Object of Desire: GigaPan EPIC Pro V

January 27, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

GigaPan EPIC Pro V

While 360-degree cameras are all the rage, even the most advanced isn’t up to the task of creating truly gigantic gigapixel images. For that, you need to call in the robots, like GigaPan’s new EPIC Pro V. A successor to the EPIC Pro, the V is a robotic camera mount that can hold up to 10 pounds of camera and lens. The big advancement from the original EPIC Pro is compatibility with video recording. The Pro V can horizontally rotate a camera through a full 360-degrees and vertically by 180-degrees during video recording (you’ll need to start and stop recording manually). You can also pan on two axes with speed control: You set the start and finish positions and program how long you’d like the pan to last, then let the Pro V do its thing. Also new is a motion time-lapse mode, which lets you select beginning and end positions, the duration of your time-lapse and the number of images you’d like to shoot. Time-lapse mode also supports two axes panning with 360-degrees of horizontal movement and 180 degrees of vertical or diagonal rotation. The GigaPan can be mounted to a tripod with either a 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 thread. You can use GigaPan Stitch software to stitch your images into a single, pixel-popping panorama.

PRICE: $995