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08-09-2007 03:37 AM  10 years agoPost 1
KarbonBird

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What it the max number of images PTGui can stitch? I am looking to do an indoor (non AP) shoot of some architecture and would be looking to take about 24 shots. Is PTGui bale to cope with this number?

What are the steps to creating a 360 x 180 with Pano2QTVR?

I have a 28mm wide angle lense on my camera - does PTGui have the capability to get the images "spherical" before the pano is imported into Pano2QTVR?

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08-09-2007 04:02 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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Heck yeah!

Ptgui will easily do 24 images.

If you tell it equirectangular 360x180, then it will be fine.

Pano2qtvr will just make the .mov file. Use ptgui to create the equirectangular image, then open the equirectangular in pano2qtvr and tell it the size you want, and to create the .mov.

With 28mm, I think it will take more than 24 images to have FULL 360x180, and you will still have a hole in the nadir and zenith that you will have to patch.

Are you using a pano head to deal with the parralax?

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08-09-2007 04:11 AM  10 years agoPost 3
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Thanks for the feedback ...

Do i need a special head for the camera/lens (parralax) - is it not possible to do this with a traditional 28mm lense?

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08-09-2007 04:16 AM  10 years agoPost 4
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Just to clarify - I was working on 8 shots at about 45 degrees, 8 shots horizontal and 8 shots at - 45 degrees to get full coverage.

What is the best way to get full coverage for these panos?

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08-09-2007 04:45 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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What is the best way to get full coverage for these panos?
with a croppped sensor DSLR a 10mm or less lens with about 5 shots horiz. and a nadir and zenith will do it more easily and with less stitching time.

when doing interiors you really really need to keep the parralax to an extreme minimum or eliminated completely. That can only be done with a perfectly set up camera using a pano head.

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08-09-2007 05:15 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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08-09-2007 05:29 AM  10 years agoPost 7
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Thanks guys ..

OK have taken about 112 images which I hope will cover the whole "sphere" - will PTGui be able to cope with that?

Where can one get a "pano head" from?

I'm using a Canon EOS 300D (Rebel) 18 - 80 lens (sorry did think it was 28mm).

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08-09-2007 06:03 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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08-09-2007 06:23 AM  10 years agoPost 9
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my Nodal Ninja just arrived today and I already love it. It's well worth the $245 it cost me (shipped). Well made. Not some funky wunky carbon fiber sticker covered plywood whoohaa.

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08-09-2007 07:07 AM  10 years agoPost 10
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08-09-2007 11:54 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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Well this pano is a monster - 91 images. PTGui is chugging along and seems to be handling it all OK...

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08-09-2007 12:42 PM  10 years agoPost 12
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If you're using your lens at 18mm then you should be able to do it with much less than 91 images .... I have a wide-angle converter on my point-and-shoot camera which gives a focal length of about 24.5mm ... and my spherical panos rarely use more than 30 photos. 3 rows of 10 ish, one up one down.

There're some step by step instructions for how to make a spherical pano in this thread of mine ... and where I say I used CubicConverter, you should be able to do more or less the same in Pano2QTVR (CubicConverter is Mac only).
Not some funky wunky carbon fiber sticker covered plywood whoohaa.
Oi! Nothing wrong with plywood for a pano head mate!

Homemade panorama head

David

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08-09-2007 12:52 PM  10 years agoPost 13
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Very nice indeed David ...

So this one is designed for your specific camera then - or would it work on any camera?

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08-09-2007 01:04 PM  10 years agoPost 14
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What about this pano head?

http://gregwired.com/pano/pano.htm

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08-09-2007 01:09 PM  10 years agoPost 15
KarbonBird

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Hey David - you have got some competition!!

http://www.tawbaware.com/maxlyons/panhead_d60.htm

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08-09-2007 01:18 PM  10 years agoPost 16
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Hey KB,

Mine was designed specifically for my camera and lens ... it will work with another A620 w/ the wide-angle converter, but nothing else.

If I had a choice between the Panosaurus and Nodal Ninja, I would go with the Nodal Ninja. Ok so it's much more expensive, but with my philosophy of 'buy good, buy once' (rather than buy cheap, buy several), I wouldn't want to buy the cheaper one and then find I was limited by it later on. The NN3 seems to be a very well-engineered multi-purpose head and is nice and compact too. I know many people here own one and are very happy with it.

Re: competition - yeah, but which one looks better / would you rather own?

David

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08-09-2007 01:31 PM  10 years agoPost 17
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I have owned both.

The panasouras is big, really big, hard to fit in a bag.

Even fully assembled, my nodal ninja fits in my bag no problem.

Also the nodal ninja has click stops. You don't have to look through the viewfinder at all, the click stops set the overlap for you.

Set your camera on it, press your remote shutter, rotate it till it "clicks and stops", press your remote shutter, and repeat until you have gone all the way around.

Then reset the tilt for your next row (since you're using an 18mm) and repeat. You can crank off panos very fast that you KNOW will stitch, no human decision on overlap required.

It is very professional looking. Of course you can make your own like the tabaware one, but do you want to walk into a paid shoot with your camera on some scrap metal??

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08-09-2007 01:58 PM  10 years agoPost 18
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Here is lens chart for how many pictures at each degree you need to take for 360X180 pano's. It doesn't cover all cameras and lenses but it's a good start.

Walter

http://www.vrwave.com/panoramic/pho...s_database.html

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08-09-2007 02:01 PM  10 years agoPost 19
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I read somewhere that there is a Nodal Ninja 5 coming out this month?? Anyone know about it and what the difference is with 3?

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