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GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount

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GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount
Key Features
  • Automatically Captures Panoramic Images
  • Gigapixel Panoramas with Amazing Detail
  • For Camera & Lenses up to 10 lb / 4.5kg
  • Free GigaPan Stitch Software Download
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.
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GigaPan EPIC Pro Overview

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 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.
Share, store, and explore, by uploading your gigapixel panorama to 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.
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.
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.
Additional Features
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
Camera Compatibility
Via Canon E3 Cable
  • Canon EOS Rebel XT, XTi, XS, XSi, T1i, T2, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T7i, SL1, SL2, EOS R, 80D, 70D, 77D, 60D, 60Da, 760D, 750D, 700D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 100D, 200D, 800D, 1300D, 1200D, 1100D, 1000D, 2000D, M5, PowerShot G1 X, G1 X Mark II, G1 X Mark III, G3 X, G5 X, G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, SX60 HS, SX50 HS
  • Pentax *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, *ist DS2, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-500, K100D, K20D, K10D, K-30, K-50, K-7, K-5, K-5II, K-5IIs, K-3, K-3II, K-1
  • Samsung GX-1L, GX-1S, GX-10, GX-20, NX100, NX11, NX10, NX5
  • Contax 645, N1, NX, N Digial
  • Sigma SD1
  • FUJIFILM GFX 50R, X-T3, X-E1, XF10
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Via Canon N3 Cable
  • Canon EOS-3, 1V HS, 1V, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark III, 1D X, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, D30, D60, D2000
Via Nikon 10-Pin Cable
Nikon D5, D4S, D4, D3x, D3s, D3, D2Xs, D2X, D2Hs, D2H, D2, D1X, D1H, D1, D850, D810, D800, D800e, D700, D500, D300s, D300, D200, D750
  • FUJIFILM S3 and S5
  • Kodak DCS-14N
  • Via Nikon MC-DC1 Cable
    • Nikon D70S and D80
    Via Nikon MC-DC2 Cable
    • Z 6, Z 7, D90, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D600, D610, D750, Df, D90, COOLPIX P7700, COOLPIX P7800, COOLPIX A, COOLPIX P1000
    Via Sony RM-S1AM Cable
    • Sony a99, a77, a67, a65, a57, a55, a37, a35, a33, a900, a850, a700, a580, a560, a550, a500, a450, a400, a350, a300, a200, a100
    • Konica Minolta DIMAGE A2, A1, 9, 7Hi, 7i, 7, 5, 4, 3, DYNAX 7D, 5D
    Via Sony S2 Micro 10-Pin Connector
    • Sony a6000, a5100, a5000, a6500, a6400, a6300, a7, a7 II, a7 III, a7R, a7R II, a7R III, a7S, a7S II, a9, RX100 VI/V/VA/IV/III, RX10 IV/III, HX400V
    Via Olympus RM-UC1 Cable
    • SP-510UZ, SP-550UZ, SP-560UZ, SP5655UZ, SP-570UZ, SP-590UZ, EP-1, EP-2, E-PL2, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1, EM-5 Mark II, E-410, E-510, E-520, E-620, E-30, E-M5, E-M10, E-M10 Mark II, EM-1, XZ-1, XZ-2, Stylus 1, SP-100EE, SH-60, SH-50, SH-1, SZ-31MR, SZ30MR, SZ-20, SZ-14, SZ-11, SZ-10, SH-21, SH-25
    UPC: 851839002020

    GigaPan EPIC Pro Specs

    System RequirementsWindows 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)
    Display2-line monochrome LCD
    Bubble LevelYes
    Power RequirementsRechargeable battery pack (7.2 V, 4300 mAH)(included)
    Battery CapacityMore than 1000 images (on fully charged batteries)
    Camera Mount1/4"-20 thread
    Dimensions11 x 12 x 6" / 27 x 30 x 15 cm
    Weight7.25 lb / 3.3 kg (with battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight11.655 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.5 x 14.05 x 8.7"

    GigaPan EPIC Pro Reviews


    By Kevin
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2018-08-20

    I'm not a moron but not a rocket scientist either. Way too hard to set up. I've had it probably five years (or more, now) and take it out every year to see if I may have somehow become smarter... still waiting. All the YouTube videos don't seem to help at all in the real world. I gave it two stars only because I guess there a a lot of Mensa members out there. My Pace University degree might be useless after all...

    Awesome Product!

    By Anonymous
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2016-05-24

    Great for getting photos which are otherwise impossible with my current equipment.

    NASA knows what they are doing

    By Allen
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2016-05-24

    I have used a Gigapan Epic Pro for about 4 to 5 years having shot close to 1000 panoramas. I bought a back-up as the company hasn't been in business for a few years (?bankrupt) and I doubt I could find anyone to fix the device should it break down. At $600 I couldn't resist buying a second one of these. If you aren't aware of the history of the device its technology, both hardware and software are a spin off from NASA Mars Rover. It is superior to any other product and actually there are no other products that can do what this can do with both precision that allows using lenses up to 500mm. It has been totally reliable for me thus far and the stitching software is very intuitive and virtually always works for me without any failures to stitch. I have found Photoshop worthless for stitching in rows and columns. I tried PT-GUI and there is no comparison. I also used Really Right Stuff Omni-pivot package which is a manual way of doing panoramas. That latter method is too slow when dealing with moving clouds in the landscape. I have only one criticism of this device and that is the batteries. After a battery has been used for about 50 panoramas I have noticed that they cant charge fully to 100% and if you fully charge one of these moderately used batteries you will find that the charge will drop 20-40% in only 12 to 24 hours after fully charging. These batteries are Nickel metal hydride and not Lithium. A lithium battery would have a much better milliamp-hour rating and wouldn't lose its charge so quickly. However, a one pound Lithium battery if overheated significantly could blow your auto to smithereens and kill you no doubt.

    Everything you'd expect

    By Anonymous
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2016-01-24

    Really cool tool. I do substantial beach and landscape photography. This expands my alternatives in several ways. More detail, better flexibility and great selections in post. Big slow files thought.

    Interesting Hardware, Poor Support

    By epiieq1
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2016-01-11

    So I bought my Gigapan Epic Pro years ago. I've used it a couple of times, but not recently. A couple of years ago they did a promotion with the PromoteControl and I bought that. I also bought their Windows Capture software that's supposed to control the device. Needless to say, I now feel betrayed by the company. They were bought out by Omega-Brandess in October 2014 and no one has been able to get support from Gigapan in months. DO NOT BUY unless you want an item that apparently you can no longer get support, software updates, or fixes for.

    Awesome results with a little up front effort!

    By ImageSmiths Photography, Inc.
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2015-07-06

    With some up front work you can get amazing results with this device fairly quickly and easily in the field. The most critical element for great panoramas is to be as level as possible. The built in spirit level on our unit was flawed out of the box, which is why we had to drop our review to 4 out of 5 stars. For this much money I would expect that such a critical component be spot on accurate. However, using a couple of torpedo levels, and a Manfroto leveling base we were able to find the exact level point for our unit. We then marked the position of the center of the spirit level's bubble using a red Sharpie pen. Now in the field we simply get the spirit level bubble centered on our red dot, and we are perfectly level. A little more work up front to determine the optical center of rotation for shorter lenses before taking them out into the field will also help you get great results. With this done we found setting up the device and taking a panorama to be fairly quick and easy. The customizable settings for delays before shooting, speed of movement, and how rigid the device holds position make taking panoramas pretty simple under most circumstances. Even the best device is only going to be able to do so much for things like windy conditions. Be prepared to have some wind block available if you are using the device in windy conditions (or compensate with fast enough shutter speeds). The battery life seems good, but we haven't taken the unit out for a long test session yet to truly put the battery to a test. We purchased the kit that includes an extra battery just in case. We have done several test panoramas using everything from a crop sensor Canon 7D with a 300mm f/4 prime lens, to a full frame Canon 5D Mark III with a 50mm lens. The results have been amazing every time. I highly recommend this device to anyone serious about taking panoramas or any sort of large area shots.

    Works great for creating large panoramas

    By katreena s.
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-04-04

    Fantastic device does what its supposed to. With that in mind, it is a little heavy. Be prepared to lug it to where your shoot is. You cannot beat the results of image.

    Performs as designed, BUT . . .

    By Anonymous
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2016-07-05

    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.

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    Can this be used to trigger a Panasonic S1R ...

    Can this be used to trigger a Panasonic S1R camera?
    Asked by: Ethan
    A cable such as the GigaPan E3 Trigger Cable for the EPIC PRO Robotic Camera Mount and Select Canon Cameras, BH # GI5101500 would connect to the 2.5mm port on the Panasonic S1R to allow the Epic Pro Head to be used with it.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2020-11-09


    Will this mount trigger an Olympus OMD EM-1 ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The GigaPan RM-UC1 Trigger Cable for the EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount, B&H # GI5104500, would be the correct cable to allow the GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount to trigger the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Does gigs-an epic pro work with Sony a7 Riv

    Does gigs-an epic pro work with Sony a7 Riv
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes the GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount is compatible with the Sony A7R4 camera.
    Answered by: Dan
    Date published: 2020-04-07


    Is it all right to mount this on a ball-head, or will the weight and multiple movements cause the head to slip.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I would suggest a direct mount to a tripod plate. Skip the swivel mounts. The unit does shake a bit with a heavy lens. I use heavy Manfrotto pods.
    Answered by: Bernhard W.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Can I take the pictures longer then 15 sec with ...

    Can I take the pictures longer then 15 sec with GigaPan EPIC Pro?
    Asked by: Loi
    Yes you can
    Answered by: vilson
    Date published: 2021-01-12


    where the latest firmware for Gigapan Epic Pro can be downloaded??
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The latest firmware can be downloaded directly from Gigapan's website.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Hi,I would like to know what is the best lens to use with the epic pro? Especially for subjects at distances of 500m or more. Also what is the biggest lens that the epic pro can accommodate if I'm using a Canon 1Dx camera?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It depends. Telephotos will give you detail, they will also foreshorten the depth. You need to balance between the two. Take shots of the main area of interest with different focal lengths to help you make that determination.
    Answered by: Charles G.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Is it possible to use Nikon's exposure delay mode ...

    Is it possible to use Nikon's exposure delay mode with this device?
    Asked by: Steve
    You can set a shutter delay through the mount so the camera can settle between shots. You wouldn't be using the in camera delay.
    Answered by: Ryan
    Date published: 2021-11-17
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