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Autopano Video - Use cases


Autopano Video is a versatile software than can be used in many differents cases. 360 videos can be captured using just a single camera and making multiple shots or using several cameras recording at the same time.
Video stitching starts from two sources: two videos, or one video and one static image. You don't need to cover the whole sphere, you can use Autopano Video to produce wide-angle videos, for example.
There are different 360 video rigs on the market, based on D-SLR or sport cameras (mainly GoPros). The only thing you need to be able to stitch videos is, obviously, an overlapping area between your sources.
Let's illustrate with a quick array of usages:


GoPro Rig or multiple cameras / D-SLR

See full tutorial
Unsynced Single Camera / D-SLR

See Tutorial
Unsynced Single Camera / D-SLR

See Tutorial
Livepano mode

Part of Panotour Pro 2 documentation
Hardware setup GoPro rig, or any rig that allows to put cameras together Any standard setup for still image VR can be used. Any standard setup for still image VR can be used. Any standard setup for still image VR can be used.
Use cases Typically for action sport where everything needs to be captured at the same time. As videos were recorded separately, it can only be used with fixed camera. As videos were recorded separately, it can only be used with fixed camera. As videos were recorded separately, it can only be used with fixed camera.
Parallax Always. You are not at the nodal point, so you will have parallax with this setup. No, you can be at the nodal point No, you can be at the nodal point No, you can be at the nodal point


Synchronization Camera needs to be synchronized NA as videos were shot at different time NA as videos were shot at different time NA as videos were shot at different time
Input format Videos Videos Videos and still images Videos and still images
Outputs 360° video 360° video 360° video HTML5 website
Software used Autopano + AV / AVP Autopano + AV / AVP Autopano + AV / AVP Autopano + PTP2 + Livepano
How to play the output GoPro VR Player GoPro VR Player GoPro VR Player Any browser









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