Got to play with a GigaPan EPIC Pro over the weekend

March 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
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GigaPan EPIC Pro


Tested out the GigaPan EPIC Pro pano head over the weekend. Check it out over at http://www.gigapan.com/cms/shop/epic-pro.

These little devices were developed from the technology used to take pictures of Mars on the NASA rovers. The idea being that super detailed images are possible to do, but you need something really precise to take them so that software can stitch the composite together, other wise you have to do it by hand, which is very time consuming.

After a few days of testing, I have to say I'm impressed. It works really well, and provides for phenomenal levels of detail that are fun for exploring online, or if you want to reproduce a scene in a very large print (think wall or billboard sized, but with as much detail as a normal photo). Stitching them is easy with the provided software, and the EPIC is sturdy and straight forward to use (provided you watch the how-to video :-) ).

Check out the results I got here: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans?query=jesse+dill, and I'll be posting more if the snow stops so I can go out without drenching myself and my cameras :-).

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My very first gigapan, looking out over Newberg, Oregon


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