This is same as www.gigapan.com/gigapans/116511, except the image has been enhanced with a gamma correction(performed on the floating number pixel brightness, before converted to an RGB image). Gamma=1.2.With the gamma correction, the brighter end(high density region) is represented with more luminosity dyna...
The 'gigapan' is nothing more that a percise motorized head. It 'saves' nothing. All the saving is ON YOUR CAMERA. So, when you're finished with a panorama, or two... or more... up to about 1,000 images total for the battery life... the 'images' are on your camera. You take them to your computer, generally via the memory card. Download them to your computer. Do any processing (important if you're shooting in RAW)... and using either photoshop's 'photo merge' or the gigapan's stitch software (which ships with the gigapans)... you then 'stitch' or combine the assorted images from that panarama into one huge file.
It supports what ever 'platform' your camera supports. It's nothing more than a percission robotic HEAD... with a robot pressing the shutter button, in the intervals and manner you have defined (or have allowed to remain factory default). It's actually quite easy, and so long as your camera fits, can go into full manual (focus & settings), and either the 'pusher' switch fits or the remote cable works... the gigapan head will work. I've tried it with about a dozen different camera bodies, and thus far no real issues I couldn't figure out.
I believe (not 100% sure) there are a couple sites that allow 'non-public' posting of pano's... and I'm 99% sure there is a paid option that allows 'private' and 'unlisted' viewing on the gigapan.com website. Not sure how great or secure that is though.
Try calibrating the "nodal Point" of your lens at the setting you shoot with. There are numerous websites that describe how. I have made 100's of panoramas and the distortion you describe is most times because the lens and gigapan are not calibrated.
I shot these gigapans recently, while we were visiting some deep-water rocks in County Clare, Ireland (see more detail on these rocks and a few photos from the trip). One afternoon we took some time off from the turbidites to do a bit of geo-tourism at the Cliffs of Moher, a series of spectacular escarpments along an 8 km long stretch of the western coast of Ireland. They are 702 feet (214 meters) high at the highest point and expose Late Carboniferous (Namurian) sandstones and shales that were mostly deposited as deltaic and fluvial sediments of the Tullig and Kilkee cyclothems.
For a few months now, I have been spending (wasting?) some time with a gadget called Gigapan, a robot that can take hundreds of shots of the same scene with a simple point-and-shoot camera. The pictures are taken in a well-defined rectangular grid pattern so that there is the right amount of overlap between all neighbors. Later the photos can be stitched into a gigantic photograph on a computer and shared with the world through the Gigapan.org website and, even better, through Google Earth. [If you are a tiny bit familiar with geoblogs, you must have seen some of the gigapans that Ron Schott has put together; he is one of the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of the technology and has assembled an impressive set of panoramas on the gigapan site.]
That being said, I am all for taking home as many pixels as possible from outcrops and landscapes in general. The gigapan system is simple and works surprisingly well, and it *is* exciting to explore big outcrop panels from the scale of entire depositional systems to the laminae of single ripples or even grains.
Capture phenomenal depth and clarity in multi-gigapixel panoramas with the remarkable EPIC Pro. Based on technology developed by NASA for the Mars Rover, the EPIC Pro is strong enough to hold a camera and lens combination up to 10 lbs (4.5 kgs). EPIC Pro can accurately take hundreds or even thousands of individual photos to create one stunningly detailed gigapan. With the new GigaPan Stitch software, these photos are efficiently combined into a seamless panorama that can be easily uploaded to GigaPan.com, where you can view, share, embed, tag, and print your images.
Robotizirano stojalo za kamere EPIC Pro V proizvajalca GigaPan je namenjeno vsem, ki se ukvarjajo z multimedijo. Omogoča avtomatizirano izdelavo fotografij in panoram iz zaporedja slik ter izdelavo dinamičnih, tudi premikajočih se time-lapsov. Stojalo omogoča 360 stopinjsko horizintalno in 180 stopinsko vertikalno simultano premikanje, torej tudi po diagonali. Nepogrešljivo je pri izdelavi visoko resolucijskih slik, panoram ter HDR posnetkov, saj omogoča do 20 slik na eni poziciji in bracketing oziroma korake v razponu 1, 3, 5, 7, ali 9 posnetkov. V kompletu je polnilna Li-ion baterija, ki jo polnimo preko priloženega zunanjega polnilca ali vstavljeno v EPIC Pro V stojalo. Priložena je tudi programska oprema »GigaPan stich«. Vse načine fotografiranja, kot tudi časovni zamik, hitrost motorja, razmerje in prekrivanje fotografij nastavimo neposredno na stojalu s smernimi gumbi, preko osvetljenega menija. Nosilnost stojala je 4,5 kg, standardna 1/4 in 3/8 navoja pa omogočata uporabo večine tripodov.
VIDEO NAČIN:360 stopinjsko horizontalno in 180 stopinjsko vertikalno simultano avtomatsko premikanje omogoča snemanje oziroma fotografiranje po diagonali. Začetno in končno točko ter hitrost premikanja nastavimo neposredno v meniju stojala.
DINAMIČNI TIME LAPSIDinamične time lapse dobimo v kombinaciji zajema niza fotografij ob hkratnem premikanju stojala. V tem načinu je potrebno preko menija nastaviti začetno in končno točko premikanja, trajanje time lapsa in število fotografij, ki jih želimo zajeti. Kamera mora biti v tem načinu povezana z GigaPan daljinskim žičnim prožilom. 2b1af7f3a8