Pioneer MRT Track Test


Pioneer MRT Track Test from etegration on Vimeo.

The tracks are being tested during the night and a real train is used to passed through the station a few time each night. This is a time lapse video taken over the night of 28 Oct 2008. The train passed a few times during the night. Total of 1834 shots taken, one every 10 secs, processed with photoshop then after effects.

P&S 360 Pano

Wanna take a 360 pano with a point and shoot camera? Nodal Ninja is, of course, capable of doing just that. See the article here.

We use a Canon Powershot A95 and the Nodal Ninja 3 with a T Adaptor.

Rainy Car Park

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On my way to buy dinner and a quick pano before I get the dinner and it rained! Lucky me. Also, I’ve completed a small tutorial. Check it out and do leave me comments.

8mm Pelang

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10-20mm Sigma, 7 images (1 shot per 45 degrees)

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Gotten the 8mm Pelang again to try out as the previous attempt was not possible due to a sprained back I had from work. Not as good as I wanted it to be and seems to have more work than I expected. I’ve read on many sites about this popular lens for 360 panos (along with the 10.5mm Nikkor) but I give up after a few hours of tries. Sticking to my 10-20mm Sigma that has serve me very well without the fisheye effect to worry about. Yes, we can defish it with software but the workflow will take up more time. Above, you’ll see the comparison, comparing 10-20mm and the 8mm Pelang taking a 180 Pano of my room. Sorry, it’s not a 360 x 360 Pano.

So what’s good about using a 8mm Pelang to take a pano? Well, “people” actually. Those of you who has seen a few of my panos will know that at times, there the “ghosting” effect of people walking from left to right in a pano and as there’s no way to tell them to stop walking since it’s a public place, it’ll be good if a 8mm is used as you need fewer shots eliminating the need rush to take the pano shots as the passer by won’t be able to walk into your frame yet after taking a shot. Some has taken successfully panos with the 8mm with as little as 4 shots (4 images, 90 degrees per shot) thus, it effectively froze the scene with the right shutter and aperture/ ISO settings! That’s really cool, not to mention a lot lesser work in Photoshop and PTGui later.

I’ve termed some Pano 180 when it is actually a 360 x 0 degrees shot where a full 360 pano is actually 360 degrees x 360 degrees allowing you to spin in any direction to see “what’s there”. With a 360 x 0 degrees pano, you can only go left and right and thus, it simpler to just name them 180 Panos, as in 360 divde by 2. Yes, it ain’t right strictly speaking and I do know of that. Anyways, enjoy all the panos here!

Small Spaces

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I wanted to explore how small space can I have and still take a successful 360 Pano. Here’s my small room and the house’s toilet. Any smaller, I may have to try a Point and Shoot camera with mirrors or something…

My Block in new Colors

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My Block repainted with new color scheme. At night…

First pano taken using my Sigma 18 – 200 @ 18mm throughout. More photos needed but it works. Same settings with the Nodal Ninja 3. No need to change anything on the rails at all, that’s ower Rail 41 and Upper Rails 93, in case you’re interested.

If the weather is good tomorrow, a 360 pano I have been thinking of…heheh

Around the block

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Been a long time since I’ve been in a playground. I mean, actually climbing the ladders and be in it! Took 2 Pano of the same playground.

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Another playground area at Blk 987D Jurong West.

Finally, a small but long park opposite my blocks. Hidden behind the coffeeshop. A nice place.

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Home 360 4th attempt

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i think i got it right at last. +40 degrees up and -30 degrees below shots with 30 degrees per row of shots giving me altogether 24 photos plus 1 x zenith and 1 x nadir, total 26 shots and i got this! Quite many photos to take to have this but trying with 8 shots which is equvilent to 45 degrees per shot for 2 rows (+45 and -30) totally 14 (6 x 2 + 1 zenith and 1 nadir) leaves me with a lot of work in PTGui later setting control points after control points…

“Home”

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One day, I will look back at this Pano and laugh at myself but here’s my simple effort after getting my KingPano after 5 weeks of wait. Figured out that I had to remove the vertical grip of my Canon 350D to properly set it up on the KingPANO. It’s just too heavy too and it won’t balance properly. So here it is, “Home”, Zenith (top image) still need slight adjustments while the Nadir (bottom image) needs more Photoshopping. For now, it is as it is, taken with a Sigma 10-20mm, Canon 350D mounted on a KingPANO which in turn on a Benro KS-1 seated on a Benro M128 (Carbon Fibre).