How to use the Panorama Creation Tool with the VB-C50FSi/VB-C50FS

Article ID: ART104754 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


How to use the Panorama Creation Tool with the VB-C50FSi/VB-C50FS


Panorama Creation Tool

The Panorama Creation Tool is used to take and create panorama pictures from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Once created, the panorama pictures can be viewed when accessed from the viewer.

Panorama Creation Tool Display Screen

An overview of the functions of the GUI displayed when the Panorama Creation Tool starts up is shown below.

1. "Display Connect Information" button - Displays the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR's connection information in a dialog box.

2. "Reload Camera Information" button - Loads camera information and panorama information. If VB-C50i/VB-C50iR settings were changed after this tool was started up, this button can be used to get the latest information.

3. "Update Panorama Image" button - Sends panorama pictures to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and reloads them. After taking a panorama shot, be sure to click this button.

4. Camera Selection box - In this selection box, cameras for capturing panorama pictures can be changed or selected from the cameras connected to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.

5. Camera model and captured date display - Displays the model of camera currently connected and the date the panorama picture was taken, if it has been captured.

6. Panorama picture display - Shows the panorama picture that was captured.

7. "Capture" button - Captures panorama pictures.

8 "Remove image" button - Deletes panorama pictures.

9. Position of AE Lock switching -Switches AE lock position between "Center" and "Current position". The AE Lock function captures pictures based on the brightness of the selected position.

10 Backlight adjust switching - Adjusts backlight when "On" is selected. When switched on, it is effective on images that are dark due to backlight.


Since the range that can be captured varies with the type of camera, the display ranges of the panorama pictures are different.

Capturing Panorama Pictures


The entire panorama picture area is displayed during capturing. If the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is accessed from the viewer and pictures are viewed, even when view restrictions have been set, there is a possibility that third parties that were originally not intended to see the pictures may see them. Please keep this sufficiently in mind when capturing and displaying panorama pictures.

1. In the Camera Selection box, select the camera to be used for capturing, select the AE lock position and whether or not to use backlight adjustment, then click the "Capture" button.
2. Capturing starts.

To stop capturing while it is in progress, click the "Stop" button.

3. When capturing ends and the picture is satisfactory, click the "OK" button. Panorama creation can be discarded, or the AE lock position or backlight adjustment settings can be changed by clicking the "Cancel" button. When clicked, the captured picture is discarded and the initial screen returns To capture the picture again, click the "Recapture" button. Or, a square section in the displayed grid can be captured again by double-clicking on that section.

Updating/Deleting Panorama Pictures

When capturing ends, the panorama picture is reflected when it is sent to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and loaded. Update is also necessary when a panorama picture is deleted.

To Update

1. Click the "Update Panorama Image" button.

Or choose "Update Panorama Image" from the "Server" menu.

When the panorama picture is updated, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR automatically restarts and the connection with VB Administration Tools is cut. A dialog box asking whether or not to reconnect to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR appears after the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR restarts. Reconnection occurs when the "OK" button is clicked. You can exit the Panorama Creation Tool while still connected or without reconnecting to the VB-C50i/VBC50iR.

To Delete

1. Click the "Remove image" button and then the "Update Panorama Image" button. The panorama picture saved in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is deleted.



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