GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount

GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount

GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Automatically Captures Panoramic Images
  • Gigapixel Panoramas with Amazing Detail
  • For Camera & Lenses up to 10 lb (4.5kg)
  • Free GigaPan Stitch Software Download
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack and Charger
  • Digital Trigger Cables Included
  • Includes Camera Mount Vice/Clamp
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  • 1Description

The EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount from GigaPan is a unique camera mount that empowers most DSLR cameras with the ability to capture gigapixel (one billion pixels) panoramic images with phenomenally high resolution, depth and clarity. It will support camera and lens combinations weighing up to 10 lb (4.5kg), is easy to use and remarkably efficient.

Simply set the corners of the panorama you want to capture using the LCD interface.
The built-in software works out how many photos your camera will need to take, hundreds or even thousands. Then the EPIC Pro begins snapping the photos, automatically organizing them in overlapping rows and columns. After shooting, the GigaPan Stitch software (free download included) assembles, aligns and blends the individual images into one large panorama. The software then lets you to upload your panorama to GigaPan.com for sharing. You also can embed your uploaded panorama onto any website.



Also included is the EPIC Pro Camera Mount Vice/Clamp, which is an Arca-type compatible mount that permits side-to-side adjustment of your camera and lens. It is especially useful for cameras with an offset tripod mount and helps to deliver more consistent, accurate results. A robust and secure mounting system permits fast installation and removal of the camera from the EPIC Pro Robotic Mount.

GigaPan Stitch Software
The GigaPan EPIC Pro comes with a free download of fully integrated software - GigaPan Stitch. After shooting, upload the images onto your computer and into the GigaPan Stitch software which then aligns and blends your individual pictures together for an incredibly high resolution single panorama.
DSLR Compatible
The EPIC Pro works with almost all DSLR cameras.
Large Lenses are Supported
Camera and lens combinations of up to 10 lb (4.5kg) can be used with the EPIC Pro.
Standard Tripod Connection
It is easy to secure EPIC Pro to your tripod. It fits standard tripods with 1/4" thread.
GigaPan.Com
Share, store, and explore, by uploading your gigapixel panorama to GigaPan.com where the powerful technology of the GigaPan Viewer allows you to zoom in and out, seeing unbelievable detail.
Powered Camera Movements
Powered camera movements and simple adjustments for optimal positioning of the nodal point and varied camera/lens combinations are accomplished with precision. The pan-tilt movements for the EPIC Pro are 0.04°/step for tilts and 0.12°/step for pans. It allows 360° panoramic and -65° to +90° tilt ranges-of-motion with exact, incremental positioning.
Onboard Bubble Level
The built-in bubble level lets you adjust the position of the EPIC Pro for a perfect horizontal alignment.

Special Features

Start/Delay Function
A Start/Delay function enables a timer delay before each panorama capture begins. The timer can be set to 1, 15, 30, 60, 120, or 300 seconds. Not only does this provide time for the equipment to stop its vibrations, it gives you the option to include yourself in the panorama.
Multiple Triggering Option
A multiple triggering option allows the EPIC Pro to take multiple pictures at each image location up to 20 times per position for exposure bracketing or multiple image enhancements.
Rechargeable Battery Pack
A rechargeable battery pack (7.2V, 4300mAH) and charger are included. You can charge the battery on its own or while it is inserted into the EPIC Pro...very convenient for charging while shooting.
Electronic Trigger Cables are Included
Seven electronic trigger cables are provided when you purchase the EPIC Pro.
Remote Trigger Port
The EPIC Pro supports shutter actuation through the remote shutter port that is available on most DSLR cameras. A separate cable (not included) is required depending on camera make/model.
Multiple Triggering Option
The multiple triggering option allows the EPIC Pro to take multiple pictures at each image location up to 20 times per position for exposure bracketing or multiple image enhancement.
The EPIC Pro has features which include:
  • Time between exposures
  • Motor speed
  • Aspect ratio
  • Picture overlap
  • Option to repeat last panorama
  • Pause and scroll
  • Order pictures as rows or columns
Navigate via LCD Screen
Access frequently-used functions with the touch of a button, such as to move the camera or set the shutter delay via its LCD display. The controllable backlit screen can be set to "On" or "Auto" for low-light conditions, or "Off" for daylight conditions to minimize battery drain.
Strong and Lightweight
The EPIC Pro has an excellent design with a magnesium chassis and an aluminum arm. The unit weighs less than 8 lb (3.6kg).
Camera Compatibility
Canon:
EOS 300D, EOS Rebel Xt (350D), EOS Rebel XTi (400D), EOS Rebel XSi (450D), EOS Rebel T1i (500D), EOS Rebel T2i (550D), EOS Rebel T3 (1100D), EOS Rebel T3i (600D), EOS Rebel T4i (650D), EOS Rebel XS (1000D), EOS 10D, EOS 20D, EOS 20Da, EOS 30D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D, EOS 7DSV, EOS 1D, EOS 1D Mark II, EOS 1D Mark II N, EOS 1D Mark III, EOS 1D Mark IV, EOS 1Ds, EOS 1Ds Mark II, EOS 1Ds Mark III, EOS 1D X

Contax:
645

Fujifilm:
FinePix S3, FinePix S5 PRO

Hasselblad:
H3DII-31, H3DII-39, H3DII-39MS, H3DII-50, H3DII-50MS, H4D-31, H4D-40, H4D-50, H4D-50MS, H4D-60

Mamiya:
645 AFD, 645 AFD II, 645 AFD III

Minolta:
Maxxum 7D

Nikon:
D60, D70, D70S, D80, D90, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D7000, D200, D300, D300S, D600, D700, D800, D800E, D1X, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3S, D3X, D4

Olympus:
E-30, Evolt 520 IS, E-620, OM-D E-M5

Panasonic:
Lumix DMC-L10

Pentax:
645D, K100, K100D, K110D, K200D, K5, K7, K10D, K20D

PhaseOne:
645DF (Mamiya 645 AFD)

Sony:
SLT Alpha A35, SLT Alpha A55, SLT Alpha A57, SLT Alpha A65, SLT Alpha A77, Alpha A560, Alpha A580, Alpha A700, Alpha A850, Alpha A900
UPC: 851839002020
In the Box
GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount
  • EPIC Pro Camera Mount Vice/Clamp
  • 7 x Electronic Trigger Cables for All Compatible Cameras
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • GigaPan Stitch Software Download Instructions
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8" Adapter Bushing
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    System Requirements Windows XP and Vista, and Intel-based Macs with OS X 10.4 and higher
    Minimum of 1 GB of RAM (2 GB is recommended)
    30 GB of free hard drive space (this can be an external drive)
    GigaPan Stitch software (free download included)
    Display 2-line monochrome LCD
    Bubble Level Yes
    Power Requirements Rechargeable battery pack (7.2 V, 4300 mAH)(included)
    Battery Capacity More than 1000 images (on fully charged batteries)
    Camera Mount 1/4"-20 thread
    Dimensions 11 x 12 x 6" (27 x 30 x 15 cm)
    Weight 7.25 lb (3.3 kg) (with battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 13.8 x 8.6"
    EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really bad mounting hardware I have not had the chance to use the Epic Pro yet, because when I had charged the batteries and was about to mount a camera, I could not release the quick mounting plate. As I tried a bit more, the plastic arm that holds the plate broke. This is just bad craftmanship. On any good tripod you find a solid metal arm for mounting your camera. Here, it is plastic!!! Come on, even if it had worked the first time, whidh it did not, it would not work for long for people who need to mount and unmount their cameras. The rest of the unit seems to be nicely made but how can I know? My first impression is that it is bad, and I had so high expectations.
    Date published: 2012-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All day shoot I use this for VR HDR nodal panoramic photography. (Gigapanning with a Canon 7D and Nikon D300. I use up to 360 mm telephot shooting as many as 9 bracketed shots with as low as 40 degree field of view with a 128 GB CF card. It takes less than 10 minutes to set the camera and Gigapan head up and shoot a session that takes as many as 10,000 shots in one session. I would never do that without this device. It pack easily in a 15 inch laptop briefcase along with attachments and extra batteries. The only thing bad about this product is the company never returns calls or emails for product help. They are very prompt when ordering accesories such as extra batteries.
    Date published: 2011-06-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Performs as designed, BUT . . . I've never done panoramas before so I may be a little short on details a more experienced person would know. On the plus side, the GigaPan Epic Pro performs as it should. was intuitive to set up and easy to use. On the minus side, it is bulky, heavy, has no carrying case and makes a shrill noise that I found unacceptable. At first, I thought something was wrong with the unit; but, I discovered the shrill noise is normal for this unit. Therefore I returned it and got the iOptron iPANO AllView Pro. It is much less intrusive where quietness is important. It is also lighter, more stable and has a nice, over-the-shoulder carrying case which the GigaPan does not.
    Date published: 2016-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent but one major annoyint thing The Gigapan is a great tool for taking panoramas, it is easy to use, and is generally well built. BUT, the unit I received had a plastic latch for fixing the camera mount, and it broke as I tried to open it. Considering that the camera mount is one of the most important things when to use a tripod or even this robot, I find it ridiculous that this bit is so cheaply made. The reason why I still give 5 stars is that I have been able to use the Gigapan, and it operates nicely, and also that Gigapan responded quickly, promising to send a spare part. I do look forward to using this equipment and make some awesome panoramas.
    Date published: 2012-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! The Epic Pro is fairly simple to use and has great features - such as automatically figuring out the angle of view of each lens, etc. It can do multirow panoramic shots with ease. They have automatic shutter release cables for most cameras - except my Leica S2 (grrr). I have been using it with my H4D50 Hasselblad with success, but weight of the cameral/lens seems to test the Epic Pro - only being able to firmly hold its position when the power is on. Also, I found the standard clamp loose and not sufficient to hold a heavy camera. To fix this you must get the EPIC Pro Camera Mount Vice/Clamp.
    Date published: 2012-01-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mounting hardware is cheaply made The quality of the robot is excellent. The quality of the mounting hardware? Garbage. *The lever mounting hole was crooked, the screw was stripped (this little screw is all that holds the lever in place - and the lever locks your camera!) Mine arrived with the parts rattling around in the box. The mounting system is a rip-off of the Bogen/Manfrotto plate system, only the Bogen is much higher quality.I honestly don't know it I'll keep this robot - I DO NOT trust the mounting system.
    Date published: 2011-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for Pano/Gigapan Photography! Very easy to use and take stunning panoramic images with resolutions in the gigapixel range! Has many new features over old models & can support up to 10lbs! Took me 15 min. to learn how to set it up and I completed my first 162-photo pano in 20 min! I would HIGHLY recommend, however, buying the Arca-Swiss camera mount as the supplied plate is made of plastic and after using it once I knew I would be breaking it in no time at all just from tightening my camera down to the Epic Pro.
    Date published: 2010-12-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great I spent a few weeks with this Epic Pro robotic head and have noted a few things. The head works well with light cameras, but not with heavier cameras (e.g., Canon 1DsIII) and a telephoto lens (e.g., Canon 400mm f5.6). It's just too much weight for this device. Even when using specific settings for heavy gear, it's obvious the unit labors under the weight, and it's tiling is not as accurate as with a lighter camera/lens rig. With a smaller, lighter camera & lens (e.g., Canon 70D & 40mm pancake lens) the unit works very well, and the tile images are very accurately overlapped. Secondly, the head I bought has an incorrectly mounted bubble level. When I secure the bubble in the center of the level, the horizon is crooked. There's probably a way to fix this, but I cannot reach anyone at GigaPan Systems. That's right, GigaPan Systems does not respond to emails or phone calls. There is no support forthcoming from them. Their blog is active, but emails are not answered. I don't know what this means for the warranty of the product. On the good side, the setup for a panorama is easy and straightforward. Once the unit is properly leveled, a quality pano can be captured very quickly. It also includes options for shooting in mirror-up mode to minimize vibrations. GigaPan Systems has upgraded the saddle from earlier versions. The mount and slide are now made from machined aluminum and it's much better than the plastic mount. If GigaPan Systems was more active in their support and responsiveness I would give this head 4 stars. If it accommodated heavier camera/lens combos I'd give it 5 stars.
    Date published: 2015-03-05
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