A spherical (360x180°) panorama with the D800...

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
JP Scherrer
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@ Joesiv !

Joesiv wrote:

Nicely done! Seems like a nice setup, I gave up on panoramas because it took me too many shots at 28mm lol... 4 shots to get the job done sounds great!

Love the mod too, with the 36MP sensor, you still have lots of detail to peep!
What was the total resolution of the final stitched image?

Thanks for the kind words !

As I shoot in RAW only, but lossless compressed at 12Bits, the OOC files are 30 -> 40 Mo. !

Now, with some tweaking and converted to *.TIF, they easely grow up to 97 -> 104 Mo. when saved in 8 bits, and 200 -> 210 Mo.when saved in 16 bits !!!

But, strangely enough, I haven't noticed a big difference of treatment time between RAW and TIF files in PTGui for aligning, creating the control points and blending the images !


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Spherical Panoramas (360x180 degrees) at http://www.viewat.org/?sec=pn&id_aut=2489
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