Topic: My Parallax Panorama doesn't connect the full 360 degrees

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NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
I think we've all seen this happen in Photosynth 1 where a series of photos panning 360 degrees fails to close the loop.

I've even seen it in ICE, for that matter.

This morning was the first time that I had seen in in Photosynth 2, though.

Note that you get stuck at the mouth of my driveway, no matter which way you're turning.

What should I have done differently to avoid this?
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Just for comparison, here are the same photos: 
As a Photosynth 1 synth: 
Direct3D: (If using IE11, make sure you use desktop IE + use F12 to switch user agent to IE10.)

As a stitched ICE pano:
PhotosynthTeam (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for pointing this out.

The main issue appears to be that we don't have your camera model in our database and therefore were unable to produce a normalized focal length prior. This led to some reconstruction errors in the area with less parallax.

We'll add the missing entry to our database. As a workaround for now, try filling in the 35mm field with 28mm (calculated as [14mm unnormalized focal length]/[17.3mm ccd width]*35mm). You can do this in Windows as follows: select all images, right click, open properties, click the details tab, edit the "35mm focal length" field, and press OK.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks! Copy that.

I'm also familiar with using the properties pane in Windows Explorer/File Explorer in Vista / 7 / 8 to edit the metadata which others may find handy.