Does your tutorial http://www.johnhpanos.com/ptgvpt.htm include the use of the Nodal Ninja Nadir Adapter? I just ordered the adapter and plan to run some tests in the next few days. After taking the two Nadir shots - Nadir1 and then Nadir 2 (after moving Double Pivot Point Distance) do I load both images into PTGUI Pro and mask out the tripod and then stitch?
I guess I am looking for a step by step work flow. I will be using six images using the Bower 8mm mounted on a Pentax K-3, NN6 RB16. Then I take one vertical Zenith shot and two Nadir shots, the second taken after switching the NN Nadir Adapter and moving the tripod DPD.
What I would appreciate is the steps in PTGUI for loading the 9 images. I was thinking of loading them in and masking the tripod that would appear in the two Nadir images - is that all I need to do?
In production I will be using HDR taking 5 shot sequences in a cathedral using 2 EV steps. In the past I have just loaded all the images into PTGUI and let PTGUI do the stitching and HDR. The I take the HDR file and render it using NIK HDR Efex Pro. My question is: Should I take the 5 stitched panos generated by PTGUI as an option and then have NIK HDR EFEX PRO do the merge as well as the rendering.
Thanks for all you help John.
here you find what you are looking for: http://vimeo.com/65994333
It's a video on how to use the Nadir Adapter. The workflow will be the same for NN3 NN4 NN5 M1. Hope you are not talking about the R1/R10 Nadir Adapter Use.
Then you have to look at this one:http://ge.tt/4uLm9Mb
Using the Nadir shots in PTGuiPro, you can mask out the tripod once and then plug the mask into all other pics. Then you can import the Nadir shots into your workflow.
Last edited by hindenhaag; 11-23-2013 at 07:31 AM.