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    Lightbulb Few Cameras for Panoramic photo?

    Hi Folks,

    I was thinking to put several cameras (same model & lens) in order to take a dynamic panorama photo (e.g. fireworks, or any other things). Afterwards, stitch these photos.

    The setup is like this:



    How to trigger all cameras with a single remote ?
    Anybody tried this before?

    Let's discuss!
    Last edited by HVB88; 22nd September 2010 at 04:15 PM. Reason: typo error
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    Default Re: Few Cameras for Panoramic photo?

    here is a project that we tried.

    http://www.uniquelyorchard.blogspot.com/
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Hi Dennis,

    Thanks for sharing the link...nice result! Wow your's was done in 2005!

    If I want to capture panoramic fireworks, it is very difficult if we ask several persons to do it because the timing is very critical.
    I was thinking to control all camera by using single remote... but don't know how to do this.
    Your fastest camera is as fast as your slowest lens

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    u will have to lap at least 50%..plus all camera same settings..same lens.

    looks fun.

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    Default Re: Few Cameras for Panoramic photo?

    Just get a mass triggering device. The technology has been around for a long time already.

    Only as example:

    http://breezesys.co.uk/MultiCamera/index.htm

    Also quite a few 3rd party flash/shutter wireless triggering devices should work. I have heard of the PW and 602's being used that way.

    Do a search for more info: http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&ta...32b8af52b7e0b8

    It only gets a little tricky if you want a 'dynamic' sequenced-timed series of shots say using several cameras, in rotation and triggering them a fraction of a second sequentially later to created a video-like or a stop-motion effect. PW are probably a better choice for this, but I'm sure other 3rd party triggers may suffice.


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    Thanks Bro Clioboy, Dream Merchant...

    The software (the free version) can support 4 cameras... can be used up to 15 days only though...

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    here is a project that we tried.

    http://www.uniquelyorchard.blogspot.com/
    Brings back fond memories man... haha

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    Wow nice one, denniskee. Another suggestion for TS: maybe wanna take the shot in portrait rather than landscape as that gives you more room for the top (if you need it). You will need more cameras though to get the same covered angle for horizon. Another thing to note is the nodal point when stitching panoramic pictures.

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    I have tried this before. The challenging part is the stitching process. Due to the horizontal shift in nodal point and despite the overlapping images, there will be lots of parallex error in between images. It gets worse if you use telephoto lenses since the shift is somewhat magnified. To counter this, you will need to more than 50% of overlapping images and perhaps more than 6 cameras to get a nice 3x1 pano.

    Hope that helps. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormz777 View Post
    Brings back fond memories man... haha
    ya, wonder how others doing. recent only in contact with u and quekky. the good old days
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Thanks for the suggestion guys.

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