With the surge of decent 360º cameras, we get asked a lot how to best stitch the images they take. The answer is: Use the stitching software that these cameras come with. Why? Well, every camera provider develops his own stitching app that works exclusively (and therefore perfectly) with the exact values of their respective camera. The provider knows every parameter of the camera, which will make their stitching perfect.

Stitcher 4, however, is a generic Stitching program, designed to be working with images taken with almost any DSLR camera and lens type, model and make. It will most likely not work with images taken with a 360º camera. So for that you’ll need to use their own software. Rather than focus on improving the stitch of cameras that already bring their own (free) stitching programs, we decided to focus on improving the publisher part to make sure we deliver the best virtual tour maker. And don’t worry, you’ll still be able to create the special panorama types announced with our stitcher!

 

Then how do I create unique 3DVista Panorama types, such as the adaptive HDR Panorama?

Let us explain with the example of an Insta360 camera:
 
  1. Shoot the same panorama with 3 different exposure levels.
  2. Stitch the images using Insta360 studio (which you can download for free from their site)
  3. Once you get the panoramas, name the files 1.jpg, 2.jpg. and 3.jpg (from darkest to lightest) and put them all in one zip file. You can then import this file in VT PRO as an adaptive HDR panorama.

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