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Perhaps we also need a "bad pano" case or two. Not everyone aligns the head the same each time, and some people handhold, etc. and I suspect APP does different things when the pano is perfect than it does when the pano is bad. So I think a pano where the person just stands and turns in a circle with...
by hankkarl
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs
Replies: 51
Views: 11617

An advice :) Don't use ISP email but an independant one, it's a lot easier and more stable in time :) For example gmail (avoid Hotmail and stuffs like that that are spam sources and often blocked by email filters !) Vincèn Better still is to buy your own domain name. It only costs US$10-20 per year...
by hankkarl
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Email address change
Replies: 3
Views: 910

After you convert them to RGB, open them in APP/APG and set the focal length to 1000mm
by hankkarl
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:49 am
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: using AP with satellite images
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Win 7 64 bit is ok
by hankkarl
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:47 am
 
Forum: Announcements / Annonces
Topic: Autopano Engine 2.5 RC 2
Replies: 19
Views: 6923

There are thre reasons for this (at least). 1. remove CPs on clouds, water, etc 2. remove or enhance "ghosts" 3. enhance some element--e.g. often you want the view out of windows to be different than fusion or HDR allows. Note that with brackets, APG could "auto mask" the blown and underexposed area...
by hankkarl
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:36 am
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: Alpha mask editor
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

I have panorama/tour in a client web site. http://www.deshanit.co.il/new/ the 1st time i try to open it takes 1:13 min after the 2ed time it takes 10-15 sec ... even if i reboot the PC the next time will take 10-20 sec etc .... any idea way ? Do you have another PC nearby you can try? Sounds like y...
by hankkarl
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: opening time of a tour
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

[APG 2.5 RC Win64] closes circle, but doesn't make 360

APP is now detecting panos better than ever! But I have a pano that was badly stitched--it was a 360 that had multiple exposures per position but the circle wasn't closed. I added links to close the circle, but one link goes from the leftmost to the rightmost set of images (the red box is in the mid...
by hankkarl
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Autopano 2.5 and older
Topic: [APG 2.5 RC Win64] closes circle, but doesn't make 360
Replies: 2
Views: 3641

The E6510 is a 15" laptop. I got a Studio XPS 17 because I can stick two hard drives in it. The Alienware 17 also can take two hard drives. The Latitude only has a 16" model, but it takes two SSDs and costs a bundle. But the Studio 17 is a big machine-when I fly, I take a 10" netbook. BTW, watch the...
by hankkarl
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:07 am
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Notebook config question: dual or quad core CPU
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Sam, don't use the RMS as a measure of quality of the pano. RMS only measures how far off one CP pair is from another. Say you have 100 CPs on a car that moves between pictures. Then you have 1 CP on a house in the same pair of pictures. the one CP on the house would have a high RMS value, the other...
by hankkarl
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: I would like to have somethink like "Auto-optimizer configuration" in
Replies: 28
Views: 5771

Take a multi-row spherical pano, show links, and rotate it 90 degrees. There should be two circles with one image in the middle of each. Those are the nadir and vertex. The middle rows may make an "s" shaped sort of curve. These may not be the true vertex and nadir, they may just be the "poles" of t...
by hankkarl
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: 360 x 180 panos: automatic zenith & nadir identification is possible
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Stack image thumbnails

When forming a stack, its tough to see the images--they are too small. I'd like to see a slider or control to make them larger. Also, when selecting the image to link to other stacks, I'd like to see the thumbnails of all images, or at least the current one that will be used to link. And an option t...
by hankkarl
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: Stack image thumbnails
Replies: 5
Views: 2040

Stitching a panorama of the middle exposure works fine, however we are finding that all lighter and darker sets of images will not stitch properly at all.[...] I tried using the 'layers' functionality described in the manual, however I just end up with a mess for any of the exposures other than the...
by hankkarl
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Need help stitching multiple exposure panoramas
Replies: 12
Views: 3930

Sure - but are those situations of interrest when shooting pano-landscapes? I guess they might look quite boring . . Well, the French have a phrase that means "each to his own taste" (its "shaggy son of a goat" or something like that ;) ) But I agree with you, the use of AE on panos is limited, per...
by hankkarl
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Manual vs automatic exposure mode.
Replies: 35
Views: 6495

I've had good results in certain outdoor panos using AE. 1. The light should not be hard. The day should be overcast, or the sun should be behind a cloud. 2. There can't be a lot of shadowed areas like deep archways, doors or windows to the interior that you want to look through, etc. 3. No really b...
by hankkarl
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Manual vs automatic exposure mode.
Replies: 35
Views: 6495

Remember, the EXIF focal length data is approximate on a zoom lens. Try it on your lens. Take 4 or 5 shots, zooming by 5% or 10% between shots. Or take 10 shots incrementing the zoom by 10% and see how many EXIF values you get.
by hankkarl
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Focal length changes between photo and panorama
Replies: 25
Views: 8173

This probably needs a serious processor in the camera though. Hi Hank! The problem also is: you can´t automate it in my understanding (!). You need to individually adjust the parameters of each picture - as we can see using Photomatix: good results need fine individual adjusting. So a processor wo...
by hankkarl
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Manual vs automatic exposure mode.
Replies: 35
Views: 6495

I'm trying to shoot a 360 indoors for a Tour, but the final image is completely broken. I think you know what I mean. I've tried using an 8mm (12mm effective) lens and a 18-55mm. Even at 55mm it still comes out broken. What camera are you using? An 8mm (12mm effective) lesn that isn't a fisheye? Wh...
by hankkarl
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: How do I shoot a 360?
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Hi Klaus, This is something the camera makers have to do. Some ideas: 1. use a clear microlens over one of the green pixels in the bayer array--this may give you an extra stop. 2. use better sensors so we get 32 bits with little noise :) 3. Take AEB shots in a burst without moving the mirror, and pr...
by hankkarl
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Manual vs automatic exposure mode.
Replies: 35
Views: 6495

On my system, APG will use all the memory and all the cores for most of the stitching process. I think the issue is that 4GB is the memory limit--take away a GB for OS, and other stuff that lives on a computer, and the 64 bit OS may be slower. Both 32 and 64 bit memory widths can access 4GB (Windows...
by hankkarl
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: AutopanoPro isn´t faster with 64bit on 21.5" iMac?
Replies: 8
Views: 2619

What do I lose, in the way of Autopano functionality, by shooting with a lens that is manual focus, .... Mark I believe it is common routine here to switch of Autofocus when shooting a panorama. Also most of us use f/11 while shooting. And a good tripod and a remote control :-) So all that is neede...
by hankkarl
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: disadvantages of m-f lenses and AF-I (versus AF-S) lenses w/Autopano?
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

How much RAM do you have?
by hankkarl
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: AutopanoPro isn´t faster with 64bit on 21.5" iMac?
Replies: 8
Views: 2619

How did you shoot this? Freehand or on a panohead, or some other way?
by hankkarl
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Really frustrated with Autopano Giga
Replies: 34
Views: 10323

The nomenclature for the plug where you have question marks is (from left to right) tip, ring, sleeve.
by hankkarl
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Canon XXD wiring diagram for Shutter Release Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 2864

IIRC, these templates are to give APG a starting point. They are to eliminate the "white wall/blue sky" problem. Even if you had a "golden" pano, each subsequent pano you take would vary slightly because most, if not all, panoheads have a little play in them. Some don't even have click-stops, you ju...
by hankkarl
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Using Autopano Pro / Autopano Giga
Topic: Replace images in APP file?
Replies: 31
Views: 9407

Problem with this is if you retouch overall levels or colors, you have to do it on all tiles exactly the same.

Or if what you are retouching is on an edge, you will have problems when you put the pano together.
by hankkarl
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:43 am
 
Forum: Autopano Future
Topic: Gigatiler that can reassemble tiles available as Product or no cost?
Replies: 3
Views: 1307
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