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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
Andrew Leahy Andrew Leahy
Posted: Jan 28, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Viewing Gigapans on panoramic Liquid Galaxy systems

Hi Tim,
Gigapans onto high-res flat display-walls is pretty straight forward. Either multi-head video or a multi-machine cluster and/or position-aware apps. Curved tile walls become tricky if you want to zoom in and move around within the pano.
I’m not sure how you embed flash inside Google Earth or vice-versa. Google Maps yes, Google Earth not sure.

We’re in Sydney. I’m hoping to do something with high-res pano’s captured in the field for a forest-based climate experiment (http://www.uws.edu.au/hie/facilities/face). Primarily for outreach displaying onto a Liquid Galaxy in a visitors centre, but I’m sure the scientists will get some value. We’ll also be 3d modelling the site and pulling near-real-time data into the Google Earth platform. We should probably talk!

Paulo Bico Paulo Bico
Posted: Jan 28, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / How I create a Gigatag Pano

Hi,

How I create a Gigatag Pano???

in embed option don’t show that option :(

thanks.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jan 27, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Viewing Gigapans on panoramic Liquid Galaxy systems

Andrew, that is great news. I was just trying to dream up the easiest way to browse gigapans in a huge display, and the liquid galaxy systems are awesome.

You guys have one in Sydney? I’ll be moving to ANU this summer and we’ll be setting up timelapse gigapixel cameras around canberra when we have the time and budget (sample of the output: http://www.gigapan.org). Since the player is flash based it embeds in google earth so maybe we could view that in an lg system as well? Would be nice to have a place to display the output so its good to know the LG system is an option.

Great post, thanks for the info.

Customer Service Customer Servic...
Posted: Jan 26, 2012

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / Shutter release cable

Tim: Sorry, we cannot release technical data/schematics.

Doug: Yes the D90 is a tight fit on the Epic 100. Did you know it’s also compatible with the Epic Pro(would be triggered electronically)?

John: What’s the Olympus camera model and lens combo you’re using on your Pro?

Gregory Young Gregory Young
Posted: Jan 26, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding with snapshots

I’ll check this out. Thanks!

Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
Posted: Jan 25, 2012

Topic: Embedding / Embedding with snapshots

Gregory,
There are two ways to generate embedding code at gigapan.org. One is from the embed link at the gigapan’s full page. Snapshots cannot be included there. The other is from the list of your own gigapans, e.g., “My Home/My Gigapans.” That one allows you to include snapshots and places the snapshot ID numbers for you.
The code in my earlier post is two years old and differs from the code generated at gigapan.org today.

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

Topic: General Gigapanning / Shutter Troubles

Try these steps:

1. Ensure that the electronic trigger cable is completely connected to the camera body and to the EPIC Pro on the left of the LCD display.
2. Make sure the port is turned on in the camera.
3. Verify that the memory card in the camera is not full.
4. Verify that there is sufficient charge in the EPIC Pro battery.
5. If you are using manual focus, verify that the lens is in the manual focus mode.
6. If you are using autofocus, there may be some instances where the camera wasn’t able to achieve focus and therefore missed the picture (See Epic Pro user guide Section 2.8 for more information on auto focus).
7. Is Shutter Feedback enabled? In the Epic Pro Menu, check Options>Expert Options>Shutter Feedback>Off
If you continue to experience problems, please open a tech support case with us at http://www.gigapan.com/cms/support/contact-support

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

Topic: General Gigapanning / App no longer working

The GigaPan App will be available again soon! We’ll follow up on this post as soon as we have the estimated release date.

John Bradford John Bradford
Posted: Jan 24, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / App no longer working

I have the Gigapan App on my iPad but it is no longer working and when I go to the App store there is no Gigapan App. I never received a notice that they were removing it. Does anyone know what has happened?

The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanogra...
Posted: Jan 24, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Can't place gigapan in GoogleEarth

Eugene, I’m not quite sure what you mean by the “current mechanism of georeferencing” but I imagine you mean that if you type the name of a place into the relevant box and press Go, nothing happens. I have raised this as a bug today (Case #11423)

661

barry fox barry fox
Posted: Jan 23, 2012

Topic: Digital Cameras on Gigapan / has anybody tried canon 50d

has anybody tried the canon 50d with the epic 100 if so how did you get on with the noodle as when i tried it i got a overlap anybody managed to use one and set up properly without getting overlap after stitching on there photos.

Steve Jones Steve Jones
Posted: Jan 22, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Shutter Troubles

Good Day

I just purchased a Gigapan Epic Pro and have used it a couple times with no issues. A couple days ago when I was trying to use it, it took the first few photos of the pano then the shutter stopped triggering. I have since tried it with a different camera and it too is not working.

I tried the “test shutter” function in the menu and again, no luck. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks

Steve

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Total Views

Views should be updating correctly now.

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

Yes, we’re working that one out.

John Opie John Opie
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitch 2.0: Dig up the old panorama photos

Great news. I’ve got a number of panoramas with artifact problems that I’d love to be able to re-do…

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Topic: Stitch / Stitch 2.0: Dig up the old panorama photos

Another heads up prior to the Stitch 2.0 release announcement… This new release has a quite bit of improvement in various algorithms used to properly assemble a panorama image. It’s leaps and bounds ahead of the Stitch application currently in use, although still easy to use.

With that in mind, some may want to dig up the old panorama photos to restitch them with Stitch 2.0, especially those panoramas showing vignetting, or black columns, or those shaped as an arc.

David Pivin David Pivin
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

I see the differences to Geolocation, but I still get an error when the Google Earth Plugin tries to load:

“This web site needs a different Google Maps API key. A new key can be generated at ”http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/javascript/v2/introduction.html#Obtaining_Key.“>http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/…”

Dave

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Website Fixes

Jan. 19th 2012

14 Google Earth placement and geolocation rehaul:
-Geolocation link added to My Gigapans list, visible only to gigapan owner.
-Geolocation button added to gigapan detail page, visible only to gigapan owner.
-Geolocation page got new language and visual styling, added Return to Placemark button and View Gigapan button
-Google Earth plugin responds to data changes in the form, KML files reworked to support this.
569 Improved visibility of interface to assign categories to gigapans. This interface is located on the foot of gigapan edit page next to Update button.
655 Reworked Camer Compatibility search
663 Updated documentation for geolocation
717 Geolocation tool (Google Earth plugin) allows viewer to enter panoramas by clicking on the GigaPan “looking glass” placemark.
764 Fixed ‘Registration and Download Request’ and ‘technical support’ links on Downloads page
782 Added new Dealers to Distributor Page
829 Snapshot notification messages now contain correct link to commented snapshot
834 Snapshot comment interface repositioned and made more responsive.
-Snapshot comment interface is activated my “mousing” over the underlined comment count next to a “bubble” icon under each snapshot on the gigapan detail page.
880 Removed large space on the bottom of search results
894 Fixed bug with latitude/longitude rounding
902 Updated SEO
939 Improved page view count consistency
942 Fixed a bug allowing some uploaded images to be of unsupported file type
947 Fixed a bug preventing “unfavoriting” of favorite gigapans
955 Fixed a bug causing the closed popups to scroll page to top
957 Fixed a bug causing “Add GigaPan to gallery” link to display incorrect text
958 Updated language dealing with embed limits
959 Fixed “terms of use link” on signup form
960 Updated positioning of “Save Reply” button on community forums
968 Added “Most Recent” and “Most Popular” View menu items, updated search filter interface for gigapans
972 Updated search filter interface for gigapans on My Gigapans page
975 Fixed gallery creation notice bug for free users
980 Fixed snapshots filter formatting bug
981 Fixed a bug preventing profile access for users whose login name contained a space
988 Upgraded jQuery to v1.7.1
990 Added CSS styles to GigaPan geolocation page
995 Fixed a bug preventing Gigatag embed wizard to generate embed URL
1057 Updated firmware download information

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Total Views

A fix for view counts issue has bene qued for testing, and should be in production this or next week.

Discord Schism Discord Schism
Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Topic: Special-effects Gigapans / Continuous Pan/Tilt

This is something I would be interested in as well. I have a smaller camera (A sony nex) which is a bit on the small side to warrant getting the pro (which I understand has some kind of time lapse feature now). I’d love to get this feature on the 100, the ability to set a start position, an end position, and some time of total time and picture frequency.

Marty Straub Marty Straub
Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Groaning sound

same here

Andrew Leahy Andrew Leahy
Posted: Jan 18, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Viewing Gigapans on panoramic Liquid Galaxy systems

Hi, I’m not a pano maker, just a keen viewer!

I’m sure you are aware there is a Gigapan Photo layer in Google Earth. The Google Liquid Galaxy (LG) systems basically run multiple Google Earth instances with the view synchronised to create a wide panoramic display surface. Generally 14-16 megapixels, depending on the number and type of screens used.

Up till now LG has NOT been able to sync pano images across the displays. Which is a terrible shame because Liquid Galaxy should be a fantastic technology for showing off gigapan imagery.

This week I found a glitch in the pana/ge renderer switching that can be exploited to load up the hi-res imagery and then navigate around, thru, into the image in a free-form natural fashion… up to the full resolution of the gigapan!

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD8Ns9ZzrWs

Pretty cool, right?

What I’m hoping from this community is help to pressure the Google Earth devs to get this style of pano loading & navigation as an option for Google Earth & Liquid Galaxy.

PS. a Liquid Galaxy is quite easy to build, you just need a bunch of PC’s, screens and some networking. See http://code.google.com/p/liquid-galaxy/

Cheers, Andrew
eResearch / University of Western Sydney

David Zakary David Zakary
Posted: Jan 17, 2012

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Groaning sound

My EpicPro does the same thing. Less than 2 weeks old.

David Zakary David Zakary
Posted: Jan 17, 2012

Topic: General Gigapanning / Database for tracking panos while shooting

I’m putting together a small database for me and that would on iOS devices in order to document stuff in the field.

Depending on how it goes I may make it available for other GigaPan’ers to download. Wanted to get some feedback on the info that I’m currently planning to record and see if

a) I’m missing anything really obvious or
b) anyone has any ideas for additional fields that would be useful.

This is what I’m tracking right now (divided into sections)….

Gear section
Item name (Nikon D300, etc.)
Item type (lens, camera, tripod, etc)
Purchase date
Purchased at
Purchase price
Serial number
Quantity
Description
Photo of item

Panorama section
Date
Time
Location
Pano Name
Description
Rows
Columns
Total photos (calculated)
Starting photo #
Ending PHoto # (calculated)
ISO
Shutter speed
Aperture
Camera used
Lens use
Focal length
Thumbnail (taken with iOS device)
List of skipped photos
White balance setting

The database would run on iOS only (no Blackberry, no Android, so don’t bother asking). Database would require FileMaker Go on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to run.

Anyone have any other suggestions for what might be useful?

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Posted: Jan 17, 2012

Topic: Web Site and Forum / Total Views

Thanks for the heads up Christian. Let me see if I can find out why these counts aren’t updating…