360 degree panorama gear

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Pat Cooney, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Pat Cooney

    Pat Cooney Guest

    Hi all,

    I have been hired to take some 360 degree QTVR photos for a client.
    I currently am using a manfrotto QTVR head that works great for most
    of the images my client wants, but there is one image in particular
    that I'm concerned about.

    The image requires a lot of people to be in the shot, and to be in
    movement when photoed, if that makes any sense. It's a photo of a
    train station, and he wants people stepping off and on the train and
    milling about the station, but done in a 360 degree panoramic shot.

    I have no clue how to do this with the tradition way of rotating the
    camera 20 degrees or whatever and shooting photo after photo.

    I recently purchased a mirror apparatus that fits onto the lens of
    the camera and allows me to take a 360 photo with one shot from VR
    interactive (www.vri.ca). This idea seemed perfect because then I
    could capture all sorts of motion without worrying about how to stitch
    it. The problem is, the mirror is of poor quality and I'll never been
    able to capture a nice, high res image using it.

    I was wondering if any of you had any ideas, maybe on a mirror type
    apparatus of higher quality or of a technique using the tradtional 360
    pano head that would allow me to capture that motion.

    Thanks in advance.

    Pat Cooney, Jul 12, 2004
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    dadiOH Guest

    Maybe a Cirkut camera? Don't think that would give you 360 though...


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  3. There are mirrors that let you do 360 cylinders in one shot; see
    Drop by
    Select Panoramas, then select Worldwide Panorama Day -- it's a fullscreen
    pano in the middle of a group of protestors. Compare that with your
    Phil Stripling, Jul 13, 2004
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    leo Guest

    What systems (and how big) are used in the Z360 site? Those are a lot more
    sophisticated than Kaidan/0-360's.
    leo, Jul 13, 2004
  5. I dunno. Drop them a line and ask.
    Phil Stripling, Jul 13, 2004
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