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Pano from 3 FE ?

Panoweaver has come a long way since its first glitch riddled versions and has shaped up to be a decent bit of software.

There is one thing that would make it FIRST CLASS! The ability to stitch 3 or more images together. This would improve the quality of the panoramas considerably and also make editing a PSD file in Photoshop a usefull option to remove the ever apparent SEAM!

Seaman is this possible?

Keep up the good work.

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Joseph Field


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As you can see from the poll in homepage. "3 fisheye stitching feature" is the most popular option in the polling result. Surely we would like to try our best to make it available. We have begun to do this kinds of work now, but it is hard to predict when it will be released.

Continue to send us more of your wishlist. We will not let you down.


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Thank you for the reply,

Sorry I missed the pole! I am glad that others are of like mind.

I think that you are on to a winner! And the 3 FE would clinch it!

 

Best regards,

 

Joseph Field

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Hi All...

Yeah, I have your product and have used it a few times, but I would use it for more often if I didn't get the seam!! The seam is horrible....  :(

I have a auto-leveller pan head with a click-stop head, and I get to the point where I set it for 36 clicks (the highest) and then I try 18 different combinations...  Kind of a pain in the butt... 

Just my two  cents

 

-joel
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Well folks,

seams are depending on:
- your used Fisheye lens/camera
- adjustments in PW
- proper alignment/leveling of camera
- light conditions

they are avoidable without retouching and not a panoweaver flaw.
But anyway retouching of whatever ( eg. removing tripod) is easy in the cubic version of panoweaver.
Willy currently in Vietnam
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Helllo Willy,

You are quite corect . PW is not tolerent to poorly setup equpment. As you say it  important to have the nodal  point correct and the rotator level. Proper use of the software goes without saying. Lighting condtions ..........well they vary and one cannot always have ideal lighting at all times.  Also the seams are not strictly a PW flaw, it is common to 2 FE panos whether stiched in Panoweaver, iPix or even with PTtools.

For my money PW produces the easest, best quality 2 FE solution that I have used. But the fact remains that a 3 FE images will produce a higher quality pano than 2 FE images.  Also with the 3 FE images you can then take full advantages of Panoweavers ability to export PSD format, allowing editing in Photoshop. Lets face it we dont always work under ideal conditions and the ability to edit a 3 image pano as opposed to 2  in Photoshop may allow you to save an otherwise unusable image.

Also the latest version of Panoweaver has done much to remove the seam problem compared to ealier versions, but I feel sure that 3 images will make it an even better product.

Glad to hear that you are getting good results.

Perhaps you can share some of your panos of Vietnam?

Regards,

Joseph.


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It was kinda funny...I was on a VERY slick spiral staircase and my tripod legs must have slipped a touch as I rotated, because the shot REFUSED to stitch correctly in anything other than your product.  While I had a seam, it was manageable and your software saved the shot.

I *have* gotten shots with a VERY LOW mismatch factor, but it's almost random.  I have autolevelling heads, nodal-point corrector, and have been doing pano's for almost 3 years, but it's still hit-n-miss with your product.

While it's the easiest to use, and if I ever get into kite sphericals (hope, hope!) I'll have to use your product, they still produce a spherical that is fuzzier than a 3 or 4 FE shot produced in, say, PhotoVista.

BUT - I do like your product, I just wish the seam was not such a problem. And like it was pointed out - it is not just with your software, but with the concept of a 2-shot spherical.

-dhi


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I vill hope for a 4 FEE soloution (soon):-)

I think it will be easear to expose an set correct WB, if splitting the light source the same way as with 2 FEE.

Perhaps it will even be posible to use Sigma 8mm on a Nikon/Canon/Fuji Digital-SLR Body using 4 FEE, or will the 2 side crop of the cirkel be a problem. ? What does Seamen have to say about that.

Dos anyone have experince with Coastals 4,88mm for Digital-SLR 

Regards

Per

 


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http://www.digishot.de/preise.htm uses a Fuji S1 and a Coastal 4,88 lens

Thomas