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Pelle Piano

Posts: 56
Location: Farsta, Sweden
Registered: 18 May 2004
oneshot panorama
Posted: 18 May 2004 at 23:54 GMT
After seeing the One Shot systems , costing several hundreds of dollars, I built a budget version of my own just for fun, using a glass ball ( from a christmas tree ) and some other items ( screws and a cd cover ). Although not the same quality as the real ones Its fun to use and was cheap ( $7 ).

Heres a panorama from a basket ball hoop I took today....
www.pellepiano.com/qtvr/skola/basket2.html

The thing looks like this...

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VistaGrande

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Registered: 12 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 19 May 2004 at 0:48 GMT
not bad! for seven bucks, gees, not bad at all. Excellent.
Question: How did you process the image to get ready for the viewer?

david
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No One

Posts: 541
Location: Sri Lanka
Registered: 14 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 19 May 2004 at 0:50 GMT
I love this.

What software did you use to finish the pano?

You have to provide more information on your cheep test of single shot systems.

best regards,

Robert
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unknown

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Registered: 19 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 19 May 2004 at 6:09 GMT
www.pellepiano.com/ is not accessible. Can you please check?
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Pelle Piano

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Location: Farsta, Sweden
Registered: 18 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 19 May 2004 at 15:31 GMT
Its just the polar Coordinates filter in Photoshop that unwraps the image.

I thought I needed some special software but it seems to work fine.
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VistaGrande

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Registered: 12 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 19 May 2004 at 18:08 GMT
Of Course! That's fabulous! Thanks for the tip...now off to try it out....
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kla

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Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 29 Jul 2004 at 19:14 GMT
Do you have a materials list and instructions for this?
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Pelle Piano

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Location: Farsta, Sweden
Registered: 18 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 30 Jul 2004 at 12:11 GMT
I built it after the Kaidan look, but using a christmas mirror ball instead of a parabolic mirror.
You can see a more detailed image of it at...


..and see the concept. For other aproaches there is a nice page with images of all 360 solutions since the 70's at...

translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tbk.de%2Fpanorama%2Fshow3.htm&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&safe=off&prev=%2Flanguage_tools
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kla

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Registered: 29 Jul 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 30 Jul 2004 at 12:35 GMT
thanks for the larger pic, that does help some. I can see the nuts and bolts better. What is the cage looking device and the round item on the very bottom. Do you have a picture with you camera mounted to the device?

I also tried to click on the link you supplied but it was dead.

thanks again
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Pelle Piano

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Location: Farsta, Sweden
Registered: 18 May 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 1 Aug 2004 at 12:34 GMT
In the bottom there is a filter ring so I can mount it on the camera, facing up.

The cage thing is just to get the right distance from the lens to the ball , it has no other function ( it is originally a thing to keep letters in??? fromTaiwan I found in my hardware toolshop ).
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kla

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Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 2 Aug 2004 at 13:31 GMT
So If I understand correct, from top to bottom the materials would be:
1 Silver Christmas ball
2 Nut
3 Bolt
4 Nut
5 washer
6 Top of CD cd cover spindle (this is glued to #8)
7 Nut
8 some type of item to get the proper distance (in your case a mail holder)
9 cardboard (this is glued to #8)
10 filter ring inserted in the cardboard

Q1 How did you determine the distance need for the bolt and the "mail holder"

Q2 What type of filter ring did you use?


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Nynavey

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Location: TN, United States
Registered: 25 Jul 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 3 Aug 2004 at 12:26 GMT
This is really quite interesting - thank you for posting these pics and answering our questions. I'm going to have to go check out the link you posted... cool
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erik

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Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
Registered: 5 Aug 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 5 Aug 2004 at 15:29 GMT
Nice stuff Pelle Piano, could you show us the original photo before correction?

Also had a problem getting to your site even after reinstalling flash, must be something wrong with quicktime?

Erik
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Maestro Maestro

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Registered: 14 Aug 2004
Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 14 Aug 2004 at 2:43 GMT
Maybe you should package and sell, your resolution is cleaner than my 1-360 mirror!
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kaiser

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Re: oneshot panorama
Posted: 23 Aug 2004 at 2:59 GMT
Do you have the java sources available for the applet class file? I'd very excited to see it. Promise I won't share with anyone.
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