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Old Jun 14, 2003, 2:32 PM   #1
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After researching quite a lot on panoramic solutions, I found that there are solutions based on NO STITCHING.

I would be very grateful if someone could help me a bit to find a global solution CAMERA, TRIPOD ... using software EASYPANO.

Many thanks!
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Easypano (http://www.easypano.com) is stitching software that works with a fisheye lens.

What are you going to do with your panos? Print? Web? Both? VR tours?
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There are a couple 360 degree "solutions". One does it in two shots and costs you a "royalty" on each shot. The other does it in one shot and costs you nothing.

The 2nd one is by Kaidan and consists of an apparatus which you can use with most cameras. You shoot once and get a 360 degree pano without stitching and their software produces a file which can be easily seen on any computer system. Follow link below:

http://www.kaidan.com/Detail.bok?no=101

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What I want to do is make panoramic pictures and publish either web or cd for presentations.
For cd's I need a very high quality.
The main concern is that I really need to make pictures to people in movement!
I hope you can give me a hihg-quality and professional solutions.
Many thanks in advance!
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You need to be more specific about what your concept of "panorama" is.

If you are talking about a 360 degree panorama, the one I gave you a link for IS the best solution possible because the entire panorama is made with a single exposure.

If you mean stitching several images together to get a wide angle equivalent, then there is no "good" way to capture people who are moving. To do this requires several quick overlapping exposures with considerable overlap (30 to 50 percent) and manual stitching to decide the stitch points. It also may require you to do editing to eliminate multiple exposures of moving subjects.

You need to stipulate your requirements in "degrees." Perhaps an ultra wide angle lens might be the solution or a fisheye and perspective correction.

You need a full sensor camera (35mm film and scan, Canon 1DS or Kodak 14N or discontinued Contax 6 megapixel) to get maximum use of wide angle lenses. You also need a panoramic head and a tripod. There are severa pano heads available depending on whether or not you need spherical capabilities (vertical AND horizontal stitching). Kaidan makes a spherical head and Manfrotto (Bogen) makes a good panoramic head.

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What I want to do is make panoramic pictures and publish either web or cd for presentations.
For cd's I need a very high quality.
The one-shot solution isn't likely to satisfy you for very high quality, though it should work just fine for the web.

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The main concern is that I really need to make pictures to people in movement!
The only software that I know of that can deal with that is Panorama Tools since it allows you to output in PhotoShop masked layers (multi image TIFFs will work with other editing software that supports layers, albeit not as easily). PT is difficult to install, to learn, and to use - well worth the effort. Even with PT, you are likely to have the problem of the same person showing up more than once in your finished panorma. An extreme example is:

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