3. Pano2QTVR

Now that you have the equirectangular image, start Pano2QTVR and “Create a new Project”.

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Next, select the equirectangular image using the “..”. Then click on “Convert to Cubic”.

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I personally use JPEG but you can use TIFF if you want to. JPEG smaller file size, TIFF bigger files size but loss lesser details.

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Now you see 6 JPG images are created. We’ll just be working with “cube_5”.

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Feed this image into Photoshop together with the nadir.jpb fro mthe zip file you have downloaded.

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Photoshopping

Select Crop and select out the area that we’ll use to cover the “hole”.

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Move, turn around the image that you will use to cover the hole till it cover the area perfectly. You can use the Opacity level to lower down the opacity so you can see through the image and adjust. Remember to set it back to 100% when done.

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Now to clean up the edges. Use Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All.Next select the brush tool.

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When that’s done, it’s a good time to add your signature.

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Merge all layers (in photoshop Ctrl + Shift + E)

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Save cube5 and let’s go back to Pano2QTVR.

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Nothing to Select or change just click “Convert to Equirectangular” now. Use a different filename and click OK.

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Pano2QTVR will reimport all the 6 cubes including cube 5 that we have edited and recreate the final equirec image.

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The difference:

Before:

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The final, no more holes.

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Now the exciting part. We’ll be creating the actual pano Quicktime movie. Select the Settings tab in Pano2QTVR. Enter 800 x 450 in Window size, Enable Protection tick, Normal Quality for motion and click Create.

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After running through some scriptts…

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the movie will be generated.

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2 Replies to “3. Pano2QTVR”

  1. Hi,

    I still trying to prefect the nadir shot and having hard time to figure out what is the best way. I read on some site says :

    “Now take the camera off the tripod and hold it as close as possible
    to its mounted position, looking straight down at the ground. Trying
    very hard not to move the camera, move the tripod away and take the
    last photo. It’s important not to move and to maintain the correct
    angle to the ground. Make sure the camera strap doesn’t hang down
    into your picture and keep your feet as far out of the way as
    possible…
    Yes, this is the hardest part. Don’t give up…”

    is this how you do it ?

    Have you try it with any fisheye before? how do you de-fish it then ? tq.

    Daley.

  2. Hi daleylay, taking the nadir is generally quite easy, just hand hold and roughly will do since you only need a small portion of the final image. The hard part is trying long exposure as it’s hard to hand hold at 1/5 secs, at least for me. I know of some who has very steady hands that can hold up to 1 sec of shutter speed.

    Simply, hold the camera in as close to the original position to when it is mounted to your pano head and remove the whole thing while holding on to your camera. Make sure your legs are not within the area and snap away. Then follow the steps to use Photoshop to cover the bottom area.

    Time has been a real luxury to me this few months and thus the reason why I am using a mirror ball (tinyurl.com/24e9nr) to cover my nadir/ tripod on my last few panos.

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