Good action to make Kolor part of the solution.
I am now charging the Heros to make some shots using the different mounting holes.
Have no idea if it helps but i guess it is worth a shot.
Twan - those rigs are designed to be used for video. Here using multiple cameras is the only way to do
360x180° in good quality at a more or less moderate price.
They´re NOT designed for substituting "conventional" ways of shooting interactive panoramas.
So if your aim is shooting "conventional" panoramas: use a "conventional" rig of ONE good DSLR with
a good lens mounted on a good panoramic head instead and learn how to use it.
I can understand that the idea is attractive to shoot a panorama with only ONE shot.
But it makes no sense at all as long as you do not have very crowded places and/or
shooting 360x180° video.
IF you want to stick to this way further you´d need to invest VERY much time in postproduction.
In the end you´ll very unlikely have big advantage in shooting it as ONE shot.
As i said in my first answer: those rigs run into issues with higher resolutions and still-images.
Why? Because higher resolutions and still images need to be shot much more precisely.
The rigs and the GoPros cannot provide this kind of precision - not even when you invest hours and hours
of editing the CPs and/or placing the images manually.
You stated to be new to this. Take my advise and use the gear which suits a task best. In case you need to shoot
interactive panoramas indoors or on other rather close distances for real estate or so a rig of GoPros definitely is
the wrong way to go.
Thanks for your expert opinion, it is very valuable information.
For us, coming from the digital printing world and automation, the GoPro's looked the best way to start.
As I see now, and hearing the opinions from different experienced people, you can second guess that conclusion.
We expected that video would be much more of a problem, a 360 panorama could be 7 frames out of a video.
What we definitely not want is "If the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems look like a nail" approach.
On the other hand you have something like "In die beschränkung zeigt sich der Meister", we translate that freely to figure out where the real constraints are.
The fact that PTGui does a much better job gives me hope that this should also be feasible in Autopano, in that I totally agree with Destiny.
At the end of the (business) day these are tools that should enable all of us to stay in business.
Maybe Kolor can respond to this topic and give us there opinion?