ThreesixtyVR captures panoramic images using the latest digital photographic equipment; A Nikon D200 Dslr capturing 10m pixel frames. Some of the earlier work on this site was captured using a Canon G5 with a wide angle conversion lens and a home made panoramic bracket.
When combined with an extreme wide angle lens this allows a full 360° image to be created from a minimum of 8 images.
The camera is mounted on a 'panoramic head' which allows the camera to 'spin' around the entrance pupil of the lens. This ensures perfect alignment when compiling the finished images.
The resulting batches of photographs are stiched together to create very high quality uncompressed '.tiff' master files, which can be 10,000 x 5,000 [50 million] pixels or greater in size. Very large prints, full of detail, can easily be made fom these files.
The master images are then optimised, sometimes including HDR processing where appropriate, then resized, optimised again and processed ready for display using the various on-line viewing technologies.