Good shot - I know that feeling: guys smiling there have not idea what are you
doing..ha,ha... You actually don't need the advice as you master the method with
handheld shots. I usually use 4 shots - same as you + additional 4 shots from
same place for just in case. If necessary even the additional sequence. Using 4
shots in a crowd is with only four possible areas of possible bad overlapping of
moving objects as are people. That is easily corrected with layers in PS. If the
error is too bad than I use another sequence and trying again or copy pasting
form one sequence to the other.
From: panovrx <panovrx@...
Sent: Mon, October 4, 2010 1:19:05 PM
Subject: [PanoToolsNG] Action handheld motor sequences -- how many shots to use
(dressed up statues)
Most of the statues in Sydney CBD have clothes on them at the moment (for some
public art event).
This pano I shot today is handheld with a camera spinner over my head (I am
kneeling on the ground) with the camera shooting continuously at 3.8fps
(10.5mm/5D). This rotator spins 360 in about 3 secs so I have a 360 sequence in
10 or so shots. So how many shots to use for the stitch? Usually with this kind
of scene I choose 4 shots at approximately 90 degree increments looking for
stitchable overlaps - but sometimes you do better to use all the shots you have
and let Smartblend try to work out the mess. And sometimes with handheld wobble
producing parallax issues you get better nadir stitching that way too. Here,
with lots of scene movement and significant wobble from the spinner, I got
better results from using all the shots than just a selection.
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