Posted: Oct 23, 2012

Topic: Third-Party Stitchers / 3rd party software with your device or uploader?

Kevin,

If you are going to go to a third party stitching program I would highly recommend Autopano. One because the stitching quality is very reliable and consistent. Two because it has a built-in plugin for importing Gigapan panoramas. I started my panoramic photography interests with this software and eventually started selling it because very few retailers exist in the U.S. and those who do sell it are not very knowledgeable about our trade. Not sure what you are stitching but if you need HDR capability and large workload (Gigapixels) I would recommend the Gigapan but unless you need one or both of those features then save your money and get Autopano Pro.

Adam
http://www.panoramicessentials.com

Joseph Saracino Joseph Saracino
Posted: Oct 22, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

From the errors you’re getting, it looks like the function “file_get_contents” hasn’t been enabled (some providers leave this off as a default security setting).

You’ll probably need to add something like this to your php.ini file:
allow_url_fopen = on;

— Joe

tve tve
Posted: Oct 21, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / spherical panos

I looks like the web site does not support spherical panoramas, is that correct? Or am I missing something? Any plans to support them?

tve tve
Posted: Oct 21, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / map view

Am I just not finding it or is an (IMHO) essential feature missing from gigapan: a map of gigapans? I’m looking at the excellent pano http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/46401 by Mac Danzig and I’m wondering what other gigapans are available in the area. The “explore more” bar at the right is a joke, might as well be random. How come the map that locates the gigapan doesn’t show others in the vicinity? Why can’t I browse for gigapans from a map view? 360cities does an excellent job at that, for example. Am I just missing something? (Google Earth is not a satisfying answer for a variety of reasons.)

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Oct 21, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

Joe – thanks for the work you put into this. It will solve many website problems for me if I can get it to work.

I uploaded the files to my two web accounts (hosted by 1&1.com) and tried it out. I get the following errors on every ID that I try:

On one I get:

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /homepages/3/d430221224/htdocs/PSC/gigapan.large.php on line 26

Warning: file_get_contents(http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/33692.json) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /homepages/3/d430221224/htdocs/PSC/gigapan.large.php on line 26
- view on gigapan.comtaken , x , 0 gigapixels,
Gear:
Aperture:

Warning: Division by zero in /homepages/3/d430221224/htdocs/PSC/gigapan.large.php on line 178
Exposure: 1/0
ISO:
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):

and on the other one I get:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: json_decode() in /homepages/14/d108112798/htdocs/IOTU2012/gigapan.large.php on line 28

I can use either one to host your code for my website.

Any clue what I did wrong on either of them?

mootsrider mootsrider
Posted: Oct 19, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitcher Crashes ....

Thanks Paul for information; I’m using Nikon Capture NX2 to convert the .NEF files to TIFF format. I know .JPG works but the quality loss is not good for me. I really do not want to spend Mega $$$$$$ for Photoshop if I do not have to. I really do not like the user interface of Photoshop. I saw someone in the forum was having problems with Lightroom files as it would not handle large files. Can Lightroom convert my .NEF files to TIFF? Thanks Jerry Downing

Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
Posted: Oct 19, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitcher Crashes ....

Art Pollard: going beyond what Alicia (customer support) told you, I was able to fix this bug in mid-August in my internal test version of the Stitch software that will be part of our next release. If you contact Alicia, she might be able to help you out by making a version of that available to you. In the meantime, if you are working with Stitch 2.0 or Stitch 2.1 (both of which have the bug with symptoms “Assertion failed: Input_bounds.width() > 0 && input_bounds.height > 0”), a workaround is to quit out of stitch and restart it. That should fix your problem.

Jerry Downing / mootsrider: It appears we have a bug in Stitch 2.0 and 2.1 with handling TIFF files written by Nikon’s ViewNX software (perhaps the EXIF headers written by ViewNX are slightly nonstandard?). Is ViewNX what you created your TIFF files with? I hope to find a better fix for this problem for the long term, but in the meantime, I recommend that either:
a) use Photoshop or Lightroom or some other software to read and rewrite your TIFF files before running them through Stitch, or
b) use ViewNX to output JPEG file format instead of TIFF.

-Paul Heckbert
GigaPan Stitch & Upload developer

watanabe watanabe
Posted: Oct 19, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / WANTED: Canon E3 for Pro cable

If I were you I’d take a 2.5mm headphone cable (or an old pair of headphones) and a mini usb cable – then cut them in half and solder/electrical tape the appropriate wires together. This guy is doing something similar here: http://www.teckelworks.com/photography/tools/ (2nd pdf) but you’ll have to figure out what wires on the 2.5mm side go with what wires on the USB side, shouldn’t be too hard though.

GigaPix Imaging GigaPix Imaging
Posted: Oct 19, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / How do I get rid of this stitch error?

Hi, I also do have this problem. I hope customer service will reply to this thread. Thanks in advance.

Comitech Comitech
Posted: Oct 19, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / 360 panorama

Hello everyone!I want to shoot a 360 panorama of a room with epic pro and canon eos 450d and with no zoom.Otherwise when i set the top and the bottom of the panorama epic pro says me that i will shoot 8000 pictures.This is impossible because i need 40GB memory and 10 hours of shooting.Does anyone know if it is right?Or some suggestions whats going wrong?