timz
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4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:56 am

Wonder how long the helicopter has to hover to get this-- says he took it on 13 Sept. Doesn't say how many pics it took, or what camera/lens.

http://www.rafaelstudio.com/images/NYC_enl.jpg

(don't forget to enlarge it to full size)

[Edited 2007-09-30 01:58:37]
 
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:20 am

Wow.... Someone has some expensive equipment.  Wow!

I wouldn't mind hanging that in my living room If I could get it without his name in the middle.  Smile

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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:24 pm

Looks like it was gyro-stabilised and at least a 6 image stitch... very nice work.
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:18 am

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 1):
I wouldn't mind hanging that in my living room If I could get it without his name in the middle

You can... just go to the website, click add to cart and enter credit details, really easy you send money he will send picture.
That's how commerce works!!
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:28 am

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 2):
Looks like it was gyro-stabilised

How would a gyro help?
 
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:39 am

Quoting Timz (Reply 4):
How would a gyro help?

Not sure the phsyics of the whole she-bang, but when we went from a non-gryo stabilized camera to a gyro stabilized WESCAM, it made a world of difference. (then at the same time the other news chopper got a laser something or other that blew us out of the water)

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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:44 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 3):
You can... just go to the website, click add to cart and enter credit details, really easy you send money he will send picture.
That's how commerce works!!

Only $30 too...
 
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:50 am

A gyro mainly helps to prevent from camera shake on a tripod or other issues that could come up in a helicopter.

Certainly some very impressive stiches this guy did! Thanks for sharing!

Btw.... as all his shots (not the model ones of course) are HDR images, they involve a whole lot more than just the images one actually sees.

Here's an impressive vid of the stiching for the NY panorama!

http://www.rafaelstudio.com/nyc_anim.htm

[Edited 2007-10-01 22:56:55]
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:05 am

Very cool. Glad he did La Jolla too, very neat.  thumbsup 

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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:20 am

Forgive me for not knowing....why can't he just take a wide angle picture from a good vantage point? Why are the multiple pictures and stitching necessary? I could understand if it was a 360 or 180 degree panaroma.
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:32 am

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 9):
Forgive me for not knowing....why can't he just take a wide angle picture from a good vantage point? Why are the multiple pictures and stitching necessary? I could understand if it was a 360 or 180 degree panaroma.

I'm also not sure, but probably because he can get a much higher resolution if he combines a bunch of individual photographs. That La Jolla picture series is great, I found the restaurant I went to last year when I visited!
 
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:35 am

Beautiful pic, but it would be so much more beautiful without that gaping hole in Lower Manhattan... New York, please get your ass in gear, it's been long enough like that.  Sad
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:40 am

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 9):
Forgive me for not knowing....why can't he just take a wide angle picture from a good vantage point? Why are the multiple pictures and stitching necessary? I could understand if it was a 360 or 180 degree panorama.

It's purely for the resolution of the final product. One of those panoramas on his site has a width of 30,000 pixels!!! So far, the best and most expensive sf DSLR camera (Canon 1DsmkII, 16 megapixels I think) produces original files of close to 4,000 pixels in width.

If you'd now imagine that he sells that photo to an ad agency who wants to put this one on a billboard next to an interstate, a 4,000 pixel photograph will simply not be good for use because it's too small. The quality is not there to have it printed that large, same goes for the details. If you have ten times the original size....there's a whole more of room to work with.

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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 9):
why can't he just take a wide angle picture from a good vantage point?

Here's an even better example of somebody stitching a pano rather than doing a single wide-angle shot-- and look at the quality that resulted. This time the total horizontal angle of view is only 50-60 degrees, so he easily could have done a single shot. (I posted this one before, and its 5 MB, so ...)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...m_Staten_Island_Ferry_Jan_2006.jpg
 
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:31 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 12):
So far, the best and most expensive sf DSLR camera (Canon 1DsmkII, 16 megapixels I think) produces original files of close to 4,000 pixels in width.

Check this out Big grin

http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/intern.../de/application/d438/d925/f934.cfm  drool 

There's also 22 megapixels, 38 I think, etc.

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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:49 am

It's not a near miss it's a near hit!!
 
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:02 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 12):
If you'd now imagine that he sells that photo to an ad agency who wants to put this one on a billboard next to an interstate, a 4,000 pixel photograph will simply not be good for use because it's too small. The quality is not there to have it printed that large, same goes for the details. If you have ten times the original size....there's a whole more of room to work with.

Ok thanks. Makes sense, although I haven't noticed a lack of quality on other billboards.

Quoting Timz (Reply 13):
Here's an even better example of somebody stitching a pano rather than doing a single wide-angle shot-- and look at the quality that resulted. This

Damn. I need to get a 1080 monitor. The buildings look very clear but the background looks grainy. I assume its my monitor. I guess that we are getting to the point that large print/billboards will soon look better than real life!  Wink
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timz
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RE: 4000-pixel Aerial Stitched Pano Of Manhattan

Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:36 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 12):
an ad agency who wants to put this one on a billboard next to an interstate, a 4,000 pixel photograph will simply not be good for use

4000 pixels will be plenty for a billboard. A 40-meter billboard would be pretty big, wouldn't it? Would 1-cm pixels be too big, viewed from passing cars?

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