QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) Panoramas

    Not sure what a QuickTime VR Panorama is?  No problem.

    Its basically a still image you can scroll 360 degrees (with your mouse), from within the picture frame. Now you can see what’s behind the camera too! They are very popular with real estate sites, as well as some museums and travel sites.

    If you are on a Windoze PeeCee, you may need to down load and install Apple’s QuickTime to view these images.  It is free. Mac users have no worries, its part of the operating system.

    January 27th, 2010- This is a test… This is only a test…

    Please give this QTVR image time to fully load before playing with it.  I need feedback about this new feature so comments, good or bad and any suggestions you might have would be appreciated.  Thanx, the Scurvy Dog.. Arrg!!!!

    Original Post: ‘Mirador Piedra Degetau’

    Degetau’s Observation Stone.. QTVR Panorama Numero Uno:

    I use a Canon S80 (8MP) mounted to a  custom made panoramic bracket cobbled together from old flash gun parts, a compass and small bubble level.

    The bracket is mounted to a strong tripod. It takes about 12 clean shots stitched together to make one panorama. They have to be shot in rapid sequence to ‘freeze’ any action going on in the frame like clouds floating by.  There are simpler ‘one shot’ solu­tions out there, but they are much more expensive or are too ‘lowrez’ for me.

    I use Panorama Maker 5, PTlens and Photoshop software to create mine.

    This was the first QTVR Pano I had produced in several years so I had to establish a new ‘work flow’ based on this new combination of hardware/software.  I did ‘Photoshop’ out a light pole running up into the sky from the tall post in the background.  It was distracting.. Arrg!

    This page will eventually feature thumbnails and links to QuickTime VR Pano Posts. I’ll update as new ones are added.

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