Re: Solutions for producing fulldome video?
- dear Kenneth ,
james cameron " Avatar " said later in a lecture that you can
maximize your smoothness and quality of a footage by capturing it in 60 Fps or
48 , that he test them at 8K resolution with 4K footage and it was V.Good " he
said " . so i think you can work on it . using 5 cameras techniques or what we i
call " Fisheyes " :) is a very good techniques specially that you can stitch
the output images with Pineapple Solution :
Good Luck ,
Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor
Planetarium Post-Production artist
From: dsm_clark <dmerrell@...>
Sent: Mon, May 30, 2011 7:34:39 PM
Subject: [fulldome] Re: Solutions for producing fulldome video?
Most 3D packages come with, what could be best thought of as a digital lens.
There are certain restrictions and penalties in render time that come with using
them. If you render a full sphere out, the "Little Planet" plug in for after
effects will let you render out the hemisphere for your system. It also lets you
change the angle after you've rendered. Typically it doesn't come with as many
restrictions as the az-eq digital lenses.
As far as real-world capturing, you're getting into a world of hurt. The RED can
use full hemispherical lenses, but what I've seen done with it, you end up with
a lot of noise and not that great of resolution. You aren't using a lot of the
space on the sensor. An array of cameras is your best bet, but that also comes
with the problem of keeping the exposure the same across them. There is software
from imaging companies like Point Grey that can harmonize the cameras. Other
companies that make "frame grabbers" for machine vision are capable of capturing
a harmonized view also. Stitching the frames together afterword is really
> -Ladybug multi lens camera... very portable but low rez and I think still 15fps.Correct, the LadyBug-3 is 16fps.
You can improve on that with flow frame interpolation.
Some examples from video scenes from a current project can be found here
Note these won't hang around for too long).
These are exported as 3000 pixel, real effective resolution is somewhat lower. The nice thing is one can pan as a post process since all 360 is captured.
There are some other multiple camera rigs, for example you can build your own with 4,5,6 canon eos5D MkII, wide angle lens. If you want to have a single nodal point for perfect stitching then use planar mirrors....as an example see the mirror approach used for "Versailles 360
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- Thanks for linking the youtube video of Versailles 360. Their mirror camera
rig is quite interesting and a fresh spin on the matter.
Does anyone have any more information or experience with creating this type
of camera rig?
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On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Paul <paul.bourke@...> wrote:
> > -Ladybug multi lens camera... very portable but low rez and I think still
> > 15fps.
> Correct, the LadyBug-3 is 16fps.
> You can improve on that with flow frame interpolation.
> Some examples from video scenes from a current project can be found here
> Note these won't hang around for too long).
> These are exported as 3000 pixel, real effective resolution is somewhat
> lower. The nice thing is one can pan as a post process since all 360 is
> There are some other multiple camera rigs, for example you can build your
> own with 4,5,6 canon eos5D MkII, wide angle lens. If you want to have a
> single nodal point for perfect stitching then use planar mirrors....as an
> example see the mirror approach used for "Versailles 360
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