Panoramas

Sky-Watcher/Papymerlin Panorama Robot

Sky-Watcher/Papymerlin Panorama Robot

Below is a demonstration by Aaron Estrada of his panoramic Sky-Watcher/Papymerlin Panorama Robot. The system is based on a Sky-Watcher alt-azimuth non-goto telescope mover with a shutter release port built right in to the the head. The head is controlled wirelessly via a Papymerlin serial to bluetooth adapter module, all…

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Google Street View Extractor

Google Street View Extractor

Jamie Thompson has put together a handy little webservice that mashes up postcode geodata with the Street View Images API. In short, it allows you to get access to the unwarped Street View panorama and the underlying tiles. We have put together a short movie to show the service in…

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Sneak Peek – Photoshop CS5 Context-Aware Fill

When taking panoramas or just general images, removing artifacts such as lens flare or unwanted objects to often a painful process. The clip below provides a sneek peak at a new tool known as ‘context-aware fill’ to automate the process. Watch to the end of the clip as the panoramic…

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Locally Adapted Projections to Reduce Panorama Distortions

The movie below is supplementary to a paper entitled Locally Adapted Projections to Reduce Panorama Distortions presented at the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2009. The paper introduces locally-adapted projections for panoramic images. Defined as a continuous projection surface consisting of both near-planar and curved parts the simple and intuitive user…

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Caelum: Planet Panoramic Imagery Music Video

apoptosis from takcom™ on Vimeo. Creating ‘Planets’ from panoramic imagery is one of the easiest yet perhaps most underused ways to portray 360×180 degree imagery. The music video above for artist called ‘caelum’ (Released on Aroundtherecords, JP) .myspace.com/caelumbridgearoundtherecords.com uses the technique combined with After Effects. Produced by takcom™ it is…

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Worlds within Worlds: Panoramic Visualisation

Worlds within Worlds: Using Panoramas for Sense of Location and Place from digitalurban on Vimeo. Embedding panoramas in a x/y/z space allows movies to be created where the camera automatically pans around a scene. Panoramas are traditionally interactive, thus all our output via this blog is available in Quicktime Virtual…

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HyperReal Urban Panoramas

The image above is a 360 x 180 view of the apartments located on the roof of the New Town Plaza in Hong Kong. Captured in high dynamic range (tutorial coming soon) the image is uniquely deceptive in its portrayal of the urban environment. The original image is a simple…

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