Good Day all,
I remember a while ago there was a camera on the Kolor store called gyro......something. Has anyone got one of these for sale or know where i can buy one, or just post a link to one please.
I know the quality is not great but i have a client that is looking for a large scale job with this sort of quality.
I look forward to your response.
I tested the Theta just for fun. The quality is poor anbd definitely not acceptable for commercial work. Far away from the GoPro`s quality. Tons of stitch-errors inside rooms due to the construction, too low resolution.
If you want to saitsfy your client: buy a mid-class dslr or a mirrorless camera and put a good fisheye on it. 5 - 7 shots for a complete sphere
which you can build a completly automated stitching and rendering workflow for.
This all takes no longer than using a Theta and needing hours and hours of editing each pano.
Thinking "the client don´t want or need better quality" . . is a big mistake. Maybe he states that before he sees the first results. But when you present him bad quality he will not be happy about it - no matter what he said before.
So: if you do panos anyway - make them in good acceptable quality. Doing things in bad quality always
is a dead end road.
The Theta is a fun-device, a toy. If you want to make money with panorama-shooting: buy a device which provides acceptable quality.
There´s no cheap way doing it with one shot at all. The "cheapest" one-shot solution is a rig of 6 GoPros. But you need to take in account very much work with stitching and editing when you use them when you have objects in close AND far distances at the sae time and you run into big troubkes shooting in rooms of average sizes.
So again: buy a mid-class DSLR or mirrorless camera, a good fisheye lens and a good manual NPP-head. 6 - 7 shots and you´re done.
Stitching can be automated to some extent then.
Useless to produce garbage just because teh camera is cheap i mean . .
best and good luck, Klaus
PS: the reputation of panorama-photography is getting lower and lower. Because of more and more
cheaply made work flooding the web. This will lead to a state you can´t earn good money wioth it anymore.
The only way to make acceptable profit is producing excellent quality and having a good taste whith visualizing the client´s project.