Archive - May 2016

Eagle Rock 360 Spherical Pano

I have been a bit busy and only get to fly my drones during the weekend.  I went to my favorite spot the other day to reflect and think about life and a few other things that have recently happened.

I wanted to share my spot with the rest of you so I did a 360 Pano of the area.  It was a beautiful day and I hope you enjoy this.  Please feel free to share on social media or with friends.

This is Eagle Rock, near Tahoe City and is a easy hike to get up with awesome views!

Until the next time..

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DJI Osmo 360 Pano

As you guys may or may not know, I have been messing around with both aerial 360 panos and ground panos.  This one is a test using the DJI Osmo along with a tripod and some great open source software Drone Pan.

This is a full 360 pano which I took on the east side of Lake Tahoe and I figured it would be a great way to showcase a first attempt at doing this.

Here is the current basic process, I will do a more in depth review of my process, which im still tweaking.

Basic Process.

  • Connect Osmo to DJI App
  • Set some manual settings for your location, pan around a bit to find hot spots and reduce the iso/shutter/etc to your liking.
  • Open up the Drone Pan app (free from the app stores)
  • Click create pano start button and let it go.
  • Note it will not capture a lot of the ground where its standing so you might have to take extra photos or fix in photoshop.
  • I then use lightroom to try to adjust all the 25 images to the right color, saturation etc to my liking.  Choose a good photo set the settings and copy to all.  This is not prefect.
  • Go home and then use some stitching software to create your 360 pano.  PTGUI, AutoPano Pro or you can try the free Hugin software.  Note for the mac it hasnt been updated in ages and results from software may vary.  I find autopano pro does the best job most of the times.
  • When your satisifed with your pano, I use Pano2VR software (yes, yet another thing to buy or try) to build our the html 5 pages for viewing.
  • Rinse and repeat this to find your own way.

Here is the final result..

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Please leave any feedback, suggestions or comments below and share this if you like it!

Cheers!

 

360 Pano test from my Inspire 1 Drone

So its been a long time since I posted and I have been quite busy with my new Tech Startup Likemoji (currently in stealth mode) here in the Lake Tahoe area.  We also had a great winter so I haven’t had much time to take out my drones.  Currently im working on a project where I will be creating 360 panos around Lake Tahoe and displaying them in a virtual tour.

Here is a complete WIP test of Eagle Rock near Tahoe City.  This is a great little hike with some amazing views once at the top.  This has a few issues since I couldn’t get the proper exposure lock on the camera so when you rotate around towards the mountains you see some sort of grayish fading in.  This is all just a work in progress but thought I would share my example and look for more to come.

Feel free to post comments below.

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