Software for Stitching Panoramas- 360 Panorama Stitching Software
STITCHING PANORAMAS AUTOMATICALLY To begin stitching panoramas in Panavue Image Assembler you will need to create a stitching panoramas project and configure the project for your camera. This manual will walk you through the steps to create and configure your stitch project, as well as how to stitch your pictures together. It will be important to save your stitch project once you have created and configured it so that you don’t have to go through the configuration process again. It is a good idea to save your configured stitch project some place that you can easily find it like your computer’s desktop for example.
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CREATING A PANORAMA STITCHING PROJECT First open the Panavue Image Assembler software. With the software open, click on the new project icon at the left edge of the tool bar to create a new project. When the project type selection window opens it will default to panorama stitching panoramas. Click OK in the lower left corner. Another box will appear asking if you want to stitch in a row or a column. Make sure that the option for single row is selected and then click OK. The next window that will appear is the project window. With the stitch project open you are now ready to begin configuring the project for your camera. Watch the video below to see stitching panoramas:
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CONFIGURING YOUR PROJECT FOR STITCHING PANORAMAS Before you begin stitching panoramas you will need to configure the project for your camera. Begin by clicking on tab #4-Select a Lens Definition, on the project window. Here you will need to enter in your lens definition parameters for your camera and lens combination. Contact the Setup Department to get the lens definition settings for your camera and lens combination. To enter the settings for your camera and lens into Panavue click the add button. Then enter your settings into the appropriate fields in New Lens Definition window and click save. Look and verify that the lens file you just added is selected in the list of lens definitions on the left side of this tab. If it is not selected then click on it to highlight and select it. Next click on tab #3 and make sure that the Stitching Panoramas options field is set to Automatic Stitching Panoramas. Then, click on the search area button and the search area window opens. You will see several fields for data. In the first field at the top, pattern recognition, you will see a setting for Resolution used for position finding. Enter one for this setting. The next field is the search area field. For the Horizontal Overlap Setting enter in the Min and Max values that you received from the Setup Department. In the maximum vertical displacement field enter two. Do not enter anything for the vertical overlap range min and max field. For the Maximum horizontal displacement field enter two. For the Rotation angle field enter two. Now click the save as default settings button at the bottom of the window and then click OK. On tab #3 in the Image Options field make sure that: • Image blending is set to 50% • Adjust colors is checked • Sharpen Resulting image is checked • Anti-Aliasing is checked • Auto Crop is checked. If you are stitching panoramas, a 360 panorama, then you will also want to check the option for 360° Wrapping. Make sure that you uncheck the option for 360° wrapping when you are stitching panoramas a partial panorama. Panavue is now configured for stitching panoramas images. Make sure that you click to save this project so that you will not have to reconfigure Panavue in the future. Click the save button on the tool bar at the top to save the project. Make sure that you name the project as Stitch.pia, select to save it in a place that you can find it easily, the click the save button. Your desktop makes a great place to save this file.
With the project saved we can now begin stitching panoramas
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