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Nicholas M. Hellmuth of FLAAR reviews Gigapan Epic Pro for digital-photography.org


Panoramic photography with Gigapan Epic Pro digital camera systems

When the first GigaPan panoramic camera systems came out, it was fascinating to watch how a several hundred dollar system could come close to my many thousand dollar panoramas with large-format and medium-format cameras.

I waited until the third generation Gigapan Epic Pro could hold a full-sized 35mm Nikon or Canon DSLR. I did not want to try any of the earlier Gigapan models, since I already had plenty of professional panorama photography equipment. But now I have the Gigapan Epic Pro also, and am content with it. I will be even happer when we can get more diverse after-market panoramic software for the Gigapan.

Read the full digital-photography article by Dr. Hellmuth review here.

Sofia Monzon and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth taking pictures with Gigapan

Sofia Monzon and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth taking pictures with Gigapan

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The Gadget Show: Gigapan Epic Pro & Top 5 Festival Gadgets


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On this week’s Web TV, Jon reviews the Gigapan Epic Pro, and Pollyanna checks out the Top 5 Festival Gadgets. For more videos, news and reviews go to fwd.five.tv

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Gigapan on Wired Science


Zoom In on Top 8 Ultrahigh-Resolution Science Panoramas By Dave MosherEmail Author on Wired Science

November 23, 2010  |

The ability to capture extremely detailed panoramic views made up of hundreds of perfectly stitched individual photos is tremendously useful for scientists studying everything from rock outcrops to birds to microscopic organisms.
The creators of the GigaPan robot, which can automatically create zoomable gigapixel-scale images, announced eight winners of a science photography contest Nov. 11 at the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science.

“Having access to such high-resolution images changes scientists’ relationships to images and the information they contain,” said Carnegie Mellon University robotics scientist Illah Nourbaksh, one of GigaPan’s inventors and an organizer of conference.

Created in 2006 by Carnegie Mellon and NASA, the GigaPan robotic camera mount can shoot hundreds of perfectly aligned images using almost any digital camera. After the photographer uploads the photos to a computer, photo-stitching software seamlessly merges them into a single, highly zoomable image.

Since 2007, Nourbaksh and others have trained 120 scientists to use the system. “There are 8,000 GigaPans out there just by scientists, and that’s growing every day as more of them use it,” Nourbaksh said.

From microbes on a barnacle to a landscape coated with penguins, explore the winning scientist-photographer entries, plus a sneak preview of zoomable, gigapixel-size, time-lapse videos.

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