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Can the gigapan feature shoot 360 spherical panoramas?

Hi guys, I've been messing around with the gigpan feature and I'm wondering if there's any way to get a full spherical photo? Obviously part of that is occupied by the base of the pan/tilt head itself but is there a consistent way to have the CineDrive head take photos at every available pan/tilt value? The reason I ask is because coworkers are trying to acquire a GigaPan Epic Pro remote head for a VR project but based on what I've seen I'm certain I could mount my CineDrive system on a tripod and capture what they need. Of course I can do it manually but they're looking for a repeatable automated way to capture their VR spherical photos. I'm still playing with the feature so my apologies if this is a dumb question but right now I'm trying to figure out how to make it a complete 360 in all pan/tilt directions instead of one large panoramic. Any thoughts or advice you may have are greatly appreciated!


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Yes it's quite easy to create the 360 panoramic. When the gigapixel setting comes to the top left menu for set up just put the camera as far up as possible. Once you do that sent the numbers on the spin dial below the camera to 0 and the go to the next menu. On the next menu pan the camera 360 degrees to the right till you pass the 0 mark and the move the tilt all the way down to the lowest it can go. There you go you have set the pan/tilt head to do a 360 photo now the editing is up to you

Russell Harrison

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That's awesome thanks for the advice! I just tried it and it works beautifully!

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