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Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by pana2000 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:56 pm

Hi

Does anyone have any thoughts on how single row portrait orientation 360 panorama creation compares to the standard landscape method

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by marzipano » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:36 pm

I generally use this orientation for single-row 360 panos. I see it as a win-win approach - with a 24mm wide angle lens it takes about 11-12 shots instead of 6-8 to go round so no great overhead. For the money you can ensure taller structures don't get chopped off and can include a bit more mid-foreground.

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by mediavets » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:39 pm

pana2000 wrote:Hi

Does anyone have any thoughts on how single row portrait orientation 360 panorama creation compares to the standard landscape method

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A single row with camera in portait orienation will obviously produce a pano with a greater VFOV than if shot with camera in landscape oerienation.

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by gkaefer » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:40 pm

general used practise is using landscape method.
using only one row panos this should be up to you which does more fit (moving crouds = portraitmode; less crouded scenes = landscape orientation = less images per row...)

if you do multirows or even spherical I would tend to landscape orientation to avoid stitching issues in nadir and zenith areas...

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by mediavets » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:49 pm

gkaefer wrote:general used practise is using landscape method.
using only one row panos this should be up to you which does more fit (moving crouds = portraitmode; less crouded scenes = landscape orientation = less images per row...)

if you do multirows or even spherical I would tend to landscape orientation to avoid stitching issues in nadir and zenith areas...

Georg

Really. Surely with pano heads most panos are shot with camera/lens in prortait orienation, except for Gigapan pano heads?

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by gkaefer » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Uups... Sorry for unclear lines...
I only know 1 head With landscape.. Asyou di mention already. So your absolute correct.
But technically...
Single row both is possible To use.
No problems With the head nore With apg To be expected..

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by pana2000 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:56 pm

Thanks for getting back so quickly

Should clarify interested in 360 horizontal by 180 vertical ie complete view around

Currently I take the shots on a full frame dslr with a 16 mm lens and tilt the camera up for the zenith and down for the nadir

I had heard its possible to use a different orientation and not have to take the nadir and zenith Thinking about it it may be a halfway tilt between portrait and landscape I'm not quite sure

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by mediavets » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:51 pm

pana2000 wrote:Thanks for getting back so quickly

Should clarify interested in 360 horizontal by 180 vertical ie complete view around

Currently I take the shots on a full frame dslr with a 16 mm lens and tilt the camera up for the zenith and down for the nadir

I had heard its possible to use a different orientation and not have to take the nadir and zenith Thinking about it it may be a halfway tilt between portrait and landscape I'm not quite sure

Thanks

What's the problem with shooting zenith and nadir?

What pano head do you use?

Anyway you could try two alternatives:

1. Shoot 6- around at abut -1-12 pitch plus zenith at +60-65 or +90, fill small nadir hole using image editor.

2. Try 60 degree roll and shoot single row, not sure it will work, probably not worth while to save a shot or two.

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by pana2000 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:55 pm

Hi

Using nn5 and rd 16

I think this technique may require a lens clamp style mount Im not running

No problem with nadar zenith shots Just heard there may be an alternative sone poeple are using involving tilting and wondering what the pros and cons are compared to normal method

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by mediavets » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:00 pm

pana2000 wrote:Hi

Using nn5 and rd 16

I think this technique may require a lens clamp style mount Im not running

Correct , the roll technique needs a ring-style head.

No problem with nadar zenith shots Just heard there may be an alternative some people are using involving tilting and wondering what the pros and cons are compared to normal method

Thanks

Don't think there are any advantages if you have a multirow head.

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by pana2000 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:54 am

Thanks for that that clarifies it perfectly Will stick with normal method

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by mediavets » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:03 am

pana2000 wrote:Thanks for that that clarifies it perfectly Will stick with normal method


With (optically) similar camera/lens combo I shoot one of two patterns:

1. Shoot 6-around at about -10 to -12 pitch (such that you just get the outer edge of the rotator at/in the bottom of the frame) plus zenith at +60-65 or +90, fill small nadir hole using image editor. Typically for outdoor scenes.

2. Shoot two rows of 6-around one row at about -10 to -12 degrees pitch, and a second row at about +50 to +55 which will cover the zenith. This seems to work better for interiors.

In both cases you will have a relatively small hole at the nadir which you can deal with in a number of ways.

You might like to consider adding a nadir adapter to your NN5.

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by pana2000 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:10 am

That's really exact breakdown on it

Much appreciated Thanks

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by klausesser » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:52 pm

pana2000 wrote:Hi
Does anyone have any thoughts on how single row portrait orientation 360 panorama creation compares to the standard landscape method



Hi!

Regarding you have a much wider vertical angle by mountig the camera in potrait-mode that´s definitely
preferable for one-row panos - and of course also preferable for multi-row shooting.

Klaus

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Re: Panorama creation with portrait orientation

by pana2000 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:39 pm

Thanks Klaus


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