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HDR Best Practice

by panoheader » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:50 pm

Hi everybody!

I have a few questions regarding the use of HDR images with Panotour Pro:

Right now, I am using a circular fisheye lens and I am shooting 3 exposures in 4 directions. This gives me 12 images for each panorama.

I would like to hear your approach for using multiple exposures with Panotour Pro.

1. Do you blend the different exposures into one image file before or after stitching?

2. What software do you guys use to blend the exposures?

3. What software do you use to stitch the images?

4. I would love to automate the blending and stitching process as much as possible. Any recommendations? :-)

I own Photoshop CC, Lightroom and Autopano Pro (which I am not really familiar with, though). I am also about to purchase Panotour Pro really soon.

Thanks!

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Re: HDR Best Practice

by anykill » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:06 pm

Hi!!!
Which lens you use?
I did mine with Canon 60D with magic lantern and rokinon 8mm
To make the hdr, for me the best software is - www.sns-hdr.com, it have batch process, its slow... but the results are in my opinion the best, not so dramatic like photomatix
the resuls is more realistic than the others for me...

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Re: HDR Best Practice

by panoheader » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:10 pm

Hi!

Thanks a lot for your response! I am using a Canon 5D III with the 8-15mm f/4L lens.

Do you stitch the images before or after blending them together? Or does the software take care of the blending and stitching all by itself?

Thanks!

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Re: HDR Best Practice

by mediavets » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:20 pm

panoheader wrote:Hi!

Thanks a lot for your response! I am using a Canon 5D III with the 8-15mm f/4L lens.

Do you stitch the images before or after blending them together? Or does the software take care of the blending and stitching all by itself?

Thanks!

Autopano Giga (APG) can process bracketed exporures during the stitch and render process, but many people prefer to process bracketed exposures using third-party software, such as Photomatix, before stitching with APP/APG.

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Re: HDR Best Practice

by panoheader » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:38 pm

Hi mediavets,

thanks for the info! I will take a look at the Autopano capabilities and Photomatix then.

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Re: HDR Best Practice

by mediavets » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:07 pm

panoheader wrote:Hi mediavets,

thanks for the info! I will take a look at the Autopano capabilities and Photomatix then.

Autopano Pro supports 'automatic exposure fusion', Autopano Giga adds 'customisable exposure fusion' and the ability to produce .HDR files.

Photomatix is not the only HDR/exposure fusion software available.


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