On this page we'll see how to create a 360 degree video from a sequence of cylindrical panoramas.
Out of the many programs we know that create movies from sequences of images we choose to download :
The first step is to create a scene by displayiong the Scene menu and clicking on Add :
We see next that the scene has been created :
We need then to locate the folder with the image sequence for which we'll click on the button shown in the image below :
Then a dialog window opens where we can browse to the location of our folder prior to confirm the selection by clicking on OK :
We can see the choosen location is selected :
Now we must introduce into the Sequence format input box the filename type for the program to look for to add to the sequence. Each # symbol represents a digit and since our files are named just consecutive four digit figures and are all of .png format for our example we must type ####.png. Once defined the sequence format we'll click on Scan frames so that the program will identify the image files to be inserted into the movie we intend to create :
The scanning is very fast and after a few moments we'll be shown the preview of the first frame of the sequence. Besides it we find some tools that let us limit the sequence by marking any frame as the first frame for the sequence and another one as the last. This time we will not use these commands :
By displaying the Movie menu we can click on the Settings item :
Then a secondary window opens with the available options for this task. In the corresponding input boxes we'll introduce the data according to our example, this is, we'll define a location for the new movie we are about to create and define for it the same height and width as the source images we are using, ie, the equalized panoramas we count on. As a frame rate we'll introduce 30 Frames per second since this is the same frecuency we had set when recording the source movies and having these in mind we have created sequences of 900 frames to give rise to scenes thirty seconds long each :
After accepting we can go back to the same Movie menu to click on Generate movie :
Then the program prompts us for our preferences on saving the new video. We'll display the menu to apply to our movie some kind of compression to make it lighter :
From the list of available codecs we'll choose, for our example, the Microsoft Windows Media Video codec :
Clicking on OK we confirm our selection and get the movie creation process started :
While this is conducted, a progress indicator shows us the process :
Finally an alert tells us that the video creation process has completed succesfully and shows us technical details of it :
In the location we had choosen a few step up the page and named as we had decided we find the newly created movie :
This is what the movie just created would look like if we played it the conventional way :
You can download this video_compilado.avi (102 Mb) file.
However, our job is still not done since we want to add to our movie properties it's still missing.
Quake Video Maker
|Plattaforms :||Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP.|
|Open source :||No.|
|Weight :||947 Kb.|
|Version in tutorial :||QVM-1.4.2-Setup.exe.|
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360 Degree Interactive Panoramas
In Three Easy Steps
After reading this tutorial you'll be able to create your first 360 degree interactive photography with the camera you already have :
1 - Photograph
Take one or more pictures of the place you want to show.
2 - Edit
Convert your pictures into 360 degree panoramas.
3 - Publish
Make your panoramas interactive and available to the world on the internet.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a 360 degree interactive panorama is worth a thousand pictures...
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