01/20 2022

Equipment for shooting 360° panoramas and virtual tours

The question of choosing equipment for shooting spherical panoramas and creating virtual tours is one of the most important for a photographer - a panoramic photographer. On the TrueVirtualTours website, you have access to examples of work performed using one or other equipment and software.

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Equipment for 360º Spherical panorama The best

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The functionality of the TrueVirtualTours website allows photographers to add tags of the equipment and software that they used to create their work. Thanks to this, you can see examples of spherical panoramas that were shot using, for example, a certain drone or a certain new model of a 360-degree camera. By comparing the quality of panoramas, you can decide which camera, lens, or drone should be used in order to achieve your goals. 

Open the section below and select equipment type to see examples of work.

When placing panoramas with us, indicate the tags of the equipment and software that you used for shooting. This will allow more users to see your work. It also helps new photographers decide which hardware and software are best to use. 

Add your best 360 ° spherical panoramas, tag equipment, accessories, and software, compare and explore the work of other photographers, improve your works!

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Equipment for 360º

How to shoot a panorama from hands without a panoramic head?

Many novice photographers have probably seen interactive panoramas on the Internet where they can spin and see everything around them. Often such content is called 3d panoramas.

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Rylo 360° camera review: My experience in shooting 360° spherical panoramas

Rylo positions itself as an action camera with unsurpassed stabilization of 360° video. For me, one of the important indicators was the possibility of shooting 360° spherical panoramas in the resolution of 6000x3000. After more than six months of use, I can share how satisfied I am with the capabilities of the camera and whether the camera has met my expectations.

Best 360 cameras for virtual tours in 2019

Overview, comparison of cameras for shooting in 360 panoramas with examples of panoramas and virtual tours. The main characteristics for comparison are the resolution / number of effective pixels / the ability to manually set the exposure, ISO / save to RAW.

DSLR and 360 camera. What is better for shooting virtual 3D interior tours?

DSLR and 360 camera. What is better for shooting virtual 3D interior tours?

Shooting spherical panoramas with a mirror / mirrorless camera.

Short instruction for shooting spherical panoramas.

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Soundtrack virtual tour / panorama

One of the possibilities of the TrueVirtualTours service is the ability to add sound accompaniment both for the virtual tour in general and for individual panoramas.

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Spherical panorama

What is a 360-degree panorama?

360-degree panorama (virtual 3D/VR tour) is one of the types of panoramic photography.

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How to shoot a panorama from hands without a panoramic head?

Many novice photographers have probably seen interactive panoramas on the Internet where they can spin and see everything around them. Often such content is called 3d panoramas.

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Criteria for assessing the quality of the panorama

These criteria quibble as much as the user sees, because the tours / panoramas checked by these criteria claim to be included in the “Best” category, which means they have to undergo a rather strict quality check.

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Rylo 360° camera review: My experience in shooting 360° spherical panoramas

Rylo positions itself as an action camera with unsurpassed stabilization of 360° video. For me, one of the important indicators was the possibility of shooting 360° spherical panoramas in the resolution of 6000x3000. After more than six months of use, I can share how satisfied I am with the capabilities of the camera and whether the camera has met my expectations.

Quality criteria for 360° panorama - unnecessary elements in the panorama

Are there any elements in your 360 ° panorama that interfere with viewings, such as logos, a tripod, a photographer (if it is not part of the panorama), a shadow or a reflection of a tripod or photographer in a panorama? If so, then this affects the quality of the panorama. Next, we consider examples of unsuccessful examples of extraneous elements in the panorama. By avoiding this you will improve your work!

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Best 360 cameras for virtual tours in 2019

Overview, comparison of cameras for shooting in 360 panoramas with examples of panoramas and virtual tours. The main characteristics for comparison are the resolution / number of effective pixels / the ability to manually set the exposure, ISO / save to RAW.

TrueVitualTours - real virtual tours and spherical panoramas - about the project

Publish your spherical panoramas in resolutions up to 65500 pixels, spherical video up to 500 MB, combine panoramas and videos in virtual tours, create your portfolio, and even a website on your domain.

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The ability to hide the logo and control buttons in the panorama

Added the ability to hide the logo and control buttons in the panorama.

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What is a 360-degree panorama?

360-degree panorama (virtual 3D/VR tour) is one of the types of panoramic photography.

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How to shoot a panorama from hands without a panoramic head?

Many novice photographers have probably seen interactive panoramas on the Internet where they can spin and see everything around them. Often such content is called 3d panoramas.

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Rylo 360° camera review: My experience in shooting 360° spherical panoramas

Rylo positions itself as an action camera with unsurpassed stabilization of 360° video. For me, one of the important indicators was the possibility of shooting 360° spherical panoramas in the resolution of 6000x3000. After more than six months of use, I can share how satisfied I am with the capabilities of the camera and whether the camera has met my expectations.

Best 360 cameras for virtual tours in 2019

Overview, comparison of cameras for shooting in 360 panoramas with examples of panoramas and virtual tours. The main characteristics for comparison are the resolution / number of effective pixels / the ability to manually set the exposure, ISO / save to RAW.

DSLR and 360 camera. What is better for shooting virtual 3D interior tours?

DSLR and 360 camera. What is better for shooting virtual 3D interior tours?

How to create a virtual 3D tour? Step-by-step instruction

The order is as follows: 1) upload to the site spherical panoramas from which you plan to create a virtual tour; 2) from the list of uploaded panoramas add each panorama to the virtual tour (Add to 3D tour link); 3) open the created virtual tour, edit the panorama order, select the main panorama, set transition points (tunnels).

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How to animate a panoramic photo

Some users to whom I sent links to view panoramic photos could not at first figure out how to properly rotate the panorama around me, or at first did not realize that the wheel could zoom in or out the scene.  For such cases, the True Virtual Tours website has a Video Editor feature. In case of its application, before the user who opened the panorama by the link, the script of the "flyby" invented by you immediately starts. That is, the camera rotates or focuses as you yourself previously configured. Thus, you helped our customer to quickly examine the space around "himself" in a panoramic picture and at the same time encouraged him to think that he could perform the same actions with the help of the mouse buttons or the wheel.

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Shooting spherical panoramas with a mirror / mirrorless camera.

Short instruction for shooting spherical panoramas.

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