JimIscaro wrote:I just gave myself a present of a Mac Pro with dual quad-core processors. I installed 10 gig of memory and 2 tbyte of disk space.
After trying the main program I use for work (Parallels/Win XP/ VB) I tried Autopano Pro. I have version 1.4.2 installed and made some pano's. I was a little disappointed. There was not much improvement in speed compared to my MacBook Pro. All my other programs fly in comparison. I ran Mac's activity monitor to watch what was happening and was surprised to see that only one core was being used in the detecting and blending for projection phase.
When I start the detecting process in 2 or 3 folders then 2 or 3 (sometimes 4) cores are in heavy use. I checked the preferences and APP detected the 8 cores. The only time the full potential of the machine seems to be used is in the rendering phase. Is there s switch or setting I should set?
VRabbit wrote:Is there a way to align, and create control points with PtGUI and once that is finished to export the file in a format that can be ran on AutoPano. Reason why I ask is I have used PTGUI a lot and I like how fast it can align images and I like how easy it is to add control points. It seems like AutoPano grabs to many control points even with the RMS set to not accept under 10 etc.. ( Not sure if that function really works). So best case scenario for a time wise point of view is to start alignment and stitching with PTGUI and then finish teh processing with AutoPano... I do feel AutoPano creates a way better finished product.. Especially with the interpolation options.
VRabbit wrote:Well I am glad to hear you say that it is absurb to do so. I have been spending a lot of time trying to fine tune this programs... I do feel it just takes time and the further I dig into it the more I am liking it. I am looking at getting a new pano head. I have a Rebel XTI camera. Any suggestions for a tripod and pano head.
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