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Old Yesterday, 06:32 AM
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Joseph, here's a video of the pano of you're picture.

Josephs Field (0 min 58 sec)


The horizon is not near level. Did you use a tripod? You took a lot of pictures! If you get a 8mm fisheye lens you can get the whole field with sky and ground in only 6 pictures which would make post processing much easier. I'm looking at a new camera and fisheye lens but I can't afford it now I just bought a new computer and a Scale Fuselage for my Walkera 450 helicopter!! But I want to get a good camera soon. If you have an I-Phone they make fisheye attachments for it. That would be the cheapest way to go but it would not produce as clear pictures.
If you look at FLICKR equirectangular pool there are 13000 some equirectangular pictures that is where I've been getting my images till I produce my own. Some posters there allow creative use of their images. They often tell you what camera and lens even how many photos they took and if it was handheld. That should be your next step look at some pictures there and look at the stats and comments.
PS: I could edit your image and put the missing parts of the sky in. And even fix some parts of the ground. But with the horizon not being level it would not be good. I believe I read somewhere that Hugin can fix horizon problems.
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 AM
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Fisheye is not only good :-) resolution decreases alot. And they are quite distorted so PP might not be eaiser. A tripod and a normal wideangle is what I have come up works best. I use a 24mm equivalent focal lenght. On a leveled tripod. In portrait mode (!) I end up with 8 photos per turn. Three turns to cover height also. That makes 24 photos in total and then I get good resolution also.
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 AM
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Most of the really good equirectangular 360 x 180 degree photos are taken with a fisheye lens!! A good fisheye does not have poor resolution and captures 180 degrees. In Hugin you have to put in the lens information focal length. The fisheye distortion is straightened out by Hugin.
But you are absolutely right Danny a wideangle will work fine!!

Alexandre Duret Lutz has posted hundreds Equirectangular photos he uses a 10mm fisheye and took 8 pictures for this photo.
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Old Yesterday, 05:26 PM
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Hello Todd,

Thank you for taking a look at my effort, I did use a Tripod and I think Photoshop has distorted things.

I have another image which is only two rows of the group I took and it is attached. In this case Photoshop has made it into a straight panorama and not twisted it.

So to go forward, if I was to get your help by sending you the individual files, as mentioned there are 132 images and each is a 350DPI in resolution, each image is 5184 x 3888 pixels in size, what would be the ideal size and resolution you would need to create the site?

I can then resize them and find a way to send them to you so you could weave your magic? What do you think.

Regards, JosephR.


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Joseph, here's a video of the pano of you're picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCau...ature=youtu.be

The horizon is not near level. Did you use a tripod? You took a lot of pictures! If you get a 8mm fisheye lens you can get the whole field with sky and ground in only 6 pictures which would make post processing much easier. I'm looking at a new camera and fisheye lens but I can't afford it now I just bought a new computer and a Scale Fuselage for my Walkera 450 helicopter!! But I want to get a good camera soon. If you have an I-Phone they make fisheye attachments for it. That would be the cheapest way to go but it would not produce as clear pictures.
If you look at FLICKR equirectangular pool there are 13000 some equirectangular pictures that is where I've been getting my images till I produce my own. Some posters there allow creative use of their images. They often tell you what camera and lens even how many photos they took and if it was handheld. That should be your next step look at some pictures there and look at the stats and comments.
PS: I could edit your image and put the missing parts of the sky in. And even fix some parts of the ground. But with the horizon not being level it would not be good. I believe I read somewhere that Hugin can fix horizon problems.
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Old Today, 11:16 AM
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Hi Joseph as it stands right now I wouldn't be able to stitch the photos together because I'm not good at Hugin. My dad has a digital SLR that I'm going to get a Fisheye lens for and learn how to do hugin with only 6 imagaes I think that would be easier.
If you could get a wide angle lens for you camera you could reduce the number of pictures needed. There is a site on the internet somewhere that can calculate how many pictures you need with the type of lens you are using. I think any program would have trouble with 132 images if you get a wide angle you could reduce the number to 50 or less as Danny Swe stated he only takes 24 pictures. He could probably assist you better with Hugin some people use a payware program called PTGUI which may be a little easier at creating the Equirectangular image from your photos. If you get to where you could make the Equirectangular image I will definitely make a Phoenix site for you. I can do it in under an hour and post it up here. I would put collisions on all the obstacles for you, basically you have to build boxes around them and draw the site out on Phoenix builder here is an example pic of what I'm talking about.
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