Workshop materials


Larger versions of the images and the videofile (560 MB)


The script for the video.


A test where we use hotspots in video:

home.hib.no/mediesenter/360_skauen/


Our campus in 360 still image spheres:

home.hib.no/mediesenter/360_kronstad/campuskronstad.html


And an example from Flesland airport:

flesland360.no


Various cameras give different output. For the video to the right we used Nikon's Keymission. This camera gives video that can be edited directly in any video editor that is able to handle 4K resolution. You can use a really simple editor, like MPEGStreamclip.


After editing the video one have to inject the correct metadata, to make players like YouTube know to treat this video as a sphere. Google provides a tool that does this, called Spatial metadata Injector.


If you want to work with more complex interactivity you can downolad a trial version of Kolor Panotour. A more simple alternative is makevt.com.


Here you can see five of the shots from the video above, published as individual files and merged in a playlist. I you like you can play with the individual files:

When it comes to editing still images we can use online services like Pixlr.com. It makes your task much easier if you record all the images you are going to use with the same camera. This ensures the same focal length and  image size, and it becomes quite easy to edit several images into one. 


The fastest way to test this is perhaps using street-sphere.appspot.com, which generates the necessary code. To make other online viewers able to handle the image as a sphere you will need to add metadata. Exif Fixer seems to do the trick. You will have to use a tool like Exif Fixer, to provide the necessary metadata, before you can use Google's service.


Adding metadata

 


Working this way we can merge pictures like these:


The manipulated result might be something like this. The lower part from the map-model and the upper part from the actual terrain:



 This image becomes like this when seen with a proper viewer.

Spheric images from the video


We can work in a similar manner with images from the video above:

 
   
   
   
   
   

Two images combined into a new scene:

Or as a further manipulated image:


Working with makevt.com

makevt.com is a free service that takes care of the visual side of navigating between still image spheres.