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Manual Pano

Discussion in 'Standard' started by ghutch, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. ghutch

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    I've never tried doing a pano with my P3S before. Doesn't look like there's any good way to do one. These I did by just turning it. I tried moving sideways but that didn't work.
    The sensor is also too small to really work well at night. Guess I'll have to upgrade... DJI_0736_41  EMN cylindrical pano.jpg DJI_0772_83  EMN Night PanoSm.jpg
     
  2. Meta4

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    You can shoot panoramas easily with any camera.
    Click, turn, click, turn, etc
    Upgrading might give you a better camera but it won't shoot panoramas any better.
     
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  4. ghutch

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    So no matter what drone, I won't be able to get a pano in a straight line perspective?
    Bummer, that's the reason I was going to tell my wife I needed a better drone :smiley:
     
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    I've been planning on trying litchi one of these days (when this winter finally gives up!). The 3D is cool...
     
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    It sounds like you are objecting to the curvature distortion. This is the nature of the beast when trying to flatten a series of pics taken with a 180° field of view. You are essentially curving the land off to your sides around in front of you.

    I have thought about programming a Litchi mission. To fly sideways in front of a scene and stop and take pictures every so often and stitch those. That would let me put together a pano without turning the camera. But in many cases I’d end up with issues of parallax.
     
  7. ghutch

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    I did try flying sideways a couple of times, Photoshop burped on both of them...
     
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    You could try Microshaft ICE. But the perspectives changes between foreground and background may make it unusable.
     
  9. ghutch

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    You know I was going to load that and try it. Then I forgot about it
     
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    Hangar360 is a nice free app also
     
  11. ghutch

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    The only problem with that app is it only shoots JPEG's. I always shoot DNG...
     
  12. Meta4

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    Read the fine print to see what Hangar 360 says about ownership of the panoramas created with it.
     
  13. Meta4

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    Creating the composite image is like putting everything in the blender .
    Using dng files is probably overkill and file sizes are already huge.
    Jpg images are fine for creating panoramas.
     
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