Roger D. Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 19:02:51 +0900, Hans Nyberg <hans@...> wrote:
>> Beautiful Photography
>> but not panoramic photography.
> Ah, Hans. I am interested to find that someone whom I respect so much
> for the beauty of his panoramas has such a narrow definition of the
> word "panorama."
It's the author himself that calls these "cinemascope" and I agree with
To me, "spherical panoramas" is 360°x180°
"Panoramas" is 360°x (anything), as intended by Robert Barker, the
original panorama maker
It is not the aspect ratio that counts - 1:1 aspect ratios such as
are as much panoramas to me as 1:4 aspect ratios of the four 90°HFOV
cubefaces put side by side as in
> (ignore the two
rightmost cubefaces, though even as a 1:6 aspect ratio it is a viable
anything with less than 360°HFOV is something else. I like the word
"cinescope" used by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
> I personally call stitched panoramas "spherical panoramas."
panoramas can be stitched or not (slit cameras / one shot mirrors).
Stitching is just one technique to produce panoramas.
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