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    In case anyone's wondering, this is a followup on these threads:
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=94325
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=94498

    The project naming has been changed from "Officially Orchard" to "Uniquely Orchard".
    This coming sat (8th January), Louis will be having an unofficially digital trial panoramic shoot in the afternoon.
    All are welcomed.


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    I'm not free on 8th. Will join for the next trial.

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    Next trial opened for public would be on 22nd January.
    Will announce the details at least one week before that.

    That would most likely be using SLRs. films would be provided.


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    Guys, sorry to inform you. Shooting time postponed to 2pm. Cause I just got my D70, conditioned it quite late... So need an extra hour...

    Sorry for the inconvinience caused...

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    PANAROMIC SOFTWARES HUNT!

    After I went to Sven's exhibition with Dennis, we had a short chat with a guy in TPG. He had mentioned a few panaromic softwares...

    Can I have some reviews of panaromic softwares that you fellow CSers had hands-on...

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrylonithrill
    PANAROMIC SOFTWARES HUNT!

    After I went to Sven's exhibition with Dennis, we had a short chat with a guy in TPG. He had mentioned a few panaromic softwares...

    Can I have some reviews of panaromic softwares that you fellow CSers had hands-on...

    Thanks...
    ooops ... got time to make a post here ... hehe ... ok i think it's best to get an experienced photoshop user to do stitching instead of using panoramic softwares.

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    I've tried Photoshop CS, photomerge. Our 1st trial was done with that. It doesn't have a real fine tuning programmed in... So I was looking for those that can finely nudge even to 1mm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrylonithrill
    I've tried Photoshop CS, photomerge. Our 1st trial was done with that. It doesn't have a real fine tuning programmed in... So I was looking for those that can finely nudge even to 1mm...
    i see ... i usually do my paranomic images in my PS 6.0, no plug-ins

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    Jeff from TPG suggested software call "panoramic factory". Has anyone in CS used it? I mean the licence one, not the trail version. We need to know what are the things it can do that PS cant. Thanks.

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    "Official" Trial shoot, by the committee members.
    9AM : Setting up.
    1PM : Expected firing time.
    Range : CK Tang (Maybe, Lucky Plaza...)

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    1 more thing... Shooting date: Saturday, 15th Jan 2005.

    Response urgently required.

    Those who have tried stitching photos before, please drop reviews of panoromic programs. As we need to stitch the images shot on this Saturday, 15th Jan 2005.

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    To All Uniquely Orchard committee members:
    Please check your email for the registration website.
    Register yourself for this 15th Jan 2005 trial shoot.

    To everyone:
    All are welcomed to check out our trial shoot process.
    Suggestions/inputs are appreciated.
    It will be an official trial done by committee members.
    Procedure includes:
    1. Timing of the camera setup
    2. Leveling of 10 cameras
    3. Firing off 10 cameras simultaneously for at least 12shots
    4. Stitching <- this is the part where Louis is calling for help
    5. Final output might be printed out depending on Post Production group's decision

    Those who are interested in checking out the trial shoot,
    either look for us (group of abt 10 photographers along Orchard) or PM me to request for my contact. We will be at Orchard from 9am - around 3pm (may finish earlier)

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    Hi guys !
    good luck for your project. Looking forward to see the result.

    some tips:

    Shooting:
    10 cameras means (optimum) =
    10 times same camera with the same lens shooting raw with the same settings at exact 50mm at the same time.
    You have traffic and a lot of movement in the scene, so even a quarter of a second between snapping results in ghosts.
    50mm Nikon is not necessary exact 50mm on Sigma if you use a zoom lens and manually set the 50mm. Means more work in post process.
    The smallest camera in terms of resolution dictates the final result. One 3MP in the row, so you cant go for the 6MP detailed picture.
    RAW is required to get the exact the same color temperature. Not to talk about the tendency of different brands to have color casts or different dynamic ranges. This would be the advantage of film in this case.

    Software:
    You are creating a parallel panorama! Most of the panoramic software is working on the base of a camera rotating over its nodal point. Either you use plain PS to work out the seams and inaccurate distances camera/object or you consider using Realviz Stitcher (allows also multirow and multicols).
    Bring REAL memory, especially if you intend to stitch TIFFs, rather go for 95% JPGs!

    Did you make test shots in a less crowded scene ?

    cheers
    Sven

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    Hi Sven, Thanks for your tips
    We wont be using the same cameras cos we intend to make this an event for abt 200 photographers to participate, maybe in March. Cant expect all of them to hve the same cameras

    We'll be using films, ie. SLR not DSLR, for this project so the crop factor of different DSLR will not come into place.

    Yeah... we are still pondering over the software for stitching. I'll check out the Realviz that you've mentioned. Thanks alot for your inputs!

    All inputs/feedbacks of any kind are greatly appreciated.
    Oh yeah, everyone's welcomed to join us tomrw at Orchard to check out our trial shoot process. details are as above.

    Jackie
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    Question Post-Processing.

    Hi Sven, thanks for your pointers. I've noticed some distortions of perspective when we had a trial... For that case, I need to bring the pictures undergo sever croppings in order to make a "perfect" match, but then if we got 4000 pictures to undergo the same level of surgery, would it be too tedious? Or is there anyway to stitch without cropping?

    Examples of pano with Photomerge of Photoshop CS:


    Without cropping.


    Area of croppings...


    Stitched with cropped images.

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    Cool Uniquely Orchard Blogspot...

    Our 1st Official Trial Shoot on 15th January 2005.

    Check our blog, www.uniquelyorchard.blogspot.com out, to see what we did for that day...

    *PS... Panorama Photographs are yet developed... Stay tuned to our blog for the results of the trial shoot...

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    Thanks Louis for putting up the pics so promptly,
    and thanks for putting in all my ugly pics too.
    louis jac

    Now we juz hve to wait for the pics to be developed and scanned.
    Should be done by this coming wednesday's meeting i think.

    To everyone:
    There's goin to be another Official trial this coming saturday 22nd Jan 2005.
    I'll soon put up the registration link and the details for this trial.
    Only 35mm cameras are allowed. Films will be provided.

    Jackie
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