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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
Paul Emous Paul Emous
Posted: Sep 16, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Complete 360x360 VR tour

Here is the 50mm version with adjusted nodal point.
http://gigapan.com/gigapans/114462

Paul Emous Paul Emous
Posted: Sep 16, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Complete 360x360 VR tour

Hi Phil,

Thank you for this information. I guess the lower the focal distance the more parallax and other lens errors occur? Any way, I just did a 50mm version and it looks already much better indeed.

What do you mean with DOF becomes a huge challenge? High focal lengths means more difficult to get an overall sharp image?

Regarding Nodal point: I am not concerned about this at the moment. As long as the stitch errors are minimal I am happy.

Do you use Giga Stitch or PTGui?

Thanks again for helping out!

Regards,
Paul

Phil Hotten Phil Hotten
Posted: Sep 16, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Complete 360x360 VR tour

Nodal point.
Check out this topic
http://gigapan.com/forums/1/topics/229

Phil Hotten Phil Hotten
Posted: Sep 16, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Complete 360x360 VR tour

Hi
I have done numerous indoor shots and have noticed a few stitching errrors, however never that many. The rooms I have shot are typically bathroom before and after shots for renovators.
I would suggest using a bigger lens, the smallest I use is a 80mm (Depth of field becomes a huge challenge).
Another thing to check is the alignment of your camera on the gigapan. There is an article on it some where but I am unable to find it right now.

Hope some of this helps

Paul Emous Paul Emous
Posted: Sep 16, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Complete 360x360 VR tour

Hi all,

As my Gigapan came with empty batteries I had to charge them. First thing I did in the morning was setting up the Gigapan.

I am very surprised by the way it is setup and how easy it is to operate. However if you look at the result from the first indoor panorama you can notice that there are a lot of stitch errors. Is there a reason for this?

http://gigapan.com/gigapans/114446

Pleasae advise! :)

Regards,
Paul

Paul Emous Paul Emous
Posted: Sep 15, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Complete 360x360 VR tour

Hi all,

I am new here and also just became a proud owner of a Gigapan Epic Pro, so please forgive me I if this question is already answered or of I am posting this is the wrong forum (this one looked the most active.. any way :) )

I need to shoot a complete 360×360˚ Spherical tour of a house (so indoors). I have a Canon 1Ds MkIII (full frame) a Canon 14mm lens and a canon 16-35mm lens. The rooms are big but not huge. I have been really worried about "getting the entire spherical image with the Gigapan.

And until now I still can seem to figure out how I have to do it. Can I somebody help me with it?

Regards,
Paul

Terry Foss Terry Foss
Posted: Sep 14, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Quick question re: Gigapan Pro and Tripods

Charlie,

While you can attach the Gigapan Pro directly to a tripod, some kind of a head makes it MUCH easier to level the unit. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but you really want one.

The mounting plate they mention is for the camera to the gigapan unit. One comes with the gigapan, I believe.

Best, Terry

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Sep 13, 2012

Topic: Low-light Gigapanning / Motion Blur

Ousmane,

Can you please contact tech support at http://www.gigapan.com/cms/support/contact-support so that we can follow up with some trouble-shooting questions?

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Sep 13, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

Explore score will most definitively get some development attention. No ETA at this point.

Socialeventshots Socialeventshot...
Posted: Sep 13, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Quick question re: Gigapan Pro and Tripods

Hello there,

I’m very new to the gigapan community and have a quick question.

I hope to purchase the gigapan Pro over the weekend and was wondering how it works in relation to a tripod. On the site it states that I need a mounting plate – does this come with the gigapan?

Can I mount the gigapan pro directly on a tripod, or do i also need a head?

Sorry, these questions are probably very basic for most of you! As the gigapan is so expensive, I’m trying to minimize costs when it comes to tripods/mounting accessories etc.

Thanks very much!
Charlie

james nelson james nelson
Posted: Sep 13, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Is it OK to contact members about marketing images

Hi, I am pondering starting up an stock image library for gigapan and other very large images. I sell images through stock libraries but ones like fotalia refuse to accept images larger than 30mb. I think they are missing a trick and selling large images will become more and more popular. If I start a stock image library would it be OK to contact certain gigapan members about certain images? or would that annoy the forum? 99% of gigapans on this site are not suitable for commercial use but some are.

Ousmane Menta Ousmane Menta
Posted: Sep 12, 2012

Topic: Low-light Gigapanning / Motion Blur

I have a problem with the software of stitch: I’m more to load my pixels, I do not know for what?

Ousmane Menta Ousmane Menta
Posted: Sep 12, 2012

Topic: Low-light Gigapanning / Motion Blur

cool

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

I second the comments above!

hophi hophi
Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

i’d prefer to have the es removed altogether (like 360cities) than seeing mediocre panos getting (manipulated) top 100 scores…

Fritz Hanke Fritz Hanke
Posted: Sep 11, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Explore Score No More?

Explore score ?

Phillip Norman Phillip Norman
Posted: Sep 10, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Zoom Limit

I would like an update on this issue. I don’t see any reason why any image would ever go beyond a 1:1 100% view zoom limit. There is just no more information beyond that. Can we please have a way to set the view limit to 100% 1:1…

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Sep 10, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

Release notes Sept. 05 2012

1212 Keyboard navigation of query menus
1215 Usability: Group landing page to include link to featured group
1414 Convert CMS Blocks
1428 Thumbnails on Featured Gallery list page
1431 Implemented Home page blocks CMS
1478 Detail Page Updates
1542 Fixed Hardcoded links to gigapan.com on competitions detail page
1547 New Ads Branch Template on Detail Page
1550 A/B Testing Test Page & URL
1554 Added “Explore more” thumbnails on detail page
1558 Allow gigatags to have specified pixel bounds on load
1565 Added more analytics code
1572 6 panel grid titles now more readable

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Sep 10, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Spaces between paragraphs

Ah yes, the spaces should be there. I’ll setup a request to fix this.
Thanks!

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Sep 9, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

StarrGraphics printed my 48″ × 134″ 5-Gigapixel pan. Printed on an HP DesignJet L26500 on HP Photo-realistic poster paper. Photoshop exported file sent to be printed was 15GB. Out of the stitcher tool it was 119020 × 42184 pixels and was in Photoshop RAW format. That is the only way to export out of stitcher since it exceeds JPEG and TIFF size limits. A GigaPan of the finished and mounted print is at http://gigapan.com/gigapans/113711. The original pan is at http://gigapan.com/gigapans/49865.

mrpiv@me.com

MARSHALL ADAMS MARSHALL ADAMS
Posted: Sep 8, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Printing?

It has been a couple of years since I printed anything with my “very old” Large Format ENCAD PRINTER, but most people seemed to think that they needed a really BIG file in order to have a massively large printout. A simple 35mm image would ratio out with the 36" printer at around 54" long. The only specs I needed with that old printer was that it had to be a RGB file, a TIFF, and the surprise to most customers was that I only needed 2MB of data per square foot of output. As I said, it was a really old printer that I used in a studio I had about 10 years ago. The RIP took care of all the nuts & bolts.

I still today have a canvas print of 34"x 34"(Gallery Wrap) hanging in my Living Room. The dpi was 1040 × 1040. This size equates to 9 sq. ft. As I recall, my pricing on it was about $500 or so.

Printers today are far more advanced and far more flexible in their requirements.

Steve Bardolph Steve Bardolph
Posted: Sep 7, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

Thank you for your quick and helpful response Paul (thanks also to Alicia, who emailed). Downloading Stitch (and Upload) from this page worked well:
http://www.gigapan.com/cms/downloads#sbl_stitch
and the .dmg file installed properly on my Mac. The cksum matched yours precisely, and my issue is now solved…I just wanted the 2.1.0160 version of GigaPan Upload, and now have it.

I had been trying to use the link for Upload download (yes, that’s what I meant to write ;-) here: http://www.gigapan.com/cms/downloads#sbl_upload
and attempting to install the downloaded file still generates the “no mountable file system” error for me. For troubleshooting purposes, this is the cksum I consistently get for that file with repeated downloads:
610573210 12008448 /Users/steve/downloads/GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg

Other .dmg files, both from GigaPan and from other software providers are mounting and installing fine, but not the GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg

This link and file work great though, so my problem is solved and I’ll be uploading soon!
http://www.gigapan.com/cms/downloads#sbl_stitch

Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
Posted: Sep 7, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

I believe some of you are already in contact with Alicia, our customer service person.

As far as we know, “no mountable file system” errors on Macs are a symptom of a corrupted DMG file, i.e. the file got damaged during transmission somewhere between our server and your computer, perhaps due to a bit error in the network. If you get this error, I suggest you delete the DMG file, re-download it, and try again.

If the problem persists, you can use the Terminal program and then run the cksum program like this:

paul$ cksum ~/downloads/*dmg
1895761167 27802112 /Users/paul/downloads/GigaPan-Stitch-2.1.0160.dmg

which tells us that the file size of GigaPan-Stitch-2.1.0160.dmg is 27802112 and its checksum is 1895761167

If you run cksum and get a different result for this particular file, it means your file is corrupted (and is useless). If the checksum is as shown then your DMG file is fine and you should not get a “no mountable file systems” error. Note that every DMG file is typically going to have a different checksum.

If your file has the wrong checksum then try downloading again.

If re-downloading doesn’t solve your problem then please let us know!

-Paul
GigaPan Stitch Developer

Steve Bardolph Steve Bardolph
Posted: Sep 6, 2012

Topic: Upload / No Mountable File Systems

I’m having the same problem on three different Macs running 10.7.4. Here’s what I just sent to GigaPan tech support: Hello GigaPan support,

I can download the new GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg for Mac, but when I double click to install it I get this error message consistently (on three different Macs running OS X 10.7.4):
“Warning: The following disk images couldn’t be opened: Image: GigaPan-Stitch-Upload-2.1.0160.dmg, Reason: no mountable file systems”

This is the same problem Paul Reibel, posting on the forum, is having:
http://www.gigapan.com/posts/search?mine=true&q…

I would really like to use the updated upload software to upload images created with my Epic 100. THANKS for any help you can provide!

Francesc Saldaña Francesc Salda...
Posted: Sep 6, 2012

Topic: Embedding / What happened with panorama viewer?

I had a website with some panoramaviewers… and they do not work any more… anyboday knows why? Can I see snapshots of my gigapans in my website without any more uploadings? Thanks!