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AZ ChopperCam

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Location: Mesa, AZ, United States
Registered: 8 Aug 2007
Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 11:38 GMT
Been shooting some more aerial 360s recently.

These two were done from an R44 helicopter and our automatic triggering telescoping mast hung below the helicopter

photoshipone.com/Phoenix/

photoshipone.com/SkyHarbor/

Here's how we did it:

vimeo.com/86801658

And some here from our 'PanoCopter' RC multirotor platform

photoshipone.com/aerial-panoramas/
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John Houghton

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Location: Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 13:12 GMT
Nice panoramas, and thanks for the video showing how they were shot. It was good to see that the sky above was captured too. Just one complaint: you really should correct the chromatic aberration that's very visible at the nadir. It's so easy to do in ACR.

John
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burake

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 15:16 GMT
Great job. Congratulations.

Burak
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AZ ChopperCam

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 20:30 GMT
Thanks. We need to tilt the camera down more to reduce the CA. We'll certainly do that on subsequent shoots. This was the first set of panoramas with a new lens and were experimenting.
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John Houghton

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 at 21:45 GMT

AZ ChopperCam said:

Thanks. We need to tilt the camera down more to reduce the CA.

That shouldn't be necessary. If you shoot raw images, the chromatic aberration correction achieved by ACR should be perfectly adequate. Have you tried that?

John
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AZ ChopperCam

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 2:02 GMT
Yes, we shoot RAW and realize we can do the CA fix in ACR. Quite frankly, we forgot that step in the workflow when putting those together. Ideally though if we angle the camera down more towards nadir on our shooting rig we can nearly eliminate the CA. We're not concerned with catching the entire zenith as we edit our skies anyway.
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AZ ChopperCam

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 2:18 GMT
One more showing the airport panorama before we edited out the helicopter from zenith.

Sorry... some CA in nadir on this one as well.

photoshipone.com/SkyHarbor/R44/KPHX-R44.html
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Smooth

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Location: Mount Panorama, Australia
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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 4:08 GMT
None of your panoramas open and play correctly with Opera or Internet Explorer browsers. You need to look at offering both Flash and HTML5 to cover browsers.

John is right the Chromatic Aberration is quite bad and it has to do with processing not positioning of the camera lens. Sure it would be improved somewhat, but not eliminated.

Always good to see your work and unique aerial scenes.

Regards, Smooth cool
www.omnipix.com.au
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AZ ChopperCam

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 6:56 GMT
updated: 18 Feb 2014 at 7:07 GMT
Just checked IE on 3 machines here and all good.

I know CA can't be eliminated by changing camera angle. I had said as much in the earlier post. I guess my background in video/film making has me concerned with getting the best results in camera first before resulting to post processing.

My point was upon future shooting with this new camera/lens combo it's clear that a tweak to the camera angle would surely help CA issues in nadir. Any resulting CA can of course be removed in post.
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DennisS

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 7:35 GMT
All panos load fine on all my IE equipped computers.
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John Houghton

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Location: Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 8:25 GMT
Display ok on IE11 here too. Not ok on Google Chrome though. I get variable results: usually the display goes black immediately after the initial load completes.

John
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Smooth

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 9:00 GMT
Rebooted and tested again baseb on what others have said.
It 100% fails with Opera browser gets stuck on nadir view/tile and cannot pan, zoom or anything.

After the reboot Internet Explorer is working OK. I personally do not like the grab and pan movement but at least I can view it. I prefer not to use Google Chrome.

Regards, Smooth cool
www.omnipix.com.au
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AZ ChopperCam

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Location: Mesa, AZ, United States
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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 at 6:57 GMT
Something for GGnome to investigate then I suppose. We used Pano2VR to author these.

Although I'm not entirely concerned about Opera compatibility. According to our analytics Opera consists of 1.4% of our visitors browser choice. Chrome, Safari, and Firefox consisting of 80% combined, IE 11%.
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AZ ChopperCam

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Re: Aerial Panos over Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 at 4:17 GMT
A new edited version.

Be sure to look straight up!

www.photoshipone.com/html5-panos/SkyHarbor/panoco...

Enjoy.
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