The good folk at Carnegie Mellon University, NASA, and Charmed Labs have announced the public beta of the new Gigapan Robotic Camera Mount. The idea is that you slot your digital camera into the mount, press a few buttons to set the dimensions of your panorama and the robot turns and presses the shutter release all in one fluid motion to deliver a highly detailed set of shots which can be combined together into a gigapixel panorama with special software. The video explains the thing in more detail. There is also a Gigapan website available where you can upload all your lovely images. Priced at $279.00. Nice! [Via Metafilter]
In conjunction with Charmed Labs, we’ve just announced a public beta for the GigaPan robotic camera mount. Here is the Carnegie Mellon press release regarding the announcement on September 26. The device is capable of capturing multi-gigapixel, explorable panoramas with most off-the-shelf digital cameras. Introductory pricing for the beta device is $279. We’re looking for people to help! If you’re interested and have time to capture lots of panoramas in the next couple of months, please apply here no later than October 19. Applicants will be informed by October 26.