Newly back to PTAssembler after several years away. On my old XP machine I could automatically stitch 3 x 8 panos with good results. I upgraded to Win 7 64 bit and am running latest PTA in x86 mode.
I'm trying to stitch a set of verticals of a Mt. St. Helens vista, 2x28 shots, each 8 MB jpegs. I used a tripod and a Manfrotto 303SPH head. The dawn light was changing rapidly, so when I got back to the start of the second row, there was about a 2 stop exposure difference (which I assume is easily within the range of TuFuse). When I look at the individual images in Lightroom, they seem to be an obvious continuous series, 2 rows of 28 each. The images are sharp, but AutoCreate isn't giving me a panoramic output. The PTA program runs fast. I'm guessing I've got some setting wrong, but I can't locate the problem.
1. 2x3 images at left selected, cylindrical projection, all other settings at default, AutoPreview => ACPD =.0036%, jumble of images, some stitched, but some foreground up in sky, etc.
2. All images selected, cylindrical projection, all other settings at default, AutoPreview => ACPD =.0036%, same jumble of images.
3. All images selected, rectilinear projection, autoalign w/ defaults => single row pano with 2 images (maybe some adjoining blends): first image (#1) and last image of first row (#28), nothing in between. No control points found for most images
4. Same as 3 but equirectangular projection; same result.
Saw some error messages flashing by in DOS window, but not sure how to retrieve that info.
Output is so weird I assume I must be making some basic error. Can someone point me in a more productive direction?