iPhone + Pano2VR + Facebook 360º
Photography has evolved with new technology that can enhance the interpretive experience. It’s now possible to look at landscapes from a new 360º perspective with embedded photos and informational “hot spots”. FaceBook now interfaces with some 360º images. I shot this with a iPhone 6S, and stitched it with the Google Street View app. It was output with Pano2VR.
- 3D minié ball was extruded with PS 3D and embedded in a Pano2VR patch
- Output was Equirectangular .jpg file (8704 × 4352 px)
- WordPress Website / Genesis Theme
- Pano2VR 5.0
- Google Street View App
- iPhone 6S
- Tripod with a MeFoto camera mount
As I look at new camera’s, the iPhone 6S is still the best bang for the buck for outdoor 3D . For indoor, or close-quarters shots, the parallax error induced by the position of the iPhone camera lens creates distortion of linear lines. The best results are with a DSLR and a camera mount with a fixed nodal point. Nodal Nija has a good one for around $350 USD. The Giga Pan Pro has an automated robotic tripod mount for $1000.
How to make a 360º tour with an iPhone:
Athens of the South Virtual Tours
Imagery by Bob Henderson