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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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..."