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2005-10-10
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Aerial Pano -- WOW!!!

I thought you guys might find this interesting.

http://bigeyeinthesky.com

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!

According to Ed he did these with a helipcopter.

If I could do this I am certain I could make some big bucks. I am looking into a blimp set up now. It will take some investment but I think the potential for profit is great.

General Lee.

 


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2005-10-20
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Hi Phil,

I searched for helicopter also. Found some older stuff there. I wish Rotopix would give us a few tips on shooting from a helicopter.

I have a fiew clients who are interested in this. But I have no idea how to go about shooting froma helicopter.

The kite technique looks very cool. A lot less than renting a helicopter. As time permits I fully intent to try some kite stuff.

This site has all the info you need to do kite panos. I am studying it now and looking into assembling a rig like his. If anyone else here is interested we can get a little forum going that I could host so we can discuss the specifics of this. Just a place to exchange info. Anyone interested??

http://scotthaefner.com/kap/

General Lee


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2005-10-11
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Awesome!!!
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2005-10-16
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I have 2 ideas about making aerial panos.

The first is : you have 2 cams (or 3, better) under the copter, with fihseye lenses. And you take the 2 or 3 shots simultaneously, a lot of shots...

I think you dont have any nodal point problem, because all the objects are very far, quite at the infinite. Then you only have to add a sky. If you have made a sky's library, you'll certainly find a sky that corresponds.

The second one : you make only one fisheye shot, but you shoot the ground direction : all the ground is inside the pic, you only have to add the sky. But in that case, I don't know how you can turn the pano : perhaps in cubic mode, you just ahve to "rotate" the cube.  Should be tried.


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2005-10-16
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Hey guys,

How much does this guy charge per aerial pano?

Phil, there was a post here related to aerial panos from a helicopter.

do a search for helicopter


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2005-10-17
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I did but didn't find anything about the technique... www.rotopix.com isn't available anymore...
Phil, French Guiana
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Hi General,

What about lifting the camera equipment with a baloon inflated with gas? This could be interesting and kind of easy to fly also what do you think?

Alex.


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2006-02-02
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I read about someone who thought about using a helium balloon, forget were but there main conclusion was helium tanks can work out quite expensive. Which is presumably why kites are more popular.
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More fun from Switzerland

Click on TOURS and ZURICH when you visit this site

http://www.airpano.com/en/

Dave

 


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Dave,

Doesn't Markus speak to us here on the forum anymore?

He has been very quite of late.

Regards, Smooth


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Yes, he does when he is not busy.  I talk (MSN Chat) with him every other day.

Dave


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