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Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby MIT » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:41 pm

Here is a link to a 2 gigapixel spherical panorama I shot on Bierstadt on Friday June 12, 2009. It was windy as heck, so my wife had to hold the tripod down while I shot. You can zoom in an see the Sawtooth and surrounding peaks in quite a bit of detail. Let me know what you think! http://media.cjaskolski.com/Bierstadt/Bierstadt_Pano.html
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby NE_Dad » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:49 pm

Sweet. How does one do that?
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby slaggbottom » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:55 pm

Awesome! What camera / lens did you use, and how many shots did it take to create that?
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby wesley_j » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:57 pm

Wow, that is about as cool as it gets. I need me some of that fun...
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby Jon Frohlich » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:25 pm

Not that I have any plans to go shoot something like that but I'd be very interested in the technology behind it as well. I assume there must some sort of custom pano head involved in order to do that many shots precisely. Guessing that's over 200 shots? How is it stitched together?

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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby PeterM » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:34 pm

That's pretty sweet! :shock:

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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:57 pm

Wow!!!!! :shock:

Will you be doing others?
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby CG_old » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:21 pm

ezsuperkev wrote:I'm guessing this is a product advertisement for this company: http://www.gigapansystems.com/.

So far i think only a select group has access to the hardware needed to do this and the stitching software.


The stitching software is commonly available... both commercially and free. Runs on any capable PC (Mac too, probably). Autostitch works pretty well and it's free:
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html

The navigation looks like the image was then loaded in QuicktimeVR:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/technologies/qtvr/

Cool photo!

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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby BAUMGARA » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:56 pm

DUDE!!! that's awesome!!! =D>

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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby MOOSE DROOL » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:58 pm

Love it! Incredible shot!
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby prone2jodl » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:16 pm

Chris Gerber wrote:
ezsuperkev wrote:I'm guessing this is a product advertisement for this company: http://www.gigapansystems.com/.

So far i think only a select group has access to the hardware needed to do this and the stitching software.


The stitching software is commonly available... both commercially and free. Runs on any capable PC (Mac too, probably). Autostitch works pretty well and it's free:
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html

The navigation looks like the image was then loaded in QuicktimeVR:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/technologies/qtvr/

Cool photo!



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Do you have any experience with the stitching software? Better/Worse than Adobe Photoshop Elements (5.0)? I have recently decided I am quite unsatisfied with its autostitching function.

Also, my 2 cts, the sky is the coolest part of that image... i feel like i'm at an imax or trapped inside a snow globe.

addendum: zoom all the way in and you can see a bulldozer on the summit of evans. saweet.
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Re: Bierstadt gigapixel pano

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:36 pm

Nice view of Holy Cross there too.

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