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Re: Perfect stitch but panorama has strange distortion

Thanks Olivierbo for that advice. Does that mean that in order to create a multi-resolution panotour in PTP I tick the box “maximum projection range” not "clamp to panorama content” to get 360 x 180 from a hemisphere? Meanwhile I'm still trying to understand the best workflow for APG using an i...
by lovelace
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Perfect stitch but panorama has strange distortion
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Maximum Panotour zoom level remains at low resolution

I have a high resolution image of a ceiling created in APG (30k x 30k pixels, 5 Gb psb) which I need my client to be able pan and zoom around. I’m using PTP 2.5.3 but even with the maximum zoom level (which seems to be limited to 4000%?) the resolution is very poor at the max zoom. I include a scree...
by lovelace
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro
Topic: Maximum Panotour zoom level remains at low resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Perfect stitch but panorama has strange distortion

Just to say that I did manage to create an un-distorted stitch after some help from fellow forum member Panoram1x (many thanks) although it was rather trial and error so I'm not sure I can reproduce the workflow exactly. Its 360 x 90 so its more of hemisphere than a sphere as the client just wants t...
by lovelace
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Perfect stitch but panorama has strange distortion
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Perfect stitch but panorama has strange distortion

I wonder if someone could diagnose this problem: I’ve used a tripod mounted manual 360 degree head with accurate Nodal Point positioning for both alt and azimuth axes to create this panorama of the inside of a large room in a castle. The APG stitch appears to be good but when rendered I get the atta...
by lovelace
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Perfect stitch but panorama has strange distortion
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Banding issue

The only solution to vignette-induced banding that I have found is to use a panorama program that corrects for vignetting out of the box, for example Panoramastudio (70 euros) http://www.tshsoft.de. It has been confirmed on this forum in previous posts on this subject that Autopano Pro/Giga is incap...
by lovelace
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Banding issue
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: banding issue

" i looked into PanoramaStudio some time ago and didn´t like it " when comparing competing software its only fair to use the latest versions. PanoramaStudio is now at 2.5.1 (27/2/2014) is simple but produces good results (for me) & costs euro70 PTGui appears regularly on this forum oft...
by lovelace
Wed May 21, 2014 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: banding issue
Replies: 28
Views: 3063

Re: banding issue

These are simple 8 bit jpgs I took on holiday straight from the camera (NEX-7), my system is a high end work station PC with a good graphics card (GeForce GTX570). I digitise colour archive originals so I need to worry about colour space. The top two images are an extreme histogram stretch in Photos...
by lovelace
Wed May 21, 2014 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: banding issue
Replies: 28
Views: 3063

Re: banding issue

From the Kolor site “ Autopano Giga supports Adobe ® Lens Profile calibration profiles. This allows you to automatically correct distortions, chromatic aberrations and vignetting ”. This together with comments from others on the forum seems to imply that APG does not correct for radially symmetric b...
by lovelace
Wed May 21, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: banding issue
Replies: 28
Views: 3063

Re: DIY motorised pano heads

Why so? As long as it does the job that's all that matters. The window washer tubes are fairly flimsy, so no good with those enormous SLR nikon/canon things and their heavy lumps of glass. However they are just fine for a little mirrorless cameras - the NEX-7 works well for me. One of the reasons fo...
by lovelace
Tue May 20, 2014 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: DIY motorised pano heads
Replies: 20
Views: 6442

Re: DIY motorised pano heads

Thanks for your interest: The extending pole is window washer (about £25 from a hardware store) made to wash 1st & 2nd floor windows with a hose brush. Its used by those contractors who sometimes turn up at your house and offer to wash your windows for cash. (which is where I got the idea from!)...
by lovelace
Tue May 20, 2014 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: DIY motorised pano heads
Replies: 20
Views: 6442

Re: DIY motorised pano heads

I built a motorized pano head from scratch last year for a woodland monitoring job. Worked OK: 2x stepper motors for azimuth and altitude, meccano gears, arduino sketch controlled the 360x180 sequence which was triggered by a cheap radio control off ebay. Photo of the rig in operation below. Results...
by lovelace
Tue May 20, 2014 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: DIY motorised pano heads
Replies: 20
Views: 6442

Re: Partial panoramas

Thanks again, plugins dialog in front of nose! (was confused by the import... plugin icon). On the issue of APG picking up and using EXIF data: You need to 'tell' APG 35mm equiv. focal length and lens type. In fact APG correctly identifies the camera model and focal length Capture3.JPG . But not the...
by lovelace
Sun May 04, 2014 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Partial panoramas
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Partial panoramas [SOLVED.. but]

Many thanks for your help on this and with deeper RTFM on my part (!) APG is now producing good panos but I still wonder if I'm missing an optimization step: APG can deal with the EXIF data if the camera is supported and you have no changed/moved/altered the EXIF data by processing the images before...
by lovelace
Sun May 04, 2014 11:00 am
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Partial panoramas
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Partial panoramas

Many thanks that did create a proper stitch, but: (1) I also had to manually set the focal length see here. APG_screenshot4.JPG (2) I had to set "Clamp to panorama content" in the "default crop" in the Panorama setting which I assume is equivalent to telling APG this is a partial...
by lovelace
Fri May 02, 2014 8:59 am
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Partial panoramas
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Partial panoramas

Thanks for your response. I took 4 shots left to right with a Sony NEX7+ SEL1018 wide angle zoom set to 15mm hand held. OK, I know, should have used a pan head but PanoramaStudio stitched them perfectly straight from the camera at default settings here is the result: http://r5r.eu/weir/pan/New%20Pan...
by lovelace
Thu May 01, 2014 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Partial panoramas
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Partial panoramas

Using APG 3.5.1 64 bit on high spec PC: How do I select an option to render partial panoramas, that is less than 360? I've had a look through the "documentation" (such as it is) and tried a few try and error settings but the results are awful. In the simpler, less sophisticated (and much c...
by lovelace
Thu May 01, 2014 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Partial panoramas
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

"....I would never go PC since I love using Mac....."
May I suggest that you are imposing a less than rational constraint upon your options?
by lovelace
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:52 am
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.8
Topic: APG 3+ back to basics.... HOW TO USE IT? 2
Replies: 356
Views: 31534

Just wondered if part of your problem is system resources. May be a radical solution but perhaps you need to put together a new system. The relatively low prices of the new generation of high end motherboards, CPUs, RAM, SSDs and GPUs allows anyone with a screwdriver and a little patience to put tog...
by lovelace
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:08 am
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.8
Topic: APG 3+ back to basics.... HOW TO USE IT? 2
Replies: 356
Views: 31534

Thanks that does indeed look doable, will give it some quality time in due course.
So, if I was prepared to to code krpano I didn't need to buy PTP?
BTW I'm not complaining as PTP got a professional done that needed doing quickly but PTP is no more than a GUI for krpano, right?
by lovelace
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.8
Topic: lock auto rotate to zoom level
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Clearly PTP/krpano exposes much functionality. I have done some basic coding but happy to get into it deeper. Would it be possible to code the following : For environmental monitoring work it would nice to have compass point and elevation graduation marks along the bottom and side of the view. So, a...
by lovelace
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.8
Topic: lock auto rotate to zoom level
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

That's great thanks! Just uploaded the modified swf + xml files. http://www.bosci.net/cadora/ptp.html works well except for some reason the initial preview is vertically squashed - obviously need to play around with the default html file. Do I take it that PTP is an extended version of krpano?
by lovelace
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:18 am
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.8
Topic: lock auto rotate to zoom level
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

lock auto rotate to zoom level

I've just started creating simple pans in PTP and noticed that when you zoom in to a pan then start auto rotate, the view zooms out again effectively the view sprials out. How do you lock auto-rotate to the zoom level that the viewer is using?
by lovelace
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Using Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.8
Topic: lock auto rotate to zoom level
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Off topic: This is a most informative and inspiring forum and Kolor staff have been most helpful with my account and registration problems which have now been resolved. For future reference: the email you enter when buying becomes your license user name and can never be changed. Because I put in the...
by lovelace
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Aerial Photography Workflow
Replies: 15
Views: 3154

I will use Exiftool to change the focal length on the image files since I have many 100's of images and many maps to stitch so I'll create a batch file. Somewhat off topic but since you mention it: I can't use my shiny new tools because when I bought APG and PTP (31st Dec) I inadvertantly typed my e...
by lovelace
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Aerial Photography Workflow
Replies: 15
Views: 3154

Thanks Georg, that is very interesting. This seems to solve the problem of producing true planar stitching (or at least infinitesimally close to it). This is a problem whose solution has remained elusive for many years! One question though - do I change the EXIF data on each image before importing i...
by lovelace
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Aerial Photography Workflow
Replies: 15
Views: 3154
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