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Old Mar 31, 2004, 8:53 PM   #1
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Hello everyone.

I was referred to this site by the folks over at kaidan.com.

I am completely clueless as to where to begin. Our company develops websites for other people and we would like to offer 360 panoramic shots. (Quicktime VR)

Ideally, we would like a spherical shot (360 vertical and horizontal), but if it ends up being too pricy, we'll settle for the standard 360 shot.

If anyone has any good recommendations for some affordable equipment (without loss of quality), I would really appreciate it.

We're looking to do indoor and outdoor shots.
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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You can find all sorts of info on producing 360x180 panos, and some good results, on the web. The best I've seen are at http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/%7Ebe...ual/index.html
The tutorial link on that page is broken: it should be http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/%7Ebe...360/index.html

When you say "too pricy", what do you mean? Enough to rule out the Kaidan one-shot system (http://www.kaidan.com/Detail.bok?no=101)?
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I was thinking too pricey being several thousand dollars. If the 360 One VR can do 360 vertical and horizontal shots for only $749.95, then I would consider buying it.

I really appreciate your information. Which OS's does this software work for?
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According to Steve's review (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/360one.html), "PhotoWarp was designed for the Apple Mac OS X platform and supports Mac OS 9, Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. " That is almost two years old so check Kaidan's site for current info.

One thing to keep in mind is that those panos are fairly low resolution. Just fine for the web, but you are not going to make large prints from them. 4x14.4" would likely be pushing past what is reasonable.
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