Yes... A well made aluminium precision rig sounds good, but $$... My understanding was the Freedom 360 was much better made and more stable rig, so less prone to movement... My husband said probably possible with a cast and 4 axis CNC... We saw one doing its thing once... Just amazing.. It changed its tooling on the run...
So, what software did Twan use to stitch this example pano.. I like this example very much since it shows closeup and distance.. The closeup has a lot of very interesting features like metal and tiles.. The other examples I have seen were outside and inside a hotel.. Lots of tiles.. Same issues, poor stitching and blending at the ends.. Which I did not expect..
What I would like are the raw images to test myself the stitching using APG.. I am guessing that there are no fine adjustments in the rig, so its just a matter or installing them into the rig and securing them... Its for this reason why I am sceptical about the 360 Heros.. The Freedon360 pano images I saw were not as bad as the example Twan provided, probably due to a more solid construction...
probably due to more experienced users - Twan stated to be new to this. Maybe his Hero-Rig was for another type of GoPro - they ran minor changes the of focal length several times. Shooting far distances that´s not of a big issue - but shooting close distances AND far distances in one shot it definitely rises issues when the rig is tailored to the previous model. I guess the diferences in focal lengths can be compensated in the stitcher´s editor - but as said: Twan`s new to that.
Good exercise for him to edit the errors . . .
We use the Hero H3Pro7 together with Hero 3+ Black Edition Camera's.
All were bought last january and should work flawless together
I have spent quite a few hours reading the wikipages, the blogs and exploring the software (mainly the CP editor).
The stitching problem as shown in the previous examples keep popping up in almost every picture.
To figure out if the problem is in the cameras, the rig or the software I tried PTGui.
PTGui created perfectly stitched pictures with out touching the cp-editor.
I have worked the picture sin APG 3.0.8 and 3.5.0 beta 3, both the 64bits version.
Within the CP editor I tried "Auto Control Points"as well as adding manual control points.
At this point I am rather clueless as to the next step I should take to figure out what I am missing.
Maybe one of you can give me a hint?
Destiny, If you still need the raw images just let me know.