panorama software,virtual tour software
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2006-11-21
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My first tour ever

I finally did it... After months of concentration on my real work, I found some time for testing and playing around in Panoweaver 4. If the final result is not perfect, I am proud because this is my first tour :)

You can view the file here : http://chablinet.com/temp/pano0.mov

I shot the pictures with the auto mode, I didn't have time yet for getting my hands on the camera so the colors are not regular. This was taken yesterday eve in my flat with a "cold light" ceiling-lamp.

Any comment welcomed.


Alexandre G.
MSN: agagnaire@chablinet.com
Nikon D50 - Nikkor 10.5mm - NN3 - Manfrotto055CLB - Panoweaver 4.0 - Tourweaver 2.0
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2006-11-21
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for starters,,, it took a long time to download maybe like 3 minutes

the image quality/sharpeness is nice ! 

 

overall very good for ur first pano...keep working at it.


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2006-11-22
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I forgot to mention that the file is 4.6Mb... I think the hardest thing in panobusiness is to shot proper pictures, then the stitching process with Panoweaver is really simple, although it can take some time if you add manually matching points


Alexandre G.
MSN: agagnaire@chablinet.com
Nikon D50 - Nikkor 10.5mm - NN3 - Manfrotto055CLB - Panoweaver 4.0 - Tourweaver 2.0
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2006-11-22
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Well its good for your first time.

Looks like your NPP is off quite a bit. You should try to get it alighned better.

Also it appears you shot it as direct sun white balance instead of incandescent. Thats why the image is yellow.

You can fix this in photo shop by running the lens correction filters and making the image cooler. Image->adjustments-->photo filter

 Or image--->adjustments--->color correction. Play with the sliders. I use 5,0,-5 in highlight, shadows, and midtones.

Stitch at 4000x2000. Save as BMP. Color correct in Photo shop. Apply smart sharpen at about 50%. Resize to 2200x1100 using bicubic sharpen. Save as jpeg at 60% compression. Display at about 600x450. Set your FOV to about 100. You should get a file size of about 500k

It is more important to keep the source file larger in dimensions and compress more with jpeg than to make the source image smaller and compress less. You will get better angular resoution this way. Also the wider the FOV hence about 100 the better angular resoution you will have and that means the image will be sharper. A 90 fov is close to humane vision but upping this a little will make the image slightly sharper but not distort the image too bad. Its a trade off. But pick what you like.

General Lee


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2006-11-23
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Bonjour general :)

Thanks for the advice, unfortunately i don't have a photoshop license, but I will try to see if a friend who has it can perform the tasks your mentioning.

What I find most difficult tio start with, is to do proper shooting with the camera : there are so many parameters on it, that it takes a lot of time. Anyway, will try to reshoot tonight and apply your advices.

 

Regards, Alexandre


Alexandre G.
MSN: agagnaire@chablinet.com
Nikon D50 - Nikkor 10.5mm - NN3 - Manfrotto055CLB - Panoweaver 4.0 - Tourweaver 2.0