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Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by RFCGRAPHICS, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Lately I have been fooling around with panoramas. Here are a couple
    of images and a link to a couple of quicktime VR movies I have made.
    All stitching was done with PTgui and QTVR movies were made by
    Pano2QTVR software. Both of these programs are shareware and i
    n many ways are superior to the very expensive realiviz stitcher
    program that I used in the past.

    Living Room 360 : nikkor 12-24, 2 row 26 image panorama
    original.


    Balcony 360 - nikkor 12-24, 24 image panorama
    original.


    Balcony 360 QTVR (400KB) :
    http://rfcgraphics.com/vr/balcony360qtvr.mov

    Naumberg Bandshell 360 QTVR (1.5mb) :
    http://rfcgraphics.com/vr/VR REWORKC.mov



    Regards


    --
    RFC
     
  2. wow, all I can say right now.
     
  3. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Fantastic. It really would be neat if you someday have the opportunity to explain your setup, technique, equipment, in more detail. At this point I wouldn't even know where to begin.

    Like, Dave, all I can say is WOW. These rock!
     
  4. What a lot of work, Robert! You are really dedicated. It's funny once you get the hang of a technique, it can really get under your skin. You are becoming quite a master at this art!

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  5. BLV

    BLV

    322
    Jul 14, 2005
    NYC
    I always think of you when I drive on GWB. Amazing photos :).
     
  6. TheKO

    TheKO

    461
    May 3, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Superb

    But the most surprising thing was that the living room was so clean! Outside view ain't so bad either....
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic work Robert.
    You have this down to a science.
    You should make a fortune with these 360 movies. Just great
    Thanks for sharing
     
  8. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    I'm impressed

    Both the view and the photos are just wonderful. I can't imagine being able to watch out my window and see something so fantastic. I bet you enjoy it a great deal. Keep those photos coming. A daytime shot would be fun to see.
     
  9. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Hi Dmwphoto, Patrick, Beaucamera, DianeR, Elena, TheKO, Gale, Terri French.

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I am really having fun with doing panos. It has opened up a whole new arena for me.

    For those looking for some good websites on panos:

    http://www.tawbaware.com/forum2/index.php - forum discussion group

    http://www.panoguide.com/ - forum discussion group

    http://www.panotools.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page - a great introduction to taking panoramas


    As to my technique -

    Software - PTgui and Realviz Stitcher. Definitely give PTgui a try, its shareware and it produces excellent results. http://www.panotools.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=PTGUI. I use Pano2QTVR for conversions to quicktime movies http://www.pano2qtvr.com/


    Hardware - normal ballhead or handheld. I use the grid lines and focus brackets to line things up. Typically shoot lenses in the range of wide to normal focal lengths. ie 12-24dx or 35-70. Try for a 20-30 percent overlap of your frames


    Camera defaults - raw, set wb, manual exposure, manual focus


    And the biggest secret.......I hide my gigabytes of rejects.


    Thanks again everyone,

    RFC
     
  10. FishSauce

    FishSauce

    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Robert,
    I am very impressed with your work on pano, very nice

    BTW I like your Martin Logan speakers :biggrin:
     
  11. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Your images are always beautiful, Robert. I always look forward to your work. You do one hecl of a job presenting your city...it looks awesome through your eyes.
     
  12. PixelPete

    PixelPete Guest

    Robert,I mean Panoman....these are exceptional ! I must have one of those 12-24mm's soon !
     
  13. Beautiful view and neat panos. I always wanted a pretty view from up high someplace but I guess I am destined to never have one.
     
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