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DIY Panoramic Head for Your Digicam

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Many cameras at this time have a panoramic mode for creation of panoramas. Whereas this functionality is fairly good, it may be higher. Utilizing a panoramic head will assist you to create bigger panoramas with extra element in addition to quite a lot of codecs, together with Digital Actuality (VR) configurations that may be posted in your web site (though not at the moment on YouTube).

The panoramic head eliminates the parallax that makes it tough to sew a number of frames into giant panoramas. Whereas parallax is just not a lot of an issue in the event you shoot distant landscapes, when you’ve objects close by, parallax turns into a a lot greater drawback. Creating 360×180 panoramas inside a room, for instance, can be almost not possible and not using a panoramic head.

The design of my panoramic head mounts the digicam within the portrait place to get probably the most vertical distance with every body. This helps insure that there can be some element that can be utilized to determine management factors when taking pictures a number of row panoramas. My 360×180 panoramas sometimes use three rows of eight frames utilizing a 10.5mm fisheye lens on the D7000.

This video exhibits how I made my panoramic head. It’s cheap and simple to construct from supplies you’ll have laying round. The video would not present detailed measurements as a result of every digicam is slightly totally different. The digicam I used for the video is a Nikon D7000, so you may get an concept of the scale of my pano head. It additionally exhibits how a lot weight it could actually help. Whereas I present two pattern panoramas shot utilizing the D7000 and the panoramic head, you’ll be able to’t actually get the texture of the VR. In case you go to a web page of my web site, I’ve posted the final pattern of this video with which you’ll work together at:
http://montanamonk.com/little_planet/Museum1Panorama%20Panorama.htm

It’s also possible to see an indoor panaorama at:
http://montanamonk.com/mission_web/mission_panorama.htm

The stills for the panoramas have been shot with the Nikon D7000. Stills and video for the remainder of the documentation have been shot with the Nikon Coolpix P610. Video was assembled and edited with Sony Film Studio. Stitching of the panoramas was achieved with PTGui.

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