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AirPano is a not-for-profit project focused on high-resolution spherical panorama shots from a birds eye view. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas and virtual tours in the world by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet. There are nearly two thousand 360 panoramas on our website at the moment.

Why did AirPano choose Nikon

11.12.2014

There are continuous debates concerning which camera is the best. Sometimes they even turn into fights between admirers of one or another brand. The aim of this article is not to find out which lenses are the best, which brands tend to have bluish tones and which to have yellowish ones, or to give our preference to a particular model. We shall tell you why we have chosen Nikon. We would like to underline that our project has very special purposes: we shoot panoramas from the air. That is why we have special requirements for our technique.

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Shooting technique of spherical stereo panorama

23.04.2013

We shot a lot of spherical panoramas in various parts of the globe: these panoramas are often complex and unique and allow the viewer to visit the most interesting and inaccessible places on our planet. In addition, our viewer can look at the sights from the most incredible angles that were previously simply not accessible. But so far nobody was able to make a spherical panorama with a 3D image. Nevertheless, we managed to solve this seemingly unsolvable problem!

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Interactive 360 object movie

18.09.2012

VR (virtual reality) movies are the result of a series of images taken of a subject from multiple angles and positions. We tried to use this technolofy from a helicopter...

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Forest waterfall, 360 video panorama

18.09.2012

We thought, why not add falling water itself to the picture? As a result, we combined a high-resolution static spherical panorama with a video of a forest waterfall to show the natural beauty of the place.

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Spherical 360 Video, Test Shooting

10.10.2011

This article was not written as an ordinary manual for spherical videos shooting but as a story of our experiments on this issue including all the mistakes made, even curious ones, and lyrical digressions.

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Spherical panoramas night shooting using external pole

16.03.2011

Technically shooting of spherical panoramas from a window could be quite difficult, especially if it is happening in the evening. In this article we will share the technique of shooting of such panoramas and we will tell about how we did the tour "New York, I love you..."

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Panoramas and 3D Virual Tours of the Most Beautiful Places Around the World:     Guilin National Park, China   •   Masai-Mara, Kenya   •   Petra, Jordan   •   Antarctica, Antarctica   •   Antarctica, Antarctica   •   Cinque Terre, Italy, Italy   •   Dubai, UAE   •   360 video, Grand Canyon, USA   •   360 video, Grozny, Russia   •   Holland, Holland   •   Plosky Tolbachik Volcano , Russia   •   Porto, Portugal   •   360 video, mount Elbrus, Russia   •   UAE, UAE   •   Australia, Australia   •   Great Barrier Reef, Australia   •   Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Mont Saint-Michel Abbay, France   •   Abu Dhabi, UAE, UAE   •   Acropolis, Athens, Greece   •   Ay-Petri, Russia   •   Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia   •   Amsterdam, Holland   •   Amsterdam, Holland   •   Angel falls, Venezuela   •   Angkor Wat, Cambodia   •   Antarctica, Antarctica   •   Antarctica, Antarctica   •   South Georgia Island, British overseas territory   •   Buenos Aires, Argentina   •   Mariana Trench, Mariana Islands   •   Athens, Greece   •   Bagan, Myanmar   •   Bagan, Myanmar   •   Bangkok, Thailand   •   Barcelona, Spain   •   Beijing, China, China   •   Berlin, Germany, Germany   •   Moscow Kremlin, Russia   •   Bromo volcano, Java, Indonesia   •   Bryce Canyon, USA   •   Buenos Aires, Argentina   •   Cancun, Mexico   •   Cannes, French Riviera, France   •   Cape Good Hope, South Africa   •   Cappadocia, Turkey   •   Casablanca, Morocco, Morocco   •   Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic   •   Chicago, Illinois, USA   •   Chicago, Illinois, USA   •   Corcovado, Brazil   •   Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, Russia   •   Venezuela, Surroundings of Angel Falls, Venezuela   •   Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Cortona, Italy   •   Crimea, Russia   •   Manhattan, New York, USA   •   Delhi, India   •   The Caribbean, Dominican Republic   •   Dubai, United Arab Emirates   •   Paris, France   •   Ethiopia, Ethiopia   •   Everest, Nepal   •   Everest, Nepal   •   Fiordland, New Zealand   •   Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia   •   Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland   •   Lake Bogoria, Kenya   •   Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Russia   •   Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia   •   Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic   •   Flooding, Germany   •   Florence, Italy   •   Fussen Town, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany   •   Gigapanorama of Moscow from the Ostankino Tower, Russia   •   Moscow Region, Russia   •   Suzdal, Russia   •   Ivanovo, Russia   •   Kostroma, Russia   •   Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia   •   Rostov, Russia   •   Sergiyev Posad, Russia   •   Vladimir, Russia   •   Yaroslavl, Russia   •   Grand Canyon, USA   •   Manhattan, New York, USA   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Egyptian Pyramids, Egypt   •   The Great Wall of China, China   •   Cape-Town, South Africa   •   Halong Bay, Vietnam   •   Oahu, Hawaii, USA   •   Manhattan, New York, USA   •   Langisjor and Veidivotn, Iceland   •   Holland, Holland   •   Hollywood, California, USA   •   Jerusalem, Israel   •   Hong Kong, China   •   Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA   •   Ilulissat, Greenland   •   Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon, Iceland   •   Iceland, the best, Iceland   •   Iguasu Falls, Argentina   •   Iceland, Iceland   •   Irkutsk, Russia   •   Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan   •   Kargopol, Russia, Russia   •   Kathmandu, Nepal   •   Kazan, Russia   •   Kiev, Ukraine   •   Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia   •   Lake Baikal, Russia   •   Lake Powell, USA   •   Las Vegas, USA   •   Las Vegas, USA   •   Pisa, Tuscany, Italy   •   Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil   •   Lisbon, Portugal   •   Los Angeles, California, USA   •   Machu Picchu, Peru   •   Madrid, Spain   •   Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Maldives, Maldives   •   Chichen Itza, Mexico   •   Tikal, Guatemala   •   Meteora, Greece, Greece   •   Mexico, Mexico   •   Miami, USA   •   MKAD, Moscow, Russia   •   Easter Island, Chile   •   Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand   •   Mono Lake, California, USA   •   Kotor Bay, Montenegro   •   Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Moscow, Kremlin, Russia   •   Moscow City, Russia   •   Moscow City, Russia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Moscow Kremlin, Russia   •   Moscow, MSU, Russia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Krokus Expo Center, Moscow, Russia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   City of Capitals, Russia   •   Istanbul, Turkey   •   Mount Elbrus, Russia   •   Naarden, Holland   •   Jiuzhaigou, China   •   Nazca Lines, Peru   •   New Jerusalem Monastery, Russia   •   Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, USA   •   Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, USA   •   Manhattan, New York, USA   •   Niagara Falls, USA   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Norwegian Fjords, Norway   •   Novodevichy Convent. Moscow, Russia   •   Grimsvotn, Iceland   •   Orda Cave, Russia   •   Orvieto, Italy   •   Ramenki, Moscow, Russia   •   Paris, France   •   Petra, Jordan   •   Prague, Czech Republic   •   Reykjavik, Iceland   •   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil   •   Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil   •   Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Roman Colosseum, Italy   •   Romw, Italy   •   Saint Petersburg, Russia   •   Saint Petersburg, Russia   •   San Francisco, California, USA   •   Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA   •   San Juan and Colorado rivers, USA   •   Goosenecks, Utah, USA   •   Oia, Greece   •   Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazil   •   Seattle, USA   •   Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia   •   Shanghai, China   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar   •   Siena, Italy   •   Kremlin, Moscow, Russia   •   Sankt Moritz, Switzerland   •   Elbrus, Russia   •   Statue of Liberty, New York, USA   •   Manhattan, New York, USA   •   Swaminarayan Akshardham, India   •   Sydney, Australia   •   Sydney, Australia   •   Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia   •   Taj Mahal, India   •   Teotihuacan, Mexico   •   The Drakensberg, South Africa   •   White Sea, Russia   •   Palpa, Peru   •   Great Barrier Reef, Australia   •   The Iguazu Falls, Brazil   •   Mauritius, Mauritius   •   The Land of Bears, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia, Russia   •   Matterhorn, Switzerland   •   Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Australia   •   Blue Lagoon, Iceland   •   The Qiandaohu Lake, China   •   Trinity Lavra of Sait Sergius, Russia   •   North Pole, North Pole   •   Cramp fish, Maldives   •   Maldives, Maldives   •   Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia, Russia   •   Valencia, Spain   •   Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Varanasi, India, India   •   Italy, Vatican   •   Venice, Italy   •   Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Victoria Falls, Zambia   •   Vienna, Austria   •   Cape Town, RSA   •   Dubai, UAE   •   Toronto, Canada   •   Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany   •   Volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Kamchatka, Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, Russia   •   Waterfalls, Iceland   •   Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia   •   Sochi, Russia   •   Yellowstone National Park, USA   •   Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces, China   •   Matterhorn-Cervino, Switzerland   •  

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