Post Processing

Trim to 360 degrees

If you're capturing in a continuous rotation in burst/video mode, you will likely end up with more than 360 degrees worth of photos. Before converting and uploading, you need to ensure that the photo set contains the exact amount of photos to cover a 360 degree circle. Assuming you have a precise rotator, you should be able to just pick the First Frame index that is after the acceleration phase, and then just count to find the last frame. Ie. If you're capturing at 6 FPS with 1 RPM rotation across 400 degrees, and you determine that a safe First Frame is the 10th photo due to acceleration, you can calculate the End Frame = (First Frame + (FPS * 60 / RPM) - 1) In this example that would be 369.

Color and Exposure Edits

Make any edits you'd like in your favorite photo editor (Lightroom, Aperture, etc.)

Convert to Equirectangular

After your capture is complete, you'll need to batch convert the entire photo set into Equirectangular projection (and optionally correct any lens distortion). You're welcome to use any traditional stitching programs such as PTGui, Hugin, or Autopano, but remember you won't be using the actual stitching functions of these programs. You're simply changing the projection to Equirectangular and setting the output FOV to correspond to the maximum of the horizontal and vertical FOV captured. See the lens calibration section for a walkthrough of creating a project/lens template so that the process can become an easy 3 click workflow.

Fisheye Vs. Equirectangular

In the example above note that the Equirectangular output FOV is set to 180 x 180 degrees.