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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
MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Nodal Point?

Maybe this will be good for other users. This is the configuration for the Nikon lens in a Gigapan Epic Pro whit a Nikon D300s:

Nikon 70-200 2.8f VR = All the range need to move the rail to the number 85. In the Gigapan Epic Pro Lens Configuration FOV 4.1

Nikon 17-55 2.8f = In 55mm to 35mm move the rail to the number 104. In 17mm move the rail to the number 117.
In the Gigapan Epic Pro Lens Configuration FOV 46.7

This was so secret o complicate?… Community my friends… community.

Hope this will help other users.

Sorry for my bad english.

Regards!

MediaPila MediaPila
Posted: Aug 10, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Panogear or Epic Pro

One thing is the software and other is the hardware.

The motoriced head is the hardware. I love the Gigapan EpicPro for the construct. Is the best. The con, is the weight but whit one big backpack of National Geographic you resolve this problem.

Then you need a software. Whit the epic pro you have the Gigapan Stitch. Its a good soft but simple. I use others like Autopano Giga.

Sorry for my bad english and i hope you understand me.

Regards

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Aug 9, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitcher Crashes ....

Hello Art,

I see you opened a support case with us and we replied, so please check your email.

jaxmagik jaxmagik
Posted: Aug 9, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Image size when shooting

Shawn, what go you mean about D800’s resolution downside?

Art Pollard Art Pollard
Posted: Aug 9, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitcher Crashes ....

I just purchased a gigapan — literally two days ago. Last night, I tried my first Gigapan and I put together a 6×13 matrices of pictures. I exported them from Lightroom in TIFF format and tried to stitch them together. 18% through the stitch, I received the following crash report:

Assertion Failed

ImageProjector.cpp
Line 15
Input_bounds.width() > 0 && input_bounds.height > 0

The TIFF files are quite large (200MB) as I shot this with my D800E. The Stitch software is the latest as I just downloaded it (obviously) at: 2.0.05001. I’m running Win7(64bit). I have plenty of disk space and memory. I left Vignette Correction on (though it recommended off due to no exposure information.)

What do I do? I tried JPEG as well with more or less the same results. (It processed to the point of crashing faster with JPEG than with TIFF due to the smaller file size.)

-Art

Ryan Santoro Ryan Santoro
Posted: Aug 8, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

For everyone that had a print done can you please let me know how they turned out? Maybe post a few pictures once they are up, or take a Gigapan of the Gigapan :)

Also if you could give me some feedback that would be great.

Thanks everyone!

Ryan

Terra-X_Photography Terra-X_Photogr...
Posted: Aug 8, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / The transition of Venus against the solar disc.

If you do not have a motorized astromonical tripod head on hand, but you have a Gigapan head, this works. I have try it while photographing the crescent moon.

grzesczwa grzesczwa
Posted: Aug 8, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / The transition of Venus against the solar disc.

The 6 June 2012 there were very rare astronomical phenomenon which was the transit of Venus against the solar disc. In Czestochowa, Poland, you can observe the end of this phenomenon in the morning. To capture this phenomenon, I used a Canon 600, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM. While the lens focal length was set to 270mm-300mm.
Given that the sun moves across the sky from east to west I decided with this observation, that when I use the Gigapan panoramic head EPIC Pro. This allowed the head with their motors to maintain the field of view of the sun
Results of my work can be seen at http://panoramaczestochowy.pl/20120606_tranzyt_…

Sorry, I speak very poor English.

Best regards
Gregory

Ryan Santoro Ryan Santoro
Posted: Aug 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

Thank you all. I did get a lot of PM’s on this and everyone has been very helpful. I have printed out a photo that is 48″×135″ and it turned out great. Hopefully when he gets it he likes it also.

I know mounting these images are a issue because of the size of them. I have a number of materials I can print on from fabrics to vinyl and even wallpaper. If you would be interested in a price for something please let me know and I will get back to you.

Thanks again for all the responses and interest!

Ryan

Ronnie Miranda Ronnie Miranda
Posted: Aug 3, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / On-screen measurement tool

Hi Tim,

According to the website it is “the width of the physical subject area that is displayed in the photo.”

For more info, please contact Gene Copper who developed GIGAmacro. http://www.gigapan.com/profiles/fourchambers

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Aug 3, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / sort order of gigapans on more that one page

There is a known issue with the ‘Most Recent’ sort link, where it doesn’t get properly initialized when the page loads. This will be fixed in the next release. Thank you Eddie!

Eddie S Eddie S
Posted: Aug 2, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / sort order of gigapans on more that one page

I noticed that when clicking on the sort buttons on top of my main Gigapan page it only sorts the gigapans on that page only. I have a new gigapan that falls on the 2nd page, but would not show when i click Sort by “Most Recent”

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Aug 2, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / On-screen measurement tool

Hi Ronnie,

Can you clarify what you mean by the image width in mm?

Tim

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Aug 2, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Dangerous Olympic competition

By all accounts the 2012 folks have gone nuts about both security and branding control (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/apr/13/oly…). Like it is illegal for any shops to use the words “2012” or “medals” or “olympics”. Security people were told to put their food in plastic bags so no one would accidentally see their chips package and think that meant the chip company was associated with the Olympics. Apparently you can’t use cash in soda machines because Visa is a sponsor and only allows their cards for all purchases. Its that kind of crazy.
But I’m loving all the gigapans people are posting. Just don’t run afoul of the authorities for sneezing into the wrong brand of tissue.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Aug 2, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

Hi Ryan,

You still looking for gigapans to print. I think this one would look awesome printed huge:
http://gigapan.com/gigapans/104747

Ryan Santoro Ryan Santoro
Posted: Aug 1, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

Sorry about that. The cloud.starrimageproducts.com is the web version of my ftp site. If you want to use an FTP program use this info…

Server: ftp.starrimageproducts.com
Username: gigapan
Password: 8aGAZUTO9

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Jul 31, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

Ryan,

I tried to connect but the PW failed:

Command: USER gigapan
Response: 331 User gigapan OK. Password required
Command: PASS *******
Response: 530 Login authentication failed
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server

Dave

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jul 30, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 500 Internal Server Error from GigaPan thumbnail link

Dan and David, thanks for the heads up. I think that the fix is already in testing, but I’ll double check.
=angelko

Ryan Santoro Ryan Santoro
Posted: Jul 30, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

I currently have some photo realistic paper that is 54" wide that I will be using. You can set it up anyway you would like. I use photoshop and illustrator for all the fine art we prints now. I can work with just about any file format you want to use. I have my ftp site that you can upload the image to whenever you have it ready. Thanks!

FTP Info:
Site name: cloud.starrimageproducts.com
Username: gigapan
Password: gigapan

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jul 29, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / a couple of minor idiot proofing mods for the Epic 100 camera rail

I recently purchased an Epic 100 after using the original Epic for over 2 years. I love the new imager, but have found a couple of areas that make it relatively easy to trip myself up in the field. I often fit the camera by feel, and am not used to the three thumb screws (two to adjust the rail + 1 tripod screw) on the bottom of the adjustable stage. Once or twice, I’ve grabbed the wrong one when in a hurry and have mounted the camera crooked as a result.

I’ve come up with two easy mods that don’t void the warranty and should keep me from making the same mistake again.

First, after fitting the camera to the stage carefully (much easier to do with the stage detached from the imager, by the way), I measured the gap between the two plates, and cut a piece of mat board to fit. I then loosened the sliding plate a bit, inserted the mat board and tightened it down. Voila – no more crooked mounting. The back of the stage will stay parallel to the front. This would also be very handy for using multiple cameras on one imager. A mat board would be cut for each camera and would greatly speed up the adjustment of the stage.

http://thehardyfamily.net/filechute/EpicMod1.JPG

The second mod I made was to make the stage adjustment screws feel different from the tripod screw. I simply cut pieces of 1/2" heatshrink tubing, slid them over the knobs and shrunk them in place. Now I know immediately if I have the tripod screw in my fingers or not, entirely by feel.

http://thehardyfamily.net/filechute/EpicMod2.JPG

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Jul 28, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

I have a couple that you might like to print. http://gigapan.com/gigapans/49865 or http://gigapan.com/gigapans/98724 or http://gigapan.com/gigapans/17195

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jul 28, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / FREE Printing

I’m game. How big a GigaPan do you want to try to print? Give me an idea in pixel dimensions and I’ll work with you to select an appropriate sample from my repertoire – http://www.gigapan.com/galleries/134/gigapans

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jul 28, 2012

Topic: Stitch / How does the sky stitch together?

To address your questions:

1) The GigaPan Stitch software doesn’t need control points to deal with the sky – this is one of the advantages of shooting with a GigaPan in a regular grid. There are other situations it doesn’t handle quite as well as other stitching programs, but for the most part they can be cleaned up in Photoshop (or similar) without too much pain when they occur.

2) The Epic100 shoots about 17 frames/minute at its default setting, which means I can shoot a 1000 input image GigaPan in about an hour. Unless you’re shooting at sunrise/sunset or in changing weather or you’re trying for a ginormous shot, the time to capture is not usually a big issue. I’m pretty sure all of the GigaPan units allow you to adjust the time between images in the setup stage, so if conditions require it you can adjust accordingly. Stitching will take a similar amount of time to shooting, depending on the specs of your computer. Often, depending on connection speed, I find that uploading is actually the rate limiting step.

Hope that helps.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jul 28, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Geolocation Problem

West longitudes and South latitudes are just entered as negative numbers. For example, my current location in Hays, Kansas is 38.876834, -99.334227. Make sure not to leave a space between the negative sign and the number.

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Jul 27, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 500 Internal Server Error from GigaPan thumbnail link

I see the same error in my gallery.