How to shoot and make QTVRs?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by noelister, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. noelister macrumors 6502

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  3. noelister thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks that will come in handy.

    Next, I would like to find out what type of equipment that is needed. I have looked at the 360Precision Pano head but it is out of my price range. Are there alternatives to this? Also what type of lens would work?

    Thanks again
     
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    Just using a stiching program. Take the images as wide as you can without too much edge warping (forgettng techniqule term here). I've done some pretty nice 360 straight on panos outside using 24 pictures :eek: :D

    Indoors becomes a lot harder to stitch tough, because the edge warping is more pronounced. Still, try stitching first, it's a lot cheaper than buying a lens that you may not need.

    ~Earendil
     
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    I am slightly interested in this too. If someone can post a walkthrough or something.
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Rotating the camera exactly through the optical center is onlt required if there ae object in the frame that are very close to the camera. Start with a scenic subject where the closes objects are 20 or more feet away. You can even hand hold the camera but a tripod and a short 6 inch spirt level helps.

    That Pano head is "way overkill"
     
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    How so?
     
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    It's a perfect camera - read the tutorials and mess abotu a bit and I'll try and get in touch when I get back on Monday. ;) Kekus has some excellent tutorials as well.
     
  10. noelister thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alrighty thanks! Just send me a PM or something
     
  11. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Eric Rougier made a cool movie on how to make QTVR's. Thread about it here.
     

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