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Stitch The Gigapan Stitch software assembles, aligns and blends the individual images into one large panorama. You also have the ability to embed your uploaded panorama onto any website. Please see Chapter 2: Camera Rail – Holds the camera mounting plate and can be adjusted forward or back to accommodate the size of your camera and lens. Rail Adjustment Knob – Loosen or tighten the knob to move the camera rail when mounting a camera and lens.
Camera Mounting Platform – Holds the camera rail and can be adjusted up or down to accommodate your camera. Platform Thumbscrews – Loosen or tighten the thumbscrews to move the camera mounting platform.
Camera Mounting Plate Lever – Holds the camera mounting plate securely in place. Move the small silver pin below the lever clockwise and rotate the lever clockwise to release the camera mounting plate.
Turn the latch counterclockwise and pull it the battery holder away from the unit to remove it from the chamber. Directional Keys – Press up, down, left or right buttons to select items in the EPIC Pro Menu, or move the camera left to right and up or down to select parameters when shooting a panorama. Trigger cable port – Use with electronic trigger cable to actuate the shutter and cause the camera to focus if you are using auto focus.
Remote trigger port – Use with a pocket wizard or a wireless shutter release that has a 2. Onboard bubble level for horizontal alignment. Clear and simple to navigate menu – Access yigapan functions with the touch of a button, such as to move the camera or set the shutter delay.
Screen is highly visible with back lit display. Strong and durable yet lightweight – Excellent design with magnesium chassis and aluminum arm, the EPIC Pro weighs less than 8 lbs with battery pack. Multiple triggering option – Allows the EPIC Pro to take multiple pictures at each image location up to 20 times per position for exposure bracketing or multiple image enhancement. Remote trigger port – Enables you to start taking a panorama from a different location using manuap remote mqnual with a Canon E3 type connector.
The first menu option, ‘New Panorama’, will appear. To navigate to other menu options, push the down button.
To reach submenus within a menu option, push the OK button once you reach the desired main menu option, then the down button to access the submenu choices. To exit a menu or submenu, push the X button. When ‘Shutter Teach’ is gigapah to “On” a small “T” icon will be displayed in the upper right hand corner.
When, or ifyou wish to return to the normal mode set the ‘Shutter Teach’ option to “Off”. Menu Options Glossary for Firmware Version New Panorama — Sets the upper left photo and lower right photo that defines the rectangular area of the panorama. Panorama Memory — Recalls the previous panorama or a previously saved panorama. Also allows you to save a panorama. When you save a panorama you must also set mankal reference point.
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The reference point provides a method to orient the Epic Pro imager body in the same position. The reference point gugapan in addition to placing the tripod in the same mankal. Camera Setup — Any time you change the camera, lens, or zoom lens focal length you need to do a camera setup. Choose a unique point and move the lens so that the point is at the top of the lens.
Ggapan move the lens so that the unique point is at the bottom of the lens. Then the EPIC Pro knows the vertical angles and calculates the horizontal angle of view using the aspect ratio.
Move Camera — Moves the camera and lens from left to right and up and down using the directional keys. It manyal important to allow enough time for the camera to process the current photograph and move the data to flash memory. This is the most likely reason the camera would miss a photograph.
The external trigger setting is designed to work with a Canon E3 style remote shutter that is inserted in the EPIC Pro remote trigger port.
Mult Shutter — Allows you to take multiple pictures at each position during the capture of your panorama. You can take up to 20 pictures at each position.
Pic Order — Allows for different patterns of capturing the individual photographs such as column-right, column-left, row — down, row — up. Battery Status – Tells you what the voltage level of the batteries is.
A voltage of 7. A voltage of around 7 volts means your batteries gigapab not be able to operate the EPIC Pro for much longer. Factory Reset – Resets certain options to their default values. Checklist – If this option is set to ON, a checklist of things that need to be done in order to successfully create a technically good image are presented to the user before the panorama is taken.
Selecting OFF will eliminate these prompts. Shutter Mode gigapna Allows you to choose how the unit will operate your camera’s shutter. The settings are Remote or Manual. The Remote setting manuaal use the electronic trigger cable to connect the EPIC Pro to the remote shutter port on your camera.
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Shutter Length – When using autofocus with difficult subjects this setting allows you to incrementally increase the amount of time that the focus signal is asserted to achieve good focus.
Gigapxn can set the value to Time per pic, 0. This allows you to fine tune the amount of time needed to achieve good focus separately from how much time your camera needs to sustainably write images to the Flash memory without filing up the cameras buffer memory.
It is recommended that you use the ‘Slow’ setting when using large manuql to reduce the settling time after mannual and de-accelerating a large lens. Motors Rigid – The ‘On’ setting will help hold large lenses gifapan position when you are not in a ‘Move’ mode, or actively capturing a panorama. This is especially important for large and longer focal length lenses. Backlight Mode This setting allows you to choose when the back light is in use.
Aspect Ratio The options are 1: The default setting is 4: Increasing this value may help give the stitch software more common area to find control points. Quick Menu Setup – Allows you to change which four items will be accessible from the quick menu.
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The quick menu is accessed by pressing and holding the left X button for one to two seconds. Previous — Repeat the previous panorama. Your panorama will be lost unless you use the ‘Save Previous’ option before turning the power off.
Test Shutter – Allows you to optionally test your settings such as single shutter, multiple shutters, exposure bracketing, and or mirror flip-up before starting the capture of a panorama. To set, Select ‘Test Shutter’ from the menu. It is important to allow enough time for the camera to process the current photograph and copy the data from the cameras buffer memory manuap the flash memory.
This is the most likely reason that the camera would miss a photograph. Some cameras will light an LED while the photograph is being transferred. Mult Picture – This was previously called ‘Mult Shutter’ in firmware version This setting allows you to set the number of photographs that will be triggered per position. If you have ‘Brackets’ enabled, ‘Mult Picture’ will repeat the majual sequence per the number of photographs you selected when setting ‘Mult Picture’.
Brackets – Exposure bracketing of 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 photographs for HDR images by working with the camera AEB automatic exposure bracketing firmware. Use the ‘EV Step’ setting gigapa set the separation of exposure values to 0. You can set the exposure value separation to 0. One exposure value separation is equivalent to doubling or halving the shutter speed when you keep the aperture and ISO constant.
The first assertion of the signal will flip up the mirror. If you are using a 50mm or mm prime lens you might disable ‘Mirror Lockup’. Lockup-time – Is used in conjunction with ‘Mirror Lockup’ and your camera’s mirror lockup settings. You may set a lockup-time of 0. Shutter Teach – This setting is an alternative method of defining exposure bracketing timing or multiple pictures where you “teach” the EPIC Pro how you would like the camera’s shutter button to be pressed.
The Pro will then remember how many times you want the shutter to be pressed as well as the extra timing between shutters. End the sequence with the OK button.
You may use a timer of zero seconds to 99 days or an external trigger to change when each panorama in the sequence is taken. When you choose the timer, the value includes the time to capture the panorama. Shutter Length – The amount of time that the focus and shutter signals are asserted Exposure bulb0. You are able to incrementally increase the amount of time that the focus signal is asserted when using autofocus.
You are able to quickly manuaal a tradeoff between allowing for enough time for your camera’s autofocus subsystem to achieve good focus and not requiring too much time to capture the entire gigapan. You can also mnual the bulb so that the remote shutter controls the exposure time when using autofocus or doing exposure bracketing to capture HDR images.
It is recommended that you use the ‘Slow’ setting when using large lenses to reduce the settling time after accelerating and de- accelerating a large lens. Motors Rigid The ‘On’ setting will help hold large lenses in position when you are not in a ‘Move’ mode, or actively capturing a manhal.
Bracket Delay – Time delay added to allow your camera to not overflow its memory buffer while capturing exposure brackets for HDR images. Backlight Mode – This setting allows you to choose when the backlight is in use. Aspect Ratio – The ratio of the width to height of the camera system. The default setting is 3 units wide by 2 units high which is the default setting for standard DSLR cameras. You can set ‘Aspect Ratio’ to the following values of width to height 1: Last Pic Hold – Continues to assert the shutter signal after the last photograph in the panorama so that a camera does not power down.