MLB Gigapans

Posted on by CyCyr

David Bergman has been making Gigapans at sporting events and political events for several years.  Here’s a recent GigaPan from the Giants and Athletics game from June 23, 2012 in Oakland, California.  It was made by stitching 200 images taken with a Nikon DSLR over a 45 minute span.

Preston Mack, an Orlando based photographer, took this gigapan at the Miami Marlins v. Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 17, 2012.  The photo was produced from 260 separate images.  If you’re in the photos, you’re able to tag yourself with Facebook.

In both situations, the photographers appear to be in deep center field with telephoto lenses.

MLB Playoff Gigapans from 2011.

From the GigaPan website:

“The GigaPan EPIC series is based on the same technology employed by the Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to capture the incredible images of the red planet. Now everyone has the opportunity to use technology developed for Mars to take their own incredible images.

GigaPan was formed in 2008 as a commercial spin-off of a successful research collaboration between a team of researchers at NASA and Carnegie Mellon University. The company’s mission is to bring this powerful, high-resolution imaging capability to a broad audience.

The original GigaPan prototype and related software were devised by a team led by Randy Sargent, a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon West and the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and Illah Nourbakhsh, an associate professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.”

 

 

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