View Full Version : How to do HDR nadir with PTGui?

Leo Dj
11-01-2008, 12:48 AM
On PTGui's example/tutorial page http://www.ptgui.com/examples/, it has a tutorial for how to add a handheld nadir image to a panorama, using the viewpoint correction feature of PTGui Pro. However, what if I want to do a HDR pano. Can I do handheld bracketed shots of the nadir? How can I stitch these nadir images? Not to mention I must erase my foot from the nadir image.

Any better suggestion maybe?

Leo Dj

11-04-2008, 11:52 AM
do it hand held and set your camera to shoot fast ptgui should blend out the ghosting maybe hopefully =]

John Houghton
11-04-2008, 01:10 PM
Assuming you are using a tripod for all the other shots, why don't you keep the camera on the tripod for the nadir as well? There is then no problem with bracketing. All you need do is shift the tripod sideways and point the camera at the original nadir, or lean the tripod over as described in http://www.rosaurophotography.com/html/technical6.html.

Excluding feet and tripod legs can be accomplished by applying an alpha channel mask (see http://www.johnhpanos.com/alphatut.htm), or by adjusting the blend priority on the Image Parameters tab.