Olympus C-2020 Z Panorama


Clubhouse with holes 1 and 2 at the Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course in Lake County, CA
as seen from the deck of the Father-In-Laws home

8 Individual Photos used for Panorama Example

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First Panorama Photo
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Second Panorama Photo
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Third Panorama Photo
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Fourth Panorama Photo

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Fifth Panorama Photo
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Sixth Panorama Photo
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Seventh Panorama Photo
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Eighth Panorama Photo

Tech Specs
How'd You Do That
All Photos shot 1024x768
SQ w/ Normal JPEG Compression
Camera setting was f:5.6 at 1/400th, 73mm at ISO100
File size is approx 170k
(examples above have been reduced for web)
Exposure is determined by the first frame.
You either cannot or should not adjust zoom settings between shots. Flash is not an option.
Photos are encoded as Pan with sequence order.
Camera allows panning either left or right.
(I shot these from left to right sequentially)
I wish I could say it was handled through my technical brilliance and superior programming skills...
but you already know better.
The Camera has a Pano setting that is used with an original Olympus SmartMedia card. The Olympus CamMedia software includes a Panorama option to Stitch upto 10 photos together. Auto and Manual modes are available.
There is a Horizon Line to follow as well as Suggested Overlap marks displayed on the Video View Finder.
Once shot, load the photos into the computer, select them and let the software do the magic.
This example was done with the Automatic Stitch function.
My previous camera, the Agfa 1280, had PhotoVista, but I never experimented with it.

24" Panorama... a Manageable Reduction of the Original
Want To See The Original Stitch? Sorry, I'm not loading it as of yet... WAY too Big for my Server!
Original 8 Photo Stitch Ended Up Being almost 71 inches wide and 1800kb in size!
Reference points... Mt St Helena on the left and Cobb Mountain on the right.

When Lines Don't Match Up

The examples at right is clipped from a 10-shot sequence shot at full wide angle, and shows how the horizontal lines don't quite match up, causing a swooping stitch.
This was more than likely due to lack of holding the camera correctly, or not following the suggested horizon line.
You can see that these are the extreme left and right of the panoramic photographs.

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