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Using 360 Panorama from Occipital for panoramic photography

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One other app I like for shooting interactive 360 degree panos is 360 from Occipital. It also has some advanced features which are really nice for animation users with the ability to show the image in a couple of different layouts. Here's how it works. I'll just launch it, and, it's somewhat similar to Photosynth, in that you're going to be turning around, in a circle, to get the shot. All I do is line up with the initial start, frame it up, and I click Start, and I begin my pan. What's nice though is that I don't have to stop as much as I do with Photosynth.

Using 360 Panorama from Occipital for panoramic photography

One other app I like for shooting interactive 360 degree panos is 360 from Occipital. It also has some advanced features which are really nice for animation users with the ability to show the image in a couple of different layouts. Here's how it works. I'll just launch it, and, it's somewhat similar to Photosynth, in that you're going to be turning around, in a circle, to get the shot. All I do is line up with the initial start, frame it up, and I click Start, and I begin my pan. What's nice though is that I don't have to stop as much as I do with Photosynth.

You'll notice that I can just seamlessly turn around and it starts to stitch those. And so it's just basically a slow pan. Making it a little faster to build your shot, which is good on a windy day like today. I can go in either direction, and let's go down for the floor, turning in a small, relatively tight circle. And the shot is captured. Now once you've got that in the can, it's very easy. You can share it out to social networks, or save it off as a flattened panoramic, or in a rounded image type, as well.

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Shooting and Processing Panoramas

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Richard Harrington
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  1. 1m 40s
    1. Welcome
      36s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      35s
    3. Using the exercise files
      29s
  2. 2m 25s
    1. The end product
      1m 20s
    2. The objectives
      1m 5s
  3. 6m 25s
    1. Determining a target delivery size
      1m 5s
    2. What is field of view?
      1m 49s
    3. What is the nodal point?
      2m 33s
    4. Postprocessing choices for panoramic photography
      58s
  4. 8m 48s
    1. A solid tripod for panoramic photography
      1m 22s
    2. Choosing a tripod head
      2m 52s
    3. Lens choices for panoramic photography
      2m 15s
    4. Compensating for the nodal point
      2m 19s
  5. 4m 59s
    1. Shooting source images in JPEG format
      1m 49s
    2. Shooting source images in RAW format
      1m 21s
    3. Stitching in camera
      1m 49s
  6. 14m 21s
    1. Leveling the camera platform
      2m 17s
    2. Cleaning the lens
      3m 28s
    3. Locking exposure and focus
      1m 58s
    4. Shooting with overlap
      1m 50s
    5. Minimizing camera shake
      1m 43s
    6. A refresher on the exposure triangle
      3m 5s
  7. 8m 50s
    1. What is GigaPan?
      1m 46s
    2. Building the GigaPan platform
      2m 39s
    3. Framing and recording the shot with the GigaPan system
      4m 25s
  8. 5m 20s
    1. Why shoot an HDR panorama?
      1m 23s
    2. Setting up for the shot
      2m 27s
    3. Shooting the source images
      1m 30s
  9. 11m 49s
    1. Shooting a 360-degree panorama
      4m 20s
    2. Shooting handheld
      2m 6s
    3. Shooting panoramas using an iPhone
      1m 11s
    4. Using Photosynth for panoramic photography
      2m 59s
    5. Using 360 Panorama from Occipital for panoramic photography
      1m 13s
  10. 5m 48s
    1. Using a card wallet
      1m 8s
    2. Transferring data
      3m 22s
    3. Choosing a working drive
      1m 18s
  11. 8m 40s
    1. Using stacks in Adobe Bridge
      3m 35s
    2. Renaming and renumbering image sequences
      5m 5s
  12. 31m 30s
    1. Basic exposure with Camera Raw
      7m 10s
    2. Advanced recovery with Camera Raw
      7m 26s
    3. Reducing noise with Camera Raw
      3m 24s
    4. Removing dust with Camera Raw
      7m 2s
    5. Choosing a bit depth
      2m 21s
    6. Compensating for lens distortion
      4m 7s
  13. 1h 18m
    1. Initiating the Photomerge command from Bridge
      1m 29s
    2. Initiating the Photomerge command from Photoshop
      1m 47s
    3. Initiating the Photomerge command from Lightroom
      4m 16s
    4. Choosing an alignment method
      4m 37s
    5. Compensating for lens distortion
      7m 19s
    6. Blending the photos
      2m 51s
    7. Post-merge cleanup
      5m 44s
    8. Using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter to remove distortion
      4m 4s
    9. Merging the 360-degree panoramic photo
      10m 16s
    10. Merging the HDR panoramic photo
      13m 44s
    11. Merging the GigaPan panoramic photo
      5m 39s
    12. Using Photoshop filters to enhance panoramas
      3m 18s
    13. Using third-party filters to enhance panoramas
      9m 36s
    14. Additional third-party filters to enhance panoramas
      3m 49s
  14. 13m 36s
    1. Using the Photo Filter adjustment layer
      2m 5s
    2. Refining shadows and highlights
      4m 8s
    3. Improving contrast in panoramic photos
      2m 29s
    4. Adjusting vibrance in panoramic photos
      1m 26s
    5. Converting panoramas to black and white
      3m 28s
  15. 24m 40s
    1. Should you flatten a panorama?
      2m 47s
    2. Cropping a panoramic photo to a target size and resolution
      5m 23s
    3. Saving panoramas for printing
      3m 37s
    4. Saving panoramas for the web
      12m 53s
  16. 58s
    1. Goodbye
      58s

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