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jcomfort2
03-15-2010, 08:36 AM
Please clarify the advantage to taking a 10-20 shot pano assuming you could cover the same viewable area with say 3-4 shots..is it resolution of the image? Is it noticable? I guess it is basedon people talking about how many mega pexels or giga pixel's their images are...any way, clarify if you would please...Is it true that some people will even take 5 images of a scene with lots of overlap vs 1 picture to coverthe same image? This makes a noticable difference?

Thanks for yor reply's :001_smile:
Jac

Vincèn
03-15-2010, 09:04 AM
So few clarifications about your concern:


overlap is only there for needs of stitch, that's it, it doesn't give better quality of output ! You need to have 25/30% of overlap and that's it for that. If you have too much overlap, it can be confusing for stitching software and give adverse results than expected :sad:
for number of shots it definitively concerns quality and possibility of zoom in final results. To give you some extreme ideas, with a fisheye, you just need 3/4 shots but you won't nearly be able to zoom in panorama at end, with a zoom at 200, you'll need perhaps 300/400 shots but you'll get an incredible quality, such as gigapixel panoramas ! Sot it's all a question of ratio between work and quality you want :biggrin:


Hope it helps,

Vinc?®n

manga23
04-07-2010, 10:33 AM
One thing to consider is "timing"..
think about how much time you need to shoot 3/4 shot (fisheye) or shoot 300/400 images...
and if you shoot HDR triple the pictures and even more the time it takes...

Bill Bailey
04-07-2010, 12:35 PM
One thing to consider is "timing"..
think about how much time you need to shoot 3/4 shot (fisheye) or shoot 300/400 images...
and if you shoot HDR triple the pictures and even more the time it takes...

It's all about resolution. Wider angle lenses typically are softer than longer focal lengths. The longer the focal length the higher the resolution but the more shots that are needed to cover same field of view.
The user also needs to justify the time needed to take the shots against the desired output and how much time your PC can devote itself to processing the images. Many variables but there is a market for each.