Basically thatÂ´s a good idea! Think about shooting a landscape as a sphere using a short lens - but shooting a part of the scene additionally with a long lens for being able to zoom in deeper into THIS part of interest.
Instead of shooting some thousands of pictures for the whole sphere though only 200 would be of interest to zoom in and the rest is water and sky for example . . .
I would love to be able to do this! Sometimes a sky changes very rapidly with cloud movement and since no one really zooms in tight on it, you could shoot the sky at 200mm and the landscape at 400mm--saving time, storage space, etc.
This is a Bingo! citing Christoph Walz ;)
in practice the 35mm sphere filled up with partial sphere panos in 100mm+200mm etc would be great.
if i zoom into the 35mm part I can zoom until my defined Limit is reached
if I zoom into the 200mm part I can zoom far deeper until I reach the Limit for this area.
would be great if this is possible (as additional Feature request)
but even with far smaller focals... this could be great: using a 15mm on a FF Cam. taking a full sphere and partial spheres with up to 50/80mm on areas where Details on Scene are located.
outside, park are with a Castle which is around 200m away (park+castle fullsphere with 15mm and the Castle itself additional with 50+100mm)
inside, exibitions with the Location shot in short focal and the exhibits with longer focals
this all can be done now without the Import wizzards.
but it would be great to have the XML file Support also in These cases.
workflow I can imagine:
1. take your panos (you wanna combine) with your head which allows XML file creation.
2. use first XML file and according Images to run Import wizard as normal - but without detection of pano
3. the Import wizards starts over and you use the second XML file and the according Images
4. after doing this for all XML fiels and Images you may say:
(5a. detect single panos without combining them into one Panorama. you finlly get x single detected panos in seperate Group Windows.)
5b. detect the panos and put them as seperate layers into one pano.
6. The existing Option "Blending preset->Cutting->Priority to LONG FOCAL should be enabled by Default in this case
@Klaus: Point 6. is existing now and doing the Magic now if you mix the focals loading all Images into one Group before detection. The final pano get rendered and the Details in the Long focals are kept.
Using the xml usually you donÂ´t need to fix anything.
clear. exactly. But using XML files now is impossible if you wanna mix focals. so now you have to fix all sky, water, whit walls etc because if you mix now different focals you only can do it by NOT using your XML files. This is the reason the Import wizards should be enhanced here...
@Destiny. Dont know if I get your idea with the helicon. Because of the different FOV covered by each Image (comparing the different focals) this will only work on a layer Basis. First each Image of same focal should be meged to a pano than between the so created panos the CPs detection should take park to find identical CP on different layers. All as already existing using the layers but now this should be also be possible using the impoart wizards and not beeing limited to one layer (focal).